Samsung includes extended battery with Galaxy Nexus purchases

So let’s be real here. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was a bit of a let down when it was announced, and then moreso when it was actually released due to a few software glitches and other bugs. The battery life for users in the wild has varied depending on who you ask, but apparently there’s been enough naysayers for Samsung to do something about it. Starting on March 29th, (errr….last Thursday, as it were) and through May 10th, Samsung will be offering a free 2100 mAh battery along with the back door with every Galaxy Nexus purchase from Samsung Direct. That’s a decent chunk of extra power over the stock battery, but of course then the question becomes, “Is it worth the extra bulk?” That’s a question only the user can answer, but at least they’ve got the option, and it’s a good step from Samsung for manning up and offering the battery.
So what are your thoughts? How has your battery life been with your Galaxy Nexus? Let us know in the comments below!





 WHAT:                 Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the number 1 mobile phone provider in the United States1 is offering customers a FREE extended-life 2100mAh battery and back cover with the purchase of the Galaxy Nexus with 24-month activation through Samsung Direct. The extended battery will give Nexus users an average of up to two hours of additional use. The six week promotion is available to customers who purchase the Galaxy Nexus, beginning Thursday, March 29 to Thursday, May 10 or while supplies last.


The Galaxy Nexus runs Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, which offers customers a redesigned user experience with improved multi-tasking, notifications, Near Field Communications (NFC) sharing with Android Beam™ and a full Web browsing experience. The Galaxy Nexus also features an ultra-thin 9.47mm design with a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED™ Contour Display to watch movies, view pictures and play games that come to life in 720p (1280×720) resolution.


WHEN:                 The Galaxy Nexus free battery bundle kit is available starting Thursday, March 29, 2012 to Thursday, May 10, 2012 or while supplies last.


WHERE:               To receive the promotion customers are encouraged to visit Samsung Direct to purchase the Galaxy Nexus and receive the free battery bundle kit promotion.

CONTACTS:         For more information about the Galaxy Nexus battery bundle kit, please contact Makenzie Blythe, Samsung Mobile (214) 414-3331 or Lesli Benefield, Samsung Mobile (214) 414-3324.



                                Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, Q4 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.




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  • Rene

    Compared to a HTC G1, Samsung Galaxy Spica, Nexus One and iPhone4 this Galaxy Nexus has a fair battery. I would think of the Spica as having more juice.

  • Dvd Rozas

    I have the g nex with the extended battery and being a heavy user I can last my entire day no problem. I run full sync on Google, email and another corporate outlook email. The battery case adds a little heft, but it’s still lighter than my girls iPhone 4. I love my phone and have had little problems with it. I got it on release day. I bought the extended battery when I picked it up. Since they had none in the store, the said they would over night it. Next day I got an email saying that they were out of stock. Refunded me my purchase and sent me one FREE when it was finally available 3 weeks later. Say what you want about Verizon, their customer service is leaps and bounds over any other service I have ever dealt with. I greatly recommend this set up.

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  • MasterX

    I must say that the battery problem is entirely Verizon’s fault…
    I have a GN and the battery was very poor among some other software issues: microphone cutout, dropped calls, poor tower handoff, etc.  Google has produced Android V4.0.4 and Verizon has yet to OTA update the GN phones.  I decided not to wait and rooted my phone, then installed 4.0.4.  I very easy process even for someone that has never rooted a phone (like me).

    With V4.0.4, I have easily 4 times the battery life, no dropped calls, no microphone issue, MUCH faster screen and touch tracking.  This is what ICS was meant to be!!  Have not rebooted my GN in over 30 days.

    Verizon needs to OTA V4.0.4 to everyone.  This is the problem, not the battery.

  • Lqzak

    how bout a better camera too?

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  • Guest

    Why would I spend $300 for the exact phone that Amazon sells for $99… just to get a “free” $25 battery?

    Gee, thanks Samsung!

    I’ll gladly sell you the battery for the $200 you are losing.