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[Q] GALAXY NOTE 2 Metal back cover?

13th October 2012, 02:49 AM |#21  
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I'm guessing you didn't read what I wrote despite you quoting it lol. If you read, I asked, with the nfc issue sorted. So in simpler words for you, a case supporting nfc.

Instead you just told me something I already know..
If you don't know of any, then next time you don't need to reply, as rather than answering my question all you just did is try to sound knowledgeable. Well done.

Anyway, asking questions on xda seems to get a lot of hate. Just read 2 other threads and it was filled with blunt, unhelpful replies.

There will not be a metal case that supports NFC because that is simply not possible. You would have to put a layer of shielding on the metal, then the antenna, then cover the antenna with plastic. Defeating the point of a metal back while increasing thicknesses. It's the number one reason the iPhone doesn't have NFC.

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13th October 2012, 05:23 AM |#22  
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Here ya Go
I just happen to stumble upon these today on Ebay, they seem like exactly what you wanted.

White Model http://www.ebay.com/itm/Metal-cover-...item1c2c14541c

Grey Model http://www.ebay.com/itm/BATTERY-COVE...item19d5f67c13

I hadn't thought about these, but they are actually nice looking.
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13th October 2012, 06:41 AM |#23  
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I just happen to stumble upon these today on Ebay, they seem like exactly what you wanted.

White Model http://www.ebay.com/itm/Metal-cover-...item1c2c14541c

Grey Model http://www.ebay.com/itm/BATTERY-COVE...item19d5f67c13

I hadn't thought about these, but they are actually nice looking.

Those look VERY nice! I just bought one. Thanks for sharing this!

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13th October 2012, 09:11 AM |#24  
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If he was referring to the gsm, then my bad.

The note 2 is perfect, I had the Dell streak before the note series etc as I'm in love 5" phabs,
I just wondered if alternatives were available, the current back looks good but I'm just a fan of metal covers.
So don't get it wrong as I'm not slating the current back.

So anyway, if it's not available then never mind, curiosity was just asking.

That's exactly what I was referring to. A metal back cover WILL interfere with your cell & wifi signals. They won't be blocked entirely as they can come through the front, but no signal will make it through the back of the device, thus degrading your signal.
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Those look VERY nice! I just bought one. Thanks for sharing this!

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14th October 2012, 12:38 AM |#26  
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Has anybody seen these?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aluminium-Br...item53ef3e0585

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Interesting, i was goint to say, if NFC was the only problem, then I wouldn't mind sacrificing the NFC, as its main use, NFC payment, hasnt been rolled out much in the UK.
But since everything else is blocked then I guess this thread and the idea is pointless.

Anyway, Just saw the links posted above, interesting indeed.
The grey titanium one posted above seems to have plastic inside with a metal back,

busab, you said you bought one, when it comes, mind sharing any signal problems, if any?
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Sounds like the only metal option is a bumper of some sort, paired with some funky back cover design would do.

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14th October 2012, 07:36 PM |#29  
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Interesting, i was goint to say, if NFC was the only problem, then I wouldn't mind sacrificing the NFC, as its main use, NFC payment, hasnt been rolled out much in the UK.
But since everything else is blocked then I guess this thread and the idea is pointless.

Anyway, Just saw the links posted above, interesting indeed.
The grey titanium one posted above seems to have plastic inside with a metal back,

busab, you said you bought one, when it comes, mind sharing any signal problems, if any?

Yeah I will share my results. I am waiting on the Tmobile version of the note 2 to be released though. Hopefully the battery door and the phone will show up around the same time

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Ha, small world I live in Columbia, SC.

Indeed it is my friend! :beer:

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25th October 2012, 01:25 AM |#30  
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Ok so I got my metal back cover in the mail today and I also got my tmobile note 2 also today. Great timing huh?

Quality wise its decent. The only problem is the "galaxy note II" lettering on the back. The "note" part is kinda messed up. I'll see if I can get some pictures up here in a bit.

It fits perfectly, so no issues there. It feels really nice to the touch and I prefer it to the stock battery cover. It just makes it feel more sturdy.

As far as signal goes, I really don't see any difference. I am in a fairly strong signal area though. Maybe it will make a difference in fringe areas but I'll just have to wait and see.

Anyway that's my quick little review.

Edit: I went into the phone status menu and looked at the signal strength with the metal cover on and with it off. With it off it was hovering around -93,with it on it was staying around -97. So it does affect the signal a little bit.



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