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  1. vic_singh's Avatar
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=Y5pZIokL

    I love this site and they have S3 spear battery. Check it out

    Sent from my SGH-I747M using Android Central Forums
    09-30-2012 11:25 PM
  2. kjnangre's Avatar
    This is most definitely not the S3 spare battery, it's a cheap look-alike. When your $14 battery overheats and damages your $600 S3, you might not think it was such a good deal after all.
    10-01-2012 02:21 AM
  3. worwig's Avatar
    It won't harm the S3.
    Overheat and damage the phone. Now that is funny. It is a simple 3.7V LiIon for gosh sakes.
    But, few after market batteries actually have the true battery capacity of an original equipment battery.
    10-01-2012 07:32 AM
  4. junglejunkie's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure that the NFC chip's antenna is on the battery, if you replace it with a cheap aftermarket you will lose that functionality.
    10-01-2012 09:12 AM
  5. lbkiml's Avatar
    This is most definitely not the S3 spare battery, it's a cheap look-alike. When your $14 battery overheats and damages your $600 S3, you might not think it was such a good deal after all.
    Why does everyone say "$600". I'm sure 95% of us didn't buy it at full retail price. It's pretty ridiculous.
    I got mine for $200, most people probably got it for cheaper.

    Unless you had personal experiences with 3rd party batteries overheating, you shouldn't make such claims, for there are 3rd party batteries out there that probably work as good as OEM.
    10-01-2012 10:50 AM
  6. kjnangre's Avatar
    Why does everyone say "$600". I'm sure 95% of us didn't buy it at full retail price. It's pretty ridiculous.
    I got mine for $200, most people probably got it for cheaper.
    Come on, it's a simple idea. Let's say your phone gets damaged and you need to replace it. You think you'll get another one for under $200?? Not a chance; your 2 year contract has just barely started. You're going to have to pay full retail. In this thread, I was talking about replacing a damaged phone, therefore $600 is pretty close to the correct number. $200 is, as you say, ridiculous.

    Unless you had personal experiences with 3rd party batteries overheating, you shouldn't make such claims, for there are 3rd party batteries out there that probably work as good as OEM.
    I have no personal experiences with these 3rd party batteries cause I would never use one. I am however an electrical engineer with several years of battery design experience and I assure you, it is most definitely possible.
    10-01-2012 11:14 AM
  7. worwig's Avatar
    I am however an electrical engineer with several years of battery design experience and I assure you, it is most definitely possible.
    Then you should know that the switch mode supplies used in the charging circuit are thermally protected. The phone itself has thermal, over voltage, and under voltage protection. Not even including the protection that would be included in a packaged LiIon battery. No reason to be so paranoid.

    But in the end, every third party battery I have ever tested has mediocre capacity.
    funkylogik and brewzer like this.
    10-01-2012 11:32 AM
  8. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    My external battery just came . 8400 mah in such a small device

    On my Samsung galaxy s3 running android 4.0

    Because unlike ios, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not in infinite cluttered homescreens
    Attached Thumbnails  spear battery-uploadfromtaptalk1349115603542.jpg  
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    10-01-2012 01:20 PM
  9. lbkiml's Avatar
    Come on, it's a simple idea. Let's say your phone gets damaged and you need to replace it. You think you'll get another one for under $200?? Not a chance; your 2 year contract has just barely started. You're going to have to pay full retail. In this thread, I was talking about replacing a damaged phone, therefore $600 is pretty close to the correct number. $200 is, as you say, ridiculous.
    $600 is a number Samsung throws out there. We all know it doesn't cost that much to make it, esp in the quantities and cheap labor. It doesn't even cost $200..
    10-01-2012 02:21 PM
  10. funkylogik's Avatar
    mine was 600 lol UK POUNDS STERLING!

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-01-2012 02:40 PM
  11. funkylogik's Avatar
    My external battery just came . 8400 mah in such a small device

    On my Samsung galaxy s3 running android 4.0

    Because unlike ios, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not in infinite cluttered homescreens
    nice man. how does it work?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-01-2012 02:42 PM
  12. cgardnervt's Avatar
    My external battery just came . 8400 mah in such a small device

    On my Samsung galaxy s3 running android 4.0

    Because unlike ios, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not in infinite cluttered homescreens
    Looks interesting! Is this it?

    http://www.amazon.com/PowerGen-Exter...cUvbUpU2200331

    Thanks
    10-01-2012 02:44 PM
  13. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    Looks interesting! Is this it?

    http://www.amazon.com/PowerGen-Exter...cUvbUpU2200717

    Thanks
    Yup, i ordered it last week and it came today

    On my Samsung galaxy s3 running android 4.0

    Because unlike ios, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not in infinite cluttered homescreens
    10-01-2012 05:36 PM
  14. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    nice man. how does it work?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    You basically charge it, and then it can charge your devices on the go until it runs out of juice

    Beats walking around with 3 extra batteries imo

    On my Samsung galaxy s3 running android 4.0

    Because unlike ios, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not in infinite cluttered homescreens
    10-01-2012 05:37 PM
  15. Roffles's Avatar
    I got my oem spear battery for $20 at the Verizon store.
    10-01-2012 07:38 PM
  16. funkylogik's Avatar
    You basically charge it, and then it can charge your devices on the go until it runs out of juice

    Beats walking around with 3 extra batteries imo

    On my Samsung galaxy s3 running android 4.0

    Because unlike ios, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not in infinite cluttered homescreens
    cool so its not like a case, its basicly a big storage of portable lecky to charge the phone with?
    how many full charges does it give mate?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-01-2012 07:53 PM
  17. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    cool so its not like a case, its basicly a big storage of portable lecky to charge the phone with?
    how many full charges does it give mate?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    Yea

    It gives 3.5 charges in 2v and 4.0 charges on 0.6v

    On my Samsung galaxy s3 running android 4.0

    Because unlike ios, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not in infinite cluttered homescreens
    10-01-2012 08:14 PM
  18. funkylogik's Avatar
    cool man. how long does it take to charge the charger?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-01-2012 08:42 PM
  19. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    cool man. how long does it take to charge the charger?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    Not too sure, if came fully charged then I charged two devices for like 20 minutes and it lost a bar so I went to sleep and charged it for like 2 hours and let it charge back to full

    But I'm not too sure, it's draining pretty quickly atm,went down two bars in an hour,it keeps blinding from 3 bars down to 2

    On my Samsung galaxy s3 running android 4.0

    Because unlike ios, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not in infinite cluttered homescreens
    Attached Thumbnails  spear battery-uploadfromtaptalk1349144948471.jpg  
    10-01-2012 09:29 PM
  20. funkylogik's Avatar
    how much did the dude cost u?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-01-2012 10:26 PM
  21. worwig's Avatar
    I got one like that for when I go camping. It is an Anker Astro with a 10,000 MaHr battery. It can recharge the S3 5 or more times. The Anker pack has a 12 volt charger, or I have a connection to charge it from my motorcycle while on the road. Very handy. It will even recharge my tablet a couple of times. It was a bit pricy at around $60 USD, but it is handy and solves a lot of problems with charging.
    10-01-2012 10:42 PM
  22. funkylogik's Avatar
    i saw some really cheap car phone chargers in what yous call "the mall".
    they were basicly the bullet shaped cig' lighter jack with a slot for a USB cable. should they be avoided?
    they were like equivelant of $4....

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-01-2012 10:53 PM
  23. Yell0w's Avatar
    wow, i guess this is way overpriced.
    10-02-2012 12:38 AM
  24. funkylogik's Avatar
    in a word..... AYE lol id rather get one of them wee wind-up chargers from PoundLand

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-02-2012 01:43 AM
  25. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    how much did the dude cost u?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    39$

    On my Samsung galaxy s3 running android 4.0

    Because unlike ios, i keep my apps in app drawers, and not in infinite cluttered homescreens
    10-02-2012 04:38 AM
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