Battery cases, which one would you recommend?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Twixt, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. Twixt, Oct 19, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014

    Twixt macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2012
    Hello Everyone,

    Though I am still undecided about which phone I shall buy next (inclined to go for Note 4), I know my usage will not slow down and would need battery under steroids.
    I tend to dislike the concept of carrying a charger (which I did so far) or external battery.
    It leaves me with either buying an extra internal battery to swap with or a case including a battery.
    I spotted some brands such as zerolemon, anker, seidio to name a few.
    For those already using this internal or case battery which solution would you recommend and why? Also do you have a brand/favorite product ?

  2. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
    Just received a new case/battery for my LG G3...

    The standard G3 battery is 3000mAh. The new one is a whopping 7500mAh.

    The case is quite cool, and it barely feels much heavier, impressed thus far. Just charged it up to 100%, so let's see how long it lasts!
  3. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
    UPDATE: After 24 hours, it's at 43% after normal everyday usage.

    It actually dropped to 87% really quickly, so I sent the seller a quick message. They responded saying that it needs 4 or 5 full charges/discharges (2% to 100% and vice versa) to optimise properly.

    Anyway it subsequently calmed down and seems to be doing better than OK. I installed Battery Doctor to keep an eye on things.

    Feels a bit weird not having to charge it :eek:
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    The Note 4 is already a pretty large and heavy phone, adding a battery case would make it worse. I'd rather carry a charger around.

    That said, I've heard good things about Mophie battery cases although I haven't used one myself.
  5. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
    OK so after a week of proper use...

    The 7500mAh battery basically gives me exactly 2 full days of normal usage - mix of music, Chrome, email, Facebook, podcasts, Maps etc etc.

    That is 2 full days with no charge. If it was more limited usage, I'd estimate 3 days potentially.

    Pretty impressed.
  6. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2014
    Zero lemon do good batteries. I'd get one for my phone but most of my phone's do not have removable batteries.

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