Since buying the Samsung Galaxy S4, I’ve been patiently waiting for the spare battery and charger to be released. It’s hard to believe that Samsung released their new flagship phone without even having batteries to sell along with them.
Although I setup an alert on the Samsung website to let me know when it became available, I only got an alert for the battery and not the charger. I just happen to look on their website yesterday and noticed that it was now available, so I had it sent overnight mail.
But I digress.
As you can see, basically, the charger looks the same as my old Samsung Epic 4G battery charger except it’s white. The battery even comes in a nice plastic case so you can put it in your pocket or purse.
For those people wondering why this is needed, here are 3 scenarios:
- After a night of debauchery, you wake up at at place you don’t recognize and must go straight to work. You did not charge your smartphone battery so your phone is dead. If you were smart enough to have a charger in your car or at work, at least you can charge your phone but it’s unusable in the mean time.
- During a poker tournament, you are tweeting away about your chip stack and amazingly, you end up at the final table. Unfortunately, your battery dies just when you are about to tweet the news. There is no way for you to charge your phone, even if you had a charger with you.
- You are on a nice relaxing hike on a new trail for you. As the sun starts to set, you realize that you are completely lost and decide to use the GPS on your phone, only to realize that the battery is dead. You don’t have the apparel or supplies to last overnight.
In each of these scenarios, just popping in another battery into your phone solves your problem.