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Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by fixprincess, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. fixprincess

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    My Samsung Galaxy battery sucks quickly, it just can't use for one day. I need to charge it everyday, sometimes two times for a day, which get me crazy and bring much troubles:mad:. I am searching on Internet for the external battery packs, however, there are too many different models. If you are using external battery pack, just recommend me:p
     

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  2. KENNECTED

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    Welcome.

    Batteries and Battery life are topics often discussed here. If you've never had an android device, you'll need to remember it's a small computer and processes are taking place constantly.

    You may want to adjust how your phone processes and syncs. There are lots of tips here on the forum.

    I would list some threads for you but not 100% sure which Samsung Galaxy model you own.

    Please come back and give us some more information so we can help.
     
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    I'm thinking about getting the Anker 5600mah. It's the best size and power quantity. It's only forty dollars, cheap compared to others like the zagg.
     
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    The mobile charger 'Anker 5600mAh' is a good choice because this big capacity in a nice size :)

    I also have the mobile charger 'JustMobile Gum Pro', 4400mAh and 120 grams light.
    Its advantage: It charges my phone with a standard USB cable in rapid mode like the wall charger which came with the phone.
    The Anker needs for rapid charging its special cable with an adapter.

    Harry
     
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    I actually just bought this Anker battery pack a little over a week ago.

    My thoughts, well ... I'm on the fence about it. The battery seems to hold plenty of juice for its size but I've been having issues. It was turning on and off on me and when I thought I had left it charging it really wasn't charging. This could be related to the fact that I had to use my own cables to connect to my phone and here's why, on the first night within the first two hours the micro USB connector completely broke off. Horrible quality as far as the cable and the connectors go. Another thing that happened once I used other cables other than the ones supplied is the battery pack is read by the phone as a USB device/charger not AC charger therefore it seems to take twice as long to charge my extended battery. Their Customer Service has been responsive and quick but it seems there is some problems on their end understanding the communication between us. So what should have taken a shorter time has taken longer because they seem to have misunderstood me or misread my emails.

    In the end if the connectors and cable(s) were of better quality this would be a 10/10 product but I can't say that it is right now.
     
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    I use the Anker with the cable which came with the HTC car carger.
    This cable is a charge-only cable and charges my phone by rapid high current mode "Charging(AC)".

    As I mentioned in my post above, my second mobile charger 'JustMobile Gum Pro' doesn't need a special cable for "Charging(AC)". It charges my phone by rapid high current mode with a standard microUSB cable :)

    Harry
     
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    Try to wipe your battery stats in my case usually it helps
     
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    Kill the apps that are sucking data.
    Batteries are limited by their nature, your apps are not.
     
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    I still use my pebble portable charges with the HTC car charging cable as mentioned above. (Thinking back, it was Harry who recommended the car charging cable) not sure how good it is with more up to date devices; I am yet to try it with my sensation. It was great with my desire though
     
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    Why not carry a spare battery? External batteries are useful for charging multiple devices but if I have a problem of my phone battery not lasting the full day, I rather just carry a spare.
     

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