09-18-2014 06:37 AM
I have an original Motorola Electrify (not the "M" or the "2"). The original battery was an HF5X. The only HF5X batteries I can find are on ebay and Amazon and they have pretty much all been duds or cheap ripoffs.
I can find original, unused, packaged BF5X batteries. My question is can I safely use the BF5X battery in the Motorola Electrify? What issues might I encounter using it instead of the HF5X?
And if anyone knows where I can find a truly new HF5X let me know.
09-18-2014 07:22 AM
newegg.com seems to have them.
The link I provided goes to a search page on their site for HF5X. If it doesn't bring you to that page, just search from the home page.
I can't guarantee that these are the real deal, though. Just another place for you to check.
10-15-2014 11:02 AM
First, thanks crystallet for the reply. I had saw those but if you look closely the order is fulfilled by a third party not Newegg direct so I was wary of giving it a try.
I ended up buying the BF5X from BatteriesPlus. Too bad for me though. The battery wouldn't hold a charge for more than a few hours. Ended up buying a battery from Wireless Emporium online. While it does not have the life of the original battery which lasted me for 24-30 hours it is usable. I usually have to re-charge every 18 hours or so now. Wireless Outfitters online also had them and I'm getting about the same results from their batteries.
Bottom line is don't buy the $4.99 versions. They suck. You'll need to pay around $20 to $25 to get the ones from the above sellers which actually have some life to them.
Love my phone but his battery issue is probably going to push me to new Moto X once the price drops on them.