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After 10 months, still working great.
on April 4, 2014
I just realized that I never wrote a review for the ZeroLemon for the Samsung Galaxy S3. I have had this battery since June 2013. It is great. It always last 2+ days. And I play with my S3 all the time. Occasionally, it will go 3+ days. Read the directions that come with the battery. They very clearly tell you to charge it a full 12 hours before using and then to let it go down to 3% before recharging back to 100% at least 6 times to get the full benefit of the battery. So when you do get it, do no start to use it until you have the time to commit to this initial step. With the included documentation, they make it very clear that you need to do this. OK lets talk size. I am a big guy with big hands. I personally hate the thinner trend with smartphones because they are difficult for me to use. The cheap and slippery plastic back on the Galaxy S3 screams for a case. My daughter has a iPhone 4S with an Otterbox Defender case. I would say that the S3 with the ZeroLemon and the provided case are just slightly bigger than her iPhone with Otterbox Defender. OK now for weight, the S3 is advertised at 133 g (4.69 oz.). I just weighed my S3 with the ZerLemon battery and case - 243 g (8.5 oz). For me, that is nothing. OK now for the case. You are basically stuck with the case provided by ZeroLemon. I was worried about that. After 10 months of being thrown around all around the country on my business trips it is still in pristine condition. I always carry my mobile a pocket. The basic case does not have a belt clip for the geeky type who like to wear their mobiles. But now i see that you can purchase such a case made for the ZeroLemon on Amazon that seems similar to the Otterbox Defender for like $20. OK lets talk about installing the battery. It is not easy. You have to just play with it. Sometimes I get to the end of my patience and then it pops in. Do not force it. The battery does cover the micro SD card slot. So if you have to remove you micro SD a lot, you will just need to be patient. So overall, this is a great replacement battery for the Samsung Galaxy S3. If you are a big guy like me, you will really like the size and how the S3 doesn't disappear in your hand. I hope this is helpful.