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Seidio's 3800mAh battery turns the Galaxy Nexus into Quasimodo

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Seidio's 3800mAh battery turns the Galaxy Nexus into Quasimodo
If you from the type of people who complain about battery life on high-end smartphones, which most of their owners are, you'd love to hear that Seidio outed an extended battery for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the current Android ice Cream Sandwich poster child.

The juicer is with the astonishing 3800mAh capacity, ready to power your device for more than a day of heavy usage. That is more than even the one on the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, and TI's OMAP chips are known for their well-optimized power consumption anyway.

Seidio's 3800mAh battery turns the Galaxy Nexus into Quasimodo
Seidio's 3800mAh battery turns the Galaxy Nexus into Quasimodo
Seidio's 3800mAh battery turns the Galaxy Nexus into Quasimodo

The only thing you have to part with, besides $69.95 for Seidio's 3800mAh battery, is your pride. When you tack the fat Li-Ion unit, a hunch forms on the back of your device, so it won't be as pretty as its maker intended, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Oh, you also lose the NFC connectivity, in case you ever used it.

source: Seidio via Gizmodo

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posted on 18 Jan 2012, 08:25 5

1. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


The phone is already ugly, and that extended battery made it even uglier.. lmao..

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 08:41 6

2. andro. (Posts: 1944; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


The nexus is a very popular and well designed phone so i cant see anyone using a battery like this in it!! People are better off getting an extended battery which does not need a replacement back cover.

looking at this battery from seido really does make the 3300 mah battery from Motorola in the droid razor maxx with only a mm or so size enlargement of the phone looking an incredible effort

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 09:01 1

6. c.hack (Posts: 505; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Haha. The best part of the Nexus battery is making the Razr Maxx look good. That's great.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 09:21 4

11. andro. (Posts: 1944; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


You obviously have a very small mental capacity,What was meant was 3rd party companies need to make huge battery and back cover sizes to create battery with capacity of 3000mah + while Motorola has managed it in the droid max with only a mm or so of size increase so its a feat of engineering. Perhaps your ifan brain can't comprehend this and you should go back to spending ages again trying to unlock the lockscreen of your iphone.........hint for you: you slide the unlock slider bar to the right to unlock!!

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 18:00

29. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


your right andro but uhh if the nexus is having battery issues i am positive this combo will help out everyone. even though its a total rip off

seido essentially soldered two stock batteries together and made a cheapie back shell to store it in. my friend has the same combo for an evo and paid over 70 dollars. thats some bs

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 08:44

3. roscuthiii (Posts: 1789; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Is there a 2600mAh version? Because that's just... Yeah, that's just a flat out "no" for me right there.

Maybe, slight maybe, if I traveled as much as I used to I'd consider this.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 08:48 1

4. McLTE (Posts: 688; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Seriously? Did Seidio sit down and brainstorm over the ugliest way to implement an extended battery? Good gawd!

I think many of us would be happy with a 25-2700 extended battery that wouldn't result in such an atrocity of a back cover! I bet they'd sell far more as well..

While I'd love to have the run time, I wouldn't be caught dead out in the wild with this on my phone!

I agree with the previous poster.. this makes what Moto did with the Maxx and AMAZING engineering feat! I hope what Moto did will find it's way into many many more phones to come, though with removable batteries! :)

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 10:59

19. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Looks like HTC got a hold of this battery.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 08:55

5. nastynaps (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Looks like moto needs to go into the battery business as this is atrocious. Moto would probably make a bundle selling 3rd party batteries.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 09:01

7. c.hack (Posts: 505; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


And Android phones keep getting uglier and uglier......

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 09:10 4

9. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Do you bother reading? This is an extended battery, an accessory for your phone not a phone and many phones are quite good looking.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 10:54

18. SleepingOz (unregistered)


you wished!

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 12:44 1

24. Whateverman (Posts: 3192; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Let's see if we can get you up to -10 so this comment can disappear too. :)

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 09:07 4

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


That on my sexy gnex no way!

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 10:16

14. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


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posted on 18 Jan 2012, 10:26

16. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Apparently that link isn't working...

Oh well.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 11:53

21. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I'll check out the name brand and find some info :D thanks

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 11:55

22. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


http://www.xgearlive.com/products/catalog/android

It wasn't that hard to put on and after 2-3 days of it settling it seriously feels/looks like it came that way from the factory.

Definitely recommend it!

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 09:14

10. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


They should shrink it to standard size battery and boost power to 3800mAh not this big and ugly external battery.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 09:53

13. McLTE (Posts: 688; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


LOL

yeah. They should. Gee.. I wonder why they haven't already?!?!?! (sarcasm off)

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 09:25 1

12. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Yiiikessss.. I'm set with my standard battery thankkkk you very much.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 10:25

15. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


might as well buy a tablet for that size!

thats the motherload right there, and an ugly one at that

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 10:35

17. android1234 (Posts: 106; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


The razor Max battery is.much taller and you can't remove that's why it's thinner, this battery has its slot that can be removed so they can't make it any taller, have to make it fatter. I would like to go with an unremovable thinner battery.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 11:35

20. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


It's because their tech hasn't reached the level of Moto's. Motos guys came up with a way to shove 3300mA of power into a very thin battery. How they did it is beyond me right now, but I'm pretty sure we can find the patent for it somewhere :). Now moto better use this battery tech in all their upcoming phones and please have them at least removable on some phones. Some people like to be able to swap out their batteries. I would definitely like to see how much thinner Moto can get their batteries, that would be sick if all their phones were the thickness of the Maxx out of the gate.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 13:56

26. McLTE (Posts: 688; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


You have to take into account the design of both phones. Moto wasn't limited to certain dimensions for their battery.. for all we know the battery is nearly the size of the entire phone!

Still a very impressive feat for Moto to have a phone that thin with that big of a battery.

I believe the Razr battery is also Li-Po which from what I understand has longer run time than a similar size Li-Ion battery that the Nexus uses.

I really don't want to see every phone come out from Moto like the Razr.. I REALLY REALLY prefer to have a removable battery!! Hopefully Moto will be able to retain the thin phones with great batteries AND have them removable.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 12:04

23. Orbitman (Posts: 110; Member since: 09 Oct 2011)


eeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww!

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 13:14

25. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Never would something like this EVER BE on my Gnex

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 14:52

27. skymitch89 (Posts: 1054; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


"Lose the NFC connectivity"? How would that be? Couldn't you just flip the phone over and use it?

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 17:46

28. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I believe the NFC chip is in the battery in the nexus.

posted on 21 Jan 2012, 19:38

31. thenoodge (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


the nfc chip is on the back cover of the nexus so since you have to use theres no nfc

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 22:28 3

30. ChronosInc (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


I'll gladly stick with Samsung's own 2100mAh extended battery.

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