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    Default Extended aftermarket batteries going to happen?

    I looked at the teardown for the n5 and seen the battery looks fairly easy to remove, but isn't your standard pop out battery.

    I am on the fence of upgrading to the n5 or sticking with my original Galaxy Nexus with its extended battery a little longer.

    Will this new n5 design kill the chance of aftermarket batteries in the future? I searched but didn't see any threads regarding this.

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    Default Re: Extended aftermarket batteries going to happen?

    Not sure about that, but my gnex battery was also real bad. I can asure you the battery life on the n5 is highly acceptable. This is coming from someone spoiled by the notes battery.

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    i only trust OEM!!!
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    Default Re: Extended aftermarket batteries going to happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by ryancell View Post
    I looked at the teardown for the n5 and seen the battery looks fairly easy to remove, but isn't your standard pop out battery.

    I am on the fence of upgrading to the n5 or sticking with my original Galaxy Nexus with its extended battery a little longer.

    Will this new n5 design kill the chance of aftermarket batteries in the future? I searched but didn't see any threads regarding this.

    Thanks
    I went from the Galaxy Nexus with the standard battery to the Nexus 5 and I can say it definitely lasts much longer, especially streaming music.
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    Default Re: Extended aftermarket batteries going to happen?

    Extended batteries usually mean a replacement rear cover with an accommodating bulge. The Nexus 4's rear cover had a lot of stuff built in to it - several radio antennas as well as the Qi charger coil. Is the N5's cover built the same way?
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    I doubt it, since it's not a "removable" battery. But I find no need for it. From having owned first the GNex, then the N4, the N5 battery is lasting me almost twice as long. That means I now have anywhere from 40% to 60% battery left when I go to bed around midnight. The other Nexus phones were near dead at that point.
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    Default Re: Extended aftermarket batteries going to happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by ryancell View Post
    I looked at the teardown for the n5 and seen the battery looks fairly easy to remove, but isn't your standard pop out battery.

    I am on the fence of upgrading to the n5 or sticking with my original Galaxy Nexus with its extended battery a little longer.

    Will this new n5 design kill the chance of aftermarket batteries in the future? I searched but didn't see any threads regarding this.

    Thanks
    I had the exact same thought as you, I told myself I'll never buy a phone without removable battery. I had a gnex with the 3800 mah battery and that got me through the day with about 30% left. I was so worried with about getting a n5 with such a smaller battery but have been pretty impressed so far gets me through the day, and also this thing charges so much faster than the gnex a quick 20 minute rest on my wireless charger provides a very solid top up. I say definitely get the nexus 5 I did coming from the gnex and couldn't be happier.

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    Default Re: Extended aftermarket batteries going to happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by ryancell View Post
    I looked at the teardown for the n5 and seen the battery looks fairly easy to remove, but isn't your standard pop out battery.

    I am on the fence of upgrading to the n5 or sticking with my original Galaxy Nexus with its extended battery a little longer.

    Will this new n5 design kill the chance of aftermarket batteries in the future? I searched but didn't see any threads regarding this.

    Thanks
    Nexus 7's battery can also be taken out but they don't have aftermarket batteries (only stock batteries). The Nexus 5 isn't meant for the battery to be taken out. I would still recommend the nexus 5 though. It has okay battery life and if you want more juice, get an external battery pack (like those anker series)
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    regardless of how improved the N5 battery is, it isn't nearly enough. If someone makes a real extended in the same form factor as the original I'm in. I suspect the extra heat from the Qi charging will have some effect on shortening battery life depending on how hard you are in your battery.

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