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Ugh, i just cant decide between the UAG and the Neo Hybrid. The neo hybrid looks nice, but too much like an iTurd. I like the rugged look of the UAG as well and it doesnt look like an iTurd, but just doesnt look as sleek as the Neo Hybrid.

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I have the Neo Hybrid in Silver on my White phone with the Spigen Glas.t.r case.

LOVE THE LOOK. Seriously... love it. But holding it is killing my pinkie. I hold my phone and balance it on the bottom edge with my pinkie. The cut out for the charger is killing it. I've tried to make myself readjust, but I think I've resigned myself to the fact that I need to try something else.


Anyone want to by an almost new Neo Hybrid in Silver? Ugh!

Suggestions for something similar with a rubber bottom?
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Found an incipio at the VZW store today.

It was stickered at $29.99, rang up at $24.99, and I got my corp 25% for a cheap case today. It's got the inner soft rubber that's grey, then hard shell that's white.

Decided to do a mod to it really quick, too...


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Found an incipio at the VZW store today.

It was stickered at $29.99, rang up at $24.99, and I got my corp 25% for a cheap case today. It's got the inner soft rubber that's grey, then hard shell that's white.

Decided to do a mod to it really quick, too...


Is the hardshell slick or have a rubbery feel to it?
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Is the hardshell slick or have a rubbery feel to it?

It's inbetween, speck cases for other phones like the note 2 feel uber slick, this is not as slick, and won't scratch and show like a shiny case.

It's not hard, but it's not as rubbery as the internal grey stuff which is uber rubbery. I hope my terms are good enough, lulz. Just get to a VZW corp store and check it out, but even the manager took like 20 minutes trying to find them, but they were on an opposite side retail display for some reason, lulz.

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Found an incipio at the VZW store today.

It was stickered at $29.99, rang up at $24.99, and I got my corp 25% for a cheap case today. It's got the inner soft rubber that's grey, then hard shell that's white.

Decided to do a mod to it really quick, too...


Ok, so what does Бyht kиcok mean? Google translator couldn't come up with anything and now I'm curious!
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What cases do you guys use, and what case in the market do you think is the best?
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Currently, I am not using any case on my S4. However, I have been considering buying the S View Cover but it is quite costly.
 
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I have a slim armor on mine now but just ordered an Otterbox commuter. The slim armor is nice but the cutout for the micro USB is uncomfortable on my pinkie when I hold it one handed and the Otterbox has a rubber plug that fills the gap.
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Ok, so what does Бyht kиcok mean? Google translator couldn't come up with anything and now I'm curious!
It's a Russian girl band that made headlines everywhere. That's about all I'm going to say, as the translation may not be safe for everyone. But everyone that has heard the story, knows the face, and the word free, one of the other words is riot
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I'm enjoying the OtterBox, using it without the clip. No worries about scratching the phone and it really doesnt add enough bulk to make it feel big.
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It's a Russian girl band that made headlines everywhere. That's about all I'm going to say, as the translation may not be safe for everyone. But everyone that has heard the story, knows the face, and the word free, one of the other words is riot
Ah yes, I know exactly what you're talking about!
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For what it's worth: I bought this case from Amazon a couple days ago. It is called LUVVITT® HYBRID Transparent Case / Cover for Samsung Galaxy S4. Looks nearly identical to the Poetic case. The price was right and the fit and quality is remarkably excellent. I am very pleased with the purchase.

I also added a red Spigen "jelly bean" to my button. Little color accent looks nice.
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Does anyone here have the Otterbox Defender case?
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I had the Defender on a Note 2. I didn't like it as it was too large and clunky, the power button was extremely hard to push and the effort required to push it caused the case to flex and make creaking sounds. Also I didn't care for the built-in screen protector that, while well designed and executed, still left me with a double touch feeling that was disconcerting.

I'm curious if the OBD on the GS4 has the same issues?
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My buttons on the Slim Armor work fine too. I just don't like the color. I got metal slate. It looked like a dark teal in pics. ... but is more of a dark gray black. Boring. I need to find something more interesting.
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Does anyone here have the Otterbox Defender case?
I'm using this case. I work in a severe environment so I need all the protection I can get plus I like the belt clip. I read the issue about the screen protector but I haven't noticed any problem at all. The power button is hard to press, but I use the home button to turn the screen on and use a "Screen Off" widget to turn it off. So the only time I press the power button is to turn the phone completely off or on. Plus the belt clip can act as a kickstand (I do a lot of reading using the Kindle app).

Overall, I like the case as it gives good protection. It is bulky and turns the sleek GS4 into something a little thicker and boxier.
But solid protection comes at a price. There are plenty of sleeker cases out there but if you are looking for durability and protection, then the Defender is a good option.
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I'm using this case. I work in a severe environment so I need all the protection I can get plus I like the belt clip. I read the issue about the screen protector but I haven't noticed any problem at all. The power button is hard to press, but I use the home button to turn the screen on and use a "Screen Off" widget to turn it off. So the only time I press the power button is to turn the phone completely off or on. Plus the belt clip can act as a kickstand (I do a lot of reading using the Kindle app).

Overall, I like the case as it gives good protection. It is bulky and turns the sleek GS4 into something a little thicker and boxier.
But solid protection comes at a price. There are plenty of sleeker cases out there but if you are looking for durability and protection, then the Defender is a good option.
I just ordered the Otterbox Defender a few hours ago. Like you, I work out in the field in extreme conditions and I need my phone to be protected. I also have the Platinum case which is great because it keeps the slim feel of the S4 and I also have the Spigen Neo Hybrid which is very nice, but it makes the phone feel way to wide. Since I got the Otterbox I will be returning the Platinum case.
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I picked up a knock off S view from eBay for £5.99 to use until I decide on my permanent cover/case. Looks the part but the material on the flap is quite poor and it has started to come away already.

Just a word of warning, you get what you pay for
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I got the Spigen Slim Armor in black and i think it's an excellent case.

A couple things I noticed are the power/volume buttons are a little hard to press (like others have reported), but that appears to be becoming easier as the case is "broken in" so to speak. The more I exercise and use the buttons, they are becoming easier to press.

The only other thing is the gloss black hard plastic shell doesn't sit perfectly flush with the TPU inner layer. What I mean by this is I run my finger from the top of the case on the TPU layer, down towards the bottom and when my finger transitions to the gloss black plastic layer I can feel a very slight raised edge. Meaning the hard plastic layer is very slightly sticking up higher than the TPU layer. It's very minimal and isn't a big deal at all. I also notice the same on the bottom seam, although it isn't as pronounced as on the top seam.

Curious what others cases are like? Does anyone else feel this slight raised edge feel, or is it perfectly smooth/flush?

Note the seam fits perfectly, no gaps between the 2 pieces whatsover. I'm only talking about the hard plastic layer sticking out a hair past the TPU layer.
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I'm using a Case•Mate Barely There hard cover, its got a sort of lite rubbery grippy feel and gives my GS4 a "stealthy" look as I've got a Black Mist one, here are some pics, got it for R219 (around $27) and I'm very happy with it:




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Thumbs up Urban Armor Gear Case (UAG)

I haven't seen anyone post any pics or talk a whole lot about the UAG Cases,
so I thought I'd post a few quick pics and give my opinion.

I got mine over the weekend and couldn't be happier with it.
It fits like a glove, and the build quality of this case is great!
I like how this Hybrid Style Case is a one solid piece that you don't have to mess with layering or worrying about something coming undone or popping off. I personally hate that really cheap feeling, soft silicone wrap that alot of the manufacturers use. That stuff wears and stretches over time like an old sock, and is nothing but a filthy LINT MAGNET imo. This case isn't like that at all.

It feels very solid in the hand, all buttons are still very easy to push, and all openings for the ports are large enough to accommodate your plugs.
I also think that the separation of flash and camera holes was a great idea to avoid glare, and like the added depth to them so you don't have to worry so much about the lens getting scratched. I kind of wish the lip around the screen was a bit thicker, but I think thats just me being a little nit-picky. The lip is very solid and not flimsy at all.

The best part about this case to me is how thin it keeps the GS4,
while still being a solid enough build to provide good protection for the moderate user. If I were going for a rigorous outing somewhere, I would probably feel better with a Ballistic SG Maxx on my phone...
but for most users that don't abuse the hell out of their devices this UAG Case should do just fine.....
At least it will for me.
and if I really don't want to have to worry about things in an outdoor element situation, I'll just take my G'Zone Commando instead!

Another thing I should mention about this case is the texture.
When you look at the pictures on UAG's website, this case looks very smooth and slick. I was pleasantly surprised to see that this wasn't the way it actually is. I'm not gonna BS anyone and say this case has awesome textured grip because it doesn't....but it's not as slippery as it looks in their pictures. My pics are more accurate. Your welcome UAG!

Last but not least.
UAG doesn't make holsters for these cases, at least not yet.
So I have a real treat for you all.....
I bought this crappy a$$ case on ebay while I was waiting for my GS4 to arrive. I just wanted to have something to slap on it until I figured out which case I really wanted to invest in.
The case itself is just like I said...Crappy.
BUT it comes with a Belt Clip Holster that is actually built Very Well.
It just so happens that the GS4 wrapped in the UAG Case fits PERFECTLY inside this Holster!!! (SCREEN FACING INWARD ONLY THOUGH)
Hope this helps someone else, heres the link:
Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 Black Case Cover Belt Clip Holster Stand Screen Film | eBay
I bought the kind that came with a screen protector, if you don't care about that, you can save a few more dollars if you look around.
Either way...not bad at all for a good holster that fits with the UAG!
IF ANYONE FINDS A HOLSTER THAT FITS WITH THE UAG CASE WHERE THE SCREEN FACES OUTWARDS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!
I'M ALSO TRYING TO FIND A CHARGING DOCK THAT WILL WORK WITH THE UAG CASE.

I personally don't wear a belt clip holster,
but needed one for the hook in my Jeep to attach my GS4 to.
This works great!










AND HERE IS A PIC TO SHOW HOW LITTLE SIZE THE UAG CASE ADDS TO THE GS4.

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So how good are these cases?

Dropped mine in the incipio I posted earlier from about 5 feet onto my hardwood floors on accident.

WOW, talk about a freaky feeling on a brand new phone

Looked at it and it had lines all over the front... oh wait those were some dog hairs that stuck stuck to the front of the phone.

incipio (dual something or other) from VZW saved the day! Zero damage at all! Awesome!
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I like the otterbox defender.

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Just bought the S View Cover a few days back. It was amazing with the small screen because I can answer phone calls and check the time without wasting so much battery power. It can also auto unlock and auto lock just by opening and closing respectively. The only disadvantage is that it only protects the screen and not the sides of the phone. The cover is also very expensive (SGD 78) especially for a student like me who is only in secondary school (or high school).

Overall, I would say that it is a very innovative and cool cover. However, if you are looking for a case that protects your phone, the S View Cover is not for you especially with that heavy price tag it carries.
 
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Is it just me, or do pictures of the phone with the screen on keep looking like dummy models with a sticker for the screen? I know that they aren't. I guess the pixel density and screen quality is good enough to look like paper? lol.
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I haven't seen anyone post any pics or talk a whole lot about the UAG Cases,
so I thought I'd post a few quick pics and give my opinion.

I got mine over the weekend and couldn't be happier with it.
It fits like a glove, and the build quality of this case is great!
I like how this Hybrid Style Case is a one solid piece that you don't have to mess with layering or worrying about something coming undone or popping off. I personally hate that really cheap feeling, soft silicone wrap that alot of the manufacturers use. That stuff wears and stretches over time like an old sock, and is nothing but a filthy LINT MAGNET imo. This case isn't like that at all.

It feels very solid in the hand, all buttons are still very easy to push, and all openings for the ports are large enough to accommodate your plugs.
I also think that the separation of flash and camera holes was a great idea to avoid glare, and like the added depth to them so you don't have to worry so much about the lens getting scratched. I kind of wish the lip around the screen was a bit thicker, but I think thats just me being a little nit-picky. The lip is very solid and not flimsy at all.

The best part about this case to me is how thin it keeps the GS4,
while still being a solid enough build to provide good protection for the moderate user. If I were going for a rigorous outing somewhere, I would probably feel better with a Ballistic SG Maxx on my phone...
but for most users that don't abuse the hell out of their devices this UAG Case should do just fine.....
At least it will for me.
and if I really don't want to have to worry about things in an outdoor element situation, I'll just take my G'Zone Commando instead!

Another thing I should mention about this case is the texture.
When you look at the pictures on UAG's website, this case looks very smooth and slick. I was pleasantly surprised to see that this wasn't the way it actually is. I'm not gonna BS anyone and say this case has awesome textured grip because it doesn't....but it's not as slippery as it looks in their pictures. My pics are more accurate. Your welcome UAG!

Last but not least.
UAG doesn't make holsters for these cases, at least not yet.
So I have a real treat for you all.....
I bought this crappy a$$ case on ebay while I was waiting for my GS4 to arrive. I just wanted to have something to slap on it until I figured out which case I really wanted to invest in.
The case itself is just like I said...Crappy.
BUT it comes with a Belt Clip Holster that is actually built Very Well.
It just so happens that the GS4 wrapped in the UAG Case fits PERFECTLY inside this Holster!!! (SCREEN FACING INWARD ONLY THOUGH)
Hope this helps someone else, heres the link:
Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 Black Case Cover Belt Clip Holster Stand Screen Film | eBay
I bought the kind that came with a screen protector, if you don't care about that, you can save a few more dollars if you look around.
Either way...not bad at all for a good holster that fits with the UAG!
IF ANYONE FINDS A HOLSTER THAT FITS WITH THE UAG CASE WHERE THE SCREEN FACES OUTWARDS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!
I'M ALSO TRYING TO FIND A CHARGING DOCK THAT WILL WORK WITH THE UAG CASE.

I personally don't wear a belt clip holster,
but needed one for the hook in my Jeep to attach my GS4 to.
This works great!










AND HERE IS A PIC TO SHOW HOW LITTLE SIZE THE UAG CASE ADDS TO THE GS4.


I love UAG cases. Had the white, navy, olive and orange for my S3. For my S4 I currently have white with navy and orange cases on there way.

Thinking about getting a UAG case for my iPad mini too.
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I love UAG cases. Had the white, navy, olive and orange for my S3. For my S4 I currently have white with navy and orange cases on there way.

Thinking about getting a UAG case for my iPad mini too.
Does the white have the same kind of back that shows up in my pictures, or is it slick looking like in the stock UAG pictures? I'd also like to know the same about the Orange as well when you get it.
Good pictures of both would be nice.
(Both with a flash and without a flash)
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Love the UAG case. I have the Aero, but I may buy the white one just to have another color. Awesome case.
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Does the white have the same kind of back that shows up in my pictures, or is it slick looking like in the stock UAG pictures? I'd also like to know the same about the Orange as well when you get it.
Good pictures of both would be nice.
(Both with a flash and without a flash)
Yes, it has that "grainy" feel to it. It is NOT smooth. I actually like the "grainy" feel. I will report back with the orange and navy one's when they arrive.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 05:03 PM   #233 (permalink)
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Yes, it has that "grainy" feel to it. It is NOT smooth. I actually like the "grainy" feel. I will report back with the orange and navy one's when they arrive.
I like the grainy feel as well.
Glad they're not slick how they look in the stock photos.
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I like the grainy feel as well.
Glad they're not slick how they look in the stock photos.
It's probably just TPU.

Oh yeah: thermoplastic polyurethane
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Got my Seidio with the kickstand today from Amazon...only $23 and you can show it to Best Buy and they could price match so you don't have to pay that extra $30 for it.

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I love the look of the s view cover and want one really bad. I refuse to spend 60 bucks on a phone case though, and being 60 dollars puts it out of range for the 50% registration coupon.

I plan on buying on off a third party supplier, I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations of where to buy it from? I see them online for 35 but am scared of getting a cheap knock off.

Thank You so much. I'm a noob to the site.
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I just got my Otterbox Defender in today. This case definitely deserves it's name by the feel and structure of it. I'm not a fan of the buttons, but I can deal with it. The case does make the phone feel bulkier, but I mainly bought this case for work anyway. Overall the Otterbox case is top notch if you're looking to protect your phone 100%.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 05:28 PM   #237 (permalink)
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Does the white have the same kind of back that shows up in my pictures, or is it slick looking like in the stock UAG pictures? I'd also like to know the same about the Orange as well when you get it.
Good pictures of both would be nice.
(Both with a flash and without a flash)
The orange looks the same as the black in regards to the textured feeling. I can't seem to get a good picture though.
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The orange looks the same as the black in regards to the textured feeling. I can't seem to get a good picture though.
Thanks for the info. I might get another color for back up then.
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Bought a black matte TPU cover by Caseology off Amazon for $9 shipped. Does the job and is very low profile, but I can't help but prefer the phone naked in my hand! I absolutely hate added bulk despite the low profile of the case. Conflicted...
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Seriously considering picking up an S4 today and wondering if there are any waterproof options available/on the way. I greatly prefer android to iphone, but their accessories are just so much better. If there were a Lifeproof case available for the S4, it would be a no brainer but considering they still haven't managed to get their version for the S3 out, I feel I am going to have to look elsewhere. This is a capability I need, especially in the summer months. I don't want to go the iphone route, but it may be the only option for a waterproof device on Verizon.

I've also read about the S4 Active variant that will be waterproof from the factory, but I highly doubt we will ever see a CDMA/LTE version.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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What do you think about this cases that bring a battery inside?

I want to buy one but I'm concern if they don't reduce the lifetime of the one inside of the phone, once that they are allways connect. Or not. Anyone knows how they work?

Witch one would be better to chouse once that we have btw 3000mah and 3000mah?
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I'm seeing kudos from several reviewers around.. especially those for the S4.

Here's just one: Best Battery Cases for Samsung Galaxy S4

My device has good battery life and is not in need of such a case, but I think it's a brilliant idea for devices with short battery life as a known issue.
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Not necessarily what you were after but those cases tend to be quite bulky and expensive, while cheap ones are available on eBay, they will be crap, guaranteed! A better option if your worried about the battery life would be something like this:

Anker® 2 x 2600mAh Li-ion Batteries for Samsung Galaxy S4, GT-I9505 with S Beam + Anker® Travel Charger [18-Month Warranty]:Amazon:Computers & Accessories

IKnow they have the same thing available in America, reliable batteries and fit as a stock replacement so not adding unnecessary bulk that those cases add and it would triple battery life! Or double if you just carry one spare!
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Seriously considering picking up an S4 today and wondering if there are any waterproof options available/on the way.

Hi ImNotNew Welcome to the forums .. unless you're not new I guess.

I merged your thread with the case thread.
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Hi ImNotNew Welcome to the forums .. unless you're not new I guess.

I merged your thread with the case thread.
Thanks for the merge, the obex looks like the right solution. Galaxy S4, here I come!

And no, I'm definitely not new, just haven't been active in quite awhile. I used to wear green around here too.
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And no, I'm definitely not new, just haven't been active in quite awhile. I used to wear green around here too.

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I think I found one of the above a bit cheaper. Check this one out. I'm starting to lean towards a vertical case myself, if the GS4/case will fit it properly.
V078 Large Oversize Samsung Galaxy S4 Vertical Phone Case Pouch Rotating Clip | eBay
I picked up a Seidio Active case for the GS4 the other day. It fits nicely in the above holster, a bit more snug than the Speck CandyShell.

I still haven't found case Nirvana yet. I would like to try the Speck CandyShell Grip case, but don't want to pay $35 for it.

Honestly, I'm kinda leaning towards the Speck CandyShell and/or Grip as my fav thus far. It has really started to grow on me. I like the Seidio Active, but find the buttons are almost too sensitive, if such a thing is possible. I just wish the CandyShell weren't so slippery on the back and sides. Maybe the Grip will be the perfect option for me.
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I just got my white/black Neo Hybrid today and I really LOVE it!!! It feels really good in hand and not slippery at all!! Only thing I don't really like is that the cutout for the charger port isn't a little bigger so now most of my chargers(I still use some of my older chargers from my Blackberry and Moto's) don't fit. Not the end of the world but it makes things a little less convenient. Still love the case overall though!!!
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I have bought lots of batteries on eBay and most (but not all) have been fine.

I bought a spare battery for my S2 for about £3 and, while it wasn't quite as good as the stock battery, it worked well and lasted the two years I kept the phone.

I have just bought another two spare batteries and a charger also on eBay for the grand sum of £12 and again, they seem to work fine.

You are taking a small risk with eBay batteries, but they are so cheap that it's a risk worth taking.

I do agree with sntaylor though. Spare batteries are a far better way of extending battery life than those horrid extended batteries or battery cases. They are hideous.
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