Samsung Galaxy S5 extended batteries now on pre-order from ZeroLemon and Mugen Power
But as stellar as the Galaxy S5's battery life may be, some users might still find its cell's capacity insufficient for their needs. These are the people that ZeroLemon and Mugen Power, two of the better-known makers of extended cell phone batteries, cater to.
Mugen Power is currently offering a 2950mAh lithium-ion battery for the Samsung Galaxy S5 – a cell that should last about 5% longer than a stock one, according to the manufacturer. For those in need of a spare cell for their Galaxy S5, or for an extended battery that does not add any extra bulk to the device, this is an option worth considering. NFC is built into the pack so don't worry about losing the feature once you swap.
ZeroLemon's approach to designing an extended battery for the Galaxy S5 has been quite a bit different. The company has built a pack that can hold 7500mAh of charge, making it more than 2.5 times more capacious than the phone's stock cell. There's a catch, however. The extended battery is so large that it requires you to swap the Galaxy S5's back cover with one provided by ZeroLemon (included in the set). The battery will also make your Galaxy S5 significantly heavier. Another drawback is that you might not be able to use the phone's heart rate monitor as comfortably with all that protruding plastic around it. On the brighter side of things, this replacement back cover doubles as a protective case.
The Mugen Power extended battery for Samsung Galaxy S5 is now on pre-order for $44.50 and it is expected to ship on May 23. As for ZeroLemon's solution, its gargantuan cell can be pre-ordered from Amazon for $49.99 and will ship on May 14.
Extended batteries for the Samsung Galaxy S5
1. Mugen Power extended battery for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Capacity: 1950mAh
2. ZeroLemon extended battery for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Capacity: 7500mAh
3. ZeroLemon extended battery for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Capacity: 7500mAh
1. express77 (unregistered)
7500 mah! Mobile bomb.
7. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4054; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Sure it is
4000mah would be great with slim profile
5. Synack (Posts: 663; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
2950..... lol what a joke. 5% EXTRA BATTERY LIFE!!!
6. airstream25 (Posts: 16; Member since: 18 Jun 2011)
I think this Zerolemon extended battery and case will not be popular. The battery size is extreme, a 5000 mah might be a better size. The case is awful, sharp corners, steep recess around camera lens and blood pressure sensor and worst of all, it loses the water resistance of the original back. What about NFC?
8. ocilfa (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
Look at their products on amazon, they are plenty popular.
9. ocilfa (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
I wonder how long you could go on this battery with ultra power saving...
11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2594; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Because turning your phone that already has a removable battery and good battery life into a huge ugly monster is somehow better than carrying around a relatively small and light spare battery or two.
12. DnB925Art (Posts: 163; Member since: 23 May 2013)
I have the ZeroLemon Battery for my Note 2. Stock battery, I get about 24-30 hours between charges, but the ZeroLemon I get 3-4 days between charges. Sure it adds bulk to the phone, but I was using an Otterbox case on my phone so it was pretty much around the same size anyways as my Otterbox case was. This is great for heavy power users, or taking long trips where you are away from a charging source for an extended amount of time, or you just like a battery without every having to worry about not having power.
13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7714; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Pass. My battery lasts me about 2-3 days on a single charge thanks to Ultra Power Saving Mode. I will have a coupon from Samsung for 50% off any five accessories just for getting a S5 so a spare battery will do for $25.
15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7714; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Still got it along with the extra battery for it.