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By jrosado, Member on 6th October 2016, 08:19 PM
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Yup..that's it.

About 2/3 weeks ago i received a new battery to replace the old one on my nexus 5, that was only giving me about 2h of SOT. The battery is a standard 2300mA, brought on ebay. Right after the installation, the doubts started: the new battery does not have the wireless charging option. That was not said anywhere on the description, so the seller got a neutral feedback. Now, after some time, i come to the conclusion that the battery is as good as the old one: it only lasts for about 2h of SOT. So probably it's a fake battery...

So today i found ou this one: https://www.batteryupgrade.com/shopB...oupId/86483823

it says it is 2500mAh. Well, for the price it should be. Anyone care to comment if it is worth try it and spend the money on it or should i consider an original one from lgspares?

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6th October 2016, 10:29 PM |#2  
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First things first. Wireless charging is totally irrelavant with what battery you have inside. The coil is attached to the back plate, not the battery. If it is not charging wirelessly check your installation.

Secondly, ebay+batteries = fake. Also, anything more than 2300mAh = fake. These are the two steps you have to do to check if a battery is genuine:
a) Check the battery temp. If it always says 29c, then it is fake.
b) If it DOESN'T have LG printed on the back (or has sth else like Samsung TSDI), then it is fake.

Spareslg used to carry original batteries and I bought one myself about 1,5 years ago. I don't know if this is still the case now, although I don't see why they would change now. So your best bet would be them.
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7th October 2016, 12:21 AM |#3  
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Hi.

Thanks for your input. However the wireless charging is on the battery itself. I did chech this by placing the older battery on top of my wireless charger and saw the ligthing charging indicador turn on.
What's on the back cover is the coil for the NFC.
As for the current battery, when i did found out that about the 29C it really is happening (with slight variations), even thought the battery says LG.

I've sent an e-mail to the website selling this new one. Let's see what they answer.

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7th October 2016, 09:08 PM |#4  
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No it is not. The coil is on the back cover. You probably didn't snap the center clip in place (the one above the S), so there is no contact with the leads.

I didn't quite catch what you mean with the battery.
12th October 2016, 04:49 PM |#5  
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He means the battery temperature is 29 (fake) even if the LG words are written in it.
13th October 2016, 03:59 PM |#6  
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Topic looks a bit rezzed but...

I got this battery http://www.ebay.com/itm/2500mah-3-8V...MAAOSwZ8ZW3lAJ

On my second charge I got 4h55m SOT, but the average from charge #1 and #3 is about 4h10m.
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13th October 2016, 05:33 PM |#7  
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I bought this battery http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00NCJ...ii_img?ie=UTF8. It is OEM brand new. Easily gives me a full day on one charge with light usage. I can get around 4 hours of non stop gaming. It seams better than the original battery that cane with my phone. All for $9 usd shipped! Shipping was pretty fast too.
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13th October 2016, 11:32 PM |#8  
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272379416470 OEM N5 battery with manufacture date = december 2015, latest I can find

I'm going to be doing the mod for the 3k mAh battery,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401179982190 - June 2016, latest I can find.

Still waiting for the 3k mAh battery for the LG G2 to arrive, then I'll do the mod and update with results.
14th October 2016, 08:54 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by paradoxiumwind

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272379416470 OEM N5 battery with manufacture date = december 2015, latest I can find

I'm going to be doing the mod for the 3k mAh battery,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401179982190 - June 2016, latest I can find.

Still waiting for the 3k mAh battery for the LG G2 to arrive, then I'll do the mod and update with results.

I did the mod with a spare G2 battery I got from a relative, but I don't think it really charged beyond 2300mah. The charging times were roughly the same as well as the SOT.
So in my opinion it is just a placebo.
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I did the mod with a spare G2 battery I got from a relative, but I don't think it really charged beyond 2300mah. The charging times were roughly the same as well as the SOT.
So in my opinion it is just a placebo.

Did you calibrate the battery? That would need to be done for the phone to create a new file for the battery to detect the increase in size.
20th October 2016, 04:52 PM |#11  
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Well i replaced my Nexus 5s bad 2300 mah battery with LG G2s Genuine new 3000 mah battery.

Only made 1 charge/discharge cycle. I played for 1 h 10 m not demanding game, Used chrome for 1 h 37 m, Used 4G Network for 30 m, Talked 20 m (playd 4-5 games for 4-5 minutes, some youtube, settings and this kind of staff)and it gave me 5 h SOT! And this with Custom rom Android 7 nitrogen (which is buggy!!!!) After 2-3 cycles of my new batter, stable ROM without issues and Voltage and frequency tweaks i think it will give me 6 h 30 m SOT. Which is fantastic for Nexus 5!
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