Galaxy S4 Replacement or Spare Batteries

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    I want to buy some extra batteries with charger for my S4 and found these on Amazon:

    - AnkerĀ® 2 x 2600mAh Li-ion Batteries for Samsung Galaxy S4, with Anker free travel charger, with NFC/Google Wallet [18-Month Warranty]

    - Hyperion Samsung Galaxy S4 2 x Battery + Charger (Compatible Samsung Galaxy S4 S IV SIV, I9500) 18 Month Warranty

    - Onite 2x 2600mAh Battery for Samsung Galaxy S IV / S4 I9500, with Charger

    Anyone have experience with these brands? The Anker one has NFC but the other 2 brands dont.
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    Anker is pretty good. I purchased one of those external battery packs from them. The first one I got from them was faulty (wouldn't recharge) and when I contacted them, they immediately sent me a replacement.

    I used to have a Hyperion extended battery for my Thunderbolt. It was a 3500 mAh battery, but it didn't last any longer than the stock HTC extended battery at 2750 mAh.
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    Cool, I've got the same responses at another forum regarding Anker. So far it looks to be the front runner. thanks!
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    I just ordered the Anker. Looks like a GOOD deal to me.
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    Sweet!
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    FWIW, I believe Anker is a Taiwanese company and their US offices are located in Fremont, CA. If they send you a bum battery, you could just drive over to their offices to get a replacement. :)
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    I used to live in Fremont! I'm in San Jose now which is about 20 minutes away :D
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    I have a acesoft that purchased from eBay for my s3. Been a great battery so far (2 months old). Its a slim extended and the same size as stock but it lasts probably 10-15% longer. I will be buying one for my s4 when it arrives. Good battery.
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    I went with the Anker. Ordered them 2 days ago.
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    I don't know if they have them yet but "Laza zcell" batteries have always worked really well for me.

    Using one now in my s3

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 2
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    I just recently went through a small case with Anker, but they handled it with customer support that seems to be lost amongst other companies. They sent me out a new unit within just a few days and followed up pretty thoroughly after. The battery itself works great, but the customer service is what really impressed me.

    If you run into difficulties with your battery or if you're unsatisfied with it you'll be surprised at the customer service you'll get. You should be happy with it Wicked.
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    You can order or buy the phone from anywhere and all you have to do is register it to get the 50% off code. Register here - http://www.samsung.com/us/support/register/product
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    Thanks dez. That's good to hear!
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    The thing which sucks is back when Samsung released the Note 2, they had the same offer. However, a month or so after the Note 2 came out on Verizon, they upped the offer by adding that if you registered on the Samsung website, you got a free flip case. Of course, if you had already registered, you didn't get the free case.
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    Just received the Anker batteries yesterday and I already packed it back up to return. The Anker batteries are slightly thicker than the OEM one. It fits and the battery door snaps on but I don't like the idea of the back getting stretched out :blink: Call me picky. ;)
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    I have been doing some research on getting another battery for my S4..... I have found that the Anker seems good and has even been reported of having longer battery life than OEM despite it being the same MaH. ALSO, I found one from MUGEN. I have been researching that one and I also e-mailed them with a few questions and I got a response from them which I will post. Also, They have a thread on here which I will post link to. The battery is the same physical size as OEM but instead features a 2,750 milliamp battery. This caught my attention be i would like a bigger battery without having to sacrifice the slimness of the phone and also one that I could still use mt Neo-hybrid phone case with. Only one problem, it hasnt been released yet and isnt until the 7th of June so there are not any reviews yet. I would assume it would last a little bit longer than stock since it is a tiny bit bigger. Either way I will post the info I have and found and maybe somebody else will buy it adn do a review of it.

    Here is the link to the thread. http://www.droidforums.net/forum/sa...-battery-samsung-galaxy-s4-cradles-docks.html


    My e-mail basically said that I was interested in the battery but I am skeptical because there are not any reviews of it yet to see if it does last longer. I also asked if it was NFC and Google Wallet compatiable.

    Here is their response: Thank you for your email!

    Yes, it will support NFC and Google wallet, it will release on 7 June, so, no one review it yet!

    Please contact me if you need any additional info.

    Best Regards,


    SO it appears that it does have NFC and is compatiable with google wallet which sounds promising. I am very interested in it. Anybody else plan on getting it?

    IM thinking either the Anker 2,600 since it for sure has NFC and Google Wallet or the Mugen 2,750 that suppossedly had NFC and Google Wallet.

    Thoughts?
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    I'm waiting for the Seidio extended 4500mah battery, and hoping they release an active case to accommodate it. I've had extended batteries on my smartphones going back to windows mobile 6.1 days and the extra thickness never bothered me.
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