March 28th, 2014, 12:55 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fayetteville, NC, USA
Device(s): Note3 running X-Note 4.3 in Safestrap Stock slot.
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If your current battery is bad you'll notice a difference. Otherwise one good 2600mAh battery is the same as any other good 2600mAh battery.
Three hints to keep the battery working as long as possible.
1) Condition any new battery. It can't hurt and, if the battery has been sitting on a shelf for months before you got it, it will give you longer life. Fully charge the battery before using it. ("Fully" mans the phone tells you to disconnect the charger.) Use the battery until the phone tells you to charge it. Plug in the charger and wait until the phone tells you to disconnect it. 3 cycles like that.
2) Try to recharge the battery when it hits 40% to 60%.
3) NEVER run the battery completely down (other than when conditioning it). Constantly squeezing the last bit out of it that you can will cut the life by half or more. (A decent battery should last 18-24 months. Constantly killing it can cut the life to 4-6 months.)
If you need more capacity than a 2600mAh battery can give you, carry a spare or two. It's not as if batteries cost what they used to - $90 and up for a 700mAh battery. You can get 2 Ankers and a charger for $27.