mophie Juice Pack Review Galaxy S4

One thing these days you can’t have enough of wit nowadays smartphones, and that’s fuel, juice aka battery life. Nowadays smartphones will not last a day with heavy use. I know for a fact that when people play Ingress for instance use a lot of juice, people are connected to Data and GPS all the time. (Dom and Johan I’m looking at you guys)
And these functions are battery hungry like crazy. mophie has found a solution for those who do not want to mess with their batteries. This thing is a case and charger in one, so when your device runs out, you simply flick a switch on the case and your phone starts to recharge.

We will run through this thing and see if it is worth buying it for $99.- worldwide or in the Benelux for €99,-.

We received 2 juice packs from  mophie, 1 for the Galaxy S3 and 1 for the Galaxy S4.
We will be reviewing the one for the S4, cause this is “the” phone to get right now.

Design

The mophie comes in a compact box which contains the 2 main ingredients:
1) The mophie  Juice pack itself
2) micro-USB charging cable.

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The case itself is just an empty shell where you can slide your phone onto charging port.
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On its back we have a hole for the Camera lens from the phone, and at the bottom there is a switch, four little LEDS and a button.
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This button allows the user to determine how much juice is left in the case, when you press it the LEDS will light up.
The switch lets you switch to the juice pack when you run out of battery of your phone.

If we have a look at the size of this thing it is expected to be bigger that the normal cases around, as this pack houses an additional 2300 mAh battery. mophie promises you an extra battery life of 80% and we can tell you we managed to get an extra 7 hours of battery life with it.

Wrap up

If we take a look at the juice pack itself it feels very premium with its soft touch rubbery finish. We can say that this is one of the best if not the best juice packs around.
The cut outs and buttons for the camera,speakers,headphone, power and sound control are perfectly aligned.
When you phone is empty and sits in its case you can charge this the normal way, when it is fully charged the charge will be redirected to the case.

Our findings conclude that the case charges itself in about 2 hours flat, which is normal for this size battery.
We charged the Galaxy S4 with the mophie all the way from a depleted state and it resulted in a charge of 77% and the second time we managed to score a 76%, so you can say that mophie delivers what they promise.
The only downside is its price, here in the Benelux you can buy it at www.gearfactory.nl for a price of €99,- which is an acceptable price. (Worldwide this is $99,- and we advise you to look at mophie’s own site)

The mophie is a very well-built product and if you do not want to mess with spare batteries and you have a little money to burn, the Mophie is the battery pack to buy!

Below some pictures of the Galaxy S3 juice pack.


BTW: Want to win one of these cases?? Just leave a comment below which one you want to win?

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36 Comments
  1. I would be happy to win one for my s4-thank you

  2. I would be happy to win one for my girlfriends S3! cheers

  3. Just wish i were lucky enough to gift it for my Dad’s S4 :) …!!

  4. Simply amazing, and I’ll be happy if he wins for Galaxy S3, because my battery drops very fast, good shot.
    Merry Christmas..:)

  5. Mophie is a very well-built product and amazing,I would be happy to win for my Galaxy S3, because my battery drops very fast.
    Wish you a very Happy Merry Christmas..:)

  6. Would be a nice Christmas / New Year’s gift for my Wife’s S4 (i9500) !!

  7. Would love to win the one for the S4! Traveling to my university takes around 2.5 hours (5 hours total each day), so some extra juice would be very much welcome! =D

    Cheers SamMobile!

  8. i want that black mophie for my galaxy s4!!!

  9. I would like for s3 :)

  10. Just what my wife needs for her note 2 on our road trips.

  11. Just what my wife needs for her note 2 on our road trips.

  12. I would like a white one for my Galaxy S4

  13. would love to win the s3 case for my wife. cheers !

  14. I’d love to win one of this amazing gadgets, cause I want to show my iFriends how incredibly better is my Sammobile Samsung!!! ^^

  15. Just get a zerolemon 7500mah and have 3 to 4 days of charge…

  16. i would sure like to win the samsung galaxy s3 version for my mom’s phone

  17. I purchased a Mophie Juice Pack for my s3 in february 2013. At first it was a very nice accessory . it even supports NFC. at least it says it does I have never used NFC.
    the first Issue I had was that if i wanted to use MHL I needed to remove the phone from the case . Also to use adb I need to remove phone from case. Even to charge I would remove phone from case and charge the phone and the case separately.
    I only have needed to charge my phone a few times with it as the stock battery usually lasts a long time by itself under normal usage.

    after three months the juice pack no longer was able to charge or get charged. I realized that the usb port had broken inside the juice pack.
    Probably from removing and replacing both the phone and charging cable.
    I sent the juice pack to Mophie a warranty repair and they sent me a repaired or replaced juice pack.
    a month later the top of the unit broke in the front . it is made in a way that you need to bend it a bit to remove it. eventually it broke.
    Now the juice has a problem getting charged . the usb port is again starting to fail.
    I have purchased two 3200 mah extended life batteries and one 4300 mah extended battery. also an external charger. for me anyway the extended batteries are a better solution.

  18. i would like to win for my S4 :)
    and thanx for the review

  19. Would like to my s4

  20. hi, i need the one for the S4…

  21. would really like to my s3!!!

  22. Amazing! Would really want to win the black one for Samsung S4…. ;-)

  23. ya i dont want to win one ^^

  24. i want that black mophie for my galaxy s4.
    THX.

  25. I want for S4 and S3, S4 for me S3 for my wife. pleaseeeeee

  26. I really need this case for my S4.

  27. I tried one power case it makes my battery drain super fast i had to replace it

  28. I tried one power case it makes my battery drain super fast i had to replace it

  29. I would like to win one for the S4 and one for the S3 as I have both phones!!

  30. I’ll take the S3

  31. excelente muy bueno , me gustaría ganar uno para mi s4 100%
    saludos.

  32. +1 for S4

  33. i would like to win this one thank you for a very formative review

  34. the s3 juice pack would be great!!

  35. For my s3 please

    Thank you

  36. I’d rather use an external battery charger. It can charge many devices. My colleague is using a 5600mAh battery pack from RAVPower. He says it is very helpful while traveling.

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