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  1. Shahabuddin Danish's Avatar
    I was thinking that can I use a more powerful battery in my Lumia 520 like the 1500mAh battery or the 1800mAh battery or the 2000mAh battery or even that 2430mAh battery! Is it possible? Will it damage my phone on long term use (let's say some months)? Has anyone tried it and got positive results? Please reply.
    01-06-2014 04:11 AM
  2. DBDev's Avatar
    If it fits and has the same voltage it shouldn't hurt the phone
    01-06-2014 05:09 AM
  3. DanielCardoso's Avatar
    I use a Golden Battery with 2450mAh and it works just fine :)
    01-06-2014 09:51 AM
  4. genuine555's Avatar
    I use a Golden Battery with 2450mAh and it works just fine :)
    Can you tell me where I can find such batteries ? I'm searching but never clear which ones would fit or not ...
    01-06-2014 11:25 AM
  5. DanielCardoso's Avatar
    PM me if you need the link, but I bought mine from eBay, you just have to search BL-5J and the capacity that you want :)
    Next month, I will try out a battery with 2600mAh :)
    01-06-2014 11:39 AM
  6. Dnamb's Avatar
    Will the 2450 mAh batteriy work with the current charger or does it need a new one? and any other side-effects?
    01-07-2014 12:35 AM
  7. Shahabuddin Danish's Avatar
    Can I get a Nokia battery with the same high capacities? And yeah any side effects?
    01-07-2014 03:32 AM
  8. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    Can I get a Nokia battery with the same high capacities? And yeah any side effects?
    Nokia no, a "high capacity" BL-5J battery will be from an aftermarket manufacture.

    About higher capacity batteries, I think they are bogus, unless they are physically larger.

    I bought two different so called higher capacity batteries for an 822 one 1950mAh the other 2450mAh.
    I took them to a battery shop where they tested them ( for free) over several days.
    Turns out both where the same as the Nokia OE BP-4W battery -1800mAh.

    I contacted both sellers on eBay and without argument they refunded half my money back and did not challenge my findings.
    01-08-2014 02:34 AM
  9. genuine555's Avatar
    I'm finding my battery going strong for three days and nights. ..And that is a Nokia 520 !
    This is the fist lumia I bought that has a GOOD battery shipted with it.
    THey (nokia) should be producing high-potential battery's
    Yep, same here, also a 520. It's the cheapest Nokia I ever bought, but got a very solid battery.
    And with my 710, I had grown to hate having to charge it every day, sometimes twice.

    Now 2 maybe 3x/week, which is bliss.
    Last edited by genuine555; 01-11-2014 at 04:38 PM.
    01-09-2014 11:00 PM
  10. Shahabuddin Danish's Avatar
    PM me if you need the link, but I bought mine from eBay, you just have to search BL-5J and the capacity that you want :)
    Next month, I will try out a battery with 2600mAh :)
    Send me the link.
    01-10-2014 04:43 AM
  11. Pacus1x's Avatar
    Most likely those "High" capacity batteries promising more power wont give you the real amount of the mAh... it wont damage your phone, but you will get disappointed since to double the capacity of the battery, the size should get bigger because more cells are needed to support the mAh boost.

    So, most of those high capacity batteries from ebay don't deliver their claim capacity. One of the few battery makers that make real mAh boost is the Mugen power batteries like this one for the Lumia 520.
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    01-10-2014 08:13 PM
  12. genuine555's Avatar
    One of the few battery makers that make real mAh boost is the Mugen power batteries like this one for the Lumia 520.
    That is quite expensive, but looks pretty good !
    01-11-2014 04:40 PM
  13. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    Most likely those "High" capacity batteries promising more power wont give you the real amount of the mAh... it wont damage your phone, but you will get disappointed since to double the capacity of the battery, the size should get bigger because more cells are needed to support the mAh boost.

    So, most of those high capacity batteries from ebay don't deliver their claim capacity. One of the few battery makers that make real mAh boost is the Mugen power batteries like this one for the Lumia 520.
    But peeps will insist a battery of the same size as OE can have up to 50% more capacity -but it's the placebo effect without the success of a placebo -
    they think it's more -but tests show that they aren't. Best thing you get out of it is a good extra battery at least half the price of Nokia branded one.
    01-11-2014 11:57 PM
  14. T1Cybernetic's Avatar
    I have never considered a 3rd party battery before now ;) Good to know other people are on the case.
    01-28-2014 12:23 PM
  15. visutamil's Avatar
    05-09-2014 08:08 AM

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