As mobile phone manufacturers pack more and more CPU cores into smartphones, the need for larger batteries become increasingly obvious. Samsung’s Galaxy Note series has been a runaway global success.
The original Galaxy Note featured a 5.3” display with a 1.4 GHz dual-core ARMCortex-A9 CPU with a 2,500 mAh batter. The upgraded Galaxy Note II featured a 5.55” display with a quad-core 1.6 GHz Exynos 4412 processor CPU with a larger 3,100 mAh battery. But even that much power may not be enough for some power users who rely on GPS and play HD videos. Anyone who has tried to use GPS apps on smartphones know it eats battery since it has to constantly communicate with the satellites to update the phone’s position.
For those looking to replace their stock Galaxy Note II battery, Mugen Power offers a replacement extended battery packing a whopping 6,400 mAh doubling the battery life of the Galaxy Note II. To pack in so much power, Mugen Power had to double the thickness of the battery which of course requires a new new back cover. The replacement cover, which comes in several colors, sports a unique kickstand which allows users to prop up the smartphone for easy viewing.
Compatible Galaxy Note II models
The extended battery is compatible with the following models of the Galaxy Note II.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE N7105
- OLLEH Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SHV-E250K
- AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 2 I317S
- Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SPH-L900
- T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889
- US Cellular SCH-R950
- Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II I605
More power than what you know what to do with
In test conducted with the battery in a Sprint Galaxy Note II, it was easily able to play a 2.5 hour 1080P video repeatedly with a GPS app enabled. There is so much power that it became a chore to try and drain there battery for testing. The phone lasted well over 16 hours of continuous use running battery taxing applications like WAZE. If you’re into geocaching using Android apps, this battery is what you need for a full day of adventures.
Extended batteries come at a cost
Those who need so much power will have to sacrifice weight and size. It’s not for everyone as the battery does significantly increase both the weight and thickness of the phone. For some, it is a fair tradeoff to get more power. For others, it may not be worth the sacrifice. Take a look at the gallery to see if the Mugen Power battery is right for you.
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