Samsung’s Galaxy S3 gets a battery boost with a massive 7000 mAh battery

by: Brad WardApril 13, 2013

galaxy-s3-batterySamsung’s Galaxy S3 has a 2100 mAh battery, which is more than often barely enough to get you through the day. If you want to give your Galaxy S3 a little boost in the power department, a Redditor has found an off-brand 7000 mAh extended battery to does just that.

As you would expect with any extended battery, it adds quite a bit of bulk to the Galaxy S3, and shockingly, that’s really the only trade-off compared to the standard battery. ZeroLemon’s 7000 mAh battery has NFC built into it, so you won’t have to worry about giving that up when switching out the Galaxy S3’s standard 2100 milliamp battery.

It’s not very costly either. At the time of this writing, the 7000 mAh battery costs a mere $33.99, and Amazon Prime members will, of course, get free two-day shipping. That isn’t a whole lot of money when you consider that Hyperion’s 4200 mAh battery isn’t much cheaper at $24.99.

ZeroLemon’s 7000 mAh comes in three different colors: black, white and blue. So, if you’re interested in giving your Galaxy S3 a boost when it comes to battery life, you may want to head to the source link below and check out this powerhouse.

  • No One

    So we are going back the old day when the phone is like a brick now aren’t we?

    • I don’t have a problem with that at all. This slim-ness crap is just for show.

      • No One

        Yeah but I don’t want to do lifting every time I use my phone so I prefer the show.

        • Jo Co

          Right but the best thing about this battery is that you have the choice to buy it or not.

          I ordered one for week end use.

        • Lifting? Really? You must be the king of anorexia.

          • No One

            Familiar with “sarcasm”?

          • freedomspopular

            Obviously you’re not as that didn’t sound sarcastic at all.

        • CyBrix_21

          I think it is not lifting… Remember old Symbian Nokia phones? They are not as slim… But still, we like it more than those slim phones… Why? It is still more functional than those slim phones… (Except if you want design more than performance…)

          We must sacrifice to have better battery life… Unless Google and phone manufacturers found a better idea to have longer battery life…

          But for now, the best solution is to know how to use the phone properly… How to optimize the OS to the hardware…

  • RarestName

    Making the battery bigger isn’t going to permanently solve any problems. Optimise the OS to utilise less battery.

    • tois

      Wow u have just solved everything

      • RarestName


    • freedomspopular

      Or you can have all the bells and whistles running and still get phenomenal battery life.

      • RarestName

        That’s true :)

    • Oh Rarest Name, you are a fucking GENIUS. How about just turn off everything but the phone. Viola! Why didn’t Samsung hire you?

      • RarestName

        Don’t say anything if you don’t have anything nice to say at all.

      • Ian M

        That was a very mean reply, and I don’t see what orchestral instruments have to do with this issue.

    • Brad B

      Most of. It is the screen and switching between frequencies.

      • RarestName

        It wasn’t like that a few device generations back though.

  • MACdaddy

    I assume no NFC, since it’s not a Samsung battery?

    • MasterMuffin

      It says quite clearly in the article that you don’t loose NFC. Reading is fun, you should try :P

      • Guzoo

        You mean “don’t lose NFC”. I’m on a mission to fix that error everywhere I see it. Sorry.

        • MasterMuffin

          You don’t need to say sorry :) FIKZED (:P)

    • It has NFC. :)

  • alex

    I need this:( im in the philippines.
    where can i get one?

  • dogulas

    They should call it the Ingress battery.

  • slogoodland

    I want this,I’m a lite user and from 7:00am-3:00pm it isnt zero it is 35%or less, 4 the price if it last a couple month’s it’s worth it for me! I’m sure it’s a whooper of an add on, i hope it has some sorta rubber grip 2 it.

  • slogoodland

    Yee haw

  • Little Smitty

    Looks promising…

  • and if i wanted to walk around with a brick attached to my phone this might be a good idea unfortunately i would imagine this could be classified as a weapon in the uk!, when are they going to develop micro nuclear power packs thats what i want to know??

    • depends which science fiction movie you watch, do you really believe that any company would if they were able to, sell nuclear reactors on large scale to random people… are you asking for Armageddon?

    • CyBrix_21

      Having a bit of bulk is not really bad… It will not make your phone a brick… We will just go back 5 years before now… When having a slim phone isn’t really necessary…

  • dogulas

    Does that huge battery prevent the phone from cooling off well at all? It seems like that is one huge insulator.

    • PacoBell

      I don’t know about you, but when I tested my phone with the stock battery, most of the heat seemed to be dissipating out the screen side rather than the back. Just did a quick measurement with my infrared thermometer.

  • Alan Pattinson

    Does this battery also work with Samsung Galaxy S2? or do I ned to buy a different one?

    • dogulas

      Different one. They might have something like that actually. Have a look.

  • why not just get an extra battery with an external battery charger. that way, battery runs low just swap it out and have a full battery on your phone again. seems a lot easier to me

    • freedomspopular

      How is carrying around an extra battery and having to swap it out easier than just having one big one?

      • because it takes 10 seconds to swap a battery over and they are tiny. and i wasn’t actually referring to carrying it around. I was implying, you’re battery runs low so you just swap it oued t. atm, i have 3 batteries, I always have one in the phone, attached to the charger and one fully charged ready to go. have not used a regular charger since doing this. makes life easy :)

        • PacoBell

          What external charger are you using? The Yiboyuan AB-XX charger that typically comes from Hyperion or something else? I’m curious, because the Hyperion charger sucks at its 350mA rate.

    • onceproudamerican

      Yep- keep a charged on one my car and usually have one in my pocket as well. Just got 3 -2900 mAh batteries, a charger, a car usb port an cable shipped to my home for 14.99. Tough to beat!

  • Tim D

    I would love to see one of these for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. That phone needs one of these in the worst way.

  • T Wilson

    I have this battery. There really isn’t a difference size wise between the hyperion 4200 and the zerolemon. Surprised this article is so late to the game. I haven’t had one single issue with overheating. I’m a moderate user and I could get 3 days easily. The tpu case feels just right in your hand l, well maybe just mine but i highly recommend it.

  • jayydoggy

    Have had this battery for a month now.. last me 2 full days with no charge.. I a heavy data user ect… watch movies. Web. Nothing beats it.. all location services on ect… gives my phone some weight.. for me I dont like light phones. Makes my phone feel cheap

  • I got mines in mail friday and it feels geat in my hand honestly, I am glued to my phone and this bulk is a great trade off to go almost 3 days worry free with no charger, thats just my opinion, some like it slim though

  • brent

    Have this battery and love it! I use a golf application that drains my battery in 9 holes…played 27 holes today and was sitting at 73%! Yes it is bigger but I am loving it.

  • mgb

    I purchased one of these after reading this article. I left it on charge overnight and after 24 hours of light use the battery showed 94% left.

  • BigPaul367

    I’ve got everything on, use a Mugen 4600 AmH battery and get three days of use! but that dude cost me $89.50. This one is $30?!? Say WHAT!?!