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Can using a replacement, non-original battery in the HTC Desire HD void your warranty?

Most Useful Answer CTPAHHIK  May. 26, 2011 at 13:35

No, battery does not affect phone warranty.

I highly recommend to spend more and get original OEM battery as it will result in longer life between charges and last longer overall. I'm sure that original battery is best one money can buy.

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fishoutofwater  May. 26, 2011 at 10:46

...and I suppose the next question is whether or not it is worth getting a higher capacity battery in the first place, or whether even a higher capacity battery wouldn't give much improved battery life over the HTC-made original?

CTPAHHIK  May. 26, 2011 at 13:35

No, battery does not affect phone warranty.

I highly recommend to spend more and get original OEM battery as it will result in longer life between charges and last longer overall. I'm sure that original battery is best one money can buy.

CTPAHHIK  May. 26, 2011 at 13:43

louiselouise  May. 26, 2011 at 14:13

Apparently the higher capacity batteries are rebadged lower capacity ones..according to androidforums. I bought a supposed higher capacity battery, 1600mAh.

Testing it alongside my HTC battery's stats (with Battery Indicator Pro), it was exactly the same.

fishoutofwater  May. 26, 2011 at 14:18

Thanks both.

CTPAHHIK... I don't have my HTC yet (arrives today!) but I was just wondering whether it was worth trying to get a battery with a supposed longer life - I heard battery life is pretty poor. I don't particularly need a replacement but thank you very much for finding the link.

CTPAHHIK  May. 26, 2011 at 14:24

Yes, battery life is poor and phone barely makes it through the day. Need to keep a charger around.

HTC (and any other company) will do their best to ship phone with biggest capacity battery possible. If HTC could not fit bigger battery, I'm sure no-one else can. Anyone promising better capacity is trying to sell you rubbish.

fishoutofwater  May. 26, 2011 at 14:44

OK. I thought it might be a bit like my video camera, where Panasonic send it with a special hour-long battery with a view to selling you an 8-hour battery for almost as much as you paid for the camera. I got a huge one on eBay for about £20 that seems to last forever.

In that case, have you seen an improvement since upgrading to Android 2.3 (if you have?).

fishoutofwater  May. 26, 2011 at 14:54

louiselouise  May. 26, 2011 at 15:00

That one is for the original Desire, it won't fit the HD ;)

Mugen were supposedly bringing out an extended life battery for the HD, don't think it ever appeared (?)

CTPAHHIK  May. 26, 2011 at 15:06

That's a much bigger battery (physical size) and it will contain more charge. However, it requires new back cover and increases size of phone. It will last longer than original, if you are willing to live with bigger phone.
You won't find same size battery as original with higher charge.

louiselouise  May. 26, 2011 at 15:13

CTPAHHIK  May. 26, 2011 at 15:23

I found this following your link:
http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/27043-Mugen-HTC-Desire-HD-Battery-Extended-Battery-1500mAh-Reviews.htm

I think it's too expensive. I have one of those and like it:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/TeckNet-Dual-Port-Universal-Incredible-Blackberry/dp/B000NDQ92W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1306419670&sr=8-1

I don't use HTC official ROM. I have this one instead. Very good power management that doubles battery life. You cannot do anything about huge screen - it drains battery very fast. In stand by phone last significantly longer.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=840040

fishoutofwater  May. 26, 2011 at 15:37

Does that ROM void warranty?

CTPAHHIK  May. 26, 2011 at 15:45

Yes, all non-official ROMs will void warranty.

louiselouise  May. 26, 2011 at 15:55

Re your question about Gingerbread (in case you haven't read it already): http://androidforums.com/htc-desire-hd/335982-has-gingerbread-improved-desire-hd-battery-life.html

SIM-Free phones (and Vodaphone it seemed) got the 2.3 first.

fishoutofwater  May. 26, 2011 at 16:55

Brilliant. That thread is good reading. I've taken the plunge on the HD, knowing the battery life isn't great, and have pretty much decided that it will be my life goal to get as much out of it as possible (I'm joking, kind of...).

louiselouise  May. 26, 2011 at 17:27

I carry the spare battery in my purse and the USB cable too (most of the time). Not
ideal but smartphones do munch battery power :|

Gingerbread has helped a bit.

fishoutofwater  May. 27, 2011 at 10:59

Day 1: Forgot to bring my USB charger to work.

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