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Old June 7th, 2013, 12:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best Extended Battery

I've never bought an extended battery before. Ever. So I'm thinking about buying one to extend the life of my phone. What are my best options? Right now I can get through the day keeping brightness down and toggling connections on and off constantly.

I'd like get comfortably through the day with some brightness on and maybe a consistent LTE connection. I don't need 2-3 days out of it.

Are there any out there that would accomplish this without doubling the size? IF not, what are the best options? Also, what would my case options be then?



Thanks. FYI I did search, but it just confused me more. Like I said, I know jack crap about extended batteries.

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Old June 7th, 2013, 01:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I can only say one thing which i have right now,
But it will double the size. It's called ZeroLemon Battery.
I last me 2-3 days with bright screen and 10 hours+ screentime
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Old June 7th, 2013, 04:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've never bought an extended battery before. Ever. So I'm thinking about buying one to extend the life of my phone. What are my best options? Right now I can get through the day keeping brightness down and toggling connections on and off constantly.

I'd like get comfortably through the day with some brightness on and maybe a consistent LTE connection. I don't need 2-3 days out of it.

Are there any out there that would accomplish this without doubling the size? IF not, what are the best options? Also, what would my case options be then?



Thanks. FYI I did search, but it just confused me more. Like I said, I know jack crap about extended batteries.
Any extended battery kits will add bulk to your phone and the higher the capacity of the extended battery the more bulk will be added.

Samsung actually sell an official extended battery kit for the S3 that comes with a 3000 mAh battery (the stock battery being 2100 mAh) and a replacement back cover. They claim that it's enough extra power but without adding too much bulk to the phone.

Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) Black Extended Battery Kit - Samsung Accessories - OVERVIEW

However, at £39.99 it's not cheap but as it's a genuine Samsung accessory you know it will be a perfect fit.

Genuine Samsung Extended Battery Kit for Galaxy S3 - 3000mAh - Blue
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I got the official Samsung 3000mAh extended Battery . It costs a bit more that some third party batteries but doesn't add too much bulk to the phone. I can comforatbly get through a whole day with quite heavy use. With light use I can get two days.

Also Diztronic do some nice cases for it

Samsung Galaxy S III : Diztronic.com: Protective Cases for Mobile Phones

I got mine from here for £32

http://www.uk-mobilestore.co.uk/products/Samsung-Genuine-Extended-Battery-Kit-for-Galaxy-S-III.html
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is there any that fit stock back cover? like 2400 something like that, and what brand can u recommend?
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Are there any that don't cost $50??!

That's more than I want to spend on a battery. I do like the slimmer size though.
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Gorilla Gadgets extended battery

-Adds bulk
-Good battery life (w/ light use it lasts for 3 or 4 days for me)
-Less than $50

Samsung Galaxy S3 4500mAh Extended Life Battery w/ NFC
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Gorilla Gadgets extended battery

-Adds bulk
-Good battery life (w/ light use it lasts for 3 or 4 days for me)
-Less than $50

Samsung Galaxy S3 4500mAh Extended Life Battery w/ NFC
this batt is on sale for 22.99!
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I like the look of that battery! I wish I could find a side by side pic of a comparison between the 2. Thanks guys for your help.
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Default ZeroLemon Battery

I must have a freak battery. I bought the ZeroLemon Battery(yes it adds weight and makes the phone much larger), and I love this thing. I do several hours of phone calls and more in internet usage a week...and it lasts 7 or more days.
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I think I'm going with a 4500mah. Can anyone vouch for a specific brand? I know a few people who have had trouble with Hyperion, but I know some don't. I was thinking about the Gorilla Gadget one. Not sure though.
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I can vouch for the ZeroLemon 6500mah/7000mahextended. It last me two days of extreme usage. I constantly stream iheart radio and rhapsody.

I think it's impossible to kill a ZeroLemon battery in one day.
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I can vouch for the ZeroLemon 6500mah/7000mahextended. It last me two days of extreme usage. I constantly stream iheart radio and rhapsody.

I think it's impossible to kill a ZeroLemon battery in one day.
I thought about that one, but Im going with a 4500mah. I dont want a tank and dont mind a nightly recharge.

I wish I could find some comparison side shots to see the size difference.
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ZeroLemon all the way. I actually find it easier to hold the phone. One thing I have noticed after using it for the past 6 months and honestly, rarely dropping it, the case seems to sometimes jiggle the battery out a bit and the phone of course dies. It is totally random (in pocket, after a call). I got it for 25$ on Amazon.
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Without a doubt, the Samsung 3000 mAh.
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Without a doubt, the Samsung 3000 mAh.
How long does this last you?
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I was ready to purchase the ZeroLemon until I read that the battery degrades signal strength. Something about how the battery covers the antenna on the bottom of the phone... S3 already has weak reception, didn't want to add to it.

Ended up purchasing the Gorilla Gadgets one for $23. First day using it after a full charge, it lasted me from 8am until 11pm and still had 35% left. And I put it through heavy use throughout the day... texting, surfing, gaming, calls, etc. I live/work in a weak reception area, so it also constantly switches from 3g to 4g. I needed a battery to last me throughout the day since I always charge overnight. Gorilla Gadgets hit the spot, I didn't need a battery that last me days.
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How long does this last you?
I can get 2 days with average use.
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I can get 2 days with average use.
Hmm, I wish it wasn't so expensive.
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Hmm, I wish it wasn't so expensive.
It's worth it. Paired with a Diztronic case, it's the best thing going.
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It's worth it. Paired with a Diztronic case, it's the best thing going.
But a bigger battery is cheaper! lol I just wish it didn't make the phone so big.
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Question guys I bought the gorilla 4500 battery. Is there a full case available anywhere that will fit the me battery correctly?
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ZeroLemon, I don't know who said they've gotten signal problms MooN, but I haven't experience any. And this is smaller than the OtterBox, I love this battery best $40 I've spent.
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It's worth it. Paired with a Diztronic case, it's the best thing going.
Is the Diztronic case a special case for extended batteries? I've been trying to decide whether to go with the Samsung extended battery or not, but I don't want to replace my TPU case....
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Just for those that are interested. I just bought the Samsung Universal USB Battery Backup, that will actually charge a cell phone 3 times on one charge. Also works for Tablets. This will seriously come in handy on my upcoming vacation

Amazon.com: Samsung Universal USB Extended Battery Up Pack for Smartphones and Tablets includes cables (9000mAh): Cell Phones & Accessories

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Will the 3000mah Samsung system allow me to use a docking station? I have the stock station with the removable sleeve for use with a slim case. It is hard to tell but it looks like the bottom edge of the phone doesn't get much bigger. Any chance of fitting with the new battery AND a slim case? OK I know I am pushing things but I'd rather do without the extended battery than lose use of the dock...
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Question guys I bought the gorilla 4500 battery. Is there a full case available anywhere that will fit the me battery correctly?
I just ordered the Seidio Active Extended Case (with kickstand/holster, but available without holster for less $) off Amazon for about $37US. It's supposed to work fine with the Gorilla Gadget 4500mah battery that I have. It should be in Tomorrow, and I'll let you know how it works out. My only concern is cosmetic, because this doesn't seem to be available in White that i could find.
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