07-29-2012 09:29 AM
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  1. jcp007's Avatar
    07-25-2012 08:54 PM
  2. funkylogik's Avatar
    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
    07-25-2012 10:55 PM
  3. camiller's Avatar
    Jebus!!! Somebody importing those eForChina covers and marking them up 240%?

    eForChina - Metallic Brushed Cover
    07-25-2012 11:23 PM
  4. funkylogik's Avatar
    Jebus!!! Somebody importing those eForChina covers and marking them up 240%?

    eForChina - Metallic Brushed Cover
    true lol but its like a month delevery from eforchina eh
    07-25-2012 11:31 PM
  5. gordonzhao's Avatar
    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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    07-26-2012 08:49 AM
  6. pdhahn's Avatar
    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.
    07-27-2012 08:38 AM
  7. funkylogik's Avatar
    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..
    07-27-2012 08:48 AM
  8. beh's Avatar
    My understanding from reading the Samsung S3 site info is that metal over the battery area of the phone will kill the NFC feature.
    07-27-2012 10:13 AM
  9. funkylogik's Avatar
    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..
    07-27-2012 10:37 AM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    The Samsung logo and Galaxy S III is stamped on the back so presumably the vendor has been authorized to use them and thus Samsung is comfortable with their use.
    07-27-2012 07:02 PM
  11. jeffreii's Avatar
    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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    07-27-2012 08:04 PM
  12. jcp007's Avatar
    Darn that fancy hyperglaze finish.
    07-27-2012 08:12 PM
  13. jeffreii's Avatar
    Metal/Alternative battery cover - Page 3 - xda-developers

    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.
    07-27-2012 08:18 PM
  14. jcp007's Avatar
    Supposedly, there is a textured one that I saw in a recent case review. If I remember it, I will post.
    07-27-2012 08:22 PM
  15. BEARD GANG's Avatar
    I was gonna get one of these from eBay... Those Chinese ones look sick
    07-27-2012 09:32 PM
  16. Mac.World's Avatar
    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.
    07-27-2012 10:00 PM
  17. PIP 3D's Avatar
    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.
    07-28-2012 05:45 AM
  18. funkylogik's Avatar
    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
    07-28-2012 06:19 AM
  19. PIP 3D's Avatar
    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.
    07-28-2012 06:44 AM
  20. jcp007's Avatar
    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.
    07-28-2012 06:54 AM
  21. funkylogik's Avatar
    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
    07-28-2012 07:12 AM
  22. PIP 3D's Avatar
    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.
    07-28-2012 07:16 AM
  23. funkylogik's Avatar
    lmao thanks ive patented it
    07-28-2012 07:19 AM
  24. funkylogik's Avatar
    NFC= Not F***ing Caught have u got a link for the security thing that happened man?
    07-28-2012 07:22 AM
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