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Keep your S3 on for much longer...
on 29 April 2013
This will be my review in one sentence if you get bored reading the whole review: "This is a very good battery for heavy users which works very well and the reason I have given 4 stars is because of the small little things that I had when received my battery".
First of all I want to say that Anker batteries have proven to be very good batteries and also at an excellent price.
I have previously bought Anker batteries for my older phones, HTC Desire HD and Samsung Galaxy S2 and have been very happy with them. I am still using them on them phones and they are great. Now having a Galaxy S3 for a year I thought I needed an extra battery because the original battery wasn't lasting as much as before and also to have a spare and then I saw this battery which I now own for more than a week.
Ordered the battery on the 17th, was posted on the 19th with the free delivery option which is 3-5 working days but received the battery on the 20th. (Excellent delivery there, THANKS.)
When I opened the package the battery seemed well and not damaged however the plastic bag that was holding the battery was a little bit opened and I am assuming that that is due to delivery and not a battery previously owned.
The other thing that I noticed was that on the original Anker package itself the description inside the package was showing with a 12 month warranty instead on 18 month advertised here on Amazon but after contacting Anker Team also with some pictures they've informed me that they have updated the product team to change this in the future so no problem there. Excellent customer service, received feedback very quick.
Now the back cover also has a little tape mark just on the bottom of the case like when you tape something and take the tape off and it leave's a little mark. This does not bother me at all because this is on the inside and you can't really see it but just wanted to highlight this.
I have mentioned all the above because on my previous batteries that I have bought from Anker never had this small little things and considering that people buy a £500+ phone when new or with expensive contracts we want the best extended battery possible and from a trusted company for our expensive phones.
Now the Important bit, the battery itself. I have been using this battery for about 10 days and I wanted to charge this battery for about 3 times before leaving a review. The battery as of now seems to run very well and holding its charge good. I consider myself a heavy user and this battery is excellent for people who use the phone a lot. The battery is lasting me 1.5 - 2 days with 6-7 hrs on screen time which is good and if you use your phone less would last you more with a little bit less screen on time. The back cover holds very well, no noises when you press on it on places or squeeze it and adds a bit of bulk on the back. Now for some this might be a problem but for me this is excellent. It adds a bit of weight which I like and makes the phone just about right which gives me no problem when use it with trousers, shorts pockets etc.
I hope I haven't been too long and boring on my review but I mentioned everything I could with my experience good or bad.