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Old October 25th, 2012, 10:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Extended batteries? I keep seeing various posts with tons of batteries...

I'm not sure which one to go with.... I see that amazon has quite a few but lots of brands and personal comments and prices...

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I bought mine on ebay for $10. I don't know how they compare to the others, but for the price I have been extremely happy.
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I highly recommend getting a battery that fits in a silicone type case.

Don't be forced into buying your next phone until you're ready.
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I highly recommend getting a battery that fits in a silicone type case.

Don't be forced into buying your next phone until you're ready.
This wasn't a force purchase. It was solely my decision after leaving VZ.
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This wasn't a force purchase. It was solely my decision after leaving VZ.
You missed my point.

If you buy an extended life battery that doesn't fit in a silicone case then drop your phone on hardwood floors and break it ... I have dropped my phone many times and I do not have any carpeting.
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You missed my point.

If you buy an extended life battery that doesn't fit in a silicone case then drop your phone on hardwood floors and break it ... I have dropped my phone many times and I do not have any carpeting.
I have actually dropped my GSII several times on hardwood floors and sidewalks and a few scratches, but that's it

Some people say it feels cheap, but the reality is that it is a really well built phone.
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 07:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have actually dropped my GSII several times on hardwood floors and sidewalks and a few scratches, but that's it

Some people say it feels cheap, but the reality is that it is a really well built phone.
I just ordered this extended battery, cover, and TPU case(the case is halfway down the page).

Trexcell Samsung Epic 4G Touch 3800mAh Extended Battery Cover Sprint Only | eBay

The case is made of thermoplastic polyurethane
. Good price for everything, mixed reviews. I'll condition this battery before I really use it - install the new battery, use/drain it 'till the phone turns off, leave it off, plug in charger and wait till full charge, turn phone on, and repeat entire process until I get bored. Then do this once a week.

A good program for draining the battery faster is Juice Offender (not Juice Defender). Install that, check-mark everything except the vibrator and LED flash. I believe these can be damaged if they are left on too long. I use this program and can drain a full stock battery in less than an hour. I don't care what the manufacturers say, conditioning a cell phone battery helps.
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l bot several batteries - one frm Amazon called "Magic Mobile" 3500mAh (came w/ extended back cover) , but it doesn't last any longer than the regular 1800mAh ones from EC Technology. The ECT ones are lasting comparable to the original Samsung that came w/ the phone - maybe a little better. Just my experiences.
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I received my Trexcell 3800mA extended battery, back cover, and case. I've only been using it for a few days but it seems to hold a charge twice as long as my original battery! That makes sense... twice as big (3800mA vs 1800mA) means twice as long! When I install the extended battery, case, and cover, the total thickness of the phone is exactly 18mm, the same as my old Palm Centro with no case. I'm happy!
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I'm not sure which one to go with.... I see that amazon has quite a few but lots of brands and personal comments and prices...
I got a Trexcell battery a while ago, and am pretty satisfied with it... It is odd that they have not come up with cases for them...


Amazon.com: Trexcell Samsung Epic Touch 4G SPH-D710 3800mah Extended Battery + Cover (Compatible ONLY with SPRINT Epic Touch Phone): Cell Phones & Accessories
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I got a Trexcell battery a while ago, and am pretty satisfied with it... It is odd that they have not come up with cases for them...


Amazon.com: Trexcell Samsung Epic Touch 4G SPH-D710 3800mah Extended Battery + Cover (Compatible ONLY with SPRINT Epic Touch Phone): Cell Phones & Accessories

There IS one case for $8.99, it's on the link you provided above. It's the case I got and it fits pretty good! You can get it here too...


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Trexcell-Samsung-Epic-Touch-4G-Extended-Battery-Thermoplastic-TPU-Case-/280806821171?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item4161640d3 3
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