Samsung introduces a bigger 3000mAh battery for Galaxy S3
When the Samsung Galaxy S3 was initially launched, it came with a sufficient 2100mAh battery packed in it. The batter was good enough for a whole day with moderate use but still needed a good charging the next day. With the release of Galaxy Note 2, customers were treated with a gigantic 3100mAh battery and that was one of the most brilliant qualities of the phablet. The Samsung Galaxy s3 was and still is the best option for those who want a top tier device but have small pockets to hold the Galaxy Note 2. Hence Samsung is offering up an official Samsung 3000mAh battery for the Galaxy S3, the down side is that it costs a hefty $65.
The battery is only 100mAh less than the Galaxy Note 2 one. And if our estimates are correct the Samsung Galaxy S3 will out lasts the Note 2 in terms of battery timings, as the Galaxy Note 2 has to power a huge screen. The s3 might lack the real estate screen it more than makes up for its portability.
The real sacrifice will come with the added “heftiness” of the smartphone as the extended 3000mAh battery will likely occupy more space. Hence on one hand you will get more out of your device but on the other you might compromise the look (and weight) of your beloved phone. For many of us (including me) the increase in size will be a small price to pay for extended usability, as the bigger battery might be able to give you a tether free day. The market is filled with third party batteries though and you might get your hands on some of them as low as 28$ is you search hard. But they may or may not be compatible with the NFC on you Samsung Galaxy S3. The question if whether you want to shell a premium price to use the additional juice and NFC together or NFC is not that important for you.
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