How can I upgrade the battery on my Android Xolo A800 phone?

Sam Rosario June 14, 2013
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I have an Android Xolo A800 phone which is having a 1600 mah battery. But it doesn’t last for a day if i use it heavily. What i am planning is that if i can fit a battery which has same configuration but a greater mah or power, say 2100 mah battery. Will that be safe ? Or Will it harm my phone or any other effects?

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  1. Oron Joffe
    June 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Higher mah figures are fine, but "compatible" batteries may or may not be up to the job. Some are excellent - indeed better than the original - others are either poorly made (a safety hazard) or not quite the right size. Unfortunately, it is not that unusual for compatible batteries to be slightly too large to fit in the phones they are meant to go to, so I suggest you check the supplier's reputation carefully before you buy.
    The advice to look for the "battery killing app" which others offer is also very good.

  2. susendeep dutta
    June 15, 2013 at 11:42 am

    It's safe to put high capacity batteries into your phone.But you need to be careful that you get one which is of good quality which doesn't gets overheated too much beyond it can be holded by hands.

  3. Leland Whitlock
    June 15, 2013 at 8:23 am

    It might be an app or background service killing your battery. Have you started with the standard optimizations like lowering the screen brightness? Battery saver apps can help but mostly do the same optimizations. Look at the following:

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/25319/complete-guide-to-maximizing-your-android-phones-battery-life/

    Another non-tradition battery saver app is Carat on Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.berkeley.cs.amplab.carat.android What it does is analyze your device over a week or more and tell you what apps or services are causing the most drain on your battery. This helped my old Motorola Droid X2 a lot.

    And of course there are battery saver apps like SuperPower as seen at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.morose.superpower I have used Juice Defender Ultimate in the past and it worked fairly well. For some more reviews look at http://www.therecapp.com/app_living/feature/top_four_android_battery_apps/ They don't work magic and some of what they do is automate turning off unneeded functions like wireless radios during certain times of day.

    A better method would be to use one of the automation utilities out there like Profile Flow (similar to tasker but free) which you can read more about at http://dottech.org/112355/android-review-profile-flow/ Then setup special profiles for each location and only enable what you need for each location or when traveling. The possibilities with automation like this are endless and when used creatively can save quite a bit of battery life.

    As for a bigger battery you need one with more capacity which is measured in mAh (milli-amp hours). Your phone is not so easy to find a battery for at least in the US since it appears to be an Indian phone. I would do a local search over there or battery replacement or extended use battery. That should turn up what you need. Good luck.

  4. ha14
    June 15, 2013 at 8:06 am

    try juicedefender
    http://www.juicedefender.com/
    see if it can help to optimize battery life

  5. DalSan M
    June 15, 2013 at 5:37 am

    If you can find a battery made for your phone that is larger in capacity and has a compatible battery door, then I would go for it. One thing to note is that there should be an update for your phone that is said to improve battery life, so if you haven't updated recently, go ahead and do so.

    • DalSan M
      June 15, 2013 at 5:42 am

      *Larger capacity batteries have higher mah numbers, which has nothing to do with voltage. It will only last longer, so it is safe to upgrade to a bigger mah battery.

    • Sam Rosario
      June 15, 2013 at 6:37 am

      Yes i did update my phone recently but it didn't improve my battery life.

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