Galaxy S4 Cases and covers!Tips


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  1. RoadRunnerSS

    RoadRunnerSS Well-Known Member

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    Does the Urban Armor case attach to like a belt clip?
     

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    cary328is Well-Known Member

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    Not that I know of. By the way, I haven't received my S4 case yet. The description I gave is the UAG case for my former phone, the S3. I'm just assuming the S4 case is the same design/material as the S3
     
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    Could you post a pic of it?

    I just ordered the Spigen Neo Hybrid in Metal Slate, GLAS.tR Slim glass screen protector, and aluminum home button set for my S4. I will see if I can get some pics up after I receive everything.
     
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    jds4000 Well-Known Member

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    Otterbox Defender. The best case for all around protection. Period. Number 2 ? Otterbox Commuter. See YouTube reviews.
     
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    I've got the otterbox defender. Love it. Had a griffin survivor on old iphone and that was every solid, but also bulky. The otterbox, although doesn't fully enclose cover like the camera like the griffin does, the otterbox is still very good, gives great protection and a lot slimmer then the griffin
     
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    I have the Platinum case that look just like the Seidio cases. It's not bad at all
     
  11. jamsterdm

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    I've ordered one of the spigen ones should receive tomorrow, will let you know how I find it once I've got it
     
  12. FrankP999

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    Which of the Spigen cases is the slimmest, thinnest case for the Galaxy s4?
     
  13. zeker

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    I bought a $30 Ballistic case at AT&T when I bought the phone. I can't find this model online though - odd. It is moderate in size (adds a little bulk, but not too much. Has a bit of bumper in the corners for protection. Back is slick but the there is enough soft on the lip and corners that it grips well. It is a nice blue with grey back. I got lucky as they only had about three cases to choose from. If I were to buy now, I would likely get one of the Spigens. Sorry no photos until I get some posts! :(
     
  14. Richard371

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    I'm using the incipio black matte feather I got for 20 with the phone at ATT. I fits nicely and keeps the phone thin but I would like something more grippy. I tried the $35 tech grip case at tmobile store but it made the phone to wide. I'm going to wait until more opinions come out on the SGP cases and probably get one of those.
     
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    charlie310 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know if all U.S. GS4s will be the same design? I want to order a TPU case & the glass screen protector to get ready for the Verizon release.
     
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    got a spigen neo hybrid, spigen bounce, and seidio surface with kickstand. i don't have the phone yet, but all three have different things i like about them.

    the spigen bounce and the seidio both show lots of finger prints, but the neo hybrid doesn't.

    the bounce and seido both have cutouts for the buttons which i like because it reduces accidental wake issues if buttons get pressed while in your pocket, but the neo has actual buttons instead of button cutouts.

    the seidio has a kickstand, but is still slim which i like. the others have no kickstand.

    the bounce provides easy on and easy off access of a tpu case, but the seidio and neo are a little more complicated.

    the neo hybrid looks like it will provide the most drop/shock protection of the three and is almost as slim as the other two.

    the neo hybrid is the best looking of all three imo.

    i'll give all three cases a spin and see how they work in the real world once i get the the phone. right now it looks like the neo hybrid is in the lead and it will likely get first dibs as my daily driver.
     
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    bobby2478 Well-Known Member

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    I really like this case (also like the look of the Neo Hybrid). For the Slim Armor, the TPU material, does it attract dust/pocket lint like the silicon inner layer for a lot of other "active" style cases where there is a silicon inner layer with a hard plastic shell?

    I see the Neo Hybrid also uses primarily TPU with the hard plastic surrounding the edges. Would be interested what people think of the finish of the TPU, i.e. is it tacky and does it attract dust/lint?
     
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    Does anyone know whether having a case like these will work with the wireless charging option? I would assume that since you need the special back plate for wireless charging to work this might interfere with that, however I wasn't sure. Would be nice to know if wireless charging will be compatible with a case over the battery cover, or if you want to use wireless charging you can't have any case on it.
     
  19. Shocky

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    I've got the Neo Hybrid, great case but does make the phone feel very bulky.

    Plastic around the side was a bit disappointing but the build quality is good.
     
  20. bls

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    The back of the Neo Hybrid is actually fairly slippery to the touch, not tacky at all. After a week of pocketing the phone with this case, no lint, no scratches, no fingerprints. Actually nothing on the Neo Hybrid collects detritus at all.

    It's the rigid shiny plastic band around the edge of the case that provides the grip on the Neo Hybrid. I was surprised, the grip I get with that plastic band is actually better than the soft-rubbery feel of either Seidio's Active of Surface cases -- and I was predisposed to prefer Seidio since that's what I used for a rugged case on my last phone. (I suspect the Seidio Active's bulky neoprene skin might protect the phone better than the Spigen Neo Hybrid but I'm not about to test that theory!)

    I ordered the Spigen SlimArmor as well (on backorder at the moment). If the great grip that I get with the Neo Hybrid band is the same as the grip all around the SlimArmor case, I suspect that will win out.
     
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    I have the Spigen Slim Armour case and has issues with the volume buttons and the power button not responding. So I got a cheap case from Ebay, an S-wave hybrid case with kickstand, and I'm having the same issue. I originally got the S-view flip case but I really didn't like having to deal with the cover so I tried the other cases. Are there any decent cases that don't hinder the volume buttons and the power button?
     
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    bls Well-Known Member

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    The Neo Hybrid's buttons are excellent. Disappointed to hear about the SlimArmor buttons being problematic.
     
  23. bobby2478

    bobby2478 Well-Known Member

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    I'd be interested to find out if this is a widespread problem where multiple people find the buttons not responsive, or if it's somewhat isolated to this instance. I really like the Slim Armor case and hope it's not a flaw in the design.
     
  24. bobby2478

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    I'd be interested to find out if this is a widespread problem where multiple people find the buttons not responsive, or if it's somewhat isolated to this instance. I really like the Slim Armor case and hope it's not a flaw in the design
     
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    The Speck CandyShell case buttons work fine. I had a GN2 with the Seidio Active case and it was also fine. However, the OB Defender on the GN2 was a bear to work the power button. Unacceptable.

    The main issue I have with the Speck case is that the back and sides are slick and it's hard to pick up when laying face down on a hard surface. The shiny back also shows scratches easily... but that's not really an issue for me. It seems to protect the phone and the camera lens very well.
     

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