Gorilla Gadgets 4500mAh Battery for the Samsung Galaxy S3
Gorilla Gadgets 4500mAh battery does give you extra capacity for your money – about 310mAh more than Hyperion’s extended battery. It really delivers the capacity claimed, testing at 4550mAh out of 4500mAh, and pleasantly surprising me in the process. This is highest capacity battery I have tested for the Galaxy S3, and if you find it around $20 it’s a good deal.
The packaging is very similar to the QCell battery, but the battery cover is the same one that comes with the Anker battery. The plastic is a bit thicker than the QCell/Hyperion battery covers, but is shaped just different enough that the QCell TPU won’t fit on it. You can also see the antenna of the NFC circuit in the pictures, so this definitely has that.
If you need the absolute best runtime, this battery will do better than Anker, Hyperion, Mugen, and Onite. If you can get it at a good price, I rate it: recommended.
I took a careful look at the marking on the battery cell, and compared it to my other extended batteries. The Gorilla Gadgets, Hyperion, and Mugen batteries have identical markings: SWB495060AR/12F25001 +4.35. Anker battery’s marking are a bit different, it appears to have a stylized logo “LD” and the part number 495060ARV/12F20S D 01. With little more information available, there’s not a whole lot to gain by comparing part numbers. However, I do think it’s important to document, especially since some batteries with identical markings do much better than others.
Review by: Andrew Heyn