For all you heavy Verizon Galaxy Nexus users out there, your days of rapidly depleting battery life thanks to that power-hungry 4G LTE radio are finally over thanks to the new Seidio Innocell 3800mAh Super Extended Battery -- and, yeah -- this thing's a beast. Check past the break for a brief look at the battery and its features.
Compared to the original stock 1850mAh battery of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, this cell more than doubles the amount of life you'd get out of your OEM battery. The cell alone weighs in at 2.3 ounces, and in terms of size you're looking at about an extra 5.75mm of thickness to your Galaxy Nexus. That may seem a bit bulky for some, but if you're a serious user, consider how much time you spend on your device surfing the web, playing games, managing calls, and so forth.
As you would expect with a battery of this magnitude, it also comes with an extended battery door which you would use to replace your existing OEM cover. What's nice about this replacement door is the soft-touch coating that Seidio is known for with many of their popular cases for the Galaxy Nexus. And yes, there's still a cutout for your camera as well.
The first thing worth noting about this behemoth cell is that it doesn't have the NFC antenna embedded in it, so technically you'll be swapping the NFC capability for a huge increase in battery life. Personally, I think it's a pretty worthy trade considering you could always keep your stock battery and door on hand if you need to utilize the NFC feature of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. If you've got to have NFC, though, you'll certainly be missing it here.
Second, there's a particular charging process that Seidio strongly suggests when you first receive the Innocell 3800mAh battery. Upon installing it in your Galaxy Nexus and plugging it in for its initial charge, you'll want to leave your device charging for an additional 2 to 3 hours after your indicator light turns green. Do this only for the first 5 or 6 charging cycles and you'll really maximize the full potential that this extended battery has to offer.
Overall, as much juice as this extended battery adds to the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, it still doesn't feel overly bulky while handling the device. At first it seems like a handful since we're all used to the slim look and feel of the Galaxy Nexus, but it didn't take long to become comfortable with the new battery door. And lets face it, all that extra talk time and standby time definitely helps the transition.
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