- 49 Posts
Extended Life Batteries
I love this epic, but the battery life makes me miserable. I feel like I can never enjoy my phone because I am always worried about it draining so quickly.
When the extended life batteries start coming out from third party producers, would you guys recommend using them? How much extra life do the extended life batteries usually give?
- 10-07-2010, 09:30 PM #2
- 10-07-2010, 10:57 PM #3
I'm due for an upgrade and am torn between the EVO and the Epic. The main reason I lean AGAINST the Epic is because it's a Samsung phone. The phone I have now, the Moment, is also a Samsung, and 2 years after its release, there are still no aftermarket extended batteries for it. I'm very nervous the same will be true for this Samsung product as well. On the other hand, the EVO already has extended aftermarket batteries available.
To try to answer your question though, a 3500 mah battery on my old blackberry would last me pert near three days, even playing music, surfing and the like. It's well worth the investment.
- 10-07-2010, 11:26 PM #4
- 10-08-2010, 02:44 AM #5
Well do what I did, I bought the spare battery charger and I ctually like it now, I can use my phon freely! Then right when it gets to 5% and flashing its already been used for about 7 to 9hours depending on what I did ad I pop in the other one and boom back full and it starts up in about 23sec so boot time great jus switch out battery
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- 10-08-2010, 07:58 AM #6
- 10-08-2010, 12:09 PM #7
- 10-08-2010, 12:24 PM #8
- 10-08-2010, 12:30 PM #9
- 10-13-2010, 05:22 PM #10
as a data point I purchased a supposed oem g7 from ebay
" NEW G7 BATTERY + CHARGER FOR SAMSUNG i9000 Galaxy SNEW G7 BATTERY + CHARGER FOR SAMSUNG i9000 Galaxy S"
a) it is not a G7 but a counterfeit g7 label
b) battier reports "battery not connected" when charger is attached and status bar battery bar blinks red and green, even though it is charged.
c) seller "transcendershop" in hong kong will do clothing but insist I sell it back, whcih is obviously not cost effective.
I also bought two from a US based seller. these have very tiny font "for" before the word Samsung (not outright counterfeit like the hong kong, but desinged to appear in ebay pictures as real deal when they are not. They are marked 1500 mA but test to 1200 ma.
- 10-14-2010, 07:02 AM #11
- 10-16-2010, 01:58 PM #12
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I bout a spare batter 1200 ma, and its good to have cause I'm not gonna lie I use my phone for just about everything, so the battery problem is more me than the phone itself, but I wanna get an extended battery too, just to avoide the hassle, but I'm skeptical, are they really a good investment?
- 10-16-2010, 09:36 PM #13
- 10-17-2010, 03:54 AM #14