[**BIG UPDATE 11/26**]Ultimate Battery List with Cases for Extended batteriesTips

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  1. rlatjr17

    rlatjr17 Member

    Just wanted to share this with androidforums's community
    Original Thread:[UPDATED Seidio 3500mAH Times]Ultimate Battery List with Cases for Extended batteries - xda-developers

    Batteries with price changes will be marked red

    ***Post links of batteries you would like me to test and compare in this thread. All tests are done under same conditions.***

    Extended Battery Times

    Hyperion 4200mAH
    Amazon.com: Hyperion Samsung Galaxy SIII 4200mAh Extended Battery + White Back Cover (Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S III GT-i9300, AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung i747, Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung i535, T-mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung T999,
    Hyperion 4200mAH Screen Times 7Hrs 38Min NFC Capable (pictures Included)
    Can not use original battery cover
    Battery Drain(GPS, 100% screen brightness, Bluetooth, Cpu-Load)
    4G was on the whole time
    Hyperion Charge Times 4Hrs 47Min
    Price $29.99+Shipping on Amazon +90 Day warranty

    Anker 4400mAH
    Amazon.com: Anker 4400mAh Extended Battery for Galaxy SIII GT-I9300, Samsung Galaxy S3 T999(T-mobile )/ I747(AT&T )/ I535(Verizon)/R530( U.S. Cellular )/L710(Sprint)+ Dark Blue Cover, EB-L1G6LLU: Cell Phones & Accessories
    Anker 4400mAH Screen Times 6Hrs 7Min No NFC
    Can not use original battery cover
    Battery Drain(GPS, 100% screen brightness, Bluetooth, Cpu-Load)
    4G was on the whole time
    Price $16.99+Shipping on Amazon+1 Year warranty

    QCell 4200mAH
    Amazon.com: QCell Samsung Galaxy SIII X-Life 4200mAh Extended Battery + Blue & White Back Cover (Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, Sprint L710, Verizon I535, T-mobile T999, AT&T Samsung I747, U.S. Cellular R530) ***NFC Support for S Beam an
    QCell 4200mAH Screen Times 5Hrs 27Min NFC Capable (pictures included)
    Can not use original battery cover
    Battery Drain(GPS, 100% screen brightness, Bluetooth, Cpu-Load)
    4G was on the whole time
    QCell Charge time from 0%-100% 4Hrs 34Min
    Price $21.99+Shipping on Amazon

    Seidio 3500mAH
    SEIDIO | Innocell 3500mAh Super Extended Life Battery (w/ NFC) for Samsung Galaxy S III
    Seidio 3500mAH Screen Times 5Hrs 6Min NFC Capable
    Can not use original battery cover
    Battery Drain(GPS, 100% screen brightness, Bluetooth, Cpu-Load)
    4G was on the whole time
    Price $74.95+Shipping from Seidio +1 Year warranty

    Seidio Amazon Price $58.71+Shipping
    Remember to pick the seller as Amazon before you buy so you can return the product if you not are satisfied.
    Amazon.com: Seidio BACY35SSGS3-BK Innocell 3500mAh Extended Life Battery for Samsung Galaxy S III: Cell Phones & Accessories

    Stock Size Battery Times


    Anker 2200mAH NEEDS A RETEST
    Amazon.com: Anker

  2. clitrenta

    clitrenta Well-Known Member

    I got the first one on your list and am VERY happy with it. It's giving me exactly what I wanted - the ability to go from the time I get up til the time I go to bed (typically 17+ hrs). It does that and then some.
  3. KOLIO


    Thank You & WELCOME TO ANDROID FORUMS!:party:
  4. blue_sector

    blue_sector Member

    I've had the 4400mAh Anker battery for a couple weeks now. I like it a lot and, actually, I rather like that the phone is thicker now. It fits my hands better. The replacement back cover is about as slippery as the OEM cover so that was disappointing. I haven't decided what to do about that yet. The version I got is not capable of NFC so there's that to consider. Anyway, with the bigger battery, I feel like the GS3 is actually usable now. Usable enough that I've disabled most power-saving features, ditched juice defender and no longer bother turning radios off. I routinely go 2 days between charges now. Pure standby time is somewhere around 5 days.
  5. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the great informative post!
  6. KOLIO


    Any protective cases available that are known to fit w/the MUGEN 4600 Extended Battery? When mine is delivered (soon,just departed NYC today),I'll get some measurements on overall thickness & if someone else could do the same w/their extended battery & cover from a similar sized,but,different manufacturer,perhaps we could find one that'll fit the MUGEN 4600.
  7. rlatjr17

    rlatjr17 Member

    Updated with new links and Mods.

    PM me the measurements on XDA because as of right now the best protection you can get is the Seidio Battery cover+Seidio Active Extended case(its going to cost you around $40-$50).
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  8. KOLIO


    DONE! Sent PM w/measurements.

    For those interested in the overall Front to Back thickness(Face/screen to battery cover): .625"

    Same measurement taken @ the edge of the cutout for the camera lens/flash/speaker: .490"

    Width of the MUGEN 4600 battery cover is actually less than the width of the phone, so, if nothing else, finding a holster to fit this shouldn't be a problem.

    I've got a TPU EXTENDED BATTERY CASE on the way via AMAZON, I'll be back w/the results on the fit of this case w/the MUGEN 4600.

    BTW, I didn't get a chance to actually measure the battery itself today,as I'm still conditioning the battery, will post overall dimensions of the MUGEN 4600 BATTERY tomorrow (10/21/2012).
  9. steelsocks

    steelsocks New Member

    Any comments on the Gorilla Gadgets S3 extended battery? Its a couple dollars cheaper than Hyperion Battery with slightly larger capacity (4500 mAh vs. 4200 mAh). Has anyone purchased one of their batteries before? How do they compare?
  10. KOLIO


    Someone posted in the HYPERION thread that the GORILLA GADGETS extended battery performed better than anything else available & was the one battery that was closest to the stated capacity (4500mAh,I believe was the stated,& measured something around 4400 mAh,not bad at all).
  11. rlatjr17

    rlatjr17 Member

    Could somebody post a link. If it looks interesting I might test it. Currently testing the Seidio 3500mAH, Mugen 4600mAH, Onite 2200mAH, and Anker 2200mAH
  12. KOLIO


    Check the posts from forum member 'longus catus'.
  13. rlatjr17

    rlatjr17 Member

    Updated Seidio 3500mAH times
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  14. Airbender

    Airbender Member

    Have always been impressed with Seidio'd products, so....

    I purchased this Seidio case (CSK3SSGS3XK-BK):

    Thinking it would work with these no-name 3500 mAh batteries from Amazon:

    Found out the hard way I was wrong. With the battery cover attached, the Seidio case would not go over the phone.

    After reading many forums and being surprised by the lack of extended battery cover cases, I took a chance and..... taaadaa!!

    I just removed the battery cover that came with the extended batteries and the Seidio cover fits nearly perfectly. There was a bit of a gap between the interior of the cover and the extended battery.

    So, I just placed a piece of foam tape on the inside of the cover and no more gap.
  15. rlatjr17

    rlatjr17 Member

    I did write the Seidio Active Extended only works with the Seidio battery cover in my first post so people dont make that mistake.
  16. outerub

    outerub Well-Known Member

  17. outerub

    outerub Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Figured it out.
  18. rlatjr17

    rlatjr17 Member

    Big update
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  19. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Sorry to ask more of you when you've put so much in already, but would you mind putting "26 Nov" next to "big update" please, just so we can see from the title the latest update date?
  20. rlatjr17

    rlatjr17 Member

    Will do
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  21. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Well-Known Member

    An amazing posting!
  22. gurana

    gurana Well-Known Member

    Wow, just the type of thread I was looking for.

    Decided to get the Seidio active and was trying to decide if I wanted the extended battery or not. Was going to get a portable charger instead... actually, I'm thinking this might still be a decent solution as most days I am at my desk and can charge then, or I'm in my car using the charger.

    However, that Hyperion battery looks like an amazing value. Never heard of them before so I'm going to start looking at reviews and such. Might go ahead and get the active for extended battery and get an extended back cover with it. [edit:... duh, the active extended case comes with the extended cover...]

    Now I need to decide what I'm doing with this other battery. Keeping it charged somehow as a backup seems like a good idea. Vault still seems like a good idea too. Looks like I got some more reading to so in my near future. Thanks for the post!
  23. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know if the Gorilla Gadgets 4500 extended fits inside the Seidio extended cover? Batteryreview.info website indicates that it tested at 4550mah and is the highest among the S3 extended batteries.

    I'd rather go with the GG battery and Seidio Extended Active combo if the battery fits.
  24. OSU15

    OSU15 Active Member

    Looking to buy an extended battery. Deciding between the hyperion 4200 mAh and the gorilla gadgets 4500 mAh. Just wanted to know if this case would fit with the gorilla gadgets battery

    Amazon.com: QCell Samsung Galaxy SIII Extended Battery TPU Case Black - Only Compatible with QCell Galaxy S3 Extended Battery: Cell Phones & Accessories

    I know that it fits with the hyperion but i'm leaning towards the GG one especially since it's on a sale. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  25. wraithevolution

    wraithevolution Well-Known Member

    It will fit inside as I am running this exact setup. With one catch; the extended battery back that comes with the GG battery will not fit under the Seidio case, nor will most any other as the Seidio has a unique shape to it. HOWEVER!! You could do what I did. I bought another stock phone back off ebay and dremmeled out a square in it so that the battery may poke through. You don't truly need another stock back but I got one just in case I ever wanted to go back to stock battery, sell, etc.. With the GG battery and dremmeled back, the Seidio case will fit like a glove. It also looks nice through the holes because I have a stock looking blue back. Some people have reported that the extended battery backs cause flash halo's in their pics because of the added depth and reflection. Keeping a stock back in place avoids this too.

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