iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case - Black

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  • Overview

    Engineered exclusively for iPhone 7, the Smart Battery Case gives you even longer battery life while offering great protection. Inside, a soft microfibre lining helps protect your iPhone. And on the outside, the silky, soft-touch finish of the silicone exterior feels great in your hand. A soft elastomer hinge design makes it easy to put the case on and take it off.

    Charge your iPhone and battery case simultaneously for increased talk time up to 26 hours, Internet use up to 22 hours on 4G LTE, and even longer audio and video playback.* With the Smart Battery Case on, the intelligent battery status is displayed on the iPhone Lock screen and in Notification Centre, so you know exactly how much charge you have left.

    This case supports Lightning accessories, such as the Lightning to USB Cable (included with your iPhone), and works with the iPhone Lightning Dock (sold separately).

    Highlights

    Designed by Apple

    Talk time up to 26 hours*

    Internet use up to 22 hours on 4G LTE*

    Video playback up to 24 hours*

    What’s in the Box

    iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case

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  • 2.5 Average
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    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      First impressions are great. How will it fare over time?

      If anyone else is like me and puts their phone through sporadic, heavy use, this may be a great option to avoid excessive cables and having to carry a separate If anyone else is like me and puts their phone through sporadic, heavy use, this may be a great option to avoid excessive cables and having to carry a separate battery or charge cable. I picked up the iPhone 7 today in the 256GB black model and decided to also pick up a black iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case. I definitely tried one out in-store before committing, since they are $100, after all. Inserting the phone into the case is interesting. There is one flexible area on the entire case, about 3/4 of the way up the case if you start from the bottom. From there, you insert your phone almost entirely in line with the case and slide it down, and then the top of the case (the lip) pulls right over the top of the phone. Pretty easy but not exactly intuitive the very first time you do it. Taking it out is the reverse of the process I described. I recommend using two thumbs to slide the phone up once you've taken the lip of the case off the top of the phone. The feel in your hand is great. The protruding speaker section at the bottom makes the balance in your hand a bit different than a standard case, and slightly defeats the purpose of getting the iPhone 7 over the 7 Plus, but I only plan on using this case on days where I know I'll be out a lot. The inside is a velour-like feel that will prevent your phone from getting scratched from trapped debris like some purely silicone cases can do. There is also a status light on the interior of the case showing an orange LED while it charges. I don't yet know what it looks like when fully charged. Your iPhone battery widget will tell you the respective battery levels for the two devices: your phone and the case. From what it appears, the case depletes first while it charges your phone, and then your phone battery is used once your battery case is depleted. The speaker holes are not new speakers and microphones, but instead just holes to allow your voice and/or music to pass through to the phone's speaker and mic. I was informed by the person helping me today at the Apple Store that these are most likely not water resistant like the iPhone 7 -- and I can see why. That velour interior would be wrecked if you got it all wet! Lastly, as you might have figured from my above description, you can charge the case independent of having the phone in it. Right now my phone is on my desk restoring apps from my iCloud backup while the case charges in my Lightning dock. I hope everyone enjoyed this review. What are your thoughts?

      • Written by Andrew L from Santa Rosa

      565 of 661 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?First impressions are great. How will it fare over time?

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Awesome!

      I have had this case for a single day and am already in love. I have not yet received my iPhone 7 in the mail but this case came in yesterday. Currently I am us I have had this case for a single day and am already in love. I have not yet received my iPhone 7 in the mail but this case came in yesterday. Currently I am using it on my 6 just to test it out and i am impressed. I use my phone for work and am constantly on it all day. I have not charged the case or phone in 15 hours, my phone is at 100% battery and the case is at 56%. I could go another day without charging the case and not even touch the charge in my phone until late tomorrow. High five!

      • Written by Michael B from Hurst

      326 of 441 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Awesome!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Essential case for those who hate charging their phone constantly

      I purchased this case along for my new iPhone 7. I previously had the Smart Battery case for the 6s and I really enjoyed the extra battery life, usually not hav I purchased this case along for my new iPhone 7. I previously had the Smart Battery case for the 6s and I really enjoyed the extra battery life, usually not having to charge for about 2 days at a time. After about 4 months of ownership the back of the case started showing signs of wear with sections of the silicon looking more used than others. With this new model for the 7 I think they have improved upon the original nicely. The new darker color of the case suits the 7's black color nicely, the older case seemed to have more a dark grey tone to it. Also the larger battery capacity seems to have improved the time between charges as well. I was able to get almost 3 days of battery life since I got the case. I still don't find the astetchics of the case to be particularly good looking but the ergonomics of the case with the battery bulk inset allowing for better grip makes it the best battery case I found to actually hold and use for extended periods of time. I would highly recommend this case.

      • Written by Joseph S from Richardson

      257 of 304 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Essential case for those who hate charging their phone constantly

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Battery case disintegrating

      I was very pleased with the battery and the extra hours that I could get through the day. With the phone and battery case together, I did not need to recharge u I was very pleased with the battery and the extra hours that I could get through the day. With the phone and battery case together, I did not need to recharge until the evening. Only on the rare occasion, if i was on the phone or in areas of difficult reception did the batteries lose all their charge. However, the case has start to break up in 2 areas, firstly below the on / off button on the RHS; then just a few days later the top left hand corner. Its almost as though its an environmentally friendly silicone, it breaks down after a year. What to do; my partner has the mophie and is equally frustrated with the non seamless transfer from phone to battery, having to press a button to initiate it.

      • Written by Barry H from Southminster

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Battery case disintegrating

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      GREAT AT FIRST BUT...

      Just like every other review on here, the case is great when you first get it but then within the first 6 months it starts to fall apart at the edges and peel. Just like every other review on here, the case is great when you first get it but then within the first 6 months it starts to fall apart at the edges and peel. It also does not offer any protection, screen broke twice on my phone with this case. Also, right around the time the silicone starts falling off, the battery also stops charging sporadically. I am disappointed apple cannot create a better charging case with higher quality. I love to be able to use the same iPhone charger for the case unlike all the other cases but I refuse to buy a third case when the others have fallen apart before 1 year of use. I would expect something of greater quality with an apple logo on it and for $100.

      • Written by Dean L from Pompano Beach

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?GREAT AT FIRST BUT...

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      One more review of how this case falls apart

      I love this case but I hate how it falls apart. I gave my old iPhone 6s battery case to my neighbor and it is still fine over two years later. My wife and I eac I love this case but I hate how it falls apart. I gave my old iPhone 6s battery case to my neighbor and it is still fine over two years later. My wife and I each bought new cases for our 7s and they started disintegrating on the top corners at the same time. I hope Apple is listening to these reviews and, perhaps is offering some sort of refund. $100 is a lot for a case that self destructs pithing a year or so. Battery saves my life but the case looks silly all covered in electrical tape.

      • Written by Per F from portland

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?One more review of how this case falls apart

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