1. m.vasquez009's Avatar
    can someone help to answer why the att version of the sgs2 has a smaller battery than the sprint version of the phone?? and would the smaller battery size impact the battery life of the phone alot?
    09-24-2011 12:07 AM
  2. dchawk81's Avatar
    Smaller screen, smaller chassis, less space.
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    09-24-2011 12:09 AM
  3. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I agree with the above :-)
    09-24-2011 12:23 AM
  4. LazrRocketArm's Avatar
    I would also point out, the Sprint Version uses more battery with the WiMax 4g.
    ATT HSPA+ is executed from the service side, NOT the hardware side (phone).
    The battery size is already physically larger due to the NFC, so I am sure ATT didn't want
    to make it any thicker. I would imagine the battery life will be as good or Better than sprint.
    09-24-2011 09:11 AM
  5. Jeremy's Avatar
    Smaller screen, smaller chassis, less space.
    This is exactly the reason for a smaller battery. The 1650 is plenty for the AT&T version.
    09-24-2011 01:10 PM
  6. JayWill's Avatar
    Yeah no 4G radio was probably a big part of the decision, along with the other stuff mentioned.
    09-24-2011 03:24 PM
  7. Statusnone's Avatar
    And the fact that (for me anyway) I get MUCH stronger signal with AT&T. With Sprint, the weak signal was a huge drain on the battery when I had the ET4G.
    09-24-2011 03:27 PM
  8. sooby77's Avatar
    1650mah is standard Galaxy S2 battery size. Sprint's version has a larger battery because the screen sucks up more juice and that needs to be compensated.
    09-24-2011 04:03 PM
  9. haison's Avatar
    Why the smaller battery? because it is the same as original Galaxy S II. . . . Sprint had Samsung make the changes for their line up.
    09-24-2011 04:51 PM
  10. ijip's Avatar
    also it seems they added the NFC chip into the batt.... so that may take up a bit of room as well
    09-24-2011 06:20 PM
  11. mpazevedo's Avatar
    If it ain't broken don't fix it. It's the same size as the international version minus the thickness with the NFC. It has been selling well around the globe and they have worked out the bugs for us. Bonus for us. I will be getting an extra battery with it though because I'm going to be using it a lot. Getting it with that stand because it comes with the battery. The battery alone is $40 the stand is $50 but you get a battery included.
    09-24-2011 11:32 PM
  12. Statusnone's Avatar
    If it ain't broken don't fix it. It's the same size as the international version minus the thickness with the NFC. It has been selling well around the globe and they have worked out the bugs for us. Bonus for us. I will be getting an extra battery with it though because I'm going to be using it a lot. Getting it with that stand because it comes with the battery. The battery alone is $40 the stand is $50 but you get a battery included.
    What is this stand with the battery that everyone has been talking about? I'd love to get this as well.
    09-24-2011 11:33 PM
  13. mpazevedo's Avatar
    What is this stand with the battery that everyone has been talking about? I'd love to get this as well.
    Galaxy SII, available at AT&T i777 Spare Battery Charging System | Samsung Mobile

    Check out the other accessories also.
    09-25-2011 12:32 AM
  14. Aquarianperry's Avatar
    I grabbed the Official NFC version of the extended 2000mah battery with bigger back for the GSII in preparation of getting the phone next Sunday, the bigger battery and back replacement just add 1mm to the thickness and makes the back flush with the bump at the bottom and better protects the back camera, not a bad loss of 1mm thickness for +20% extra battery, better cooling and added protection due to the different back!

    While I was ordering the extended battery I also stumbled upon the battery charger stand so I got two of them as well one for home and one for the office, everything should be delivered to me by next Friday .
    09-25-2011 12:01 PM
  15. timberga's Avatar
    I grabbed the Official NFC version of the extended 2000mah battery with bigger back for the GSII in preparation of getting the phone next Sunday, the bigger battery and back replacement just add 1mm to the thickness and makes the back flush with the bump at the bottom and better protects the back camera, not a bad loss of 1mm thickness for +20% extra battery, better cooling and added protection due to the different back!

    While I was ordering the extended battery I also stumbled upon the battery charger stand so I got two of them as well one for home and one for the office, everything should be delivered to me by next Friday .
    Where did you buy your accessories from?
    09-25-2011 01:50 PM
  16. dchawk81's Avatar
    The 1650 is plenty for the AT&T version.
    I wish I had 6000.
    09-25-2011 02:18 PM
  17. Statusnone's Avatar
    Where did you buy your accessories from?
    I second this. Need to know, 2000mAh is sexy.
    09-25-2011 03:10 PM
  18. Emcee's Avatar
    I second this. Need to know, 2000mAh is sexy.
    +1! Also, could we get some pics of the bigger back flush with the camera bump? I was wondering if an extended back might fit like that.
    09-25-2011 03:24 PM
  19. Aquarianperry's Avatar
    Where did you buy your accessories from?
    Samsung on Export Priv

    The 2000mah battery was around $35 and for two of the charger stands they were $13 each, Shipping I did the express for $20 since it was overseas so everything came out to be about $80 USD, not too bad a price!
    09-25-2011 07:39 PM
  20. Aquarianperry's Avatar
    +1! Also, could we get some pics of the bigger back flush with the camera bump? I was wondering if an extended back might fit like that.
    here's a video of it:



    IMHO I like the flush back look better while the camera is recessed just a bit from the back casing to help protect it and this doesn't really add but a mere 1mm to the thickness making it just a bit smaller than the GS1 while adding more battery life... heck they should have made it like this to begin with!
    09-25-2011 07:46 PM
  21. Aquarianperry's Avatar
    Here's another video which shows what I'm talking about better size wise, sorry about the non english videos, right now the pack is only available in Europe and Asia:

    09-25-2011 07:59 PM
  22. mpazevedo's Avatar
    I hate to be the berer of bad news but I think this might not work on the AT&T phone. The dimensions of the phone is a little different. Look up the cases thread for info on specs. Hopefully I'm wrong about it. You might be our guinea pig.
    09-25-2011 08:12 PM
  23. Aquarianperry's Avatar
    I hate to be the berer of bad news but I think this might not work on the AT&T phone. The dimensions of the phone is a little different. Look up the cases thread for info on specs. Hopefully I'm wrong about it. You might be our guinea pig.

    LOL I hope not since the battery size between the AT&T GS2 and the intl version of the phone is the same so hopefully the case will fit, if not it'll be on Craigslist .
    09-25-2011 08:34 PM
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