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Old July 12th, 2013, 04:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'd like to know if it's worth purchasing third party batteries and whether they're the same size as the original one. So that they fit properly, of course.
I'm planning to buy one of these 3, so if anyone's ever bought any, please tell me how his/her experience was.
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Amazon.com: Hyperion Samsung Galaxy S4 2 x 2600mAh NFC / Google Wallet Enabled Batteries + Charger (Compatible Samsung Galaxy S4 S IV SIV, I9500) **18 Month Warranty**: Cell Phones & Accessories
Amazon.com: Onite 2x 2600mAh Extended Li-ion Battery for Samsung Galaxy S IV / S4 I9500, with Charger: Cell Phones & Accessories
Amazon.com: [180 days warranty] ZeroLemon 2x Samsung Galaxy S4 3000mAh Battery + World's Fastest Battery Charger with USB charge port (Compatible with AT&T I337, Verizon I545, Sprint L720, T-Mobile M919, International I9500 & I9505) with 180 Days

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Old July 12th, 2013, 08:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure about those ones other than I've heard good things about zero lemon, but it's their really big ones I've heard about.

Personally I opted for the anker ones, good reviews over a variety of devices, and certainly I've had no issue with them so far(over a month now!) They are a tiny bit bigger in size, but talking really small, the stock battery cover etc fits and I got the stuff for 23 two batteries and a charger!
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I wouldn't recommend Hyperion batteries to anyone. I bought some last year for my Galaxy Note, which were supposed to be 2500 mah; when in reality they were 1600 mah. All you had to do is remove the outer label to prove it.

Anker batteries on the other hand are high quality. I have used them on both my Note and GS4. I've never had any problems and they've kept me extremely happy. They are around the same price as the batteries you had listed.

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Hyperion has been awesome for my S3 and my Note 2. Zerolemon extended battery is the only thing I can comment on but they have a great product and customer service.
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Cool. I'm hearing good things about Anker. I might just go with them.
Also does anyone know if the Zero Lemon batteries i linked above are the same size as the stock Battery?
They're 3000mAH, so i suspect they might be a little larger.
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One more thing. I live in India. So will the warranty still be applicable?
I'm pretty sure it won't, but I'm asking to be sure.

Speaking of which, Does anyone know if the Anker 2600 mAH batteries are compatible with the International S4?
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I bought this a few weeks ago. Batteries seem to last just as long as the one that Samsung supplied with the phone:
Amazon.com: Onite 2x 2600mAh Extended Li-ion Battery for Samsung Galaxy S IV / S4 I9500, with Charger: Cell Phones & Accessories
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Damn, now i'm confused as to which one i should buy.
Anker, Onite, or Zero Lemon.
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Cool. I'm hearing good things about Anker. I might just go with them.
Also does anyone know if the Zero Lemon batteries i linked above are the same size as the stock Battery?
They're 3000mAH, so i suspect they might be a little larger.
I'd probably suspect the same as you but there is possibility that if the zero lemon ones don't allow Nfc to be used then they could have kept it at the stock size!
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Damn, now i'm confused as to which one i should buy.
Anker, Onite, or Zero Lemon.
I am getting the same performance/battery life out of the Onite as I am the Samsung.
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I'd probably suspect the same as you but there is possibility that if the zero lemon ones don't allow Nfc to be used then they could have kept it at the stock size!
These zero lemon ones don't support NFC. So does that meam that they're the same size as the stock battery?
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I believe Zerolemon added extra battery to the cost of NFC.
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I believe Zerolemon added extra battery to the cost of NFC.
Thus keeping them the same size as stock, but I cannot guarantee this as I've not purchased them!
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I guess I'll go with either the Zero Lemon or Anker.
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I have bought the Hyperion for both my S3 and now, my S4. Both outperform the stock battery. I get about an extra hour out of the Hyperions compares to stock, as measured by Gsam Battery monitor. But the NFC seems to be a bit less reliable.
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I guess I'll go for the Zero Lemon ones.
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The 3000 mah batteries are stock size. Got mine 2 days ago. Can't vouch for battery life yet, but I've only heard good about them
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The 3000 mah batteries are stock size. Got mine 2 days ago. Can't vouch for battery life yet, but I've only heard good about them
Cool, After using them for a few days, could you let me know how the life was? Thanks.
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