10-04-2013 01:07 PM
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  1. BoOuds's Avatar
    Hey there,

    I've pre ordered the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

    I was wondering how you plan, or not, to protect your Galaxy Note 3. And even more, is it necessary?

    1. Case
    Lots of talk about the plastic built.
    It seems it will not be that senstive and wil stand normal usage. The plastic can stand more, visualy, than the aluminium of the iphone or
    the HTC One. Easier to spot a dent or a scratch on alu!? (Galaxy S4 vs HTC One)
    And the back cover is easy and cheap to replace/exchange.
    So is a case necessary? And what kind of case will you buy? Haven't found any nice cases, even for the Note 2, so tips?

    2. Screen protector.
    If i'm right the Note3 has GorillaGlass3. Is a screen protector not unnecessary then?
    And if you'll buy one what kind would you choose?

    I like to hear your opnion before I make my decision.
    09-17-2013 06:36 AM
  2. Jay Sacks's Avatar
    No case on my note 2...you are correct about replacing the back cover. I got the carbon fiber back and it looks like a whole new phone without the "cheap plastic" look or feel. But gorilla glass 1-2-3, will all scratch. Screen protector a must. Pretty happy with Tech Armor. Either way you are going to love the Note 3.

    Sent from my GT-P6210 using AC Forums mobile app
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    09-17-2013 08:37 AM
  3. metle_geek's Avatar
    With idc i want to protect my investment otter box and invisible shield no questions asked

    Sent from my HTC One X+ using AC Forums mobile app
    09-17-2013 08:38 AM
  4. Simon_y7's Avatar
    Interestingly, the manual admonishes not to use a screen protector because of sensor malfunction. Also, for the same reason, not to let water to come in contact with the screen. Don't most screen protector installations use a "wet method?"
    09-17-2013 08:46 AM
  5. TheMaskedMamba's Avatar
    I had the samsung cover case on my N2, and will probably do the same with my N3 when it arrives. I really like preserving the slim, sleek profile of all the phones I have.

    Sent from my SG Note Deux using Tapatalk 4
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    09-17-2013 09:33 AM
  6. karsdroid's Avatar
    big ole no way to the screen protector.....hate them and have no scratches on my screens....i'm looking forward to the s view case. have the flipcase on my note 2 and love it, slim still but i like not having my face on the glass when on the phone, keeps it from getting gooped up.
    09-17-2013 09:41 AM
  7. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    The screen protector makes your screen look like crap. It's like putting plastic film on your HD television or plastic covers on your furniture. If you can't see how nice it looks, what's the point? Sure, it might look good for the first week or so. After that, it will look and feel like garbage, not to mention all the more you will notice all of your greasy fingerprints all over it. The screen protector also is not as smooth as the glass feel. Once I get it, I will need to decide on a case if necessary.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4
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    09-17-2013 11:45 AM
  8. mactruck's Avatar
    so don't use a screen protector? always worries me.

    i was looking at getting a case so i could holster the behemoth. i'm not sure i'd want to holster just the phone with no case. thoughts?
    09-17-2013 12:17 PM
  9. mavrrick's Avatar
    The problem with some screen protectors is they just don't play nice with the S-Pen. If you do get one it can't have any give at all. If the Screen Protector has a rubbery feel at all like most ZAGG's do, it will make the S-Pen impossible to use.

    I am in agreement with some of the folks above about the case to. I like to enjoy the slimness of my phone. I have a Note 1 and would never of put anything on it that changed the depth of the phone. Heck even the flip case kind is a bit much for me.

    I am just getting the s-view case and that is it.
    AgentScribe likes this.
    09-17-2013 02:13 PM
  10. jayp1306's Avatar
    I personally like the otterbox screen protectors, as I usually order a commuter series case for any phone I get. But with the addition of a faux leather back I may go naked and just order a screen protector for this one. Not sure yet entirely but I like the added protection of a case, since I do construction work I put most phones through a tough life.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using AC Forums mobile app
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    09-17-2013 02:50 PM
  11. BeRich's Avatar
    Definitely going to be using a case, just to preserve resale value. Normally I would use a Case-Mate Pop case (optimum protection without the bulk of a rugged case), but it looks like they have yet to have any ready for the Note 3. That leaves me looking for as close of a similar case as possible in time for launch. So far I'm liking the look of the Spigen "Slim Armor" case, but if I can find one that more closely resembles the construct of the Pop case I'm going that route.

    As for the screen protector, more research is needed, but I'm definitely never going to Moshi Monde's AG protector after how they (weren't) made to fit the Note 2 properly. With the Pop case, I've gone without a screen protector--no scratches or cracks on the screen at all.
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    09-17-2013 02:59 PM
  12. kj11's Avatar
    The only "case" I've ever used on my GS3 is the Samsung flip cover, but even that got annoying so it was taken off.

    I agree with the rest, screen protectors take away significantly from the look and feel of the screen...definitely go without. Just make sure you don't put anything else, keys, change, etc, in your phone pocket and you should be fine.
    09-17-2013 03:04 PM
  13. jakedsnake's Avatar
    I haven't used screen protectors on any of my phones or tablets and I haven't had any problems at all. I use cases because they enhance the look of the phone and improve the grip.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
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    09-17-2013 03:31 PM
  14. kanundrum17's Avatar
    Anyone know when the SView Case Coming out ?
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    09-17-2013 03:57 PM
  15. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    I haven't used screen protectors on any of my phones or tablets and I haven't had any problems at all. I use cases because they enhance the look of the phone and improve the grip.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    Agree. Get a slim bumper or slim case in case you drop it and improve the grip so you don't drop it as much.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4
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    09-17-2013 05:04 PM
  16. iceman64's Avatar
    Definitely screen protector I prefer the spigen screen protector

    Galaxy Note 3 Screen Protector Steinheil - Galaxy Note 3 - Galaxy Note - Samsung - Brands | SPIGEN SGP

    By lately I like the ismooth on my Note 2 from amazon HD Ultra Clear

    Amazon.com: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Screen Protector - NEW 2013 Ultra Premium HD Version - 3 PACK Ultra Clear - iSmooth - Free Lifetime Replacement Guarantee - Bubble Free Installation Guaranteed - Package Includes BONUS Premium Microfiber Cleaning Clo

    Both of this screen protector is crystal clear, one more thing when buying a screen protector for the note series you have to make sure it won't interfere with the s-pen. I know these 2 screen protector does not interfere with my s-pen on my note 2.
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    09-17-2013 06:27 PM
  17. Raptor007's Avatar
    I have (2) cases on order, Neo-Hybrid ($1 promo on Amazon) and the Slim Armor also picked up the Glas.tR Slim and I love how you don't feel like you are using a screen protector at all. But I also ordered spare Spigen Crystal Clear Screen protectors, they were also on $1 amazon.com promo so I could't resist.
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    09-17-2013 08:19 PM
  18. jakedsnake's Avatar
    Anyone know when the SView Case Coming out ?
    Yeah, that's one of the cases I'm interested in. Personally, I think it looks better (on the S4) and offers better protection than Samsung's official S-view flip cover. I hope Spigen makes them for the Note 3.
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    09-17-2013 10:55 PM
  19. Gekko's Avatar
    1. Case - yes - TPU Case from Diztronic - Diztronic.com: Protective Cases for Mobile Phones
    2. Screen Protector - NO.
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    09-18-2013 07:10 PM
  20. Raptor007's Avatar
    Yeah, that's one of the cases I'm interested in. Personally, I think it looks better (on the S4) and offers better protection than Samsung's official S-view flip cover. I hope Spigen makes them for the Note 3.
    If you like Spigen's cases and WANT the Slim Armor View on the GN3 like they offer for the GS4 then you have to make your voice heard by Spigen. They have no plans to offer a Slim Armor View per their reply to my inquiry. Disappointed to say the least.
    09-18-2013 09:00 PM
  21. Preach2k's Avatar
    I will be getting a Otterbox case.
    09-18-2013 11:01 PM
  22. dontlookatme's Avatar
    case, maybe, i might just get the s view flip cover. since the phone is big already. no otter box for me. i might go for a cheaper alternative from amazon or the verizon case/holster combo that they have for every phone. that has the included kick stand.
    screen protector, maybe. i might go to the mall and get the zagg or other equally as good, but like user mavrrick states, that it may make the S pen harder to use. if zagg doesnt work well, i might get a generick screen protector and see how that works. cus gorilla glass scratches.
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    09-18-2013 11:21 PM
  23. Dave Hyland's Avatar
    I've got the S4 - because I carry the phone around in various pockets, I really need a case & screen protector...
    I started with a Spigen Armour flip case, but when I folded the case back to use the phone, the magnet kept putting the phone into sleep mode. So I exchanged that for the Spigen Neo-Hybrid Armour case. Nice protectection from small drops, and the raised edge keeps the screen off what ever surface I'm stupid enough to put the phone on face-down.
    I'm a huge fan of the massive screen, with it's superior quality... but not too much of the highly refelective surface - so I've fitted an anti-glare screen protector to it. The quality of images etc on-screen doesn't suffer too much, perfectly acceptable. Still gets marked up in my pocket, though...
    (maybe I should stop carrying so much other cr@p in my pockets...?)

    In saying all that - I'm getting rid of the Spigen Neo-Hybrid case and going for the S-View - all around protection plus the sleep-mode window.
    Sooner or later, I will find something that I'm happy with.

    Although.... I'm looking at a full armour case for when I'm on the bike (especially on track days), just in case...
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    09-19-2013 03:59 AM
  24. Gekko's Avatar
    Diztronic Matte Back Black Flexible TPU Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - Retail Packaging
    by Diztronic

    $9.99 + $2.50 shipping

    Amazon.com: Diztronic Matte Back Black Flexible TPU Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - Retail Packaging: Cell Phones & Accessories
    09-19-2013 07:52 AM
  25. Bianca Horkan's Avatar
    Sticking my phone in my pockets is a rare thing -- it mostly lives in my purse or on my desk while I'm at work. So, I'm thinking that I'll need some type of case with a front cover...perhaps the one with the window.

    As for screen protectors...I haven't had one since my LG VX9700. I had the mirrored screen protector on that one.

    My Galaxy Nexus doesn't have a screen protector and from living in my purse for almost two years, the screen looks pretty good. Yeah, there are a few very small scratches on it but it doesn't detract from it's function/appearance.
    09-19-2013 08:01 AM
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