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Transparent Battery Door - Review and Pictures

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By hicough, Junior Member on 21st February 2012, 04:33 AM
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Exactly two weeks ago, I purchased this black transparent battery door:
http://www.akadigi.com/clear-battery...000-p-739.html

It is for the Samsung Galaxy S 19000 and cost $9.

I got it as I was finding a replacement for the stock one as it had developed cracks on two sides of the battery door.

Today the package arrived and I have a mixed mind about it.

Gallery:
http://imgur.com/a/UiAQC

Pros -
  • It's certainly lighter
  • Because it is not as snug as stock, it vibrates louder lol
  • It looks really good
  • It's $9

Cons -
  • It's not as snug (literally half a mm too big on all sides)
  • Not as strong
  • Oil and finger prints mark easily
  • The edges are sharp, while stock is well sanded down
  • When you grip the whole phone, the back moves a bit

I think I'll probably use it for a week, then switch back to stock. We'll see

Nearly up to 10 posts!
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21st February 2012, 07:20 AM |#2  
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I attempted to buy one a way back from ebay, but the transaction was cancelled as the seller suggested that this was made for the korean sgs, and it wouldnt fit my phone because of the antenna hole on the korean sgs.
21st February 2012, 01:43 PM |#3  
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I attempted to buy one a way back from ebay, but the transaction was cancelled as the seller suggested that this was made for the korean sgs, and it wouldnt fit my phone because of the antenna hole on the korean sgs.

I don't think that's correct. :/
26th February 2012, 10:43 PM |#4  
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Did you noticed better network signal quality with the transparent back cover?

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27th February 2012, 05:03 PM |#5  
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It looks wonderful

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28th February 2012, 09:47 AM |#6  
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Thanks for sharing... looks really interessting
28th February 2012, 10:45 AM |#7  
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Did you noticed better network signal quality with the transparent back cover?

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That would be highly unlikely.


Nice look, it takes me back to the transparent game-boys
29th February 2012, 05:23 AM |#8  
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Did you noticed better network signal quality with the transparent back cover?

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No not at all unfortunately. That being said, 3g where I am is way too unstable to really notice.
29th February 2012, 06:51 AM |#9  
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looks cool, i like it.
5th March 2012, 02:53 PM |#10  
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Does it exist only in "transparent black" color?

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Does it exist only in "transparent black" color?

It also comes in a lot of other colours from a few websites - transparent orange, pink, blue, (probably more) for the same price.

I picked black because I have a lot of black things and others may look a bit tacky, also if the internals of the phone were white the colours would look amazing but as they're not there's the potential for them to be washed out.

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