1. ibleedbloo's Avatar
    I understand that with the s3 the NFC chip is located in the battery. Will the cheap $3 batteries on ebay be compatible with NFC or will I have to pay extra for OEM batteries? Also, will I encounter any NFC related issues when swapping batteries?

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    06-24-2012 05:20 AM
  2. thirsy1258's Avatar
    For the nexus you needed to find nfc batteries. They make them just not sure if for the s3 just yet

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    06-24-2012 06:47 AM
  3. LtMoistLips's Avatar
    I believe the S3 has the same battery as the VzW version of the GNex (2100mAh) which has integrated NFC

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    06-24-2012 08:42 AM
  4. seabass's Avatar
    Is there an "extended" battery with NFC that will fit under the back cover, or does anyone think there will be?
    06-24-2012 09:36 AM
  5. BEARD GANG's Avatar
    Is there an "extended" battery with NFC that will fit under the back cover, or does anyone think there will be?
    Yeh i also wanted to know this... there are a few fake ones on ebay... but im holding out for a official one

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    06-24-2012 10:03 AM
  6. sburggsx's Avatar
    I believe the S3 has the same battery as the VzW version of the GNex (2100mAh) which has integrated NFC

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    Now this would be cool. Is there anyone that has confirmed this yet?
    06-24-2012 08:24 PM
  7. Mac.World's Avatar
    I understand that with the s3 the NFC chip is located in the battery. Will the cheap $3 batteries on ebay be compatible with NFC or will I have to pay extra for OEM batteries? Also, will I encounter any NFC related issues when swapping batteries?

    Sent from my OG EVO using Android Central Forums
    I have yet to see a cheap nfc battery on ebay (that is actually real). Only oem batteries have the nfc chip installed, that I am aware of. I wish the S2 batteries had fit the S3, since I have several.

    If anyone can confirm the GNex has the same battery, that would be very helpful.
    06-24-2012 08:30 PM
  8. ibleedbloo's Avatar
    Do most phones incorporate there nfc chips into their batteries? Or is this something only samsung does?

    Sent from my OG EVO.
    06-25-2012 03:17 PM
  9. mak916's Avatar
    This is the cheapest NFC battery I have found so far. Its not cheap.

    Samsung Standard OEM Battery (2100mA) with NFC for Galaxy S3 III at MobileCityOnline.com
    06-25-2012 03:26 PM
  10. jimbo1mcm's Avatar
    Not sure exactly how the wireless charging will work, but the back cover will be replaced with another cover that has a coil and contact points that will touch the contact points on/near the battery, so a non-standard battery might not work.
    06-25-2012 03:41 PM
  11. Suntan's Avatar
    What is the general consensus about getting the non-OEM batteries if you don't care about NFC?

    I don't care about NFC, but I don't want the phone nagging me or getting funny because it doesn't have feedback from the NFC chip.

    -Suntan
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    06-25-2012 03:53 PM
  12. Suntan's Avatar
    Not sure exactly how the wireless charging will work, but the back cover will be replaced with another cover that has a coil and contact points that will touch the contact points on/near the battery, so a non-standard battery might not work.
    If the induction charging works the same as all the others, then it doesn't matter.

    The induction coils provide the power to the phone, the phone charges the battery. The battery doesn't care if you use a USB plug, induction charger, or a fancy off-the-grid solar panel designed by Ed Bagley Jr. himself.

    -Suntan
    06-25-2012 03:56 PM
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    08-12-2013 01:52 AM
  14. Tina Williams s5's Avatar
    i just bought a 3800mah for 4 dollars for my samsung S5 im worried too , but on the same token u can turn off NFC on the phone ?
    04-08-2014 02:17 AM
  15. GSDer's Avatar
    im worried too
    I'd also be worried if were entrusting my $700 phone to a $4 battery.

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    04-09-2014 12:03 AM
  16. Tina Williams s5's Avatar
    I'd also be worried if were entrusting my $700 phone to a $4 battery.

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    HAHAHA
    04-09-2014 01:31 AM
  17. AxlMyk's Avatar
    A good battery with the NFC antenna is going to cost about $20. Such as a RAVpower, Anker, Samsung, etc.
    Thread might be old, but it can't hurt to repeat.
    04-09-2014 08:23 AM
  18. romiust's Avatar
    I have used non oem batteries quite a bit. The cheaper you go, the more likely the battery will fail. You won't find nfc on really cheap batteries. I recommend second tier batteries like no lemon. Usually work as well if not better than my oem.
    04-09-2014 04:12 PM
  19. msndrstood's Avatar
    I've used generic, Anker, Hyperion and Zerolemon. Anker and Zerolemon were the best in my opinion and lasted the longest. The generic and Hyperion started to fade after a month or two of use. The Anker has NFC and works fine. I always buy extended batteries for my phones, I like the extra bulk and the peace of mind since I am a battery obsessed person like that. 😉

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    04-09-2014 05:16 PM
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