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| | Seidio / Innocell Battery = Decreased Signal Strength?
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I was running some tests today against the Seidio/Innocell and factory battery, and found that the Seidio/Innocell battery caused a decrease in signal strength that got worse as time went on, eventually causing the phone to drop down from 3G to EDGE.
Below is the data I collected to give a general idea what I mean. Also, note at the very bottom what happened to the Seidio/Innocell battery once I plugged in the power cord:
-81 - Seidio (5:36)
-81 - Seidio (5:46)
-97 - Seidio (5:58), down to EDGE
-100 - Seidio (6:08), down to EDGE
-81 - SEidio (6:29), back up to 3G
-70 - Factory (6:32), 3G
-70 - Factory (6:43), 3G
-81 - Factory (6:56), 3G
-70 - Factory (7:29), 3G
-81/-70 - Seidio (7:35), 3G
-97 - Seidio (8:21), EDGE
-96 - Seidio (8:36), EDGE
-70 - Seidio w/ charger plugged in (8:45), 3G
-81 - Seidio w/ charger plugged in (8:50), 3G
-70 - Seidio w/ charger plugged in (8:53), 3G
Any one have any feedback from their experiences, or input on what they think? My initial guess is the power coming from the Seidio/Innocell is not doing as good of a job as the factory battery, so the radio performance suffers. I have yet to gather any actual data on the two batteries performance characteristics.
Needless to say, I am very close to returning the Seidio/Innocell battery as it degrades the performance of the Bold, even though it does do an amazing job in the general "battery life" department.