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75 of 79 people found the following review helpful
Heavy user, this battery does the job.
on August 31, 2010
This battery looks and feels lighter than the OEM 1500mAh battery. I was skeptical about it really extending the life of the phone, but after following all the directions about conditioning the battery- it turned out great. On the initial charge, you should leave the phone on charge until the LED turns green, and leave it that was for at least 3 hours. This is a critical step which I feel most reviewers here skipped. I let mine charge all night before use. Then I went through 5 heavy drain and recharge cycles as per the instructions. Now, with normal charging and use, I take the Evo off charge at 6am, and at 7 pm I have between 30 and 40% life left. I am a heavy user, meaning WIFI on all day at work, GPS always on, Youtube for an hour or so, Google maps, LOTS of internet browsing (which is also part of my job and various other things. Additionally it is in a very warm environment, which is tough on batteries. My OEM battery would die everyday at about 3-4pm. If I run the phone hard until it dies on the Seidio battery, I can get about 14 hours of heavy usage from fully charged.
Pros: 40 bucks well spent (although the phone should have included this battery :)
Cons: SHIPPING FROM AMAZON!! It took 3 WEEKS............ WEEKS....... To get it in US Priority Mail. This was AMAZON.COM's fault 100%, as they failed to ship the battery for nearly two weeks after I paid for it. This is NOT excusable. When I called about the problem, I was told I should have paid for better shipping instead of taking advantage of their "Super Saver Shipping." Now why offer a service if the people offering it say that if you use it, you are the lowest priority customer? Thanks for nothing, Amazon.