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Samsung to Offer Better Battery Option For Galaxy S III

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2,100mAh battery can now be replaced with 3,000 mAh pack.

Samsung has confirmed that its Galaxy S3 will be able to support a 3,000 mAh battery pack to replace the smartphone's current 2,100 mAh battery.

The new battery option, which is priced at $64.99, has a NFC chip integrated and sports a new back cover to contain the larger battery.

While it's not clear exactly how much of a battery boost the new pack will deliver, it should be able to endure heavy usage throughout a full day, while average users should see it last for at least two full days of normal usage.

For some perspective, the extended battery is 100 mAH short of matching Samsung’s phablet, its Galaxy Note II, which boasts a 3,100 mAh battery pack to help power its 5.5-inch display.

 

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    epdm2be , December 19, 2012 10:47 PM
    sacre... Then when we tell them "Back in my day, we were happy if our phone lasted 2 days!" ...


    Funny I already say that. Back when i was young my cellphone lasted a full week with a single charge. These days that crap can't live through one full day. But hey.. we got tiles/facecrap/apps/whatever...
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    sacre , December 19, 2012 9:35 PM
    In 30 years time our childrens children will be using devices that "last 4 years" without a single charge. Then when we tell them "Back in my day, we were happy if our phone lasted 2 days!" and the kid will say "omg you had to stop using your phone and charge it? Thats stupid, what happens if it dies where you have no outlet? How could you keep charging it like that, what an inconvenience!!"

    And we'll smile and shake our head.

    Batteries.. There is so much energy in matter a phone if converted can take out a city. Yet we struggle to have a big battery last a day.
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    TunaSoda , December 19, 2012 9:46 PM
    You can get a 7500mAh battery back cover for the Note II... ;) 
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    kj3639 , December 19, 2012 9:24 PM
    I run CM10 on my S3 and generally keep brightness levels down. I can almost achieve two days on a single charge with a 2100 mAh battery.
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    sacre , December 19, 2012 9:35 PM
    In 30 years time our childrens children will be using devices that "last 4 years" without a single charge. Then when we tell them "Back in my day, we were happy if our phone lasted 2 days!" and the kid will say "omg you had to stop using your phone and charge it? Thats stupid, what happens if it dies where you have no outlet? How could you keep charging it like that, what an inconvenience!!"

    And we'll smile and shake our head.

    Batteries.. There is so much energy in matter a phone if converted can take out a city. Yet we struggle to have a big battery last a day.
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    dkcomputer , December 19, 2012 9:45 PM
    Physics, how do they work
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    TunaSoda , December 19, 2012 9:46 PM
    You can get a 7500mAh battery back cover for the Note II... ;) 
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    house70 , December 19, 2012 9:57 PM
    For pictures head on to Android Central, where this news appeared couple days ago...
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    keither5150 , December 19, 2012 10:05 PM
    My note 2 lasts all day with about 30-50% left at the end. I run it at full brightness.
    The note 2 battery performance should be the benchmark.
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    assasin32 , December 19, 2012 10:05 PM
    TunaSodaYou can get a 7500mAh battery back cover for the Note II...


    Used to use a 3500mah extended battery in my droid incredible compared to the 1300mah stock battery. A lot of people had a WTF reaction when they saw how big the phone was due to the battery and said the thing was too big. I made about every single one of them shut up when i told them to show me their phones which all conviently had protective cases on it and were quite a bit larger than mine when put side by side.

    Just wish my new phone had a extended battery option but so far so good it hasn't needed it.
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    epdm2be , December 19, 2012 10:47 PM
    sacre... Then when we tell them "Back in my day, we were happy if our phone lasted 2 days!" ...


    Funny I already say that. Back when i was young my cellphone lasted a full week with a single charge. These days that crap can't live through one full day. But hey.. we got tiles/facecrap/apps/whatever...
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    Anonymous , December 19, 2012 10:57 PM
    Or I could buy a 4200mAh Hyperion for 30$

    Silly Samsung
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    Marco925 , December 19, 2012 10:58 PM
    Why would a battery need NFC?
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    ikyung , December 19, 2012 11:23 PM
    Marco925Why would a battery need NFC?

    The article was worded poorly. The NFC is on the backcover and not the battery.
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    owq , December 19, 2012 11:40 PM
    iKyunGThe article was worded poorly. The NFC is on the backcover and not the battery.


    No. The NFC chip is IN THE BATTERY. Your comment is worded poorly...
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    amdfangirl , December 19, 2012 11:49 PM
    sacreIn 30 years time our childrens children will be using devices that "last 4 years" without a single charge. Then when we tell them "Back in my day, we were happy if our phone lasted 2 days!" and the kid will say "omg you had to stop using your phone and charge it? Thats stupid, what happens if it dies where you have no outlet? How could you keep charging it like that, what an inconvenience!!"And we'll smile and shake our head. Batteries.. There is so much energy in matter a phone if converted can take out a city. Yet we struggle to have a big battery last a day.


    They will probably use the resident hydrogen in the air and last forever. Infinite battery life.
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    dark_knight33 , December 20, 2012 12:14 AM
    kj3639I run CM10 on my S3 and generally keep brightness levels down. I can almost achieve two days on a single charge with a 2100 mAh battery.


    I run the stock firmware (4.1.1) and regularly have no issue going 2 days without a charge, and I keep brightness levels up. This thing smokes my old Thunderbolt in speed and up time.
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    halcyon , December 20, 2012 12:43 AM
    This is great. ...but I'd have to be able to find a case that would fit the new expanded phone. ...the back is NOT Gorilla glass and scratches just don't work.
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    joellim , December 20, 2012 1:18 AM
    iphone users will be butthurt by this article....our batteries dont even last a full work day with heavy usage.

    -an iphone user
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    alextheblue , December 20, 2012 3:03 AM
    dark_knight33This thing smokes my old Thunderbolt in speed and up time.
    That's like saying it gets better battery life than your i7 gaming rig with a worn-out battery while running Crysis.
    TunaSodaYou can get a 7500mAh battery back cover for the Note II...
    Yeah plus it doubles as a free weight so you can pump iron while you text!
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    Anonymous , December 20, 2012 3:53 AM
    I got Frosty Jelly bean 11.2.1 and my battery last with heavy usage 2 days :) 
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    Firion87 , December 20, 2012 4:24 AM
    I remember some old phones that used to keep working after heavy usage (talking actually on a phone, yeah it is a mobile telephone too) somewhere around 2-3 days. I know you will say they didn't had color displays, my answer: bigger (screens) is not always better then technological advancement. I was really fine with something around 2.8-3.2" and the lame 320-240 resolution. I bet with a nice gpu, a simple dual core and a advanced superamoled (or what is the most advanced in display technology) would be able to run at least 4 days.......
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    hppart , December 20, 2012 5:35 AM
    alextheblueThat's like saying it gets better battery life than your i7 gaming rig with a worn-out battery while running Crysis.Yeah plus it doubles as a free weight so you can pump iron while you text!


    i will pump ya momma!
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