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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mich3lam, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. mich3lam

    mich3lam Lurker
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    I have a Galaxy S3 device, I am thinking of buying an replacement battery (4800mpa). My question is, if it's safe. Can the battery damage my device it self by sending wrong power/voltages or what ever?

    Thank you,
    Michel
     



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  2. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    The answer is: it depends. Extended batteries are generally safe, but don't just buy the cheapest one you can find. There are cheap knock offs that can cause problems. Buy from a reputable seller and you should be ok. Just use common sense.
     
  3. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

  4. mich3lam

    mich3lam Lurker
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    Well, I'd prefer eBay, Problem is - They do not ship to Israel.

    Edit:
    Oh, and I noticed MPJ has a site selling products. Made it quite more reliable for me. Isn't it?
     
  5. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    I always look at Amazon.com, and check the reviews for the batteries, I have a pretty cheap one i got from there and it works well..

    And as other members have suggest I am going to move this to the Galaxy S3 forum so you can get some answers straight from the source!
     
  6. mich3lam

    mich3lam Lurker
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    Well, I Googled a little bit and found some good reviews on the MPJ one. I am getting it and we'll see how it turns to be...
     
  7. GTWalling

    GTWalling Android Expert

    Also note that if you use NFC it may not work with this battery. I did not see anything referring to the NFC antenna which is in the OEM battery.
     
  8. mich3lam

    mich3lam Lurker
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    I do not need any NFC support, I do not use the feature. I am going to use the normal battery in daily use. I am getting the extended one for long buses drive, trains, etc..
     
  9. snilloconator

    snilloconator Well-Known Member

  10. mich3lam

    mich3lam Lurker
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    I wanted to get the Hyperion so bad, I couldn't because Amazon does not ship to Israel. And, the only seller on eBay, also does not ship to Israel... :(

    (Lithium batteries are not allowed to be shipped internationally off United States or something like that..)
     
  11. vikki

    vikki Member

    I just got Mophie juice pack from Best Buy for $60. Works great and works with your existing battery. Comes with a 2300 mAh battery.
     
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  12. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    That's a great price.

    Were you able to get it in BLACK @ that price, or, is it for the WHITE model only, as listed on BEST BUYS' website?

    Either way, it's still a great deal, THX for sharing this w/us! :D
     
  13. Maritzay

    Maritzay Lurker

  14. cincyrob

    cincyrob Android Enthusiast

  15. vikki

    vikki Member

    I'm not sure, I went inside the store and told them about the price on the website and they gave it to me at the sale price on the web site.
     
  16. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest


    You don't know the color of the case?

    Just asking, because there is a substantial price difference between the two (BLACK & WHITE).
     
  17. davidmanvell

    davidmanvell Android Enthusiast

    Just remember that in the S3 the antennae for the NFC is inside the battery so if you get an extra battery get one that has the antennae in it. Even if you don't use NFC now you most likely will at some point with all the wireless transactions (Google wallet) and photo transfers (S beam etc.) taking place.

    Most likely you can find one with the NFC antennae in it for about the same price as one without.

    I have a second battery for when I travel. So nice to not have to worry about charging your phone up on airplanes and hotels.
     
  18. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    Aftermarket batteries are hit/miss. Some people love their Hyperion, mine overheated and killed itself.
     
  19. mich3lam

    mich3lam Lurker
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    After what period of time?
     
  20. vikki

    vikki Member

    When I bought it last week, there was only one left in the store where I went. I bought the white. I don't know if the price applies to the black. You can see at the local stores like I did or check online. Sorry I only was interested in the white.
     
  21. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest


    Already got one(BLACK),direct from MOPHIE.

    Was hoping for others that they may be able to get either one @ the lower price.

    Even @ $59.99(vs $99.99 MSRP),most people will hesitate to get one.
     
  22. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    A couple of weeks.
     

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