Here's a quick review on the S3 extended battery from QCell. I was a little skeptical about buying it at first because it was so cheap, but I went ahead and got it anyway. It was about $27 shipped from Amazon, which I think is a steal. I'll have links to the battery and a case that fits at the bottom.
I ordered it the 31st and got it the 3rd.
The packaging it comes in is nothing fancy, but everything was bubble wrapped so it was protected fine.
It comes with two covers, both the white and blue (which is definitely a nice plus)
Just to get this out of the way it DOES make your phone twice as thick, but after using it a couple days I don't even notice a difference, it actually feels better to hold while I watch YouTube or surf the web.
Now let's get into the good stuff
This battery is a BEAST. Bottom line.
I'm definitely a power user, I'm on my phone most of the day, lots of texts, a couple calls, YouTube, and a lot of reading.
Here's my usage with the stock 2100mah battery
I usually average around 7-9 hours per charge with 2 1/2 -3hrs of screen time. For the average person the stock battery might be fine, but not for me.
Here's the QCell usage
This battery literally doubles my usage.
Averaging 16 hours and 6 hours of screen on time is enough to get me through a full day and THEN some. I actually had trouble draining it for the conditioning lol.
NFC works great, used it at McDonald's, Jack In The Box and Circle K, all with no problems.
Definitely 5 stars from me.
Just got the Hyperion Honeycomb TPU case - this thing rocks!
It fits the phone like a glove, feels like it can take a beating, and looks A LOT better in person than the pictures on Amazon make it look.
It's not as grippy as I'd like it to be, but that's my ONLY complaint. I love the honeycomb design by the way. If you buy the Hyperion or QCell extended batteries definitely pick this up as well!
Hope this helps some of you out, and I'll do my best to answer any questions.
BTW I'm running AOKP Jellybean on Ktoonsez kernel.
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Here's the Amazon link to the battery
Here's the link to the TPU case