Originally Posted by n0yd
Anyone use the Innocell 3500mah battery yet on their Eris?
Im a new user still (my account was made in Feb 2008) because of my low post count, so I can't post links but it goes for 49 dollars on Amazon.
That's a good price and I would like to pick it up, but I wanted hear some user experiences. I always have my phone at 768Mhz with some profiles for Screen Off etc, but I end up having to charge my phone within a couple hours under heavy use. So this looks like a perfect fit for me.
Any input would be appreciated.
There's lots more you can do to make sure your battery is good.
Is your Mail app syncing very often? Open mail, hit menu, and open up your settings and take a look at how often the refresh interval is. Once every 15 minutes will chew some battery. Once every 2 hours won't.
Hit home > menu > settings > accounts and sync, check out your facebook, and facebook for HTC Sense.
I UNCHECK the box for sync contacts under the HTC Sense one. Why? because it already synced my pictures once. The other option there is to hit the 'Check frequency' to once a day (saves a ton of battery, that facebook sync is a huge battery killer).
Also, if you don't use push Gmail, I'd turn off Always-On Mobile.
I use my Gmail, and even the company I work for switched our servers over to gmail, so I use the fact that it pushes right to my phone, exactly when I get gmail. I accept that my phone will only last one day if I have Always-On Mobile turned on.
I have the 1750mah battery from Seidio, and definitely notice a few more hours per day of use.
If I turn off 'Always-On Mobile', I can make the phone last 4 or 5 days. I just charge it when I go to bed at night though. Not a big deal for now.
I may or may not wind up getting the 3500mah eventually. That thing's a tank. I hear lots of great things.