Mugen Power Xperia X10 Battery Review – Part 1

by X10 on August 2, 2010

in Accessories, Featured Content, Reviews

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Batteries Compared

To better give you an idea on the relative sizes of each battery, we compare each below. The original 1500mAh battery is on the left side, with the 1800mAh Mugen Power in the centre and the larger 3600mAh battery on the right side.

Mugen Power Xperia X10 Batteries Compared

There is no tangible difference between the official 1500mAh Xperia X10 battery and Mugen Power 18000mAh battery. As you can tell, the 3600mAh battery is nearly twice the thickness of the other two.

Mugen Power Xperia X10 Batteries Compared

According to our measurements, the 3600mAh battery measures 10mm in thickness, compared to 5mm for the 1500mAh and 1800mAh batteries.

Mugen Power Xperia X10 Batteries Compared

To give a sense of scale, you can check out pictures of the phone with both the larger and smaller battery below. We also placed a £1 coin next to each to give you an idea of thickness.

Mugen Power Xperia X10 Batteries Compared

Here are some additional comparison shots from the front of the phone.

Mugen Power Xperia X10 Batteries Compared

The weight of the 3600mAh battery is 65g according to our scales. This compares to around 32g for the smaller capacity batteries. The official Xperia X10 battery is 2g lighter than the Mugen Power one at 30g.

Mugen Power Xperia X10 Batteries Compared

Including the back cover for the 3600mAh battery, gives an overall weight of 177g, compared to roughly 140g for the smaller batteries. This means that apart from the size, you’ll also be contending with an extra c40g of weight.

Mugen Power Xperia X10 Batteries Compared

Initial thoughts

Whilst the 3600mAh Mugen Power battery is bulkier, we didn’t find it too bad when using on a day to day basis. The weight isn’t much of an issue as it doesn’t feel that much heavier. The thickness is more noticeable, but due to the quality of the back cover housing we didn’t have any problems in using the phone with one hand. This relates to both making calls and browsing apps or the internet.

Part two of our review covers battery life performance and overall value of money. Click here to read it.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 x10 king August 2, 2010 at 1:04 PM

wow there is no way id get that, makes it look sooo ugly. why would you ruin a sexy phone like that lol

2 Lariv August 2, 2010 at 2:07 PM

It might improve the battery life but it makes the phone look like a brick.

3 Leo August 2, 2010 at 10:35 PM

I must get that, it really doenst matter what your phone looks like if you’r out of battery…

4 jack August 2, 2010 at 11:48 PM

man its look so ugly .

5 Luke August 4, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Definitely looking foward to the 1800mAh full review. If it can actually provide 20% more battery life then that would be great.

6 Amir August 8, 2010 at 8:00 AM

My battery is fine I did exchange it once. I work for a phone company and it is a common proble however now it is perfect. Can go two days without charged using task killers etc

7 Innie August 8, 2010 at 3:40 PM

Mugen usually rates at <85% of sticker mAh.

That means that the 1800 would be < 1530mAh.

So what's the point with that battery?

8 CK DINESH October 3, 2010 at 12:23 PM

hey everybody, i had the same problem when bought X10 1month back and it came with the firmware when SE loanched x10. But guys there is a software upgrade available, i recommend all x10 users to upgrade their handsets and also use a “Task Killer” application (Advanced Task Killer is what im using which is free on android market) to kill the applications running on the background. after this battery stays for 2 days(lot of calls + WiFi accessed+ games played)
try it out guys it works 4 me.
Xperis x10 is the best looking phone 🙂 yeah shez sexy and awesome!

9 Naresh Chennuri October 8, 2010 at 7:57 AM

It’s a worst phone ever I got,
For me it was a sweet dream to buy a smart phone from SE,
but it turned as nightmare,
X8 phone body is made by cheap plastic, its looks like a china mobile (nowadays china mobiles are coming with good quality).
Camera sucks, sound quality is worst, and battery backup is very poor that I can’t explain, you need to keep the charger with you wherever you go…. 🙁
I request SE people not to release the phone and ban it in india…. plzzzzzz
I got the phone for Rs.13700/- and I am ready to sell for half rate (only after 4 days of purchasing) …..

10 Bojan October 17, 2010 at 5:21 PM

And when will we see the second part of the review with the battery life performances?

11 januario balagtas December 1, 2010 at 10:43 AM

rofl 😀

12 Renault December 1, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Would love to have this battery! less charging!

13 zoolanders49 December 1, 2010 at 8:22 PM

battery it a real problem on X10, so please choose me for this mugen pack

14 Sniffy December 28, 2010 at 9:19 PM

Wow, it made the phone so thick. The X10 is already paper thin now it looks like a screen with a battery attached. I wear it in my front pocket with the screen at my leg and bulge aiming out. Still not as thick as my old HTC Tilt. As far as performance, I was blown away. 2-3 days easy. I used to be hesitant to use it because of the frightfully poor battery life. Previously I would use Google Maps w/ Navi and it would kill the battery in 30mins. Whilst taking a #2 and surfing a little it would drain the battery 1/3 (fucking disappointment and a fuck joke). Now I can surf all day, text, chat, use the phone like I have a data plan that is costing me $100 a month and take full advantage! Get this battery. My friends with iphones are so pissed! I took it skiing with me away from home and it lasted 2 full days of use! Yelping, texting, calling, emails, MMS pix. I tried to kill the battery with 4 full hours of non stop streaming and usage and it barely used 1/3 of the battery. Takes a while to charge but it never empties. Like a web fuck machine!!!!

15 patrick February 9, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Cheap plastic, looks like the yucky interior of an American made car.

16 mandu March 4, 2011 at 6:52 PM

only style and looks is not important. every phone must have long battery back up. mugen power is one of the best solution. ofcourse we have to pay some high price but it worth.

17 olegnep March 30, 2011 at 12:54 AM

I just bought one of these for my htc g2. It makes my phone 1 inch thick at the thickest. However it also makes it far easier to hold while using the keyboard. Also the battery difference itself , well I am on hour 13 of my streaming pandora and heavy use test and currently the phone reads as having another 30% remaining. I imagine normal use will be phenomenally better considering how it is handling my test.

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