There have been a lot of reports regarding the poor battery life on 4G LTE smart phones ever since they first came out. We continue to hear about them with each new 4G LTE smart phone which comes out and the Galaxy Nexus from Verizon is no exception to the problems which are being reported. For many, the solution is to purchase a larger battery for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus but that is after you have already purchased the phone. Samsung should really be including a larger battery in order to achieve their desired all day on a single charge commitment.
But there is a solution which is not coming from Samsung, but rather from Best Buy and their Mobile Solutions site. They are providing a larger battery in the form of the i515 battery when you activate a new 2 year plan when you purchase the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. This is a 2100 mAh battery and an improvement over the stock 1850 mAh battery. While the deal at Best Buy Mobile can be done cheaper elsewhere, even with a separate battery purchase, this one is worth a look.
From the Best Buy Mobile Solutions site:
Combine the best features you love from Honeycomb and Gingerbread OS and you get Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. More customization and faster ways to get to new features like 3D maps, voice search and commands and Google+ brings an entirely new look and feel to Android.
Galaxy Nexus also features an ultra-thin 9.47mm design with a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED™ Contour Display to watch movies, view pictures and play games that come to life in 720p (1280×720) resolution.
Requires a voice plan with a data pack $20 or higher.
* 4G LTE
* 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED™ Contour Display
* Android 4.0™ (Ice Cream Sandwich)
* 5.0MP Rear-facing Camera and 1.3MP Front-facing camera
* Bluetooth® 3.0 technology
* 1 GB RAM and 32 GB on-board memory
* Requires a voice plan with a data pack $20 or higher
Plus Free Awesome Extra. Restrictions apply.
FREE Samsung – Galaxy Nexus i515 Battery Bundle Kit with a 24-month Activation.
Restrictions apply. See details.
Early Termination Fee $350
View Verizon Wireless Customer Agreement.