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Considerations when getting your battery replaced

Samsung Battery Replacement

I am out on a beautiful Tuesday afternoon, navigating the streets with my trusty Samsung Note 3 as my guide, making sure that I arrive early to my meeting. Still unfamiliar with the area, I check my map every street corner just in case it somehow changed.

It was then that the warning came, it wasn't the first warning either. "This is impossible! I just charged you all night" I pleaded to it before cursing it and threatening to get a new phone if it didn't get it together and get me to my destination….

We have all been there and had our device let us down when we need it most. The question is always:

  • Do I send it off for repair?

  • Do I get a new phone?

  • Do I just accept that my phone duplicates as a wired phone as it stays plugged to the wall all the time?

  • The answer is often as simple as a battery replacement, it is always the first step in resolving excess power drain issues

When you get your battery replaced, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, make sure you get a good quality battery. There are a lot of fake and low quality batteries out there, so do your research before buying one. Second, if possible, try to get your battery replaced by a professional. This will ensure that it is done properly and that you don't damage your phone. Finally, be sure to follow the instructions that come with your new battery, so that you can properly care for it and prolong its life.

You might see a battery that is 50% more powerful for the same price, this could be appealing but unless you know what you are doing, it is best to stick with an OEM battery or one from a reputable source. These batteries will also have the proper safety features included to protect your device.

Installing a battery is not as simple as taking out the old one and replacing it with a new one, there are delicate cables and connectors that need to be handled with care. Improper installation can result in damage to your device so it is always best to have a professional do it if you are unsure.

When you receive your battery, make sure to read any instructions that come with it. There might be special steps that need to be taken in order for you to properly break it in. Once your battery is replaced, take care of it by avoiding extreme temperatures and draining it completely before recharging it. These simple steps will help increase the lifespan of your battery.

There are a few things to consider when getting a cell phone battery replaced:

Some manufacturers offer multiple strength batteries for the same device, these are rated in mAh (milliamp hours) and also reflected in Wh (watt hours).

mAh is a unit that measures the electric power over time, in general the higher the mAh value is the longer the batter will last. This is important because a lower value in a replacement will not give you the OEM experience or longevity.

Wh is reaching the same intended result of measuring the battery life using a different method.

The math:

The equation for energy is watt hours = amp hours x volts.

The equation for power is watts = amps x volts.

The good news is you don't need to know the math to get a battery, just ask whether the part is OEM (Original Equipment Manufactured) and if it matches the power ratings of the previous battery.


If you have an iPhone or a newer Android device you will find that the battery is embedded inside the phone and you will need someone to install it for you. Some devices are intricate and difficult to work with so it's important that you have a professional perform the change.

Where to go:

If your warranty is not covering your battery then finding a reputable place to help you out.

While we do support battery replacements in Cell Clinic Vancouver and Surrey Clinic Surrey, BC. We want to make sure you are protected wherever you are. With that said always remember to:

  • Check your warranty

  • Check the replacement is OEM

  • Ask to keep the old battery if unsure

  • Check online for reviews before going and find a trustworthy shop

Visit us in downtown Vancouver (935 Seymour Street) or Surrey (15387 - 104 Ave, #110 - two blocks east of Guildford Town Centre) for all your cell phone repair needs.

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