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Default How comfortable is it to carry the Note with an extended battery?

I have read several reviews of extended batteries for the Note. So putting the tech specs aside, how comfortable is it to carry around the already big Note with an extended battery case? Are there any brands that are better than others in this regard?

I currently carry around an extra battery, but I always forget to charge the extra battery on days when I end up swapping them out. I was thinking about purchasing an extended battery/case, but I don't want to be carrying around a brick either. I spend a lot of time traveling where Iike to have my phone easily accesible in my front pants pocket.
 
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I have read several reviews of extended batteries for the Note. So putting the tech specs aside, how comfortable is it to carry around the already big Note with an extended battery case? Are there any brands that are better than others in this regard?

I currently carry around an extra battery, but I always forget to charge the extra battery on days when I end up swapping them out. I was thinking about purchasing an extended battery/case, but I don't want to be carrying around a brick either. I spend a lot of time traveling where Iike to have my phone easily accesible in my front pants pocket.
I find pros and cons. The extended battery does make it easier to grip. But of course its harder to put in a pocket.

I use one all the time.

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I carry my phone in my front pants pocket without issue. It's s little tight in some jeans with smaller pockets, but overall it works just fine with extended battery. Biggest issue I've had is lack of a case so while I drop it rarely, when I do it comes apart into three pieces(phone, battery, back case)

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I carry my phone in my front pants pocket without issue. It's s little tight in some jeans with smaller pockets, but overall it works just fine with extended battery. Biggest issue I've had is lack of a case so while I drop it rarely, when I do it comes apart into three pieces(phone, battery, back case)

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I sell Honda's...with grueling schedule... and smart phone dependent, it carries well...I put white grip tape in a pattern...looks & feels good. Works well in front pocket, too!

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I think it's fine. Because the phone is already big, the extra "hump" is not too hard to get used to.

I got a metal bumper case to work with the extended battery. I posted a picture in the other thread for 5200mah battery. If you drop it, it will still come apart most of the time.

I did use a cheap TPU case and cut out a hole for the hump and that works out fine as well. This will keep the phone together better if you drop it, but it was a really cheap TPU case, so I ditched it eventually for the bumper, which looked alot slicker.
 
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I think it's fine. Because the phone is already big, the extra "hump" is not too hard to get used to.

I got a metal bumper case to work with the extended battery. I posted a picture in the other thread for 5200mah battery. If you drop it, it will still come apart most of the time.

I did use a cheap TPU case and cut out a hole for the hump and that works out fine as well. This will keep the phone together better if you drop it, but it was a really cheap TPU case, so I ditched it eventually for the bumper, which looked alot slicker.
I just took a look at that thread. I think I might get one to have on extended travel days. It does look kind of goofy IMO, but it will serve a purpose. Thanks for the response.

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Yes... I have grown used to the look, but when I take out my phone in public, people do ask "what the heck is that?"

I don't think it is as ridiculous, but people do. But, it is nice when you are on the road. I lasted almost 3 full days in the mountains with the extended and stock batteries.
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I love mine and I also have the case for the Hyperion extended battery for the international note and it fits fine.

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I love mine and I also have the case for the Hyperion extended battery for the international note and it fits fine.

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Can you link me to this case? Also, did you have to do any modifications to make it fit?

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I'm just carrying 2 batteries... It's pretty fricken great
One in my phone charges like usual and I got a wall charger for the second
Picked the official Samsung battery from at&t for $30 and got the wall charge free from a friend

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