South Korean buyers of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus get extended battery tossed in the box

South Korean buyers of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus get extended battery tossed in the box
There is some reason for Verizon customers to feel a little envious toward overseas smartphone buyers. After all, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus is already available in some places while Verizon can't seem to even pick a date out of a hat. And if that is not enough to make Stateside smartphone users turn green (which is not easy, according to Kermit), South Korean purchasers of the phone get a free extended battery and back cover included in the box.

By now, most Android users are quite aware of the battery issues that face many handsets powered by Google's open source OS. While many users have turned to buying an extended battery, in South Korea buyers of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus are given a 2000mAh extended power cell and a bigger back cover to accommodate the bigger cell. That goes with the 1750mAh battery that is standard with the device to make sure that your Samsung GALAXY Nexus serves up Ice Cream Sandwich all day without needing a charge.

It looks like a good sales strategy by Samsung that really would be appreciated in the States where the Apple iPhone 4S and the Motorola DROID RAZR have both launched without a removable battery. But for now, it would appear that Samsung is just giving some extra loving to those living in its backyard.

source: Naver (translated), Reddit via Phandroid

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1. iDroidx650

Posts: 83; Member since: May 26, 2010

i def need an extra battery. I can't get through a whole day on this phone. If Apple can do it why can't google.

2. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

look at the size of the screen differences of the two...i think its fair to say 3.5\'\' screen uses much less power than 4.65\'\' screen

3. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Because Apple limits you while Android enables you to do more.

4. Phullofphil

Posts: 1761; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

It depends on what you do with the phone. I have a bionic droid x and an iPhone 4. I get about the same battery life if I take live wallpaper off and cut back on widgets. The bionic is a little worse with the LTE. But I get a good day out of each (10 hour work day plus travel and some home use) befor. Need to charge. I get better stand by time with the apple because I think I have my androids doing to much in the background so it's my fault. But I am guessing that either that person is an apple only or had an older android. Because as a person with both I really don't notice much difference. If you use any smartphone real heavy it will drain the battery fast.

5. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

How much you want to bet in won\'t be a U.S option? Cause they get all the good s**t and we get the s**t left over!

6. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

korea is known for giving bonuses to its customers for electronic gadgets as far as i can remember. year 2000. in fact i think its a common thing in japan and china as well. america nickel and dimes us for everything

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