Mugen Power begins selling a larger HTC Titan battery

If you own the HTC Titan smartphone and you have encountered a lack of battery on your handset, a company has begun to sell a larger aftermarket battery that can be used instead. The company, Mugen Power, sells larger capacity batteries for smartphones.

You may remember Tim Schiesser's review of the HTC Titan from late October. In the review, Tim praised the Titan's existing battery life, observing up to 48 hours of battery with normal usage, despite the large 4.7" display that gives the phone its name. By standard, the Titan has a 1,600mAh battery but the Mugen battery steps this up with 1,950mAh. It might not sound like a lot on paper, but the company claims it will last 1.22 times the length of the standard battery before requiring a charge.

Retailing at 44.95USD, the battery could be quite expensive for all the increased capacity it offers but it could be ideal for those who travel a lot or do not always have access to a charging port. According to the website, the battery is out of stock at the moment and will not ship until December 30th.

For those who may not have heard of Mugen Power, the company is not to be confused with Mugen Power; an aftermarket tuning company that specializes in modifying Honda cars. The HLI-X310ESL battery that the company sells is also notable for being a 'slim-line' option, meaning it will fit into the phone's original bay without causing a bulge or requiring a new battery cover.

 

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I was looking into these battieres, like the 3200 one for the Galaxy S II's, and it doubles the thickness of your phones and thus third party phone protectors no longer fit. They can also ruin NFC capabilites on your phone.

I bought a couple of 1900mAh batteries and a battery charger for my HTC Sensation, so if I want to do a lot of gaming I can simply change out the battery. You just have to be careful with the apps you install, as some have background processes that consume a lot of battery.

I have no idea why they're charging $45, as on eBay in the UK it only costs $15 to get a couple of 1900mAh batteries for the Sensation... and it barely cost any more to get a charger as well.

theyarecomingforyou said,
I bought a couple of 1900mAh batteries and a battery charger for my HTC Sensation, so if I want to do a lot of gaming I can simply change out the battery. You just have to be careful with the apps you install, as some have background processes that consume a lot of battery.

I have no idea why they're charging $45, as on eBay in the UK it only costs $15 to get a couple of 1900mAh batteries for the Sensation... and it barely cost any more to get a charger as well.

I got one if those low cost higher capacity batteries on the internet for my Hd7. It was advertised at 1500mah. A few weeks after I got it, I ran the system view app from the market place and it told me that my battery was 1200mah, same as the original. Imagine how ****ed I was.

Tl;dr
When buying cheap batteries from the internet, caveat emptor.

My HTC Trophy had awesome battery life, when I had that phone. I would easily get 2-3 days out of it, but then again, it has a smaller screen (3.8").

tsupersonic said,
My HTC Trophy had awesome battery life, when I had that phone. I would easily get 2-3 days out of it, but then again, it has a smaller screen (3.8").

smaller screen or not, the battery has to match the phone. In my case, my HTC surround has AWFUL battery life. Very often I cannot have a full day out of it. I listen to internet radio while working and I do small web browsing and texting. I don't really talk on my phone and play games either....

tsupersonic said,
My HTC Trophy had awesome battery life, when I had that phone. I would easily get 2-3 days out of it, but then again, it has a smaller screen (3.8").

You must not have been using it much... My Trophy lasts a day tops...

tsupersonic said,
My HTC Trophy had awesome battery life, when I had that phone. I would easily get 2-3 days out of it, but then again, it has a smaller screen (3.8").

at least it has a larger screen than the iPhone

M_Lyons10 said,

You must not have been using it much... My Trophy lasts a day tops...
My usage is at least 5-10 minutes of phone calls everyday (sometimes 30-60 mins.), 50-100 texts a day, push Exchange/Gmail, 2-3 hours of browsing, games here and there. I usually don't use the data radio. So, like I said, pretty awesome battery life.

iamwasiq said,

at least it has a larger screen than the iPhone
True, but the iPhon4/s are higher resolution, so in my book, higher resolution > larger screen. I hate phones with gigantic screens, people look stupid when they hold a 4.3"+ device to their ear. It's unnecessarily big for a device, not to mention more battery usage to power a bigger screen

I've been quite happy with the TITAN's battery life, I've been able to listen to music at work most of the day, text/e-mail (exchange and Windows Live Mail), and do some light web browsing. Depending on my voice usage, the battery saver will kick in by about 9pm or 10pm... which is right around the time I'm getting ready for bed anyway.

Regardless, I still ordered the larger battery, I do hope the increased life is noticeable. Can't wait.

nik louch said,
18% more power!? Hardly a deal breaker!

If it gave a 100 hours battery life, it would now give 18 full hours more!