Samsung’s Galaxy S4 battery life is atrocious. At best, I can get the greater part of a day before I have to plug it back in. One option is carry around a second battery, especially if you make a lot of phone calls and surf the net trying to fulfill your need to always be in the know. Or you could simply buy Mophie’s just announced Juice Pack for the Galaxy S4.
It’s $99.95 and they say it promises to deliver up to 80% more life to your smartphone thanks to its 2300mAh battery. Much like all of Mophie’s other smartphone battery packs, there is a switch to turn it on and off, 4 LED lights on its back to indicate remaining juice, and of course some added protection.
But with that comes the caveat of added bulk and weight. In fact, the Juice Pack for the Galaxy S4 just about doubles the phone’s thickness as it measures .66-inches fat, and more than doubles its weight since it alone tips the scales at 4.59oz (the S4 weighs 4.6oz). You’ll of course get added protection to the Galaxy S4′s fragile back cover, and your choice of either black or white.
The Mophie Juice Pack for the Galaxy S4 is available now directly at Mophie.