This article relates the problem of trying to find a real Samsung S3 battery that also has the NFC antenna in it unlike many clones that don’t.
Lui has done the hard work here. He also has written it in a manner I would have.
This is one of two articles I have added in part. To read the full article please visit the authors site using the link below.
I love this article, it is written the way I would want to do it.
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Lately, I’ve been having a few charging issues with my Samsung Galaxy SIII where, despite being connected to the charger, it refuses to completely charge on occasion. There are numerous posts online which claim the problem is in the connector, the cable, the charger and so forth, but I would reckon the problem is actually with my battery. The original battery provided in the phone, once sat flush with the rear of the phone, now sits proud ofthe rear and pushes on the rear plastic shell.
The good old “problem” of swelling lithium-ion cells seems to have reared its head. While the capacity hasn’t reduced too much, it’s a sign that the cell itself is having some internal chemical reactions which may make it somewhat dangerous in the sense that it might vent due to pressure build-up.
It might not look like it from the image on the left, but it’s actually fairly swollen. It’s most obvious when you place it on a flat table and press down on a corner, only to see the opposing corner lift cleanly into the air.
It’s a sign that the battery may be overcharged, or exposed to extreme environmental conditions. I know for a fact, because it’s been with me most of the time, it’s definitely not been “baked” in the sun … so it’s likely that the charging threshold is somehow improperly set, or the cell itself is defective somehow. It’s past its warranty anyway, so it was time to hunt down a new cell.
The market for aftermarket batteries is massive, and many replacements exist, but due to my interests in preserving the NFC functionality of the phone, I decided to opt for a genuine replacement. I found one from a seller nearby, at a good price (not too cheap), and I ordered it.
Is it real, or is it fake?