Mugen Power Xperia X10 batteries arrive for testing

by X10 on July 25, 2010

in Accessories, News

Mugen Power Xperia X10 batteriesMugen Power has been kind enough to send over two of its Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 extended batteries for testing. The Xperia X10 comes with a 1500mAh battery out of the box, however despite this being one of the largest normally seen in a smartphone, many still complain about the handset’s battery life.

Mugen Power offers two batteries, an 1800mAh battery that costs $33.95 and a monstrous 3600mAh battery (over twice the capacity of the original battery) for $96.95 delivered. Given the size of the latter battery it also comes with a larger back cover to accommodate it. We’ll be putting both batteries through their paces over the coming weeks and will report back with our thoughts in due course.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sean July 25, 2010 at 8:14 PM

How much bigger is the extended backpeice?

2 Nicolas July 25, 2010 at 10:32 PM

These 3rd party batteries never live up to the hype – can you test them by constantly using them until they die then full recharging over and over?

Often a 3rd party battery starts off well but >10 charges it begins to wain….

One thing that I am going to invest in is a seperate battery charger so that I can charge the battery OUT of the phone, if you own this phone you will know that you CAN NOT turn it off during charging… W.T.F why is this? I’m sure if it could switch off during charging the battery would charge up quicker and more efficiently….

Only my opions…

3 wbkang July 26, 2010 at 12:05 AM

No, Nicholas, most devices do not charge faster when turned off. For example, if you have a 60W laptop charger, 30W is dedicated to charging the battery and that only.

4 Dave July 26, 2010 at 5:00 AM

I have been hesitant to order the bigger one because I haven’t seen any pics or video depicting how it would look and hold in place with the larger back cover for the 3600mah battery… if it worked as promised (imagine going 2 or 3 days on one charge!)

5 Gene July 26, 2010 at 5:04 AM

Don’t have any complaints with the battery life since I upgraded to R2BA023. Phone lasts two days with one charge with a couple of hours of music, a bunch of widgets running, some calls and emails. Only problem I had was when I forgot to turn off WiFi. WiFi is just the biggest drain on the battery.

6 x10fan July 26, 2010 at 8:56 AM

hmmm not sure i want to risk putting a 3rd party batteryin my x10 tbh

7 Hisham July 26, 2010 at 10:34 AM

http://www.mugen-power-batteries.com/sony-ericsson/sony-ericsson-xperia-x10/mugen-power-sony-ericssion-xperia-x10-3600mah-extended-replacement-battery-with-battery-door.html?r=15

the 3600mah makes the phone looks like a boat! too ugly and looks heavy!
the 1800mah is much more convenient for me if it was reliable

8 David July 26, 2010 at 11:35 AM

I have one of the 1800mAh batteries and have been using it for some time. It does have more lie than the standard version and I have found it to be perfectly reliable. I have used Mugen Power batteries for several years and have never had any issues with them.

9 Luis July 26, 2010 at 11:37 AM

I am concerned on the battery type, notice X10 is PO-LI meanwhile these 3rd Part are LI-ON. Technology behind and the way to handle and charging them are completely different.

10 Smoke Screen Ent July 26, 2010 at 9:07 PM

If you live in North America make sure you order from the NA site and not the site from China

11 X10 July 27, 2010 at 9:17 AM

I’ve used Mugen Power batteries in the past and have not had any problems with them, they are one of the few trusted third-party suppliers I would use.

As for the size of the 3600mAh casing, we’ll have a detailed run through (including comparison pics in due course). 🙂

12 MisterG July 27, 2010 at 1:47 PM

@ Dave:
When using the X10 as a “phone”, my battery was able to keep it 5 and half days up. In that time I used it for an hour of phone calls, 3 hours wifi and writing some sms’s. My Display was active for 6 hours (playing around and so on…). Firmware: R2BA023.
I think that’s pretty good for such a phone… The worst thing you could do is being online all day while updating weather, social networks, e-mail and so on every 5 minutes. I think thats the battery killer. I’ll stick to update when needed and if my phone is in my pocket, it deserves a little sleep 😉

13 Leo July 27, 2010 at 7:33 PM

My X10 stays up like 8-10h of use in work, no wifi mut a lot of 3G surfing.

14 willy July 28, 2010 at 5:33 PM

I realy bought myself a pig in a poke. What should have been a joyful upgrade I find that I have in fact downgraded by buying the X 10. Everything now has 3 times the amount of clicks and the battery fades on me after only 12 hrs of mostly standby. The operations are cumbersome and not well designed. I was realy fooled by the guru talks. See how many are already available on the after market.
Who wants a x10?

15 Nicolas July 28, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Willy – lol welcome to the club, I am stuck with my brick of a phone on a 2 year contract – I should have known that a large multi-national company would use the ethos of opensource software (Android) B@stardise it, lock it down, mess it up and then walk away from it’s customers, I bought the Sony Erricson (normally I am a Nokia man, going back to the Nokia 2210) on android as I thought it would be an “i-phone killer”….

I should have just gone to the dark side and bought an i-phone 4 at least I get a free plastic case 🙁

booo Sony and Erricson

16 Sean Cho July 30, 2010 at 6:55 AM

@nicholas
i too am dissaappointed and will soon return to the new nokia n8, but then again they are all not very different from each other 😛
meanwhile is everyone constantly emailaing SE and voicing their complaints about batt n reception n android 2.2

17 Richard D August 1, 2010 at 10:55 PM

I’ve been running the large Mugen battery in my X10 for a couple of months now and I think it’s the best thing since sliced bread.

I went on holiday a while ago for a long weekend and it lasted 4 days with very heavy usage on the trip there and the trip back, and moderate usage at other times (photos, calls, texts).

My Iphone friends were most jealous 😀

18 Chris B August 7, 2010 at 12:55 PM

I have figured out a way to charge the X10, X10 mini & X10 mini pro faster.

I found out that the X10 mini pro uses the same charger end as a Blackberry, therefore you can use a Blackberry charger with it.

This lets you charge the phone faster and it seems to keep the charge better once it is charged.

Thanks,
Chris

19 Michael August 10, 2010 at 3:57 PM

I just bought a 2600MAH from batteryupdate.com and the damn backcase dont even fit on my x10 i hope this isnt the case on the new ones

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