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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Red80, May 10, 2019.

  1. Red80

    Red80 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I need to buy a case that has raised edges along the sides not just on the top and bottom of the phone. For example I have a Spigen Tough Armor for my S8+, it failed to stop my phone from cracking and the break is on the sides where the case is level with the screen. I dont care if I lose some of the screen edges on the side, so long as its protected. You cant really go into a store and try on cases until you find one you like and I'm not trying to aimlessly order online, only to have to return.

    Hopefully someone has a case or handful of cases that do offer raised edges along all sides of screen to provide front facing protection for the S8+

    Please help.
     


  2. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    well.. try amazon.. there is a lot to choose from.
    they are cheap.. less that $3 each.. with free shipping.

    when i get a new phone.. i order about 5 cases.
    normally i only use the 1 that i like best. the others are back ups.

    I just dont see how you can find a case designed for the curve glass design of S8...
    that will intentionally cover that curve.
    people will talk bad about the designer.

    you might look at cases that have the front cover flaps.
     
  3. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    I believe your only option would be an enclosed case as most cases are designed to compliment the design of the screen. I too use a Spigen case for my S8+ which features high rubberised corners that flair up to the top and bottom of the case adding to the protection, but still allows the edge display to be shown.

    So far after countless drops from hands and one fron height out of my pocket no damage! :oops:
     
  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i use an otterbox defender. not cheap, but it portects the phone very well.
     
  5. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    I've had my s8 in the Spigen neo hybrid for the 2 years I've had the phone. I guess I've been lucky as after many drops all that's happened is the silver paint is wearing off the case and it's turning white. I'll second Ottobox if Spigen didn't meet your needs.
     
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  6. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    I kept an OtterBox Defender case on all my phones, until they dropped the built in screen protector. While I still recommend them, if you can do without the protector, I'm now using a LoveMei Powerful case, on my LG.

    It's heavy and built like a tank.
     
  7. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    When I had the S8+ I bought the full body w/screen protector red pepper case.

    There are some drawbacks w/these type of cases:
    1. they are hard to take off
    2. you may have an echo
    3. the screen protector is built in so you may have to deal w/the rainbow effect.
    4. the buttons may not be as easy to press as w/other cases


    Good luck in your search.
     
  8. Del Fredricks

    Del Fredricks Lurker

    Using an Otterbox Defender Pro on my S8+. I did widen the back slot by the FP bio-reader to improve recognition success! Oh, I also put a Supershieldz curved 9H glass over screen as well since Otter does not have one. Seen too many cracked, scratches, etc. phones out there to put all that faith into Corning Gorilla!!!
     
  9. Del Fredricks

    Del Fredricks Lurker

    I added a 9H curved glass shield on my screen and it fits case great!!!?
     

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