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Bump to the top because this battery is amazing

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I am going to get this battery but what case/bumper works best with this battery?
 
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o01_s00_i01

Spigen Neo Hybrid Case works really well. The shiny black of the case and the extended door match very nicely. The two (battery and case) ran me $46

I should mention that I have had my phone randomly reboot on occasion (more so recently), and not sure if it is due to the battery. I am on AOKP 5.1.2012. Not sure how pleased I am of the upgrade.
 
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My battery just shipped so I'll report back if I get the chance. Hopefully I get this soon! Would be nice to stop worrying about my battery dying.
 
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Went a day and 10 hours with this, Would've been more if both nights I didn't fall asleep with FF VII Running haha. Anyone else noticed battery drain faster then you expected? I charged to 100% day one, then I ran it down and it died this morning, now I'm charging and I feel it's charging just as fast as my old battery. Maybe I just need to do a bit more testing?
 
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Any more reviews on this? And more case suggestions that are compatible? Planning to buy this if there is a good case as well.
 
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Went a day and 10 hours with this, Would've been more if both nights I didn't fall asleep with FF VII Running haha. Anyone else noticed battery drain faster then you expected? I charged to 100% day one, then I ran it down and it died this morning, now I'm charging and I feel it's charging just as fast as my old battery. Maybe I just need to do a bit more testing?
This Battery is better than I thought! I love it!

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Any more reviews on this? And more case suggestions that are compatible? Planning to buy this if there is a good case as well.
I was recommended this case in the link below

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...o_cart_title_1

But I'm hoping to buy this case soon http://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-Prote...1&sr=1-1-spell
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Any more reviews on this? And more case suggestions that are compatible? Planning to buy this if there is a good case as well.
I have this battery and used it for almost a month now. Frankly I don't see a dramatic increase in on time, as I hoped. But it did last longer than the stock battery. So, as long as you don't expect to go 48 hours on a single charge, it's worth buying.

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Just bought this. It's supposedly 100 mAh more than the GTMax and seems to be better made with much less bad reviews.

Will take pictures and make my own small review once I get it.
 
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Forethoughts:
I bought this one over the GTMax even though it had WAY less reviews and was slightly more expensive as it seemed to have better quality and it had a better number of good reviews compared to bad. I actually think I have YET to see a bad review for QCell. (I didn't look hard though. XD) The GTMax seemed to have lots of good reviews...and tons of bad ones as well. Some even reporting that it they got dead batteries, the battery performed worse than the stock, or that it worked great...and then quickly lost it's performance a few days later. I also kinda dislike the battery cover design of the GTMax compared to the QCell. So in the end, I thought it was worth the slightly higher price and less number of reviews. Hey, at least I can add another review to this product to help others compare?

Long Review:
Just received it. So far, it's a nice bit bigger than the regular battery, seems fairly well made for a fairly unknown company, etc. However, the original has "Near Field Communication" printed on it. I am currently unsure if the new battery changes anything with NFC. Also, the cover...felt a tad wrong. Doesn't "click" when you press it down and feels a like it's the tiniest bit wrongly cut. I still however got it in fine and it wasn't all that bad. The color and gloss is perfect. Looks pretty much exactly like the rest of the phone and takes away any logo or texture that old cover had, so I like that part a lot.

The weight is fine. It's like carrying 2-3 Samsung Galaxy SII's. The feel is perfect. I have big hands as some have told me, so when I hold the phone with stock battery, I have a bit of space in my hand. Like my hand is a "U" shape. The battery now fills that space up a nice bit and gives me a nice grip on the phone. I'm neutral on holding it horizontally. One side is holding a thin part of the phone. My right hand is holding the thick battery part of the phone. But doesn't bother me at all so far. I believe the GTMax's battery would win here though as the expanded shape is carried to the top with a curve. QCell's ends abruptly.

So far, I am unsure of any real last of this battery compared to the old one, but if someone could recommend a way to test both against each other, I'd be happy to test. So far, it seems like it should last at least a bit longer than the original, but again, I just got it.

Shorter Review:
Design/Looks: 5/5
Functionality: Currently Unsure
Weight/Feel: 4/5
Extra Comments: Does NFC still work? The cover also feels a bit off when putting it in. Will it work longer than the GTMax ones?

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