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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by emicee, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. emicee

    emicee Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have a Trident Cyclops && a Otterbox Defender case..
    I was looking to get another case, was wondering which ones
    you are using and to get some ideas on what I want next !


  2. jericko

    jericko Android Enthusiast

    After buying serveral cases and not liking them for some reason (poor fit, impaired access to ports), I settled on a Caseology Carbon Fiber hybrid TPU case and love it. Cheap, good protection without making the phone double in size, perfect fits and full access to all my ports. I picked up on for my wife's S3 and she loves it as well.

    Amazon.com: Caseology Samsung Galaxy S4 [Carbon Fiber Hybrid] - Premium Twill Weave Fabric Shock Absorbent TPU Bumper Case with Sim Card Accessibility (Black) [Made in Korea] (for Verizon, AT&T Sprint, T-mobile, Unlocked): Cell Phones & Accessories

  3. emicee

    emicee Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hmm decent looking case I suppose, but for a $700 phone I want more protection. The Trident Cyclops doesn't add much thickness AT ALL, but i'm tired of it ha. I want a new look!
  4. Android1184

    Android1184 Newbie

    I got the Spigen Slim Armor and I really like it, only $17.95. But I use that in conjunction with the iLoome glass screen protector, think its a really good combo.
  5. icedtea

    icedtea Android Enthusiast

    using Otterbox Defender. . .
  6. Rockman

    Rockman Member

    Otterbox defender but I want to try one of the ballistic cases..
  7. jvcjbl

    jvcjbl Newbie

    I have a brand new Otter Box Defender for sale in the classified section, if you're wanting to go that route. I am currently using the Poetic Atmosphere and love it! The fitment is second to none! Hard to beat the protection level and quality for the price.

    Click here, there are a ton of color choices!
  8. valorian

    valorian Android Expert

    I've tried a few different cases. They all make the phone feel too bulky. I recently went to the S-View Flip cover. So far I like this a lot.
  9. Colchicine

    Colchicine Android Expert

    I'm use the Seidio Obex waterproof case.

    I couldn't disagree more.
  10. i tried a clip case and also a lifeproof case. I went back to being naked.....i prefer the phone feeling that having something cover the beauty of the s4. :) no screen protector or case is the way i go :)
  11. y2kgtp

    y2kgtp Member

    UAG (Urban Armor Gear) black and white cases for our 2 phones. Pops on and off in 2 seconds, so great for swapping out the battery.

  12. Strings

    Strings Well-Known Member

    I have a Love Mei on the way via Ebay (should be here this week)

    Will happily post a review. Keep in mind, I use my phone for GPS, both in the car and on the bike. So any case I get has to a)have some water resistance and b)protect VERY well
  13. EvanCaerleon

    EvanCaerleon Newbie

    Commando mode - is the way you go :)
  14. Strings

    Strings Well-Known Member

    In a kilt maybe, Evan. And some folks aren't comfortable with everything out swinging in the breeze ;)
  15. itsallgood

    itsallgood Android Expert

  16. shaunyjames

    shaunyjames Newbie

    I previously had a fake red Spigen Slim Armour given to me, having never seen a real one I took this at face value. I decided I fancied a change and ordered the gold slim armour from the Spigen site.

    The difference is remarkable, the case is so much smoother and sleek! I recommend anyone buying the replica's from eBay / Amazon invest in the real deal! :)
  17. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    I'm using a clear TPU case made by and sold from Amazon for $2.99. It shows off the pretty Tony Yan battery cover I got for $4.99 (looks like he raised his prices a tad. Still, incredible workmanship and outstanding delivery for overseas). Best things I ever bought for any of my phones.

    Amazon.com: TONYYAN I9500 Flower Embossed Battery Back Cover Housing For Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 I9505 LTE with gift: Cell Phones & Accessories

    Amazon.com: AmazonBasics Protective TPU case for Samsung Galaxy S4 -Frosted Clear: Cell Phones & Accessories
  18. BigRedGonzo

    BigRedGonzo Android Expert

    I went the LifeProof Nuud route. I love it. It provides great protection and is not nearly as bulky as items such as the Otterbox Defender. The LifeProod stuff is expensive, but IMHO very worth it.
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  19. MYKEL61

    MYKEL61 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that BIGRED.. I was just checking them out this morning and wondering how good their products are. Is it really as waterproof as they claim? How do the controls on the side of the phone feel through their case? Is there a cover over the headphone jack and how strudy is it to keep opening and closing? Thanks in advance.
  20. BigRedGonzo

    BigRedGonzo Android Expert


    The product itself is excellent quality, I was very impressed. The case comes with a fake S4 to use to assure the waterproofing is correct. Its a plastic gizmo that is the same size and shape of the S4. I did a sink dunk, dried everything off and then opened the case and there was no water in the case. I haven't actually tried the phone yet, not because I'm afraid to, but just haven't seen the need yet. The controls on the side are offset, rubber covers for the actual ones. They are a little stiff, but nothing to put anyone off. The headphone jack has a soft rubber plug that pops out and is attached to a tether. It seems very sturdy. The case comes with a headphone jack extension cable that can be used to actually seal the case when headphones are attached. This would be handy if listening to whatever and wading, tubing, etc. Overall, I have been very impressed. The one thing that I like particularly well is it fits well in your pocket (it has to since there is no belt clip). I have an otterbox defender (very good case also), but it is so big and rubbery that carrying it in your pocket isn't practical. The LifeProof is smoother and smaller so it slips in and out of the pocket really easily. Overall, I'll have one for my next phone too.

    One other thing, the screen is the actual phone screen. You actually touch the gorilla glass. It comes with a screen protector that the instructions say you can use if you want, but it isn't required for the warranty.

    Hope this helps,
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  21. BigRedGonzo

    BigRedGonzo Android Expert


    One more thing, as for the waterproofness (poetic license)... My son swims on his High School Swim Team and they use an iPhone in a LifeProof case to video the swimmers from underwater so they can see their strokes above water and underwater.
  22. MYKEL61

    MYKEL61 Well-Known Member

    BIG help and makes my decision an easy one... THANK YOU BigRed!!!!!!
  23. BigRedGonzo

    BigRedGonzo Android Expert

    No problem, glad to provide the information.
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  24. Strings

    Strings Well-Known Member

    I got my Love Mei today

    Will post a review with pics in a couple days. First impressions are favorable, with a couple small reservations

    1) Some of the weatherproofing causes issues with the mic and speakers. Removed the film covering those, so I can hear things better (and be heard)

    2) Had a small issue with my S4's menu soft key. Turned out you want to remove any screen cover you may have on your phone (which seems like a no brainer, but that's a good description of me after work: no brain).

    Size is comparable with the Otterbox Defender. As in "The Love Mei almost fits in the Otterbox's holster"

    Weight (for some) may be an issue: the case weighs as much as (or maybe more than) the phone itself. Will check that on a digital scale for the full review

    All in all, this is a VERY solid feeling case. Will write up full review later this coming week (want to actually use it for a bit first)

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