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Saturday, October 28, 2017

RAVPower 2800mah Samsung Galaxy S4 Replacement Battery FAILURE


I blogged on this on July 10, 2016.   The battery worked fine for over a year.  Today I noticed the phone was warm and I popped the cover to find this battery swollen.  It looked just like the Samsung battery it replaced.  I don't know if it is an inherent flaw in the S4 or if the battery is defective.  I do know that the RAVPower website has not warranty information  on the battery.  So buyer BEWARE this may not be the product for you and BEWARE of a company that doesn't have clear warranty information on their web site.


RAVPower 2800mah Samsung Galaxy S4 Replacement Battery for I9500, I9505, Sgh-m919 (T-mobile), Sch-i545 (Verizon), Sgh-i337 (At&t), Sph-l720 (Sprint), with NFC [Not for Galaxy S4 Active or S4 Mini]

This battery is charging well and is a great replacement for the faulty batteries that came in the Samsung S4.   After my phone shut down and I opened the case to see the severely bulged battery, I googled the issue and discovered that the bulging battery was a known Samsung issue.   After considering a OEM replacement battery, I decided it made no sense to get a battery identical to the one that failed.   I searched the compatible batteries on Amazon and this battery had significantly more positive reviews than most other batteries.

The price was attractive although with Amazon's new $49.00 minimum for free shipping, I was forced to use an alternative vendor and pay for shipping.   Frankly I almost made the purchase on  eBay since there was free shipping on several batteries but this battery seemed better.

I am happy with the battery and the pop in replacement factor.  I have not seen any increase in longevity with the battery even after multiple recharges.   Even with expedited shipping this battery cost me approximately $20.  I called several local wireless stores and the cheapest replacement battery was $40.00.   It mystifies me why so many mortar and brick stores lose so much business by grossly overpricing their goods.   Even if they paid the same for the battery as I did without the expedited shipping they would make a hefty 100% profit.   Instead they don't sell a battery and keep fueling the expansion of Internet business.  Having had a brick and mortar location when I was in the computer business, it pains me to see such a lack of foresight. 

I recommend this battery based on my experience.

 

·                        Tested under strict quality control standards. CE and RoHS certified.
·                        Top-rate A+ battery cells, over 500 repeated charging cycles.
·                        Over-Heating, Short-Circuit, Over-Charging & Over-Discharging Protection
·                        Voltage: 3.8V Capacity: 2800mAh
·                        Contains: 1 x cell phone battery
 

If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

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