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Where to buy a genuine OEM battery for a Galaxy S8

(Topic created on: 01-11-2022 03:13 PM)
phil_bill
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Please advise where I may buy a genuine battery for a Samsung Galaxy s8 mobile.

The battery does not have the capacity it had when new (understandably).

I know the advice will be to leave it with a repair agent but I do not want to incur the cost of having it replaced by such.

I also know I will possibly be advised this is not a customer consumer repair option but I am au fait with the workings involved.

The phone was bought in 2016, still serves me well and I wish to keep it.

Otherwise I will have to replace it with one of the competitively priced Chinese wide range of variants available in such large quantities.

I really do want to hang on to my Samsung.

Please advise.

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SW2
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Any local phone shop will be able to do it. Otherwise book it in with a Samsung shop. They were very reasonable with the watch battery I had to replace due to its age...I did ask a while ago on my wife's S8 plus (brilliant phone!!) But can't remember the price samsung said... my local phone guy did it for about £35 and took about an hour to replace it.
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phil_bill
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Hi SW2

Thank you for your reply.

A Samsung shop quoted £60 to replace the battery.  However, they also advised of motherboard failures in some of these phones in recent months. I have to consider that it may not be sensible to replace the battery at this stage in an old phone, (with all that is entailed, such as outdated OS, apps, no security updates, performance, etc) if a motherboard failure is a potential / likely outcome in the near future.

I guess it will be better to invest that £60 in a more recent model and perform a full backup of my existing data and continue using my S8 until it dies.

Thank you, once again.

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SW2
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Fair point... £35 was worth the risk. Motherboard failure? Not heard about that.. £60 is a bit much so makes sense what you are saying...
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