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[TL;DR REVIEW] Samsung 9,000 mAh Universal Battery Pack

  1. vantt1
    Jelly Bean Nov 22, 2014

    vantt1 , Nov 22, 2014 :
    I'm feeling lazy this time around :p

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    Features:

    • It's EXACTLY 9,000!!! (mAh)
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    • Comes with two ~6" charging cables; Samsung 30-pin and micro USB
    • Charges at 1.8 A! That's the same as using a 2 A wall charger, because the phone regulates it to 1700 mA I think (depending on kernel configuration (I think))
    • Four LED power indicator, shows capacity upon switching the battery pack on using the power switch
    • Fully charges the OnePlus One in about 2.5 - 3 hours, 2.5 - 3 times on one charge of the battery pack (what a coincidence!)

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    Saves on excess cable on the go, I suppose

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    1 LED = 25%, last LED will flash red when down to 5%, turns red when the battery is being charged

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    1 x micro USB in, 1 x standard USB out

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    Notable specs - INPUT: 5.0V DC 1.8A, OUTPUT: 5.0V DC 1.8A, 3.8V Li-ion BATTERY 33.6 Wh

    Pros:
    • Charges quickly
    • Good value ($55 from Costco)
    • High capacity
    Cons:
    • LED capacity indicators can't be manually invoked without switching the battery pack off and on again
    • Supplied 30-pin cable could've easily been made compatible with Apple's 30-pin by adding extra notches on the other side (or bundle one of those 4-in-1 cables)
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    Middle 30-pin connector is reversible

    Rating: 8/10
     

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  2. heavik
    Gingerbread Nov 22, 2014


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  3. Iweed1
    Eclair Nov 22, 2014


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  4. peteryu
    KitKat Nov 22, 2014

  5. yotam_dobrin
    Jelly Bean Nov 22, 2014


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  6. mwebsterpgh
    KitKat Nov 22, 2014


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  7. vantt1
    Jelly Bean Nov 22, 2014

    vantt1 , Nov 22, 2014 :
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    That's, like, closer to $50 CAD :confused:
    Did you get it discounted?

    I wouldn't say it's that bad value. I personally trust Samsung more than Limefuel when it comes to reliability and quoted figures, and the Samsung battery pack was $55 from a brick-and-mortar store. Costco also has a "no questions asked" return policy, which is nice to have.

    It's good to have just in case you're close to running out and can't stay in one place to charge from a wall. It saved me from having a flat One at least two times (and many times with other phones before that) :)
     
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  8. IWantOneNow
    KitKat Nov 22, 2014


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  9. gusuraman
    Community Veteran Nov 22, 2014


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  10. kestalkayden
    Froyo Nov 22, 2014


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  11. gusuraman
    Community Veteran Nov 22, 2014

    gusuraman , Nov 22, 2014 :
    Braking news:
    "soon or late the OPO battery will discharg! "
     

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  12. a_agarwal
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 22, 2014

    a_agarwal , Nov 22, 2014 :
    You would if you are travelling and out on the roads most of the time.
     

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  13. a_agarwal
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 22, 2014


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  14. Ericthedreamer
    Froyo Nov 22, 2014

  15. trx492
    Honeycomb Nov 22, 2014

    trx492 , Nov 22, 2014 :
    Prefer my Xiaomi 10400mAh. Less than half the price, bigger capacity, metal design, charges at 2.1a (same as wall charger)
     

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  16. Milad
    Lollipop Nov 22, 2014

    Milad , Nov 22, 2014 :
    I have been thinking about getting the Xiaomi powerbank, but this also looks interesting.
     

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  17. trx492
    Honeycomb Nov 22, 2014

    trx492 , Nov 22, 2014 :
    Interesting enough to outweigh all the cons vs the Xiaomi? Get the xiaomi, it's MUCH better value
     

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  18. fino89
    Cupcake Nov 25, 2014

  19. jthe111
    Jelly Bean Nov 25, 2014

    jthe111 , Nov 25, 2014 :
    Always good to have a plan b when there is neigh a outlet in sight and your OPO is just shy of 5%
     

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  20. dwong
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 25, 2014

    dwong , Nov 25, 2014 :
    how much is this? and how does it compares to the Mi Powerbank?
     

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