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  1. tonytx42

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    Anybody know what the expected timeline is for LG to start selling a replacement battery (if they will)? I love that the V20 comes with a swappable battery. I'm sure there are plenty of 3rd-party batteries already available, but I'd rather stick with an OEM battery if possible. Standard size is fine--I don't need some 9000 mAH monster on my phone.
     

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    So there is a kit out already posted on Amazon - I almost bought it, but couldn't find notice of it on the LG site.

    basically spare battery with charging box for 99 or so.

    thought it was a tick steep but then I can't find one elsewhere either. figure in a few months it will pop out and come down in price. charging box looks nice - you have to supply a cable and brick though - easy peasy.
     
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    Ebay has a number of LG kits for around $55. Battery, cradle, case. They SAY it's LG and photos appear to be LG. Ship from S. Korea. I ordered one and should arrive Monday.
     
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    Amazon has one I think it's aroung $40 bucks
     
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    Mine arrived two days ago. Definitely LG packaging. It works great. Charging, battery, and plastic battery case for $55 shipped from South Korea. The battery even has the identical design on tne back.
     
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    wow and not even on the LG US webpage. or it wasn't yesterday.

    do you carry the spare battery?
     
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    With my V10, I never needed to carry the spare. I kept it at home because if the phone died, it was late in the day when I did a swap. With the V20, it sounds like I would rarely need to swap. I hope. :)
     
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    I plan on getting a battery and a charger one day mostly because I want to always have a good battery. I figure in a year or so of use it will lose capacity and I'll want a new battery anyway.
     
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    I bought a battery replacement kit on EBay which consisted of the battery, the charger to encase it in and a case to store the battery in..no cord was included ..get a type c cord that is compatible or use the cord that came with v20..the kit is a LG product and seems original enough ..it was delivered in 2 days..I don't mind at all having another 3200mah battery..but a 4000mah replacement or backup would have been really sweet !
     
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    bigger battery would have to come with a new back shell. that would be nifty also
     
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    Yeah ..I would hate to change the form of the phone because of a bigger battery ..it looks nice as is ..not sure if a 4000mah can be produced in the same size and be safe ..
     
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    well not so fast. if it kicked out to be the same thickness as to even up with the camera hump - and maybe even offer some protection there - it wouldn't really be that thick over all. Heavier sure but not terrible.

    It might not make a full 4Ah but it's be significantly more.
     
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    Makes sense to match the camera hump..a good case would hide the difference..it would be weighty for sure.. my HTCs(7/8) I had were weighty without a big battery.
     
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    I'm waiting to see if Verizon gets them in stock, I get a 25% discount through my employer. I haven't really had the need for an extra batter yet, which is nice.
     
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    I think a 3400 to a 3800 would fit with the current back.
     
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    Yeah, we get a 25% discount as well, so I'll probably wait until Verizon gets them in too.
     
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    Just bought a kit on Ebay for 45 bucks amazon wants 99.
     
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    At least is something off. Verizon's prices tend to be high on stuff like that
     
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    I also get some discount at verizon but often find I can buy the same thing or better for cheaper elsewhere.
     

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