So, I got a white s5 from my T-Mobile store. It has the hard perforated battery cover. However, a few days after I was in a radioshack looking around and I saw grey s5 (I think Sprint) and the battery cover was the soft "leathery" perforated back. So, I immediately assumed that it was only the grey s5's that had the soft back.
But I called the local T-Mobile store and they told me that all T-Mobile s5's have the hard battery cover. Every review I read they mention the soft faux leather that these phones have (just like the note 3).
Bottom line is,I used to have the note 3 and I really like the soft leathery feel because it seems grippier to me. I feel like this hard back will slip out of my hands. Now before everyone tells me to go get a cover, I don't like covers. I like the feel of a plain phone.
My question is, is this true that T-Mobile is the only one with the hard back? I've looked and it seems like I could buy a replacement back, but do all of the carriers battery covers fit? Are they all the same size and dimension?