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Topic # 151483 27-Aug-2014 11:10
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Hi. 

I am going travelling for a few weeks, and I am thinking I might make use of a second Galaxy S5 battery, but I am also looking for a way to charge it when I don't have it in the phone, needs to be compact and ideally relatively inexpensive. I did also consider taking one of those portable batteries. 

Any recommendations?

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  Reply # 1116348 27-Aug-2014 11:22
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Something like this? Or get an extended battery that replaces the case to use when you need a long run time.




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  Reply # 1116352 27-Aug-2014 11:24
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timmmay: Something like this? Or get an extended battery that replaces the case to use when you need a long run time.


Hi, is that a genuine battery included do you think? I am not keen on sticking non genuine stuff in the phone if possible. 

Also looks like that is just an overseas drop shipper, I am not sure it would arrive before I leave next Tuesday.

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  Reply # 1116354 27-Aug-2014 11:25
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Unlikely. You just need to find something like that and supply your own battery.

Don't like the idea of a battery case?




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  Reply # 1116355 27-Aug-2014 11:26

What you'll be after is the official Samsung Extra Battery Kit for the S5, I believe the model number is EB-KG900BWEGWW. This includes a spare battery as well as an external charging case for said battery that takes micro USB, although it does not include an additional micro USB charger. Here's a link to one.

The charging case has an LED that lights up green when the battery is full. I've used a similar product with another phone in the past (They're included in the box with some high-end Korean market phones), enormously handy things.




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  Reply # 1116410 27-Aug-2014 12:17
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NikT: What you'll be after is the official Samsung Extra Battery Kit for the S5, I believe the model number is EB-KG900BWEGWW. This includes a spare battery as well as an external charging case for said battery that takes micro USB, although it does not include an additional micro USB charger. Here's a link to one.

The charging case has an LED that lights up green when the battery is full. I've used a similar product with another phone in the past (They're included in the box with some high-end Korean market phones), enormously handy things.


Cheers that was what I was after. 



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timmmay: Unlikely. You just need to find something like that and supply your own battery.

Don't like the idea of a battery case?


No I don't like having a case on my phone, and I've never liked changing my battery for thicker ones as it changes the physical characteristics of a phone.


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  Reply # 1116429 27-Aug-2014 12:24

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timmmay: Unlikely. You just need to find something like that and supply your own battery.

Don't like the idea of a battery case?


No I don't like having a case on my phone, and I've never liked changing my battery for thicker ones as it changes the physical characteristics of a phone.



I quite enjoy cases that change the physical characteristics, although moreso on devices with less than perfect physical characteristics to begin with - love the soft touch back of my Note 3, not such a fan of the silver plastic sides (especially after I took a chunk out of the top right corner).

The one exception I've found for extended batteries turning devices into large bricks is the official range Samsung has had from time to time. The Galaxy S II had one that smoothed out the back, eliminating the bump that was present on it and the original Galaxy S. Was like it had intended to be that way the whole time, and they just shaved some off for the sake of slimness on the spec sheet.




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