1. skipreid45's Avatar
    So it's pretty apparent that the battery in the S4 is not great. In fact, it's the worst battery I have ever had in a smart phone. I don't want to just buy another stock battery
    if it's going to be just as bad. Does anyone know of a replacement extended battery that happens to be the same physical size, not requiring a new larger back cover for the phone?
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    10-16-2013 09:59 AM
  2. Gojushiho's Avatar
    That's interesting because I think I'm having problems with my battery ghosting the bottom of the screen. So I'll be interested in the replies to your question.

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    10-16-2013 10:02 AM
  3. trucky's Avatar
    It's to the manufacturer's advantage to pack in as much battery capacity as possible without compromising phone size and weight as the phone comes stock. There are a few aftermarket batteries that will fit and claim some amount of additional capacity. I doubt you will see any real benefit unless you go with an extended battery and matching back cover. Those are available in 7000 mAh and greater, giving you tons of juice.
    10-16-2013 11:43 AM
  4. sharpehenry's Avatar
    instead, you could look for battery case. protective case included with extra battery. just google 's4 battery case' and you will see whole variety of product from $20 to $100+
    something like this.. (just giving you idea what to look for)
    Extended Battery Power Case w/Kickstand for Samsung Galaxy S4, Pebble Blue/Black (3200 mAh)
    10-16-2013 11:54 AM
  5. wtherrell's Avatar
    So it's pretty apparent that the battery in the S4 is not great. In fact, it's the worst battery I have ever had in a smart phone. I don't want to just buy another stock battery
    if it's going to be just as bad. Does anyone know of a replacement extended battery that happens to be the same physical size, not requiring a new larger back cover for the phone?
    I am getting 17-18 hrs with 3 1/2 hrs screen time. I turned off Google Now & use Juice Defender PRO to manage when wifi & mobile data turn on for synchronization. Also running custom rom & kernel.

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    10-16-2013 01:08 PM
  6. STSVA's Avatar
    My apologies for being slightly off topic and not suggesting an extended life battery, but I've found the stock battery life to be pretty good. In that regard, it should be noted that I'm not a heavy user and tend to re-charge often. My primary battery charge preservers are Snapdragon's BatterGuru app, the Lux Auto Brightness app, turning off location access in Google apps except when actually needed, and using airplane mode when home at night (I have a very weak cell signal at home so rely on landline for phone service there). I'm currently at 47% battery charge with 2d 17h 34m on battery (but only 1h 26m screen time). There do seem to be a lot of defective battery reports here, but still very small numbers compared to the total number of S4s that have been sold.
    10-16-2013 02:08 PM
  7. Gojushiho's Avatar
    Thanks for that. I'm certainly going to try some of the battery preserving applications. I used to charge my phone when it was in the protective case which was a mistake. I certainly find that when everything is turned off (Bluetooth, 4G and WiFi) the battery hardly drains at all.

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    10-16-2013 02:16 PM
  8. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    Thanks for that. I'm certainly going to try some of the battery preserving applications. I used to charge my phone when it was in the protective case which was a mistake. I certainly find that when everything is turned off (Bluetooth, 4G and WiFi) the battery hardly drains at all.

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    Why was charging in the case a mistake?

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    10-16-2013 02:18 PM
  9. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    I'm actually pretty impressed with the battery on this phone. As someone else pointed out, I'd go with one of the thicker batteries that needs a bigger back cover though. I'd be curious to see how well those work.
    10-16-2013 02:20 PM
  10. Gojushiho's Avatar
    Apparently it generates lots of heat and can ruin the battery and the phone!

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    10-16-2013 02:42 PM
  11. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    Apparently it generates lots of heat and can ruin the battery and the phone!

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    Oh wow I never knew that

    Sent from my *PURPLE* Galaxy S4
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    10-16-2013 06:09 PM
  12. RageRoids's Avatar
    For the same dimensions I think theres only really the ZeroLemon 3000 mah but it doesnt have NFC.

    I went with the Anker battery, its exactly the same as Samsungs.
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    10-16-2013 07:07 PM
  13. Gojushiho's Avatar
    Ok. So I take it that the Anker battery is cheaper? I know that you can get larger capacity ones with a special back. I think that OEM must be the safest.

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    10-16-2013 11:46 PM
  14. RageRoids's Avatar
    Its cheaper if you buy the bundle 2 x for 20 here.

    Quality seems good.
    10-17-2013 09:49 AM
  15. skipreid45's Avatar
    Well I am certainly not getting the life that I used to or even close to the life that my old Droid 3 had. I have never posted my stats before...could someone
    look at these and give me some suggestions?

    Replacement battery?-screenshot_2013-10-17-13-20-32.jpg
    Replacement battery?-screenshot_2013-10-17-13-20-39.jpg
    Replacement battery?-screenshot_2013-10-17-13-20-48.jpg
    10-17-2013 01:37 PM
  16. Gojushiho's Avatar
    The screen always takes a lot of power. I've bought the Anker 5200mAh since it was half price. I just hope it fits and does not make the phone like a brick!

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    10-17-2013 11:30 PM
  17. Gojushiho's Avatar
    You have auto brightness on?

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    10-17-2013 11:32 PM
  18. anon(6174973)'s Avatar
    Well I am certainly not getting the life that I used to or even close to the life that my old Droid 3 had. I have never posted my stats before...could someone
    look at these and give me some suggestions?

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    That is quite a decent battery. Take a look at mine.


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    10-18-2013 02:47 AM
  19. skipreid45's Avatar
    You have auto brightness on?

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    Yes, I do have auto brightness on.
    10-20-2013 10:01 AM
  20. Gojushiho's Avatar
    Well I've received my Anker 5200mAh battery now and I think it's superb. It fitted like OEM and the back is great. It does make the phone more bulky but more solid to hold which is good. If you're having battery drain it's worth a punt. I got it at half price on Amazon UK.

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    10-22-2013 11:18 PM

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