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  1. dpham00's Avatar
    The father is full of it. It isn't getting hushed up just by giving it to Samsung. The only way it gets hushed up is by him agreeing to a settlement, which could only come after Samsung investigates.

    There was a story last year as well about an s3 i believe exploding in a girl's pant. It happened to be that a third party battery was used.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    04-27-2014 08:46 AM
  2. dd4's Avatar
    It's a two step process. If you haven't already, register an account on the Samsung site. Then log into the Samsung app store on your phone. You will get an email with the rewards.
    Hmm did all that. I made a Samsung account when I set the phone up but no email with the voucher code. Perhaps its only in America or something. I am in the UK
    04-27-2014 02:10 PM
  3. deebee09's Avatar
    The original battery that comes with a new phone is the largest and best size for the product at the time of design. Newer batteries with larger capacities came out later with more advanced and efficient technology for the same type of battery. One thing to consider is that the phone and the battery could get warmer with a larger capacity and if getting above a max level of temperature that can be handled without damaging the phone or battery or even worse having a battery blow or burn up.
    03-09-2016 03:07 PM
  4. badbrandon71's Avatar
    So you either work for Samsung or you sell regular size batteries and chargers or your just NAIVE. Samsung and every other phone company have access too tons of technology that includes batteries that could hold twice as much power and more. If they put all the technology into a phone right now no one would need to buy a new phone every 6 months. Just look at all the companies, especially APPLE. They barely change the phones at all and say it's all new. Oh yaaaaaeeey, they put another megapixel in the camera. It's so much better now. You really need to get your fact up too speed.
    11-21-2016 10:24 AM
  5. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I replaced my S5 battery over 2 years ago with an original OEM Samsung. Still going strong.
    11-21-2016 10:51 AM
  6. nomadh's Avatar
    I have the big anker aftermarket battery that comes with its own case. It has to, the battery is triple sized and powered. Its been flawless for 2 years now. I can stream all day, do calls, browse at lunch, look up products. Then at home still stream in the background, and browse the web while watching tv atnight. and still have 20% left.
    Its heavier but only really too heavy in a shirt breast pocket. Fine in a pants pocket, jacket or the hand.
    It charges and discharges predictably and the battery chip can always give the correct status.
    11-21-2016 07:08 PM
  7. Joe Volpe's Avatar
    Very true. I usually buy batteries directly from Samsung using the 50% off coupon.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    How do you use a 50% off coupon? where'd you get it? can I use that option? I'm on ebay looking at 5400 mAh!?! And I keep thinking my phone is NOT designed for this. I have an s5 active and I'm out with it constantly. where I work has a very bad signal so it's alway on the charger. Now the battery is definitely weak. idk lmk about the coupond and if anybody has experienced a good situation with a 3rd party larger mAh battery. (same size and seller has great rep)??
    thanks Joe
    12-27-2017 07:37 PM
  8. Steven Peterson's Avatar
    How do you use a 50% off coupon? where'd you get it? can I use that option? I'm on ebay looking at 5400 mAh!?! And I keep thinking my phone is NOT designed for this. I have an s5 active and I'm out with it constantly. where I work has a very bad signal so it's alway on the charger. Now the battery is definitely weak. idk lmk about the coupond and if anybody has experienced a good situation with a 3rd party larger mAh battery. (same size and seller has great rep)??
    thanks Joe
    Unfortunately, Samsung quit making OEM batteries for the S5 a few years ago. From what I have been reading, ALL of the supposed 'OEM' batteries on ebay are chinese knock offs.
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