Help me decide on a battery.

Discussion in 'Motorola Q Accessories' started by Lucky13MN, Feb 1, 2008.

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Please choose:

  1. OEM Extended Battery for $20 shipped. (1640mAH)

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  2. Seidio Extended Battery for $55 shipped. (2100mAH)

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  3. Seidio Extended Battery for $65 shipped. (3200mAH)

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  1. Lucky13MN

    Lucky13MN New Member

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    Help me decide on a battery.

    I like the Q's form factor but still considering the 'Big Bertha' 3200mAH battery just because it's only $10 more than the 2100mAH.

    I'd like to order today, so please vote. :2cool:

    After making this poll I realized another option could be 2 OEM extended batteries.
  2. comptiger5000

    comptiger5000 New Member

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    I have a Q9m with the Seidio 2100, it's a great battery, and the same size as the OEM extended. I would have considered the 3200, but it's a little big, and they don't make a door for it on the Q9.
  3. Lucky13MN

    Lucky13MN New Member

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    Do you think it's worth $35 for the extra ~400 mAH compared to the OEM extended battery?

    That's the only part that's making this decision tough.
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    Lucky, I voted for the middle one b/c I suspect the other one is TOO bulky and the OEM extended battery just doesn't have that much more juice than the original battery.
  5. Lucky13MN

    Lucky13MN New Member

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    Good point... thanks for taking a minute to help out! :2cool:
  6. sulster

    sulster Active Member

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    You bet! Let us know what you decide. I've been eyeing the extended batteries for myself, but my Q is acting funky and I'm not sure if I am going to end up with a Q9... don't know if the batts are interchangeable...
  7. Lucky13MN

    Lucky13MN New Member

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    I'm stuck for another year at least... not a bad phone to be stuck with though, especially once you learn the ins and outs and get the software figured out (what's good and what's junk).

    I bet I wasted over $100 on software I'll never install again. :angry:

    Leaning toward the Seidio 2100 now... I've had mixed results with OEM batteries in the past... some days my Q amazes me with battery life, others it just ticks me off.
  8. sulster

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    ITA about the software. Too bad my replacement Q is acting up now and I'm not sure what to do about it. I really don't want to go drop cash on a Q9m IF Verizon might get the Q9c later... but then again, not being able to hear callers is a bit of a downer...
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    $35 difference!? For me (q9m) it was a $7 difference between OEM extended and Seidio 2100. Shop around a bit for both, see what you find.
  10. Lucky13MN

    Lucky13MN New Member

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    eBay OEM Motorola Q battery - $20 shipped
    Best price I can find on the Seidio is $55 shipped

    A difference of $35

    And both include a color matched door.
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    comptiger5000 New Member

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    Ah, I wasn't including eBay in my pricing.
  12. dukeofbluz

    dukeofbluz New Member

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    If you buy one on ebay , just dont buy it from:

    khb_x
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    eMobile In Hand

    Ive been waiting 8 days with a tracking # that dont work and they wont return my emails.

    Duke

  13. Lucky13MN

    Lucky13MN New Member

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    Actually, I think that was the place... something like $14.99+$5.99 shipping for the battery and gray cover.
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    I have had the 2100 in my Q since last May. I think it was the best $55 I spent on the old Q. If you are looking for more battery life, that OEM one with just a bit more mAh is not going to help very much, IMO. Overall, Seidio makes pretty good products (though they are getting beat up right now on their OEM sized HTC Touch battery). And you will not find Seidio products cheaper anywhere - just buy directly from them.
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    Ended up getting the Seidio 2100mAH battery, thank you for all the input!

    :2cool:
  16. comptiger5000

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    Cool, let us know how you like it!

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