Seidio extended battery

Now that is a whole lotta juice

 

Your Galaxy Note 3 already has a healthy 3200mAh battery, but for some folks that's just not enough. The large screen is perfect for watching video on the go or playing games, and everyone knows that watching video over the cell network and playing games is h-e-double-hockey-sticks on a smartphone battery. Seidio has a product that might be able to alleviate a lot of the issues — their 4800mAh battery for the Note 3.

It makes your Note 3 a little thicker, but with approximately 50 percent more battery life and NFC capabilities, it's a trade a lot of us will be willing to make. Have a look and see if that sounds like you.

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Right off the bat, know that this thing is much thicker than your stock Note 3 is. With the included extended battery door installed, you're looking at just about a half-inch in thickness. This tapers at the top and bottom, but your Note 3 is going to get a little thick and juicy. OK, maybe not juicy. But thick. And that makes a difference in how the Note 3 "handles." Part of what makes the Note 3 fairly easy to use is the fact that it is so thin at .3-inches, and when you double that, you can tell the difference.

But the trade off seems worth it. While I haven't dug out the multimeter and amp meter, I've been using the battery for a bit. The Note 3, with this battery, is a two day device — you only need to charge it every other day with normal use. Movies, or multi-hour sessions of BTD 5 barely put a dent in it, and you will notice a difference no matter how you use it.

The Note 3, with this battery, is a two day device

Another cool thing is that NFC still works, as it's baked into the Innocell. While the lack of NFC on a smartphone never hurt anyone, having it there — as it was designed to be — is always a plus. For those who love to use tags to do routine tasks, or share media with other NFC-enabled Androids, you'll be able to do it just like always. I did not test ISIS, as there are no places to use it within a million or so miles from me.

The battery cover is pretty basic, and pretty glossy. It comes in black or white — I'm doing the panda thing here with a white Note 3 and a black cover — and fits right over the extended battery. Because it's super-glossy, you'll get fingerprints all over it. This doesn't affect anything, but if fingerprints make your OCD get fired up, know in advance that you'll see them. Lots of them. A quick wipe on your shirt takes care of most of them, though.

Overall, I think the Innocell 4800mAh battery is not for everyone. Normal users who have their phone off and in a purse or pocket most of the time just don't need the bump at the expense of the hump. But if you're the type who always has the screen on, this one is for you. You treat your phone as a tool, and if that tool needs to be a half-inch thick, so be it. You need the juice, the Innocell has the juice.

 
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NoNexus says:

Any pricing? Didn't see it in the article

I love my case, but this could be a good extra battery for trips

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Sorry, the ShopAndroid links don't show in the app (assuming that's why you missed it):

http://www.shopandroid.com/seidio-innocell-4800mah-extended-life-battery-with-nfc/AA17034.htm

NoNexus says:

It is, thanks

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I wish the backing was the same as the leathery type one it had before

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That would definitely be nice, and add some gripability too.

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Awesome

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EddiePanetti says:

This is a great low profile option but if you're looking for a marathon battery that will last almost a week then the Zero lemon 10000 mAh is a better option because the battery cover is a tpu case that protects the phone and has a much higher capacity and is much cheaper.

Userp222 says:

Why do these companies think we want a shiny slippery finger print magnet of a back cover...I don't get it.

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Here, here!

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jakeuten says:

I have a 4200 MAh for my S III...best thing ever.

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If only the Note 3 had a replaceable battery.

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vpblaze says:

It does...

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Jay Holm says:

Exactly! I don't know where a comment like that came from???

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tannerrblake says:

It was clearly sarcastic haha.

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Huh?

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crazed_z06 says:

Do not want. I have issues with the stock battery, even with heavy usage

Also, that back looks like butt.

Maybe you meant you have no issues with the stock battery

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albokay says:

Ive never had luck with these batteries. Had 2 of them for the nexus and they went bad within a month. I wasnt getting anywhere near as much juice as I should out of them in a short amount of time.

Green_Laser says:

I'm still using my thunderbolt with my 3500mah seidio battery. What are you more surprised at, the fact that the battery is 3500mah or that I'm still on an htc thunderbolt? lol :-D

check out my batt stats here :-D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuCJT-XZ_EA

Anon8154066 says:

Adds way to much bulk to the point it looks ridiculous

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Chucky1 says:

Actually it's not that bad when you see it in person. I have this battery plus the Seidio case and holster. Makes the phone pretty easy to handle.

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DWR_31 says:

+1

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W00fah says:

Zerolemon is definitely the way to go.

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Am always interested in extended battery life but worry the case is not protective enough. I use my phone for work and am often outdoors. Working with animals I have had my phone knocked out of my hand on occasion. Any input from users?

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cjbrigol says:

Get the ZeroLemon extended battery. It's more than twice as big and has a case built into the battery cover. It's also cheaper! Still high quality tho. I have their note 2 battery. You can find it on amazon.

Gearu says:

You don't need one for the Note 3, as it charges so quickly. Honest.

NoNexus says:

+1 unless you are out all day

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MERCDROID says:

Or traveling.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

breitmike says:

My Note 3 charges pretty quickly too. I don't want to give up the thin factor, for the battery thickness and extra juice. I also like the leather like back cover .... the glossy slippery back is no fun.

DWR_31 says:

I'm going for the ZeroLemon LG G2 3500mA extended battery case.

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cjbrigol says:

I have the 9300 mAh battery for my Note 2. I can barely make two days...by that I mean at the end of the second day I'm at less than 15%. Although 15% on that battery is way more than 15% on a standard battery. I dunno if I have insane wake locks or what, but I can't get the 3-4 days some people claim...just doesn't happen. I do use my phone a /lot/ tho...

hoosiercub says:

Verizon? If so.. battery life on The VZW Note II went down the toilet after the first OTA.. don't know why or how but it did.

Knightedpawn says:

If they can keep the form factor the same as original case I'd buy in a heartbeat.

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Nice got get myself one

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Would work great with my note 3

Ronb74789 says:

I would really like to get the 4800 mha Seidio battery for my Note 3.

access_max says:

Well... hmm why buy this when you can get zero lemon battery which is 10,000mAh and lasts me 3 days on single charge with extremely heavy usage. Just don't see the logic behind sedio battery.

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dgt02 says:

I buy Mugen now. Seidio would not replace a batter cover that was bad and failed after a few months.