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    Looking for a spare battery for my S4 Mini, lots of places on the Bay and Amazon, but reviews are mixed, so want to ensure it's a genuine one.

    Anyone have any sellers they've used and trusted?

    Cheers in advance.

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    So difficult these days, I bought a spare for my Olympus SZ-MR31, a camera but effectively a Phone battery. A twin charger with one battery. I can't remember the make now but one of the more recognisable Chinese clones. I only used it a couple of times and then a few Months later went to put it in the camera to see if it needed charging and it had swollen to half again it's original size, if that had happened while in the Camera it would never have come out. The problem is that Branded are SO much more expensive.
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    It's a pain, the Tesco ones look the same as mine, but there are no reviews, not to bad at £22.

    All the ones on Ebay/Amazon have a few bad reviews. Nightmare!

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    Coat around £13 out of Samsung for a genuine retail packed one so take in account delv and margin it's not bad price I suppose, you can pickup bulk packed (loose in plastic bag usually) for around £7-9 anything under that price is really be wary of quality/condition/fake

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    Any online links mate? £13 is fine with me, was going to max at £20. However Samsung don't have any online from the website, and CBA going into a Phones4U which is a few miles away.

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    £13 is trade cost mate on ordering low volume 30-150 units out of Samsung just so you had an idea , this guy seems legit enough if ordered large volume or stock from another country (currency conversions costs, market prices difference) but can't confirm seller but box looks correct [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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    Ah gotcha.

    That looks legit to be fair, I'll give it a go. cheers buddy. Battery are small enough to fit into my wallet so well worth having on a long day/all dayer out and about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrand View Post
    Ah gotcha.

    That looks legit to be fair, I'll give it a go. cheers buddy. Battery are small enough to fit into my wallet so well worth having on a long day/all dayer out and about.
    Yeah looks ok, good guide on spotting fakes [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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    Cheers pal. Been dispatched so will let you know how it goes!

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    arrived today. All looks legit. Will put it in later see how we get on!

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    looks good to me, correct model numbers , good text etc

    just check against the guide, but from what i seen looks spot on

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    Battery is completely flat, so needs charging.

    What's the best way to get the most from this battery? Should I charge it to the maximum from the off, or charge it up in short bursts?

    The batteries look the exact same in form factor, although the writing is slightly different on the front label on the replacement. Right is the original.



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    Well after a few days of use, I'm very impressed. Battery hasn't experienced any of the sudden drop my other one faces when it reached 15% or less.

    I've kept topping it up, to a maximum of 85% so far, only done this 2-3 times since I got it, seems to be holding really well.

    Would recommend!

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