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Spare battery for Optimus S?
I've been trying to find a spare battery for the Optimus S (without buying a full price OEM battery from Sprint), but haven't found anyone carrying them yet.
I'm wondering if the Optimus S shares the same battery as the GT540 or the Optimus One (P500), as they are widely available. This link from Mugen seems to indicate that the GT540 and One share the same battery:
[HLI-400NSL] Buy Mugen Power 1800mAh Extended Battery for LG GM750, GT540, Optimus, GW620, GW820, GW880, GW825V, P500 Optimus One, GX200, GX500
If the information from Mugen is correct, I'm hoping the S uses the same battery, too. I've tried searching and calling LG directly (not helpful).
Has any one found any information about this? I'll update this thread if I discover anything.
- 11-10-2010, 10:58 AM #2
- 11-10-2010, 10:59 AM #3
I posted this over in the Optimus T forums and here was my thought process ...
The P500 is listed. I can only imagine the P500 and P509 and LS670 use the same battery. Even if mugen doesn't update their supported phone i am going to buy one of these when they are available and check it out.
EDIT - Also just wanted to let you know Mugen has a very good reputation so I won't bat an eye about buying one of their products.
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I've gotten some more information on the Optimus battery. The part number is LGIP-400N, which is the same as the Optimus One, the GT540, and many other LG phones. Note that not all LGIP-400N replacements are rated at 1500mAh, so pay attention to the specs.
I also received a reply from Mugen indicating that their extended battery is compatible with the Optimus S. I'm not in the market for that battery, as most tests seem to show that the 1800mAh extended batteries fair no better than the oem 1500mAh batteries. I know that many folks have anecdotal evidence suggesting otherwise, but I've not seen an objective test showing more than 1500mAh capacity from the Mugen/Seidio/Amzer standard-size extended batteries (the physically larger batteries do better, but typically fall well short of their ratings).
I'm tempted by this offering:
B110s 2 Battery + Charger For LG GT540 Optimus NEW - eBay (item 110592046528 end time Nov-27-10 03:32:10 PST)
But it could be terrible. I have a generic Hong Kong charger/battery combo for my Evo that works very well, so I know some of the cheap eBay options are great values, but some are not.
- 11-11-2010, 11:16 AM #5
- 11-11-2010, 12:03 PM #6
yeah, I had a hong kong made spare battery charger for my Touch Pro back in the day, and was considering another one if I bought an Evo. Spare batteries can often be found in a Sprint store, asking the reps behind the counter nicely (sometimes they have spare parts from open box units, refurbished phones, etc). Helps if you have TEP since they feel more obligated to help you out.
I've gotten at least 3 spare batteries over the last couple of years with Sprint like that. Just walk in and ask. If the phone is too new, they might not have anything behind the counter yet.
Meanwhile, I'm not in a rush to get one now. The battery life on this thing is actually very respectable, especially for a smartphone.
Seriously- the first day I got it, it went off the charger at 3:30am (unplugged in the middle of the night for testing), and battery didn't complain until 6pm that evening. If you don't think that seems so amazing, remember that the battery has not yet been trained (first few charges generally don't last as long) and I used data HEAVILY (trying everything, installing tons of apps, etc) that first day.
I think this will easily go a whole day and then some on a charge...
- 11-11-2010, 12:12 PM #7
- 11-22-2010, 09:01 AM #8
Just wanted to let everyone know that the Mugen 1800mAh extended battery will work with this device for sure even though the LGLS670 is not listed.
The Mugen battery is designed to replace LGIP-400N (1500mAh) which, if you pry open your battery cover, you'll see is our battery number. Already put my order in.
- 11-22-2010, 11:49 AM #9
I had done a lot on it yesterday, calls, gps, just installed an aux jack in my car so I could run pandora, etc... battery held up today until I plugged it in at my desk around 10 am. And that is since 8am the previous day. Not bad at all!
- 12-11-2010, 11:20 PM #10
- 12-12-2010, 05:09 AM #11
- 12-13-2010, 04:54 PM #12
- 12-14-2010, 04:19 PM #13
Yeah, ditto for me too. I bought one of those generic batteries from China, on eBay. I tried slicing off the clips and the battery fits in, but I can't close the cover.
I think the clips are actually necessary now, to depress the connector. Doesn't seem like the round (OEM) / square (generic) design made much of a difference.
- 12-15-2010, 01:28 PM #14
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- 12-29-2010, 11:07 AM #17
No word from Muegen or Seidio on a replacement. It blows my mind that a cell phone lines sells 2 million units in 2 months, i cant even imagine how many have been sold now but likely well over 3 million, and we still have such a limited selection of accessories. I would think that if we were going to see a boom of accessories we would have seen it before Christmas but hopefully we'll be pleasantly surprised someday.
Heres to hoping. Happy Holidays!
- 12-29-2010, 12:33 PM #18
well that sucks, i was looking forward to a good review on an extended battery.
i really hope things pick up for this device. it's a great device but, as you said, everything is still pretty limited on it. hopefully soon, more accessories will head our way.
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I bought these batteries also, and the ones with square corners do not fit the Optimus S. Also when I tried to get a refund the seller kept saying it fit the phone and I just contacted ebay and they refunded my money...thing is I see another KGIP 400N on ebay that looks different...check out this one Y576 2X Battery For LG Optimus S LS670 One P500 Android - eBay (item 270687291461 end time Feb-01-11 20:34:48 PST) use the zoom function and look at the corners they look more round and have too little dots... I am thinking this one will fit. I think they just put stickers on bootleg batteries and sell them on ebay But that battery with same sticker as the one I received looks like it has different corners and this guy knew about it had to have round corners. What do you guys think?
- 01-26-2011, 11:48 PM #21
Hey there was wondering if anyone knew of an aftermarket battery for the optimus S. I am on my phone constantly throughout the day and regularly kill the battery in about 5 hours. Unfortunately i have to have wifi, gps and a bright screen at all times so it eats away at the stock battery pretty quickly. Also would like to say hello and offer a thanks for creating an awesome ROM for an already awesome phone.
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