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Seidio Releases 3800mAh Galaxy Nexus Battery, Your Tank Has Arrived Sans NFC Support

2100mAh at $25 not enough to get your Galaxy Nexus through a day? Seidio has you covered with their newly released 3800mAh behemoth that puts the DROID RAZR MAXX’s 3300 juicer to shame. OK that’s a lie, since Motorola actually maintained a sleek and minimal size with theirs. This Seidio extended battery will give your G-Nex a lovely lady hump. Again I lie, this thing is not lovely, but it will last a long time.

Oh, it also doesn’t support NFC.

Comparison shot of the thickness below.  

Via:  Seidio ($69.95)

Cheers MrPicolas!

  • Anthony Palumbo

    im sorry but i was wondering ur saying it wont support nfc why is that is nfc in the battery or back case or something

    • J Scott Savage

      In battery pack.

      • Anthony Palumbo

        so there isnt nfc in the phone then it is in the battery does the phone just send the battery a signal then…

        • Evan Knofsky

          The battery holds the antenna 

  • Trophynuts

    wow that is ugly. 

  • Anonymous

    that’s freaking hideous.  and for a split second until the picture loaded, I was kind of interested.  maybe a 3000mah would be the perfect combination of hump and juice?  haha

  • J Dub

    Makes me sad because if there was one company that I thought would make a massive extended battery for the G-Nex that would also have NFC it would have been Seido. My gosh it’s so ugly.

  • J Dub

    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. DID NOT taste like an ice cream sandwich.

  • Butters619

    That is so ungodly big.  Pretty sure if I saw somebody with this I would start laughing.

  • MRBattery

    Wast of money I bought one for my droid inc. They are cheap lithium polymer batterys so after 3 months they don’t hold a charge.

  • Anonymous

    There are a ton of adjectives that describe this battery: ugly, pug ugly, fugly, pug fugly…and even the dreaded ugly ugly

  • Chris G

    Sticking to my two batteries instead of this thing

  • ad78
    • Anonymous

      this is not for verizon’s g-nex

    • The description specifically says it cannot fit in the Verizon version of the phone… not that anyone was thinking of buying it anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Chicks will dig it…it’s big and will last a long time.

    • Anonymous

      not just big but black too

  • EC8CH

    Hey Seidio… that this is ugly.

    Now hurry up and make me a 3 pin landscape dock cause Samsung won’t take my money.

  • J Scott Savage

    When I look at that photo, why do I keep hearing John Merrick screaming, “I am not an animal!”

  • duckphan

    $70?? hahahaha. riiiiiiiiggggghhhhhht. I would rather carry a charger in my pocket

  • Prime7

    Holy hell!

  • Nmkaufman

    looks like it may cause some vignetting..

  • Apparently, based on the picture, the Seidio battery also adds a volume control to the phone.  🙂

    • Anonymous

      Hahaha just saw that lol

    • Anonymous


    • Sirx

      I submit for your approval my “LOL”s as well X-D

  • J Scott Savage

    That is hideous!  If i wanted a disgustingly large humpback phone I would get an i*hone in an otterbox case…

  • Zack Morris phone

    • Anonymous

      Guessing a lot of people don’t know who Zack Morris even is, lol.  But I do, rofl…..

  • This is unreal. I wonder how much longer the battery will last

  • Scott

    Once it drops in price a little bit…SOLD!

  • Erkleehoo

    Not happening, I carry a spare, that’s fugly!!!

  • Twinriches

    That’s just ugly #nootherwords

  • The only real positive here is you loose the verizon branding on the battery cover

    • Had to “like” this one. 😛

    • Michael Forte

      But you get Seido branding instead. Why do people the Verizon branding so much? It’s on the back of the phone and we should be glad Verizon didn’t get their logo on the front. Even the Sprint Galaxy Nexus is going to be branded.

      • Agree. The GSM version has the Google logo instead of the Verizon one, and frankly, I don’t find it look any better.

      • Anonymous

        While I don’t like the Verizon check mark, think it’s a dumb logo, I agree that we’re just so lucky they didn’t put it on the front.  It would have ruined the entire look which really makes the Nexus stand out from the rest. 

    • zUFC

      I’m proud to show off the Verizon logo. I want Verizon tattooed across my face !!!!!

      If you’re not on Verizon, you DON’T have a cell phone. It would be like taking Ferrari emblems off the car.

      What, do you want people thinking you have T-mobile or something? I laugh at people if I don’t see the Verizon logo.

      • WHoa Nelly! Calm down there fanboi – Verizon is definitely awesome and all, but this is a bit much. Was fun to read tho lol

        • Colmusstard


    • Jack
      • EC8CH

        nice, but for $25 shipped I think I’ll just look at the back of my phone less.

        • Jaymoneyman100

          For 25 bucks you could get the extended battery lol

      • JackTheRipper

        Those don’t actually fit, I received one today and the nubs on the back don’t come close to matching up properly.  This is my second one I’ve ordered.

        • Blootzm3

          right doesn’t fit…made for gsm version is why.

    • John


  • Anonymous

    The Samsung extended works fine.  I charge every night anyway… so there’s no point for this.

    • J Dub

      With the extended will it go all day (7am – at least 9pm) on a charge on LTE?

      • Anonymous

        Easy.  Even on a heavy day I can get 16 hours without a problem.  On a normal day I get about 18 hours and on a light day I could probably get 24 hours.

        • Anonymous

          I must have bum handsets. Just took it of the charger, and it’s 15% down after 40 minutes. This is actually my second handset too. Only way to go 18 is to pretty much not use the thing. What are you doing that I’m not?

          • Fillyo

            You need to be rooted, running custom kernals to see that battery life, but it can be obtained.

  • Hamster12696

    Darn that thing is ugly! I pass!

  • 1) It’s a monster.  2)  No NFC.  3)  None of their cases support it, and I’d have to get rid of my Verizon belt case (which I actually like a lot.)  I’m not feeling it, and I had a Droid extended battery for most of the time I owned it.

  • my00si

    Holy Sh*t

  • I just keep extra batteries with me….you can get 2 generics plus a charger for around $30 shipped

  • That’s one ugly booty

  • Ugly AND no nfc?  Sorry Seidio, please try again.

  • Amazing how sometimes a little plastic surgery can make beauty turn revolting.

  • Anonymous

    It’s also worth noting that using this battery means no more NFC support. (Not that anyone would actually buy this…)

  • Anonymous

    I like big butts I cannot lie.

  • Anonymous

    lol ew…

  • ad78

    PASS! no support for NFC…

  • My god, that looks awful.

  • Danny

    70 dollars lol!

  • Looks very effective but.. Damn, it sure does make the phone ugly.

  • No NFC support. 😛

  • Hunchback of Nexi

    That is so ugly it should be banned!!



    • I agree. I literally said, “Dear God!” out loud when I opened this that is how ugly it is. Maybe a 3100mah battery will provide enough boost with much less of a hump? It seems kind of weird the battery selection is 1850 stock, 2100 manufacturer extended or 3800 aftermarket extended? 2 batteries so close that its basically useless then one so far away from the other 2 that it makes the phone a hideous hunch back.

  • Anonymous


  • Lito31

    That is UGLY AS HECK

  • Tony


  • holy crap. i’ll just stick to a spare extended. too much beef.

  • Too much junk in the trunk! 

  • Anonymous

    Whats next, car batteries?

    • Michael Forte

      Battery backpack.

      • Anonymous

        Car battery backpacks.

        • Anonymous

          With Jetpacks for an extra boost

          • Verizon is already a step ahead with its design! http://bit.ly/AcjLAx

        • TC Infantino

          Just give me the Tony Stark Special, an internal arc reactor.  I won’t even mind the necessity of the operation to install it, considering the nice benefits.  I would be able to chage my phones battery in minutes. 

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      Was just about to post that! Lol..

    • Anonymous

      Inductive charging pack in your pocket?

  • Michael Forte

    No thanks. I don’t want my phone looking like a behemoth. The regular extended battery is fine and makes the phone feel even better than the stock battery.

    • Anonymous

      BUT…. how much longer does it really last? (mine is waiting on my doorstep i’m sure so I’ll find out eventually)

  • Man that thing is big. But the Samsung extended battery is a joke. Guess this will have to do.

    • Yea but it is 50% off and is actually cheaper then getting a second regular battery. But yea that thing is hugh.

      • Ekkclay

        Samsung needs to at least make a 3000 may OEM for all of us that bought this phone to only realize we got screwed on battery life the 2100 only last about a half hour longer and if u say u get over 5 hours on your battery u don’t use it much then this thing sucks the juice I love my gnex but it only requires a small nuke plant to run it

  • My phone would last about a week with that battery since I get 2+ days on the current extended

    • does your phone even ever leave your pocket? I can only get 18ish on a light day

    • Michael Forte

      I don’t understand how people get battery like this. Airplane mode? Do you even use it at all? I usually go about 10 hours with moderately heavy use, and can go maybe 16 with light use.

      • Anonymous

        I could get an easy 20 to 24 hours on a light use day if I let it go, but I charge my phone every night anyway, so it really doesn’t matter.

      • Anonymous

        i get 2 days on the standard battery! LOL. this thing would last me a week easy.

        i used the @#$% outta my phone yesterday and still had 35% charge left after 16 hours. right now…8 hours of light to no usage and 71%. it would be better but signal strength in my office building is sketchy.

        if you’re not in the custom rom/kernel and root game, time to get in. the devs have made this device an absolute beast (and we’re still in nightlies).

        • J Scott Savage

          No *%&$!  If you have this phone and are not running a custom ROM and kernel, you have no idea what true battery life is.  This screenshot is from moderate use with the normal extended battery.  Enjoy!

          • Anonymous

            my record so far on the standard battery with light usage is 42 hours and put on the charger with 5% remaining. seriously…all these bozos want a LTE toggle….LTE is always on for me. i never turn it off.

          • Flyinion

            You guys have any recs for a custom ROM?  There’s soo many to choose and coming from the OG Droid I don’t recognize any of the devs, though I know they’ve been around for other newer phones.

          • There are a lot of good ones and most have only slight differences. I use Axi0m 2.4 and realllly like it, because it took the best things from a bunch of places (and credited them), but the guy since has withdrawn.
            Personally, I’d recommend just waiting until CyanogenMod 9 gets completed, unless you want a ROM that let’s you change voltages.

          • curios which custom ROM/kernel you using, because I need to jump on if what you say is true. 

          • J Scott Savage

            Currently using Codename Android 1.1.1  with stock kernel on hotplug governor.  Was an Axi0m 2.4 refugee when DroidTh3ory left.  I was a huge fan of Project Elite on my D1.

      • Anonymous

        yeah seriously, i have the extended, and by the time I get to work in the morning I’m down to 85-90%.  that’s looking up a few websites on my 5-minute walk to my car, mainly.  this thing chews through battery.