Google Nexus One with extended battery

I love the Google Nexus One. I don't love its battery life. Sure, its 1400mAh battery (officially rated at 10 hours' talk time on EDGE and 7 hours on 3G) can get me through most of a day, but just barely. And I get a little skittish when I get down to 30 percent or so. The Seidio Innocell 3200mAh extended battery ($69.95 in the Android Central Store) takes care of any fears while adding minimum bulk. Check it out after the break.

First things first: This is a much bigger battery, and thus it takes up more room. It has more than twice the capacity of the stock Nexus One battery, and twice that of its Seidio Innocell 1600mAh little brother (which fits in the stock size). So, it needs a new door. Seidio's is covered in that black soft-touch coating we're fond of. And while it does add some thickness to the phone -- only 6mm -- its curves keep it feeling good in the hand.

 The door fits snugly on the phone -- not as tight as the stock door, but it should be good enough so long as you're not rolling around in sand or something. there are cutouts for the camera, flash, speaker and the rear noise-canceling microphone.

Getting through a full day of use with this battery was a non-issue. Heck, we could probably get through two full days if we really wanted to. All in all, this battery is a must-have if you plan on traveling with your Nexus One. Snag it now for $69.95 from the Android Central Store.

Seidio 3200mAh extended battery (top) and stock batteryThe Seidio 3200mAh extended battery and extended battery door cover
Stock Nexus One (left) and N1 with extended batteryStock Nexus One (bottom) and N1 with extended battery

 
There are 25 comments

O_o#AC says:

That looks horrendous.

ChuckG73 says:

I second that...............

wayneNtampa says:

From the pictures, it appears that the new door will preclude using the desktop and car docks. Can anyone confirm whether this is the case?

Yep, that's true.

ridavid81 says:

i would say with this battery you can no longer use the standard docks. seidio might have their own version though.

i must say that battery cover makes the nexus one, one ugly phone

rickydross says:

Does the new battery door affect the camera functions at all? I'd love to pick one of these up, the it just looks so awkward I'm leaning towards the 1600mAh.

Nope. Works just fine. And I normally use the 1600mAh battery. But this one's going to be great for traveling. The extra thickness is noticeable, sure, but it's really not as bad as I thought it would be.

rickydross says:

Thanks for the quick reply! Having used both, which would you recommend?

Adiliyo says:

6mm is a big difference in the current phone world, where people complain about a ~1mm difference in phones

but to the user who absolutely needs to have their device powered without a charger handy, i guess it could be good.

personally, i'd just get another battery and keep that handy...

vdiesel says:

You call that "minimal bulk"? Hardly.

sjcea says:

Horrible ! Would never buy that ! I have no issue getting through a day with fairly heavy use . When I am done with the phone each day I have between 20-30% remaining everyday . And I am fine with that !

admiral70 says:

Everyday use no thanks to bulky but for road trips or times you need that longer batter absolutely willing to bulk up.

several says:

I'm having trouble imagining why anyone would pay $70 to destroy the beautiful form factor of the N1 when they could just pay $25 to get an extra battery to carry.
http://www.google.com/support/android/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=175535

rickydross says:

The lack of OEM battery chargers is the issue for me.

vtgrad03 says:

Just keep an extra data cable handy. Are we really ever that far from a usb port, outlet, or car charger? I'm not... and if I am, I'm probably not using my phone as heavily as I normally do.

its a battery, not a flower. It doesn't have to be "pretty". It adds power for when you can't charge as often...good product.

ulnek says:

wonder how long the incredible's battery life would be. must be incredibly short. >_<

eljoker says:

those that havwe used it, does the N1 keep current readings for the battery? the moto droid does not tell you how much you have left, it can say you have 5% when you still have 40%

also how much a does the 1600mah add to everyday use? an hour or two?

rianfowler says:

I'm totally sold. Though, why didn't you mention the obvious baby-seal-clubbing feature you get from this massive thing?

gcims says:

N1 costs a pretty penny.
Should have excellent form AND function.
Carry an extra battery and keep it looking sharp.
No WAY I would deface this device in such a manner.

That set up, though powerful, is FUH-UH-GLEEEEEE!!!!!!

TvTechGuru says:

Could we get one for the Droid? Please?

ro1224 says:

I'm not even considering the Nexus One and I think this has a horrible look. LOL. I'm all for extended battery life - something the original manufacturers seem NOT to care to address. Given the importance of this concern with consumers just wondering why someone hasn't figured out how to reconfigure the internal components of a battery to get more juice without adding bulk and requiring a replacement non-OEM cover? I'd have to agree with a previous post that adding 6mm to today's phone is a HUGE issue.

biggbrother2 says:

Holy mother-of-ugly phones! That's "minimal bulk"? lol. Why not just strap a Prius to your back and plug it into that. Would be less bulky... maybe!

johnny99 says:

I can imagine using this as a backup battery when I'm on the road. Definitely would not use it every day.

Recently I came across this thread with evidence of battery life and found it very useful.Well I have heard that the battery life doesn't seem to be the best,but personally I never get such any complain for my nexus one battery.

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