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Should I use a non-OEM battery in my RAZR?


Mar 28, 2009, 3:23 PM
I have a fairly new battery in my RAZR V3m but due to heavy use I have to charge it nearly every evening. I see a lot of non-OEM extended batteries with the door for the RAZR for sale on eBay and all of them say something like, "This battery is made specifically for your cellular phone and to meet or exceed the original manufacturer specifications."

I'm definitely going to get the extended battery although I can see from the photos that my phone will no longer fit in my case. But I'm wondering if the non-OEM battery is indeed as good as the genuine Motorola.

Jun 1, 2009, 10:50 PM
I use generic batteries and chargers.
I have not had any problems. While the manufacturer won't recommend it, I think that is mostly due to the outrageous price tags associated with them. They pay these 5 year olds 30 cents a day to make them, then charge a fortune. So, why not buy the same thing made by the same children but pay closer to what is reasonable?

I bought 2 replacement cell phone batteries, a wall charger, car charger and two AA/AAA recharger units with batteries for the price of ONE cell phone battery. Ive had it almost a year, and my house hasnt blown up, my car hasnt blown up, the cell phone and the batteries haven't blown up.
I do notice my talk time is not near as much; but at 10% of the cost? WHO cares? Thats one rea...

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