My Trendy Phone got in contact to offer us the chance to review something from their wide range of phone and tablet accessories and cases. One thing that Hubby had been looking at getting for a while now was a battery case for his Samsung S4. Like all smart phones, the battery life on his phone doesn’t last as long as it should and doesn’t usually get him through a whole day at work – I can relate to this as my iPhone battery generally needs charging overnight and again half way through the day!
We asked to review the External Battery Case and it arrived within a couple of days. The External Battery case fits onto the Samsung S4 like a normal cover with a connector built in. It fits securely onto Samsung S4 and has a nice soft grippable texture. The External Battery Case does feel slightly thicker than a normal cover but this is to be expected as it incorporates an extra phone power pack. The External Battery Case also has a built in fold out stand which is a great useful addition.
The External Battery Case gives Hubby and extra 40% battery life but it does take over an hour and a half to charge. He also finds the battery case affects the weight distribution of the phone meaning that the bottom is heavier than it should be, this makes it awkward to hold let alone type on or surf the internet.
Due to the distorted weight of the Battery Case this will probably be something that Hubby only uses when he really needs to – When he won’t be near a plug point or car charger for an extended period of time and it won’t be something he has on his phone permanently as it effects the use of the phone too much to put up with long term. In theory this is a great product but it isn’t as user friendly as we would have liked.
Disclosure: We were sent the above product for the purpose of this review however all opinions are our own.