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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gsxr150, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. gsxr150

    gsxr150 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Boy, I checked e-bay today for a couple spare batteries, and one with a charger is going for $25, HA! With my EVO I ordered two batteries and a charger for about $5 shipped. The batteries were great! They didn't last quite as long as the factory battery, but nevertheless for $5. Humm...I wonder how long before we see these cheapo's for the Galaxy.

  2. unplugged1

    unplugged1 Android Enthusiast

    It will be awhile before cheap Chinese knockoffs come out on this battery. It is a new battery for Samsung, and one of the largest standard batteries out there. Hopefully, it won't be too long. If Samsung starts making more models with this battery, out will help.
  3. parishmc

    parishmc Well-Known Member

    it's amazing people that buy a top of the line high end phone then
    cry about the cost of a battery.
  4. gsxr150

    gsxr150 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    No one is crying here, brother. I tend to keep one or two in my car, one on the boat and one in my computer bag. The 'cheapo' batteries are great. If you loose them you just grab a couple more off e-bay.
  5. Gavisann

    Gavisann Android Enthusiast

    Pay the extra $10 and be careful? I have 3 spare batteries and two Epics, I haven't lost one yet. I would rather have OEM than cheap crap.
  6. Shouse

    Shouse Member

    Or let the man do what he wants.
  7. moidawn

    moidawn Newbie

    I've heard horror stories about the cheap batteries catching fire. Not sure if that's urban myth but they make me feel wary!
  8. gsxr150

    gsxr150 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    LOL! :D Thanks. I've never had any issues with the cheap batteries for my EVO. I was quite surprised with how well they worked, to be honest. If I recall it was $5-7 bucks for two batteries and a wall charger. :cool:
  9. unplugged1

    unplugged1 Android Enthusiast

    Cheap batteries for the Evo were great. The same battery worked from the HTC Touch on through to the Evo Shift. I think the reason prices are so low is that so many phones used that battery and the Evo was so popular.

    And btw, $25 for a battery is steep if you compare it to the price of $100 some paid for the Epic 4G Touch. One quarter of the price for the phone can appear to be pretty costly.

    I'm going to pick one up simply because I don't think the price will lower dramatically in the next few months. It's better than paying Samsung's price.

    And as for batteries blowing up, it is possible. But if you stick to a reputable seller with some history on eBay, you can see that he has a good Chinese supplier.
  10. Gavisann

    Gavisann Android Enthusiast

    No one has told him not to. We are providing suggestions and feedback, if the OP doesn't want that, then he shouldn't post on an online forum.
  11. gsxr150

    gsxr150 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    True. I spoke too soon! Just checked ebay again and there is a seller with 3 batteries and a charger for $30. However he is a new seller.

    Come to think of it...the battery life is much better on this phone than the EVO. So a guy could certainly just have one spare OEM battery and a wall charger and be fine. We'll see how this unfolds, haha.
  12. unplugged1

    unplugged1 Android Enthusiast

    New seller, beware.

    I'll wait a bit, also.
  13. gsxr150

    gsxr150 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

Samsung Epic 4G Touch Forum

The Samsung Epic 4G Touch release date was September 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.52" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4210 Dual processor, and 1800mAh battery.

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