02-25-2015 06:50 PM
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  1. Joe Nunya's Avatar
    I had always used a case and screen protector on every phone for about the last 18+ years.
    The Note 4 is the first phone I am going naked with, it is just too large of a phone and too good looking of a phone to muck it up with a case.
    At least a case that would do anything to help in a drop.
    What I did instead was get insurance on it from Costco, so IF I drop it and destroy it or even lose it I get a new one for the next 2 years, even get a new battery if this one starts going bad.
    The phone just feels too good without a case or screen protector.
    So far in 3+ months its still like brand new.
    02-25-2015 09:33 AM
  2. jedi105's Avatar
    I used to go naked but this Note 4 is a thing of beauty. I dropped it from waist high one day, it landed on the corner and wham, nice divot in the soft aluminum side. After insurance replacement, I dropped it again but no damage. That was enough for me. The writing was on the wall. Time for a case. So I spent a lot of time researching the various options out there. The best one I found was the Spigen Neo Hybrid. It looks great and it add very little bulk to the phone. The plastic frame looks almost like the phone itself. After a few weeks with the Neo Hybrid, I saw they had a metal Neo Hybrid and bought that. Let me tell you, it looks great......for about 2 days. First, I am really sensitive to the look and feel of my phone. I noticed right away that the metal frame of Neo Hybrid was so eye catching that it was impossible not to notice that the rubber bumper material was poorly trimmed. The shiny edge of the aluminum frame showed the little "hairs" of the laser cutting process on the rubber bumper. Lame. Then, after about another day, I noticed that the aluminum die cut edges were getting scratched. So, while I'm happy the scratches are happening to the case, I think that once they get to be too obvious I will just switch back to the original Neo Hybrid I had bought first. It looks like it will handle being in the pocket much better. I don't think I would ever use one of those clear cases because I could see them getting scratched very quickly. Unfortunately, keeping it naked in my pocket just isnt an option anymore
    02-25-2015 12:02 PM
  3. JenTDOT's Avatar
    My rubber bumpers on my slim armour case seemed awkward as well. I can't see me getting a new case yet, as I need the funds for the glass protector, but I may look into the candyshell.
    02-25-2015 01:35 PM
  4. sforsyth01's Avatar
    I used to go naked but this Note 4 is a thing of beauty. I dropped it from waist high one day, it landed on the corner and wham, nice divot in the soft aluminum side. After insurance replacement, I dropped it again but no damage. That was enough for me. The writing was on the wall. Time for a case. So I spent a lot of time researching the various options out there. The best one I found was the Spigen Neo Hybrid. It looks great and it add very little bulk to the phone. The plastic frame looks almost like the phone itself. After a few weeks with the Neo Hybrid, I saw they had a metal Neo Hybrid and bought that. Let me tell you, it looks great......for about 2 days. First, I am really sensitive to the look and feel of my phone. I noticed right away that the metal frame of Neo Hybrid was so eye catching that it was impossible not to notice that the rubber bumper material was poorly trimmed. The shiny edge of the aluminum frame showed the little "hairs" of the laser cutting process on the rubber bumper. Lame. Then, after about another day, I noticed that the aluminum die cut edges were getting scratched. So, while I'm happy the scratches are happening to the case, I think that once they get to be too obvious I will just switch back to the original Neo Hybrid I had bought first. It looks like it will handle being in the pocket much better. I don't think I would ever use one of those clear cases because I could see them getting scratched very quickly. Unfortunately, keeping it naked in my pocket just isnt an option anymore
    I had your same complaints but love the feel of the metal on the Neo Hybrid. The silver coating on the plastic one started rubbing off due to rubbing against the cup holder of my car. That bothered me worse than the scratches on the metal. I think the Neo Hybrid Metal is my perfect case. Obvious scratches on the metal aside it is beautiful.

    -Shawn
    Noting the world one S-Pen at a time.
    02-25-2015 06:50 PM
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