10/06/2015, 11:54 AM
EDIT TO UPDATE: fyi these 3 batteries all recalibrated to ~83%. Explained in post 10.
I took a chance buying 2 supposedly "new" batteries on eBay from seller 101dealz. I don't recommend them to anyone. Here's why:
One battery is performing as typical, which is great. I'm glad to have a battery which reported >1100mAh in the Dr. Battery app.
But the other, was DOA. After charging, it appears to be holding a charge, but the phone has exhibited what i can only call quirkiness. But finally, this morning i found the phone powered off while sitting on its Touchstone. That should never be. The battery must not be recognizing the TS correctly.
I had already requested a replacement based on the DOA, and received it promptly. When i did, i put it in an external charger just to check if it was charged. The green light stayed on, suggesting it was full. So this morning when i put it in the phone, i expected it to power up. It did not. Then i put the phone on TS. It did not "wake" the phone as it should. Then i plugged USB directly, and the phone woke to display symbol <10% charged. Clearly this third battery is defective as well if it is less than 10% but doesn't activate an external charger.
So I'm assuming the cells in these batteries are good, but the smart circuitry in them is bad, or not OEM and therefore garbage.
I've given them a chance to respond before posting negative feedback on the sale. But I'm disappointed i got only one correctly functioning battery.
Comments/ suggestions welcome.