Are alternative or generic batteries good or bad? What are the risks of installing one?

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For this reason, we will show you whether alternative or generic batteries are good or bad for your device mobile. Also, you will learn what the risks of installing one of these batteries are in your phone, so take these factors into account if you want to buy such a battery.

Are alternative or generic batteries good or bad?

In the tech market you can find batteries known as alternatives or generic, this type of battery is usually the best option when it's not possible access an original battery.



However, many times the sellers in the shops are not completely transparent with their intentions and just want to sell the product, as a result you end up with a much lower quality one. This is when the gradual damage to the your device and premature battery deterioration becomes present.

This way, when the batteries are not original, they have fewer control processes quality. What ends up with a defective product that causes emergency situations. As is the case with some cell phones that turn on and off by themselves due to the use of these generic batteries.

So while AAA quality alternative batteries they're not all bad or inefficient, lower quality generic batteries are. So it is common that if you use a generic or alternative battery you will see negative long-term consequences.

What are the risks of installing an alternative or generic battery?

Alternative batteries can save you up to 60% of the original battery value, however the cost of using one of them it can be much more expensive in the long run. Well, while alternative batteries do not pose a risk in themselves, it is very likely that you will need to replace them in less than a year.



On the other hand, one of the biggest risks to your integrity and that of your mobile device is that alternative batteries they tend to swell. What many times ends with the explosion of the battery inside the mobile phone.

On the other hand, although there are ways to deflate a battery, most of the time it is usually too late to solve these situations when the battery is generic or alternative.

Furthermore, another disadvantage of using this type of battery in the mobile device is that the duration of battery charge is much shorter than usually with an original battery. So you will have to charge your phone frequently which only speeds up the degeneration process of it.

Tips for extending the life of generic or alternative batteries

Although in most cases the disadvantages outweigh the advantages of installing a generic or alternative battery, many people choose them for their mobile device. Therefore, there are some aspects to take into account to extend the life of a generic battery in case you have purchased one.


First of all, try using your mobile device with the option of energy saving activated, in this way you can prolong the charge it has. However, in case your device doesn't have the built-in power saving option, you can install apps to save battery.

Furthermore, there are also ways to save battery without installing external applications on your device. Also, keep in mind that you shouldn't let your device get overloaded, that is unplug it when it reaches 100% of carica.


On the other hand, it is very likely that you will have to replace the generic battery you purchased with a new one again. Good, these tend to deteriorate and begin to fail after about a year of use.

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