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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by The_Chief, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    I hate my case. It's so freaking flimsy!

    I got this back in August:

    http://a.co/hXIXj3L

    But the phone fits so loosely in the case that the sides aren't tight at all and I'm worried about the thing falling out. I really wish Samsung would hurry up and ship my Alcantara case so I can send this stupid thing back before the return window closes on me!

    Note8case.jpg
     

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  2. SCY121

    SCY121 Lurker

    I ended up ordering a ultra then skin like case, less than 1mm thick. This phone is so big already, I didn't want the extra bulk in my pockets. I don't really drop phones (knock on wood) so I was mostly looking to protect against scratches.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Case,0.35mm Ultra Thin Perfect Fit Thinnest Hard Protecor Case Back Cover (gray) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074PMYY43/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_LL9SzbERBD1GN
     
  3. jjulkes

    jjulkes Newbie

    I picked this case up. Very nice and sturdy. Fits like a glove. You can pick it up from best buy. It's expensive, but you get what you pay for. You might be able to find something cheaper, but with a 1k phone I wouldn't take a chance. Speck - Presidio CLEAR Case for Samsung Galaxy Note8
     

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  4. kac1754

    kac1754 Lurker

    Ordered the Spigen Rugged Armor case.




    Spigen Rugged Armor Galaxy Note 8 Case with Resilient Shock Absorption and Carbon Fiber Design for Galaxy Note 8 (2017) - Matte Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073RWJ6Z7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_FJxlmsHTpD8M1




    Have used this line of case on my last three devices and love it! This case, offers real drop protection and is very slim and easy to remove as needed.
     
    #54 kac1754, Sep 9, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
  5. bukifvr

    bukifvr Newbie

    I have my phone in a Spigen Tough Armor case right now. It fits perfectly and seems very protective without adding a lot of bulk. I also have the Spigen NeoHybid case which is also excellent and just a little lighter than the Tough Armor case.
     
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  6. marctronixx

    Moderator

    the sammy military grade case snugs the phone nicely. no complaints. my daily driver will be the alcantara though...
     
  7. grammydaphne

    grammydaphne Lurker

    I ordered (and received) the clear OtterBox case.... Just waiting for my Note8 (arriving Monday).
     
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  8. mortiz878

    mortiz878 Lurker

    Just exchanged my case for otter box defender
     
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  9. dionna1717

    dionna1717 Lurker

    I received my VRS Design High Pro Shield case yesterday. Orchid Gray. It has much more of the color than the phone does. Sturdy and snug. Everything lines up well. Works with wireless charger I got for the Note5, too.
     
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  10. tylektamala

    tylektamala Lurker

    I had my phone since the 5th I have the otter box defender and do not feel the front is protected no screen protection they want u to pay an additional 45 for a glass protector I may be returning this and look for something else
     
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  11. evohicks

    evohicks Android Expert

    I've just ordered the Blue version of this case, pre order, hopefully it will arrive the same time as the phone as the website says shipping 14th:)
     
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  12. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    UPDATE:

    I sent that photo to the Amazon seller and was offered a different case, at no cost, without returning this one. That was very nice of them - but they couldn't assure me that the case was compatible with wireless charging. So I politely declined and told them I would find another way. They immediately refunded my money for the case, no return required. Customer service like that is rare these days!

    EDIT:

    STILL no movement from Samsung on the Alcantara cases! I'm starting to wonder if they were vaporware and, now that everyone's ordered them, they have to make the things!

    :p
     
    #62 The_Chief, Sep 10, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2017
  13. WeeWilly

    WeeWilly Android Enthusiast

    I used the 30% discount offer that came with the phone to order an Alcantara case (I hope it's not vaporware, Chief). In the meantime I'm using a Spigen Neo Hybrid case. I don't yet have a screen protector. I wasted a lot of money on screen protectors for the S8 until I finally bit the bullet and bought the $45 Whitestone Dome Glass protector. Installation was fairly simple using the provided jigs and UV LED lamp. Unless I read great reviews about a less expensive glass protector, I'll probably buy the Whitestone for my N8.
     
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  14. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    Sucks - I never got a 30% discount!
     
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  15. WeeWilly

    WeeWilly Android Enthusiast

    Since the cases haven't shipped, can't you cancel and reorder using the 30% discount offer that was included in the "...dive in and explore your Galaxy Note8" email from Samsung?
     
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  16. The_Chief

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    BOOOOM! @WeeWilly you are awesome! I had glossed right over that email! I went in, pre-ordered it with the 30% code and cancelled the old order! $15 is $15 you know...

    :D
     
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  17. marctronixx

    Moderator

    im getting the alcantara case tomorrow!
     
  18. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    Yours is already shipped????
     
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  19. jlrosell

    jlrosell Android Enthusiast

    I ordered a Spigen Neo-Hybrid when I pre-ordered my phone to ensure I was ready when the phone arrived.
    After I ordered the phone I saw the $5 Caseology deal, so I picked up a Skyfall series case from them.
    I started with the Spigen for a day. Its nice. Fits perfectly. Doesnt add bulk. Feels protective. But even with the textured look, the entire thing is so darn slippery!
    Caseology came in the day after the phone. I switched to it as soon as it arrived and it is by far my preferred case of the two. The color around the edges has a slightly tacky rubbery feel. I no longer feel like the phone is going to slip right out of my hand.
    Clear case shows the sleek phone, with just a hint of color around the edges. This thing is a beauty. And it was only $5. Incredible.
     
  20. WeeWilly

    WeeWilly Android Enthusiast

    Interesting. I have the Spigen Neo Hybrid and the Caseology Parallax, so we don't have the same Caseology case. For me, the Spigen case has a better grip, but my main problem with the Caseology case is that my headphone jack won't fit through the opening. On the other hand, the Spigen case has a larger cutout and it accommodates my headphone jack. I am using the Spigen case until my Samsung Alcantara case arrives, and I hope the Alcantara case will accommodate my headphone jack.
     
  21. Redeye

    Redeye Well-Known Member

    I wanted to say "Thanks" for the suggestion. I've needed something while I wait for my Samsung. Your case just arrived today and I think it will do just fine. Thanks again.

    Redeye
     
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  22. marctronixx

    Moderator

    P_20170911_163045_vHDR_Auto.jpg P_20170911_163152_vHDR_Auto.jpg P_20170911_163316_vHDR_Auto.jpg Shenanigans... Mischief.. :p

    The alcantara case is super cute. feels premium. and fast charge wireless ready!!
     
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  23. WeeWilly

    WeeWilly Android Enthusiast

    According to Samsung the Alcantara case will be shipping the week of Sept. 18th.
     
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  24. madebob5

    madebob5 Lurker

    Just got the S-View case, had the phone 2 days and it fell and cracked, on my second phone. Make sure you get something on it!
     
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  25. soy.lor.n

    soy.lor.n Well-Known Member

    Bump for case recommendations. I've got an Otterbox that I bought with the phone, but I want something a little less hardcore as well. Does the Alcantara case provide much protection or does it just feel amazing? (no judgment either way 😛)
     
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