Posts Tagged ‘Galaxy s2’
Monday, July 21st, 2014
In this article, we’ll recommend five of the best Samsung Galaxy S2 accessories on the market. Let’s take a look!
A microSD card is always recommended for phones with a card slot, and that’s no different for the Galaxy S2. This card comes from Samsung themselves, and is the cheapest and easiest way of adding storage to your phone. The 32 GB capacity doubles the phone’s internal storage, and class 6 access speeds ensure that you can load apps from the card on top of music, pictures and movies.
This car pack includes two essential components: a car charger and a car holder. The car holder is a case-compatible unit, meaning it can be used with all but the very bulkiest Galaxy S2 cases with ease. The car charger provides enough power to keep your phone charged while you’re using it for GPS navigation or other in-car tasks.
This official screen protector double pack ensures that your phone’s screen remains clear from scratches and other damage. The pack comes direct from Samsung, so you’ll find the fit just perfect.
This extended battery for the Galaxy S2 is a big improvement over the default battery, fitting 2,000mAh of charge into the same space as the original’s 1650mAh. This means you get slightly longer battery life, and if you retain the original battery you’ll be able to swap batteries whenever you run low. A great accessory to get the most out of your Galaxy S2. For more battery and charging options, check out our recent blog on the subject!
Our winning accessory this time is this genuine Samsung Mesh Vent Case. The case looks great, particularly in red, and adds a grippy texture to the phone. The vented design is built to ensure that the phone doesn’t overheat, too. Of course, cutouts exist throughout for the buttons, ports and camera. A great looking case for a great looking phone.
Thanks for checking out the article and stay tuned for more accessory recommendations for the whole lineup of Samsung Galaxy S phones!
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy S2 came out in 2011, just over three years ago. The phone was ahead of its time in many ways, most notably with much larger display than its peers – 4.3 inches. The phone sold well, and three years later the phone is still relatively common, certainly compared to its 2011-era competitors.
If you’re still using a Galaxy S2, you’ll likely be aware of its biggest flaw: after three years, the batteries are starting to go. While the 1650mAh capacity was reasonable at launch with 8 hours of talk time, you’ll be lucky now to get half that. Thankfully, the Galaxy S2 has that replaceable battery, so it’s easy to make amends.
Here are five of our recommended Galaxy S2 batteries and charging accessories, in stock and ready just for you.
The first and most obvious option to replace an old battery is to do a like-for-like swap. You can still buy freshly made official Samsung Galaxy S2 batteries, providing you with exactly the same excellent battery life that you enjoyed out of the box. These batteries have the standard 1650mAh capacity, and should last for over 8 hours of talk time.
Another option is to go for an extended battery, which crams a higher capacity into the same physical dimensions as the original. This option is from Andida, and has a capacity of 2000mAh. That’s about 20% more than the original, so you should get a commensurate 20% increase in battery life as well, taking your talk time total to over ten hours.
The most drastic option is to go for an extended battery case, which takes up more space but provides dramatically more battery life. This Mugen Battery and Back Cover is good for a massive 3200mAh of charge, almost double that of the original battery. That should give you around sixteen hours of talk time – not bad at all!
If you do pick up a new standard-sized battery for your Galaxy S2, then you’ll have two batteries on the go. Charge both at once by picking up the Momax Smart Battery Charger. This ensures that you’re always ready to go, and you’ll get your full capacity whenever you need to travel.
If doubling your battery life just isn’t enough, what about 10x? The Kit High Power portable charger boasts a whopping 15000mAh capacity, giving you 83 more hours of talk time from 8 hours originally. It’s a crazy stat, and means that charging from a wall socket will be something that you only have to do once a week (unless you have truly epic conversations).
Thanks for checking out the article, and be sure to let us know what you think of the recommendations in the comments below!
Monday, May 12th, 2014
The Galaxy S series of smartphones sets sales records each year, often becoming the best selling Android smartphone in the world. One of the best features of the series is its inclusion of a replaceable battery, opening the door for easy replacements, second batteries and battery cases. We’re here to show the best of the bunch, with recommendations for every Galaxy S phone from the S5 to the S2. Let’s get right into it!
Galaxy S5 Batteries
The most recently released Galaxy smartphone is the Galaxy S5, which comes with a 2800mAh battery.
Recommended replacement battery: With no popular extended batteries on the market yet, the Official Samsung Galaxy S5 Standard Battery is our recommended replacement. The battery is identical to the original in every way, and enjoys a perfect rating from its initial reviews.
Recommended battery case: While no battery cases are yet in stock at Mobile Fun, the Flip Power Jacket is a strong choice available on pre-order. The case comes in three colours – silver, black and gold – and includes 3200mAh of power, bringing your total capacity up to a crazy 6,000mAh, more than doubling your total battery life.
Galaxy S4 Batteries
Last year’s Galaxy was the Galaxy S4, which was released with a 2600mAh.
Recommended replacement battery: This Mugen Power 2750mAh Extended Battery squeezes a little extra capacity into a battery that’s the same size as the original. Mugen have a long history of producing top-notch batteries, so we’re happy to recommend them here.
Recommended extended battery: We turn to Mugen again for their ridiculous Extended Battery, a 5500mAh capacity battery that requires the installation of a thicker rear cover.
Recommended battery case: The Mophie Juice Pack is probably the best looking battery case for the Galaxy S4, adding 2300mAh in a relatively slim package. The case comes in black or white.
Galaxy S3 Batteries
The Galaxy S3 was released in 2012, with a 2100 mAh battery that seems small nowadays.
Recommended replacement battery: While Samsung’s official replacement battery isn’t a bad shout, supplies are somewhat low. For that reason, we recommend the Mugen Extended Battery, which comes with the same 2300mAh capacity and fits in the same space.
Recommended extended battery: Samsung produce a great extended battery for their Galaxy S3, called the ‘Official Samsung Extended Battery Kit.’ This is a 3000 mAh kit, offering capacity more similar to the Galaxy S5 than the older Galaxy S3. That means a nice boost to longevity without sacrificing the style or shape of your Galaxy S3.
Recommended battery case: The PowerSkin Extended battery Case for the Galaxy S3 is a fine choice, adding 1500 mAh in a slim case with built-in LED charge level indicator.
Galaxy S2 Batteries
The Galaxy S2 was the first Samsung phone I’d ever owned, when it came out in 2011 with a 1650 mAh battery.
Recommended replacement battery: The official Galaxy S2 standard battery is still available, and is a good choice for anyone looking for a spare or replacement.
Recommended extended battery: The Mugen 3200mAh Battery & Back Cover is an good extended battery, offering more than double the battery life for your Galaxy S2. Unfortunately, your phone will get noticeably bigger and heavier!
Thanks for taking a look at our range of batteries for Galaxy smartphones between the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S5! If you have any questions, ask them in the comments below. Have a great week!
Monday, December 3rd, 2012
We’re happy to announce that we’ll soon be stocking a number of new wireless charging accessories, including those that add seamless wireless charging support to the Galaxy S3!
Qi Wireless Charging Pad
Let’s have a look, starting with this Qi Wireless Charging Pad. As the name suggests, it’ll charge any compatible phone without wires; just place the phone on the pad at any angle and it’ll begin to charge. This also means that your USB port will be free when charging; you’ll be able to plug in a USB peripheral and charge at the same time. Of course, the final point in its favour is that it just looks cool. No ugly wires, just a magical charging pad that’ll keep your phone charged with the minimum of hassle.
It’s compatible with any phone with Qi wireless charging built in, so it will work as a Nokia Lumia 920 charger or Google Nexus 4 charger. It’ll also work with those with wireless charging covers, like the Samsung Galaxy S3 (as below) or the Nokia Lumia 820.
Qi Wireless Charging Back Cover for Galaxy S3
Our next item is specifically for the Galaxy S3; it’s a Qi compatible replacement rear cover that allows the Galaxy S3 to be charged wirelessly. It’s a seamless way to add wireless charging to the S3 without an external charger – this is definitely the way to go if you’ve got a Galaxy S3.
Qi Wireless Charging Plate Kit for Galaxy S3
We also have both of these first two items in one set, if you’re planning to get both. That means you’ll have everything you need to wirelessly charge your Galaxy S3 in one box. It’s a heck of an upgrade for any S3 owner, and would make a good Christmas gift for one too!
Qi Micro USB Wireless Charging Clip
Our last item is for other phones that use micro USB, but don’t include wireless charging. It’s a wireless charging clip, which adds a wireless charging compatible plate to the back of your phone. It’s a little less seamless than the Galaxy S3 replacement rear cover we saw above, but this works with a wider range of devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S2, the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Note 2.
So there we have it – four new wireless charging options from Mobile Fun. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below! Thanks for reading.
Tags: Android, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy s2, Galaxy S3, google, lg, Nexus 4, Qi, samsung, wireless charging,
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
The Samsung Galaxy s2 has been one of the most popular phones this year. If you’re lucky enough to have received one for Christmas then have a look at our Top 5 accessories for it:
1. Slimline Carbon Fibre Style Flip Case
This case protects the back, sides and screen of your Galaxy S2, whilst still having cut-outs for all the ports and features, so you can charger your phone whilst it’s in the case. It has a cool flip cover which protects the screen and can easily be flipped out the way when you want to use your S2. It’s tough, protective, yet still stylish.
Slimline Carbon Fibre Style Flip Case
2. Desktop Charge Cradle With HDMI Out
This little device allows you to stream HD images and videos straight to your TV, so you can show off your media to your friends in style. The dock also charges your phone and positions it at a great angle for working. It’s small and lightweight so is perfect for taking to a night in with friends.
Desktop Charge Cradle With HDMI Out
3. Genuine Samsung Vehicle Dock
This vehicle dock allows you to position your Galaxy s2 at the most comfortable and safest angle for you whilst driving; whether that be on the windscreen or dashboard. It also comes complete with a charger, so you’ll never run out of power whilst on the road. Plus as a genuine Samsung product quality is ensured.
Genuine Samsung Galaxy S2 Vehicle Dock
4. Genuine Samsung Extended Battery Kit
One of the most popular accessories of 2011, this Extended Battery Kit, comes complete with a battery and back cover so that you can add an extra 350mAh to your S2, without adding hardly any bulk. It’s available in black or white and as an Official Samsung product the compatibility is second to none.
Genuine Samsung Extended Battery Kit
5. Galaxy S2 Charging Cradle
This stylish and small cradle charges and syncs your Galaxy S2 simultaneously. It’s small enough to carry around but provides big power. The dock also angles your S2 in the best way for streaming media and working, making it the perfect desk stand as well as dock.
Samsung Galaxy S2 Desktop Charging Cradle