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Old October 14th, 2012, 07:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Samsung finally added a spare battery to their list of accessories. However at a cost of $39.99, it's a bit steep. It does have the NFC chip built in to it, but I could do without for a spare battery, if they'd make this about $20. Come on Samsung.

Standard Battery (1800mA)

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Old October 14th, 2012, 08:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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BACKORDERED!!!.....WTF Samsung???


NOW AVAILABLE...BUT STILL $39.99
Should I buy it or wait for Anker or others to make a
more favorably priced replacement?
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Old October 17th, 2012, 12:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not sure how long it is good for, but when I registered my phone on Samsung's site, they sent me a 50% off accessories code. That could help.
Also, is it just the battery or is there a charger included as well?
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Old October 17th, 2012, 01:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ERRRRR!! I registered my phone but didn't register the IMEI and already
ordered battery. I did find a 20% off coupon, but 50% would have obviously been better.
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I just received my spare battery, from Samsung, today. No surprises, its 3.8v 1800mah and has nfc.

Now I just need to find an external charger to keep this spare charged.
Anyone have any leads on this?
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Old October 26th, 2012, 09:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yesterday I picked up a Digipower Universal Charger model # TC-U400 that seems to do the job of portable charger. You have to make sure the battery is seated so it reaches the contacts and allows the battery to charge. You'll know its right if the 4 green lights flash in sequence until the battery is fully charged. Then they will all be solidly lit indicating full charge.

Its about $27 on Amazon
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Amazon has a replacement battery by a company called EZOpower.
Its only $7.00. At that price, it surely doesn't have an NFC chip, but who cares?

Anyone have any experience with them or this battery?
Other batteries they sell seem to have fairly high feedback.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 01:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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You might have to be the guinea pig and try it out and report back.
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It seems that you and I are among the few living souls on this forum. There is so much to like about this device. Aren't there more people packing Relays?
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There probably are others, but with such little support in xda, many shy away. I think it's a great phone with so much untapped potential, but just like with my MyTouch 4g Slide, there was another phone with slightly better specs that was essentially the same in other ways, but it got all the love.
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I still poke my head in here, but the thread in the G2 General Discussion (yeah, still no forum for the Relay) on xda is far more active and for my purposes more informative.
There's a version of CM9 that people say is functional as a daily use rom and some other things going on.
It's getting dev support, but it's pretty much one person, so it's a little slow going unfortunately
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Default Re: Samsung just added a spare battery to their list of accessories

If anyone still checks here and wants an after market battery there's a bunch out now. I just got these last week:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hyperion-Samsung-GALAXY-S-RELAY-SGH-T699-2-x-Battery-Charger-/281040939649

2 batterys and a charger for $19.99 with free shipping. I ordered them Wednesday afternoon and they arrived Saturday.
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How do you like these batteries? Is it difficult to get the charging leads to line up with the + & - on the battery?
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Fine so far. Havent fully run them down so not sure about the life because I got in the habit of always plugging in.
Lining up the pos and neg isnt a problem at all
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Update. The batteries are goo, but can take a bit to charge comparatively and the charger itself stopped working properly.
Still $20 for 2 batteries isn't bad
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