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    I have the wireless charging back and a case with no problems. This is the case and this is the back. Wireless charging works beautifully even with the case. I agree that Samsung SHOULD have included it out of the box, however we could be like iPhone users and not even have the option. ;)
     

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    How does that work? Are the buttons lined up perfectly? Does that case fit loosely without the charging cover, and tightly with it? I bought a white phone, and would really like to keep my case white as well. I'll probably grab the charging back soon, and maybe buy a case that I can modify with a dremmel to give a little extra room. I'm pretty sure my Speck case won't fit right.
     
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    Its still surprised me that such a flagship touted phone does not have wireless charging. I saw a review of the Edge and it showed a Wireless charging battery. So they give you the battery NFC charge ability and then shortcut the cast (transfer mechanism)?
     
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    Yes, everything lines up perfectly. It fits pretty snugly. I haven't tried it without the charging cover. I'm not sure if there is a white one or not, but I don't remember seeing one. The colors that I remember are pink, mint, black and grey. I think there are other colors though.

    You shouldn't need to modify anything to get this case to work and fit perfectly with the wireless charging back.

    I really like the grip on the sides and back of the case too. I'll attach photos later tonight.
     
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    I just looked up the specs on that cover...certainly its not an inch tall....??

    Product Dimensions: 6 x 3.5 x 1 inches
     
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    Maybe the product box...certainly not the cover. My Note 4 in a case is like 3.25" wide, so there's no way the cover is 3.5" wide. I may order one anyway as I really want wireless charging. I'm just not sure I can use it until I come up with a case solution I'm happy with.

    Do you by chance have calipers? Can you give us a thickness reading with the standard and QI covers so we can determine how much deeper it is? I'm talking overall thickness (screen to back cover), not just the thickness of the cover. We can subtract to determine the exact thickness difference. The concavity may make it difficult to accurately measure the thickness of the covers.
     
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    I don't have calipers. Sorry.
     
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    [QUOTE="Palmetto Fellow, post: 6810148, member: 270966"
    Do you by chance have calipers? Can you give us a thickness reading with the standard and QI covers so we can determine how much deeper it is? I'm talking overall thickness (screen to back cover), not just the thickness of the cover. We can subtract to determine the exact thickness difference. The concavity may make it difficult to accurately measure the thickness of the covers.[/QUOTE]

    It (The OEM QI Charging Battery Cover) is .060" wider than the non-charging back.
     
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    That's terrible, can see why new users might want to look at an iPhone, there's only one ecosystem to deal with. Samsungs here only have one ecosystem, Samsung, mainly because there's no Google, and carriers don't bloat them out, because what they supply are unsubsidised and unlocked. Pay full prices, no contract commitment.
     
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    Should be....."passing on it after I SAW how loaded it was...."


    (Offered as a friendly correction, no offense intended. :)
     
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    Can't put apps on SD and Lollipop will take 20% more of the internal storage we have now.
     
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    Not getting the bloat concerns since most can be disabled and only takes up about 150mb of storage. Lollipop will take away a LOT more than that for everyone.

    If we could not disable the stuff, then I would get it.
     
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    Many cannot be disabled. The newest one, Evernote, being one of them. Quick Connect, Knox, Music, Scrapbook....
     
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    And the stock browser!! There was a time when you could disable the stock browser and just use Chrome. Not anymore.
     
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    I can put apps on my SD.

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    I knew this was coming ;)
    I never have rooted, and since my phone is a company phone, it's IT's policy that we aren't allowed to root.

    Anyhow, I've noticed, that when this happens, sometimes I'm guessing the pull down notification bar is vulnerable and being triggered by me walking or something because there are times when I'll pull my phone out of my pocket, and a bunch of stuff has occured while the phone was in my pocket. an email has been composed with a bunch of crazyness, though luckily nothing ever got sent. Another time many device settings got changed, such as my time zone, and a few of the quick settings got toggled. Luckily I've never pocket dialed anyone!

    The only way I can get around this is if I switch from basic swipe to unlock to using a pin or pattern, but then I can't unlock my phone as quickly as a swipe :thinking:

    Yeah, I know. I have issues LOL
     
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    The issue isn't if things can be moved to the SD Card.

    It's HOW MUCH data you can actually recover by moving them. In many cases, not much.

    Especially for apps that have huge data packs that cannot be moved to the SD Card, or build up large caches on the internal storage.
     
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    Enough of it cannot be disabled.
    You're getting app sizes from App Info on disabled app, which is totally inaccurate and shouldn't be used as a reference.
    Apply any MINOR update to any of those preloads and the device will then give you the true app size.

    S Health is a 40MB+ install.

    Amazon Kindle is like a 30MB install.

    Amazon's Flagship app is like a 30MB install.

    Verizon Messages+ is like a 70MB+ install.

    There is a ton of preloads on this phone. If you seriously think it only takes up 150 MB of storage than either you find most of it useful, or you're using a totally incorrect reference (like App Info on disabled Preloads) to derive at that number.

    And that's not even counting the amount of extra code in the phone to tie services into various stock apps, etc.
    There is too much stuff on the device that doesn't need to be there.

    It's not an issue that is new to Samsung (Galaxy S4 anyone?) and it's not an issue that Samsung (or Verizon, for that matter) isn't totally aware of. They just. don't. care.

    Disabling dozens of app should not be a prerequisite to a decent user experience on a smartphone... Some of these apps run background services have an impact on device performance and battery endurance. It's not an issue I can personally ignore.

    And I have another Android phone, so I didn't feel some overwhelming compelling reason to settle for that stuff.
     
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    One's definition of "decent" may differ from another's. If a lack of bloat is a requirement for you to have a "decent experience", get a rootable phone, or iPhone. Or try another carrier who bloats less.

    It's probably easier to redefine your personal definition of "decent experience" than it is to convince them to change the devices.
     
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    I have an idea for the carriers and Samsung. If you want people to use your apps make them awesome. Then you want have to force them on anyone. They're doing it wrong.
     
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    The default messenger app doesn't play any alert tone after its opened forcing you to constantly look at the screen to see if your text partner has replied.
     
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    That I frequently open an app when I intended to hit the return key
     
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    Thread cleaned. If your likes and desires don't line up with another members, that does not make them wrong.:)

    I know it's new forum software, but the report button still works.;)
     
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    App drawer, no googlemarks, no way to diable the health app, it asks me every 2 hrs to walk a walk. I do, but without my phone, no 3x3 contact widget. I amsure there are a few more
     

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