Xiaomi Yi Discovery Action Camera is a great camera for its price and is definitely better than 90% of its counterpart in its price range, but the rarity of its replacement battery is a big challenge to its users.
Yi Discovery is a GoPro Hero 7 on budget and can be a great buddy of many casual vloggers but what to do when the one and only stock battery run out of power?
Last month, I purchased a Yi Discovery from Lazada for ₱3,980 ($76). I was amazed at its performance until almost 2 hours when the battery started to give-up. I immediately thought I need at least two extra replacement but after hours of searching online and finding nothing, I was horrified. I found one from Shoppee but was out of stock.
I didn’t give-up so the next morning I started searching again using different keywords other than the most obvious “yi discovery battery”. After sending countless messages to Lazada stores, I got some useful answers that I want to share with you here.
I found at least two stores in Amazon but unfortunately, both sellers doe not ship batteries to the Philippines. So, if you are from the US and trying hard to find a replacement battery for your Yi Discovery action camera, consider the following battery models.
VVHOOY 1350mAh Rechargeable Action Camera Battery and Dual Charger Compatible with YI Discovery 4K Action Camera
APEMAN Action Camera Battery Rechargeable Dual 1350mAh and USB Dual Battery Charger for Sport Camera and 4k Action Camera
If you are from the Philippines or in South East Asia, here are your two options from Lazada
SJCAM 2 Battery with Charger Set – ironically, this also fits SJCAM 4000. My friend has this camera and also looking for battery replacement for months now until we discovered this battery.
KingMa Xiaomi Yi4K Yi4k+ and YiLite Battery 2PCS 800mAh Battery and Dual USB Charger
Do you know any other replacement batteries that would fit with Xiaomi Yi Discovery action camera? Please leave a comment below.
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