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Submission + - Battery Buyers Beware (batteryboss.org) 2

drougie writes: I hate it when my cell phone's battery dies. Happens too damn soon. I want more screen brightness, I don't want to underclock and I don't want to ride around on EDGE until I'm near my charger again. I looked around and found many third party (non-OEM) outfits selling batteries for my phone some of which were both cheaper than the OEM's battery and they were often rated with a higher capacity. To be sure that I didn't stumble upon magical juice I bought some measuring equipment (could have bought twenty spare batteries instead, but hey) and started testing them myself. In short, the results I found illustrate that everyone except the OEMs grossly exaggerates their batteries' performance to a degree that from where I'm sitting crosses the line from benign touting into straight-up fraud. I did not find a single honestly rated non-OEM battery out there. So be mindful of that when you make your next purchase.

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