Originally Posted by leperousdust
I'm very much at a new battery stage and would mind some first hand experience, or ANYWHERE I can buy quality batteries that haven't sat around for years or half ruined...
I would be interested to hear as well. From what I see on Ebay/Amazon, many batteries are pulls from old phones, even when they are advertised as new (there is glue on the back, etc). Which means unless your battery is totally dead it won't offer much improvement. Particularly if they are abused by sitting on shelves for a year discharged.
I do know the OEM battery has a manufacturing date on the bottom, however I really doubt they are still being made.
I have looked for batteries made by reputable 3rd party makers like Anker but they seem to cater to the removable battery phone, not internal.