Originally Posted by ihavenewnike
It does replace the battery cover and provides what the OP asked for
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And as I said, it does NOT do what the OP asked.
Without the battery cover on, there is a noticeable space between this case and the battery.
I just put the case on my phone and here's the deal:
It's a glossy, thin, hard case with soft rubber around the edge, bumper style.
The holes and buttons line up perfectly and access to the S-pen is great.
Protection? Not so much.
This makes a slippery phone more slippery. I naturally alternate using the phone with either hand, so lefties or righties will have no problem holding the phone by the soft rubber part so that the phone doesn't go flying out of your grip.
But sit the phone down and it's likely to slide away. On it's own. Or a stiff breeze. Or if a stray electron hits it. Give it a nice spin and watch it go, and go, and go (Which is what I just did.)
The lip. It has next to none. So little in fact, that my tempered glass screen protector sits at the same height as the lip. If I sit the phone face down, the glass is on the table.
So while I've been writing this, I've been walking around the house holding the phone. I've almost dropped it twice.
All in all, it's a pretty case, offers no drop protection and no screen protection. I wouldn't recommend it unless the only reason you want it is to protect the edges of your phone.