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Mophie juice pack plus for iPhone 4 Review

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Mophie juice pack plus for iPhone 4 Review
With that out of the way, we'll focus on the performance and that's where we can say that the battery pack does deliver the “Plus” it promises. You can count on virtually double the battery life (and even more) with the 2000mAh capacity of Mophie's juice pack. We tested it on a completely drained iPhone 4 and found that charging goes at nearly 40% an hour, so you can have your handset fully charged after nearly two hours and a half. Even after the iPhone was fully charged, the Juice Pack Plus held a full bar of charge, which means that you can easily get through a very, very busy day, and actually rely on two days with moderate to heavy use.

We loved the logical charging behavior of the Mophie Juice Pack Plus – when plugged in with the iPhone it leaves the handset to charge first before starting to recharge itself. The battery pack also fulfills its every promise – 8 hours of talk time on a 3G network and 11 hours of video playback.


Conclusion:

We value the fact that Mophie fulfills its promise of doubling the battery life on the iPhone 4, but we have a hard time recommending this device. As impressive as all is, so is the price. $100 is a lot of money even for a premium juice pack, but even more so for one you'll probably have to throw away in months when the new iPhone 5 is expected to come out. In comparison, the Motorola P793 Universal USB Portable Power Pack has 1420mAh capacity, but costs a mere $35 and is future-proof as it will work with pretty much every handset out there. But if you can overlook the hefty price and added bulk, you'll certainly appreciate the unmatched charging capacity of the Juice Pack Plus.

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Pros

  • Doubles your iPhone's battery life
  • Offers good protection, doubles as a rugged case

Cons

  • $100 price tag
  • Bulky, ruins the slim profile of the iPhone 4
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posted on 27 Oct 2011, 22:24

1. MarkL (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I just ordered my 3rd Mophie in less than 6 months. iPhone4. Each has broke. This 3rd one broke in less than a week. Its the charger port each time. The port on the case that needs to charge the phone. Great great idea. Love the product. Hate the way its built. The same thing happened to my friend who referred it to me. Well, back to car chargers again. Don't waste you money on this. I'm $300 in the hole so far.
-Mark L, Charlotte NC

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 09:14

3. mflogistics (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


Try Mugen Power Batteries

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 15:34

2. rabeahf (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


Don't buy this! Between my husband and I, we already purchased four so far in the last two months. Each one is worst than the others. They are so cheaply made that you hardly get a good use of them because where the charger is suppose to plug, gets broken by second week you have it. And no one wants to exchange them.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 14:30

4. Megger (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I gave up on Mophie. I purchase the PhoneSuit Elite and have been so impressed. It's much thinner and feels better in my small hands. The quality is much better. Check it out.

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 22:53

6. michaele11694 (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Dec 2012)


I too have just set aside my fourth Mophie juice back plus. They work fine as long as they work. The micro USB port fails after about two months. I've used only the cable that comes with the Mophie so it's not the fault of the cable. It's outrageous that a unit costing almost $100 lasts less than 100 days. Stay away.

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