What is the one thing that haunts every smartphone user? Battery life. Yes things improve, but screen sizes increase, our apps increase, and we just really love playing with our phones all day long. Mophie have the answer!
What is it?
The Mophie Juice Pack for S4 (like all other juice packs by Mophie) is a case that packs in a battery. Yes, you have a case that is ready to give you extra battery power for your S4.
It couldn’t get any easier. Slide in your Samsung Galaxy S4 into the case, such that the micro-USB connector at the bottom of the case plugs into the micro-USB on your phone. Once in, clip on the top of the case, and off you go.
What if I want to charge my phone, or connect my computer to the phone?
The case comes with a micro-USB port at the bottom. The beauty is that every time you connect this to a USB charger or computer, both your phone and case will charge. Hence every time you take away your phone from a charger, your case would be fully charged too.
How do I control the charge? I don’t want my phone’s battery on charge all the time!
Oh, it is quite simple, really. The case comes with a little flick switch at the back which allows you to turn this off and on.
How will I know about the charge in the case?
With the flick switch are four LEDs, allowing you to see how much charge is left.
How much more life will I get out?
They rate it at 80%. We have tried it with our phone between 20-30%, and found that it works pretty well.
So, what is the catch?
There isn’t much to be honest. Yes, there is an extra 130 grams to carry, and your phone gains a bit of width and height, but not too much. Obviously, the S4 is not the smallest of devices, so this may or may not work for everyone.
What about the case?
Ah yes, the case itself is quite good. Very solid and tough, giving you ample protection from scratches, drops, etc. It also has ports for your camera, and other peripherals. It has specially designed buttons which go on top of your power and volume keys. All in all, the case itself is quite good, but as expected, it adds a bit of bulk.
Will it work with any other phone?
No. This particular one is designed for Samsung Galaxy S4, though Mophie make juice packs for other phones too.
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Where do I get it from?
The mophie juice pack for Samsung Galaxy S4 is available exclusively from Carphone Warehouse, at £69.99, followed by its launch everywhere else in the UK.
It is a no-brainer really. You can either carry battery packs with you while you go around, or you give your phone a case that not only protects it, but also gives it extra life.