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For less than £8 ($5) you can these extension batteries for the GS II (something samsung/android are nice enough to allow its paying customers to do) and it comes with it's own back casing.
This then gives you 3-4 days of normal use (with 4g +gps off) 2-2.5 days of normal (with 4g + gps on) and will last 9 hours with everything on, full brightness, while listening to music and playing Order & Chaos non stop without needing chargin biggrin.gif
I'd love to see iPhone 4S last more than 3 hours under that last scenarios load, and the best thing is, although the extra large battery adds some depth to the SG II, it actually makes it the exact same depth as the iPhone 4.
If you don't use it for anything other than checking texts and leave it in idle most of the time it will last more than 7 days, I know this because that's how I used it when I went abroad for a week and forgot my charger. It was still alive when I touched back down in the UK and got home to plug it in.
I know apple fans moan that you are having to spend more money to get this bigger battery, but it's money we choose to spend because we were given the choice too.

u sure that battery's legit?

Doesn't say Seidio or Mugen on it, i'm weary of this...
     
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For less than £8 ($5) you can these extension batteries for the GS II (something samsung/android are nice enough to allow its paying customers to do) and it comes with it's own back casing.
This then gives you 3-4 days of normal use (with 4g +gps off) 2-2.5 days of normal (with 4g + gps on) and will last 9 hours with everything on, full brightness, while listening to music and playing Order & Chaos non stop without needing chargin biggrin.gif
I'd love to see iPhone 4S last more than 3 hours under that last scenarios load, and the best thing is, although the extra large battery adds some depth to the SG II, it actually makes it the exact same depth as the iPhone 4.
If you don't use it for anything other than checking texts and leave it in idle most of the time it will last more than 7 days, I know this because that's how I used it when I went abroad for a week and forgot my charger. It was still alive when I touched back down in the UK and got home to plug it in.
I know apple fans moan that you are having to spend more money to get this bigger battery, but it's money we choose to spend because we were given the choice too.

u sure that battery's legit?

Doesn't say Seidio or Mugen on it, i'm weary of this...

I'd stay farrrr FAR away from that one. I bought an extended battery for my HD2 (don't have my HD2 anymore) from eBay and I'm LUCKY that I once dropped my phone and the battery cover came off. The battery was bulged all around and it may have exploded had I kept using it.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 11/29/11 at 12:28pm
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post #203 of 234
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I'd stay farrrr FAR away from that one. I bought an extended battery for my HD2 (don't have my HD2 anymore) from eBay and I'm LUCKY that I once dropped my phone and the battery cover came off. The battery was bulged all around and it may have exploded had I kept using it.

Yeah, not too sure about that one.

I don't know what they offer as far as extended life batteries for the SGS2, but I bought a BH6X for my Droid X2 and I've gone up to three days without recharging it. I like being able to change the battery if I want. I still have the old battery and a wall charger for it so if it does get draied I can just swap out the battery for a fresh one in seconds.

Can't do that with an iPhone.
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So that means you don't like all of the Apple ads that they have been running for years?
...and "the two phones have so much more similarities than differences"?
That's because Samsung didn't go as far as to show that their phone has a fully integrated turn by turn GPS system built in that makes Garmin and Tom Tom look sad, or that you can upgrade you storage capacity greatly with a 32gb MicroSD card, or that you can use the built in Bluetooth to do things like transfer files between phone, PC, tablet etc or do things like stream media audio from the Samsung to just about any Bluetooth devise, including car stereos. Not just use it for hands free calling. Or that you can completely customize all five of your home screens with extremely useful widgets instead of just having a bunch of icons. They also didn't show that you can change the battery yourself or even buy a higher capacity battery... I put one in my Droid X2 that will last for about three days.
Maybe they should start showing more of what Android can actually do in their commercials. It irritates me when I see friends choose iPhone over Droid because they really don't know what Android is capable of. Case in point, one of friends told me the other day that she is getting the iPhone because she likes taking photos. She apparently hasn't seen what some of the new Droids can do.

That's kind of exactly the point? Most everyone that doesn't like this ad doesn't like it because it takes pot shots at people (ie: potential customers) rather than Apple, or the iPhone, and completely fails to tell us any of the above, which is much more likely to sell the phone. Insulting potential customers is not, no matter how 'witty' or amusing said insult is.
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u sure that battery's legit?
Doesn't say Seidio or Mugen on it, i'm weary of this...
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Yeah, not too sure about that one.
I don't know what they offer as far as extended life batteries for the SGS2, but I bought a BH6X for my Droid X2 and I've gone up to three days without recharging it. I like being able to change the battery if I want. I still have the old battery and a wall charger for it so if it does get draied I can just swap out the battery for a fresh one in seconds.
Can't do that with an iPhone.

I got one from the very same guy about 4 months ago when I got the phone and it's been fantastic and reliable so far. So I took the plunge and say it's worth it but like everything there maybe a risk. It's having the choose to choose thats the main thing biggrin.gif
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That's kind of exactly the point? Most everyone that doesn't like this ad doesn't like it because it takes pot shots at people (ie: potential customers) rather than Apple, or the iPhone, and completely fails to tell us any of the above, which is much more likely to sell the phone. Insulting potential customers is not, no matter how 'witty' or amusing said insult is.

The ad mentions a bigger screen, and 4g just off the top of my head.
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The ad mentions a bigger screen, and 4g just off the top of my head.

It also mentions that it's magnificent, and that the next big thing is already here.
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Motorola Photon 4G... Nuff said.
    
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Motorola Photon 4G... Nuff said.

Motorola, 'nuff said.

That said, slower CPU/GPU, worse screen, not as thin.
    
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