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Old October 2nd, 2013, 03:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if anyone had any good sites for battery covers. I am currently using a bumper type case which exposes the back of the phone. I was wanting to get some battery doors that I can swap in and out. The phone is stock. Ebay has them, but they're mostly aluminum. I am looking for the plastic type battery door. The aluminum ones, degrade my signal. I know cause I tried one already.

So any good sites?

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Old October 2nd, 2013, 07:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I got a super Mario one from eBay for the same reason as yourself, choice ain't hugely great but there are a few others available like iron man and superman etc

Other option is to stick a picture in the back instead!
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I got a super Mario one from eBay for the same reason as yourself, choice ain't hugely great but there are a few others available like iron man and superman etc

Other option is to stick a picture in the back instead!
Yeah eBay has some, but as you stated not a wide collection.
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If you like bumper cases, check out the Spigen Neo Hybrid. Its a full TPU case with a poly carbonate bumper and it is the best form fitted coolest looking case I've seen. Eliminates the scratched back problem while still looking and feeling awsome. It adds minimal bulk to an already large phone and did I mention it looks really cool?
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If you like bumper cases, check out the Spigen Neo Hybrid. Its a full TPU case with a poly carbonate bumper and it is the best form fitted coolest looking case I've seen. Eliminates the scratched back problem while still looking and feeling awsome. It adds minimal bulk to an already large phone and did I mention it looks really cool?
Already have one, but I wanted to expose the battery door.

It would seem that battery door options are very limited to say the least, with most coming from China.
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This is what I use with a metal bumper case (no signal degradation):
Carbon Fiber Battery Door Back Cover Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 SIV I9500 | eBay
(even though it says it's for the international version I9500, it works just fine with my domestic I337)
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This is what I use with a metal bumper case (no signal degradation). . . .
Do you have a link to the metal bumper case?

If it doesn't have a back, I wonder whether it would work with the official charging back cover.
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YES - For Samsung Galaxy S4 s IV Real Aluminum Metal Bumper Frame CAS3 Screen Guard | eBay
There are two similar looking but completely different metal bumpers. If you get one somewhere else, be sure to get the type with button overlays like this one. Others simply have cutouts that expose the existing buttons (and don't fit as tightly… or so I've heard). This one is snug, and looks like one peice when assembled


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If it doesn't have a back, I wonder whether it would work with the official charging back cover.
It doesn't have a back, but I can't say for sure whether it would be compatible.
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Try SPIGEN I got a white one for my white S4
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I went for a very thin (~0.3 mm) back cover, which has a small 'wrap-around' lip which provides a little protection of the screen at the sides and top edges. This cover slips over the stock back and has a matte finish providing a non-slip grip. I'm able to use my Qi wireless charging setup without removing the cover and the original phone dimensions are changed almost imperceptibly enabling use of standard cases. Bought on eBay for about $4.50.
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I got a super Mario one from eBay for the same reason as yourself, choice ain't hugely great but there are a few others available like iron man and superman etc

Other option is to stick a picture in the back instead!
yes, normally I just search in ebay or amazon.
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Already have one, but I wanted to expose the battery door.

It would seem that battery door options are very limited to say the least, with most coming from China.
I bought mine from TonyYan on Amazon.com. I figured since they were $1.99, 5 bucks for shipping, and came from China Id go ahead and take a wild risk. Glad I did because they shipped in 2 1/2 weeks, the packaging was great, and the battery cover is absolutely stunning. I would highly recommend this particular seller. They have quite a few others besides the Asian flowery ones, so perhaps you might find one or two that you like.

Amazon.com: TONYYAN I9500 Flower Embossed Battery Back Cover Housing For Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 I9505 LTE with gift: Cell Phones & Accessories

Figured since I had such a beautiful battery cover I wanted to show it off while protecting it at the same time so I bought a clear TPU case made and sold by Amazon. Another inexpensive great purchase that I would highly recommend.

Amazon.com: AmazonBasics Protective TPU case for Samsung Galaxy S4 -Frosted Clear: Cell Phones & Accessories

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