Are replacement batterys good quality?


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  1. rudders93

    rudders93 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi,

    I'm looking to buy a second battery + battery charger for my DHD. I don't have much experience in purchasing electronics online so I was wondering if the product is likely to be of good quality (as in - will not damage my phone / will be of comparable quality to the original).

    I understand that there is no way of saying for sure, but if you've had experience buying these kind of accessories from ebay, could you give me a heads up about the product you bought? Did it work as stated (which in my case says quality tested but not original). Or should I shell out for the real product from HTC, which costs about 4 times more and doesn't come with the accessories.

    Thanks!
     

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    dbalch Well-Known Member

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  3. Rubixious

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    This space is probably more appropriate than my original post.



    I bought a "1600mAh Battery" from a Chinese seller for my Desire HD. After testing alongside my 2nd DHD (yes, I have two!), it had nearly exactly the same power output - in fact slightly less - while playing a HD video down to 10% power (HTC battery was at 16% after the same time, max brightness, nothing else running, standard OS). I put the 'slightly less' down to it being charged less times, so effectively it's the same as a 1230 standard HTC battery.

    I sent the following to the seller:

    This is the response I received:

    There was no suggestion that maybe I'd received a faulty item - apparently the seller knows his goods are fake. Unfortunately a negative rating won't do much at 40k sales. So I just put in a complaint.

    So yeah - I wouldn't be buying a replacement battery anytime soon - a portable charger might work, but that's nearly like carrying a second phone in your pocket. What I DO find is that battery consumption after the first few days of 'oooh-I-got-a-super-duper-new-phone' is generally fine enough to last at least a day. I get 10+ hours of non-stop music from my phone while at work ... obviously it'll always depend on your usage but keeping a charge-cable at work, in your car, and at home, and just whacking charge every time you think you might need it...
     
  4. dragon84

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    i've purchased the 1800mah andida battery for $10 and it lasts me for the whole day. i couldnt compare it to the original battery though as i have bought all the stuff i needed first extended battery and otterbox case so i havent used the original battery b4. so just to let every one know i unplug my phone at 6.30 (when i wake up) and charge it up at around 10 in the night. During the day i'll check my emails, facebook, 15min-ish or more on game dev story and some web browsing. So to me i think some are.
     

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