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Excellent and will fit the S2 + fat batt with a bit of surgery
on 17 July 2014
The Gal S2 l bought came with one of these. It was excellent. I particularly like the way the sides are good and thick and protect the phone from edge-on impact, specially the corners - far more likely that it falling flat on the screen
But the new battery for my Gal S2 is one of the high power batts that is extra thick and is supplied with its own back cover to replace the original Sam back. Obviously, the original gel cover is not designed to fit the new, thicker phone. But it can be done.
As a trial I used the original gel cover. I cut out a section around the new battery. I could see that with a new cover and better surgery, I could make a better job and have a cover that in my view protects the most vulnerable and like to get damaged part [after the screen] - the edges.
I bought this case and, using the roughly successful cut-out original as a guide, cut out a section of the back that gave a better grip on the long sides, covers the bottom of the phone up to the edge of the new battery lip and the top of the phone. I did not completely cut across the top, over the camera. I left that so that the case now has a flap, hinged either side of the camera, that covers the entire back. A tiny drop or two of superglue has made the flap stay put. To get the battery out, the glue spots could be cut away the a sharp blade. So you can have a cover on a Gal S2 with fat batt if you carefully cut down three sides of this cover.
PS: I have now had reason to open the back of the phone to retrieve a malfunctioning SD card. I was a bit over-enthusiastic with my first lot of Superglue, to secure the flap of the back cover. In fact, all you need is a very tiny drop in each corner. These cut away easily if you need to get back inside the phone, as I have had to do. Cover still good after removing and replacing it twice.