Tips Best Extended Battery

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  1. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Well-Known Member
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    I've never bought an extended battery before. Ever. So I'm thinking about buying one to extend the life of my phone. What are my best options? Right now I can get through the day keeping brightness down and toggling connections on and off constantly.

    I'd like get comfortably through the day with some brightness on and maybe a consistent LTE connection. I don't need 2-3 days out of it.

    Are there any out there that would accomplish this without doubling the size? IF not, what are the best options? Also, what would my case options be then?



    Thanks. FYI I did search, but it just confused me more. Like I said, I know jack crap about extended batteries.
     

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  2. GotDat

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    I can only say one thing which i have right now,
    But it will double the size. It's called ZeroLemon Battery.
    I last me 2-3 days with bright screen and 10 hours+ screentime :)
     
  3. rayhipkiss

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    Any extended battery kits will add bulk to your phone and the higher the capacity of the extended battery the more bulk will be added.

    Samsung actually sell an official extended battery kit for the S3 that comes with a 3000 mAh battery (the stock battery being 2100 mAh) and a replacement back cover. They claim that it's enough extra power but without adding too much bulk to the phone.

    Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) Black Extended Battery Kit - Samsung Accessories - OVERVIEW

    However, at
     
  4. blenky

    blenky Well-Known Member
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    I got the official Samsung 3000mAh extended Battery . It costs a bit more that some third party batteries but doesn't add too much bulk to the phone. I can comforatbly get through a whole day with quite heavy use. With light use I can get two days.

    Also Diztronic do some nice cases for it :D

    Samsung Galaxy S III : Diztronic.com: Protective Cases for Mobile Phones

    I got mine from here for
     
  5. Justine070811

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    is there any that fit stock back cover? like 2400 something like that, and what brand can u recommend?
     
  6. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Well-Known Member
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    Are there any that don't cost $50??!

    That's more than I want to spend on a battery. I do like the slimmer size though.
     
  7. Sayasugizo

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  9. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Well-Known Member
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    I like the look of that battery! I wish I could find a side by side pic of a comparison between the 2. Thanks guys for your help.
     
  10. lsutiger

    lsutiger Active Member
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    I must have a freak battery. I bought the ZeroLemon Battery(yes it adds weight and makes the phone much larger), and I love this thing. I do several hours of phone calls and more in internet usage a week...and it lasts 7 or more days.
     
  11. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Well-Known Member
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    I think I'm going with a 4500mah. Can anyone vouch for a specific brand? I know a few people who have had trouble with Hyperion, but I know some don't. I was thinking about the Gorilla Gadget one. Not sure though.
     
  12. johnpro112

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    I can vouch for the ZeroLemon 6500mah/7000mahextended. It last me two days of extreme usage. I constantly stream iheart radio and rhapsody.

    I think it's impossible to kill a ZeroLemon battery in one day.
     
  13. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Well-Known Member
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    I thought about that one, but Im going with a 4500mah. I dont want a tank and dont mind a nightly recharge.

    I wish I could find some comparison side shots to see the size difference.
     
  14. howiesf

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    ZeroLemon all the way. I actually find it easier to hold the phone. One thing I have noticed after using it for the past 6 months and honestly, rarely dropping it, the case seems to sometimes jiggle the battery out a bit and the phone of course dies. It is totally random (in pocket, after a call). I got it for 25$ on Amazon.
     
  15. jmz768

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    Without a doubt, the Samsung 3000 mAh.
     
  16. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Well-Known Member
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    How long does this last you?
     
  17. MooN

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    I was ready to purchase the ZeroLemon until I read that the battery degrades signal strength. Something about how the battery covers the antenna on the bottom of the phone... S3 already has weak reception, didn't want to add to it.

    Ended up purchasing the Gorilla Gadgets one for $23. First day using it after a full charge, it lasted me from 8am until 11pm and still had 35% left. And I put it through heavy use throughout the day... texting, surfing, gaming, calls, etc. I live/work in a weak reception area, so it also constantly switches from 3g to 4g. I needed a battery to last me throughout the day since I always charge overnight. Gorilla Gadgets hit the spot, I didn't need a battery that last me days.
     
  18. jmz768

    jmz768 Well-Known Member
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    I can get 2 days with average use.
     
  19. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Well-Known Member
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    Hmm, I wish it wasn't so expensive.
     
  20. jmz768

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    It's worth it. Paired with a Diztronic case, it's the best thing going.
     
  21. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Well-Known Member
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    But a bigger battery is cheaper! lol I just wish it didn't make the phone so big.
     
  22. dstegner119

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    Question guys I bought the gorilla 4500 battery. Is there a full case available anywhere that will fit the me battery correctly?
     
  23. Marty_Since87

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    ZeroLemon, I don't know who said they've gotten signal problms MooN, but I haven't experience any. And this is smaller than the OtterBox, I love this battery best $40 I've spent.
     
  24. AnotherFatalEpic

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    Is the Diztronic case a special case for extended batteries? I've been trying to decide whether to go with the Samsung extended battery or not, but I don't want to replace my TPU case....
     
  25. Carpe Nocturnal

    Carpe Nocturnal Well-Known Member
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