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Old July 15th, 2013, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone with a tip on where to buy a legitimate spare battery (not a Chinese knockoff)? I found one on the AT&T website for $40 but was wondering if there were cheaper options.

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Old July 15th, 2013, 11:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I always go to amazon. Check out anker brand

I've had great experiences with them, and they're usually slightly larger than the stock battery (but still fit!)


Make sure to read reviews on any of the Samsung OEM ones. There's a lot of fakes out there for OEM supplies
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Old July 16th, 2013, 12:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Amazon is the way to go. Got this OEM battery and charger from Amazon for $48.

Amazon.com: Samsung Galaxy S4 Spare Battery Charger (2600mAh Battery Included): Cell Phones & Accessories
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Good grief, you are being fleeced.

I bought two OEM batteries and a charger on eBay for 12 and they are both just as good as the original battery.
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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
I'm going to buy this soon.
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Good grief, you are being fleeced.

I bought two OEM batteries and a charger on eBay for 12 and they are both just as good as the original battery.
Is this what you bought?

2 x 2900mAh Battery Charger for Samsung Galaxy s IV S4 I9500 M919 I337 I545 | eBay
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If you register your phone on Samsungs site, they'll send you a 50% off coupon that you can use on an external charger and OEM battery. You can get it shipped for $34. Ask me how I know.
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If you register your phone on Samsungs site, they'll send you a 50% off coupon that you can use on an external charger and OEM battery. You can get it shipped for $34. Ask me how I know.
Okay, I'll play along. How do you know? :P
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No, it was this one 2X 2600mAh B600BC Battery USB Charger for Samsung Galaxy SIV S4 s 4 I9500 | eBay.

The batteries appear to be indistinguishable either in appearance or performance from the standard ones. For all I know, in a couple of weeks these batteries may eat all my food, drink my wine and run off with my wife, but they have proved to be a bargain so far. Caveat emptor as always.
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If you register your phone on Samsungs site, they'll send you a 50% off coupon that you can use on an external charger and OEM battery. You can get it shipped for $34. Ask me how I know.
US only though.
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Does the ZeroLemon still work with nfc?
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Amazon is the way to go. Got this OEM battery and charger from Amazon for $48.

Amazon.com: Samsung Galaxy S4 Spare Battery Charger (2600mAh Battery Included): Cell Phones & Accessories
that's the one I got. the only thing I don't like so far is that the NFC doesn't work with the spare battery. even though it said "near field communication" on it, just like the original.
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6008914[/URL]]that's the one I got. the only thing I don't like so far is that the NFC doesn't work with the spare battery. even though it said "near field communication" on it, just like the original.
I will have to try mine out and see if it works.
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that's the one I got. the only thing I don't like so far is that the NFC doesn't work with the spare battery. even though it said "near field communication" on it, just like the original.
Exactly like the ones I linked to above. They look almost identical to the original battery. In fact the eBay ones look slightly more genuine as they have water damage indicators, unlike the original.

Unfortunately they do not appear to have NFC antennas. Otherwise they seem to work fine.
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Go to eBay and type in Ezopower battery for Samsung Galaxy S4 and you'll come up with a number of options for this battery model. Make sure the battery label says "with NFC." I ordered two of these and the NFC works perfectly with my S4. My batteries have a very slight bulge in the middle, but it is hardly noticeable and does not interfere with the back cover in any way.
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Does the ZeroLemon still work with nfc?

ZeroLemon 3000mAh does not, but their Extended battery has NFC.
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Originally Posted by lotus49;[URL="tel:5987899"
5987899[/URL]]No, it was this one 2X 2600mAh B600BC Battery USB Charger for Samsung Galaxy SIV S4 s 4 I9500 | eBay.

The batteries appear to be indistinguishable either in appearance or performance from the standard ones. For all I know, in a couple of weeks these batteries may eat all my food, drink my wine and run off with my wife, but they have proved to be a bargain so far. Caveat emptor as always.
Nice for the price, but does the NFC work?

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6008914[/URL]]that's the one I got. the only thing I don't like so far is that the NFC doesn't work with the spare battery. even though it said "near field communication" on it, just like the original.
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6009175[/URL]]Exactly like the ones I linked to above. They look almost identical to the original battery. In fact the eBay ones look slightly more genuine as they have water damage indicators, unlike the original.

Unfortunately they do not appear to have NFC antennas. Otherwise they seem to work fine.
I tried mine out and the NFC works fine. I was able to transfer files, pictures and apps to my wifes S4 by tapping the back of our phones together.
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