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Topic # 92547 1-Nov-2011 12:43
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I've been looking on Ebay for a replacement battery for my desire and saw two things, one was that there are a load of very cheap generic ones at about $4 or $5 at 1400 - 1600MAH and also that there were some dearer gold Japanese ones at a higher rating [2430MAH] for about $20 - $25.

Has anyone had any experience with 3rd party batteries and specifically whether these dearer batteries are better and more duarable than the stock batteries? Undecided

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  Reply # 539867 1-Nov-2011 12:45
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I was looking for a spare a while ago and ended up going genuine as I had nightmares about frying it....



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  Reply # 539871 1-Nov-2011 12:50
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TheUngeek: I was looking for a spare a while ago and ended up going genuine as I had nightmares about frying it....


Frying?! 
How does this happen?  Too strong battery or just a faulty one?

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  Reply # 539872 1-Nov-2011 12:51
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Yeah I was worried about a cheap Chinese battery failing and damaging the phone

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  Reply # 539882 1-Nov-2011 13:12
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From my observations having purchased a number of cheapo batteries for phones and cameras I'd say the vast majority have claimed or marked capacity that is well less than the originals. I've had a 2yr old 1500mAH Nokia battery outperform a brand new clone that was claimed to be the same capacity.

The risks of damage are pretty low, it's just the issue that you may not experience the same battery life that you should with a new battery.


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  Reply # 539942 1-Nov-2011 14:45
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My experiences with camera batteries rather then phone batteries is that first off stay AWAY from any battery that claims to have a higher capacity then the original. The chance of them having the claimed capacity is fairly much zero and more likely as the manufacture is willing to lie about the capacity they also are willing to use very low quality parts so most likely you will see a marked reduction in capacity. One of our cameras could only get around 12 shots with flash before claiming low battery. This was a battery that claimed 1/3 higher capacity, had another sent out same deal. At that point realised that the only way to get one that would be like the original would be to spend the money and actually get a original.







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  Reply # 539961 1-Nov-2011 16:27
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I've bought a few batteries for HTC phones off dealextreme, they're usally OK other than having 1/2 to 2/3rds the stated battery capacity.
Such as the "1500mah" battery I bought for my Desire Z, it lasts about 2/3s as much as my stock 1300mah battery.

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  Reply # 539989 1-Nov-2011 17:39
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I'm looking for a spare battery for my Motorola Defy (in a perfect world one of the higher capacity batteries  for the new Defy +, which is just the same phone with a better battery) anybody good a link to a reputable site? or sites?

Thanks.




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  Reply # 539995 1-Nov-2011 17:53
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I bought 2x1900maH Anker batteries for my HTC Sensation and they definitely have a bit more life than the stock 1520mah battery. I would recommend OEM over third party replacement batteries first though.




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