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Old August 29th, 2013, 03:12 AM   #451 (permalink)
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I'm using a Case•Mate Barely There hard cover, its got a sort of lite rubbery grippy feel and gives my GS4 a "stealthy" look as I've got a Black Mist one, here are some pics, got it for R219 (around $27) and I'm very happy with it:
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Hi all in I'm hoping some of you guys can provide some feed back. I'm looking on purchasing a wallet s-view flip case since I'm planning of getting rid of my wallet. I was looking at these three:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CRSC0R4/ref=aw_ls__1?colid=2TLUL9JLZC9T&coliid=I2FFOZR1GWH 5F9&vs=1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00E3DL3BU/ref=aw_ls__3?colid=2TLUL9JLZC9T&coliid=I12LVE61UVY JU1&vs=1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00DM0R00I/ref=aw_ls__2?colid=2TLUL9JLZC9T&coliid=I2WHJ5588CM 47G

I also would appreciate if you guys can point to other options as well thank you.
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i recently bought 2 spigen slim armor, metal slate and soul black colors.
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I agonized over what cover I wanted, so I ended up buying more than one. I also bought a really pretty battery cover.

First one I bought was the Elago Slim Fit in Camo Green for $9.99. I think it's already been covered in this thread so I didn't bother with photographs. I do like it, but it doesn't feel like it gives the phone much in the way of protection if I accidentally drop my phone. Plus it shows fingerprints on the back, which to me seemed hard to wipe clean. I also found the side button holes to be a pain in the butt. I feel like I need to use my fingernails to get down in there just to push the buttons. Pretty all in all, but not something I will use every day.

This was my second purchase and is what caught my eye on Amazon and what led me to my third purchase: Tonyyan Flower Embossed Battery Cover Housing for $1.99 + $4.99 shipping = $6.98. One might think that because it was made and shipped from China that it would be cheap. It's anything but. I'm extremely impressed with the artwork, the detail, and the fact that the battery cover fits like a glove. I ordered it on Aug 15th, but not sure when it was delivered since I just got home yesterday after being on vacation... it was in the mailbox. This battery cover is stunning, and since I love Asian designs I will more than likely purchase a few more of these.

My third purchase was the AmazonBasics Protective TPU Case in Frosted Clear for $5.99. Not much to say about this one other than it's perfect for showing off my new battery cover. Hard to explain how this feels because it's slick but sticky at the same time. Has a nice lip around the front edges so you can place the phone face down without the glass touching the surface. The buttons on the side of the phone are easily pressed with this case, too. I really like this case and would recommend it to anyone who loves TPU cases.

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I really like this case. I have the regular Slim Armor, and would love to have the screen cover built into this case if I really want hard screen protection. It looks like it is a matte black finish where the original Slim Armor is a shiny black.

I also bought the Samsung OEM Wireless charging cover and pad, and the Slim Armor will NOT fit over the Samsung OEM wireless charging cover. It adds too much bulk and the original Slim Armor won't fit.

Does anyone have the new Slim Armor S View, as well as the Samsung OEM wireless charging cover, and can you say whether the new Slim Armor S View case will fit over the Samsung OEM wireless charging cover? If not, then I won't have a choice but to get a 3rd party slim wireless charging receiver if I want to use a case and wireless charging.
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My Seidio Surface case in blue w/kickstand showed up today. Wow! This things is very well made and is a significant increase in fit, finish & quality than my Otterbox Commuter case. The face edges aren't as tall so I can actually touch the edges of the screen now. Before I had a VERY difficult time getting side menus (Google Music Playlists seemed to be the worst) and now I don't have that issue. I also like the button cut-outs as I can cleanly get to my buttons now and before I had to press with the force fo god to activate the power or volume buttons with the Commuter case on. I also disliked the rubber port covers on the Commuter because they were more in the way than a help. In addition the VZW branded charges with the LED on them for seeing your plug port in the dark wouldn't fit with the Commuter case. No problems with this one. The surface feel is also better & it fits tighter so the overall size of the phone feels just a tad bit thinner and better in the hand. Also, the way it breaks in half to remove is super nice if you run spare batteries & such. For $21 shipped from Amazon this is a fantastic value and I HIGHLY recommend this case.
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Best Buy carries this case (Seidio Surface) as the Platinum brand.
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For what price?
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~$35.

Platinum Series Case with Holster for Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mobile Phones BlueDark PT-SGC23SC - Best Buy
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I saw that after I asked. If you need one local I guess sure otherwise you can get a Seidio branded one from Amazon.com for $21 shipped. The Best Buy one will nearly double that after tax.
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The $35 case at Best Buy doesn't have a kickstand. It costs $40 for the 'Platinum Series' with a kickstand!

Platinum Series Holster Case with Kickstand for Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mobile Phones Black PT-SGC63SB - Best Buy

EDITED: AFTER I POSTED I SEE THAT $40 CASE IS A "HOLSTER CASE" WITH KICKSTAND --- SO NOT AN "APPLES TO APPLES" COMPARISON.
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The $35 case at Best Buy doesn't have a kickstand. It costs $40 for the 'Platinum Series' with a kickstand!

Platinum Series Holster Case with Kickstand for Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mobile Phones Black PT-SGC63SB - Best Buy

EDITED: AFTER I POSTED I SEE THAT $40 CASE IS A "HOLSTER CASE" WITH KICKSTAND --- SO NOT AN "APPLES TO APPLES" COMPARISON.
Not exactly but the one I got for $21 shipped does have a kickstand. I don't see too many people rocking holsters for their phones these days but if that's a deal breaker you can get the Best Buy one or get the Seidio one w/the holster.
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After about a month of using my SGS4 with the case, I'm still really liking it: i-BLASON Transformer Hard Shell Case Holster Combo For Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 with Kickstand and Locking Belt Swivel Clip. It might be the cheapest good case with a kickstand, coming in at $7.49 shipped with Prime (or $25 order) on Amazon.

It doesn't add too much heft or bulk to the phone. The holster, which I rarely use, is pretty good and swivels 90 deg. in either direction. The kickstand's only downside is - and it might be due to the long screen - that when viewing in portrait mode, like when reading web pages, it's easy to knock over if you press too firmly. When in landscape mode, it isn't so top-heavy and won't be so easily knocked over.
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I really like this case. I have the regular Slim Armor, and would love to have the screen cover built into this case if I really want hard screen protection. It looks like it is a matte black finish where the original Slim Armor is a shiny black.

I also bought the Samsung OEM Wireless charging cover and pad, and the Slim Armor will NOT fit over the Samsung OEM wireless charging cover. It adds too much bulk and the original Slim Armor won't fit.

Does anyone have the new Slim Armor S View, as well as the Samsung OEM wireless charging cover, and can you say whether the new Slim Armor S View case will fit over the Samsung OEM wireless charging cover? If not, then I won't have a choice but to get a 3rd party slim wireless charging receiver if I want to use a case and wireless charging.
Bobby, ive been wanting that case ever since it came out. I absolutely love that it snaps shut. Slide into ur pocket no problem.
I had the otterbox on my phone for a bit. Very bulky, but crazy protection for sure. Nice fit around the sensors. The screen protector is.. Eh.. Its does the job, but it's got areas where grime can get under it and i was always afraid of sliding dirt around and scratching up the screen. The clip is nice tho. It's diesel.
Right now I'm rocking the incipio dualpro and love it. Nice and slim with good protection.
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An FYI regarding warranty service from Otterbox....

My Defender case inner shell was starting to 'squeak' in the lower left hand corner when held because a small gap developed between the two halves of the inner shell. I filled out the warranty claim this morning (this is at about 8AM PST Saturday morning), uploaded a couple of photos of the case and got a reply that I will hear back in 48 hours (business days). Then, 15 minutes later I get another e-mail saying they are FedEx-ing me a new case.

That's what I call service. Kudos to Otterbox.
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An FYI regarding warranty service from Otterbox....

My Defender case inner shell was starting to 'squeak' in the lower left hand corner when held because a small gap developed between the two halves of the inner shell. I filled out the warranty claim this morning (this is at about 8AM PST Saturday morning), uploaded a couple of photos of the case and got a reply that I will hear back in 48 hours (business days). Then, 15 minutes later I get another e-mail saying they are FedEx-ing me a new case.

That's what I call service. Kudos to Otterbox.
They're a fantastic local (to me) company for sure.
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I've done 3 service orders for broken screens on the s4 already... Just a heads up that its not as durable as they lead to say.
Correct, I dropped mine the other day outside work and the screen shattered completely. Phone however still worked, swiped took calls etc.

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i need a case that will protect my galaxy s4 if dropped and won't cause a blur effect when taking pictures.
I have spigen slim armor I ordered 2 in dofferent colors from spigen.com they feel and look awesome and no blur in camera too.
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I got the PEPK Ultimate, is a great aluminum case, military grade
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Bobby, ive been wanting that case ever since it came out. I absolutely love that it snaps shut. Slide into ur pocket no problem.
I had the otterbox on my phone for a bit. Very bulky, but crazy protection for sure. Nice fit around the sensors. The screen protector is.. Eh.. Its does the job, but it's got areas where grime can get under it and i was always afraid of sliding dirt around and scratching up the screen. The clip is nice tho. It's diesel.
Right now I'm rocking the incipio dualpro and love it. Nice and slim with good protection.
Coming late to the party, but I bought the Spigen Slim Armor View about a month ago, and love it. It does feel very secure with the snap-shut front cover, and the phone (with battery cover fits right in, without having to change covers as is with the Samsung View cover. It's slim light, and comfortable to handle and is very attractive.

Only complaint is that the hinges holding on the front cover loosen up so it frequently flops all the way back, and I've had the hinges come out of the base several times -- it needs a more secure and less flimsy hinge. Also, I have not found a way to take photos with the front cover open all the way as the window distorts the lens. I wind up having to take photos while holding the front cover away from the lens. PIA.

But I still love the cover a lot more than the 5 others I threw in the closet because they weren't perfect. Just shop around for a good discount.

ETA: It's shiny smooth, not matte.
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My Spigen Neo-Hybrid case broke a few days ago. The hard plastic frame just snapped in half at the thin sections where the USB plug goes. The phone was never dropped, and the case was in perfect shape, other than the break, of course.

I emailed Spigen, and sent them pictures of the broken case. I never even heard back! The case was originally bought directly from them (was def. not a knockoff), and they can't even write me back!!

I ended up replacing the case with an Incipio DualPro. I always used Incipio cases with past phones, and clearly shouldn't have switched to Spigen, with their Fragile materials and nonexistent customer support. Never again will I buy their overpriced garbage!!!
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My Spigen Neo-Hybrid case broke a few days ago. The hard plastic frame just snapped in half at the thin sections where the USB plug goes. The phone was never dropped, and the case was in perfect shape, other than the break, of course.

I emailed Spigen, and sent them pictures of the broken case. I never even heard back! The case was originally bought directly from them (was def. not a knockoff), and they can't even write me back!!
Sorry for your trouble, but thanks for the heads-up.
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My Spigen Neo-Hybrid case broke a few days ago. The hard plastic frame just snapped in half at the thin sections where the USB plug goes. The phone was never dropped, and the case was in perfect shape, other than the break, of course.

I emailed Spigen, and sent them pictures of the broken case. I never even heard back! The case was originally bought directly from them (was def. not a knockoff), and they can't even write me back!!

I ended up replacing the case with an Incipio DualPro. I always used Incipio cases with past phones, and clearly shouldn't have switched to Spigen, with their Fragile materials and nonexistent customer support. Never again will I buy their overpriced garbage!!!
Exactly the same thing happened to me too with the Spigen Neo Hybrid, and reading reviews of the product the same breakage happens to a lot more people.
It's a lovely looking case but it's fragile and liable to snap, especially if you regularly take the phone in and out of the case.
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I've been partial to the geeky leather holster style cases, but what I've seen on Amazon is usually cheap crap. First complaint from people is the stitching fails, and they're selling them for like $5. What kind of quality can you get for $5? The $20 cases don't seem any better. I like the way some of the Spigen cases look, but it seems you have to put them in your pocket.
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I have an Otterbox Defender for my Galaxy S4. However, it is now FILTHY and I can't figure out a way to clean it (the silicon part, not the screen). Anyone know what might work??? It went from being a bright raspberry to a very gross raspberry. I've tried a number of random cleaning solutions including a Magic Eraser, and no luck. My work phone is an iPhone and the Otterbox on that much be a different material, because it is still the same color it was when I bought it. ANY/ALL HELP IS APPRECIATED. Thank you!
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I've been partial to the geeky leather holster style cases, but what I've seen on Amazon is usually cheap crap. First complaint from people is the stitching fails, and they're selling them for like $5. What kind of quality can you get for $5? The $20 cases don't seem any better. I like the way some of the Spigen cases look, but it seems you have to put them in your pocket.
I'm more partial to the geeky cheap cra*p leather cases. They seem to last almost as long as the much more over-priced ones, and when you replace them, you can do so guilt free. I am going on 10 mos. with my current case and it does not need replacement yet even though I bought a new one to have it ready to use when I need it. (Bought them on Ebay.)
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I have an Otterbox Defender for my Galaxy S4. However, it is now FILTHY and I can't figure out a way to clean it (the silicon part, not the screen). Anyone know what might work??? It went from being a bright raspberry to a very gross raspberry. I've tried a number of random cleaning solutions including a Magic Eraser, and no luck. My work phone is an iPhone and the Otterbox on that much be a different material, because it is still the same color it was when I bought it. ANY/ALL HELP IS APPRECIATED. Thank you!
I would try cleaning with a 50% solution of Simple Green using a toothbrush.
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Trying to find a Black Slim Armor View Case for a reasonable price. $50 is just out of the question for a thin piece of plastic imo. Especially since the S4 has been out for almost a year now.
I've seen some around the net for $10-$15, but I'm sure those are knock offs because they come in various colors, while Spigen only offers White and Black on their website.

Does anyone know where to find a good deal on one of these cases that's actually Authentic?
(Like I said $50 is ridiculous.
I have an Urban Armor Gear and a SG Ballistic Maxx case that were only $25-$35 a piece, and are more solid cases.

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Does anyone know of a holster that works with this case?
I imagine it would be hard to find one that would work because of the hinge, but it would be great to know if someone has found one to work.
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I took the easy way out and went with a Black Incipio Dual Pro. Had the same design for my Nexus and it withstood a 6 foot drop onto a concrete floor without a scratch. How I have no idea as it should have been in pieces. I think the best cover is just do not drop the darn phone.
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I too have the Samsung wireless charging cover and my cases won't fit anymore. Has anyone found a case that works with the Samsung wireless charging cover?

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I really like this case. I have the regular Slim Armor, and would love to have the screen cover built into this case if I really want hard screen protection. It looks like it is a matte black finish where the original Slim Armor is a shiny black.

I also bought the Samsung OEM Wireless charging cover and pad, and the Slim Armor will NOT fit over the Samsung OEM wireless charging cover. It adds too much bulk and the original Slim Armor won't fit.

Does anyone have the new Slim Armor S View, as well as the Samsung OEM wireless charging cover, and can you say whether the new Slim Armor S View case will fit over the Samsung OEM wireless charging cover? If not, then I won't have a choice but to get a 3rd party slim wireless charging receiver if I want to use a case and wireless charging.
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I've been case free for months and considering getting one of these. Has anyone had or got one to compare, give advice? http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=121293461573&alt=web
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I've been case free for months and considering getting one of these.
You will definitely have signal degradation with that metal rear cover. I use this metal bumper with a replacement carbon fiber rear cover.
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Thanks for that. Shame that's in the US. I'll see if there are any UK sellers. Appreciate your reply
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You're welcome. If you will be shopping around, check the caveat from my earlier post:
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Thanks again, what do you think of this?
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=301142289778&alt=web
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Seems reasonable. Dunno what that bulge is above the power button though.
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I'm a fan of the UGA cases. But I think I want to try some different styles. Anyone here ever use the Draco aluminum?

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I have that case in silver, I get allot of compliments and people asking where I bought it at.

The CONS...... The buttons are extremely touchy. I had to remove some of the foam on the inside of the bumper. Also if you set the phone back side down, the camera lens always touches what ever you set the phone down on.
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Well I am going with just the screen protectort and seems to be doing well.
good deal from ebay (gearmaxx) something like 12 bucks. good deal huh ? Shipping was free just to add the icing on the cake.

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I am not much into cases, to me they just spoil the look of the phone, may be I will realize their importance when I drop and break one of my toys .. lol

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I still recommend the lifeproof nuud case. I love it
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I ordered my first tempered glass screen protector today. Always used the plastic ones, so this will be different!

Still debating whether or not I want to try the Spigen Neo case. It doesn't seem to offer much protection, especially to the face of the phone. Is there a raised lip?
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Maybe sure to give us a review and pictures of the screen protector
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seems like whatever case you get ... it protects and/or water proofs but the functions are impaired and sound is lost.
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I haven't had any problems with my lifeproof nuud case at all I love it. It seems to me that the only ones who ever chime in our write about lifeproof are the ones that receive a problematic case. Not the ones who have no problems with them.
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I haven't had any problems with my lifeproof nuud case at all I love it. It seems to me that the only ones who ever chime in our write about lifeproof are the ones that receive a problematic case. Not the ones who have no problems with them.
I second that COULTERJOSH.. I love mine too and have had NO PROBLEMS with it at all!
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Thanks for chiming in MYKEL61
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I did get a waterproof case recently but it's Seidio Obex with belt clip holster combo. I got it on amazon. Works great and doesn't affect the sound quality at all. People can hear me fine and I can hear people fine.
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How is your experience with the screen protector on that case?
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