Friday, August 5, 2016

Cell Phone Batteries

SmartPhones seem to gobble up capacity pretty fast.  The Samsung Galaxy S4 standard battery is 2600 mAh;  I see 5200 mAh batteries offered for it.  I would expect twice the charge life.  Anyone with experience of larger capacity cell phone batteries.

1 comment:

Eskyman said...

One of my previous phones had interchangeable batteries, though my present one does not. For the old phone I got a larger capacity battery, and it worked great. I also got a charger/stand so I could have the phone charging while on my desk, with the backup battery charged & ready to go. Unless I was expecting to be away for more than a day, the larger capacity battery in the phone was all I needed.

One thing to look out for is that there are a lot of crappy batteries which are imitations, Ebay is full of them (some are ridiculously cheap.) If you buy from a reputable source you'll be OK.

Since my present phone doesn't have a replaceable battery, I carry a rechargeable battery pack (mine's old, only 5600mAH.) Here are some new ones:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_3_11?url=search-alias%3Dmobile&field-keywords=phone+battery+pack&sprefix=phone+batte%2Caps%2C218