July 10, 2014 11:45 PM Subscribe
The battery life on my Samsung Galaxy S3 has become bad and unpredictable, and I'm looking for either a larger battery or some kind of extended battery case. What are the best options?
posted by vogon_poet to Technology (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If I ration my wifi/internet use, turn off location services, and close all apps frequently, I get reasonable battery life. But I'm sick of having to do that, and also of having my phone die around 3pm more often than not.
I have already tried buying an extra battery and swapping them. But it's a pain to remember to charge them both, to constantly be carrying another thing in my pockets, and also to have to reboot when I change them out.
I know there are enormous batteries that require you replace the back of the phone. This is acceptable to me, but since they all seem to be sold by shady Amazon resellers, I'm wondering if there's an option that will guarantee quality and reliability.
I would also be okay with a case, even a fairly large one, that charges my phone. I'm aware of a case made by Powerskin but Amazon reviews seem mixed.
I know this isn't a niche problem. Apparently fixing battery life is the big engineering push for the next Android version. And the GS3 was a really popular phone. It seems like there ought to be a well-regarded extended battery of some kind.