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Battery - Compatible?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by badankles, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. badankles

    badankles Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    do you think the battery for the epic is compatible with other galaxy s phones and vice versa? i'm doing my ebay search and wonder if i happened upon a good deal on a vibrant battery it would also work for the epic?

  2. ck4794

    ck4794 Well-Known Member

    you need to look at the ratings on the batteries. specifically the exact voltage it will deliver to the phone, and what the phone is rated for. yes it may fit, and may power the phone, but if it doesn't deliver the proper voltage and current it will result in degraded operation and/or damage to the phone.
  3. ctomaselli

    ctomaselli Lurker

    You also need to be careful with Samsung phones. I think they use some type of special chip so if you use a non-Samsung battery, your phone will not turn on and recieves an error. I read about it while I was looking for an extended battey for a samsung moment and came upon a forum that discussed this. I'm not sure if the Epic will be the same situation tough.
  4. badankles

    badankles Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    urgh, why so complicated?
  5. SebastianX

    SebastianX Android Enthusiast

    I heard if you use any non-Samsung headset the phone will automatically call home and set off an intercontinental biological weapon and point it at your house.

    Put your tin foil hat on! I've been using my Moment with an after-market battery for ages the only reason it wouldn't work is if you got a bad battery.
  6. Adrift

    Adrift Android Enthusiast


    But seriously, I have heard the same about using a non-samsung battery. I think it is more of a rumor than anything else. Plus there are many after market options, they wouldn't be there if they didn't work.
  7. badankles

    badankles Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    why wouldn't they make the same battery for all versions of the galaxy s line phones? maybe they do, i'll see if i can dig that up from somewhere. just thought someone might know off the bat here.
  8. Aero1

    Aero1 Android Enthusiast

    Funny to see someone trolling and insulting someone when Ctomessli is actually relaying a known fact verifiable on xda.

    The Epic has the same checking routine as several otehr Samsungs and will check for battery compliance and will not work properly with a battery out of tolerance. I have bought 8 batteries on ebay (I have three epics) and two are far enough out of spec (high voltage) for the Epic to report "battery is not connected."

    Google +samsung +"battery is not connected" and you will see this is a fact.

    That said, most batteries on ebay appear ok (although they are genially about 1200 ma as opposed to ful 1500 claimed), and on the good side, since Samsung specifically does have a protection routine, the risk from using genrics, or even fakes, is very low.
  9. Aero1

    Aero1 Android Enthusiast

    avoid RND, several buyers are finding their overpriced generic battery does not work on Epic

Samsung Epic 4G Forum

The Samsung Epic 4G release date was September 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

September 2010
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