The standard battery that comes with the Thunderbolt stinks and I do not want to purchase the existing extended battery with the larger profile.
Does anyone have any idea as to if/when HTC has any plans to release a high-powered battery with the same small footprint as the standard?
i doubt it will happen. seido makes a 1600mah that will fit. however, that's not much more juice and seido gets mixed reviews as to the accuracy of what they sell (they seem to run out of juice over time). i'm afraid you will be stuck with the stock battery or the one that bulks up the phone. if you're in a 4g network, i would turn off the 4g radio and see what you get. i went from 2 hours of use and 6-8 hours of standby.....to 3+hours of actual use and 15+ hours of standby time. i now just leave it on 3g and only turn on 4g when i need to stream video or download a large file.
When I first got the phone I was getting maybe 3.5 hours until the battery completely died. I found that if you go to Accounts & Sync under the Settings icon and turn off Background Data, you will get MUCH better battery life.
On a full charge I am getting about a day and a half of battery life. You're email and messages will all still update, it just tells the phone not to constantly update all of your news feeds and such whenever it wants. You'll be able to keep the 4G service (which is why most of us bought the phone in the first place, right?) and be able to use the phone all day without having to worry about charging the phone every 5 minutes. The only issue I have found with turning off the Background Data is that the Market will not work without it, but I just turn it back on while searching for Apps and then turn it back off when i am done.
Hope that helps
I have the Seidio 1600 extended battery and don't think much of it. I reverted back to the stock HTC supplied battery and it actually lasts longer than the Seidio does under my usage behavior.
I disconnect the charger off the phone in the morning (about 8AM), and plug in back in late at night (about 11 PM) with the battery indicator still showing a half charge. The stock battery really sucked when I initially got the phone, but seems to have "stabilized" after fifty or so charge cycles now.
If you want/need an extended battery, I would skip the Seidio 1600 and go directly with either HTC's or Seidio's "humpback" 2700 battery. Sure, it kills the profile of the phone, but one has to decide if phone aesthetics are more important than battery performance.
Just my personal experience/opinion.
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