Well I have had otter box defender on my 3gs, 4s and gs3. Now that case is tough and all expect 3gs look like new.
I am getting gs4 soon as in maybe next 2 weeks I hope. As usual I buy otter box defender might do that for now since I might have to order a case
Anybody used the following cases
Urban amor gear outland.
Any others (it must handle drops on a hard surface from at least 5ft and feels great and must be able to use my touch screen without having to have a gap between the 2)
I dont really care for slip on cases any only hard cases with a outter shell
- 07-28-2013, 08:09 AM #3
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Hi I use defender and I love it, aren't tried those other cases you listed but I want to try the urban armor, it certainly looks a lot better than the defender Imo. For the pretty cases I suggest the neo hybrid by spigeon, I offers a bit of protection too.
Sent from my GT-I9500
- 07-28-2013, 08:21 AM #4
I went through a "needing a rugged case" stage the first year of owning my 4S. I used both the OB defender and the Griffin Survivor.between the 2, if I had to go back to a case like that I would choose the griffin survivor. To me I just liked the quality much better, and you could prob find one less expensive on Amazon, through Amazons warehouse deals. That's how I got mine, and it looked brand new, no flaws.
Here's the link directly to Griffin to check it out:
Survivor with Belt Clip for Samsung Galaxy S4 | Griffin Technology
I can add this, I didn't use the belt clip for either the OB defender or the griffin. But the Griffin belt clip is flimsy !!
- 07-28-2013, 08:26 AM #5
I dont care about the pretty cases the element eclipse case is a step uo above otterbox
The rugged case stage is more like I drop my phone at least once a month every 2 months if I am lucky
The only thing I hate about the defender cases lack of custom cases like the iphone.
- 07-28-2013, 07:40 PM #7
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- 07-28-2013, 10:00 PM #9
I use two different cases for mine (depends on the activities I'll be doing for the day). Anything involving everyday things like going to class, hanging out at home or at a friend's, going to work, etc. I use my otterbox commuter. For activities like hiking and other rough things, I use my Element Eclipse case which is better than the OB Defender.
- 07-28-2013, 10:29 PM #10
http://www.spigen.com/cell-phone/sam...rmor-view.html this is the case I have. Much better than the Otter box. Also a lot less bulk and you can still use the S view feature.
- 07-29-2013, 06:37 AM #11
- 07-29-2013, 06:42 AM #12
Can't go wrong with Spigen:
Samsung Galaxy S4 Cases | S4 Screen Protectors | SPIGEN SGP
Ok I am chopping at the bits and wishing the 3rd would hurry up and get here. Lol
Since I am selling my phone to my cuz for the cost of an otter box defender cheap I know but its to a family member
Then the case I might get eclipse or spigin case which is cool what is it a shell and a front cover? (Just looking at the photo and how does the little viewing window work out ? And is the front cover connected or I can attach it to the phone
Now that would be a tough call for the second case (I like having a back up)
On the eclipse do I have to get a screen protecter or does it have one built in if so whats the best
- 07-29-2013, 09:01 AM #16
I have bought 5 or 6 cases so far. Some of which are pretty expensive, but I keep going back to my $14 BodyGlove case I picked up at Walmart on a whim. It fits great, I like the rugged look, good protection.
I want to like the expensive ones better, but this one stays on my S4 95% of the time.
- 07-29-2013, 08:58 PM #17
The OB Defender seems a little thicker to me but that might just be me. If you want a cool looking case with nice features and offers protection that's close, but not on par, to the Defender's then go with the Eclipse BUT you gotta remember you're going to cough up about $50 more for the Eclipse (it's $79.95). If you're super paranoid about breaking your phone when you drop it, go with the defender instead since with that you'll feel 100% secure (I only really feel 90% secure when I have the eclipse on).
- 07-29-2013, 09:06 PM #18
The otter box defender is a great case and I might get another one later on so far its will be getting otter box defender day one as usual
$80 is expensive for a case but looking at the iphone cases from element they cost up to $300
So many choices to choose from
So far its
Defender which is the day one
Eclipse case is more like a case that gets used for general use does it have a screen protecter or do I have to buy one, if so whats the best brand
Now would these cases affect the ir blaster any?
The others I am skeptical on I would still like to know more about the spigin amour case?
Thank yall for the comments now its down to the wire. I forgot to add I have had a $80 life proof case for 2 days I wasn't happy with screen protector, didnt want to risk getting it wet, and i didnt trust it. So I went back to a defender and was quite happy.
- 07-29-2013, 10:56 PM #21
- 07-30-2013, 12:58 AM #22
I use the Element Eclipse. Iove the look. I feel it actually makes the phone look even better and i love how it channels all the sound to front. This, with a Zagg Invisible Shield and I'm protected well enough.
Sent from my Element Eclipsed S4
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- 07-30-2013, 09:30 AM #25
I bought the Griptek by Pure Gear. It fits the phone even with the Samsung wireless charging back on, and the phone charges wirelessly with it on as well. I looked at several cases mentioned here and did not find any info regarding their compatibility with the charging backplate. This case has special shock absorbing corners for extra protection and and the grip is solid.
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