Battery replacement alternative
#1
Ordering a battery from the Pinestore is sometimes expensive for the shipment and import taxes.
Looking for an alternative I've ordered the PATONA Battery EB-BJ700CBE 3000mAh on Amazon.
So far seems to last more than the original battery and reaches the 75% as maximum.
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I just purchased a Samsung battery on ebay,  it is a perfect physical fit into my Pine phone.
  I used the battery spec's from the Pine Wiki in my search.

>> New OEM Battery For Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700 J700M J700P J700F EB-BJ700CBE <<

Only difference I see so far is the Samsung is rated at 3000mAh, while the Pine is rated 2800mAh, not much of a difference.

I charged it on the external 'Pine' charger for 4 - 5 hours,  then installed it into my PMOS convergence phone running a recent Mobian Nightly release on sd card.

It showed 100% charge at that time.

Five hours in and it is showing 88% charge.    $8.43 USD delivered to my mailbox.

I will update this post in a few days and share what I think at that point,  Hopefully Good News.
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(08-07-2021, 05:13 AM)bcnaz Wrote: I just purchased a Samsung battery on ebay,   it is a perfect physical fit into my Pine phone.
  I used the battery spec's from the Pine Wiki in my search.

>> New OEM Battery For Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700 J700M J700P J700F EB-BJ700CBE <<

Only difference I see so far is the Samsung is rated at 3000mAh, while the Pine is rated 2800mAh, not much of a difference.

I charged it on the external 'Pine' charger for 4 - 5 hours,  then installed it into my PMOS convergence phone running a recent Mobian Nightly release on sd card.

It showed 100% charge at that time.

Five hours in and it is showing 88% charge.    $8.43 USD delivered to my mailbox.

I will update this post in a few days and share what I think at that point,  Hopefully Good News.

You can peel off the plastic cover and the actual battery capacity may print on the metal case.
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(08-07-2021, 05:13 AM)bcnaz Wrote:  I just purchased a Samsung battery on Ebay :

>> New OEM Battery For Samsung Galaxy J7 SM-J700 J700M J700P J700F EB-BJ700CBE <<

Only difference I see so far is the Samsung is rated at 3000mAh, while the Pine is rated 2800mAh, not much of a difference.

I charged it on the external 'Pine' charger for 4 - 5 hours,  then installed it into my PMOS convergence phone running a recent Mobian Nightly release on sd card.

It showed 100% charge at that time.

Five hours in and it is showing 88% charge.    $8.43 USD delivered to my mailbox.

I will update this post in a few days and share what I think at that point,  Hopefully Good News.

August 27, 2021

UPDATE :
    The Samsung battery seems comparable to the Pine battery in discharge rates, but it appears to charge just a little bit faster, at least in my case/usage. 
***** the Pine battery has been 'in use' about a year plus,    while the Samsung just started soo.....
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bcnaz, I got one of those on your recommendation, with similar good results. Thanks.
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The Samsung battery I received did have the little Holographic dot on it,  so maybe it is a 'real' Samsung battery ?

That particular vender seems to have 'sold out' at this time, and none of the others seem to have Genuine Samsung,     just OEM replacements.

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Update : the ebay guy got some more in stock, SO I ordered another spare
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Manufacturers of fakes were putting holograms on them a long time ago, so that's not a reliable indicator.
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You are absolutely correct about that

However, so far the battery appears to be satisfactory, I'm just sharing my thoughts as I go.

It is a fairly inexpensive item to purchase, and it could prove handy to have a spare.

>> I should mention that I have noticed that when I do swap the batteries, the time seems to get changed in the operating system.

Not a huge deal, but worth mentioning.
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