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Old 01-11-2012, 16:04
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The battery on my Desire S is getting a bit tired after 2 years. I seen these high capacity batterys on EBay.. sounds dodgy, anyone tried these?
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Old 01-11-2012, 17:16
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I've had a couple of "high capacity" and "extended" batteries off eBay. One even came with a new back cover for the phone, which made it really bulky.

I'm sorry to report I was disappointed each time. They just didn't live up to their claimed capacity. You're buying on faith! They seemend cheap at the time, it turned out for a reason.

I may have been unlucky, but next time I need a new phone battery I'm going to fork out for the big brand / original manufacturer.
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Old 01-11-2012, 17:54
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They're a con. I bought one couple of years ago for my HTC HD7 at the time, claimed to have 2200mAh or something similar. Ultimately ended up being the same capacity as a bog standard battery for that phone (around 1230mAh). they refunded the money without any fuss as they knew it's a scam themselves.
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Old 01-11-2012, 18:44
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I know it's different type of device but it sounds like something similar to gold Scart cables that were purported to be better/faster than the usual ones but I'd read that they didn't make a difference.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:56
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I've replaced a lot of phone batteries after a couple of years, but always gone for the manufacturers one from amazon - they're usually cheap enough and will get you back to the performance you had when you first got the phone
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:32
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U agree with Platelet, go through amazon, better return policy and you're less likely to get a dud like on ebay.

I really recommend Anker, i used them with my Sensation and got around 20/30% better battery life than the stock battery. Have a read through the reviews here. Even if its the same as the old battery when you first got it it's only 12 for 2, or 7 for 1.

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