1. Nicole0300's Avatar
    My s5 has been draining like crazy for months now. I'm finally giving in and buying a replacement battery. I recently bought a new one from Anker off Amazon, it's just a basic replacement battery. I was wondering if anyone uses them and how well they hold up compared to the original Samsung battery? They have Samsung batteries on Amazon to buy for $10, Verizon wanted me to pay $30.
    The Anker one I just bought was $10.
    Is it a good idea to buy batteries from Amazon? All the 3rd party suppliers I saw had excellent views but people still complained about the battery they recieved. Thoughts?
    03-31-2016 12:13 PM
  2. BlurryEyed's Avatar
    Yes I just bought an OEM Samsung battery off Amazon a month ago and it made a nice difference. I also bought a wall battery charger so am never without a fully charged battery now.

    Posted from AC on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900V
    03-31-2016 12:20 PM
  3. BlurryEyed's Avatar
    Samsung OEM Replacement Standard Battery Internal for Galaxy S5 with US Warranty - Frustration-Free Packaging - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0123MKO7G...cUvbUpU5096795

    Posted from AC on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900V
    03-31-2016 12:21 PM
  4. conanbarb's Avatar
    I was in the same situation a few weeks ago and ended up buying direct from Verizon with my corporate discount due to some of the reviews. There were too many complaints of the battery being used, water damage, no NFC antenna and not a true OEM, but a knockoff so be careful. It definitely made a difference with my 2 year old S5. Now instead of my battery dying by 2pm I can get to 10PM or even sometimes the whole day with moderate usage.
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    03-31-2016 12:32 PM
  5. TickRancher's Avatar
    Anker is a good brand. I've purchased several items including batteries, and have had no problems.
    03-31-2016 06:54 PM
  6. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    I have tried a variety of aftermarket batteries including Anker. They are OK but don't seem to last as long as the OEM battery. When possible, I buy the OEM battery sold by Amazon as opposed to another seller.
    03-31-2016 08:58 PM
  7. BlurryEyed's Avatar
    Since OEM batteries are $10 on Amazon, I don't know why anyone would bother with off-brand batteries from...who knows where.
    04-01-2016 03:02 PM

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