Review: Zerolemon 5500mah Note 8 Battery Case

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Compusmurf

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First, I did receive a review sample from ZeroLemon.


If you're looking for a slim solution, this is NOT your choice, if you're looking for massive amounts of additional power on the go without having to carry a cable and external battery, then this IS your solution.

As I'm sure everyone will mention, it's LARGE. Until battery tech gets smaller, you gotta cram that battery somewhere. It's pretty hefty as well. If you wanted with this battery pack, you could outlast everyone around you in a marathon Pokemon Go session, long flights of movies won't be a problem. It's not going to provide any screen protection if dropped, but it might give you some arm workouts as you use the phone. ;)

It's brainless to use. Plug your Note 8 into the battery case. All the button passthru's worked fine and aligned up. You are still "capable" of using the fingerprint reader, expect a bit more "reach" to get there. The case itself doesn't block the camera at all. No ghosting of the case in your photos.

If I were designing this, I would have added a flipout kickstand so you could just sit and watch movies without having to hold the bulk.

Product Packaging:

Packaging is quite simple, it’s a white ziplock bag and a brown cardboard box. There isn’t much in terms of instructions, just a small flip out pamphlet that instructs you on how to plug in the battery and case.

The battery attaches to the Note 8 via the USB-C port on the phone. The battery attachment also charges through a USB-C female port, so there is no need to change chargers or cables that you are already using with the phone.


Battery Usage:

I charged the case for approximately 12 hours before initial use – as instructed on the white ziplock bag that it all comes in.

The battery/case:

It’s a simple TPU case. It has a matte texture that feels good in the hands and prevents slippage.
After testing the battery case with the camera flash, I found no issues.

There is no need to remove the phone from the attachment in order to transfer files to your computer – something that is not possible with another extended battery case I tried using prior to this one.

Charging:

The battery itself does not support fast charging from the battery to the Note 8, but it does allow for pass through quick charging of your phone if you connect the battery case to your Samsung fast charger.





Pros:

Good extended capacity
Power on/off button
Solid construction of battery and case
Pass-through quick charging
Data transfer pass-through
Worked first time. Living up to name ZeroLemon.
Case itself is grippy and comfortable

Cons:

No NFC
No QI charging
Recessed fingerprint reader
Noticeable increase in weight and thickness of the phone
Needs a flip out kickstand.
 

Snowleopard1900

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I saw that 5500 version a few weeks ago before the 10,000 mah one was listed and didn't like the way it looked. The 10,000mah one looks decent, I need to know if it will work with the Whitestone Dome though.
 

billu

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When you are charging this, does the phone and the case get charged in parallel? Or the phone first, then the case etc.

Also how long does it take to charge the case itself, with the phone in it?


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skinnytoo2

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I like mine. It's a little smaller and the case is refreshed from older models I've used from ZL

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BACARDILIMON

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Well I went thru 2 10000 cases in 1 week and both failed. Then I bought this slim one. Worked great for 2 charges and then would not take charge from factory charger. Will only charge from pc. Contacted zerolemon and was told must be defective cable. Lol. Yet charges my phone properly. Zerolemon is garbage and I recommend everyone to stay away from it. Last 2 phones product has gone to worthless in less then 2 weeks.
 
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DomoDom

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All their 5500 seems to be is a rebranded knockoff of the ebay versions for about $20 more. The 10 000 version looks like there's. Bottom line, like the OP said. It's heavy, no wireless charging, no magnet, no nfc. Those three are a killer, I regret not waiting for mophie's more expensive alternative.
 

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oceanjack

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battery case from mophie!

All their 5500 seems to be is a rebranded knockoff of the ebay versions for about $20 more. The 10 000 version looks like there's. Bottom line, like the OP said. It's heavy, no wireless charging, no magnet, no nfc. Those three are a killer, I regret not waiting for mophie's more expensive alternative.

mophie wireless battery case for note 8!
this is what i am rocking. only down side would be hard to get the spen out with out long finger nail!!!
 

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    First, I did receive a review sample from ZeroLemon.


    If you're looking for a slim solution, this is NOT your choice, if you're looking for massive amounts of additional power on the go without having to carry a cable and external battery, then this IS your solution.

    As I'm sure everyone will mention, it's LARGE. Until battery tech gets smaller, you gotta cram that battery somewhere. It's pretty hefty as well. If you wanted with this battery pack, you could outlast everyone around you in a marathon Pokemon Go session, long flights of movies won't be a problem. It's not going to provide any screen protection if dropped, but it might give you some arm workouts as you use the phone. ;)

    It's brainless to use. Plug your Note 8 into the battery case. All the button passthru's worked fine and aligned up. You are still "capable" of using the fingerprint reader, expect a bit more "reach" to get there. The case itself doesn't block the camera at all. No ghosting of the case in your photos.

    If I were designing this, I would have added a flipout kickstand so you could just sit and watch movies without having to hold the bulk.

    Product Packaging:

    Packaging is quite simple, it’s a white ziplock bag and a brown cardboard box. There isn’t much in terms of instructions, just a small flip out pamphlet that instructs you on how to plug in the battery and case.

    The battery attaches to the Note 8 via the USB-C port on the phone. The battery attachment also charges through a USB-C female port, so there is no need to change chargers or cables that you are already using with the phone.


    Battery Usage:

    I charged the case for approximately 12 hours before initial use – as instructed on the white ziplock bag that it all comes in.

    The battery/case:

    It’s a simple TPU case. It has a matte texture that feels good in the hands and prevents slippage.
    After testing the battery case with the camera flash, I found no issues.

    There is no need to remove the phone from the attachment in order to transfer files to your computer – something that is not possible with another extended battery case I tried using prior to this one.

    Charging:

    The battery itself does not support fast charging from the battery to the Note 8, but it does allow for pass through quick charging of your phone if you connect the battery case to your Samsung fast charger.





    Pros:

    Good extended capacity
    Power on/off button
    Solid construction of battery and case
    Pass-through quick charging
    Data transfer pass-through
    Worked first time. Living up to name ZeroLemon.
    Case itself is grippy and comfortable

    Cons:

    No NFC
    No QI charging
    Recessed fingerprint reader
    Noticeable increase in weight and thickness of the phone
    Needs a flip out kickstand.
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    Well I went thru 2 10000 cases in 1 week and both failed. Then I bought this slim one. Worked great for 2 charges and then would not take charge from factory charger. Will only charge from pc. Contacted zerolemon and was told must be defective cable. Lol. Yet charges my phone properly. Zerolemon is garbage and I recommend everyone to stay away from it. Last 2 phones product has gone to worthless in less then 2 weeks.
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    how is the size compared to the zerolemon?

    Sorry I don't have it. I want to purchase it but it is currently out of stock.

    It should be smaller in size than zerolemon as it has smaller capacity, I think.

    Here are some video fyi:
    - Official introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu2ZW98yoBM
    - Unboxing and review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bw0mx85QpY
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