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

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.

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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  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware TI OMAP4460, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1850 mAh
  • OS Android 4.2.2



30. ChronosInc

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

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

27. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

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

28. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

31. thenoodge

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

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

25. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Never would something like this EVER BE on my Gnex

23. Orbitman

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 09, 2011


17. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 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.

20. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

26. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

15. atheisticemetic

Posts: 377; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

might as well buy a tablet for that size! thats the motherload right there, and an ugly one at that

12. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

10. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

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

13. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

That on my sexy gnex no way!

14. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Have you seen the 3M carbon fiber skins? I put mine on last week I absolutely love it:

16. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Apparently that link isn't working... Oh well.

21. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

22. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011 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!

7. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

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

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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.

18. SleepingOz unregistered

you wished!

24. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

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

5. nastynaps

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

4. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 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! :)

19. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Looks like HTC got a hold of this battery.

3. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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

6. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

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

11. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 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!!

29. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 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

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