is anyone really using huge battery?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by pluss, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. pluss macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2014
    I've heard of some huge extended batteries, but is anyone really using them at this point? Don’t you think they were too bulky to carry?
    I am always try to keep my Note 4 minimum and would rather carry spare batteries.
  2. milku macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2013
    agreed at least i am fine with my stock,mpj, and oem batteryies.
  3. skratch77 macrumors 65816

    Mar 20, 2013
    I have oem extended battery in my's a little bit bigger and comes with a new back.

    I get a solid day of power using the phone and staying on 4G with 6-7 hours of screen time.

    I usually charge it every other day
  4. ozaz macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2011
    I use a 5200 mAh extended battery in my GS4. The regular battery is inadequate IMO.
    I don't find the extended battery too bulky.
  5. spriter macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2004
    I much prefer the spare official battery/charge case approach and am currently swapping it out 3-4 times a week (roughly every other day) depending on usage.

    Aside from the bulk savings, the two minutes it takes to swap also means I'm not forced to leave the actual phone plugged in to a certain location.
  6. ItHurtsWhenIP macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2013
    I had one back on my HTC Thunderbolt. I loved it...(to be fair, the Thunderbolt was pretty small compared to most flagship phones today so it didn't make as much of a difference in pocket).

    I couldn't have made it through a work day without it back then, I'd definitely recommend the extended batteries vs. swapping out standard batteries.
  7. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    why use or even carry a spare battery? I've had my Note 3 from day one and when / if it runs low and I need to, I pull out a very small USB Charger that provides more than enough juice in a very short time. Heck I can charge it while having dinner with a client and be good through morning. It's very rare though that even my heavy use would cause me to need to do that though. The stock battery lasts quite long.

    no thanks on the larger battery or even carrying one that would require me to pop the back off....just USB charge it.
  8. quest7 macrumors member


    Dec 29, 2011
    oklahoma city
    I use a Zerolemon battery. It's huge and I can get about 10 hours screen on time.
  9. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
    You carry a Note 4 which has a huge battery already and large size and you think other people using extended batteries have phones that are too bulky? There are many people who think a Note 4 is too big as is.

    Anyway, I use an extended battery on my Galaxy S3. I hate the short life of the regular battery. The extended battery doubled the thickness of the phone. I don't mind because I think phones are already too thin. The extra thickness served two additional purposes.

    The first is that it provided clearance between the camera and the surface I place my phone on. It provides some better protection for the camera.

    The second is that it provides clearance between the speaker and whatever surface it is resting against. I place my phone in a holster and normally the speaker is pressed up against the inside of the holster. This muffles the sound and makes it hard to hear my phone ring. With the clearance, the speaker is not muffled anymore and it is easier to hear when my phone rings or any other notification sound.
  10. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    On the phones that I used with replaceable batteries, I usually looked for larger batteries, but that's been more difficult since my phone choices have been such that the batteries were sealed into the phone.

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