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Incipio offGRID case brings microSD card support and extended battery to Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S6 may be a great phone, but it has two main disappointments: the lack of removable battery and microSD card support. The Incipio offGRID battery case alleviates both pains!

Published onJuly 19, 2015

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are stunning smartphones. These handsets perform like champions, have one of the best cameras in the market and are armed to the teeth with the best specs. Additionally, they happen to be Samsung’s masterpieces, at least in terms of design. Only a couple factors plague this otherwise amazing device – its non-removable battery and lack of expandable storage.

These are arguably the two main complaints about the Samsung Galaxy S6, so it’s no surprise to see a case manufacturer like Incipio putting together a case that can solve both issues for the popular smartphone. The Incipio offGRID comes with a 3700 mAh battery and microSD card support for up to 128 GB of expandable storage. And yes, it does support both versions of the device.

In terms of battery capacity, this is a big step up over the Galaxy S6’s 2550 mAh battery (2600 mAh for the Galaxy S6 Edge). This would translate to a combined amount of 6250-6300 mAh from both the phone and the case. The storage also receives a huge upgrade – the highest option for internal storage on the Galaxy S6 is 128 GB, meaning this case can double it.

The sacrifices

Any downsides? Of course there is one, and it may ruin all the improvements Samsung made with the Galaxy S6 series. This case is not thin at 0.6 inches, which is much thicker than the Galaxy S6’s 0.27-inch profile. The case will also make your phone significantly taller and wider. We have seen bigger cases before, but this is still something to consider.


Another issue is that, while the case can expand both battery and storage, it can’t do both at the same time. You have to choose between charging and storage modes by flipping a toggle on the side of the case. This may be inconvenient, but definitely something you can get used to. You just can’t charge while using the microSD card.

A full-featured case

Otherwise, the Incipio offGRID case won’t affect your phone’s functionality. The cover is compatible with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Fast Charging Technology and even uses an NFC pass-through coil to keep contact-less payment support on board.

This may be the case many of you have been waiting for, as it could be the solution to your main Galaxy S6 issues. Will this change the way you look at Samsung’s latest flagship? I can tell you I would be more likely to buy it now that I know I can get the Incipio offGRID case. I say it’s a good deal at $89.99! What do you think?

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