Samsung Galaxy Nexus (i515) Extended Battery with Battery Cover verizon
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For a power-hungry phone that (it could be argued) is outfitted with too small a battery, an extended battery is a natural add-on.
But by bringing only 250mAh extra to the table (2100mAh total), this battery extends run times only 13.5% -- that could amount to one or two hours for the run times I've experienced (anywhere from about 9 to 17 hours, depending on a lot of usage factors, excluding days with heavy heavy video streaming or 4G data tethering).
However, unlike most extended batteries that resemble an ugly wart on the back of the phone, this one *barely* changes the profile of the phone at all -- so little so that the hard-shell Otterbox Defender fits fine, with barely an extra squeeze. So how could you NOT want this battery?
But then, of course, the question can be asked... Why wasn't this battery included as original equipment?
For the purposes of my review, it boils down to this:
- As far as extended batteries go, it's not offering much over the stock battery.
- But it also doesn't bloat the phone to the thickness of a loaf of bread.
- You're going to want the extra juice, so you may as well pick one up.
- Based on use, I've experienced no reason to doubt it delivers the claimed extra power.
- Verizon/Samsung/Google really should have included this with the phone.Read more ›
Don't make the mistake I did by ordering this battery for my GSM Galaxy Nexus that I'm using with T-Mobile's pre-paid $30/month plan.
The extended battery that you are looking for is a 2000 mAh that as of this date of 8/22/12, is only readily available through eBay from South Korean sellers. If you look closely at pictures of the 2100 mAh versus 2000 mAh extended battery, you will see that the 2100 mAh is colored blue and wider than it is tall, while the 2000 mAh battery is colored black and taller than it is wide, similar to the stock 1750 mAh battery that comes with the GSM Galaxy Nexus.
I purchased a 2000 mAh extended battery for $29 through eBay from a seller named "shimshop" who is based in South Korea. The battery arrived in less than a week and is 100% Samsung official (not a knock-off) with working NFC.
In short, if you have a Verizon or Sprint Galaxy Nexus, then purchase this. If you have a GSM Galaxy Nexus for AT&T/T-Mobile that you purchased directly from Google, do NOT buy this battery and instead search for "Galaxy Nexus 2000 Extended Battery" on eBay.
2100 mAh battery, colored blue and wider than it is tall -- for Verizon and Sprint Galaxy Nexus.
2000 mAh battery, colored black and taller than it is wide -- for GSM Galaxy Nexus that works on AT&T/T-Mobile.
After picking up the Galaxy Nexus, like most, I was shocked to find how quickly the battery depletes...even with the screen dimmed all the time. It wasn't even a full 24 hours before I was off and looking for the extended battery. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it not only cost less then I'd thought, but was substantially thinner than most extended batteries end up being. No ugly bulge, no off-colored covers. In all actuality, you can't even tell you have it.
I will say that I wasn't too impressed to find that the replacement battery was only 250mAh larger than the stock 1850mAh battery. Even so, at 2100mAh I was still happy to have a longer battery life, even if it was only about 14% more. The difference in thickness is almost negligible, as you would only notice when holding them next to each other. However, the difference after installing the battery is hardly, and I mean HARDLY noticeable. Although the difference is minor, the phone does come with an ever-so-slightly larger cover for the back of the phone, which matches the stock completely when it comes to cosmetics. Most cases will even fit over the back with the extended battery installed, even many that weren't designed for it. That should help to further express how small the difference is.
One might ask the question then...why wasn't this offered as the stock battery? My guess would be to keep the phone slimmed down as much as possible, as it seems to be in head-to-head contention with the thinnest smartphone out there (as of 1/19/12), the Droid Razr. The other reason seems obvious...profit. I mean, why wouldn't you want to buy this battery?! Samsung's not stupid...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great replacement/spare battery. Provides great service. Would buy againPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The battery was fine, but the cover (despite the add saying it was Verizon) was in fact not a Verizon cover and did not exactly fit properly. Read morePublished 8 months ago by CrashedHDD
You can never go wrong with an extended battery, and of all the ones I've owned, this particular one for this phone was the best I've ever had. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Josh
Used it for a couple weeks and the battery ended up dying just as quick as the oem battery I had in it before but bulkier.Published 11 months ago by justin jin
It says specifically: "i515", "Verizon", but the one that I received had a Sprint logo on it, and did not fit my phone correctly. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Pr1me
The battery was the same part number as the original, but was thicker so the back of the phone didn't fit right.Published 14 months ago by Michael P Davis