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Old August 12th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #51 (permalink)
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If you can palm a basketball, you would be fine. I have medium sized hands and is too awkward. Since a sunk cost for me now, I am going to carve on it as mentioned above, to see if my opinion changes any.


Update:

I cut out the area and bezel where the volume, power and USB are. Makes it more usable, since easier to locate/operate the buttons and less chance of pressing by mistake. In fact, it IMO looks better and functions like it should now. Feeling a little better about the purchase.

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Yep, I got used to it and cutting out the area around the buttons and charge port made it more usable, so still using the case. Got used to using the heck out of the GS3 and REALLY notice the difference with stock battery. Too slippery and exposed without the case and like the extra battery juice.
Do you have pictures of the case and the modifications you've done ?

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Old August 13th, 2012, 09:18 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Just received this battery and case today. Got it for vacation next week and hoping It can go awhile watching movies and playing games on the plane trip. My initial reaction is it's not as thick as I thought and actually makes it a bit easier to grip and handle....but will find out more tomorrow after charging it.

The case is a little disappointing.....the buttons are hard to press and one side clicks along the edge of my screen protector. Will see how it goes in the next few days.
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Just received this battery and case today. Got it for vacation next week and hoping It can go awhile watching movies and playing games on the plane trip. My initial reaction is it's not as thick as I thought and actually makes it a bit easier to grip and handle....but will find out more tomorrow after charging it.

The case is a little disappointing.....the buttons are hard to press and one side clicks along the edge of my screen protector. Will see how it goes in the next few days.
Yes please review this and take pictures if you can. This battery is pretty much the deciding factor if I get this device.
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Yes please review this and take pictures if you can. This battery is pretty much the deciding factor if I get this device.

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So far after my first charge I'm at 13 1/2 hours and the battery is at 66%. 2 hours screen time, a couple calls, texts, dozen pics, video, some pandora and music player, 15 min games and some internet. Letting it goes til it drains. Supposed to do it 3 or 4 times.

The white back that came with the battery fits nicely, The case is a pain. The buttons are hard to find and press. If there is anything else out there that would fit this please someone post it.
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Just ordered mine yesterday, and hope to jump to the level of not having my phone battery to worry about..

The previous posted experience i had, i.e. in Walmart, had to make important call, battery gone, and had to use my wife's IPhone 4S, did not sit well with me, and almost made me dump my S3 and go to dark side....
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So far after my first charge I'm at 13 1/2 hours and the battery is at 66%. 2 hours screen time, a couple calls, texts, dozen pics, video, some pandora and music player, 15 min games and some internet. Letting it goes til it drains. Supposed to do it 3 or 4 times.

The white back that came with the battery fits nicely, The case is a pain. The buttons are hard to find and press. If there is anything else out there that would fit this please someone post it.
I carved out the area around the buttons and cut off the bezel area too, in those same areas. Works MUCH better and makes the case practical. I did this for the buttons and the USB port. Also makes plugging in better.
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If you get the case, it works much better if you carve out the button areas and cut out the bezel in the same areas, including the USB port. Makes the case a lot better to use.

Do this of course with the case OFF of the device
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does the NFC still work?
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does the NFC still work?
Yes, my buddy has an S3 and we wanted to try out the S-Beam. A little hokey and you look goofy doing it but it still works (Me: Hyperion 4200maH, him: stock battery) with the larger battery.

On Amazon, my heading stated that it came "Now with NFC". Maybe the first batch didnt or they fixed it. All I know is that it works on mine.
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My new 4,000mAh battery is lasting about 4 or 5 days before it needs charging.
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Is Amazon the only place to buy them?
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Just an update and some pics of the thickness and case modified for the buttons.

On the normal battery it would drain 8-9% overnight and now it's about 3-4%....the
normal battery(for me anyway) would last all day with about 3 hours screen time. The extended lasted 2 days easy with about 6 1/2 hours screen time. I could see it lasting 4 days without much use.
I had intended to just use this battery for trips... You lose the sexy thinness... but the thickness does not bother me and the way the back tapers in it does make it a little easier to handle and it doesn't feel like it could snap in my pocket with the getting out of the car the wrong way.

The first pic shows the thickness without the case...



This one shows the case with cutting out the holes and bezel for the buttons.. I carved out the holes for the usb and headphones a little but left the bezel.



The last compares the thickness with the case on with a Ballistic case I had gotten for the original battery. They are about the same...but the Ballistic case would provide more protection in case of a drop I feel.



Over all for 20 some odd bucks not a bad deal I think...I may end up just leaving it in.
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I ordered a 4200mah hyperion battery (cover included) (item 271020016838) and case (item 280929699728) off ebay. I have background data restricted most of the time and the battery lasted 6 1/4 days. I am happy with it.
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Hmm i might be ordering this.. i think it would do the phone some good to add weight to it.. but dont know about the added on bulkness. I like the reviews you guys are posting. Helps in making my decision.
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Last run on mine netted me a little over 3 days with some heavier usage at times. By far an amazing performing battery and easily the best I've owned for an Android device.
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I pushed some heavy usage today.



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Can anyone suggest a battery to purchase that would not add extra bulk like that but would provide more battery usage than the stock battery?

Pretty happy with how slow it drains but you can never be happy enough
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Here I am right now with 5% remaining still...
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I bought a Hyperion 4000 extended battery for $21 delivered.
Has something changed? All I see on Amazon is a 4200mAh Hyperion.
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Amazon.com: Hyperion Samsung Galaxy SIII 4000mAh Extended Battery + White Back Cover (Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S III GT-i9300, AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung i747, Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung i535, T-mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung T999,

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About half an inch.
is it a 1/2 inch thick total with the external battery and tpu case?
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The case doesn't really add much more thickness...total maybe 5/8"...If you get the case it becomes much more usable if you carve out the buttons like Rushmore said.
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Do you have pictures of the case and the modifications you've done ?

Sorry I missed your post, but post 63 shows similar to what I did. I cut a little less off and also did the same thing for the USB port, but very similar results.

Wouldn't have thought such simple changes would make the case more usable, but it does- a lot.
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is it a 1/2 inch thick total with the external battery and tpu case?

Yes.

BTW, the case is worth it, since was in my Quest van today and forgot I had the GS3 in my lap. Got out and I watched as gravity did it's thing. It hit a corner on black top and was laying on the front when settled. No apparent damage to the phone, but I think it would have been opposite without the case.
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Has something changed? All I see on Amazon is a 4200mAh Hyperion.

I do not know. I do have the 4000 mAH version. Perhaps they decided to reduce down to one SKU for extended.
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I received mine. Day 2 with moderate to heavy usage and I still have 33% left. Im very impressed.

Yes the buttons are tough to hit through the case but the case looks great and seems to protect the device well. Once you know the sweet spot to squeeze your fine.

The extended battery is the same size as 2 standard batteries. I also like the way the added weight and size feels in my hand. The phone almost seems easier to hold now.

Highly recommend.
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I've also tried and recommend trident aegis case or incipio silicrylic case for dual layer protection with the standard battery.

Both have excellent fit and finish. Both offer great protection without any adding excess bulkiness to the phone.
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man i cant wait till im fully charged and start cycling this bad boy! days of usage sounds pretty bad ass..back when i had my Bionic with extended battery i was pretty fearless so I look forward to this
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I have received the QCell 4200 mAh. I do not find it too big or heavy at all. I hope it can get about 6 hours of Google Navigation at a time.
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I just installed the 4200mah battery, and the battery has been doing great so far. The only weird thing is that now I'm getting weird results when I look at my battery usage. Now "android system" is listed at the top of the list.
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I just installed the 4200mah battery, and the battery has been doing great so far. The only weird thing is that now I'm getting weird results when I look at my battery usage. Now "android system" is listed at the top of the list.
I think it changes depending on what you have running.
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I think it changes depending on what you have running.
True, but I haven't done anything differently today than what I normally do, and in the past, Cell Standby and Screen have always taken the majority of the battery by far. I'll keep watching it though. Just thought it was strange.
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Ordered the Siedio Case for Galaxy S3 for the Extended battery version..

Will NOT fit...sending back...

Does anyone have a solution to this issue? the phone is slick as an icecube..
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Well my battery usage looks normal again. Weird...
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Is this good for this battery? qcell 4200ma

I think qcell and hyperion are the same, cause I ordered 2 cases, one from each company (thru amazon.com) and the same shipping address, and very nice people to deal with, amazon had no white battery cover and qcell sent me a free one, so I have the blue battery cover with the black case from hyperion, and the white battery cover for the white qcell case.








and this was this morning, I spent 2 hrs in a weak signal area and it took 30% off


I also notice it drops to 98% quickly after I unplug phone from the charger, this was my 3rd discharge cycle.

The end 1%-20% last looonnnnggggg, I'm starting to think my top end on this is not good tho? What do you all think? does it seem good to you all??
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I have the Qcell and it started out great (2+ days easy) but it started to get weaker and would only end up lasting about 18 hours with 1-2 hours of screen time. Just received the hyperion 4200 mAh battery and hope that it stays working.
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Well, i'm returning the qcell battery and case, I leave the battery on the charger with a 100% overnight (6+hrs) and as soon as I unplug the charger my phone drops to 98% battery immediately, and it takes not much time to discharge the battery but a long time to charge it, and after reading all the reviews on it, I now know it does not have a full 4200 ma battery inside, look up the review on amazon, he posted a video, but the hyperion the same guy said is a true 4200 battery inside, and last longer also (so it must be).

The qcell case started to pull the edge on my screen protector today and starting to turn yellow on the sides.

Wish I knew all this before I ordered the qcell.

Anyway I ordered a hyperion 4200ma battery, I just cant see spending $100 on that other brand that is suppose to be best, but who knows.


How are all you hyperion batterie owners, is it still holding good?

Did you all charge the hyperion battery a full 12 hours + when you received it?
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Well, i'm returning the qcell battery and case, I leave the battery on the charger with a 100% overnight (6+hrs) and as soon as I unplug the charger my phone drops to 98% battery immediately, and it takes not much time to discharge the battery but a long time to charge it
I use Google Navigation a lot with my Qcell.

With the Nav screen dimming setting off it drops to about 92% for a 6 hour drive.

With the Nav screen dimming setting on it will stay at 100% all the time and if it starts at less than that it will rise to 100% and stay there.
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Does anyone know about a case for Hyperion for the Galaxy S3?
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I use Google Navigation a lot with my Qcell.

With the Nav screen dimming setting off it drops to about 92% for a 6 hour drive.

With the Nav screen dimming setting on it will stay at 100% all the time and if it starts at less than that it will rise to 100% and stay there.
That is great, I wish my qcell did that, then I would not be returning it, for a 6 hour drive with nav for my qcell it would be dead after the 6 hours for sure (if I even made it that long), I wrote to qcell 2 days ago and got no more response on this so back it goes.

hopefully you dont have one like mine and the one in the video on amazon, cause I pealed some of that back and my battery was not the entire package either, so I must have what the video said qcell are
this is the quote from it

this is qcell
"*update*
I googled the numbers on the battery "G494656ArJ" and found a Chinese web site... I clicked translate and found the exact specification for the cells used in the battery. Each cell is rated at 1630mAh, giving the battery a total capacity of 3260mAh.
*end update*"

and this is what he says about the hyperion

"I peeled back the label on the battery and I saw that the battery was identified as "495060AR" and if you google that, you will see the cells on Alibaba and each cell is rated at 2100mAh, for a total of 4200mAh. This battery is exactly as advertised."

So come on people how are your hyperion batteries holding out???
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this is the one I have and black, I have a white phone but ordered the blue battery case cause I think it will look better with the black case.
Amazon.com: Hyperion Samsung Galaxy S III Extended Battery HoneyComb TPU Case Black (Hyperion Retail Packaging) **Compatible with ALL Hyperion, Qcell, Onite, Anker, and most Generic Galaxy S3 Extended Battery Models**: Cell Phones & Accessories
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I googled the numbers on the battery "G494656ArJ" and found a Chinese web site... I clicked translate and found the exact specification for the cells used in the battery.
I pulled my Qcell and it has no numbers anywhere on it. Here is what it says -

QCELL
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Assembled in China
Voltage 3.7v Li-Ion Battery
hxxx://www.qcellpower.com


I bought it from Amazon.
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So come on people how are your hyperion batteries holding out???
Took on vacation and didn't have to worry once about it running out in a day. On plane ride watched movies, surfed, texted, calls. I had one 17 hour day going from Missoula Mt to Glacier National Park and back. Used the phone for Navigation, camera, video, in and out of signal, used the screen as a flashlight to read for almost 2 hours on the way back and was only down to 30%. The battery IMHO is a beast.
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I pulled my Qcell and it has no numbers anywhere on it. Here is what it says -

QCELL
P O W E R
Assembled in China
Voltage 3.7v Li-Ion Battery
hxxx://www.qcellpower.com


I bought it from Amazon.
I'm not responsible for anyone voiding a warranty , so with that said, you need to carefully peal the qcell label off and read the numbers on the silver, I believe, I would watch that video review on the amazon web site under the qcell battery.
Best of luck

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I also removed my qcell to send back and installed my stock battery, and so far I'm getting same battery results in the 3 hours as the qcell.
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I'm not responsible for anyone voiding a warranty , so with that said, you need to carefully peal the qcell label off and read the numbers on the silver, I believe, I would watch that video review on the amazon web site under the qcell battery.
Best of luck

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I also removed my qcell to send back and installed my stock battery, and so far I'm getting same battery results in the 3 hours as the qcell.
I believe the stock battery is 2200 mAh so I am not sure how it performs the same as one you believe to be 3260 mAh.

I will not be peeling anything on my battery but I note of 84 reviews on Amazon 69 are 5 star leading one to think you simply have a defective or as you seem to believe a substituted one. I think it would have been useful to alert Amazon of you suspicions.
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Just purchased this battery. After a full 12 hr charge read (phone turned off) it said fully(1oo%) charged. I turned on the phone to see it actually said 98%. Anyone have this happen to them?
I took out the original battery at 42% stored on the desk while charging new battery and reinserted it to see it dropped to 20% while out of phone.
Any help or comments?
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Just purchased this battery. After a full 12 hr charge read (phone turned off) it said fully(1oo%) charged. I turned on the phone to see it actually said 98%. Anyone have this happen to them?
I took out the original battery at 42% stored on the desk while charging new battery and reinserted it to see it dropped to 20% while out of phone.
Any help or comments?

Probably should shoot them an email. Mine works like a champ. I had to try and kill my phones battery last time since I'm still in the discharge fully proccess and didn't want it to die the next day at work. I put my phone on the brightest settings, put a graphic entense game, and put timeout to 10 minutes. Took almost 3 hours to make it die from 17% while doing this.

Will say this, my first one wasn't worth a crap, lasted actually less than the OEM battery. I messaged them, and had a replacement in 3 days that lasts as described above. With normal use, I'm sure this battery would last 3 1/2 days with probably 9-10 hours of screen time.
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