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  1. naturalguy's Avatar
    Yea I got the Defender. the built in protector I ripped out and used tempered glass. The problem is that over time the rubber has become looser and the hard plastic squeeks too now which is common and has some play in it. The Supcase is nice and mine has a great built in screen protector but I think the case is a bit thin. I got the Artech 21 case and it is better than a Defener. I dislike the built in screen protector on it though. Another great case is the Poetic Revolution which I have too. I'm thinking about going back to it but the thing is so darn thick though but it gives excellent protection compared to otterbox and the built in screen protector is top notch on it like just as good as tempered glass. I'm thinking about going back to supcase though or my Revolution.
    Which tempered glass are you using?

    I like the Poetic Revolution (with the exception of the loop which I would cut off) however it doesn't work with wireless charging from what I've read so that is a deal breaker for me. It will be interesting to see how the Defender holds up over time but so far I like it a lot.
    01-08-2016 07:04 AM
  2. Blues Fan's Avatar
    I mean wireless charging isn't a huge deal to me. I always worry about knocking it off the pad at night. The Defenders have crap screen protectors and the one for my Note 5 just after 3 months the rubber becoming more loose and the hard plastic inner shell isn't very tight as well. Every Otterbox I've had except for the S6 I've had issues with them.
    01-08-2016 04:14 PM
  3. cane929's Avatar
    Anyone who have been using the UAG case fore a while now care to give us an update? still like it? would you buy it again? etc....
    01-08-2016 08:35 PM
  4. tboy72's Avatar
    No way am i paying 40.00 + for a case, no matter how cool it looks.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-09-2016 02:50 PM
  5. naturalguy#AC's Avatar
    Anyone who have been using the UAG case fore a while now care to give us an update? still like it? would you buy it again? etc....
    It's a very good case, I'd recommend it. I am using my Defender now as it is more substantial but I liked the UAG a lot
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    01-10-2016 04:23 PM
  6. cane929's Avatar
    It's a very good case, I'd recommend it. I am using my Defender now as it is more substantial but I liked the UAG a lot
    Thanks a lot, do you think it will save the Note 5 from small drops, like when you leave the car with the phone on your lap kinda falls? thanks
    01-10-2016 06:00 PM
  7. naturalguy#AC's Avatar
    Thanks a lot, do you think it will save the Note 5 from small drops, like when you leave the car with the phone on your lap kinda falls? thanks
    Yes, it will be very protective, the only thing I was concerned with is if it falls flat on the screen but anywhere else it should be fine.
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    01-10-2016 06:02 PM
  8. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    Thanks a lot, do you think it will save the Note 5 from small drops, like when you leave the car with the phone on your lap kinda falls? thanks
    I recommend the UAG case , one of the best there is, i also used it on the Note 4 when i had it.
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    01-10-2016 06:02 PM
  9. cane929's Avatar
    Thanks guys, I appreciate it, I already bought one in Ash ready for my Note 5 when it arrives tomorrow but wanted some real users experience, UAG saved my iphone 5 for almost 4 years with not a single issue, I also bought a JETech screen protector for the screen, my job is a bit rough on phones and am worried about all the glass on the Note 5
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    01-10-2016 06:24 PM
  10. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    Thanks guys, I appreciate it, I already bought one in Ash ready for my Note 5 when it arrives tomorrow but wanted some real users experience, UAG saved my iphone 5 for almost 4 years with not a single issue, I also bought a JETech screen protector for the screen, my job is a bit rough on phones and am worried about all the glass on the Note 5
    The ash one is the one I've been using since Note 5 first came out.
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    01-10-2016 06:26 PM
  11. cane929's Avatar
    The ash one is the one I've been using since Note 5 first came out.
    Nice, the Note 5 I bought is the black, Verizon only have either black or gold, I saw few pictures of ash with black and it looked great.
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    01-10-2016 06:29 PM
  12. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    Nice, the Note 5 I bought is the black, Verizon only have either black or gold, I saw few pictures of ash with black and it looked great.
    Aye the Ash is awesome i have the UAG Black one on my wifes S6 Edge Plus, and we both have the ZAGG Glass Protection on it no HALO at all.
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    01-10-2016 06:33 PM
  13. anon(9410778)'s Avatar
    No way am i paying 40.00 + for a case, no matter how cool it looks.

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    Expendable income I guess. I've wasted more on items that have been tossed faster.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-10-2016 09:29 PM
  14. naturalguy's Avatar
    Expendable income I guess. I've wasted more on items that have been tossed faster.

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    A case is not a waste of money. $40 is a very small price to pay to protect an $800 device.
    01-11-2016 07:37 AM
  15. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    A case is not a waste of money. $40 is a very small price to pay to protect an $800 device.
    I agree, now here's what i think tho theses phones that are over 600.00 , 700.00, 800.00 or so , i think the providers should include protective cases , they already add headphones with the device , might as well add a case for free, the phone is already expensive, would be nice if the provider's did this.
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    01-11-2016 07:46 AM
  16. rumbikrobo's Avatar
    Expendable income I guess. I've wasted more on items that have been tossed faster.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Me too. I'm saving on other stuff but I really like to try out different gadgets and accessories.
    01-11-2016 09:15 AM
  17. faith3935's Avatar
    Any suggestions for a rugged case with a holster? I like the Otterbox Defender for the Note 5 but I tend to take the case off my Note 5 thus stretching the rubber on the case.
    01-11-2016 11:57 AM
  18. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Any suggestions for a rugged case with a holster? I like the Otterbox Defender for the Note 5 but I tend to take the case off my Note 5 thus stretching the rubber on the case.
    Poetic Revolution. Tougher than otterbox, has a lot better screen protector on par with tempered glass and is harder material and doesn't seem to stretch so much. Only downside is you lose wireless charging with it but I think it provides more protection.

    Many also suggest the Supcase. I have one and I really like it, but it seems a lot more thin than otterbox and stiffer so I wonder if it would be able to save my phone from a fall or not.

    Artech 21 also makes a rugged cast that is wonderful too.
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    01-11-2016 07:36 PM
  19. anon(9410778)'s Avatar
    A case is not a waste of money. $40 is a very small price to pay to protect an $800 device.
    Not implying a case is a waste of money. But I've wasted plenty more than $40 on plenty.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-11-2016 08:48 PM
  20. faith3935's Avatar
    Poetic Revolution. Tougher than otterbox, has a lot better screen protector on par with tempered glass and is harder material and doesn't seem to stretch so much. Only downside is you lose wireless charging with it but I think it provides more protection.

    Many also suggest the Supcase. I have one and I really like it, but it seems a lot more thin than otterbox and stiffer so I wonder if it would be able to save my phone from a fall or not.

    Artech 21 also makes a rugged cast that is wonderful too.
    The Poetic Revolution case looks promising, I don't know about the Supcase though because like you I wonder the same thing when it comes to drop protection and the holster isn't near as good as the Otterbox Defender. As the Artech21 I'll look into it more.
    01-12-2016 06:39 AM
  21. faith3935's Avatar
    Does anyone know about the durability of the carabiner loop? Because if I buy this case I intend on hooking a carabiner to it on my belt loop for work(I work at a big retail store)
    01-12-2016 06:53 AM
  22. naturalguy's Avatar
    Update on the Otterbox Defender, I still like it a lot. Fit and feel is really good and well protected. I did wind up popping out the built in screen protector. I was getting dirt & debri under it and I am not going to constantly take it off to clean so I popped it out and put on a tempered glass screen protector and I like it even better. I feel like I have a great set up now and the phone is well protected
    01-18-2016 06:37 AM
  23. robonik's Avatar
    To each his own, but I love to enjoy the clean "unprotected" feel of Gorilla Glass 4. This material is truly amazing and virtually impervious to scratches with normal day to day usage. No one will dispute that the bare glass feels and looks better than protective coverings. Granted, even Gorilla Glass 4 will break in a serious drop. But with a good case like the Tech 21 with its D3O material (or many other fine cases) the risk of these breaks can be minimized if not eliminated.

    I have dropped all of my phones beginning with my Samsung Vibrant going back to 2010. Not one of my phones has a scratch on the glass. 90% of these drops occurred while walking my dogs the biggest of which is 251 lbs. When he jerks on the leash if I am on the phone the phone usually flies. It almost always lands on concrete or asphalt. And as of yet the only damage to any of my phones was the Vibrant and that was to the bezel (scratch) after which I went with Tech 21 cases on all my phones.

    The screen is the most important interface between man and phone. Anything that comes between me and my phone must be crystal clear and smooth. I am willing to risk a break to a certain extent, but between the Gorilla Glass 4 and the quality case that risk is minimal. The evidence for me is 6 years of not a scratch on any of my many phone screens. Not a scratch on any part of any of the phones since I started using Tech 21 in 2010.

    Don't take my word for it, here's the proof:




    Test with hammer! I had trouble watching this (below) - it hurts to see abuse like this!
    For mature audiences only! May be disturbing for some viewers!


    Enjoy your Note 5 in all its glory, it really is durable and highly resistant to damage.
    01-18-2016 12:53 PM
  24. alarsen77's Avatar
    So I am looking into getting an Otterbox for my Note 5. I currently have the Tech 21 Evo Check case in clear with white bezels and like it a lot but I want to get something a bit more substantial I think. I don't want a defender but I am debating between the commuter and the symmetry. I hear the symmetry is a very nice case not too bulky and offers lots of protection. Has anyone used both that can comment on which they liked better?
    01-20-2016 02:11 PM
  25. Blues Fan's Avatar
    So I am looking into getting an Otterbox for my Note 5. I currently have the Tech 21 Evo Check case in clear with white bezels and like it a lot but I want to get something a bit more substantial I think. I don't want a defender but I am debating between the commuter and the symmetry. I hear the symmetry is a very nice case not too bulky and offers lots of protection. Has anyone used both that can comment on which they liked better?
    I think the Symmetry is way overpriced imo. Also from what I've heard a lot of phones when dropped have been shattering and is a pain to get on and off. Again just the reviews I've read. The Defender offers great drop protection but I would rip the awful screen protector out and go naked on tempered glass. However I have one and over time the rubber became really loose and I only used it for a couple months and like all the others the hardshell the tabs become weaker overtime causing it to squeek.

    to be honest much much better cases such as the Poetic Revolution is the best for drop and less than half the price and the built in screen protector on that is just as good as being naked or tempered glass. However it doesn't work with wireless charging and way too bulky hence why I don't use it a lot.

    Artech 21 also makes a durable case that's cheap as well and Ulak has a case very similar to Otterbox that is cheap and I just ordered one. Even though some of the thick cases might be crappy but for $15 bucks on Amazon what the heck. Order a few different ones that equal the price of one otterbox.

    I think for ultimate drop protection the Poetic revolution is the best. More protection than a Defender but the downside you lose wireless charging and the Spen is a pain to get out.

    I'm interested in what the Ulak case is liek though. Looks like harder outside than Ottterbox so hopefully it last longer. If it doesn't work it was only 14 bucks.

    Supcase is okay too the Unicorn Beetle provides okay protection but I don't consider it rugged like Otterbox Defender.
    01-20-2016 11:10 PM
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