Mophie’s new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge battery cases charge wirelessly

by: Bogdan PetrovanMarch 25, 2016
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mophie juice pack galaxy s7 edge

The Mophie name has become almost synonymous with high-quality external batteries and battery cases, but the latest Mophie battery cases for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge step things up a notch.

For the first time, Mophie has integrated wireless charging in the battery cases themselves. Even better, the cases are compatible with the Qi and PMA standards, so, just like the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, they can be charged wirelessly from most chargers. In real life, that means you won’t need to take off the case to juice up the phone, neither through a wired, nor a wireless charger.

The Mophie Juice Pack for the Galaxy S7 gives you an extra 60% battery life, thanks to the 2,950mAh cell inside. The obvious downsides are the weight and the bulk. The 17.5-mm thick Juice Pack adds 100 grams to the Galaxy S7’s 152 grams, but at least you get some protection for your phone, something that an external battery wouldn’t provide.

The Galaxy S7 Edge Juice Pack features a 3,300mAh cell, extending the Edge’s battery life by 60%. This battery case is even thicker at 18.5-mm, adding 122 grams to the phone’s 157 grams.

For now, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Juice Packs are available exclusively in black. Both cases cost $99 (or €109.95 in Europe), which is quite steep, but you do get a brand-name product with excellent specs and the rare ability to charge wirelessly.

Looking for a cheaper case or something slimmer? Check out our recommended Galaxy S7 cases, Galaxy S7 Edge cases, and best Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge accessories.

What do you use on your new Galaxy S7?

  • jendrush

    Samsung presented similar device – Backpack. It’s increasing phone size only in one direction(back side), and it’s rumored to be cheaper(~80$). Who would buy more expensive Mophie if it’s true?

    • Alex_Mendez

      Any links :?

    • stephen miller

      The Samsung says its for charging and then taking it off and put your regular case back on…so who knows if it’s for a permanent fit?

    • Vincent

      Samsung’s case does not charge wirelessly. The case charges the phone wirelessly which results in less of the backpacks battery getting to the phone. Mophie uses a micro USB plug to charge the phone. But the case itself can charge wired or wireless. It’s much more flexible and efficient than Samsung’s backpack. This worth the extra money

    • iCrap

      the mophie looks to provide more protection to the phone than the samsung option

      • jendrush

        Yeah, you are right. But beside of this i think that both options are too expensive.

        • akmal hakim

          Waiting for Zerolemon Battery case for S7 Edge , it would be more cheaper .

  • Teejay

    How is 3000mAh + 2950mAh -> 60% extra? That’s close to 100% extra. Or am I missing something?

    • Kukujiao

      Efficiency loss

      • Teejay

        What efficiency? Does the case itself charge the phone only wirelessly? No physical connection to the phone? That wasn’t clear from the text. Only that it has wireless charging capability.

    • wcjeep

      Wireless charging is convenient, not efficient.

      • Teejay

        Isn’t really clear from the text (to me at least) that the phone will be just charged wirelessly by the case. I thought it would have been plugged in to the usb.

  • Rick Mageega

    only in black? poor execution on Mophie’s part when so many of these phones are shipping in platinum and gold

    • wcjeep

      For the S7, the Mophie website says black and gold. Black to ship first.

  • DeLeon629

    my s7 conducts wireless charging while still in the Otterbox case…No biggie…

  • eddard stark

    s7 edge battery 3600mah. s7 edge battery pack from samsung 3400mah. according to samsung website. the battery pack fully charged can has enought juice to charge the s7 edge up to atleast 1/2 a charge. i thought it would have been almost full. is it a wireless charging thing?

    • MBTechno

      Yes, a lot of the energy is wasted when wirelessly charging.

  • Brad Fortin

    I’m surprised by how little flak these cases are getting for not being able to fully recharge their respective phones while other similar battery cases never hear the end of it. Must be some sort of double-standard.