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Extra Battery for your S3 with NFC

Discussion in 'Galaxy S3 Accessories' started by cybertec69, Jul 19, 2012.

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    I just ordered this package from Amazon, not bad for two S3 batteries with NFC capabilities, with good reviews, no extended battery for me, I like to keep the slim design and my original case for my S3:

    Amazon.com: QCell 2x Samsung Galaxy SIII 2300mAh Battery + Free Universal Battery Charger w/ USB output power port (Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung L710, Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung I535, T-mobile Sa

    My case holster combo, which is fantastic, it's now $2 cheaper than what I payed for it:

    Amazon.com: Aduro Shell Holster Combo Case for Samsung Galaxy S3 with Kick-Stand (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, US Cellular & Sprint): Cell Phones & Accessories
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    What does it do???
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    What does what do, it's a battery, it provides power to your device, NFC stands for Near Field Communication.
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    What does an NFC battery do that mine cannot do?????
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    What do you mean, be a bit more clear, and what phone are you talking about, as I see under Phone you have a Droid Bionic. Now if you don't know what NFC is and what it does, use Google.
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    I know about NFC technology and some of its applications, its a really cool feature. I also know about the extended battery, because I'm using one as I type. How do the two end up on the same page?? Is there some kind of NFC battery charger??
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    I am confused about the NFC feature on the battery too. Original post never did explain what that is all about???
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    NFC is build into the original Samsungs galaxy S3 battery, at this moment the only battery that you can purchase with NFC capabilities is the Samsung one, and the one I posted a link to above. NFC capabilities on the S3 are build into the battery not the phone. By the way, the post is about an extra battery for your S3, thats all, if you did not understand the post, then that is on you. In the end why not get a battery that will keep the "same functions and features NFC" of your S3 at a fraction of the cost of an OEM Samsung extra battery, here you get 2 batteries at 2300mAh with an external charger for less than what it would cost you to purchase one 2100mAh Samsung battery. What is so confusing about my post, this is not a post about NFC, it's about an extra battery that has NFC build into it so as the functions of your S3 will remain the same. WOW.:blink:
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    I think that people are wanting to know what NFC does? What are the benefits of having NFC on the battery. You seem to be knowledgeable about NFC. Can you share your thoughts on the subject. I have the battery in my Amazon basket for purchase.
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    NFC = Near field communication

    With the S3, NFC is built into the battery. Your stock battery has NFC. There are no specific benefits to having it in the battery versus in the device as far as I know. Samsung, for one reason or another, decided to put it in the battery. So, if you want to buy a spare/extended battery and keep NFC functionality with the S3, you have to make sure the battery supports it. This isn't the same for every phone out there though. Some have NFC build into the phone, and some do not support NFC at all.
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    NFC / WTF

    Near field communication (NFC) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity, usually no more than a few centimetres. Present and anticipated applications include contactless transactions, data exchange, and simplified setup of more complex communications such as Wi-Fi.[SUP][1][/SUP] Communication is also possible between an NFC device and an unpowered NFC chip, called a "tag".[SUP][2][/SUP]
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    I bought the batteries but haven't received them yet. I am using the shell/holster combo in the op. The price was right but I had to modify it slightly. The stock usb cord that came with the S3 is fairly thick where it plugs into the phone. If you plug the phone in while in the holster there is a lot of pressure on the side of the cord. It seems like it would cause premature wear in the usb port. I used a pair of tin snips and widened the spot around the usb port. Now it works well, and with shipping was at least $20 cheaper than the one at the Verizon store. To the OP thanks for the info.
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    I'm guessing nobody has received the batteries yet since you just ordered. Would be great to see confirmation that they really have NFC, and charge in the phone. All the reviews on amazon are fake by the way, they haven't reviewed anything else.
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    Two of them have more than one review (one of which has two pages of reviews), but it's definitely extremely strange that a third-party battery has garnered 20 five-star reviews over the course of just ten days (the earliest review is dated July 10, 2012), and 18 of the reviews come from first time reviewers. Even with products of this type from a well-known company, you normally don't see that many reviews this quickly. In looking through their other batteries listed on Amazon, the reviews seems to be positive overall, but with far more variation in the individual star ratings. Personally, I've yet to find a third-party battery that lives up to the quoted mAh rating, but I'll still be interested to see how these fare with those who have ordered them around here.
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    I do not agree with your last statement. I make a lot of purchases on Amazon and will post a review on most of them. I would say that MOST reviews are honest. But you can certainly have your own opinion. As for this battery I doubt it is as good as OEM but if it is a decent battery it is a good deal at almost half the price.
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    I think cadarn was saying that he suspects that all of the reviews for this specific set of batteries are fake, not that all reviews on Amazon are fake.

    Like I already said, while I can't really say whether they are or aren't legitimate, things do look a little questionable on the reviews for this set of batteries. 20 five-star reviews in ten days for a third-party battery, and 18 of those reviews are from first time reviewers. That's not something you typically see on Amazon with this type of product.
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    And lets say the batteries are only 2100 mAh, does that make them bad, really, for the money, you can't go wrong. And I just love all this detective work, looks like in this court of law all suspects are guilty before proven innocent, LOL.:icon_ devil:

    On a side note, I have bought hundreds of items on Amazon, and have done maybe two reviews on products on Amazon, does that make me a fake, LOL.
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    bsweetness is right. I've left many reviews on amazon myself over the years. However for this particular item at least 18 of the reviewers have not reviewed any other products. This is very suspect for an off brand product in such a short time.
    Regardless, once anyone here confirms that the NFC actually works I'll be picking up a set! It's true that these off brands don't always hold as much charge, but that's not a big deal for the price.
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    Well here is the companies website, head over and ask them, I will be putting them through their paces once I receive them, how bad can they be, at least it's not some eBay "2 for $10 with charger:biggrin:, and you should have it in a month, as we are currently putting it together:blink:" Chinese brand that was build in some shack with no company to back it up, not saying these were not build in some Chinese shack:biggrin:, Qcell | Accessories
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