Would you rather have a chunkier phone and more battery?

I know I would! :o)

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matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 13, 2011 at 16:20

In a word, yes. I'd happily have a phone the size of the evo 3D, but instead of the added bulk being made up of pointless, pretty crap, 3D technology. I want the added bulk to be a massive battery.

MDrX  Sep. 13, 2011 at 16:47

I wouldn't like a chunky phone with a 4 inch screen. That's too big. Something the size of the iPhone 3G is about as large as I'd go. If the screen size goes up then thickness has to reduced for me. My suspicious pocket bulge days are over.

blizzard7  Sep. 13, 2011 at 17:01

I fit into the third case. I think an EVO 3D is a pretty ugly design and too chunky. The iPhone 3GS has a too small screen.

The rumoured HTC Sensation 2/ Special Edition has an 11.5 mm thick body, I think that's the maximum I'd stretch to.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 13, 2011 at 17:24

I agree with both of you in a way. The iPhone 3GS has a to small screen but is about the limit of the thickness I'd want to have. I didn't mean I liked the evo 3D, it's ugly as sin imo, it was just the first fat phone that came to mind :p. On the other hand, I see MDrX's point about thickness having to decrease with screen size...an iphone 3gs thickness phone with a 4.3inch screen would weigh a ton...

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 13, 2011 at 17:28

I'd happilly take a 4 incher with 14mm for battery improvement and a USB port ;)

Treab  Sep. 13, 2011 at 18:33

apparently theirs a new type of battery with a sort of jelly which remains small but with alot of juice...


hopefully they will be on the market soonish... :D

blizzard7  Sep. 13, 2011 at 18:50

I will eat my own watch if you see a "Jelly Battery" product before 2013. So many technologies get hyped up, then never make it to a point where it can be mass-produced or reach profitability.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 13, 2011 at 18:51

I doubt we'll see this anytime soon. It's only in very early R&D.
Also, as always, there is a great chance it'll be bought up by a defense organisation - the way many kinetic batteries have gone...disappeared.

Treab  Sep. 13, 2011 at 18:54

pessimists.... :P

blizzard7  Sep. 13, 2011 at 18:56

The battery is definitely half-empty :p

Treab  Sep. 13, 2011 at 19:03

i know i shouldn't laugh but i did...

louiselouise  Sep. 13, 2011 at 20:17

Yes..the obsession with aesthetics over practicality is ridiculous(as far as smartphone battery power's concerned).
Went from years of Sony Ericsson dumbphones that lasted a few days, even after regular headphone listening..to a Desire HD that struggles to last a day. A Micro USB cable goes everywhere with me.
We all have to be patient and put up with it..!

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 13, 2011 at 20:23

yep, I'm the same, louiselouise...

Weird - my other half still has a HTC HD2 - 4.3'' screen, chunky, bloaty winmo 6.5...it lasts longer than any Android I used this year.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 13, 2011 at 21:13

Jan, do you know how many MA/h the HD2's battery is :)?

CTPAHHIK  Sep. 14, 2011 at 08:09

I prefer to take external battery when I need my phone for more than a day without charge. Would not be willing to sacrifice space for battery.

smiff2  Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:42

absolutely. there's no reason we cant do this now with any phone with removable back, someone just needs to make a new battery cover for that phone with a bulge, preferably based around an existing larger battery with the correct footprint.

iampav  Sep. 15, 2011 at 08:03

I hate that manufacturers fill phones, jammed-pack with headline grabbing features, yet to get the phone to last a day all but basic function has to be ditches. They even build widgets in to quickly do so.
For me, function is important but I don't want to be draining the planet's oil just because I read the news on my phone for half an hour and left it synching socially all day (email, fbook, etc).
I've just purchased a higher capacity (1550mah) battery for my Desire HD - here's hoping it improves things. Likewise my missus wisely sports a HD2, which seems to bank battery resources for all-day & night. My old n97 for its many, many faults - battery wasn't one. Stunning.

CTPAHHIK  Sep. 15, 2011 at 08:05

Let me know, if battery is better. I have Desire HD and would not mind a higher capacity battery.

iampav  Sep. 15, 2011 at 08:12

Definitely, received from eBay yesterday for 5 quid new. Seemed worth a shot!

iampav  Sep. 17, 2011 at 22:18

Honestly, can't say it's better. Brand is 'G5' I think. Possibly worse performance, if you can believe it. That said, going to persist with it this week - might be conditioning.

CTPAHHIK  Sep. 19, 2011 at 08:34

It's worth a try. You might get lucky.

louiselouise  Sep. 20, 2011 at 21:29

Beware! Read on androidforums..these high capacity Desire HD batteries are rebadged lower capacity batteries. At best you'll get the same capacity (you can get an idea by using something like Battery Indicator Pro). At worst, it won't last as long as the HTC one.

I carry a cheapie spare in my purse in case of emergencies. And my trusty MicroUSB cable (sighs).

louiselouise  Sep. 20, 2011 at 21:34

Some of the standard *Desire* higher capacity batteries come with a new back casing to allow for the added bulk, and seem to get good reviews.

Mugen were going to bring out an HD high capacity battery but it got canned for some reason: http://androidforums.com/desire-hd-accessories/212298-mugen-bringing-out-larger-capacity-battery.html


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