Replacement Battery for Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung is known for their smartphones and basic phones. A mega innovator for technology and technological products, Samsung is consistent in developing and producing new products that are designed to last, like the Samsung Galaxy S5 cellphone.

How long does the Samsung Galaxy S5 battery last?

Without using Power Save or Ultra Power Save mode, the S5 battery can last up to a day and a half; the average is 17 hours and 30 minutes. Using the phone for a more battery-draining activity like watching a video or surfing the web, the phone can go up to 11 hours without a charge. Power Save mode gives you a little more time, and Ultra Power Save mode can extend battery life up to 10 days. Ultra Power Save Mode, though, switches the Galaxy S5 user interface to black and white and limits the features to only the essential apps such as calls and text messaging.

Choosing a battery for the Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 includes a thin lithium battery. The battery's small, rectangular shape is specific to the Galaxy S5 in size, and it is easy to access on the device by removing the back panel. Compatible batteries will show the Samsung brand name on the battery along with the battery's specifications.

How do you know if a Samsung Galaxy S5 needs its battery replaced?

Cellphone batteries typically need to be replaced after two years or 300 to 500 full charges. Some batteries may last a little longer, but if the battery is showing signs of wear and not holding a charge like it used to, it may need to be swapped for a new one. To check if your Samsung S5 battery needs to be replaced, place the phone on the charger for the amount of the time recommended by the manufacturer, usually four to six hours, and remove it once that time is up. Immediately turn the phone on and check the battery level. If it is not fully charged, the battery may need to be replaced.

Both new and used batteries are affordable

A Galaxy S5 battery replacement is inexpensive, typically costing no more than $10. On the eBay Galaxy S5 battery webpage, batteries both in new condition, still wrapped in plastic, and used condition, out of the plastic, are available. Power banks are also available at a slightly higher cost. These different conditions of the battery lead to differences in price, however, they are consistently affordable on eBay. Each device may have a slightly different procedure, so refer to the manufacturer's instructions.