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  1. chrism_s

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    has anybody found a good case for the Galaxy? The one that comes in the box is pretty hideous, so I would like a nice one, preferably one that can be left on like an iPhone silicon one to protect the device.

    Thanks in advance
    Chris
     

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    I'm using the foofpod that I had for my iphone.
     
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    hmm let us know how it looks when u get it :)
     
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    Before I ordered it I did some research and found that most people were happy with it but i'll let u know my thoughts when I receive it.
     
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    Hi,

    I have purchased the hard clearcase from

    >> EBAY <<

    It works really well, the only caveat is that after 3 attempts at removing it I broke one of the side tabs. its brittle plastic so requires caution.
    Its the best Ive found so far though. Plus it doesnt totally ruin the phones slimlien aesthetics :p

    remember

    1. any case that presses the buttons (most do!) will hammer your battery life!
    (the OE case and gel cases are bad for this)
    2. depending on firmware , you will need to get the case off occasionally to remove the battery after a unintended random switchoff
    (im on H6 and still get them now and again).

    I reckon the best case would be a clear rigid gel type that combines good factors of both types.

    hth
    John
     
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    Oh noo :eek:
     
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    Looks pretty nice, but i dont like the way it looks when its open and you're on a call!
     
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    I finally got my case and its not what I expected :(. Its like some cheap plastic and there is nothing rubber about it. Like ASukker said it fits very tight and its a pain to put on and off. Good thing I only paid like $4 for it.
     
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    some really good custom cases here

    eBay Australia Shop - WiWayCN: iPhone 3G S, Touch HD, N97

    can choose leather type and colour

    inside material type and colour

    closing style (magnets etc)

    belt clip type

    and you can get your name (or whatever) stamped on the case

    fit is good for my galaxy, only thing is ... its a little tight just need to stretch leather with use i think

    RellikZephyr
     
  16. chrism_s

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    qqtba, did you get a case from pdair in the end?
     
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    Did any of you hear about the issue with the case and the battery?
    I've read that the original case of the Samsung Galaxy depresses the "photo button" on the side, which prevents the phone to go to deep sleep and therefore saving battery life.
    I got my phone less than one week ago and today is the first day I'm using it without the case, so I cannot judge for myself. It is true that the case depresses that button, though.

    Any of you knew about this?

    I read it here, 4th answer
    HTML:
    1. http://www.talkandroid.com/android-forums/samsung-galaxy/2597-batterylife.html
     
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    Yeah we discovered it here (on this forum). There's a long thread about it!
     
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    Oh... I'll read it.
    So what about this and the rest of the cases?
     
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    I'm not sure, but you can usually tell from the picture. I'm still looking for a decent case, similar to what the stock one is but with a decent material. The hole I cut for the camera button is getting bigger!
     
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    Hi All,
    Just recieved my leather case for the galaxy from Leather case for Samsung GT-i7500 Galaxy Tradition | Noreve - Haute Couture for Mobile Devices Very pleased fits very snugly all buttons are usable, you can even talk with the flap closed as they have included a cut out with a metal grill for the ear speaker and a small hole for the microphone at the bottom of the case (if you do'nt like the flap hanging down).The build quality is good and is very well thourght out there is a plastic belt clip included although I ordered the metal version from them. The case is designed in France but made in vietnam. Batterie life seems better for me as I kepted the phone in my pocket before with only the screen protector on so I guess the buttons got bumpted every now and then, have taken the protector off now and what a difference crystal sharp screen and even more responsive. Cannot see any downsides yet but will keep you informed if I do.I found some discount codes on the net, I do'nt know if the work outside of France but they worked for me.("kadeos.fr" for 10 percent off the price )("leguide" for 5 euros off the order)Just one last thing I have no shares in this Company:D
     
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    Any chance of you doing us a video demonstrating the noreve case preferably from another device so we can see just how tidy this case really is?

    I fully expect this to be a quality case and so it should at the price but just want to make sure it's for me before i order!
     
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    How much bulk does the Noreve case add to phone? I know it comes with clip but I've never liked carrying phones this way it's the pocket for me!

    Improved battery I assume is because you're clipped to a belt how does the case protect those button compressions in the pocket?
     
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    Hi All,
    Will try and get a video done as soon as possible , as for extra bulk it adds about 6 mm. or 2/8 th of an inch in thickness in width it adds about 1mm on top of buttons to each side and 7 mm in hight. Best wait till I get the video done to judge for yourselves but I think its a very custom built case
     
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