The lithium-ion batteries used in phones today all have one thing in common: their capacity decreases with use.
A new battery should last typically 500 full charge and discharge cycles before capacity is reduced to 80%.
Typically, you will find that after using the phone for over a year the ability of your phone’s battery to hold the charge is reduced and you might have to charge the battery more than once a day. Within 2 years and with regular use most phones are due for battery replacement.
Changing your battery when you first notice symptoms is especially important to avoid mainboard damage.
When a battery is nearing the end of or has exhausted its useful life:
Either of these situations may (or are likely to) result in circuit damage which will require a separate mainboard repair.
Internal installable batteries are built-in to the phone and require often complex dissasembly to replace.
(We would need to open up your phone and use soldering and other tools necessary to replace your old battery.)
The prices of internal batteries reflect the cost of the new battery and associated service charges for the labour.
Replaceable or swappable batteries can easily be replaced yourself.
(Open battery compartment, remove the old battery and insert the new one)
We carry both internal and replaceable batteries in stock at each of our locations.
There is a lot of technical information available about chemical reactions and 'outgassing' and about how batteries work internally.
From over a decade of experience, having repaired hudreds of thousands of devices, we know there a typically 3 possible reasons for battery swell:
We are often asked why our battery prices are higher than the ones found online, via Amazon, eBay, etc.
The answer is quite simple, really. We carry only original (OEM) batteries, whereas the cheap batteries typically found online are really made by third parties. These 3rd party batteries are really something you should be wary of, as they are prone to:
All Phone Batteries we replace are warranted for 6 months.