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[Guide] Original VS. Fake BST-41 XPERIA X1 Battery

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By kanthai, Member on 23rd July 2009, 07:35 PM
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24th December 2009, 10:39 AM |#21  
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From the picture provided, the build quality isn't the same. You can definately tell which one is genuine by looking at it, but the scary thing is the counterfeit items look better and better. Not for long, we won't be able to tell which one is the real product.

i fail to see the problem, if we dont notice the difference who cares if it is fake or not?
 
 
24th December 2009, 05:04 PM |#22  
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i fail to see the problem, if we dont notice the difference who cares if it is fake or not?

I hear you - and for me I've had a fake spare battery for my SD750 Camera for years and it lasted longer than the OEM one.

I did purchase, for $2.99 + $0.50 shipping, a fake battery on eBay. I knew it was fake, and I was fine with it not lasting as long as the OEM. However, my problem is that it has a tendency to die instantly. It goes from 50% power reading (or some other similar high level) to 0% in an eyeblink and just shuts off. Not the best thing to have in a phone that you may not be using regularly, but just expect to ring when you get a call...

Just my 2 cents - if you have no other way to get power and you check it often then the battery is still worth $3 - but just don't expect to have a warning when it's running low.
31st January 2010, 10:14 PM |#23  
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Does anyone have any experience with the Amazon battery? Their BST-41 sells around 30-40 US dollars. However, I have no idea if the battery is fake or real.. If anyone knows, please speak up!
11th February 2010, 07:58 PM |#24  
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Does anyone have any experience with the Amazon battery? Their BST-41 sells around 30-40 US dollars. However, I have no idea if the battery is fake or real.. If anyone knows, please speak up!

i contat to that seller who is selling this battery abut 44$
and answer was like that
"we sell only brand new and original product"

but i don't belive that
where thay get this batteryes so low price when REAL Original on SONYSTYLE is about 89$

25th March 2010, 01:45 AM |#25  
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I bought one off ebay.co.uk from "echnouk" for £9.95 they are touted as removed from returned phones. Mine looks genuine when compared to your pics and lasts longer than the original battery does now.
If anyone is after a cheap genuine battery I can recommend this guy

I've been looking at that seller as it seems highly recommended.
Dilemma I have is he sells 'A Grade' for £9.95, and 'B Grade' for £6.95.
Any idea what the difference is?
25th March 2010, 01:17 PM |#26  
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Doesn't matter, I've had a reply from him:
"A grade batteries are clean without major marks. B grade batteries have some visible cosmetic marks." - Will give one of these B-Grades a go
25th March 2010, 05:46 PM |#27  
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Red face X1a Battery (But then, isn't that... Human Nature? - OR IS IT!?? - )
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I lost my back up battery that I got from SONY services in The Philippines as as thank you promo Free-bee and I always want a back up battery, having had the TYTN and the especially the thinner version of the HTC DIAMOND TOUCH and having small brand-name extra thin digital cameras all taught me taht - having at least one back-up battery is a very good idea.

So I went to the NET and found the sonyEricsson X1a - SE-Xperia BST-41 Battery was INSANELY expensive at $120 Canadian Full Retail +Tax of almost 13% tax. My wholesaler offered it to me for $80 PLUS the Montreal, Quebec Canada sales combined sales taxes of 12.875% (gotta pay for Medicare & Gov't salaries somehow, HUH? Eh? *lol*) ...

So - I eBay'ed it and coughed up only W$6.99 per battery knock-offs I presume? (dubious of it's 'decency'but certain of it not being a major financial investment) and then I got them with no duty and free delivery and arrived for under $18 CDN bux for 2 of them and guess what? I didn't pay 80 bux Xs 2Xs 12.875% tax for a total of 180.60 but about 1/10th the cost - and the batteries work 98.7865% just as well - so for the difference of 10 Xs the price, at least! I am Fine with That! (Moral issues aside, of course :)

I hate financing a Human Rights Violating Country like CHINA, but hasn't excessive and abusive Capitalism caused us all to stop feeding ourselves, in favor the Overly Powerful that we created by buying from them as THEY themselves - Our own North American companies, violated other countries for their ability to be endentured, slave-like, cheap labor forces, themselves!?) except the BUSH Oil empire running a certain large country, Bill Gates and the now worlds' richest man who is a Mexican Power Broker and (alleged)cellular phone services magnate?

OK so we are still making individuals in the Americas overly power-mongering wealthy Capitalists *l0l* - but if we Spread the Power by buying elsewhere, then not the Local Americas, but OTHERS, are rewarded by us as we reduce our own cost factors by 90% and in the process, enriching ALL OUR OWN LIVES, while challenging the old Guard - So in effect - by shopping on eBay and buying from OTHER countries - besides the USA buying form Canada and vice-versa, we are making a political statement that we admonish excessive and Abusive Capitalism - and one day - all the rest of the world, will take a FULL 1 WEEK Moratorium and not buy anything from CHINA - and that'll Show 'em! THEN... then we will go right back to buying from The Best prices suppliers with Decent quality, all over again.

I am sure if we had Space exploration, the powers that got there first would enslave the locals as cheep labor as they raped their natural resources and showed complete disregard for their well-being (AVATAR?!?? China in TIBET? USA for IRAQ Oil? Canadians SHOPPING in FLORIDA? *l0l*)

But then, isn't that... Human Nature?


As Denis Miller says...
- that's just my opinion.
[ OR IS IT!?? ]
16th May 2010, 04:29 AM |#28  
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For all those buying fake batteries and hoping for the best, remember to test all batteries with a voltometer or multimeter before using. If you get anything below 4.0v or above 4.4v, I would be concerned.
29th May 2010, 07:14 PM |#29  
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Here's a decently cheap, legit replacement BST-41
18th June 2010, 11:34 AM |#30  
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i am looking for some replacement battery that has more miliamps then orginial,does anybody know where can i get one?
18th September 2010, 01:18 AM |#31  
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So he claimed it was from Sony Singapore when the battery prints in simplified Chinese that its "Sony Ericsson product (China) corporation"?
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