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Extended batteries for Android?

by dendroid1984 / December 8, 2011 12:26 AM PST

CNET deleted my original post about my favorite brand of batteries, but I still want to what people here think about using extended batteries on Android. I have Nexus S and HTC Sensation and I wonder who has an alternative solution for power management on android? I know there are many batteries out there: Seidio, Anker, Mugen Power...Just trying to find the answer, which one is the best. Don't delete this post please.

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But first we have to define "best."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 8, 2011 1:26 AM PST

For some it's raw AmpHours. For others it may be the package or price.

What's the criteria here?

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Please understand....
by birdmantd Forum moderator / December 8, 2011 4:02 AM PST

Your original post had a direct internet link to a product reseller and that is not allowed. Feel free to mention a product name or model but there is no need to post hyperlinks as in your original post. Personally, I have bought my extended batteries directly from my cellular carrier to ensure that they are OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) to prevent any voiding of warranty (not that that is a frequent issue with non-OEM, just my preference).

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by okishead / December 21, 2011 12:48 AM PST
In reply to: Please understand....

Hmm, I'm using Mugen Power batteries and I've been to service centers several times. If you swap your battery stats they will never find out that you used an extended battery. That's why we're on Android, no? Happy

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by birdmantd Forum moderator / December 21, 2011 12:52 AM PST
In reply to: warranty

Good advice, however I have heard of people sending in their phone with the extended battery still attached. Sometimes logic goes right out the window.

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Thanks for the heads up.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2011 12:56 AM PST
In reply to: warranty
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Mugen Power
by alllligator / January 5, 2012 12:19 AM PST

Try using 3600mAh [HLI-Z710EXL] battery or 1950mAh [HLI-APX515CSL]

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2.3.5 was best battery upgrade I could buy
by sharris359 / January 24, 2012 3:46 AM PST

Upgraded to Android 2.3.5 (Samsung Galaxy (Fascinate)). When I first got the phone, I was on 2.1 and had to charge the phone every day (1500mAh stock battery). This improved when I went up to 2.2.x and with 2.3.5, I need to charge it every 2 1/2 to 3 days. My wife has the same phone but I bought her an aftermarket 3300mAh battery. She goes from Monday to Friday (casual use only - but never turned off) on one charge. This is NOT 4G which I'm sure would kill my battery at the least.

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by J_owned / May 2, 2013 6:51 AM PDT

I just buy the cheapest and carry a few around with me, seems to work okay and I've never had a problem even when they are 2 for 5 kinda quality. I can barely notice the difference between my cheap knock off ones and the original. Has anyone else noticed a big difference?

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