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Support do i have to optimize new battery or is it not what it says?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hels, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. hels

    hels Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 5, 2012
    Hi all

    I bought a new so called higher capacity battery for my phone but when i put battery in phone it was still as bad as original one. I downloaded an app that shows the battery details and it says it is the same size as my original battery. So i contacted the company and they sent me another battery but that says the same also.

    The normal battery is a 1500mAh and the new ones says it should be a 2500mAh but it is coming up as a 1500mAh and i must admit it hasnt given me any more battery life.

    What i have now been wondering is do i need to do something on my phone to calibrate or optimize or something? Or have i just been told wrong?

    Any advice would be realy useful before i contact the company again
    Thanks hels x


  2. peterb23

    peterb23 Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2009
    How much did you pay for the battery? If it's was only cheap from ebay or amazon marketplace then I would suspect that it's a knock off that will not be anywhere near the 2500 rating that they advertise.
  3. kkanga

    kkanga New Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    Retired Engineer
    I bought a extended capacity battery from eBay to replace my 1500mah battery. I can assure you that it is just false advertising and unless the battery is physically bigger, then it can't cram in more chemicals to boost the capacity.

    Unless someone designs a larger extended capacity battery for the SE with a new back case, as available for the Samsung Galaxy. This is the only way to extend battery life, other than tweaking Android to prolong battery life.
  4. badassballer

    badassballer Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2010
    Agree with you dude -

    There are no special steps or optimization procedures etc that need to be taken care of when replacing a battery etc - so yea if the battery is showing a capacity of 1500 in apps etc and the cover for it says 2500, then the people who sold you the battery lied - thats what it seems like -

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