Best case for note 2?Tips

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  1. Liam548

    Liam548 Well-Known Member

    what a joke, thanks anyway.

    Why dont Samsung UK have an online store?

  2. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Got my case and although it looks lovely, I don't like it. I think it's better served for going out and wanting extra protection. It's awkward as all get out to use the phone while in this case. The right side (where the phone sits) extends out past the phone making it ridiculously difficult to reach the power button.

    On the left hand side where the volume rocker is, the case extends out a bit just past the rocker so instead of being able to just place your finger there to adjust volume, you have to place your finger under that extended lip which result in turning the phone to the side so you can see what you're fun.

    Now, with the phone being made slimmer so it's easier to hold, this case makes holding the phone; again awkward. Wide case slim no no no NO!

    I've tried to make it work but just couldn't do it another day. Reverted back to the Samsung flip case. This case will just go into a drawer until I tell myself I just have to use it for something.

  3. Liam548

    Liam548 Well-Known Member

    wonder if it allows NFC? do some cases actually stop the signals?

    Managed to find a UK stockist, Ill try this and the flip cover see which will work best overall.
  4. almath

    almath Well-Known Member

    Right, I didn't like mine either.
  5. evohicks

    evohicks Well-Known Member

    I would imagine being an official Samsung product, it should make no difference but nothing surprises me these days :)
  6. OsiTech

    OsiTech New Member

    I purchased a Zenus Lettering case and a generic TPU case plus screen savers.

    Guess what? I still don't have my Note2 yet from ATT.
  7. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Another thing I forgot to mention, but if you look at the 2nd pic closely you'll see the case is bent just a little. THAT'S from trying to dig out the s-pen. The pen is barely reachable in this case.

    And the 3rd pic; the "clasp" goes behind the case instead of in front. I thinking it's why these cases were so cheap cause that's backwards. I'm so used to stuff like this being in the front that every time I open the case the phone is upside down.
  8. jasoncolorado

    jasoncolorado Member

    I have had an iPhone since iPhone 3 came out. They are easily breakable therefore I have used otter cases to protect them, especially the screen. I am switching to the note 2 and have read that the gorilla class that is on the note is almost unbreakable and super scratch resistant. If that is true...why are several people concerned about a screen protector for this phone?
  9. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Extra protection. Gorilla glass is not indestructible.
  10. MareLuce

    MareLuce Well-Known Member

    ATT told me they ship on Nov 9 (or do they arrive on Nov 9?)
  11. h1r0ll3r

    h1r0ll3r Well-Known Member

    AT&T ships on the 6th with free 2 day shipping so they should arrive on the 8th/9th (supposedly).

    Seidio line of Active/Surface cases are set to be released within the next couple of weeks. They also have desktop chargers/cradles as well as holster for them. I'm not a huge fan of the kickstand case but the Seidio cases will have a magnetic one on them.
  12. jasoncolorado

    jasoncolorado Member

    I agree that gorilla glass is not indestructible, but the test I have seen, it should be able to take a drop and normal wear and tear without scratches.

    A corner drop...i get that. I have seen many phones that break on a corner drop, but seems to me, we are paying extra for gorilla glass to avoid having major breaks or scratches.
  13. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Minor..... Major would mean GG is indestructible.
    All phones can take a drop but at the right angle, temp, other variables the screen can break. I think people are demanding more of GG than it is capable of.
  14. Salman Khan

    Salman Khan Member

    Thanks HighCaliber. I bought an Otter case for my current Dell Streak 5 and I found it too bulky and ended up using my Streak without any protection.

    I placed an order today. BTW, what material is the inside lining made of? Is is soft and does not scratch?
  15. tonyrl50

    tonyrl50 Member

    Pulled the trigger and got the Seidio Active case & holster combo black. comes with kickstand and belt clip. No screen cover but the case looks good and protective. 2.0 mm thick. Will get it in two days. Now to find a great car dock that it will fit into.
    SEIDIO | ACTIVE Case & Holster Combo for Samsung Galaxy Note 2

    Unfortantly they only have it in black now but 3 other colors coming sooon.

  16. Salman Khan

    Salman Khan Member

    That holster case looks nice....... did it cost you around $60?
  17. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Well-Known Member

    When you get your phone would you mind posting an update on how you like the case with your phone? (functionality & protection)
    I'm pre-shopping for cases as it will still be a few more weeks before I get my Note 2.
  18. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Well-Known Member

  19. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Both of those look exactly like the uncomfortable piece of junk case I bought. Any case that extends past the size of the phone is awkward to hold.

    Also MANY of these cases come from the same manufacturer then whoever is selling it gives it it's own name making us think there are a lot of case options when in fact that's not the case. No pun intended.
  20. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Well-Known Member

    So you think ANY of these flip cases are going to have the same awkward feel, regardless of the manufacturer?

    I'm kinda eye-balling this one now...
    New Galaxy Note 2 II N7100 Clean Bumper Case Cover
  21. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Yes I do. See, none of these sellers divulge where the cases come from. I've been doing a LOT of comparing and don't see where one is that much different than the other.

    EVERY single case I've looked at all have that overlap on the right side of the phone. Every time someone post a case thinking they've discovered kryptonite, it's just the same case by a different seller.

    Like you, I'm going with the bumper until one of the bigger reputable companies makes a case in the correct dimensions of the Note 2 in colors I isn't an option.
  22. MareLuce

    MareLuce Well-Known Member

    Interesting observation. I've always wondered if they just re-branded products make consumers think they had lots of choice.
  23. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Look at all the cases on eBay and Amazon that are supposed to be for the Note 2 in the $9-15 range and you'll see they're the same. So even if I returned mine and got it from someone else I'd be getting back the same case I returned.

    Currently our choices are extremely limited. I'm not interested in the bulk Otterbox adds. I'm this >< close to checking out a Seidio case since theirs have been getting rave reviews from forum members based on history.

    When it comes to our currently choices, that saying you get what you pay for is so true.

    As far as my's funny you mentioned that. You'd be amazed at how many people come to me because of how my mind works. No, I'm not psychic but I often notice what others don't.
  24. srikat

    srikat Well-Known Member

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  25. Wangta

    Wangta Well-Known Member

    Curious what this looks like - please post pics when you recieve. Thanks!

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