Post does EB425161LU battery work for S3 mini ?

hi all,

i got S3 mini 1.5 yrs back. Recently my battery backup was very erratic. Within 30 mins battery will charge to 100% and when battery level is around 60% with WIFI ON there will be a drastic decrease in battery and phone will automatically restart.

Until i plug in for charging phone restarts multiple times.

I reset my phone and even after it was happening.

When i removed the back cover and observed that battery has started bulging.

Has anyone observed this in your S3 mini. Is this the indication for the end of battery life ?

Currently in my s3 mini the battery which came with the phone is "ebf1m7flu".

But in india S3 mini is not available and hence the original battery for S3 mini is also not available.

But all the shops are suggesting this battery model "eb425161lu" which has same specifications has the above one.

is it safe to use this battery model("eb425161lu") for S3 mini ? i have already ordered it on amazon.in

Please suggest for any other alternatives.