Samsung Galaxy Note II mod adds 256GB storage, much more battery life
posted by Nick T. / Jul 08, 2013, 4:04 AM
What would you do to add extra battery life and storage capacity to your smartphone? Are you willing to, let's say, sacrifice some of the portability and sexiness of your handset? This XDA-Developers member surely would, and you might be surprised by the benefits he got in return for his cash and effort.
Samsung Galaxy Note II sold in China, has been equipped with a much larger battery made by a third-party manufacturer known as ZeroLemon. With a capacity of over 9000mAh, this new cell would drive the device about three times longer than the stock battery would.The smartphone that you see in the photos below – a dual-SIM version of the
But that's not all. Behind the replacement back cover for this Galaxy Note II is tucked another modification, namely a microSD to SD card converter. After outfitting a 256GB SD card into the device, its owner now has 288GB of storage at his disposal – enough to store gazillions of photos, thousands of music albums, and days' worth of HD video.
This pimped Samsung Galaxy Note II is now much thicker and heavier, however, and it surely doesn't look as nice as it once did. Besides, the 256GB SD card and the beefier battery must have been costly to obtain, so the total cost of this mod could be well over $1000. What's your call on this, was the investment worth it? Let us know down in the comments!
- Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3100 mAh(16h 3G talk time)
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worth it? not in my book. I am very happy with the note 2 external charger. I prefer swapping batteries. As far as storage is concerned , a 64 GB class 10 does all the chugging for me. No need for this ugly contraption that kills the purpose of having a portable device.
posted on Jul 08, 2013, 4:21 AM 12
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mod couldnt be over $1000, coz the battery pack is like 40-50 bucks (look it up on amazon),the SD card would be $300 tops .. and the modified converter would be about 20-50 bucks making it at about $400 mod and no where close to $1000
posted on Jul 08, 2013, 4:21 AM 8
The 256GB SD card alone was $1000: http://www.lexar.com/products/
Got that from the XDA thread he posted about this, he spent well over 1000 dollars excluding the price he had to pay for the phone itself
posted on Jul 08, 2013, 6:20 AM 3
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or u could shop around!!! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lexar-256GB-Professional-600x-SDXC-UHS-I-LSD256CTBNA600-/310697709688?pt=US_USB_Flash_
posted on Jul 08, 2013, 2:42 PM 1
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posted on Jul 08, 2013, 4:25 AM 2
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Like sports cars, wife & 3 lovers, 9 shots of tequila, 3 Big Macs or a MacBook, everybody likes an overkill in some way.
posted on Jul 08, 2013, 4:40 AM 4
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why would you want that much storage capacity in a mobile device? if it gets damaged then you are bound to lose so much data. 64GB or even 32GB should be enough. it's a mobile device after all. you will be sharing what you have with it to more reliable storage. the battery is a very good mod, though.
posted on Jul 08, 2013, 5:21 AM 1
Here's the original thread with more picshttp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?
Definitely not worth it, but still an interesting idea
posted on Jul 08, 2013, 6:14 AM 0
That's awesome!!! I'm rocking a "Anker 5200mAh battery" in my GS4 right now. Sure It might not "sexy" any more but I think its amazing that I can go 3-5 days without charging my phone and that's with VERY heavy use. I definitely would try a 9000mAh battery in my S4!!!
posted on Jul 08, 2013, 7:56 AM 0
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