Review: PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case for iPhone 4/4S

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  1. NWI73, Jan 11, 2012
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    NWI73 macrumors 6502a

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    What I have for review today is the PhoneSuit Elite battery case. There are quite a few battery cases out there on the market now; how will this one stack up against the competition?

    The PhoneSuit Elite case packs a 2100mAh battery and is surprisingly slim and lightweight. The case is a two piece slider case as is typical with the battery cases out there. I was kind of surprised that they did not design the case with any lay-on-the-table lip on the screen side. It makes for a great user experience as your fingers don't hit the lip but I would be afraid of damage in the event the phone was dropped. Two screen shields are included with the case if you so desire screen protection.

    The cutout on the volume button size is one large opening to accommodate all iPhone 4 versions. The cutout for the headphone jack is one large opening for the jack and the microphone. The cutout for the sleep/wake button is oversized and is just right in my opinion. The cutout for the camera is an odd shape and creates flashback when using the flash, unfortunately. The charging port is centered on the bottom of the case, in the same location the oem apple 30 pin is located. My only complaint with this placement is that when you are holding the phone (at least the way I hold it), my pinky finger rests right where the charging port is. Due to this, the edges of the port scrape my finger and is slightly uncomfortable. In addition, the seam of the case that runs along the bottom is not entirely smooth and scrapes my fingers as well. Nothing that would bother most, but I found it apparent and thought I should mention it.

    The finish of the case is a soft touch material which I really really like and is very fingerprint resistant. The back of the case is where the indicator lights reside, and I really like this design because the lights don't bother you when it is charging. This would be most apparent if you charge your iPhone at night when it is dark. The mophie lights are on the bottom of the case and are very bothersome if you charge your iPhone on the night stand. There is a small button on the back that you push and hold to light up the indicator lights, easily showing how full your PhoneSuit Elite is. The case is switched on via a mechanical switch that resides next to the charging port.

    Now on to the cases performance. Like I mentioned, it packs a 2100 mAh battery. I put it to the test this morning as I let the phone drain all the way down to 0% before switching it on. I have email fetch on, set to 30 minute intervals and did send a few text messages while it was charging. It was able to charge my phone from 0-100% in 2 hours plus/minus a few minutes just as promised by PhoneSuit due to it's 1Amp/5Watt power output. Once it was full, I switched the case off and there was still some remaining juice. Later on in the day, when I was down to 70%, I switched it on to see how much was actually left. Unfortunately, I was only able to squeak out 2% more power before the case was completely dead. Overall, a case that can charge a phone from 0-100% is very respectful and more than acceptable.

    PhoneSuit provides the standard charging cable with the case but to my surprise, they provide an extra top piece in case you break or lose yours. Very nice touch PhoneSuit!

    Overall, I would recommend this battery case as it is a very slim and lightweight battery case that WILL charge your iPhone from 0-100% effectively doubling your battery life for those of you that can't get to a charger. They can be purchased for $79.95 and come in matte black and white.

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  2. vtclan macrumors regular

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    Nice review! Im starting to like the black case on white iphone contrast more and more
     
  3. NWI73 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the kind words. It is definitely a nice contrast, the look is very smooth and clean.
     
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    I tried sending you a pm but it said you don't allow messages
     

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