iPhone 5: getting battery replacement OR getting external battery? Which way?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dragonjinse, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. dragonjinse macrumors 6502

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    My battery is bad right now. It got around 5 hours usage (texting, calling, surfing internet), and around 7-9 hours of standby.
    If I watch youtube, the battery will decrease >10% for only 5 minutes.

    I talked with apple online. They ran the test for me, and it showed my phone needs thr battery replacement.

    P.S. I am not planning to sell this phone. I am going to use it until it breaks down.
    - I am NOT interested to do the battery replacement by myself.
    - i am NOT interested to buy OEM battery online

    2 ways:
    1. Battery replacement: $79
    2. Buying external battery for $30

    Which way will last long?
    Which way is worth the money?

    Thanks guys
     
  2. Spacial macrumors 6502

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    Theirs pros & cons no matter what you do. Pick the one that you like.
     
  3. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I want to know which way will last my phone longer...
     
  4. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

    Zmanbaseball2

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    iPhone 5: getting battery replacement OR getting external battery? Which way?

    What is your daily usage(not stand by).
    I have a lot and I mean a lot of external batteries. How many times do you want your iPhone to charge to 100%? About 2600mah means about or more than one full 100% charge.
    [​IMG]

    I did not pay for these. I got a sample for review.
     
  5. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow!!! it's so NICE!!
    I wish I can get them for free too. LOL

    I think I might get 3600 mAh. Normally, I use it maybe 8-9 hours.
    Which brand that is less than $35 you recommend?

    Thank you

     
  6. Menel macrumors 603

    Menel

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    iPhone 5: getting battery replacement OR getting external battery? Which way?

    I would replace. Its only going to get worse to the point its unusable.

    Budget eBay liion packs are going to pose safety hazards.

    Reputable packs, aren't inexpensive.
     
  7. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

    Zmanbaseball2

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    I have this one:
    It is made of aluminum and is 5600mah. Very we'll built. I say that to most of my reviews but this one is special and my favorite one of the ones I have. Look at the video review by Zachary S. That's me.

    Jackery Bar 5600mAh (Black) Premium Portable Power Bank Pack External Battery Backup Charger with 2.1A Output and Built-In Flashlight for iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, iPad, iPad Mini, iPod (Apple Cable Required) Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Note 2, HTC One, EVO, Thunderbolt, Incredible, Droid DNA, Motorola ATRIX, Moto X, Droid, Google Glass, Nexus 4, LG Optimus and More; Premium Samsung Battery Cell and Aluminum Enclosure
    http://amzn.com/B00DTXA578
     
  8. dragonjinse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you!

     
  9. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

    Zmanbaseball2

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    No problem. That's what I like to do on macrumors:)
     

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