What case you guys use on your S4?

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  1. Bankaimadness macrumors 6502

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    When I got the phone, I got a free TPU case courtesy of Costco. It feels uncomfortable and kind of sticky though.

    I was thinking of getting a rubber case.

    What cases do you guys use on the S4?
     
  2. Phil A. Moderator

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    I've tried a few - quite liked the Casemate tough but it didn't work very well with my Smart Dock (although it connected, the phone wouldn't sit down far enough to connect to HDMI)

    I'm now using the Samsung Protective Cover Plus http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones-accessories/EF-PI950BNESTA - which is a brilliant case: Fits like a glove feels really comfortable to use, works with the dock and is actually very thin adding hardly any bulk to the phone
     
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  4. viskon macrumors 6502

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    I use the s-view cover. The phone doesn’t feel slippery with the s-view on.
     
  5. verpeiler macrumors 6502a

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    No case. Pointless in my point of view since its already a plastic device.

    I just use one of those "smartphone socks" when I put it in a bag to avoid scratches, but in my pocket? No.
     
  6. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Mines goes naked in a leather pouch. No screen protector either.
     
  7. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    S-view for me.

    It's already plastic and the front cover protects the screen.
     
  8. Bankaimadness thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just want a case because it is so slippery. Plus, even though it is plastic, it doesn't mean you shouldn't have some sort of protection on it. The bezel scratches easily, and you also have the internal components to worry about when it is dropped.
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I use a spigen pouch with S-View

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    I have a Spigen Glas.T Slim

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    and on the back I have carbon fibre styled back battery door

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    Nice :) I hadn't seen a pouch with an S View window before, I'd prefer this as I'm not really into flip covers. I hope they come out with one of these for the Note 3, which will have Action Note and other S Pen compatible stuff in that window.
     
  12. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah it's really nice quality pouch too. Love being able to take a call with the pouch on - it actually makes the phone nicer to hold against your ear etc... I imagine Spigen have a full set of Note 3 cases in the works :)
     
  13. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

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    Had a cellto white TPU until it turned gross looking within 2 weeks of use.

    Going back to my trusted black diztronic that I have used on my three past phones.
     
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  15. BJonson macrumors 6502a

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    Bodyglove Dropsuit

    Love this case. Made of touch TPU. Feels great in the hand.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Nice. Where did you get the carbon fiber battery door?
     
  17. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

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    I own this case (among many others), and it is a stylish case. My only problem with a pouch style case is that it seems to suit those who do not use their phones as much and does not offer protection when it matters, when you're using it since you have to remove he device from the pouch, which created another inconvenience for me... setting the case to the side.

    As a compulsive switcher, there has been only one case that I've had for more than 2 weeks and that is the Atom case from Eclipse. The biggest feature that I now cannot live without is the SBS which is basically a waveguide that channels the sound to the front. It has reinforced corners for drops but is slim on the sides to reduce bulk. It feels much better in hand than the Neo-Hybrid that I have and feels as slim as my slim armor (even though it isn't).



    Cases I own:

    Chisel-Systm
    Otterbox- Commuter and Defender
    Generic clear Jelly case
    Spigen- Neo, Crumena and slim armor
    Samsung Flip Cover

    I've never tried Spigens glass screen protector as I decided to go with Bodyguardz due to their customer service but am tempted to try the GlasTr.Slim. Not crazy about the Nano as I use the aluminum home buttons the Nano would raise the home button above the shield and constantly wake my phone when it's in my pocket.
     

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  18. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Trusty old eBay :)
     
  19. MsvSpaz macrumors newbie

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    How is the fit and finish on it? I was going to grab one of these these the other day. I don't use cases or screen protectors, but the battery door is pretty ordinary on the GS4, in my opinion.
     
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  21. IO01 macrumors member

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    Just got the S4 Active, not the original S4. This is the case I bought with it:
    Trident Cyclops Case
     

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