Originally Posted by 996gt2
Nope. Why pay more when the Hyperion 3800 mAH battery is already a proven choice at just $17.99?
Not trying to flame you here but where have you seen it "proven"??
I certainly agree there seems to be quite a few happy purchasers in these forums for the Hyperion battery and that's certainly great and I, myself just recently ordered the Hyperion battery as well, but let's put some things in perspective here...
* As tigerboom pointed out, DON'T expect longevity with the Hyperion battery. At about 1/2 the cost of the OEM battery and at the same time supposedly 2x the capacity...That should already be a strong indicator there's sacrifices going on. Then again, my smartphone lifecycle is about a year or a little longer anyway so if the cheapo batteries can hold up for that long then I'm golden!
* There's little to no regulation on how a manufacturer goes about rating their battery's capacity! I'd be willing wager that the Hyperion's rated 3800mAH is probably closer to the neighborhood of 2700mAH (give or take)...Whereas with the Mugens (being a very well known and renowned brand) is probably right at the rated capacity. Then again, even if the cheapo Hyperions are well less than their rated capacity but still well more than the stock battery? Heck that's still a win in my book!
* Don't expect great customer service on cheapo batteries.
All in all, give the quality batteries like the Mugen their due, but unless you plan to keep your phone for a LONG LONG time (cause that battery ain't gonna fit in your new one!) and need a rock solid dependable battery thats got a capacity to last until the next ice-age, them cheapo Hyperions will probably do the job just fine and not break the bank!
Phone: LG Nitro HD (rooted)
Battery: Hyperion extended, 3800mAH w/cover
ROM: CM10.1 Nightlies
Kernel: Wind Kernel
Storage: Sandisk 32gb SD
--> Titanium Backup
--> Go Launcher EX
--> ClockworkMod Rom Manager
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