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Seidio Offering 3800mAh Extended Battery for Galaxy Nexus, Now with NFC Capabilities

Did you happen to purchase one of Seidio’s humongous 3800mAh extended batteries for your Galaxy Nexus? If you did, then you may have noticed that your Near Field Communication (NFC) abilities had been cut short. But now, Seidio has re-released the same battery, only with NFC power inside. For just $20, previous buyers of the first version of the tank battery can have the new version with NFC. Unfortunately, if you didn’t buy the old one, this new one is going to run you a steep $75.

Thank you for your interest in our newest release: Innocell 3800mAh Extended Life Battery with NFC. If you have purchased our battery without NFC (near field communication) prior to February 29, 2012, you are eligible to purchase a new battery at a discounted rate.

1) For only $20 plus shipping and handling, we will send out another battery that has NFC built-into it. (This battery dimension has not changed and you can continue using your current battery door). Feel free to keep your current battery and use it as a spare. You will not need to return your original battery to us!

So, is $75 worth a few days of your phone not dying?

Via: Seidio

Cheers BaldyPal!

  • BugSmasher

    I got a new phone yesterday and it was down to the Maxx or the Nexus. I always root and play around with the phone and seriously considered the Nexus but it just can’t compare to the Maxx. After having the Thunderbolt last and constantly tweaking and having to slow the processor down, experiment with kernels, and have a dark screen all the time just to make it 6-8 and sometimes 10 hours. No thanks. That phone is way too much money to have not considered a longer lasting battery made out of the newest materials available. It wouldn’t have changed the phone much to have put a large flat battery in there for the long haul. DISAPPOINTING. 

    If you’re reading this, save yourself the trouble and just get the Maxx or wait a week to a month and get the Razr HD. Life will be that much better.

  • Donaldrke

    Just got this battery on Friday, was expensive, but if it last then it is worth it. I started this morning at 9am and at 11pm it said connect my charger, 14 hours, not tied to a charger.  worth it? I think so.

    • Donaldrke

       and really for the size, I had the otter case and with the case gone the size is about the same as when I had the otter case on. and for a case phone is naked and slides into the standard holster without the part around the phone. Weight not a issue. 

  • Matt Ponkey


  • ddevito

    Looks like it’s giving birth to mini gnex.

  • AznGwiz

    I bought the Anker external batter charger instead so I charge my phone multiple times.


  • Guest

    That looks completely retarded.  (no offense intended to mentally challenged people)

  • Rawheat

    A once sexy stripper who got pregnant and now has a big ass…

  • Phil Austin

    i purchased another extended battery so i wouldn’t have to deal with that monstrosity.  that’s like turning your phone into the hunchback of notre dame.  and no one wants that.

  • Jim McClain

    you know if he wore a condom your phone would not get knocked up

  • Ryan


  • I have no clue where the guy blabbing about his infinite battery went (with no screen on time) but i wanted everyone to see this. I go to WVU so I live on 1x and connect to WiFi all day everyday, but the standard battery is by no means “bad”.

    • thebruce44

      Is there a couch burning app?

  • Lakerzz

    Seems like a nice price, but I’ll just stick with my second battery that I keep in my wallet. I don’t even realize that it’s even there until it’s needed.

  • Alex

    You can fit a second galaxy nexus in there

  • Harryeballs1234

    Kind of like putting on a penis extension trying to match up to the MAXX…..

  • That is ginormous, I still want one. (when I get my nexus that is)

  • Siguy

    Did anyone actually buy this?

  • Well, I’ll contribute to the conversation since I actually own one of these.  I won’t get into the whole reasoning of why I have one of these.  Obviously I have a completely different mindset about why and how I use my phone than many of you.  What I want to comment on is how amazing this deal is.  I was willing to put up $75 dollars to get the extra battery life and take on the bulge (which I don’t mind at all) and removal of NFC (I don’t have a particularly large amount of opportunities to use it around here).  As soon as I saw that I could get an additional duplicate of my battery WITH NFC for only $20 and get to keep the one I already had, I jumped all over it.  I called the number and the guy who took my order was extremely polite and knowledgeable.  I have to say I am really quite impressed with Seidio as a company right now.  But that’s all I have to say for now, gotta run.  My Nexus is dilating and I think its water just broke.

    • islandak

      I have the non-NFC version, and placed my order for this one. For you folks who can plug in often, or live in a 3g-only area, the standard (or regular extended) battery might be great. If you’re in a 4g area and the normal-looking batteries work for you, even better. I need my phone to work all day without a recharge, and the standard size batteries don’t last. I would rather not carry an spare. And I don’t like the idea of having bare contacts floating around in my pocket.

      An in all fairness, once you have it on the phone it’s really not that ugly, IMO. The tapered top looks a lot better than the huge bump I had on my Thunderbolt. It’s also handles nicely. For me, it’s not uncomfortable at all.

      It IS expensive, but I need the juice and if I considered the cost over two years, it’s really not that bad.

  • fanboy1974

    Any discount on the old battery?  And I need the case as well. 

  • NoisyKricket


  • Nick Bay

    Im easily getting 20 hours of battery life on my galaxy nexus using Peter Alfonso’s bugless beast and lean kernal maybe you guys should try it =)

    • Quasimodo

      No thanks.  I’m sticking with the leaked 4.0.4 for its fixed music streaming and I don’t like kernel throttling either.

  • Quasimodo

    I bought one of those Seidio hunchback batteries.  How do I get the discount.   I clicked on that link and all I saw was the ridiculous $75 listprice.

  • ericl5112

    I don’t understand why they don’t at least try and have it flow back into the rest of the body.  I’d pay for it if it did.

  • Towelie420

    Looks like this phone is about to give birth

  • Bionic

    my god thats fugly

  • Matt

    The Hunchback of Samsung…

  • DWM

    I have yet to run my Samsung extended battery dry in a full day of normal (for me) usage. No thanks, I like the slimness of the phone, that’s one of the reasons I bought it.

  • evltwn


  • G_Ret

    Uhmm…why not just buy an extra battery?

  • tjmonkey15

    More like, “Is your phone looking pregnant worth a few days of your phone not dying?”

  • George264

    One standard battery for backup, and a extended battery there is perfect. Extended usually last through day, for those rare times, I need backup, I got another 1850 mAh handy.

    • dk81

      Same here. i just keep the original in the car just in case. havent needed it yet

  • MrWicket

    still fugly but with nfc

  • Rlarson_mn

    WOW looks like a ‘brick’ to me. Glad I have my Raze Maxx. 

  • RoadsterHD1

    Hell NO!!!

  • shooter50

    Damn, you could have just bought a RAZR Maxx instead of this ugly piece of crap

  • QtDL

    Damn that B^%&# is thick. 

  • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

    Does it come with a lifetime supply of staples?

  • No design awards here

  • mjmedstarved

    You can just tape two other batteries to the back of the stock and it would still be slimmer and last longer…

  • shdowman

    It’s pregnant!!!

    Nexus Mini by mid year..

  • fartbubbler

    there’s no way I’d buy that battery.  I just paid $90 for dock, I’m gonna use the thing!!!

  • James_C_L

    I’m doing great with 2 oem batteries and that samsung charger/stand in got for $24.99

    and I’m still sexy and slim

  • MrEnglish

    Nope. Love my sammy extended battery and my car charger. No way I’m turning back to the 80’s brick.

  • I do not understand why the whole thing has to be so large all the way up and over the camera? We know where the battery sits so why just have a rounded pocket over the battery? I guess it makes it easier to hold or get out of your pocket but the one for the thunderbolt didn’t seem that hard and it was only a spot over the actual battery.

  • I can’t wait till I get mine and I can turn my 4g/brightness/syncing back on.

  • netTony971993

    I want this! If you’re a heavy user, this is perfect. Full brightness and everything. Why not? 🙂

  • UGLY!

  • Q

    Would rather just tote and extra battery around.

  • Seidi-no. That thing wouldnt even fit into my pockets

  • Zack Morris phones are back in style?

  • Tim Buchanan

    Infinite battery life wouldn’t get me to cram that monstrosity in my pocket.

  • DUMB…

  • ragnarok180

    “Its hideous!’


    -Zoidberg, Calling it like it is

  • I’m never far from a power source for that long that I would need that.  Plus I have a spare battery (original oem) which i have yet to use as well as the samsung extended battery and cover.  

  • baldypal

    It is a tank battery. Fits snug in 550 Levis pocket. But it lasts for freaking ever.

  • Travisjshepherd

    You need to have a contest for a couple of these!

  • TLW

    Absolutely hideous.  I’d rather have a dead battery.

    • Until you realize that then you coudn’t even use the $700 device you just bought. 😛

      • DrEmoJWatson

        He’s being sarcastic.

  • Sylense

    With the battery attached it kind of looks like a stapler. Might come in handy when I’m at the copy machine lol

  • Smooth918

    That just destroys the Beauty of the Nexus, I’ll just stick with my current extended and the AOKP ROM, works wonders on battery life, can’t remember the last time I switched batteries.

  • Ice456789

    It looks like someone glued a Droid Incredible to the back of a Nexus. 

  • Andrew

    I’m planning on buying one. I’ve heard you can modify an otter box to use it with the extended battery/ no door.

    • Dc Garcia


  • rals

    No Thanks, my car battery will suffice. 

  • WTF, couldnt they have made it 3000Mah and made it respectable looking?

    • Bodhiballer

      Exactly. FML- the OEM ext. battery is too small, this is too big. Can we get 2500-3000 Man that keeps the lines of the device only a little thicker?

  • Few days? Whoyoukiddin!?!?!

  • Sylense

    “That’s a HUGE *****!!”

    • Aaa

      I’m sad more people didn’t like this. 

  • spare

  • Are they insane?

  • Jake K

    rather keep a battery in my pocket instead.

  • Slickbmw84

    Yeah that is way too big to touch my Nexus

  • Droidzilla

    That photo is the best advertisement for a RAZR Maxx ever.

    • Bcbaker919

      Exactly, I have the Nexus, but I would rather it just have a dead battery that to break out my phone with that huge growth coming off the back.


      • vitriolix

         I just carry a second stock battery in my coat pocket. they are tiny and if I go on a long day away from power with lots of usage, i just swap the battery when it dies.  Pretty painless.  I would never buy a phone with a sealed case without a changable battery.

        • That’s what I did with my OG Droid and that is what I am doing with my Nexus.  I never plug into a charger really.  Have a charger for my extra battery and the dead one goes in every night.  Go thru a battery a day.  

        • gf1Fanatic

           You couldn’t be more right, vitriolix. I can’t imagine taking one of these out in public. What a turn off. I think it’s an Apple plot to help sell more iPhones!
          Like you, I would never buy a phone with a sealed case without a changable battery. A battery sway on the GNexus is so easy, why would anyone want to carry around a phone with this extended battery.

      • Prep H might help!

      • Gwalker5

        I seriously thought it was a joke the first time they talked about, making fun of the battery hog this phone. I actually didn’t think it was real because it is so ridiculous.

    • Mn@

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    • YourFriend

      Motorola should actually use this image when advertising the MAXX in their commercials. 

  • Smeckle

    iPhone users: Our batteries last a long time 😀
    Seidio battery users: So do ours…but they make our phones look like sh*t :'(

    Guess I’ll stick with my extended/stock combo. I’d rather have a thin, light phone and have to carry a small spare battery in my pocket than to have a huge thing like this weighing me down. Although I guess maybe I wouldn’t have to go to the gym if I put this battery on.

    • Chris

      razr maxx…

      • Smeckle

        Yeah, happy with my GNex. Wish I could get battery life as good as some people report (30+ hours) but whatever. I couldn’t even get past the feel of the RAZR when I was in the VZW store. It just didn’t feel good in my hand, which kind of defeats the purpose.

      • Jason Brown

        i want a galaxy nexus maxx!

  • if i wanted a brick ida kept lugging around a nokia lol

  • Skennedy412

    Hell. Yes.

  • That thing is ugly.

    • SKINNI

      Yep ugly as hell! Im considering though because this would be perfect while im at work & the phone just lays there for hotspot purposes

  • 1  word: Tank
    2 words: Hell No!