1. MikeLip's Avatar
    OK, while the N2 actually has very good battery, I went looking for more. On the basis of a few recommendations and good reviews elsewhere I got the ZeroLemons 9300mAhr monster battery thinking "Well, the N2 is already pretty big. A little bigger won't hurt." Well, depends on who you are. The battery is just exactly as advertised. It's huge and the phone runs basically forever. BUT - and this is a BIG BUT - it's HUGE. The battery itself is as heavy as the phone, and the back is quite thick and wraps around the body of the phone in the same way as a TPU case. Only thicker. The back looks just ugly. It also feels like a loose fit - it's not snug like the Cruzerlites are. I guess it won't fall off but it's not confidence inspiring. There is no other word for it - it's hideous. It more than doubles the depth of the phone and makes it wider and taller. It makes it a LOT heavier. So unless you need all that battery - and yes, there are times when it's nice to have - I'd pass.

    The Onite on the other hand is downright good looking. It doesn't have the sheer capacity of the ZL, but it doubles your operational time with no problem at all. I got the grey back and it looks like it belongs on the phone - it's well made and does not add to the width or height of the phone. It doesn't have the metallic finish of the original back, but it does have a metal flake thing going on that looks like it could have come straight from Samsung. The back is more contoured than the ZL - because there is less battery in there. It does not wrap around but snaps on just as the original back. This allows the phone to live in my jeans pockets as before. The weight is not as extreme, the size differential is nowhere near as much as with ZL, you get a lot more runtime - if not as much as with ZL. Plus the back looks good. It's also cheaper than the ZL. I wish I had gone looking for the Onite first. I had one for my S3 and it was a great accessory. It will be great with the N2.

    So, if what you are after is sheer runtime and you don't care what it looks like or how big it is, get the ZL. If you want to retain the N2s good looks but want more battery and to spend less (about half the ZLs cost) get the Onite.

    Oh yeah - if you buy either, don't be that guy on the Amazon review area of the ZL who took it apart, shorted the batteries, then claimed ZL was selling "explosive devices." Well, not unless you're willing to do that on Youtube so I can watch and laugh.
    Karl Thomas likes this.
    05-10-2013 06:20 AM
  2. bigdonpaul's Avatar
    The battery arrived today for me. Do you know of any cases that work with it?
    05-13-2013 08:13 PM
  3. steveinil's Avatar
    any pics of the phone with the new battery on it?
    05-14-2013 08:13 AM
  4. MikeLip's Avatar
    The battery arrived today for me. Do you know of any cases that work with it?
    Nope. I sure don't. That's typical of extended battery backs. Unless the maker of the back makes a case for it you are out of luck. There may be a belt pouch that would fit it. The best maker of belt pouches in the entire universe is Ripoffs. Their website is horrifying and badly outdated. But I am willing to bet they have one that will work.

    - - - Updated - - -

    any pics of the phone with the new battery on it?
    I will post a couple tomorrow. I should have done that in the first place.
    05-14-2013 08:37 AM
  5. steveinil's Avatar
    np just wondering dont have a note yet just trying to decide between that and the S4 still
    05-14-2013 10:05 AM
  6. Karl Thomas's Avatar
    OK, while the N2 actually has very good battery, I went looking for more. On the basis of a few recommendations and good reviews elsewhere I got the ZeroLemons 9300mAhr monster battery thinking "Well, the N2 is already pretty big. A little bigger won't hurt." Well, depends on who you are. The battery is just exactly as advertised. It's huge and the phone runs basically forever. BUT - and this is a BIG BUT - it's HUGE. The battery itself is as heavy as the phone, and the back is quite thick and wraps around the body of the phone in the same way as a TPU case. Only thicker. The back looks just ugly. It also feels like a loose fit - it's not snug like the Cruzerlites are. I guess it won't fall off but it's not confidence inspiring. There is no other word for it - it's hideous. It more than doubles the depth of the phone and makes it wider and taller. It makes it a LOT heavier. So unless you need all that battery - and yes, there are times when it's nice to have - I'd pass.

    The Onite on the other hand is downright good looking. It doesn't have the sheer capacity of the ZL, but it doubles your operational time with no problem at all. I got the grey back and it looks like it belongs on the phone - it's well made and does not add to the width or height of the phone. It doesn't have the metallic finish of the original back, but it does have a metal flake thing going on that looks like it could have come straight from Samsung. The back is more contoured than the ZL - because there is less battery in there. It does not wrap around but snaps on just as the original back. This allows the phone to live in my jeans pockets as before. The weight is not as extreme, the size differential is nowhere near as much as with ZL, you get a lot more runtime - if not as much as with ZL. Plus the back looks good. It's also cheaper than the ZL. I wish I had gone looking for the Onite first. I had one for my S3 and it was a great accessory. It will be great with the N2.

    So, if what you are after is sheer runtime and you don't care what it looks like or how big it is, get the ZL. If you want to retain the N2s good looks but want more battery and to spend less (about half the ZLs cost) get the Onite.

    Oh yeah - if you buy either, don't be that guy on the Amazon review area of the ZL who took it apart, shorted the batteries, then claimed ZL was selling "explosive devices." Well, not unless you're willing to do that on Youtube so I can watch and laugh.
    Sounds great! I would have a try.
    06-27-2014 03:45 PM

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