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

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    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 ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    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 68020

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    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

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    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.

    www.mophie.com
     
  5. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    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

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    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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