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By JGoldz75, Senior Member on 17th July 2015, 10:35 PM
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I was thinking about buying the Nexus 5 but I don't think I will be able to live with the battery life as it is. I saw the mod on reddit which allows you to replace the OEM N5 battery with the 3000 mAh battery from the G2 by use of a dremmel and some circuit board swapping (without losing wireless charging capabilities). I would obviously prefer to not risk this type of phone surgery.

I saw online a Chinese battery that is the same size as the original OEM battery, but listed as 3830 mAh. I was wondering if anyone had tried this battery in the N5? It can be found here:
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/prod...760720916.html

Everyone has been saying not to use a battery that was not created by the original manufacturer because "they would have put in the best battery the phone could handle" but my argument is that 2 and a half years ago the technology may just not have been there. The N5 was a budget phone and they had to cut costs somehow. Has anyone done the 3000 battery mod or tried this battery out?

If so, what were your results? I NEED this phone to last me a day with moderate to heavy usage. (I generally do not go over 4 hours of SOT)

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18th July 2015, 05:51 AM |#2  
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Read the review....
I saw a guy who complain about that it actually a 2400 mah battery
I think they just put the cover to it
18th July 2015, 08:35 AM |#3  
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Seller lied, battery is a sham, has fraudulent "3830mAh" label on top of the 2300mAh label
This is a review of the so-called 3830mAh battery:

"01 Feb 2015 03:52
DO NOT BUY THIS BATTERY. THIS IS A FRAUD. SELLER MADE ME WAIT MORE THAN 1,5 MONTHS AND AFTER I RECEIVED, I HAVE PEELED OFF THE OUTER COVER AND THE BATTERY IS 2400MAH INSTEAD OF 3830 AS PROMISED. OPENED A DISPUTE AND HAD FULL REFUND. SELLER CALLED ME A LIAR INSTEAD OF MAKING THINGS EASIER. CHECK PICTURES FOR PROOF"

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18th July 2015, 03:54 PM |#4  
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but my argument is that 2 and a half years ago the technology may just not have been there. The N5 was a budget phone and they had to cut costs somehow.

So you expect some chinese company no one ever heard of to almost double the capacity of the oem battery?
The lg g2's battery is the only mod you can do, and even then you have to find the original battery and not another fake one.
18th July 2015, 04:02 PM |#5  
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So you expect some chinese company no one ever heard of to almost double the capacity of the oem battery?
The lg g2's battery is the only mod you can do, and even then you have to find the original battery and not another fake one.

I don't necessarily expect it to be 3830 mAh of battery the same way I don't expect a 5000 mAh external battery pack to fully charge the phone twice. However, if the battery is better than what is currently in there then that would be sufficient for me.

If the battery was shown as a scam as it was in that photo posted above, then obviously this conversation can end here; but look at how much smaller the battery he has is compared to the wrap of the Chinese one. Isn't this illegal? Or because it's a Chinese company they can blatantly false advertise anything they want?
18th July 2015, 05:14 PM |#6  
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Or because it's a Chinese company they can blatantly false advertise anything they want?

Pretty much, happens all the time, all you can do is ask for a refund. Now start reading up on the g2 battery swap if you want more capacity.
21st July 2015, 04:50 PM |#7  
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THIS is why I am VERY skeptical about the rumors of the 2015 LG Nexus 5 (5.2", 1440p) and the 2700 mAh battery it will supposedly have.

The original 2013 Nexus 5 was 4.95", 1080p and came with a skimpy 2300 mAh battery. (My wife and I owned two of them and were always looking to plug in somewhere.)

A BIGGER BATTERY would have solved my one complaint about the otherwise excellent Nexus 5.

BUT, the 2013 LG G2 (on which the Nexus 5 was based) was 5.2", 1080p and came with a 3000 mAh battery. Why didn't they use THAT battery?

Now they want to give us a 5.2", 1440P display with a 2700 mAh battery? That's not even as good as the LG G2 from two years ago!

Come on, Google! Just put a bigger battery in it! If 3000 mAh was for the 5.2", 1080p LG G2, then you need BIGGER than that for a 5.2", 1440p display...

Here's what I'm talking about.

I skipped the too-big 6" Moto Nexus 6 for the 5.2", 1440p version of the phone called the Moto XT1225. Have two of them, running on AT&T on CM12.1 (Lollipop 5.1). An AOSP ROM is also available.

5.2",1440p, Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM, Qi wireless charging, Turbo charging, 64GB storage, sound familiar? 99% same specs as the Moto Nexus 6, but in a BETTER size. Yet, my 5.2" Moto XT1225 has a 3900 mAh battery -- bigger than the actual Nexus 6 battery. It's GREAT!




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21st July 2015, 05:04 PM |#8  
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THIS is why I am VERY skeptical about the rumors of the 2015 LG Nexus 5 and the 2700 battery it will supposedly have.

The original 2013 Nexus 5 was 4.95", 1080p and came with a skimpy 2300 mAh battery.

The 2013 LG G2 was 5.2", 1080p and came with a 3000 mAh battery.

Now they want to give us a 5.2", 1440P display with a 2700 mAh battery? That's not even as good as the LG G2 from two years ago!

Come on, Google! Just put a bigger battery in it! If 3000 mAh was for the 5.2", 1080p LG G2, then you need BIGGER than that for a 5.2", 1440p display...

Here's what I'm talking about.

I skipped the too-big Moto Nexus 6 for the 5.2", 1440p version of the phone called the Moto XT1225. Have two of them, running on AT&T on CM12.1 (Lollipop 5.1). An AOSP ROM is also available.

5.2",1440p, Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM, Qi wireless charging, Turbo charging, 64GB storage, sound familiar? 99% same specs as the Moto Nexus 6, but in a BETTER size. Yet, my 5.2" Moto XT1225 has a 3900 mAh battery -- bigger than the actual Nexus 6 battery. It's GREAT!




It's truly a shame that Google thinks people prefer slimmer phones as opposed to bigger batteries. A poll showed that more than 70% of people would rather have a slightly fatter phone with a battery that can last over 24 hours than have a slim phone. The battery on the N5 is the only reason I can't convince myself to switch to T-Mobile and get it. The G2 battery mod might be my best bet.
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I think i don't read chinese. Care to translate ?
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