[BATTERY REVIEW] ECell Gold 2430 mAh Lithium Polymer Battery
Well I arrived home from some boxing day shopping today to a package in the mail from ECell in England.
Sound like a similar tale from two weeks ago? Yup!
It's another battery review and test.
Second week results of my previous test of the Cameron Sino Technology 2200 mAh Lithium Ion "FAT" Battery are now posted in the review thread so check those out as well.
so back to my initial thoughts.
The battery came encased in a simple thin plastic deliver bag with no protection around the battery. Sorry ECell but taking the slow boat from China (Literally) I would expect a little more protection. So...5 points off for shipping style.
What was fairly impressive was the time to ship from England to Canada less the days the post was closed for weekends and holidays totalled 7 business days. So...5 points back for delivery as promised.
The battery is currently doing it's initial charge on the universal charger before I pop it in, clear my stats and start testing.
The first thing I can say about it is...Wow...Shiny. I like shiny things. :P
Aesthetics aside, it fits properly, nice and snug under the original rear housing. I will have to get used to a "thin" phone again at least for a while...
Ok. Prediction time...
I don't see this battery making 2430 mAh but who knows. Li-Pol is different stuff and hopefully it's what slim dreams are made of.
For $17.00 US, including shipping, I won't complain if it hits 1700-1800 mAh but here's hoping.
Attached are some photos of the HTC Stock, The Cameron Sino Technology and the ECell batteries side by each and parallel for your enjoyment and viewing pleasure. :P Notice the dimensional similarities between the stock and the ECell.
I don't have my scales of power and wisdom handy so I was unable to weigh the batteries but it feels slightly lighter to the touch but not by a considerable amount.
Right now it is at 3.85 volts and rising and very cool to the touch.
Once it's done it's initial charge I am going to run it dry under normal use a few times to calibrate the battery and post the results for average longevity, coolness to the touch during use, charging, and charge while using.
I will also post the calibrated mAh reading as well as any temperature fluctuations, etc.
Friday, 20 September 2013
ECell Gold 2430 mAh Lithium Polymer Battery review