Samsung Galaxy S5 Battery Replacement Guide
In February of 2014, Samsung Electronics released their immediate successor to the Galaxy S4, the innovative Galaxy S5. With it’s improved exoskeleton to withstand dust and repel water, the Samsung Galaxy S5 redefined the user experience based on a survey conducted by Fortune. Aside from sleek appearances and an enhanced camera, consumers are most concerned with improved battery life. To lengthen the life of your Samsung Galaxy S5, learn more about its battery life, capacity, replacements costs and how to repair the battery yourself below.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Battery Wiki
The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes fully equipped with a 2800 mAh battery that has an ultra power saving mode, when enabled, and can last for an additional 24 hours while in standby mode and only 10% battery remaining. Samsung also bulked up the S5 battery by incorporating the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, but without using any of the power-saving skills, you’ll only get a day and a half out of the phone with moderate usage. Learning more about the S5 battery life will help you know when to replace it, utilizing your warranty, and how to monitor drainage.
Battery Life: How Often to Replace and Samsung Warranty Details
Every smartphone owner has accepted the reality that your phone battery is unlikely to last a full day with consistent use. The reality is, the more we use Wi-Fi, apps, and mobile data, the quicker our battery drains. One of the key features Samsung built into the Galaxy S5 is its removable plastic casing that makes it easy to access and replace your battery and the memory. When your S5 battery is malfunctioning, you can easily replace your battery. This comes in handy if you don’t have access to a charger. Having the ability to carry replacement batteries for your S5 gives owners the ability to go several days or even weeks without ever being connected to a charger.
If your Galaxy S5 is not retaining its battery life even after a complete charge, it’s time for a Samsung Galaxy S5 battery replacement or repair. Even with the S5 being one of the first Galaxy smartphones to receive Android Lollipop, an update that brought material designs, an enhanced lock screen, and enhanced battery performance, there are still flaws in the S5 battery life. Samsung backs the Galaxy S5 with a 1-year parts and labor warranty, but after that has expired expect to pay full retail price for repairs or upgrades.
Battery Capacity: How Long the Charge Lasts
The Galaxy S5 battery is backed by the energy-efficient Qualcomm chip that has helped the S5 reach the best-ever score of 17 hours and 30 minutes. That should easily last you an entire day of moderate to heavy usage. If you’re concerned about potentially running out of battery, the new ultra power saving mode helps control the processor and screen. The power saving mode also limits the CPU frequency, disables non-essential services like Bluetooth, and turns the screen grayscale to conserve energy. Samsung states that the S5 can last up to 24 hours even when down to just 10% battery or less. If external battery packs are out of the question, then purchasing a new battery for the right price is your best available option.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Battery Replacement Cost
If you decide to purchase a new Samsung Galaxy S5 battery online, we recommend choosing from Walmart, Shopandroid or Amazon based on affordability and authenticity. Keep in mind that if you decide to purchase a new S5 replacement battery from these online marketplaces, you’ll have to replace it on your own.
- Walmart currently sells the replacement battery for, $13.95.
- Shopandroid currently sells the replacement battery kit for, $47.95
- Amazon currently sells the battery for, $7.58.
Samsung Official Service
If you decide to buy a replacement battery directly from the manufacturer, Samsung currently sells the replacement battery for, $22.59 (labor not included).
Some Competitors of CPR
At uBreakiFix, they’re currently charging $29.99 plus a 90-day warranty to replace your S5 battery with a turn around time of about five minutes.
When you decide to team up with the expert technicians of CPR Cell Phone Repair to replace your Galaxy S5 battery, you’ll be looking at spending around $35.00. You’ll also be provided with a limited lifetime warranty on all parts and labor associated with your repair.
How to Replace Galaxy S5 Battery – DIY Guide
If you decide to replace your Samsung Galaxy S5 battery yourself, you’ll need a few tools mentioned below.
- Plastic opening tools
- Galaxy S5 replacement battery
Step 1: The Rear Case
Carefully insert your plastic opening tool into the divot on the left side of the rear-facing camera. Then slowly pry and twist the flexible rear cover off the back of your S5.
Step 2: The Battery
Gently insert your plastic opening tool into the recess located in the bottom right corner of the battery and simply lift up and remove the battery. To replace the battery, simply follow these steps in reverse order.
To ensure your Samsung Galaxy S5 battery is replaced by the most professional technicians with the highest quality parts, you can rely on the technicians at CPR Cell Phone Repair. To learn more about Samsung Galaxy S5 repairs (including battery, screen, etc.), please contact your local CPR store today!