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  1. FreakyLocz14

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    I just got a replacement EPIC from Asurion, and it came with a new battery. It's a generic battery with Sprint branding on it, but it is 1520 mAh instead of 1500 mAh. Also, the fact that it's probably a fresh battery means that I should be seeing better battery life; but I don't want to jump to conclusions just yet.

    Does anybody know which battery I should use? I've had my old one since the end of November.
     

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    Umm..both? :) Get you a Seidio or similar charger that allows you to charge a loose battery and swap out as needed. It's nice to always have a fully charged battery laying around.
     
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    Keeping both isn't an option for me.
     
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    Moved to Accessory Subforum
     
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    A used lithium battery will perform worse than a new one.
    After about a year they always seem to give noticeably bad performance.
     
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    Gotcha. I would definitely go with the new one, but I'm kinda leery about it not being the real OEM Samsung battery.
     
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    Same here. That's why I'm debating on which battery to keep.
     
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    I would keep the real one for the same reason forddna said.
     
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    They said to keep the replacement one, though.
     
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    My friend last year did a replacement with Asurion and kept the original battery (so he returned the phone without a battery, and now have 2 batteries on hand). He didn't have any problems...
     
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    Which battery is better, though? Keeping both isn't an option for me.
     
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    Keep the original battery, since Asurion gets their after market batteries from the cheapest supplier they can find, they generally are made in china and will not last long.
     
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    I personally like the OEM batteries.
     
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    Where are Samsung batteries made?
     
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    Made in Korea/Finished in China
    atleast what it says on the battery lol

    Almost every battery period is outsourced to the east, sorry to all the people hating on china batteries :p
     

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