Since I could not take my hands off my new Galaxy Nexus, its battery life has been tanking. In my last article I had explained how calibrating your battery could solve your problems. However, for most Galaxy Nexus users, calibration isn’t the problem. It’s your beautiful 720p 4.65″ display. But why limit your phone right?

Instead, you should head over to Amazon and pick up a Samsung Galaxy Nexus (i515) Extended Battery with Battery Cover for just $36.50 with Free Shipping. As you can probably tell from the picture, I managed to get the extended battery myself.

Normally, my phone gets about 12-14 hours of normal use. Clearly, I am a heavy user.

After swapping the regular battery for the extended one, I got 15 1/2 hours on pretty heavy daily usage. Keep in mind that I also had 14% battery left. If you manage your usage conservatively, that could result in another hour of use.

Although it is only a 250 mAh improvement (1850mAh to 2100mAh), I can assure you that if you’re willing to spend the money, it is well worth it. Finally, just because you bought an extended battery, that doesn’t mean that you have to throw out your old battery. Whenever I have down time, I charge up my old battery and then charge my extended battery overnight. With thanks to having a removable battery, you now have a total of 3950 mAh battery power.

Do you have the extended battery? What kind of results is it giving you? Let us know in the comments below.

Take a look at how the extended battery matches up to the regular battery in a thickness competition:


NOTE!: The extended battery does fit in the Otterbox Defender and Commuter cases!

Matthew Sabatini
Matt has been an Android fanatic since the original Motorola Droid. In addition to designing web pages, running his own company, and going to school, he finds time to write for Android Authority. Matt still owns that good old Droid 1 and a Xoom Family Edition.