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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 248 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing cases!!!

    Posted
    JohnnyCash
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    I own a Mophie power bank but I wanted to try a power case so I wouldn’t have to carry the power bank everywhere. This case is a game changer. It keeps my iPhone XS Max protected and charged for 2 days without a charge. It’s not as big as some make it out to be. It’s a little heavy but it feels nice in the hand. The only real downside is the price but I got a great deal because Best Buy had 2 open box items for $100 each and I had a $50 gift card so it only cost me $50. I don’t think I can go back to a regular case after having this beast. It does not constantly charge your phone as a lot of YouTube videos seem to think. It fully charges your phone first and then uses the cases battery power, when the case is drained then it will start to use your phones actual battery. This case will prolong the life of your phone’s battery because it is limiting/reducing the number of charging cycles you will do on your phone. Also, plenty of people seem to think that it is constantly charging your phone because the lightning icon is always on but it is not. I reached out to Apple personally to ask this question and the reason the lightning icon is constantly on is because the case is plugged into the phone so the phone recognizes that something is connected but it doesn’t charge all the time which is why this is a smart case. It only charges your phone when it needs to. Amazing case and I have had zero issues so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It’s OK.

    Posted
    bwmays12
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    Probably being generous in giving it 4 stars. Let me start by saying why I gave it 4 stars. It does what it is intended to do, give longer use between charges. It also looks great, has decent grip, charges wirelessly, and shows separately on the notification screen, being an Apple product. What isn’t so great? Well, not sure it is a very protective case. Feels much less protective than a Mophie case. It is always charging, well up to the point there isn’t a charge left. Maybe this is a personal preference, but I would rather turn on the charge as I feel needed. The case charge seems to drain fairly quickly when using the phone. It does feel pretty bulky and heavy as well. Overall, I would recommend it, but it is far from what I expected. Then again, when it comes to cases, Apple does appearance and functionality over protection, so it is what it is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I’m not sure what “smart “ means in this case

    Posted
    Jeffry
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    Overall this is a good product. My primary goal was to find a case where the hard plastic wouldn’t be so slippery. The silicon on this this is really nice and easy to hold. In terms of a smart case I can’t find anywhere with a description of how it optimizes the phone battery or any other type of “smart battery “ features. You charge it and the phone. As soon as you pick it up from the charger, the battery case power is used first then the phone. Basically doubles the time you’d have on your phone. I’m typically using Bluetooth headphones for listening or talking for work. I rarely get to the phone battery. It’s a steep price. I decided on it so I didn’t have to have a separate battery ready to plug into. The all in one solution works well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product

    Posted
    Ksabet
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    I bought this product so I don’t have to carry around a brick all day. Though this case may add some bulk to an already hefty XS Max, it isn’t that much of a difference. With the case on I don’t have to worry about battery life when I’m out for more than 8 hours. Like when I go to University I stay on campus for 7-8 hours and this case keeps my battery at 100%. Another benefit is that once your phone is done charging via the case. The case automatically switches to trickle charging. Unlike other brands which do a continuous charge. That is bad for battery life. Overall, would recommend, although the steep price tag. When you buy Apple, you know you bought good quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Battery Life

    Posted
    chrisdiaz73
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    Don't let the smallish battery fool you! Apple has really built an amazing design electronically with this battery case. While smaller than most battery cases, this battery will last you all rayon its own, THEN you have your internal battery to go. It can easily last 2 days with light usage and still be at 80 or so % with heavy usage throughout the day ... the design is also great with an easy to hold shelf and comfortable feel, as well as I have not had to use a screen protector since it gives great protection from all angles. Wireless charging, lightning charging, this is about all you could ever ask for in a battery case! I love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice case

    Posted
    Steveh552
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    I bought this case at Best Buy and was excited to get it. When I got it home and on the phone, the battery was dead and needed to be charged, no big deal. Let it charge the whole night and woke up to it at 100%. Put it on the phone and literally five seconds later it was down to 95%. Put it on charge and back to 100 in seconds and it would just do this. Called the best buy store and they had no more in stock and told me to go to Apple. The Apple store checked it and replaced it in a matter of minutes, dead cell The new case is working flawlessly. Not sure how protective it will be on a drop but I like having nearly a full extra day of juice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    UM...

    Posted
    JacobEwing
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    Okay so I purchased this case because I didn’t want to have to use a portable charger every time my phone is dying. So besides the fact that this case continuously charges your phone even when it hits 100% is kind of annoying. It fits the phone well, and it doesn’t make it feel or look bulky. the downside I’m having is this case takes hours to charge, but dies incredibly quick. My XS Max doesn’t even make it to 100% before this case dies, and that’s while staying off the phone. I don’t recommend and I don’t see myself repurchasing it anytime soon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must for the XS Max

    Posted
    james0
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    This smart battery case is a must for me given the way that I use my XS Max. Without it, I would drain my battery extremely quickly each day and frequently need to recharge. I find that the Apple’s power and battery specifications tend to overestimate battery life or they assume unrealistically low levels of phone usage, but I may just use my phone way too much. With this case, I’m able to listen to all the podcasts I want, watch YouTube videos or even stream a movie without ever really worrying about my battery life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but works

    Posted
    WhoAmI
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    I ended up trying several other battery cases before committing to this one because it is expensive. It works very well with the iPhone XS Max and supports all accessories at the lightning port that I threw at it. The other ones didn’t support the full functionality of some of the accessories at the lightning port. So this something to keep in mind if it is important to you. As others have mentioned, the only negative is that there is no power switch so you can decide when you want it to charge your iPhone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitely worth the $

    Posted
    Donald
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    As someone that has always used Mophie chargers and cases I first bought the Apple Charging Case with a little trepidation but after using this case and getting two days worth of battery life coupled with iOS software compatibility I can say that the price was worth it! The feel of the case at first was a concern (I always use the leather cases) but that quickly went by the wayside. I use it as my daily case and only have to charge it every two days with standard phone and internet usage. I highly recommend this battery case to any and all!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Highly recommend for travel.

    Posted
    Zayla
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    Wonderful product for travel. Cover does not increase profile of phone very much at all so it fits right in the same pocket of my very small handbag that I use to carry my iphone. When the charger is on the phone you scarcely notice it’s presence. I like the indicator that reports charge status of my phone, watch and charger right on the face of my phone. Using GPS on IPhone eats up battery fast but this battery solves that problem nicely. I recommend this product without reservation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great case for extra battery

    Posted
    Jimmy
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    This is a great case option for adding extra battery life. It never fails you buy a new phone and the battery is great for 4-5 months then it does not last even a day. With this case I can go through a full day of heavy use and still have battery left. The only thing I don’t care for is that my magnetic car mount does not work inside the case and you would think Apple would integrate something in the case. Wireless charging does still work on this case though which is a nice feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome battery case!!

    Posted
    Gmoney
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    I've been using this case for a month now and I love it. Fits like a glove on my SX MAX a bit heavier but you get used to it, a nice grip on the hand. Built like a tank has taken a couple drops from my 3 yr old and nothing. Battery is great I am a heavy user battery will last me about two days no problem. Phone stays nice and cool, speakers sound the same no sound loss!! Would recommend to anyone looking for extra power everyday use it just on trips with no power connection..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It what it is.

    Posted
    Jptsr1
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    Expensive but does what it says it will. I'm a super heavy user and I keep my phone at or near max brightness. Today I intentionally didn't use the wireless charger on my desk to see how long the battery would last. I got 6 hours of near constant web surfing and game playing before the phone switched to the internal battery (don't tell my boss). Wit my usage this case turns my XS Max into an all day phone. I wont need to charge after I take it off the stand in the morning.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good battery case!

    Posted
    Matt
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    Extra battery life makes my phone last 2-3 days per charge The case offers full protection with the only thing unprotected being the screen, this is better protection than the [non battery] Apple cases that leave he bottom exposed. My only complaint is that I know that the case will start peeling like the other Apple silicon cases do. The silicone coating on the plastic frame of the case wears out after a while and chips off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works awesome!

    Posted
    James
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    I am a Mophie buyer. I have purchased 6 Mophie’s and bought one for my iPhone XS Max. Highly disappointed. It only provided me with only 30% power. That’s it. I decided to try the Apple. Works amazing. I use my phone a lot. By 5pm, the charger is still charging. Needless to say I have power well into the evening. I also like the feel of the case. I would definitely recommend this case to anyone who needs a full charge into the evening.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Actually Great

    Posted
    bwmays12
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    At first I wasn’t in love with this case due to the fact that you cannot turn on the charge as needed. However after using for a while, the Apple integration is fantastic!! It gives power as needed, based on usage. Also, shows charge on notification screen. By far the best battery case for the iPhone XS Max!! Sometimes the old saying is true, “You get what you pay for.” Expensive case, but worth it if you want or need extra battery between charges.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ehhhhhhh

    Posted
    tucsonrunner
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    This product works but i had issues with getting the phone to charge wirelessly with the case. I felt you had to position the phone just perfect for the unit to charge. Second if you have extremely large hands then you will have no problems text on this beast because of the screen size and the added Inch or thickness on the back it gave me hand cramps trying to text with one hand. thus i didnt want to make my life difficult for extra juice.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but works well

    Posted
    iET007
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    This a a great iPhone accessory and works very well with your iPhone XS Max. You don’t loose the wireless charging feature of your phone when you use this extended battery and also maintain all features of the lightning port. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said with other cheaper extended batteries. The two disadvantages of this extended battery are high price and the fact that you don’t have a power button to control when it charges your phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great integration but pricey for what it is

    Posted
    Drewser
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    The iOS integration is great (being able to view the case battery status in the battery widget, etc.). The case is easy to hold and less bulky than other battery cases. It does show hand oils constantly. Capacity could be higher, it doesn’t feel like it quite doubles the XS max battery life potential. It is also easily damaged, and I took a small chunk out of the rubber at the perimeter of the screen inexplicably.

    I would recommend this to a friend