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Default Anker Astro Slim3 Battery Pack = Perfect Companion to the N5

Update 3/6/14 : Found out that there is a current promotion for this battery pack! Thanks to techdunce from SD for posting the deal.

Anker has their Slim3 discounted from $37.99 to just $26.59 (30% off)
code: FKV3GQSG

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CEZJT2E/...S4_i43.3_0_0_0


Just purchased 2 more! Get yours today.


This is my review of the Anker Astro Slim3 6000mAh but here is another review posted by Vectron http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2388894

Hey everyone. I just wanted to give a review on my experience with the Anker Astro Slim3 6000mAh portable external battery pack. I’ve had this product for roughly 2 weeks now and can definitely say that it is the perfect companion to the N5.

As we know, our N5 doesn’t have the greatest battery life when it comes to on screen time. I found myself having to charge the battery during the middle of the afternoon only after moderate use and then at night when going to bed. I have a handful of Anker battery packs but the reason that this particular one caught my eye was its thinness and the fact that it has a built in micro usb wire/plug. Also, the fact that this thing is rated at 6000mAh was the deciding factor that made me order it.

From the photos, you can see that the Astro Slim3 is very comparable (in all aspects) in size to the N5. It is a fraction thicker than the N5 (and I do mean a very small fraction as it is only .47in), a fraction shorter than the N5 and a fraction wider. Weight wise, it is just a little heavier than the N5, but then again, the N5 is very light to begin with. The battery is incased in a plastic like enclosure which feels very good and it also is a deterrent to fingerprints.

Charging wise (using the built in micro usb cable), this battery pack was able to charge my N5 from 20% to 93% in 60 minutes and to 100% in 72 minutes. I’ve tested this 5 times to make sure this was consistent, and it was. If that isn’t impressive, I don’t know what is! It has dual ports and each port is rated at 1A each. There is no question that this battery pack is capable of high speed charging. There are 4 LEDs on the case that indicates how much juice is left in the pack and it was able to charge my phone 2.25 times before needing a charge itself.

Pricewise, it was a little more expensive than the other brands out there, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Bought it from Amazon for $38 ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846) but it was still worth it given the specs and convenience. If these two things are what you are looking for in a battery pack, then this product is a sure bet.

Let me know if you have any questions about this product.

On to the pics!

Top_Side by side view: N5 is only a smidge longer than the battery pack




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Top view: almost identical!!!





This is when it is charging. You can see the 4 LEDs indicating the battery pack has a full charge and you can also see the built in micro usb cable that comes with it

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Very nice. I bought the Anker astro 3 (2nd gen) and always take it places with me if i think theres a chance i'll be running low on juice. This one you got looks a bit thinner (slimmer, duh, obviously) and easier to tote around, but i got the astro to have 2x the capacity and ability to charge my girlfriends S4 at the same time when needed.

Good products tho, charge the phones fast.
 
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Very nice. I bought the Anker astro 3 (2nd gen) and always take it places with me if i think theres a chance i'll be running low on juice. This one you got looks a bit thinner (slimmer, duh, obviously) and easier to tote around, but i got the astro to have 2x the capacity and ability to charge my girlfriends S4 at the same time when needed.

Good products tho, charge the phones fast.
I have that one too! Love the fact that it has 3 usb port and it is a beast. However, it is a bit bulky so it has been relegated to my camping/family trip battery pack. This Slim3 is the perfect size to just throw in my backpack everyday for work
 
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I forgot to add this to the original post, but as a comparison in terms of charge time, using the stock charger that came with the N5, @ 60 mins charge time, the N5 was only at 70% (93% for the Anker) and @ 100% charged, the stock charger took 100 mins (72 mins for the Anker). That's a pretty big difference.
 
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I have this sitting in my cart for Amazon and haven't pulled the trigger on it yet. Thanks for the review and photos as well! The combination of the size, capacity and built-in micro-usb port makes it ideal for the N5. I'm not sure how your battery last you a single day though!
 
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I have this sitting in my cart for Amazon and haven't pulled the trigger on it yet. Thanks for the review and photos as well! The combination of the size, capacity and built-in micro-usb port makes it ideal for the N5. I'm not sure how your battery last you a single day though!
Pull the trigger. You won't be disappointed

I have stocks streaming on my phone for a better part of the morning so that is why it needs to be charged by the afternoon
 
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I'm so getting this...
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I'm so getting this...
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Right on. Perfect size and its performance is unmatched, 20% to 93% charged in 60 mins is awesome
 
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Question for anyone that has one of these: will the attached USB cable fit in to the hub of a Nexus 5 that is housed in a case? I'm sure it differs case to case but that would be a major selling point for me. I have a Spigen Neo Hybrid FYI.

Been trying to settle on what battery pack to purchase for a while now. Thought I'd go with the LuguLake but the more I think about it, I don't know how useful wireless charging would be for me while on the go (and the lack of an auto-off function while charging has me hesitant to purchase as well).

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I found myself having to charge the battery during the middle of the afternoon only after moderate use and then at night when going to bed.
Really? I actually find the battery life on this phone quite impressive - although I am coming from a GS3 which had absolutely **** battery life butwith N5 I still get a good 5-6 hours of screen on time with franco kernel O:

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