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    Default Metal Replacement Cover for the GS3 - Anyone????

    The review....



    Available on Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy...idcentral00-20
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    really expensive man. i orderd a few cases from amazon yday. the most expensive one was like 11.50 or somethin, a leather flip case which is SO not my style lol, duno y i ordered it but maybe il like it
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    Jebus!!! Somebody importing those eForChina covers and marking them up 240%?

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    Quote Originally Posted by camiller View Post
    Jebus!!! Somebody importing those eForChina covers and marking them up 240%?

    true lol but its like a month delevery from eforchina eh
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    I'm more about the obs. But unfortunately the commuter isn't available yet so I ordered the faxion from incipio.


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    These metal covers are pretty cool looking, but does anyone know if they interfere with the signal on the phone at all? That's the only thing I would be a little nervous about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdhahn View Post
    These metal covers are pretty cool looking, but does anyone know if they interfere with the signal on the phone at all? That's the only thing I would be a little nervous about.
    yeah id like to see a signal test. using metal can be hit or miss when it comes to signal. i wonder if the s3's metal band affects the signal in a good or bad way..
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    My understanding from reading the Samsung S3 site info is that metal over the battery area of the phone will kill the NFC feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cataloochee View Post
    My understanding from reading the Samsung S3 site info is that metal over the battery area of the phone will kill the NFC feature.
    ive never used nfc but hadnt thought of that man..
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    The Samsung logo and Galaxy S3 is stamped on the back so presumably the vendor has been authorized to use them and thus Samsung is comfortable with their use.
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    Samsung Galaxy S3 III GT-i9300 ~ Metal Blue Plastic Back Cover ~ Mobile Phone Repair Part Replacement

    Read that. It's PLASTIC. The color is "metal blue". haha
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    Darn that fancy hyperglaze finish.
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    Check this link out - metal back covers discussion. One user is reporting the metal stops NFC and had some "death grip" qualities with mobile signal...

    I'm actually looking for a non-metal textured back to make it less slippery...kind of like my BB 9800 has.
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    Supposedly, there is a textured one that I saw in a recent case review. If I remember it, I will post.
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    Do these help?
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    I was gonna get one of these from eBay... Those Chinese ones look sick
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    For everyone's info:

    I have the back cover the OP linked to. It is labeled as metal and plastic because the back is metal over a black plastic frame.

    It WILL block your NFC chip. Any piece of metal will.

    It WILL decrease signal strength between 3 and 9 dBm. It's not a lot. If you are in an LTE area you won't notice. If you are in an area with already bad signal, this could be a significant issue.

    Buying real carbon fiber is as bad as metal. It blocks signals due to the carbon weave. Kevlar weave is something you want. Look at the Motorola RAZR back material as an example.

    And finally, I got my back battery cover before the at&t model was released. Took 2 weeks from China to California.
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    This cover may be exactly what I needed after seeing how nfc was compromised earlier this week. Personally never planned on using it anyway. And since this supposedly blocks the nfc signal it only makes me want it more. I definitely don't want anybody hacking my phone because of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PIP 3D View Post
    This cover may be exactly what I needed after seeing how nfc was compromised earlier this week. Personally never planned on using it anyway. And since this supposedly blocks the nfc signal it only makes me want it more. I definitely don't want anybody hacking my phone because of it.
    lmao no offence man but thats rediculous
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    lmao no offence man but thats rediculous
    Not wanting to be hacked? You must not have seen what happened earlier this week with NFC? If the metal on the back of my phone prevents that kind of crap I'm all for it. Now I don't want the trade off of a weaker signal. Nfc was never important to me anyway. If I want to pay for something I'll do it the old fashioned way.
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    Are there not NFC protection protocols on the GS3? To use or not to use is personal preference which I totally agree with. I have no use for it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PIP 3D View Post
    Not wanting to be hacked? You must not have seen what happened earlier this week with NFC? If the metal on the back of my phone prevents that kind of crap I'm all for it. Now I don't want the trade off of a weaker signal. Nfc was never important to me anyway. If I want to pay for something I'll do it the old fashioned way.
    just dont use NFC lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    just dont use NFC lol
    Don't worry I won't until I see some actual use for it. Although that use about the girlfriend nfc tag is genius.
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    lmao thanks ive patented it
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    NFC= Not F***ing Caught have u got a link for the security thing that happened man?
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