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By jongilluley, Senior Member on 1st May 2014, 10:55 AM
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1st May 2014, 10:18 PM |#11  
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Definitely looks thicker than the original back. I might jump on the wood back though
 
 
2nd May 2014, 04:20 AM |#12  
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Based on my experience with a metal back plate on my S3, I didn't find any issues for reception (but there probably might have some effect).
It's usually slightly thicker but feels good.
One reason why I didn't go for metal is because I intend to go for a wireless charging solution and a metal back would interfere. I ordered a plastic blue one instead
2nd May 2014, 11:35 PM |#13  
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Nope no vibrations at any level of volume.

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I just recieved mines in the mail. It definately does vibrate at high volumes. As other's have said, it has extra thickness. I have 5+ difference cases and none will properly fit with this backplate on. Kinda dissappointed.

At closer inspection, the backplate is pretty much a plastic back cover with a thin aluminum layer glued to it.
3rd May 2014, 01:54 AM |#14  
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Originally Posted by neugenusis

At closer inspection, the backplate is pretty much a plastic back cover with a thin aluminum layer glued to it.

Quoted directly from the auction page that was linked a few posts up

"replacement hard plastic with metal on the surface" There shouldnt be any surprises here with the materials.
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Quoted directly from the auction page that was linked a few posts up

"replacement hard plastic with metal on the surface" There shouldnt be any surprises here with the materials.

My bad. I should have said that I bought it from here.
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