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do you trust non-proprietry batteries?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by Keltik THC, 12 Apr 2010.

  1. Keltik THC


    Joined: 16 Dec 2008

    Posts: 1,124

    Going to buy some extra batteries for my new HTC desire, HTC sells them for around 35 quid, amazon has non-proprietry batteries for 17.50.

    HTC store seems over priced, 8 quid for a micro usb cable?

    Would u trust a random companies batteries to save some cash?
  2. Benihana

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 May 2006

    Posts: 1,413

    Location: Copenhagen

    Have bought 3rd party ones for my Nikon DSLR before, seem to have outlasted the genuine one! I'm not sure about phone batteries, but I have seen some 3rd party ones offering higher capacities than the standard desire one. Would be useful seeing as a lot of people say that the life isnt great on the desire.
  3. Burnsy2023

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Nov 2003

    Posts: 36,658

    Location: Southampton, UK

    I'm also interested in this, especially as I've seen a dock where you can charge an extra battery too.
  4. Keltik THC


    Joined: 16 Dec 2008

    Posts: 1,124

    I worry about the battery actually breaking my phone, can't decide whether to go with HTC official products or not.
  5. Foyman


    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

    Posts: 419

    Location: nr Stoke

    A large Jersey based store has the official ones for £15.99. Okay, they're not in stock at the moment but if I was after one I'd wait till they were rather than paying for a 3rd party battery now.
  6. paradigm


    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 36,842

    Location: Staffordshire

    The only way they can break your phone is by the charge circuitry not regulating the input properly and thus not correctly monitoring the LiPo/LiIon cells.

    Any product distributed by a UK distributor (or EU distributor) would have to have been safety tested and marked.

    I'd steer clear of Chinese copies (only because you cannot guarantee the quality), but 3rd party batteries sold legitimately in the EU/UK should be absolutely fine.
  7. Keltik THC


    Joined: 16 Dec 2008

    Posts: 1,124