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2000mah Battery Options for AT&T Galaxy SII

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29th September 2011, 07:23 AM   |  #1  
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Since AT&T's model has the thicker NCF 1650mah battery by default I'm thinking that the Korean NFC 2000mah package may fit since that is probably what the AT&T GSII build may likely be based on since the AT&T version has NFC and is a mm or so different in size vs the international version, similar to the Korean SGSII version and how the international version can't handle the Korean kit (the 2000mah NFC battery fits, the back doesn't).

What would be interesting to know is if the international battery kit back fits the Korean GSII's since we know the Korean battery kit back does not fit the international GSII, and from what I've seen on the internet the AT&T version can not use the international kit (probably due to the back but the battery may still fit).

If anything I hope its just the back of the AT&T GSII that is incompatible with the international GSII cause if the battery and the back is different in size then I'll be really pissed cause that would mean that AT&T has a totally different size from all the rest of the GSII's which could make buying accessories really slim picking, one of the main reasons why I held out over the AT&T variant over the Sprint version was the similarities with the international version which means more accessories to choose from. So HOPEFULLY the Korean kit works.

Another option is to look at the batteries for the Indian version of the GSII since it supposedly has NFC as well but I have not seen anything on it. And of course we could just wait for AT&T and Samsung bring out the 2000mah battery kit for the AT&T GSII but I'd be surprised if they have any plans on doing that anytime soon if at all since Samsung will be busy with the Nexus and AT&T will be busy with their upcoming QHD and HD phones.

It's just a hunch but I went and ordered the Korean NFC 2000mah battery kit from exportprive for $35 USD (plus $20 USD "express" shipping) over the weekend along with a couple of those charger stands ($13 USD each) and I guess they will ship it soon so I'll be the guinea pig for testing the Korean battery kit and the AT&T GSII, wish me luck !
29th September 2011, 02:04 PM   |  #2  
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That is a lot of typing for a battery ha ha..jk

Look forward to seeing if this works if so I'll follow suit.
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29th September 2011, 10:26 PM   |  #3  
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From reading the general SGSII 2000 mAh thread, I believe as long as it's "NFC" it will fit our phone.
29th September 2011, 10:49 PM   |  #4  
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After all that hassle, it will suck if the 2000mAh batteries have less capacity than the 1650mAh batteries due to Samsung's standards over cheap battery mfrs...
29th September 2011, 11:34 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by joeybear23

After all that hassle, it will suck if the 2000mAh batteries have less capacity than the 1650mAh batteries due to Samsung's standards over cheap battery mfrs...

The 2000 mAh batteries are made by Samsung.
30th September 2011, 01:10 AM   |  #6  
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That is a lot of typing for a battery ha ha..jk

Look forward to seeing if this works if so I'll follow suit.

LOL yeah I can be wordy but hopefully it makes for good reading
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30th September 2011, 01:15 AM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by joeybear23

After all that hassle, it will suck if the 2000mAh batteries have less capacity than the 1650mAh batteries due to Samsung's standards over cheap battery mfrs...

Reports so far from people using the 2000mah batteries on the international GSII are calling it a 20%+ gain in battery life along with better cooling due to different back and overall good looks without much of an addition in thickness with the phone being around the thickness of the Captivate after the battery and back are installed. If it works I think it will be a great addition to an already great phone.
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30th September 2011, 02:23 AM   |  #8  
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Ah, just got a response from exportprive that explains the situation:

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Hi,

The EB-K1A2EBSG is the Korean version of the EB-K1A2EBEGSTD, and was supposed to be compatible with all Galaxy S 2 versions. However, it turns out that only the back plate is incompatible, and only fits the Korean Galaxy S 2. In fact, the 3 top left grooves (with the outside of the back plate facing you) are aligned differently by just a few millimeters, which bends the case when trying to insert it in your device. We apologize for any inconvenience, and offer you the following alternatives to solve this problem:

1. A refund for this item (or a credit of the same amount).

2. A partial refund of $6 USD per item if you wish to keep it as an extended battery (which is an NFC version).

We are open to any other suggestions. Please let us know what you wish to do.

I wonder how much trouble it would be to get an extended back for the AT&T version to fit this back? Seeing how the 2000mah NFC batteries aren't as easy to come by as the even more hard to come by regular international 2000mah batteries.
30th September 2011, 02:27 AM   |  #9  
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I would hate for someone to be a guinea pig but I'm going to wait till someone tries it on the US version.
3rd October 2011, 03:24 AM   |  #10  
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I await to see how this plays out. I would love to have the larger battery


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