Increase G1 Battery Capacity With Seidio’s Extended Battery Upgrade

If you’re tired of having to recharge your G1 battery every few hours then take a look at this extended battery from Seidio.

This rather bulky battery upgrade comes complete with a replacement cover bringing you a whopping 2600mAh capacity compared to the G1′s standard 1150mAh capacity.

With so many G1 owners looking for ways to improve their handset’s lacklustre battery performance, this extended battery replacement might just be the key.

For hints and tips on getting the most out of your G1′s standard battery life have a read through this forum thread: HTC G1 Battery life

[via CrunchGear.com]

  • http://soniccagedome.com Mike Taylor

    Damn! That G1 has some junk in the trunk. I’m not that desperate to get extended battery life. The phone is big enough already!

  • http://blog.tenkely.net Tenkely

    I don’t think it is too thick, yeah the phone is big already but it does a lot of things and has a lot of features, so that was kind of expected. I think it would be worth beefing up the size of the phone if I could use it like it was meant to be used with out it dying in 6 hours or less!

  • http://gmail.com Martin

    T -mobile should have given us a choice when making the g1 available. A simple choice a of a spare battery or a high capicity batery. We learned quite bit early about 3G’S battery consumption with the Apple iphone and t-mobile blew it. They gave us a perfect phone with GPS capable progams all the way to budgeting programs thay a

  • http://gmail.com Martin

    T -mobile should have given us a choice when making the G1 available. A simple choice a of a spare battery or a high capicity batery. We learned quite early about 3G’S battery consumption with the Apple iphone and t-mobile blew it. They gave us a perfect phone with GPS capable progams all the way to budgeting programs that truly rocks. Great phone NO doubt but the Company could not pull it off. I ain’t going anywhere. Certainly a happy customer.

  • http://androidtwit.com AndroidFreak

    Too bulky for me, i would love to have a spare battey tho, something i dreamt for my iPhone :)

  • Trev Reds

    An ass that big is grounds for divorce!

  • PacoBell

    Heh, I got a battery that big from Seidio for my AT&T Tilt and I’m somewhat glad I did. It makes this power-hungry device bearable. Too bad the double-cell package causes WinMo to prematurely shut down the handset because it doesn’t recognize the second cell. I hope this won’t be the case with Android.

  • Trev Reds

    Anyone see the Fommy.com website selling 1600 mAh batteries for the G1?
    That’s a 40% increase in power over the stock battery.
    I am leaning toward getting one soon.

  • Ben Wade

    3 DAYS! I just got the Seidio battery and I’m happy! the phone now lasts three days between charges with a good amount of use. I can leave all the features on and not have to worry about being able to make phone calls. The battery makes the G1 a lot bigger, but doesn’t add any perceptible weight. If they wanted this to be perfect, they should have made the battery shaped like a hat, with the head part fitting down into the battery compartment, and the “brim” taking up the whole back of the phone. Then the battery could have been bigger, OR the back wouldn’t have to add so much depth to the phone. Maybe that can’t be done. But 3 days!!!! Yahoo!!

  • PacoBell

    Just to let you know, I mentioned previously I got the largest capacity battery from Seidio for my AT&T Tilt. It also came with a custom battery cover like the one displayed here. I wouldn’t say that the construction is crap, but the plastic does indeed feel flimsy and a couple of the retaining hooks have already broken off in the course of normal wear and tear. Even when it was whole, it was way too easy for the cover to simply pop with the slightest nudging because the dimensions of the hooks were not precise enough. Hopefully, this won’t be the case for you, Ben, but please do write back with you experience in the next few days! ^_^

  • Tim

    I ordered this battery a couple days ago. First, it does make the phone a bit bigger, but i found that it is easier to use and handle. Also, the back cover that it comes with is slightly a different color black. It does make the phone a little quieter also because the speaker isnt flush with the back anymore. The battery lasts MUCCHH longer now, and that is the main concern for me. I’m overall pretty happy with it.

  • Tim

    P.S. there is also no protection over the lens of the camera with the new back cover. It is just open to dust and dirt can get inside the phone.

  • PacoBell

    Tim, that really isn’t as big of a deal as you might think. The lens, like on all HTC phones, is sealed pretty well against contamination. At most, the surface of the lens will just get a bit dirty, but a quick swipe with a proper cleaning cloth should solve that. Plus, the raised cavity should protect the lens from most abrasive objects (aside from sand, etc.). Anyway, just FYI. Enjoy your purchase! ^_^

  • Ben Wade

    Update: I still love the battery. I keep GPS on all the time and use Locale to manage turning Wifi on and off. The phone is so much more useful now. BTW, try the NEW locale, it lets you set up WHO can call WHEN, as well as WHERE you are when they’re allowed to “ring-thru.”

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  • justin

    @mark. Who cares about real estate??? This thread is on this huge a$$ battery for the G1. Not your need of an assistant to wipe up after you in the bathroom ;)