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Buy This Metal Back Cover for Your Galaxy S4 if You’re Tired of the Plastic

Galaxy S4 Metal Cover

There are always mixed emotions towards Samsung’s use of plastic for their devices, but it has become their calling card for now. For those who want a Galaxy S4, minus the plastic feel, you can pick up one of these metal back covers off of eBay. They come in a large variety of colors (purple, blue, red, etc.), which should make identifying yours from the seas of Galaxy S4s out there pretty easy.Β 

Galaxy S4 Metal Backs

They cost just $10, which doesn’t seem all that bad for a classy accessory such as this. Although, you should note that using a third party case such as this has the chance of killing off your NFC capabilities as well as reducing signal strength. Just something to keep in mind.


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  • birjushukla

    Good Case,However one can also checkout this amazing designer samsung galaxy s4 cases at http://www.squidoo.com/designer-samsung-galaxy-s4-cases

  • Tom Christopher

    yeup. bought one. cut my signal pretty obviously. Dont buy.

  • knobtasticus

    Been using one of these for a week. No NFC issues and no noticeable loss of signal strength. Adds a bit of welcome heft to the phone and, unexpectedly, makes for a more assured grip. The cutouts for the camera, flash and speaker are all extremely precise and, in the case of the camera, the plastic surround sits marginally proud of the camera protrusion which can only add a bit of protection to the camera face. The only flaw I can find is, it fits so well, it’s rather difficult to remove it again – it feels like the little tabs are going to break – so I haven’t been able to take it off again.

    • sup0man

      Do you have a link to the one that you purchased? Most things I’m looking at on the bay or on amazon either have no reviews, or have half their reviews saying it interfered with NFC/signal strength.

  • Excellent, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. Thank for this imformation.http://usb3gvn.com

  • B T

    What kind of metal is it? Something that will stick to a magnet, by any chance?

  • Stephen D

    Do they make plastic covers for the Note 2 that get rid of carrier logos? On my VZ Note 2, my home button is covered, and now I just need to get rid of the back logo.

    • ReturnOfTheMack

      Just buy a back cover from the unlocked version of the Note 2.

      • Stephen D

        I thought that wouldn’t fit. Aren’t the tabs different?

  • Noel

    They look good..GS4 owners grab 2 or 3 cases and dress up your device as you please

  • Anon

    I don’t want a metal case. I just don’t want a nasty, glossy-plastic fingerprint magnet case.

    If someone came up with a textured plastic back (pebbled, checkered the way pistol grips are) or a rubberized back…That would interest me. No signal degradation, no fingerprints, better look and feel.

    • flosserelli

      Plasti-Dip the battery cover. Problem solved.

  • Choice = Winner!

  • Wires

    Ya say goodbye to NFC for sure.

  • btod

    Unless your phone already has an aluminum back…

    • kg215

      Yeah with HTC you have an aluminum back plus removable battery and sd card slot, oh wait it doesn’t have those things.

      • ReturnOfTheMack

        You’re right, it doesn’t. That’s partly why so many people like it including myself. As long as battery and storage size are sufficient I would much rather have a device with a non-removable battery and no SD card slot.

        • albertyouwrong

          ” I chose this phone because it doesn’t have expandable memory or a replaceable battery.”

          …… Said no one ever.

          • Bill Mitchell

            Some people prefer the look and feel of a unibody design, and would not be affected by the loss of a removable battery or sd card slot. Just because you like something doesn’t mean someone else has to… believe it or not

      • swimfast59

        What i hate about the one is the fact that the fancy unibody design gets REALLY HOT. πŸ™ So unfortunate. my 2011 macbook pro gets ridiculously hot and i dont want to hold an oven in my hands. So s4 for me after i lost my iphone 5.

  • cb2000a

    Wonder what effect this will have on the antenna’s? Might not be a good idea.

  • rlarson_mn

    I have one of these type back cover on my Galaxy S3 right now. It has a kevlar back and really sets my phone off from the standard ‘blue’ back cover that came with my phone. Alone with an additional battery it was my first accessory I purchased for my phone.

  • RaptorOO7

    Nice to swap out the crappy battery covers with dorky logos from the carriers, but mine is going into a case so I won’t see it anyways. Nice but not right now.

  • LionStone

    Premium device wannabe…kinda like putting nice rims on a Toyota Camry πŸ™‚

  • New_Guy

    Exactly =)!

  • bionicwaffle

    Expect signal strength problems…I’ll bet it makes NFC completely unusable.

  • Not going to lie, even though I hate the design of Samsung’s phones, this could sell me on the S4 if I didn’t already upgrade.

  • Thomas

    So they went w/ the IV instead of the 4 to keep from getting sued I guess. Looks weird.

  • EvanTheGamer

    πŸ™‚ Yes, you are very right. Very right indeed!

    • jimmy cracks corn

      So basically you’re complimenting the phone’s greatest weakness as a strength and reason to buy it? Thanks for showing your true colors, fanboi.

      • EvanTheGamer

        I smell a troll.

        And he was mocking the iPhone for having neither. So I was obviously agreeing with his statement. So whatever trollish one.

  • Ian

    Jim Carey. Classic.

    • Thomas

      Kick his ass Sea Bass !!! πŸ™‚

  • are you sure the antenna in the S4 is in the same location as in the S3? other wise it could have different results

  • and like that…..plastic problems are solved.

    • Ian

      Welcome signal problems πŸ™‚

      • There is no such thing with Verizon.

        • Warwick

          I 100% agree. Verizon is god of wireless. Main reason I will not leave them

  • anguy

    It’s pretty stupid to use metal covers on device that wasn’t designed with one in mind… Likely no NFC, problems with radios…

  • Matthew Merrick

    There’s a reason they use plastic.

    • Tony Allen

      Yup. Metal + Wireless Radios = A Bad Time Mmmkay?

    • If you’re in a good Verizon area, these are good. If you have AT&T, T mobile, or sprint, stay away.

      • LionStone

        So…you’ve tested it on Verizon?

        • If I am in a metal walk in fridge, inside another building, and get full bars, I am positive anything will work on Verizon.

          • Doron Zehavi

            It depends on your location. I’m in a college town and my signal varies much more than it did when I was in Silicon Valley.

            Also, I can’t really take phone calls at my apartment here because the call quality is terrible — I have to walk out of my apartment.

            Verizon Galaxy S 3…

          • flosserelli

            I believe you. I have talked on my Verizon phone in an elevator. I’m sure the people watching me were convinced that I was talking to myself and just being a jackass, but I actually held a conversation in an elevator.

      • michael arazan

        ATT would be happy to sell you their $150 signal booster. That was the answer too their crap coverage, not fixing the network

    • New_Guy