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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dcm1602, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. photogost

    photogost Lurker

    Probably not, that's why I wrote "or other"...:)
     

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  2. Scootmien

    Scootmien Android Enthusiast

    I received my Spigen Satin Silver Neo Hybrid case today. Wow, really nice fit and it looks the business.

    This has definitely crystallised my choice of sticking with the wireless receiver card over getting the OEM Wireless charging cover or the S-View charging cover. I'll post some pics when I can.
     
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  3. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    for that price.. and from the pictures.. and description..
    I would guess the s-view does not work on this case.
    just a plain cut out window.. to see through!
     
  4. WIZKID55

    WIZKID55 Newbie

    wow that would be great wanna see how thats looks.....:)
     
  5. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    Just kinda wanna expound on your choice of QI receiver vs OEM QI Battery cover for the sake of case fitment:

    If you come across some cases that will install,but,gape about the edges due to the QI Receiver,I've been going w/o a battery cover w/a TPU Case & a slim fitting BASEUS Case that I got from e-bay:

    Baseus by Back Cover Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9000 N9002 N9005 | eBay

    Admittedly,this one is opaque,allowing the insides on the backside somewhat visible,but,this is just a quick example,they (& other mfgs) have slim cases that aren't see-thru,& will fit perfectly w/the QI Receiver/sans battery cover.
     
  6. Dmanj

    Dmanj Newbie

  7. WIZKID55

    WIZKID55 Newbie

    going to go with the flip case for 1st choice .... then add a second choice outerbox commuter for work ... thanks for the pics and help..
     
  8. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

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  9. kokiangel

    kokiangel Android Expert

    If you go with the Artscow case use coupon code FREESHIP15 for free shipping on purchase over $15.00. Its a better discount than the 25% discount on the $18.99 case. Shipping is $6.99 for reference.
     
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  10. nesty1760

    nesty1760 Newbie

    I opted for the UAG case for my Note3.

    On my previous HTC phone I had Otterbox Defender, which offers the ultimate protection though had kept my phone prestige & it had a few drops. Though I found the screen protector produced a lot of glare & traped dirt etc, so decided not to go Otterbox this time around.

    The UAG is well made and a very nice case!
     
  11. sukesh123

    sukesh123 Lurker

    Hi Andrewtst,
    By your screen shot it looked you are from Malaysia. If yes could you let me know how yo got the Otterbox case in Malaysia. I cannot see any site for malaysia . i also checked in LowYat plaza but could not find it there.
    pls help
     
  12. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    A simple enough design. We have a plate that covers the back of the phone as well as the side rails. All the cutouts are present and line uo well. And he kickstand is to die for because of it's versitilaty. You can do Portrait, Landscape left, Landscape right. The belt holster looks a little cheesy with that white felt-like pad though.

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    Darn! I brought the wrong cable. My USB charging cable fromthe RavPOWER External battery does not do data. I'll have to wait for later today to upload the image of the damage using this case caused,
     
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  13. Scootmien

    Scootmien Android Enthusiast

    Here you go.

    I went for the Spigen Satin Silver Neo Hybrid - Amazon.co.uk case.

    Firstly, the case came in frustration free packaging, which made it far easier to get out. It contained the authenticity card inside that showed I have a genuine product. Even without that I could tell that this case was probably genuine as it had been machined really precisely and fits the phone perfectly in every dimension. It certainly does not look like a 'knock off' in any respect.

    The back is a very pleasing soft TPU that feels very smooth yet slightly yielding to the hand. It is completely flat (remember, I come from a curved back HTC One) and the camera lens is recessed back to avoid scratching by laying the device down on a flat surface.

    The satin silver band really looks like brushed aluminium and gives the whole case a premium feel to it. The lip around the phone screen is about 1mm which I realise may not be to everyone's liking. The buttons are also plastic but coated in a polished silver paint to make them look like stainless steel. The button click is very responsive and I would vernture that for me it feels better to click the case buttons that use the naked device buttons.

    Overall, the case really does not add much bulk to the device at all, which is exactly what I wanted. I realise that it will not offer the same level of protection as, say, an Otterbox Defender, but for me it is exactly what I want to protect the device from the occasional knock. The phone is already a huge device and I really did not want to increase that overall size too much. This case is perfect for that. It does offer some protection as well as give the device a premium feel over and above the naked look

    The only gripe I have, and it is a minor gripe, is that the after market USB 3.0 charging cable I bought from Amazon will not fit into the hole cut in the case. I need to use the Samsung cable only as the housing on the USB 3.0 connector is smaller. I've ordered another Samsung charging cable off eBay, plus my old USB 2.0 cables fit perfectly so my car and bed side table charge points use those.

    Overall, I am extremely pleased with the case and have decided to purchase a wireless receiver card rather than the S-View wireless cover or the OEM wireless charging backplate.

    Caveat - This is my point of view. I am not stating anything as fact, merely my subjective opinion.

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  14. WIZKID55

    WIZKID55 Newbie

    Wow feeling that case alot ..... Looks like a Nice fit... Gonna have to pick one of those up........ Happy Thanksgiving to all.........
     
  15. nesty1760

    nesty1760 Newbie

    I bought a UAG Case. Offers great protection against drops etc. However I often have the phone in my jeans pocket. Is there a glass screen protector which works with the UAG case, does anyone know?

    I don't like the use of UAG film protector supplied with the UAG.
     
  16. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

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  17. nesty1760

    nesty1760 Newbie

    After using my UAG case on my Note 3 for a few days now. I have a couple of gripes over it compared with my Otterbox Defender, which housed my former HTC Desire HD phone for 4 years!

    The back on the UAG is very smooth. It's ok for getting it out of your pocket, but not great for holding it at the rear in one hand. Ok on the UAG case you have the honeycomb grip. However on the Note 3, unless you have hands like shovels your fingers won't ever reach the other (power button) side with 1 hand.

    My Otterbox defender was more tacky at the rear panel, no requirement to have your fingers around the further edge of the phone, (just resting on the rest panel); this gave you enough grip to balance the phone & work it 1 handed. The UAG doesn't offer this position for your hands!

    Also, the UAG case screen protector is rubbish. No matter how many times you try to lay it, you just can't get the air bubbles out of the screen protector & have these circle marks all over the screen.

    The Otterbox Defender, may not be fashionable, but my HTC after a few drops after 4 years service is still absolutely mint condition. OK not worth anything now, though never gave me worries of a cracked or marked phone!
     
  18. LilianTepes

    LilianTepes Well-Known Member

    I'm considering getting the Spigen Satin Silver Neo Hybrid case.
    But I need some opinions of two things first, as I'm quite noobie with cases and such. (All I had on my former Nokia N8 was a silicone case) :)

    Would this Spigen Glass screen protector fit
    with the Spigen Silver Neo Hybrid Satin case:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/SPIGEN-SGP-Galaxy-Hybrid-SGP10453/dp/B00DCIZKPM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8

    SPIGEN Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Screen Protector Glass [GLAS.t SLIM] Tempered Glass Screen Protector Clear for Galaxy Note III - GLAS.t SLIM: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    Is the Spigen Glass good? (does it attract much fingerprints, glare from lights/sun, easy to install?)

    All help would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  19. pdqgp

    pdqgp Well-Known Member

    You'll love them.

    I'll try and repost some images that I had up earlier. Here's one I have locally below.

    I use the Neo Hybrid and BodyGuardz Tempered Glass cover and it works fine. No glare, looks and feels 110% like a naked phone. See my post above for details.

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  20. LilianTepes

    LilianTepes Well-Known Member

    Thanks you! I already read your post from earlier, that and the pictures & review by Scootmien were the reason I decided on the Spigen Neo Hybrid. :)
    It just is (in my opinion) the most stylish case for the Note 3.
    Also I love that the case is not too bulky, yet offers decent protection.
     
  21. toptobottom

    toptobottom Android Enthusiast

    @pdqgp

    It looks like your Note 3 did an iPoop all over the carpet next to it.
     
  22. iTzKPanda

    iTzKPanda AF's resident panda

    After extensive looking through this thread, I decided to get a Spigen Neo Hybrid White case.
    Thanks for those who contributed in here :thumbup:
     
  23. iggibar

    iggibar Newbie

    I noticed earlier today that the paint on the Spigen Neo Hybrid trim fades away real easily in areas with frequent contact. I have the silver, but I wish I would have gotten the white because the plastic underneath is actually white. Oh well...I guess it could be worse if I had gotten another color.
     
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  24. Methos1979

    Methos1979 Android Enthusiast

    The spigen glass is excellent and works perfectly with the spigen cases. I love mine.
     

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