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  1. Gigolo69's Avatar
    Any suggestions on which mah battery would b safe for replacement?
    I've seen them vary like 3 ways
    01-18-19 09:53 AM
  2. the_boon's Avatar
    Any suggestions on which mah battery would b safe for replacement?
    I've seen them vary like 3 ways
    Just go for OEM factory, the white battery with the blackberry logo on the back
    01-18-19 01:55 PM
  3. Gigolo69's Avatar
    I don't see any on ebay just generics
    01-18-19 06:03 PM
  4. FlyingVman's Avatar
    I replaced my battery and found the Priv had the same life as before! Ugh! My phone used to go for a couple days, but after 18 months on my Vrzn contract, my battery life started to diminish, and I started having those "heating issues" I've read about... but, strangely, more so in certain regions with the US! In CA (home), I had slightly better battery life and performance, but in other US regions, I had horrible performance, even with full bars, etc... Again, without adding any new apps, around the 18 month mark, performance began to diminish more and more each month. Once my 24 month contract was finished (phone paid for), the phone became almost unusable (more so in other regions) and battery life went to about 5 hours or less. Even when I had great signal strength all day, and wasn't close to hitting my data limit.

    Until they come out with a Priv 2, or the Priv is no longer capable of working, I won't switch... I've tried other phones and just keep coming back to the Priv. So, I decided to try a different approach to my battery life "issue"... I switched carriers!

    I actually had another Android phone (on T-Mobile) for regions in the US where I needed signal and Vrzn wasn't reliable. I purchased a refurbished Priv for the T-Mobile network, installed my SIM, and started fresh.

    OMG! I forgot how nice the Priv was when it was new! Battery life now with ALL the same apps is almost 3 days on a single charge, performance is great and my old phone is back!

    For $20, you can port your old number to Google Voice, and forward that number to any new mobile phone, including your texts! Plus now I have messages and texts saved on my PC, and not just the phone!

    It will be interesting to see if T-Mobile also decides to throttle my performance around the time my phone (on contract) is closer to being paid off. My gut tells me they won't, and I pretty happy that my monthly cost with them is less than half of what I was paying Vrzn for less service and throttled data speeds (should be illegal for them to be able to market their plan as "unlimited"). If it happens with T also, I will just move to a month-to-month carrier and use Google Voice to forward my calls to what ever number I happen to use on my PRIV....
    01-24-19 03:24 AM
  5. the_boon's Avatar
    I replaced my battery and found the Priv had the same life as before! Ugh! My phone used to go for a couple days, but after 18 months on my Vrzn contract, my battery life started to diminish, and I started having those "heating issues" I've read about... but, strangely, more so in certain regions with the US! In CA (home), I had slightly better battery life and performance, but in other US regions, I had horrible performance, even with full bars, etc... Again, without adding any new apps, around the 18 month mark, performance began to diminish more and more each month. Once my 24 month contract was finished (phone paid for), the phone became almost unusable (more so in other regions) and battery life went to about 5 hours or less. Even when I had great signal strength all day, and wasn't close to hitting my data limit.

    Until they come out with a Priv 2, or the Priv is no longer capable of working, I won't switch... I've tried other phones and just keep coming back to the Priv. So, I decided to try a different approach to my battery life "issue"... I switched carriers!

    I actually had another Android phone (on T-Mobile) for regions in the US where I needed signal and Vrzn wasn't reliable. I purchased a refurbished Priv for the T-Mobile network, installed my SIM, and started fresh.

    OMG! I forgot how nice the Priv was when it was new! Battery life now with ALL the same apps is almost 3 days on a single charge, performance is great and my old phone is back!

    For $20, you can port your old number to Google Voice, and forward that number to any new mobile phone, including your texts! Plus now I have messages and texts saved on my PC, and not just the phone!

    It will be interesting to see if T-Mobile also decides to throttle my performance around the time my phone (on contract) is closer to being paid off. My gut tells me they won't, and I pretty happy that my monthly cost with them is less than half of what I was paying Vrzn for less service and throttled data speeds (should be illegal for them to be able to market their plan as "unlimited"). If it happens with T also, I will just move to a month-to-month carrier and use Google Voice to forward my calls to what ever number I happen to use on my PRIV....
    Congrats on getting better performance from your Priv, but 3 days on a charge ?

    Lol
    01-25-19 09:35 AM
  6. FlyingVman's Avatar
    Yeah... 3 Days was a little optimistic, and I kinda slipped that in to see if anyone would mention that (proves you actually read my post!). When I first set the new phone up, I added all my apps, then charged the two phones fully and compared 6 hours later. The Vrzn phone was at 30% and the Tm phone was over 90% and the battery app said I had 28 hrs left on the charge... so I calculated that if I put it in sleep mode at night and used it sparingly, I might actually get 3 days out of a single charge.

    But, I found myself adding more apps (which I didn't do on my other phone as I was struggling to get it to last a full business day), and I'm now using the phone more than usual. It's like a new toy again...

    As of this morning, I got up early and unplugged the phone, made a couple short calls, checked my emails, and sent a couple messages. After 2.5 hrs, I'm looking at it now and the battery literally went from 100% to 99%! The battery app says I have 21 hrs of battery left. My Vrzn phone would be less than 70% at this point (in CA), but closer to 60% in other regions.

    To be fair, I'm sure its possible the phone is pushing the receiver to maintain more than 1 or 2 bars in those regions, but for 18 months I never had issues with drastic performance decreases and horrible battery life. Once I made the final payment on the phone, it seemed to be hours later that the phone almost became unusable, so I started turning off all kinds of features and deleting apps to try and increase battery life. With the new phone sitting side by side to the old one, web surfing and general tasks (cell data only), was 2x to 3x faster on the T-Mobile phone. It was drastically different!
    Last edited by FlyingVman; 01-25-19 at 12:04 PM. Reason: couple typos and word-smithing...
    01-25-19 10:41 AM
  7. PRIVuser2018's Avatar
    Honestly, it's worth putting $15 - 25 for a brand new battery and installing it yourself which can be done in like 10 minutes
    What I wonder is how "new" those new batteries are. If they're old stock, which I'm sure is the case, the must've lost some capacity over the years.

    According to AccuBattery my PRIV's battery now stores about 2650 mAh, so about 80% of the original. How much better would an new battery be?
    02-03-19 02:17 PM
  8. the_boon's Avatar
    What I wonder is how "new" those new batteries are. If they're old stock, which I'm sure is the case, the must've lost some capacity over the years.

    According to AccuBattery my PRIV's battery now stores about 2650 mAh, so about 80% of the original. How much better would an new battery be?
    A new one that's been sitting for about two years should have at least 3150 mAh in my opinion, the original capacity being 3410 mAh.
    02-03-19 11:10 PM
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