Best EPIC 4G aftermarket battery?Accessories

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  1. Jaxon2580

    Jaxon2580 Member

    Quick question,

    Whats a good bigger battery for the epic 4g? Ive been looking at the monaco 3500 battery but I dont know.. Is it a good choice or is there something better?


  2. Jaxon2580

    Jaxon2580 Member

    Would really like some help!
  3. Kenneth196

    Kenneth196 Well-Known Member

    Seidio 3000 mah battery.
  4. MannyrtFresh

    MannyrtFresh Well-Known Member

  5. Jaxon2580

    Jaxon2580 Member

  6. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

    The problem, I think, that you are going to find is that most of us (I don't think any of us to be honest) have tried MULTIPLE extended batteries. Rather, we can only comment on the ones we have used.

  7. princealyy

    princealyy Well-Known Member

    I have used Seidio products in the past... and have really enjoyed them, I just ordered mine, but all the Seidio's I have used are very nice and really help add to the life of the phone...
  8. Hizorse

    Hizorse Well-Known Member

    I got a YooBao 2800mah off ebay and love it so far. Gets excellent reviews and no problems to report yet. Also it was $21 shipped.
  9. Penny_Man

    Penny_Man Member

    Well good luck if you ordered the 3300 Seidio battery for the Epic. The back cover is so poorly designed it makes the battery totally unusable.
  10. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

    this link

    Read the tip I posted there to get the cover on. I'm willing to make a video if it's helpful. :)

    FWIW, the cover is a bit difficult at first but once you know the trick to getting it on, it's simple and extremely sturdy.
  11. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Well-Known Member

    Sorry, but that thing has a butt ugly battery door. I looked it up to find info on it, and was immediately put off by the door. :(

  12. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Well-Known Member

    I'd like to know what the most powerful (and proven) battery is that still fits within the stock battery door!!!
  13. princealyy

    princealyy Well-Known Member

    If you still want the original size Seidio makes a battery but it only has a few extra mAh's.... I dont think that would be a very worthy option.... one of my friends got an extra battery and charger to charge the extra battery, and he seems very happy with that...
  14. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Well-Known Member

    I had that, too, and lost the whole thing.
  15. Hizorse

    Hizorse Well-Known Member

    I guess if its worth the extra $50+ dollars too you to have something that looks nicer. Personally I like the looks of this way more than the Seidio.
  16. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Well-Known Member

    To each his own.
  17. meinken

    meinken Member

  18. Jaxon2580

    Jaxon2580 Member

    Ok.. Now what about the manaco 3500?
  19. Matty Mo

    Matty Mo Well-Known Member

    the best is the 1600 mah slim by Seidio adds about 15-20% of more battery power and can be used with the stock battery door. its the best one that has worked for me, and it really makes a difference.
  20. DonVa64

    DonVa64 New Member

    I have had a 3000 mAh Sedio battery for some time not and like it alot. Sat I bought a 3500 mAh Battery from Gorilla Gadgets and put it
    in my phone today. It is on sale for $24.95 50% off. The Sedio was almost 60.00. I work in Athletics and have no time to keep charging. Concret and steel drain the orignal battery which is 1500 mAh. Hope this helps you,

  21. DonVa64

    DonVa64 New Member

    It is the price you pay for twice the battery. I love my 3500Gorilla battery so far. Ordered it Sat got it today.
  22. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Well-Known Member

    I bought a used Seidio 3000 and it is a beast! I also picked up a 1600 from Seidio, and it was a good 10-15% better than stock, like somone said above. I got their multi charger, too, so I keep my stock battery charged for emergencies, use the 1600 daily, and use the 3000 when I will not be able to charge throughout the day, or on road trips listening to music.
  23. repitoire

    repitoire New Member

    I recently purchased the Monaco 3500 battery for the Samsung Epic, this past March, because I was frustrated with the batteries I have with this phone. This phone can go through some batteries, maybe I had a ton of apps, or I was not optimizing the battery, but I have about 3 extra batteries, 1 or 2 are 1300 and one 1200.

    The Monaco 3500 worked great, I could go a whole day with minimum interaction with my phone and it would last the entire day, instead of the half a day with the stock battery. The door is bulky, but whatever, that is the least of my problems.

    Now, I will mention, I have completely replaced my phone, minimized the apps that I absolutely use, and it has worked great. But, in the last couple of days, I am not sure, if its the battery or the charger, because some days, I can get to 15-20%, then next thing you know, its completely dead. I have seen it at 52%, next thing I know, the phone is off, turn it back on, battery completely drained.

    The only reason I came on this forum today, was because last night, I was trying to charge it, and while doing things on the phone, with the phone plugged up to the charger, the battery continued to go down. Once it reached zero, and I unplugged it from the charger, the phone of course shutdown. I removed the battery and placed it on another type of charger, and its been charging for several hours.

    So, to date, the jury is still out on this battery, because, I can easily go back to other batteries, but of course, now I have to carry the custom cover also. Anyone else having issues with this 3500 battery?
  24. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Well-Known Member

    With "minimum interaction" your stock battery should last all day or darn close. What batteries are you using that are 1200 and 1300? The one that came with the phone is 1500.
  25. idamann

    idamann Member

    I got two of this same battery because I had previously bought two extra 1500mah batteries and would burn up both plus my stock battery within one workday(9-10 hours).

    I can say that after using these hugomongus batteries for about a month, I'm now getting about 9-15 hours of use whereas the stock battery would only last about 3-4 hours with the way I use the phone.

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