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  1. EarlyMon

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    Lots of interest in extended batteries, so I've merged three threads into one official one.

    Edited a few posts to help keep continuity after the merge, did my best, cheers, thanks! :)
     

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    These are some sweet batteries, but I find the S4 to get good battery life. I'll still look for an extended one.
     
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    I'm assuming the Hyperion version does not have NFC? It's not mentioned in the Amazon or eBay listing. I might buy the Anker battery and some screen protectors for Amazon to have them for whn VZW releases it, haha.
     
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    Did you buy a spare battery charger,or did u just put the batter in the phone and charge it?
     
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    Will the S3 extended battery fit the S4?
     
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    I was able to get the Mungen (SP) Battery for my S3 that served me well. I was hoping Mugen or someone else will come out with one where I don't have to swap the covers or constantly change batteries. My Mugen battery gets me about 2 1/2 days verses barely 2 days with the original S3 battery. Its a small difference but it works for me.
     
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    Moved to Samsung Galaxy S4 section where this will get better results. :)
     
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    At least for me with the S3, I felt it fit better in my hand with the thicker form factor an extended battery provides.
     
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    Extended battery threads merged with Official thread. :)
     
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    I'm ordering an external battery pack.

    Trent Battery Pack

    Seems to me to be the best of both worlds. Phone stays slim, I can use conventional cases, and have more juice than an extended battery. I can also offer a bit of charge to others in a pinch. Just connect it once or twice during the day when not using the phone. They come in different capacities, some have two USB ports and can be used for both my phone and tablet.
     
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    I didn't bother. What I did was to charge the phone with the spare battery as soon as I got home and then swapped the batteries back before bed so the original battery would be fully charged by morning.

    I bought the spare battery for
     
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    I have something similar as well as a spare battery. It can very very useful and is not device specific. I lent it to a lady on the train once who was in a flap because her battery had run out and she needed to call someone. It was nice to be able to help her and she was very grateful.
     
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    Im a iphone refugee and new to the world of removable power! im finding the life not lasting beyond early afternoon without having to charge from having my phone off charge from early morning.. im a general to medium user and switch between social networking and everyday use to prolonged gaming. i have all the gesture motions off and all other non essential (to me) things off but would like a extended battery.. im aware there will be lots of fakes flooding the market at somepoint so can anyone point me in the direction of a reputable online based seller?
     
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    Hi tphillips :hello:

    I merged your post with the extended battery thread. You probably didn't see it because it was on page 3. :)
     
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    For years I'd only use slim extended batteries. My main focus was all the different cases I had and didn't want to sacrifice them for battery life.

    Now using the Zero Lemon 9300 (for N2) I won't lie--this thing is HUGE! There's only one case available (2 if you count you can get black OR white when you order the battery). This will be the battery I use when I'm out and not concern myself with swapping.

    For those considering extended batteries I can't stress enough to either go with ZeroLemon, Anker, or Hyperion. They are a fraction of the cost of Mugen and you won't be disappointed.
     
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    Don't do it :).

    An extended battery will make your phone a fat munter. Just get another battery and swap over when you are running out. That way your phone will stay slim and you will get the extended battery life you need.
     
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    Does any one test zerolemon 7000mAh capability? I just gess it may only 6300mAh.
     
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    May I know if using extended battery will affect the performance of the phone itself or are there any side effects on the phone?Heare some feedback that using extended battery pack will affect the phone.
    But I really need to extend my battery life here. :(
     
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    You might want to look here:
    ExoLife S4 ? Galaxy S4 Battery Case, Power Pack by EXOGEAR

    It is a battery case, not just extended battery or + back cover.
    I don't find any battery case for S4 except Chinese brands. I personally don't use battery case but do feel like I need it sometimes when I go out of town.
     
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    Anyone have experience with anker batteries? I bought one recently but haven't been able to use it since my S4 doesn't come in until Wednesday from Verizon
     
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    I've only heard good things about them. If only they had a 3000+ mAh battery for the E4GT :(
     
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    The batteries touting much higher mah in the same size usually are no better than stock battery out worse. If the battery could last that long, Samsung would have probably made the battery even thinner.
     
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    I beg to differ. My Mugen battery for my s3 added about 1/2 to 3/4's of a day to my usage life.
     

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