cheap battery replace from ebay. Review

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by alfon_sico, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. alfon_sico macrumors member

    alfon_sico

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    Hi

    I replaced my iPhone 5S battery from my own buying in eBay. It was a cheap battery, 10€, and sure it has inconvenience.

    For now this is what I feel compare with the old one
    Genuine battery 800 cycles, 92% capacity, iOS 10.2.1 beta usage time around 6 hours
    Cheap third party battery, 0 cycles, 100% capacity, around 6 hours or less

    Thoughts with the cheap battery
    Does it need some charge cycles to get full capacity?
    Do I have in consideration that as quick the battery drain and as quick the battery charge is due to a wrong or a good quality? Quick battery drain could be due to use a beta, some settings wrong, use a backup to find out some errors with OTA update ... etc
    What does it mean that the battery get 5% of charge in few minutes of plugging? Sure it get charge faster that the original one
     
  2. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Faster charge according to the book by the guy who does batteryuniversity.com is indicative of less capacity (rocks in a glass of water reaches full quicker). So I'd say less quality. My experience with eBay no name phone batteries is that they claim to have a specific mah but actually have quite a bit less and last easily a quarter as long as the "name brand" batteries in terms of cycles and life.

    Most lithium ion batteries (using above source) do get better with several charge cycles.

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  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  4. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    For. :D
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I knew there was something missing but I was too cheap to add it in :D
     
  6. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    And I was bored.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I would allow Apple or an authorized retailer make the repair for you. You spend more, but you don't chance the outcome for cheaper results.
     
  8. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    Pretty sure it's only $79, and if you complain a certain way, you can get your phone replaced for free for anything, even cracked glass
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    If you complain a certain way? How about taking responsibility for what happened and be prepared to cover the costs of the property you own. Unless, it's covered from Apple if it's out if your control.
     
  10. HEK macrumors 68030

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    The really great part is now that you replaced battery with non apple part, Apple will no longer touch your phone for any repair, even if you pay out of warranty. Extra gift for using eBay and amazon third party parts. Hope the $30 bucks you saved was worth it.
     
  11. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    Yep - my sister got a 3rd party screen from the mall and Apple refuses to touch her phone (the screen was a disaster).
     
  12. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Yup I always shop at Walmart to by my car parts if I had a Ferrari. Save $5 bucks on a $300k car.
     
  13. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    Does anyone know when Apple will consider a battery worthy of replacement? I'm not talking about warranty, all my iPhones are now out of warranty so I would gladly pay. Just wondering at what capacity do they consider the battery needs replacing.
     
  14. HEK macrumors 68030

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    If you pay for it I don't think they much care. Take it in pay $79 and have battery replaced.
     
  15. JackieInCo, Dec 24, 2016
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    JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I think I'll make an appointment next week. My 5S is down to 81% at 315 cycles
     
  16. HEK macrumors 68030

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    80% isn't really so bad. If you got a 10 hours use new, now you get 8 hours. 20 minutes somewhere during the day with an iPad power adapter gets you back the lost 20%. But hey if it's that important get the new battery.
     

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