Charge on: best battery cases for the HTC One review

Charge on: best battery cases for the HTC One review
The HTC One is undoubtedly one of the prettiest Android handsets around, with its streamlined aluminum unibody design. Those chassis are pretty but not very practical when it comes to a battery swap, as they sport sealed compartments, and you are stuck with whatever capacity the maker was able to fit in. 

If your phone sports a replaceable unit you can carry a spare with you when needed, but if not then the battery cases are for you, and we are rounding up some for the sealed HTC One. The handset sports excellent good battery endurance, especially during web browsing, but if you are going to be away from the plug for longer than a day and change of moderate to heavy usage, accessory makers are slowly starting to come up with battery cases, so you might want to grab one of the picks below, as most offer both protection and increased time between charges at the same time.

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  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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28 Comments

1. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Hah, this happens when you can´t change battery in your phone. Eat your unibody design HTC...

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

This happens when you use your phone so much that you need this much power. 90+% of consumers don't need this, and are unaffected by unibody designs. Motorola, HTC, Sony, Nokia, and Apple have been using them for quite some time, and people have been perfectly fine. I expect Samsung to cave in and completely seal their flimsy battery covers within the next couple years.

5. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Exactly, i love the performance of my One's battery can get easily 2 days out of it with 3 hours screen on. On a side note the first case looks like a soap.

6. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

That´s really nice, but as I´m a hardcore phone user, I need a battery with bigger capacity (or at least an option to change battery). Definitely, I´m not alone with this. The high sale numbers of Galaxy S4 show that there is need for changeable batteries. Turning back to HTC One, I´m absolutely not impressed with battery life. Let´s be honest...it is terrible.

7. therealestboy

Posts: 82; Member since: May 03, 2013

I don't believe most people buy the galaxy s4 because they can swap batteries. Among my friends and family I am the only who carriers a spare battery. It's us geeks that think people care about things.

8. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Hahaha the iphone 5 sold more then the S4 and it does not have a removable batteries. So there is not need for a removable batteries according to you.

9. rdaex

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

What are you smoking? Every day I get between 12 and 17 hours on my phone, and thats with at LEAST some bluetooth music streaming, apps updating whenever they decide to, and my power save only comes on at 20%. Youre off your rocker if you think thats 'terrible'.. but Im actually guessing youve never used the phone, yet feel like youre an expert

16. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

I´m working with phones every day since 1998, so maybe I know something about them ;) nice try!

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

People aren't buying the GS4 because of the removable back. People are buying the GS4 because of the huge marketing campaign for the software features and the reputation Samsung has, the fact that Samsung's products have removable batteries is irrelevant to the majority of their sales.

14. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

When I go out, I bring external batt juice pack for my hTc One, but if I use my gnote 2, I ask myself. .. do I need to bring my batt juice pack, ah. .. no! !!

10. g2a5b0e unregistered

Are you kidding?! Why would Samsung "cave" as you put it & change to inaccessible batteries when they're selling the most phones? They sold almost half of all Android phones last year. What you're saying makes no sense. Clearly, the public enjoys removable batteries among other Samsung features. If anything, other manufacturers will cave & go back to removable batteries so they can start making money again.

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Because people are becoming more conscious of aesthetics with their device. When the GS4 was announced, the overall view from the public was that it was ugly in comparison to the One and Xperia Z. The only place where you could find people saying something good about the design of the GS4 is on tech sites like these where power users were praising the fact that it had a removable battery. My point is, I saw a LOT of comments saying how the GS4 looks bad. Yes, they're still selling millions of units, but that's mainly because of their huge marketing campaign and brand recognition, no one's buying the GS4 because of its looks. People are buying into all those software features Samsung has made commercials for. I'd imagine very, very few people buy the GS4 primarily because of its removable battery. Removable batteries are a dying feature. Samsung (and LG I guess) is the only major manufacturer still providing them in their flagship devices. I'm sure if Samsung did seal off the battery door, their sales wouldn't suffer at all, because the mass majority of people don't really care.

17. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

I'm a picky man or let say perfectionist, and I didn't see wrong about the design of sgs4...I like it! The only reason I pick the One is because I had a gnote 2 and I'm waiting for gnote 3.

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

You might be right on that. Maybe. But considering the fact that the GS4 is so far the fastest selling Android device of all-time, Samsung probably sees no reason to change anytime soon. I personally think it's a good looking phone. Apparently, most people also do.

20. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I think it looks nice aside from the glossy finish. I don't like the flimsy battery cover either. If they gave the GS4 a design like the Wave 3, where the battery compartment slides out of the metal shell of the device, I would have picked one up immediately. The Wave 3 is one of the only solidly built Samsung devices out their in my opinion. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-executives-met-Wednesday-in-Seoul-to-discuss-Design-3.0_id43485 The last paragraph of this article states it perfectly. "Samsung cannot allow its success to cloud its judgment. The company must listen to what its customers want and many of them want a metal uni-body construction on the next Samsung flagship phone." http://www.sammobile.com/2013/04/13/weekend-special-samsung-worried-about-their-build-quality-galaxy-note-iii-to-have-a-new-design/ That articles says that Samsung was actually worried about the plastic build quality on the GS4. I remember an article on PA saying that Samsung actually wanted to use a metal body for the GS4, but it would have caused a delay, which is reasonable. So Samsung knows their build quality is an issue, but they couldn't change anything on the GS4. The Note 3 will allegedly have the new design with enhanced build quality, which may or may not seal the battery.

22. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

The articles you listed came from sources that aren't credible. So there. A credible source..... Or they........ Hahahahaha

24. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Phone Arena and SamMobile aren't credible sources? So the site that we're commenting on and another site that Phone Arena gets a lot of their Samsung related information from isn't credible? Yeah, that's logical.

21. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Hahaha and what phone do you use berserk? And someone mentioned three hours of screen on time. That's pathetic. Back to berserk. Removable batteries are a hot seller. Most people don't use their phones like the hardcore people because they haven't figured out the many uses it has. For example it can replace a lot of functions that were reserved for laptops for example Audio streaming Video streaming GPS ...... ..... All of which kills any phones battery unless its an iPhone (hahahah) So either you have a sealed design and pay a ridiculous amount man or just get a fatty battery that comes out with a case for a little more or a lot less, depending on the brand

23. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I use a Galaxy S3, and I have never once felt the need to remove my battery. Removable batteries aren't a "hot seller." People buy a phone either because of its price point, or the features it was advertised to have. No one buys a GS4 because of the removable battery, people buy it because Samsung advertises the Air Gestures and camera features constantly, the fact that the GS4 has a removable battery is irrelevant to the vast majority of sales from the GS4. Audio/Video streaming and GPS? I do that a lot, aside from audio streaming, and my battery life is just fine. I always end the day with about 20-30% left after a day of moderate use, which is perfect for probably more than 90% of consumers. The power users that play intensive games and stream audio/video constantly make up a very small percentage.

26. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

All I want to say is the iPhone 5 sold over 25 million. So can anyone say removable batteries is important if the best selling phone is none of those. Samsung marketing is more then coke coca. Come on now people

27. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Exactly. People are buying the GS4 based on advertisements and brand recognition, not the fact that it has a removable battery; otherwise, the iPhone wouldn't be selling at all.

2. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

lmfao i would rather carry lumia with me than this

3. Suraj3337

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Definition of ugliest cases on earth!

13. aleksey4738

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 27, 2013

Why are Samsung owners trolling in a HTC article ? Aren't you guys suppose to be online searching for 1. Why my phone has so many gimmicks that I will never use. 2. Why my battery cover is so cheap. 3. What am I doing wrong with my life that I need an extra battery in my phone just to go through a day. 4. Why is the HTC one winning in almost every compassion against my beloved gs4 . Lmao

15. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

wow dude that was lame

18. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

I already add to my wish list the #4 batt case for my next purchase at Amazon.

25. nashoa

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Really wonderful and beautiful

28. nashoa

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Really wonderful and beautiful

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