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Tips Where to Get a Spare Battery?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Xenon, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Xenon

    Xenon Well-Known Member
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    I wrote in another thread that I am very happy with how long
    the battery lasts me, and I am. However, being trained on PDA
    devices, I feel naked if I go on a trip without a spare battery.

    Does anyone know a site where I can buy one?
     

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  2. hollowroom

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    I'm researching this, but I think that it may be the same battery that's in the Omnia II.

    Look at the part number on the battery in the Galaxy and then do a search for it.

    The Omnia one is the same spec (3.7V, 1500mAh) but I'm not sure if they are compatible or not.
     
  3. z0mbi3

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    ebay seem to have a couple and as above it seems to be the same one as the Omnia 2.

    I'd hangon to see if there are any high capacity replacements kicking about.
     
  4. Xenon

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    I'm not holding my breath for replacements with higher capacity.
    Li-Ion battery technology seems to be stagnating in the last couple
    of years. It seems that they can't pack more than 1500 mAh in
    a battery of Galaxy's size.

    If someone finds out whether the battery is the same as in Omnia II,
    please report back to us.
     
  5. ASukker

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    I bought a replacement battery that was for both the i7500 and the Omnia 2 and it works fine in my phone. The battery fits correctly and I get the same amount of time out of it.
     
  6. photon00

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    This is good to know. My battery life is so poor I'm suspecting that I have a faulty battery and am looking to get a replacement. I'll give my battery a few more charges first and also see how it does after a firmware upgrade before making the decision.
     
  7. NoUse4aNick

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    After some searching I bought a battery on ebay, originally for Samsung Omnia i900, but not OEM. 1500mA and 3.7v, same as in Galaxy.
    It came to be not a good (or at least lucky) choice, because although fitting perfectly on the Galaxy, the full charging was too damn quick (like a minute) and when unplugged the phone was on just for some 10 seconds until it died.
    Incompatible battery or faulty battery, I cannot tell.
     
  8. Xenon

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    Does anyone know where to buy a cradle that would also act as a charger for a spare battery?
     
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  10. kam187

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    I thought about using a second battery but i'm so scared the back cover will totally break with that must removal
     
  11. MichaelW

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    I must say I am very interested in this. Last time I asked around, nobody seemed to be making batteries for the Galaxy.

    Anyone got a fresh lead on where to get that cradle-charger?

    That's a strange shop you link to: it seems they don't mention what kind of phones their products are for, and what kind of USB (micro? mini?) plugs they use. Also, let me get this straight: the 4400mAh version you have, that's the separate power brick, right? (If so, I'm not really interested.)
     
  14. informale

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    The battery model in Galaxy is AB653850CU.

    Google says there are a few shops that sell it. Just search.
    ab653850cu - Google Product Search (mind you, those particualr results are for the UK)
     
  15. Kouske

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    Anyone know how to get a back cover for the Galaxy?
     
  16. gilbilly

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    I've just sent Samsung a nasty email about how horrible the battery life and how purposely misleading the included battery meter is. I'll let you guys know what response I receive
     
  17. Which FW do you use? The stock one?
    Since I updated the FW (to IK5), the battery life got a lot better.
     
  18. gilbilly

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    i'm on ik6 with the stock battery
     
  19. MichaelW

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    Give over, battery life is fine, mine lasts 2-3 days with moderate usage.
     
  20. gilbilly

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    You probably have the benefit if being able to fall back to EDGE or even turn 3G off. We do not. Bell Mobility's Network is HSPA only. That being said, one should not have to cripple his phone in order to get respectable battery life.
     
  21. MichaelW

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    I never turn 3G off, and I can probably count on one hand the number of times I've seen it fall back to edge.

    Your problems are down to some app waking the phone to do updates, or something like using the case which holds the camera button down preventing sleep.
     
  22. gilbilly

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    off
    background data turned off, auto=sync turned off, task killer pro set to shut off apps on screen sleep, as well as three of us at work with the same phone all experiencing the same horrible battery life. There's is worse since they haven't adjusted their sync and data settings. Oh and no case... :)
     
  23. MichaelW

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    And how long does your battery last?
     

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