Mugen Power 1550mAh / 3200mAh HTC Hero Battery Review

  • February 14, 2010

One of the most common niggles I hear about the HTC Hero is its weak battery life. To be fair, the Hero isn’t the only phone to suffer from this. As smartphones have got more powerful and connect to the Internet, there’s no surprise to see battery life taking a hit.

A number of third-party battery manufacturers have sprung up to cater to this growing market. One of the most prominent (and the only one I really trust) is a company called Mugen Power. It provides batteries of different capacities for pretty much most phones on the market today. They were kind enough to send over two HTC Hero batteries for us to test out. This included the 1550mAh and 3200mAh capacity batteries. Click through for our review of both batteries.

Mugen Power 3200mAh HTC Hero battery

Taking each in turn, we first look at the larger capacity 3200mAh battery. The battery arrived with a white and black cover (the latter included in some bubble wrap). There was also some paperwork that should be read before using the battery. It suggests that you need to charge the battery for 12 hours for the first time.…