Samsung Galaxy Nexus battery life increased, courtesy of 3800mAh battery by Seidio

Samsung Galaxy Nexus battery life increased, courtesy of 3800mAh battery by Seidio
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is probably the hottest Android device right now - it ships with Android 4.0 ICS and even though it’s dual-core processor is eclipsed by the chips announced at MWC, you’d still need to wait for a while to get them. So if you’re due for renewal, the Galaxy Nexus could possibly end up in your pocket, but with its huge 4.65-inch display comes the battery life problem.

It will probably last you through the day, but if you’re on Verizon and taxing it with heavy LTE usage, you might well need a backup. Here’s where Seidio’s Innocell Super Extended Life 3800mAh Battery comes in handy.


With this you can breathe a sigh of relief as it’s not only big, but it supports NFC, which most other batteries did not and that’s what makes the Seidio juicer unique. Also, you can go on confident that you’ll make it through the day. 

The Innocell battery will only work with the Verizon CDMA version of the Galaxy Nexus and not the international GSM one. It costs $75 and comes with black replacement door with soft touch finish.


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GALAXY Nexus CDMA
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1850 mAh

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19 Comments

1. Zayuh24

Posts: 149; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Is it possible to create an extended battery that doesn't have so much bulk? It just seems to me that the bigger the voltage, the bigger the battery's size and weight. How come everything within a phone can get smaller and faster/better except the juice box itself?

2. macawmatt

Posts: 133; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

It can, look at the Droid Maxx

16. fanesxx

Posts: 74; Member since: May 19, 2011

now that we know it possible (thanks moto), if a phone comes out and it's under 2000mah, your not trying hard enough

3. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

This is what makes the Droid Maxx awesome. Others should do this. Add an extra 1mm and put in a decent battery. 7mm is overkill if you have to make the battery smaller. If you want a battery this big, just get the droid maxx

7. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

If you look at the teardown of the Maxx, the battery is pretty hefty...

8. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

But the phone itself still feels slim, so that's not really important. I don't think anyone really needs a 3800mAh battery for a phone. Even with modern smartphone battery consumption, it still sounds excessive. Does the battery add extra bulk to the Nexus? The article doesn't mention the size of the battery.

13. thephoneguy92

Posts: 191; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

I would love to have a 3800mAh battery. I don't like worrying about whether or not my phone is going to die in the middle of work, because then I will have nothing to do...

4. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

i like the products that run off gas powered motors..like in the commercials.. maybe we can have a gas powered cell phone? put an apple on it and patent it and the sheep would come. i promise!

6. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

or the can put android Jelly bean and the fandroids will buy it

9. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

That too, is there any appeal to the Nexus other than stock ICS? If it had gingerbread would there be any fuss over it or would it be just another phone? I think when the ICS rollouts start the Nexus will begin to pale.

11. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

IMO the biggest appeal of the Nexus is that it's a Google phone. That means that it has massive support for customizations in terms of ROMs, kernels, themes, etc. More support means faster updates and better features.

12. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

meaning is a phone for geeks.. as an average consumer.. it means nothing

14. thephoneguy92

Posts: 191; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Oh gallito, you're so silly. But anyway, the Nexus was nice mainly because of ICS, which is actually a really big deal. Sure, it didn't have quad cores, but it was still top of the line, and ICS changed the phone quite a bit. Also, it was the first(?), maybe second, phone to feature a 720p resolution, which is very nice. It's a great phone, but just like any phone, it is outdated within a few months.

5. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

they could call it iGAS 4G? i dunno. any suggestions peeps out there?

10. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

iGas 4Gs, now with Siri but still not LTE! $499 for 16gb (non-expandable) with 2yr contract!

15. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Hottest android device ? COMMON the galaxy s 2 is a better handset overall than this crap

17. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

and now its backordered

20. BillKilpatrick

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

I have a cheaper 3800 mAh from Hyperion (Seidio is the Cadillac of 3800 mAh batteries) and the difference, even with that battery, is wonderful - particularly if you toggle effectively. I started the day with 65% power (I'm trying to bleed the battery to zero before I put it through a full recharge). After 14 hours, it has slipped to 40%. I can live with that. My secret? Nothing really. I just toggle to 3G when I'm just taking phone calls and sending texts. I also toggle off NFC and GPS unless I need them. Rather than allow my battery to be bled all day long by idiotic updates from Facebook, I toggle off Data Enabled when I'm not surfing (the moment I toggle back on, I get all my updates in one nice download). I also changed my screen background to black and moved my glowing desktop icons to separate windows, but that was probably overkill. Toggling down to 3G and turning off the silly updates got me plenty of wiggle room. At this point, I'll probably have to watch a movie or play a lot of Angry Birds to get my battery to fully drain before I head off to bed.

21. BillKilpatrick

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Second cycle of the new mAh battery: 28 hours, 20 minutes - and that was with phone calls, use of GPS for jog tracker and Navigation, internet searches, camera use and Facebook uploads of pics. It's now becoming difficult to let the phone go dead for a full-cycle charge without hurrying up the process by running a Netflix video or playing a video game like Angry Birds.

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