Mophie is a leader in power cases for the iPhone, and portable batteries, and recently they have been applying their techniques to other major smartphones on the market. Their most recent is the case for the Samsung Galaxy S4, featuring a whooping 2300mAh battery and a case that will hold up well to wear and tear and protect your phone from the occasional drop.
With all battery cases, this will add weight and bulk to the slim and light design of the smartphone. However with the size of the S4, difference seems to be much less noticeable than you might find on iPhones. The case offers a 2300mAh battery, which is smaller than the internal battery of the phone but when needed can offer up to an 80% charge.
The case does seem to offer less protection than that of the Juice Packs for the iPhone, you could feel slightly apprehensive to keep this as your primary and protective case but it shouldn’t be too much of a worry because the case passed the drop test.
The case offers a charge at 1A per hour and can be charged at up to 1.8A per hour. This is pretty standard for most phones to charge at 1A per hour as most portable chargers don’t offer more than that. Like other battery cases this will get warm while charging your phone, this may cause some discomfort if in the pocket while charging but this is perfectly normal.
Overall the Mophie Juice Pack for the Galaxy S4 is a great case that will offer protection, and power on the go. The case allows for simultaneous charging when plugged into a USB wall plug, and you won’t have to remove your phone to sync with your computer. With a stylish look, good protection and nearly double battery life, this is going to be a case anyone can use and appreciate.
You can purchase the Juice Pack for the Galaxy S4 for $99.95 at Mophie.com.