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LifeCHARGE - Battery Case for Samsung Galaxy S 4 Cell Phones - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good if you don't need to sync

    Posted
    Zylandros
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Overall the charger does what is says. I can go close to 48 hours without a charge under normal use. The case does add a little size to the phone but, that's to be expected. The case itself allows access to all ports and feels nice in the hand. It is slightly rubberized, meaning it is not slick feeling when you hold it. As with any case, it does take away from the speaker but only slightly as Ontrion did put a cutout in the back for the speaker. I would not test its ability to absorb an impact. The case is more designed to protect the corners and back from scrapes and scratches. The one major flaw and this is a show stopper for me, is the inability to sync using the data cable while the phone is in the case. I spoke with Ontrion tech support and they acknowledge that the phone is unable to sync while in the case. Unfortunately, because I sync so frequently and removing the case is a hassle, I will be returning the case. If syncing via cable is no big deal, then the case is a far better option than carrying spare batteries. If not, definitely go the battery route. Also, I would not pay 69.99 for the case because of this one flaw. OEM batteries are far cheaper. If you can pick the case up for a price point south of $30 then it's worth it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Charges phone fine, but fails when being charged

    Posted
    BlackFridayShopper

    I purchased this battery case for my Samsung Galaxy S4 while on sale during the holidays. First, it does provide some extra power and is useful while on the road when charging from an outlet is unavailable or inconvenient. However, I've had problems charging the case while hooked up to the phone. Unlike what the manufacturers say, when the battery case is installed the phone will NOT charge while a USB charger plugged in. Every few minutes the phone will get a touch of charge, but will then immediately disconnect. Because you can't turn on the battery case while charging, my phone will actually LOSE charge while hooked up to a USB charger. Because the charging starts & stops, an annoying side effect is the phone will make the charging sound every 5 minutes, making it impossible to sleep. To prevent this, I have to manually remove the battery case (which stresses the USB port) and charge my phone & battery case separately. Very inconvenient. .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for emergency backup power

    Posted
    Anon135
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Good sale price for a backup battery. It also can be used as a protective case. My S4 fits easily into and out of the case. Its heavy, weighs more than the S4, but workable. The bad part is it can only power up the S4 to ~75%. Even when the backup battery is at full charge. Still, it's better than no power at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

    Posted
    badluckbruisy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    My phone always dies and this was the perfect solution for the price. Not super bulky like other cases.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great for charging a dead phone for a quick call

    Posted
    cessna007
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It works as a back up only and will only give about 10% charge but enough for a call. Been helpful on few occasions.

    I would recommend this to a friend