08-21-2012 02:57 PM
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  1. vincentallen2's Avatar
    Just like the title says.
    I received a email from eforchina.com (good quality stuff by the way) and they are selling metal replacement battery covers! And they look awesome! And the best part....... THEY COME IN DIFFERENT COLORS!!!!
    I believe it says for international version but I keep hearing that the dimensions are the same for U.S. version so they should fit. So yeah. Stop complaining now

    Here's just a few of the colors:


    Here's where you can buy it:
    http://www.eforchina.com/list/2218/Galaxy-S-III---i9300.htm

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Android Central Forums

    *Edit* updated link to show list of all the replacement battery covers for the GSIII
    06-13-2012 01:01 AM
  2. ScandaLeX's Avatar
    Just checked out the site--they've got a well of goodies!!! I personally like the different colored leather pouches. At one time all my pouches came from Fortte.....love their stuff as well.
    06-13-2012 01:51 AM
  3. kronium's Avatar
    Why would you want to mess with your reception? Any kind of metal in close proximity to your phone will degrade your signal to some degree.
    06-13-2012 02:00 AM
  4. ScandaLeX's Avatar
    Why would you want to mess with your reception? Any kind of metal in close proximity to your phone will degrade your signal to some degree.
    Honestly, no one knows what impact; if any a metal back would have. I'll try one for myself and if it should happen to degrade my signal, I can always switch back. I mean, the backs are a cheap price and it's not as though anyone is going to instantly throw their original away.
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    06-13-2012 02:08 AM
  5. nkawal's Avatar
    NFC will not work. Thats why sprint re-designed the upper portion of the EVO 4G LTE.
    uribees, Ntchwaidumela and j510 like this.
    06-13-2012 09:45 AM
  6. ab304945's Avatar
    ya NFC dont work thru metal
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    06-13-2012 10:15 AM
  7. vincentallen2's Avatar
    I've only used the NFC function on my Nexus S 4G when I either got free money through Google wallet or replaced my phone because you get another $10. I think these are perfect for the "not-so" casual user, like myself I also think a white GSIII with the chrome bezel and silver metal backing is just sexy.

    Plus, when the GSIII was announced, all I read from angry Android users were "Gaarr! Its made of cheap plastic! Gaaar!" "Even though the evo lte and the GSIII are made of the same material, the evo is built better! Gaaar!" "It should have more metal like the Evo lte! Fail on Samsungs part! Gaaar!"

    An now that we found a metal alternative for those same users, they're now complaining because of NFC! Lmao! When are we ever going to be satisfied! (And yes, when people complain, I read them as if they're pirates)

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Android Central Forums
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    06-13-2012 11:57 AM
  8. thirsy1258's Avatar
    Not gonna lie but that looks sick has anyone used this site so we don't get ripped off.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    06-13-2012 12:03 PM
  9. vincentallen2's Avatar
    Not gonna lie but that looks sick has anyone used this site so we don't get ripped off.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    I've used this site to buy beats by Dre studios(fake of course). They're a very legit site, and all they're products are high quality for a cheap price. I'd really recommended eforchina.com to anyone.

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Android Central Forums
    06-13-2012 01:13 PM
  10. ReggieTee's Avatar
    I ordered one of those on eBay last night.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy SII
    06-13-2012 01:52 PM
  11. ab304945's Avatar
    I've only used the NFC function on my Nexus S 4G when I either got free money through Google wallet or replaced my phone because you get another $10. I think these are perfect for the "not-so" casual user, like myself I also think a white GSIII with the chrome bezel and silver metal backing is just sexy.

    Plus, when the GSIII was announced, all I read from angry Android users were "Gaarr! Its made of cheap plastic! Gaaar!" "Even though the evo lte and the GSIII are made of the same material, the evo is built better! Gaaar!" "It should have more metal like the Evo lte! Fail on Samsungs part! Gaaar!"

    An now that we found a metal alternative for those same users, they're now complaining because of NFC! Lmao! When are we ever going to be satisfied! (And yes, when people complain, I read them as if they're pirates)

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Android Central Forums
    The evo lte is made of aluminum. The Hox is made from the same plastic

    Sent from my LS670 using Android Central Forums
    06-13-2012 05:56 PM
  12. vincentallen2's Avatar
    The evo lte is made of aluminum. The Hox is made from the same plastic

    Sent from my LS670 using Android Central Forums
    Exactly what I was saying

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Android Central Forums
    06-13-2012 06:00 PM
  13. EndlessDissent's Avatar
    Honestly, no one knows what impact; if any a metal back would have.
    Try telling that to someone who owns a Transformer Prime...
    06-14-2012 05:12 AM
  14. jk175d's Avatar
    from looking at that website, I'm not so sure these aren't also made of plastic with a "metallic" finish. There is nowhere that they actually say they are made of metal. I guess one of you who bought one can confirm one way or the other.
    06-14-2012 09:31 AM
  15. VDub2174's Avatar
    I've only used the NFC function on my Nexus S 4G when I either got free money through Google wallet or replaced my phone because you get another $10. I think these are perfect for the "not-so" casual user, like myself I also think a white GSIII with the chrome bezel and silver metal backing is just sexy.

    Plus, when the GSIII was announced, all I read from angry Android users were "Gaarr! Its made of cheap plastic! Gaaar!" "Even though the evo lte and the GSIII are made of the same material, the evo is built better! Gaaar!" "It should have more metal like the Evo lte! Fail on Samsungs part! Gaaar!"

    An now that we found a metal alternative for those same users, they're now complaining because of NFC! Lmao! When are we ever going to be satisfied! (And yes, when people complain, I read them as if they're pirates)

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Android Central Forums
    Sorry for going off topic but reading this made me realize that I don't use "Gaaar" enough in real life conversations. I will try to use it as often as possible from now on.
    06-14-2012 11:19 AM
  16. vincentallen2's Avatar
    Sorry for going off topic but reading this made me realize that I don't use "Gaaar" enough in real life conversations. I will try to use it as often as possible from now on.
    Lmao! Yeah everyone should pirate out sometime. It helps stress levels stay low and keeps you from throwing your sprint phone over the plank. Just be weary of scurvy....

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Android Central Forums
    06-14-2012 11:56 AM
  17. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    If you've ever owned a Samsung device, you'll know the following is a general statement but pretty accurate.

    Samsung has pretty bad radios. The NS4G, the galaxy nexus, there are plenty of threads in the forums about it. Thats not a dig at sammy but a precursor to: I would never cover a samsung radio with metal as any degradation to an already degraded connection results in poor user experience and terribly juice drain.

    Again, not a bash of Sammy because all OEMs have flaws. Moto has the best radios in the world, but hates their users ... well users like all of us on the forums . HTC makes well rounded devices, but design and build flaws are common and lately their wifi radios seem to really be taking a hit. LG is solid but can't release a phone with all the bells and whistles ... they take out something cool on every phone oddly it seems (great processor but not top of the line screen, thats in their other phone with a weaker processor)
    06-16-2012 09:29 AM
  18. hoovhartid's Avatar
    LG is solid but can't release a phone with all the bells and whistles ... they take out something cool on every phone oddly it seems (great processor but not top of the line screen, thats in their other phone with a weaker processor)
    I have been hoping for a high-end lg phone on Sprint for quite some time (ever since I got hooked with my optimus s using your thundeROM...Its still my fave..thanks again BTW)...maybe THIS will be a bit more promising then the Marquee.

    On a separate note, I've noticed you hanging around the Sprint Galaxy S3 forums....is there a future S3 thundeROM possible?!

    That would be awesome...just sayin'
    06-16-2012 04:59 PM
  19. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    I have been hoping for a high-end lg phone on Sprint for quite some time (ever since I got hooked with my optimus s using your thundeROM...Its still my fave..thanks again BTW)...maybe THIS will be a bit more promising then the Marquee.

    On a separate note, I've noticed you hanging around the Sprint Galaxy S3 forums....is there a future S3 thundeROM possible?!

    That would be awesome...just sayin'
    That is the phone LG needed a year ago. It's a beast, it's cutting edge, there aren't sacrifices. When i saw that i got excited and who knows, maybe I'll pick it up when it launches.

    I don't currently own or maintain any public work right now. There are personal factors involved but bottom line is i just needed to rest my brain lol. I was balls to the wall developing for a looooong time and it took it's toll. I'm glad you enjoyed thunder and the ROM and it's users are a highlight for me, but i dont see me maintaining anything in the future. I still belong to the development team, team hydro and still play around from time to time, but creating and supporting something publicly, especially after how overwhelming ThundeROM was , is more energy and time then i currently have.

    I'm certainly thinking about picking of the GS3 but I'm still teetering as a result of my past experiences with Samsung phone radios and their performance. Who knows, maybe I'll be using your work soon
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    06-16-2012 05:13 PM
  20. sndplace's Avatar
    I could be wrong but I believe those are hard plastic covers that give you a brushed aluminum finished look. The cases were are getting look exactly like those and have a white plastic back It also says metal brushed process. Maybe they used metal paint?

    The NFC is on the back cover or the battery?
    If the case is made of plastic then the NFC should not have any issues. I hope
    06-24-2012 06:16 PM
  21. The Hustleman's Avatar
    Well definitely buy when I finally get mine

    *swyped from the evo so excuse any typos*
    06-24-2012 06:31 PM
  22. foppa78's Avatar
    Has anyone tried these yet? Is there anything built into the oem back cover?
    06-24-2012 08:55 PM
  23. Skunkape60's Avatar
    So are they metal or plastic?

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    06-27-2012 08:05 PM
  24. upperking#AC's Avatar
    Chinese metal might as well be plastic..

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
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    07-01-2012 05:23 AM
  25. deeb215's Avatar
    Ordered the blue and brushed metal. My clear TPU case should be here soon, I'll use that until it arrives. I'm also searching for a nice rubber bumper, preferably clear or gray. I like minimal casing, but I'm having second thoughts too this phone is light as a feather.
    07-04-2012 05:44 PM
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