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# 135072 13-Nov-2013 14:50
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Does anyone know of a cheap source of batteries for the Samsung Galaxy S3?

I've looked on Trade Me and there are hundreds of cheap ($5+) "compatible" batteries but none of them say they have an NFC chip in them, so I'm assuming that for $5 they don't.

I also found a few "new original Samsung" batteries going cheap.  Since they're original I would imagine that they have an NFC chip, but the auction listing doesn't say.  Some of these have also been in the sub-$10 price range, I don't see how they can be original and yet so cheap.

Vodafone's online store has originals for $39.95

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  # 933194 13-Nov-2013 15:06
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try here




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  # 933197 13-Nov-2013 15:09
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jeffnz: try here

Thanks, but unfortunately they don't have any in stock.

 
 
 
 


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  # 933211 13-Nov-2013 15:13
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Or here http://www.adriatica.co.nz/

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  # 933215 13-Nov-2013 15:22
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Buy an original, the cheap copies drop off in capacity very quickly and as you say don't usually have NFC. Maybe wait till Noel Lemming or someone have 20% off to save a few bucks.

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  # 933218 13-Nov-2013 15:25
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I've bought originals from adriatica in the past. As have a number of other Geekzoners.

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  # 933235 13-Nov-2013 15:27
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BigHammer: I've bought originals from adriatica in the past. As have a number of other Geekzoners.


Yep, didnt mean Adriatica were not original, just referring the crap sold on TradeMe etc.

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  # 933239 13-Nov-2013 15:31
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Absolutely. Or eBay etc. While originals are possible, you can't guarantee it. Hardly worth the risk.



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  # 933244 13-Nov-2013 15:40
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Ok, so Trade Me is out.

Adriatica has a nice battery / charger combo. It would be nice to be able to charge the extra battery while it is out of the phone, so this might be a goer.

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  # 933249 13-Nov-2013 15:44
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I did the same with my old S2. Was very handy. Meant the spare was always ready to go.

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  # 933314 13-Nov-2013 16:55

$39.95 from Vodafone sounds pretty rreasonable. I purchased my last S3 battery from Samsung NZ for $38 + gst + freight. Send them an email and ask for a quote, they might have come down in price.

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  # 933349 13-Nov-2013 17:22
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I think Noels still has those packs with an extra charger included, 2 cases as well as a flip case, might be worth getting them to chase up one of these packs. Else you should go for a ZeroLemon battery and not worry about charging your phone for a week heh.

Else try contacting TalkIsCheap who are a part of Telegistics to see if they could source you one.






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  # 933363 13-Nov-2013 17:33
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Thanks every one, I've ordered a battery and charger from Adriatica.

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