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ozzy lion

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Just wanted to report in with my experience of these large capacity batteries.

I purchased 2 of them along with a generic external charger and they are far better than the stock ones.

Currently been going for 48 hours and still at 25%. I was struggling to get 12 hours out of the stock battery.

They seem like reasonable quality and for around 10AUD each they are decent value. They fit under the stock cover too which is a bonus.

Anyone else using these?

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Just wanted to report in with my experience of these large capacity batteries.

I purchased 2 of them along with a generic external charger and they are far better than the stock ones.

Currently been going for 48 hours and still at 25%. I was struggling to get 12 hours out of the stock battery.

They seem like reasonable quality and for around 10AUD each they are decent value. They fit under the stock cover too which is a bonus.

Anyone else using these?

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I bought 1 too, thinking it was only a stock battery or a cheaper one with beautiful wrapping and it surprised me. Last way much longer than usual one and yes it fit under stock cover.
 
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desmes

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Just wanted to report in with my experience of these large capacity batteries.

I purchased 2 of them along with a generic external charger and they are far better than the stock ones.

Currently been going for 48 hours and still at 25%. I was struggling to get 12 hours out of the stock battery.

They seem like reasonable quality and for around 10AUD each they are decent value. They fit under the stock cover too which is a bonus.

Anyone else using these?

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Thanks for this info ! Would you post some pictures of the battery itself and some of usage stats , please ?
 
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rumen_s

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Most likely it is fake. Recently I bought 'gold' battery for my old SE K800 from ebay. Printed capacity on label was almost double than original battery but in fact real capacity was half of original. So, returned to seller and lost shipping costs only.

Unfortunately physics is in full force for batteries: at the moment larger capacity can be achieved only by more or larger sells!!!
 
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Joey2o11

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The gold batteries from Ebay are all fake. Don't waste your time. Peel off the gold cover, under it, you'll find an under powered rating.this batteries have already been discussed at xda over and over with picture evidences to show they are fake. Go buy a jaguar for 10 bucks and tell me it's real.

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burner23

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I just bought one from ebay too. A gold 2450 mAh battery.

After I received it I put it in the mobile and battery snap from the market tells me the same remaining time as the stock 1650 mAh battery.. Then I peeled off the gold wrapper and underneath I found this inprint "HD504655AR 11K08NF1650".. 1650 ?? Strange coincidence ...
I opend a case with ebay requesting my money back because this looks like a fraud. I'll have to wait several days for it to close, but I will tell you how it ended...

I can only tell you that I should have read the posts here about the "gold" batteries.. Damn fakes!
 

yossidme

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Ok, so can anyone tell me how to identify a genuine Samsung battery?

My phone came with a battery that looks almost identical to eBay item 110825200405, except that mine says "Finished in Vietnam" and the recycle symbol is a bit different.

The supposedly genuine batteries on eBay (e.g. eBay item 140704498924) look quite different.

I got my phone from Orange/Partner in Israel and I'm wondering if they are using cheap aftermarket batteries to save money. Anyway, I want to buy a spare but I want to make sure that I'm getting my moneys worth for a battery that has the actual marked capacity and that will last.

Thanks.
 

ahhoe

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Glad to trade abt the gold batteries here. I was abt to use a pair for myself
 

EvilB333

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"Gold Batteries"

Bump.

I was about to post a big thing with a battery log that I kept for the first 5 charges of my new "Gold" battery along with how unimpressed I was and that it didnt seem any better than my stock 1250mAh. The new battery was supposedly 2450mAh. after reading the post 2 posts above mine I decided to remove the gold foil to look at the stamps on mine. I see nothing to indicate the mAh capacity on mine but after using it for a month I can say for sure that it is no better than my stock battery. I am not going to file it with ebay or anything but it sure seems like there are a lot of fakes out there. Mine came from Ghuang Dong china or something like that... lol. Anyway I only paid 6.99$ with no shipping and have a functional spare battery now so, oh well. Lesson learned. Figured I'd give my 2 cents.

---------- Post added at 01:24 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:14 AM ----------

Oops. Just realixed this is for samsungs. Mine was for HTC Inspire. Probably all the same though... My bad.
 

igor45

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my 2 bits worth

Just got the ebay GOLD (haha) battery as well but paid like 4 bux for it - FWIW it seems to hold a charge longer though it charges lightning fast which leads me to believe that it is indeed not 2450mah

After having done a bit of research, mah is a tricky thing to verify - can be done with a multimeter BUT there is a device called a battery-analyzer that does the trick. So these ppl that sell the possibly fraud batteries have tapped a great market: people (mostly) without the gear or know-how to check the quality of the goods!


regardless i needed a second battery so no loss for me. Now if it explodes or something I will report here first and I will not leave my 5star feedback for the "gold battery people" just yet ;)

UPDATE
***so the gold battery performance is incredibly poor - last less and less time with each charge***
I'd advise anyone to absolutely not bother with one of these
 
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zekenka

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Just got the ebay GOLD (haha) battery as well but paid like 4 bux for it - FWIW it seems to hold a charge longer though it charges lightning fast which leads me to believe that it is indeed not 2450mah

After having done a bit of research, mah is a tricky thing to verify - can be done with a multimeter BUT there is a device called a battery-analyzer that does the trick. So these ppl that sell the possibly fraud batteries have tapped a great market: people (mostly) without the gear or know-how to check the quality of the goods!


regardless i needed a second battery so no loss for me. Now if it explodes or something I will report here first and I will not leave my 5star feedback for the "gold battery people" just yet ;)

UPDATE
***so the gold battery performance is incredibly poor - last less and less time with each charge***
I'd advise anyone to absolutely not bother with one of these

battery analyzer? somekind of specific app or what do you mean with that?
 

vignesh kr

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hello,
I'm looking to buy galaxy s2 battery 2450mah so tell me from which site you bought this battery
reply me as soon as possible
 

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    The gold batteries from Ebay are all fake. Don't waste your time. Peel off the gold cover, under it, you'll find an under powered rating.this batteries have already been discussed at xda over and over with picture evidences to show they are fake. Go buy a jaguar for 10 bucks and tell me it's real.

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    Most likely it is fake. Recently I bought 'gold' battery for my old SE K800 from ebay. Printed capacity on label was almost double than original battery but in fact real capacity was half of original. So, returned to seller and lost shipping costs only.

    Unfortunately physics is in full force for batteries: at the moment larger capacity can be achieved only by more or larger sells!!!
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    Just wanted to report in with my experience of these large capacity batteries.

    I purchased 2 of them along with a generic external charger and they are far better than the stock ones.

    Currently been going for 48 hours and still at 25%. I was struggling to get 12 hours out of the stock battery.

    They seem like reasonable quality and for around 10AUD each they are decent value. They fit under the stock cover too which is a bonus.

    Anyone else using these?

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    Sounds suspicious. 3 posts advertising a battery w/o any detailed information? Post some pics with the battery in your sgs2 and also post screenshots of your battery stats.