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Old April 25th, 2013, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not too sure of the legitimacy of this, but it makes sense to continue the successful line of extended batteries to Samsung's new flagship device.

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That makes sense seeing how popular the 7000mh battery zero lemon made for the s3

Would be a good thing if they did.
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Wow! I'm curious what kinds of users need such a large battery. I guess I could see it for people who might be constantly on the move for a few days straight, hopping international flights and then on the move all day long.

I got the slightly extended battery for my Galaxy Nexus, and then kept the original (always charged) in a card/ coin pouch that is in my wallet. I've had to switch it out with some frequency. I probably won't need to do it with this phone since it keeps much better battery life, but if the normal sized battery is cheap enough, I might do keep one in my wallet just in case of emergency. The 7,000 mah plus required battery door won't quite be portable enough for that, though. lol.
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I'm on the fence with getting an extended battery or sticking with the stock one as I find fitting cases much easier. I have my Droid Bionic right now with the extended battery and right now it has about the same juice as the the stock battery did when I first got it. As long as the SG4 can get by on nightly charges, I'll just stick with the stock batter and opt for a case so I don't have to deal with the phone's exterior. But I am worried that the stock battery will wear out quicker than I hope like my Bionic did. Guess I could always just buy another stock sized battery to replace it, will have to see.
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I'm on the fence with getting an extended battery or sticking with the stock one as I find fitting cases much easier.
If your fine with with a plain colored tpu case (black, white or blue for the s3), the case that comes with it actually is pretty nice and adds a fair amount of protection.

I can't say I have any complaints, granted I miss the original look/feel with the stock battery. But I can easily over look that to get 2-3 days on a single charge in my s3 with the 7000mh zero lemon
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Took a peek at my Bionic's extended battery, 2760mh. And the GS4 will be 2660mh. Hmmm. Depending how hungry the battery consumption for the GS4 I may just stick with the stock battery haha.
If it does prove to be a thirsty bugger, then just maybe I'll consider that zero lemon battery. Though that oversized juice box for a battery must be huge.
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If it's designed for like the s3 zero, it'll be more long than it is wide, covers up the sd slot is its only downside. just 3 batteries wired together pretty much
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We need more power!!!

I found this 3,500 mAh battery: Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S 4G (i9000) 3500 mAh Extended Life Battery - T-Mobile

I think something better may be out there. Consider this 7,000 mAh battery for the SIII: This 7000mAh Galaxy S III Battery Will Power your Phone Till The Cows Come Home, And It's Only $34

Does anyone have the skinny on extended batteries and cases to protect the phones with extended batteries?
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Be careful with some of the mega chunga batteries, since some designs cover the antennas. My experience with Samsung phones is we do not need anything in the way besides the plastic

That link BTW does not link to the S4.
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We need more power!!!

I found this 3,500 mAh battery: Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S 4G (i9000) 3500 mAh Extended Life Battery - T-Mobile

I think something better may be out there. Consider this 7,000 mAh battery for the SIII: This 7000mAh Galaxy S III Battery Will Power your Phone Till The Cows Come Home, And It's Only $34

Does anyone have the skinny on extended batteries and cases to protect the phones with extended batteries?
Have you checked eBay already? Being the S4 is still fairly new I doubt retailers are already marketing extended batteries. I could always be wrong though.
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even though i already have 3 cases (and no phone, lol) i am interested in extended batteries for times when i'm traveling, etc. i'd prefer slim extended to maintain a reasonable form factor, but willing to throw that out the window for the huge extended.
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We need more power!!!

I found this 3,500 mAh battery: Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S 4G (i9000) 3500 mAh Extended Life Battery - T-Mobile

Hopefully you didn't buy this battery, as it is NOT for the Galaxy S4 that came out a few days ago. The battery you've linked to is for the Galaxy S 4G which is a completely different, older model.

It's a bit confusing with the S4 and the S 4G classification, so be careful when ordering products online for your GALAXY S4!!
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Be careful with some of the mega chunga batteries, since some designs cover the antennas. My experience with Samsung phones is we do not need anything in the way besides the plastic

That link BTW does not link to the S4.
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Hopefully you didn't buy this battery, as it is NOT for the Galaxy S4 that came out a few days ago. The battery you've linked to is for the Galaxy S 4G which is a completely different, older model.

It's a bit confusing with the S4 and the S 4G classification, so be careful when ordering products online for your GALAXY S4!!
You're right.

Do you have the link for the S4 battery?
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Have you checked eBay already? Being the S4 is still fairly new I doubt retailers are already marketing extended batteries. I could always be wrong though.
I checked and found these 5200 mAh batteries; these will work until that 7k mAh comes out:

Hyperion Samsung Galaxy S4 Extended Battery Black Back Cover for s 4 SIV | eBay

Hyperion Samsung Galaxy S4 Extended Battery White Back Cover for s 4 SIV | eBay
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Just keep in mind, Samsung typically fills up stock battery to max capacity which is also limited by it's physical size (number of cells it can fit in). So, any stock size battery claiming more than 2600 mAh will be bull (typical for HK retailers with fake battery labels). The same goes for double size extended capacity 5200 mAh. I wouldn't be surprised if Mugen will offer 5400 mAh, like they did that with Note 2 by squeezing a few more mAh in. Anything you see on ebay or Amazon claiming 6000 mAh or so will be a lie. Since you guys mentioned Zerolemon 3x capacity battery, I'm sure they will have one for S4 as well. Right now, we (N2 owners ) still enjoying their 9300 mAh release from a few weeks ago, and ZL guys are working on new rugged case for N2 battery. So mostly likely expect ZL triple capacity S4 battery mid/late summer; just my guess. With extended double capacity, I'm sure Mugen (although way too overpriced), Anker, and Hyperion will be trusted sources. Be cautious with ebay stuff, beside lying about extra capacity often they can't even meet OEM capacity (I tested their "Gold" battery to find it 1000 mAh less than OEM capacity, while their label claimed 1100 mAh over stock capacity lol!!!).
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Zero Lemon will be making an extended battery for the S4 so that's something to look forward to
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Please keep this thread updated as new batteries come out. I'm going to be fine with this hyperion battery for a while. It will make my phone thicker, but that's okay.
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I guess manufacturers are learning from S3 success to release new accessories ASAP I see that Anker just released their 5200 mAh extended battery with either Dark blue or White battery covers, NFC support, and their typical 18-months warranty. Pretty good value for $17.99 shipped.

Amazon.com: Anker® 5200mAh Extended Battery for Samsung Galaxy S4, GT-I9500, With Dark Blue Back Cover, with NFC/Google Wallet [18-Month Warranty]: Electronics

I can only judge by their S3 and N2 performance and reliability, and typically these batteries offer even slightly higher capacity than labeled.
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I guess manufacturers are learning from S3 success to release new accessories ASAP I see that Anker just released their 5200 mAh extended battery with either Dark blue or White battery covers, NFC support, and their typical 18-months warranty. Pretty good value for $17.99 shipped.

Amazon.com: Anker® 5200mAh Extended Battery for Samsung Galaxy S4, GT-I9500, With Dark Blue Back Cover, with NFC/Google Wallet [18-Month Warranty]: Electronics

I can only judge by their S3 and N2 performance and reliability, and typically these batteries offer even slightly higher capacity than labeled.
They made good batteries for my past & current products.
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They made good batteries for my past & current products.
I agree. What's usually important for me, something I mention in a lot of my reviews, the warranty. If company offers 18 months warranty for their product, it means they believe in quality of it. Otherwise they will be out of business with constant replacements...
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Any extended batteries without having to replace the original back door? On my s3 I was able to get a Mungen (sp?) Battery without having to swap the OEM back door.

Should be getting my S4 in a week or so.
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While the battery life on most smartphones is pretty poor, rather than have a fat battery and ugly cover, I just carry a spare charged battery. I need to use it about once a week.

Is there any reason why you wouldn't want to do that instead of using an extended battery?

Just buy a spare battery and change batteries if you run out. That's what I did with my S2 and that approach served me well for two years.
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I use the mophie power pack. I just carry it around with me in my back pack. I love it,and I can use whatever case I want.
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Lots of interest in extended batteries, so I've merged three threads into one official one.

Edited a few posts to help keep continuity after the merge, did my best, cheers, thanks!
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These are some sweet batteries, but I find the S4 to get good battery life. I'll still look for an extended one.
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I'm assuming the Hyperion version does not have NFC? It's not mentioned in the Amazon or eBay listing. I might buy the Anker battery and some screen protectors for Amazon to have them for whn VZW releases it, haha.
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While the battery life on most smartphones is pretty poor, rather than have a fat battery and ugly cover, I just carry a spare charged battery. I need to use it about once a week.

Is there any reason why you wouldn't want to do that instead of using an extended battery?

Just buy a spare battery and change batteries if you run out. That's what I did with my S2 and that approach served me well for two years.
Did you buy a spare battery charger,or did u just put the batter in the phone and charge it?
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Will the S3 extended battery fit the S4?
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While the battery life on most smartphones is pretty poor, rather than have a fat battery and ugly cover, I just carry a spare charged battery. I need to use it about once a week.

Is there any reason why you wouldn't want to do that instead of using an extended battery?

Just buy a spare battery and change batteries if you run out. That's what I did with my S2 and that approach served me well for two years.
I was able to get the Mungen (SP) Battery for my S3 that served me well. I was hoping Mugen or someone else will come out with one where I don't have to swap the covers or constantly change batteries. My Mugen battery gets me about 2 1/2 days verses barely 2 days with the original S3 battery. Its a small difference but it works for me.
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Another thread that recently got moved referenced this extended 5200 mAh battery w/ a cover in either white, blue, or black:

Extended Battery for Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 LTE, GT-I9500, GT-i9502, GT-i9505 (With White Cover)
Extended Battery for Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 LTE, GT-I9500, GT-i9502, GT-i9505 (With Blue Cover)
Extended Battery for Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 LTE, GT-I9500, GT-i9502, GT-i9505 (With Black Cover)

Seems generic.. haven't heard of batterybay before.
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Is there any reason why you wouldn't want to do that instead of using an extended battery?
At least for me with the S3, I felt it fit better in my hand with the thicker form factor an extended battery provides.
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I'm ordering an external battery pack.

Trent Battery Pack

Seems to me to be the best of both worlds. Phone stays slim, I can use conventional cases, and have more juice than an extended battery. I can also offer a bit of charge to others in a pinch. Just connect it once or twice during the day when not using the phone. They come in different capacities, some have two USB ports and can be used for both my phone and tablet.
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Did you buy a spare battery charger,or did u just put the batter in the phone and charge it?
I didn't bother. What I did was to charge the phone with the spare battery as soon as I got home and then swapped the batteries back before bed so the original battery would be fully charged by morning.

I bought the spare battery for £4 on eBay and, while it is not quite as good as the original one, it served me well for two years.
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I'm ordering an external battery pack.

Trent Battery Pack

Seems to me to be the best of both worlds. Phone stays slim, I can use conventional cases, and have more juice than an extended battery. I can also offer a bit of charge to others in a pinch. Just connect it once or twice during the day when not using the phone. They come in different capacities, some have two USB ports and can be used for both my phone and tablet.
I have something similar as well as a spare battery. It can very very useful and is not device specific. I lent it to a lady on the train once who was in a flap because her battery had run out and she needed to call someone. It was nice to be able to help her and she was very grateful.
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Im a iphone refugee and new to the world of removable power! im finding the life not lasting beyond early afternoon without having to charge from having my phone off charge from early morning.. im a general to medium user and switch between social networking and everyday use to prolonged gaming. i have all the gesture motions off and all other non essential (to me) things off but would like a extended battery.. im aware there will be lots of fakes flooding the market at somepoint so can anyone point me in the direction of a reputable online based seller?
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Hi tphillips

I merged your post with the extended battery thread. You probably didn't see it because it was on page 3.
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I was able to get the Mungen (SP) Battery for my S3 that served me well. I was hoping Mugen or someone else will come out with one where I don't have to swap the covers or constantly change batteries. My Mugen battery gets me about 2 1/2 days verses barely 2 days with the original S3 battery. Its a small difference but it works for me.
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At least for me with the S3, I felt it fit better in my hand with the thicker form factor an extended battery provides.

For years I'd only use slim extended batteries. My main focus was all the different cases I had and didn't want to sacrifice them for battery life.

Now using the Zero Lemon 9300 (for N2) I won't lie--this thing is HUGE! There's only one case available (2 if you count you can get black OR white when you order the battery). This will be the battery I use when I'm out and not concern myself with swapping.

For those considering extended batteries I can't stress enough to either go with ZeroLemon, Anker, or Hyperion. They are a fraction of the cost of Mugen and you won't be disappointed.
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... but would like a extended battery.. im aware there will be lots of fakes flooding the market at somepoint so can anyone point me in the direction of a reputable online based seller?
Don't do it .

An extended battery will make your phone a fat munter. Just get another battery and swap over when you are running out. That way your phone will stay slim and you will get the extended battery life you need.
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Does any one test zerolemon 7000mAh capability? I just gess it may only 6300mAh.
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May I know if using extended battery will affect the performance of the phone itself or are there any side effects on the phone?Heare some feedback that using extended battery pack will affect the phone.
But I really need to extend my battery life here.
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We need more power!!!

I found this 3,500 mAh battery: Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S 4G (i9000) 3500 mAh Extended Life Battery - T-Mobile

I think something better may be out there. Consider this 7,000 mAh battery for the SIII: This 7000mAh Galaxy S III Battery Will Power your Phone Till The Cows Come Home, And It's Only $34

Does anyone have the skinny on extended batteries and cases to protect the phones with extended batteries?

You might want to look here:
ExoLife S4 ? Galaxy S4 Battery Case, Power Pack by EXOGEAR

It is a battery case, not just extended battery or + back cover.
I don't find any battery case for S4 except Chinese brands. I personally don't use battery case but do feel like I need it sometimes when I go out of town.
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Anyone have experience with anker batteries? I bought one recently but haven't been able to use it since my S4 doesn't come in until Wednesday from Verizon
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Anyone have experience with anker batteries? I bought one recently but haven't been able to use it since my S4 doesn't come in until Wednesday from Verizon
I've only heard good things about them. If only they had a 3000+ mAh battery for the E4GT
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3 x 3000mAh Battery US Wall USB Charger for Samsung Galaxy S4 4 IV I9500 | eBay

how about these? 3x batteries, 3000mah , apparently can be used with the stock battery case.

only $13 for 3

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3X-Battery-for-Samsung-Galaxy-SIV-S4-GT-i9500-with-External-Charger-3250-mAh-/310673938952?pt=US_Cell_Phone_PDA_Batteries&hash=i tem48559c1a08

3250mah with apparently using stock battery case.
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The batteries touting much higher mah in the same size usually are no better than stock battery out worse. If the battery could last that long, Samsung would have probably made the battery even thinner.
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The batteries touting much higher mah in the same size usually are no better than stock battery out worse. If the battery could last that long, Samsung would have probably made the battery even thinner.
I beg to differ. My Mugen battery for my s3 added about 1/2 to 3/4's of a day to my usage life.
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