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Five essential accessories for Galaxy S5 owners

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Earlier today we wrote about the Galaxy S4, and now it’s time to show the latest Galaxy S smartphone some love. Here are our recommendations for five Galaxy S5 accessories that everyone should own – including protective options, additional storage and battery power, and one awesome accessory that will dramatically expand your capabilities. Let’s get started!

5. Redneck Red Line Leather Book Case

Our recommended case is a new arrival: the Redneck Red Line. This book case is hand-crafted from real leather, providing that all-natural look, feel and smell. The case provides good protection thanks to its coverage of the back and the screen, while the slim size of the case ensures your Galaxy S5 still fits easily in your pocket. The case is available in black, brown and white colour schemes – all excellent.

Redneck Red Line Leather Samsung Galaxy S5 Book Case - Brown    Redneck Red Line Leather Samsung Galaxy S5 Book Case - Brown

4. MFX Tempered Glass Screen Protector

MFX Samsung Galaxy S5 Tempered Glass Screen Protector    MFX Samsung Galaxy S5 Tempered Glass Screen Protector

Our next item is another protective one – the MFX tempered glass screen protector for the Galaxy S5. This screen protector provides much stronger protection against scratches than a traditional plastic screen protector, ensuring your S5′s screen stays pristine longer. The screen protectors are shatter-resistant too, ensuring they’re safe to use for extended periods.

3. Lexar 32GB Micro SDHC Memory Card Class 10

Lexar 32GB Micro SDHC Memory Card with SD Adapter - Class 10    Lexar 32GB Micro SDHC Memory Card with SD Adapter - Class 10

One of the best qualities of the Galaxy S line is its removable back, which allows micro SDHC cards and replaceable batteries to be used. This Lexar Micro SDHC card takes full advantage of that fact, adding 32GB of additional storage cheaply and easily. The 32GB capacity is sufficient for dozens of movies or TV episodes, thousands of songs and millions of documents. The Class 10 speed rating is among the best available, ensuring that transfers are rapid and apps can be run quickly from the SD card.

2. Official Samsung Extra Battery Kit

Official Samsung Galaxy S5 Extra Battery Kit    Official Samsung Galaxy S5 Extra Battery Kit

This Extra Battery Kit provides a spare battery for your Galaxy S5, plus a battery charger. In combination with your existing S5 battery and charger, you’ll be able to top up both batteries simultaneously. This is perfect for overnight charging, ensuring you can awaken to 200% battery life for the day ahead. Double your battery life, double your charging rate.

1. LG G Watch R

LG G Watch R for Android Smartphones - Black

The LG G Watch R is our final choice. This Android Wear smartwatch provides instant notifications to your wrist, and so much more. You’ll be able to set reminders and alarms, see Google Maps directions, swipe through Tinder contacts and choose from a wide range of analogue and digital watch faces. There’s an argument for choosing Samsung’s own Gear 2 smartwatch, but Google’s platform works with more Android phones and is much better supported by developers.

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Thanks for checking out our recommendations? Feel free to make your own suggestions in the comments below, or ask us a question!

First Official Samsung Galaxy S5 Extended Battery

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Official Samsung Galaxy S5 3500mAh Extended Battery and Cover - BlackDo you ever wish your Galaxy S5 had better battery life? If so, listen up – we’ve added the very first Official Samsung Extended Battery for the Galaxy S5, which provides 25% more battery life with a capacity of 3500mAh.

Having this extra battery life is incredibly handy when you’re out late or spending a weekend away from home. The additional battery life, in combination with the power-saving technology inside the Galaxy S5, can drastically extend your battery life especially when the phone is in standby. Let’s see how battery life is affected for various tasks according to GSMArena‘s Galaxy S5 battery tests:

• 26 hours and 40 minutes of 3G talk time (from 21 hours and 20 minutes)
• 12 hours of web browsing (from 9 hours and 36 minutes)
• 13 hours and 51 minutes of video playback (from 11 hours and 5 minutes)

The extended battery works simply, packing in more Lithium Ion cells into a slightly larger space to provide that 25% increase to battery life. The enlarged battery requires a different back cover, which is provided with the battery itself. The extended battery adds only a few millimetres to the width of the Galaxy S5, so you’ll still have a svelte and easily pocketable smartphone.

Official Samsung Galaxy S5 3500mAh Extended Battery and Cover - WhiteThe extended battery is NFC compatible (unlike many third-party batteries) and matches the look and style of your Galaxy S5 perfectly. The battery is available in white and black varieties, to match or contrast your phone’s colour.

To place your Galaxy S5 extended battery pre-order, please visit the product page below:

• Official Samsung Galaxy S5 3500mAh Extended Battery and Cover – Black
• Official Samsung Galaxy S5 3500mAh Extended Battery and Cover – White

If you have any questions or comments please leave ‘em in the comments, or write to us on Twitter @mobilefun. Thanks for checking out the article and have a good one!

5 latest and greatest Samsung Galaxy S5 cases

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Today we’re going to have a look at some of the very latest and greatest cases available for the Samsung Galaxy S5. We’ve kind of forgotten about the S5 in the blog, what with the release of the Note 4, iPhone 6 and Moto X 2nd-gen, but the phone remains one of the best options on the market for people that don’t want to move beyond that 5-inch form factor that’s proved so popular over the last year. So, without further ado, let’s have a look at these cases!

5. Man&Wood High Way Wooden Case

Man&Wood Samsung Galaxy S5 Wooden Case - High Way    Man&Wood Samsung Galaxy S5 Wooden Case - High Way

Man&Wood produce some of the very best wooden cases on the market, distinguishing themselves with interesting designs made from top quality materials. Their High Way case is a prime example, with sustainably-sourced wood being worked into a stylish tripartite design. The wood feels great in your hand and the modern design lets it stand out from the crowd. If it’s not to your taste, then you’ll find more variants at the product page linked above.

4. Gecko Glow-in-the-dark case - Pink, Blue

Gecko Glow Samsung Galaxy S5 Glow in the Dark Case - Pink    Gecko Glow Samsung Galaxy S5 Glow in the Dark Case - Pink

Our next case is a little less classy, but no less interesting. The Gecko Glow-in-the-dark case is made from a scratch-resistant TPU material with a phosphorescent coating. If you’ve ever lost your phone in a dark bedroom, you’ll be glad to have this case on. And besides the practical benefits, you’ll also just like the way it looks – the combination of a pink or blue case with a luminous coating does look pretty spectacular at night.

3. 4-Pack FlexiShield Cases

4 Pack FlexiShield Samsung Galaxy S5 CasesFlexiShield Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 - 4 Pack

This useful four-pack of FlexiShield cases provides four cool colours for one low price, giving you the flexibility to change your case to match your outfit or mood. The pack includes purple, black, green and white; a nice variety. Each case is slim and adds a reasonable amount of protection and grip, preventing damage due to scratches or drops.

2. PowerSkin Ultra-Thin Extended Battery Case - Black, White

PowerSkin Ultra-Thin Samsung Galaxy S5 Extended Battery Case - White

Our next case is another practical sort, providing an extra boost of battery life while protecting your Galaxy S5. The PowerSkin adds 2200mAh of charge to your internal reserves, almost doubling your S5′s battery life. That’s brilliant for late nights or weekends away, as it means you can take that must-see photo, call a friend or get back from the club in the early hours of the morning. The PowerSkin is thin for a battery case, and looks good too, with a dimpled rear cover that mimics the look of the Galaxy S5 itself.

1. Encase Genuine Leather Wallet Case - Black, Brown

Adarga Galaxy S5 Leather-Style Wallet CaseAdarga Lumia 630 / 635 Leather-Style Wallet Case

Our winning case today is this simple but effective leather wallet case from Encase. The Encase is made from real leather for that classical look, feel and smell; this is a case that you’ll want to hold in your hand. The case is practical too, with integrated pockets for cash or credit and a secure magnetic clasp. The leather provides good protection against bumps and scratches, and wears in a natural way over time.


I hope you’ve found these selections useful! For more information, please visit the product pages linked above or leave a comment below. You can also reach us on social media @mobilefun or at Love Your Mobile on Facebook.





Top 5 latest Galaxy S5 cases: September 2014

Monday, September 1st, 2014

In this article, we’re going to share five of the very best cases available for the popular Galaxy S5, new for September 2014. Let’s get started!

5. Spigen Slim Armor View – Smooth White

Spigen Samsung Galaxy S5 Slim Armor View Case - Smooth White     Spigen Samsung Galaxy S5 Slim Armor View Case

The Slim Armor View is a clever combination of Spigen’s earlier slim armour cases with a transparent window, like you’d find on Samsung’s S View cases. The combination is a case that excels in both protection and utility, with a dual-layered TPU design and a polycarbonate midsection. The clear window in the front of the case allows you to see incoming calls and other notifications with ease, while an internal magnet allows the case to wake and lock the phone as it’s opened and closed. A dimpled rear cover completes the Samsung look.

4. Ballistic Urbanite Case – Red / Black

Ballistic Urbanite Samsung Galaxy S5 Case - Red/Black    Ballistic Urbanite Samsung Galaxy S5 Case - Red/Black

Our next case is the Ballistic Urbanite, shown here in a fetching red and black colourway. The Urbanite is all about delivering protection without excessive bulk. The case’s unique HexTec six-sided drop protection technology is singularly effective against knocks and falls, with reinforced ballistic corners to protect the phone inside. A raised lip around the screen prevents damage there too.

3. Encase Genuine Leather Wallet Case – Brown

Adarga Galaxy S5 Leather-Style Wallet Case    Adarga Lumia 630 / 635 Leather-Style Wallet Case

The Encase Genuine Leather Wallet case is one of the best looking on the market. As the name suggests, this case is made from real leather to provide that unmatched natural look and feel in your hand. The case is practical too, with a full complement of pockets for credit cards and cash. A classy case.

2. LifeProof Fre Case – White

LifeProof Fre Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 - White    LifeProof Fre Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 - White

The LifeProof Fre is the only case on this list that isn’t available at the time of writing, but it’s so good that I’ve included it anyway. The case offers incredible protection, including waterproofing and dustproofing. The LifeProof Fre also meets or exceeds military standards, allowing it to protect your Galaxy S5 from drops, falls, scratches and a range of other hazards. Despite this laundry list of qualifications, the Fre remains surprisingly slim.

1. OtterBox Defender Series Case – Blue

OtterBox Defender Series Samsung Galaxy S5 Protective Case - Blue    OtterBox Defender Series Samsung Galaxy S5 Protective Case - Blue

Our final case today is the OtterBox Defender. The Defender is one of the best selling cases available for the Galaxy S5, and it’s easy to see why. The case offers incredible protection against drops and scratches, although it lacks the waterproofing of the more expensive LifeProof case. The Defender includes a built-in screen protector, silicone port covers and a detachable belt clip holster that doubles as a kickstand. Particularly in this new blue cover, the case looks great too.


So there we have it – five great new cases for the Galaxy S5. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. You can also reach us on Twitter @mobilefun. Thanks for reading the article and have a good one!

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OtterBox unveil Alpha Glass screen protectors for Galaxy S5, iPhone 5S, 5C, 5

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

OtterBox iPhone 5S / 5C / 5 Alpha Glass Screen Protector    OtterBox iPhone 5S / 5C / 5 Alpha Glass Screen Protector

Earlier today we reported on OtterBox’s new line of Resurgence battery cases, but that’s not the only thing that the American phone accessories company announced today. OtterBox have unveiled Alpha Glass, a new series of tempered glass screen protectors. The initial release covers the Galaxy S5, iPhone 5, 5S and 5C, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see screen protectors for the iPhone 6 and other popular smartphones soon afterwards. Let’s take a closer look at what OtterBox have revealed so far.

Scratch and shatter protection

The primary purpose of any screen protector is to prevent damage to your phone’s screen. Of course, the Alpha Glass series provides just that. A thin layer of tempered glass covers the screen below, preventing any scratches or abrasions from damaging the display. The Alpha Glass screen protector also includes an anti-shatter film, ensuring that even if the glass breaks, it remains in a single inert piece to be safely removed.

OtterBox Alpha Samsung Galaxy S5 Glass Screen Protector    OtterBox Alpha Samsung Galaxy S5 Glass Screen Protector

Hardly noticeable once installed

OtterBox have delivered one of the thinnest tempered glass screen protectors on the market, with tiny proportions that are barely noticeable. With Alpha Glass installed, your phone also retains its original touch screen sensitivity, brightness and clarity. Even installation is a cinch, as the package comes with everything you need to install the screen protector cleanly and without bubbles. You don’t have to worry about a thing.

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The OtterBox Alpha Glass screen protectors are coming soon to Mobile Fun. For more information–including live pricing and availability data–please visit the product pages listed below.


If you’re in a hurry to find a tempered glass screen protector, then you might check out Spigen’s line of Glas.t screen protectors in the meantime.

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