Size: 3,100 mAh
The Good: Great design, no cables, light weight, looks sleek
The Bad: No fast charging which is a really deal breaker, smaller battery than the Note7, barely charges your phone 50%, only useful in emergency situations
I love the wireless charging features of the new Galaxy phones, but you’re still tethered to a cable at work, in the car, or on the go. Samsung finally thought about bringing about a wireless charging snap-on cover to keep you cord free. The cover looks sleeks, is ultra light, and compliments the design of the Note7, but it’s not perfect and almost not worth a purchase.
The battery pack itself is perfect design wise, but for practical use, it’s for emergencies only. It says right on the packaging that it doesn’t charge the phone all the way but “about 1/2 charge” meaning 40-50% which is fine. It does support pass-through charge meaning the cover will charge your phone then charge itself if you have the cover plugged in. The other big issue is that this isn’t fast charging. It takes about 1 hour to charge the phone 50%, and if you use the phone you’re lucky if you get 35-40% charge. This also isn’t a huge issue as you can snap the cover on when it’s 100% and keep it there for a couple of hours. I honestly only see this being useful if you’re phone actually died or is within 30% of dying and you’re away from a charger.
If this cover was fast charging I could forgive it a lot more, but for the asking price, this is very hard to recommend. I love the convenience, but it’s got a smaller battery than the Note7 itself. If you find yourself always killing your phone when you’re out or you take long trips this is for you as it doesn’t take up much room. If you can always access a charger then skip this entirely.