I swapped my original battery with this one, expecting to get longer battery life. My phone kept crashing re-booting randomly, and I also discovered that my iPhone would not charge. To double-check I swapped back to my original battery and everything was working fine. So I am staying with my old battery as of this review. I could not tell if the battery is defective, or if there is an issue with compatibility with this battery and the iPhone 3GS based on my experience. Therefore I would not recommend this product to someone if they have an iPhone 3GS.
Listing said this battery was compatible with a 3gs 16gig iphone. I installed this battery and induced the iphone to reboot every 5 minutes. After connecting to itunes, an error code kept appearing. The error codes translation was "bad battery/wrong battery". the battery i was sent was a APN 616-0347 3.7v(covered by another sticker). The battery required for a 3gs 16/32 is a APN 616-0435 4.51whr. Not worth the time and effort to send back. Just fix the listing. Thanks. 1 star for the quick shipping.
I selected the product based on the low price but I will never do it again.... Installation was a bit difficult but there are few good internet sites with clear instructions. The battery was charging and performing good for the first five days, necessitating a recharge after 24-30 hours, after that, if we were using the phone or just leaving it open or closed, the battery was loosing the charge in less than 7-8 hours. I suppose that this OEM product is made with the poorest and cheapest Chinese Li cells. It is not worth even returning it. I will shop around for a new phone with available replacement batteries on the market...
Mechanically correct - it fit in the iPhone 3G. Replacement battery caused iPhone 3G to restart frequently, so I put the original battery back in and the problem was eliminated. For that price, I will recycle it instead of paying return shipping. Paid 2x battery cost for faster shipping, so that is extremely annoying.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? adequate representation
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? no
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. the product quality was unacceptable - battery caused frequent restart of iPhone 3G
perfect for the price it was just what I was looking for.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? good
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good just what i was looking for.
Installed the replacement battery in my 3G. Firmware 3.1.3. Followed instructions on youtube. Took about 35 minutes, being careful. I purchased the suction cup and screwdriver set as well from overstock. Only needed the phillips screwdriver and the suction cup from the purchase. The battery, once installed, only lasted about 9 hours (no different than my original that was 3 years old). I then synched the phone (but not updating the OS - keeping it at 3.1.3) and now the battery has lasted around 24 hours with light use - still with 70% power left. I am not sure why the synching made the battery last longer, but it appears that it did. I will update if the battery meter is not accurate, but so far it looks good. Good luck!
- Did the image onsite match the product? Yes
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
- How is the quality of the product? Good
replaced a battery in the iphone 3g with this one. Seems to work great and possibly better life than the original battery. Just followed the instructions on youtube and it was all good. I would recommend a suction cup to get the screen off after removing the first 2 screws on the iphone. peace out ninjas
Worked perfectly fine in my iphone 3g, Phone charges as usual, battery life is similar to the original apple battery. Best value for money for me as this one comes at a fraction of price of original apple battery and replacement service. Replacing the battery yourself is not as simple as with other phones, however it is managable. There are tons of good "How To..."s on internet for replacing the battery including videos on You Tube.