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Keeps you on your toes!!
on 7 November 2013
Obviously bought this to replace an old battery that was no longer holding its charge.
I charged the battery overnight and was optimistic the next day when the phone battery life indicator, showed a full charge at the start of the day and was still half full at the end of the day. This I thought must be an improvement, as previous battery would be seriously low by now.
This however was where things started to get interesting. At half life (as indicated on the phone) the phone switched itself off, without warning (no shut down, just instant death). I assumed that being a new battery it may have needed longer charging on the first use. This wasn't the case the battery has continued to do this!
In summary the battery lasts no longer than the old one and now you never know when the phone is running low on battery, so have to keep checking that the phone is switched on, which then uses more of the batteries life - not a vast improvement on the previous situation.
My advise when your old battery on a contract phone starts losing its charge, check your contract and replace the whole phone.