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Tips review: case-mate w/ stand for gs2

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pogiewun, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. pogiewun

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    purchased from amazon.com for $32.48 USD including shipping and handling.

    i personally love the case. its not as bulky as everyone says it is. the GS2 is a lil too slim in my opinion and this case makes it a suitable size for me. fitment is almost perfect...i say almost because it seems like the hole for the speakers are slightly misaligned(shown in the picture below). the camera, 3.5mm jack and the micro usb holes are a perfect fit. the volume and power buttons are easy to press while in the casing. the black shiny plastic is very durable, but does show smudges if you have greasy or oily hands. the cool grey rubber provides grip and is placed perfectly along the sides and frontal rim of the casing. here are some pics:

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    I have this case, but I think I am going to take it back. It is just too bulky for me. It makes this thin light phone into a pudgy beast. Very great for protection and fit though.
     
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    review and pics updated in original post
     
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    I tried one on at an AT&T store, and it made the phone very bulky. Also, the lil kickstand wouldn't stay put when it was pushed back into the case. This was a brand new, still in the packaging case, and the kickstand was already having issues.

    IMO, this case is bulky and not well made. Certainly not worth that price.
     
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    No problems with the kickstand on mine
     
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    I like mine, I know its a little bulky but even still, its certainly protected in there.
     
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    I agree, that case seemed like junk to me
     
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    I hate that case. It defeats the purpose of the size and shape of the phone.
     
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    Thanks for the post and pics, but I got the case and also do not like the added bulk.

    Any choices out there for an ultra-thin case design for this phone?
     
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    Case Mate Barely There. That's the one I'm going to get.
     
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    Bulky case= added protection. (in my humble opinion).
    No problems with the stand so far, it stays put ad supports nicely the phone (you may use it hand-free while in landscape, while in vertical it will slide away).
    The rubber sides surely help the grip.
    My specific case IS well made and nice to look at, maybe a defective product ended in your hands.
    But maybe it's just my cup of tea..
     
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    These bulky cases make no sense to me. I saw a guy with one of those ballistic cases for his SGS2, and I was almost personally insulted. I understand some protection, but completely ruining the appearance of the phone is just too much for me. Enjoy your phone, don't mistake it for a child and don't be an overprotective phone parent.
     
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    I went and tried the casemate at an AT&T store and it's not as bulky as I thought, but it's heavier than the phone lol
     
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    Reminds me of my wifes iP4 case lol...makes it look like one at a glance
     
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