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This Aluminum bumper on eBay looks really nice and does not appear to have to be screwed together like most others. That makes it much easier to get to your SIM or SD card or pull the battery if you need to. The one I had for my note 2 looked like this but it screwed on and you didn't want to get stuck with a phone freeze and no screwdriver to remove the bumper lol

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This Aluminum bumper on eBay looks really nice and does not appear to have to be screwed together like most others. That makes it much easier to get to your SIM or SD card or pull the battery if you need to. The one I had for my note 2 looked like this but it screwed on and you didn't want to get stuck with a phone freeze and no screwdriver to remove the bumper lol

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321226071402...84.m1423.l2649
I absolutely love the way that bumper looks. But I'm always scared of what it will do to the signal levels. I once got an aluminum bumper for my iPhone 5 and it reduced the signal level by at least one bar.

Has anyone put one of these or similar on their Note 3? If so what effect did it have on the signal levels?
 
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I wouldn't recommend, I had one of these bumper on S3, and I lost a bar signal, plus it looks okie, but holding it, it does not feel right.

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I had used aluminium bumper on my S4 and there was a signaling problem in that...no doubt the case is nice but this signal problem irritates a lot...sometimes it even hampers the wifi connections too....so its not a good experience with aluminium bumper so wont be going to take any risk with my N3....
 
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I just got the ultra thin screw together bumper.
First thing I noticed is my SiriusXM radio cutting out.
I already live in a weak signal area, but the audiostream would never cut out.

With the bumper on it dropped out multiple times due to signal.
Its it a nice unit, but like op said you have to carry a screwdriver around if you need to take off the back cover as well.

$21 bucks down the drain. Should of known better.
 
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I have this exact bumper, and I haven't noticed any major signal loss, not even a bar. The only thing I dont like about it is that it makes it slightly awkward using the phone with one hand.
 
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Same product half price ($10)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2613124553...84.m1497.l2649

Mine arrived today and they have changed it design with 2 holes on bottom right (which doesnt line up with the mic)
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It looks like it'll make it really hard to use any other microUSB 3.0 cables. Samsung's seems to be the smallest available and it looks like they designed it to fit that. The only reason the Amazon Basics Premium microUSB 3.0 cable I have works with my other cases is because they all have flexible materials around the connector/port.
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It looks like it'll make it really hard to use any other microUSB 3.0 cables. Samsung's seems to be the smallest available and it looks like they designed it to fit that. The only reason the Amazon Basics Premium microUSB 3.0 cable I have works with my other cases is because they all have flexible materials around the connector/port.
I had to trim my Amazon 3.0 cable end with a razor to get it to fit... With any case I had.

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I believe those are screws on the side
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