5400 mAh battery test for Samsung Galaxy Note


This post is a continuation of my post 3 months ago . Since then, a lot of water has flowed, unfortunately, I received a warning for the fact that I decided not to for personal gain to help a person restore his name on the hub. But I decided to forget about the disappointments and therefore I submit to the court the continuation of that post. Maybe he will make amends and remove the read-only mode from my account.

If you recall the comments of the previous article, they were associated with the high cost of this battery compared to the Chinese counterparts that can be ordered on eBay. I, too, was not too lazy and ordered myself this Chinese battery , and also agreed with another Mugen Power representative about another battery , this time at 5400 mAh.
So for a full review, I will test 4 types of batteries: the battery from Mugen Power (5400 mAh) - sample No. 1, the Chinese Noname analogue (5200 mAh) - sample No. 2, the battery from Mugen Power (4500 mAh) - sample No. 3, Samsung standard battery (2500 mAh) - sample No. 4.

From left to right (sample No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4)
Under a cat traffic !!!


As last time, sample No. 1 came in a bubble-wrap polyethylene with instructions and one-piece packaging. True, this time I ordered a white lid, just for comparison, especially since the lid from sample No. 3 is great for sample No. 1.

Packing the battery Mugen Power 5400 mAh The

Chinese counterpart at No. 2 also came in a one-piece package with a speckled polyethylene inside.

Packing a Chinese 5200 mAh battery

The only possible nuisance was that I ordered it without tracking tracking, so there was an opportunity not to see it at all, but nothing happened. Both parcels were sent almost simultaneously and arrived almost simultaneously, after 25 days ± 1-2 days.


After removing the shackles of protective films and other mail entrails, the following samples appeared before my eyes.

As I said above, sample No. 1 perfectly matched the lid of sample No. 3, but the Chinese brother at number 2 immediately disappointed me:
  • firstly - the “native” cover doesn’t want to enter the “native” grooves on the phone case (although you can modify the file with a well or there is always a way out in the form of a blue electrical tape;))

Irregular grooves on the cover of the Chinese battery 5200 mAh

due to incorrect slot cover stubbornly refuses to be closed

  • secondly, sample No. 2 turned out to be thicker than its brothers under No. 1 or 4 and therefore the Mugen Power battery cover could not be a worthy replacement for the Chinese brother

Compare the size of the battery №1, №2 and №4

All test samples (can be seen that the size of the samples №1 and №3 are)

Even the cover is not really even look like:

a comparison of samples covers №1 and №2

comparison covers all samples

Due For this, testing of sample No. 2 had to be carried out at home, because it seems at least strange to drag a phone for that kind of money with a battery out.

A phone without covers looks like a pregnant cockroach, as I expected, not very beautiful, but for the sake of increased energy, you can tolerate it. Moreover, when assembled, it does not really interfere much in your ordinary life.

Phone with battery and without cover (top-down sample No. 1 and No. 2)

The general plan of the phone (duplicated from a previous post)


Testing was carried out in 3 directions:
  1. load test from Antutu Tester - measured in "parrots"
  2. Battery charge test from 1% to 100%
  3. Test of maximum endurance over time.
    The same conditions were created for all batteries: Wi-Fi and 3G were turned on all the time, the phone was used both for surfing and for reading for the same time, a direct proportion of the battery capacity

1. Load test from Antutu Tester

From left to right (sample No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4)

I was surprised by the performance for sample No. 2, specially double-checked (maybe this cap affects, without it testing was done;))

2. Test for battery charging time from 1% to 100%

From left to right (sample No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4)

No wonder: the larger the capacity, the longer it charges (thanks Cap;)). True, the scatter between 5200 and 5400 is quite large, but this is explained by the following test.

3. The test of maximum endurance over time

From left to right (sample No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4),

here, less charging time came out sideways for the almost commensurate volume of samples No. 1 and No. 2. If you look at the activity of use, all capacities were approximately equally consumed, but the result is most likely predictable: a larger capacity - more time (your CF).


This post was created not with the purpose of proving the last quote from Captain Evidence, but with the purpose of checking: are the batteries really sent from almost one city, but at different prices (sample No. 1 about 8 times more expensive than sample No. 2) can compete together?
My answer is no:
  • irregular shape of the lid that cannot be fixed without a file;
  • slightly smaller capacity and dramatically different amounts that did not justify themselves;
  • uncertainty that this miracle of Chinese thought will not blow your phone;

You can buy 8 of these batteries and believe that one of them will fit your phone, but I would not risk it, after all, the phone is more important. That is why I put the battery from Chinese noname on a shelf, in case of emergency, when it just needs to be desperately needed, but there will be no alternative. But the chance that this will happen seems so meager, taking into account that my total capacity already exceeds 10Ah.

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