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This is how I solved my Droid Charge’s poor battery life issue

If you’re having issues with your Droid Charge only making it half-way through the day, I highly recommend this product. It’s saved me on several occasions, it cost me barely anything, and now I can play games and use my 4G all day without worrying about saving my battery life for calls, texts, and emergency situations.

First you will need one or two spare batteries. I purchased mine through Amazon, hassle-free, and have included links to the products on this blog.

Samsung EB504465IZBSTD Standard Battery

I only recommend purchasing OEM Samsung batteries for your Droid, but there are options out there for off-brand, non-Samsung batteries that have more capacity than the OEM battery does(1600maH). I have included some examples of extended battery options at the end of this post.

Next, you will need a spare battery charger. This will charge your dead battery while you use the charged battery. Having this is essential to keeping your phone charged throughout the day, 24/7.

Samsung Verizon DROID CHARGE SCH-i510 Battery Charger with Stand (ET-CGPK001GSTA)

And that’s it. If you choose to buy two batteries (which brings your battery count up to 3, assuming you still have the original battery), you will have one being used in your phone, and you can carry one(or two) in your pocket/purse and leave the other battery charging at home. If you choose to buy one battery, bringing your total batteries to two, make sure you switch out the battery at night or when it is close to dying. The best thing about these batteries is that they’re super lightweight and very small, I rarely even notice it in my pocket.

Remember, the best way to “train” a new battery for maximum charge capacity and longer life, is to charge it completely and then let the battery die completely, and repeat for at least the first five uses.

I can assure you this is the exact method I used for my Charge and I could not be happier with the results. I’ve had this set up for a couple months now, and I have yet to experience a situation where I am completely out of battery life. And the best part? It all cost less than $35. That’s a bargain for the use I am getting out of it. Outsmart your smartphone and experience the full potential of your Charge!

Another option is to purchase an extended-life battery. These batteries are larger and come with a special battery cover door. These batteries have a capacity of 3500maH, as opposed to the OEM’s 1600maH capacity. The only problem with these larger batteries is that most phone cases will not fit. Be sure to read available customer reviews on non-Samsung brand batteries that you may consider purchasing.

Trexcell Samsung Droid Charge i510 3500mah Extended Battery + Cover

These two extended battery replacements are nearly identical, same capacity and price, and they both received great customer reviews.

Hyperion Samsung Droid Charge i510 3500mAh Extended Battery + Back Cover

I hope this blog helps with your Droid Charge battery life issues. Power to the Droid People.

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