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  1. Android Curious's Avatar
    Anyone use a Holster with their Note 5 phone? If so...

    1. How weird is it?
    2. How uncomfortable is it?
    3. How embarrassing is it?
    4. Does the phone feel better Vertical or Horizontal?

    Yes, I'm serious, I really do want to know.
    11-19-2015 01:51 PM
  2. vel7wil's Avatar
    I used this model with my Edge and worked great. New Black Rubberized Hard Case Cover Belt Clip Holster Stand for Samsung Phone | eBay profile swivel for up and down or side use and is secure, snaps in.
    11-19-2015 02:01 PM
  3. mhunter6378's Avatar
    I have to use something for when I'm at work, usually go with the Otterbox Defender because of that. I've grown tired of the size increase caused with defender cases and recently switched to the Urban Armor Gear case (UAG) but still needed a way to carry my phone. So I got one of these Smartphone Holsters the model 300 is the one I got and while pricey for what it is, I really like it.
    11-19-2015 02:09 PM
  4. pool_shark's Avatar
    I have used a holster with every smartphone I've owned since my Treo.

    It isn't weird, uncomfortable, or embarrassing.
    I always carry it horizontally.
    11-19-2015 02:35 PM
  5. KsilverFlagger's Avatar
    I have the Otterbox defender series case and holster on my Note 5.
    1. It's not weird for me.
    2. I have not had any real discomfort caused by it.
    3. It's my phone, it's what I need to carry, the only embarrassing part about it is that it occasionally rattles on my belt if I'm walking quickly or running.
    4. I personally carry it vertically, I've not tried it horizontally, perhaps that will help with the rattle when I'm at speed. I'll give it a try and report back.
    *UPDATE*
    carrying horizontally did not have an effect on the rattling issue. I've recently switched to an incipio, with a generic leatherette pouch that I found at Wal Mart
    Climb14er likes this.
    11-19-2015 02:41 PM
  6. Climb14er's Avatar
    I have used a holster with every smartphone I've owned since my Treo.

    It isn't weird, uncomfortable, or embarrassing.
    I always carry it horizontally.
    I agree!

    I buy premium leather belt clip holsters on Ebay for around eight bucks each and find them protective, comfortable and easy to use and wear.

    I'm outside a lot running and fast walking and it's easy to clip the holster to my shorts or pants.

    Many on the forums, mostly from the much younger generation think it's uncool to wear a belt holster.

    Well... many experienced folks think it's uncomfortable, unsafe and just plain weird to stuff a phone in one's front or back pocket.

    I just ordered an Otterbox Commuter with ballistic glass for my premium leather holster.

    I've done it for years and quite frankly, it works really well!

    YMMV.
    11-19-2015 06:14 PM
  7. Android Curious's Avatar
    Many on the forums, mostly from the much younger generation think it's uncool to wear a belt holster. Well... many experienced folks think it's uncomfortable, unsafe and just plain weird to stuff a phone in one's front or back pocket.
    I can assure you I'm MUCH more in the "experienced folks" camp than the "much younger generation." But I've always kept my iPhone in my front pocket and I've yet to use a holster.

    just ordered an Otterbox Commuter with ballistic glass for my premium leather holster.
    I'm considering getting the Commuter case (or the Defender if I decide to use a holster). Let us know how you like it.
    11-19-2015 06:29 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    Mod Note - Some posts have been cleaned. Let's all calm down and not go into personal attacks. It's just not needed or wanted.
    jmy7213, Bob31464 and kj11 like this.
    11-19-2015 10:08 PM
  9. jerry12's Avatar
    I used this model with my Edge and worked great. New Black Rubberized Hard Case Cover Belt Clip Holster Stand for Samsung Phone | eBay profile swivel for up and down or side use and is secure, snaps in.
    I use the OtterBox defender with the holster.
    11-20-2015 11:16 AM
  10. amyf27's Avatar
    I use a holster with mine when I'm walking the dogs and occasionally running errands. I could care less what it looks like. Mine is horizontal and doesn't get in the way.

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    Delirious D likes this.
    11-20-2015 12:04 PM
  11. speedfreek64's Avatar
    I use a holster when at work. I drive alot & it's a pain to dig your phone out of a pocket while driving. I've used dozens of holsters over the years and I prefer vertical. I've found it extremely difficult to get a holster that fits correctly and it well made. Most have a rotating belt clip that wears out quickly. I never rotate mine so I like a fixed belt clip. For my Note 5 I discovered this Turtleback holster that fits perfect with a slim case and is very well made. Fixed belt clip also! I like it so well, I plan on buying a couple more for backups. This is the best holster I've found!

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0145E...cUvbUpU4845848

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-20-2015 02:10 PM
  12. honda-Dave's Avatar
    I just picked up the Pelican Voyager and I love it! Great case, not too bulky.

    play: Note 5 work:GS6 Edge
    Samsung Galaxy Gear S
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
    Samsung Gear Circle
    Samsung Gear Level
    Samsung Gear VR
    11-20-2015 09:44 PM
  13. Nyvideo's Avatar
    I've been using the Seidio Dilex Pro SEIDIO | DILEX Pro with Metal Kickstand Case & Belt-Clip Holster Combo for Galaxy Note 5 - Black

    Much smaller than the Otterbox and can still slip the phone into my pocket when I don't want to use the holster.
    The only issue is to make sure you don't put the phone in with the top to the bottom of the holster. If you do, the side buttons
    get pressed in and the phone restarts and sits at the boot loader screen.
    11-21-2015 08:07 AM
  14. geoffjam78's Avatar
    I have the defender right now. I wear it horizontally and have no issues. I like the Amzer plastic case and holster combo too.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-21-2015 10:03 AM
  15. Android Curious's Avatar
    Guys,

    Between the Otterbox Defender and the Pelican Yoyager, anyone know which one is LESS bulky on the Note 5? I can't find them both together in a store to compare.

    Thanks!
    11-21-2015 10:08 AM
  16. grunt0300's Avatar
    NOTE 5 , GALAXY S6 edge+ 5.7'' screen , NOTE 4 , NOTE 3 , NOTE EDGE ~ Plus Size Pouch Case Rugged Holster Nylon...
    by AIScell
    $29.85$7.95+ $3.98 shipping
    Only 19 left in stock - order soon.
    3.8 out of 5 stars

    Try this case. I've used the one made for my LG G3, and i'll get this one, as soon as i get my Note 5.
    It's sold on Amazon.
    11-21-2015 10:40 AM
  17. honda-Dave's Avatar
    When I get to work on Monday I will compare, there are about 4 note 5's with Defenders on them at work, but from having hold the defender in my hand, I think the Pelican Voyager is thinner.

    play: Note 5 work:GS6 Edge
    Samsung Galaxy Gear S
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
    Samsung Gear Circle
    Samsung Gear Level
    Samsung Gear VR
    11-21-2015 12:34 PM
  18. Android Curious's Avatar
    Great, thanks!
    11-21-2015 02:31 PM
  19. Android Curious's Avatar
    When I get to work on Monday I will compare, there are about 4 note 5's with Defenders on them at work, but from having hold the defender in my hand, I think the Pelican Voyager is thinner.
    Just checking to see if you had a chance to compare these two. Thanks.
    11-27-2015 09:55 AM
  20. Delirious D's Avatar
    I use a holster. Its not weird at all. Its comfortable unless im about to drive then it gets in the way of the seatbelt but thats with all holsters. I rock mine horizontally. This is the one i have. And i have to give the case some propts. I was on public bus a couple days ago. And the bus took a sharp turn on a hill which pretty much caused all the passengers on the left to fly towards the right. I had to think quick and grabbed my toddler at the same time that my phone flew out of my hand hit the seat across from me then bounced on the floor and slid under some seats. The noise was so loud that a couple passengers gasped. I was more worried about catching my baby and not falling on my face. F*** the phone (mommy mode). When i finally retrieved my phone. Not a scratch or chip.. maybe the note is that durable. Who knows. Im using this case with the tempered glass screen protector too.

    11-27-2015 10:35 AM
  21. Delirious D's Avatar
    I agree!

    I buy premium leather belt clip holsters on Ebay for around eight bucks each and find them protective, comfortable and easy to use and wear.

    I'm outside a lot running and fast walking and it's easy to clip the holster to my shorts or pants.

    YMMV.
    Arg am jealous of people that have a phone clipped to their sweats. Ive tried it and my pants wont stay on hahaha.
    11-27-2015 10:37 AM
  22. Alan FL's Avatar
    I've been using these Nite Ize holsters for many years. They last and last.
    Just bought this one for my Note 5:
    Nite Ize Universal Clip Case Cargo Sideways XL Color Black | eBay
    It is meant to be worn sideways, like the name states. I find it very comfortable, and inexpensive.
    11-27-2015 11:33 AM
  23. MrMELTDOWN's Avatar
    I don't like carrying the Note 4 or any other phone in my pocket at all. I did so with my Note for a little over a week before I got my OB Defender. The rotating belt clip is somewhat cheap though and over the years I've broken 3 by snagging them on something like a car door. So I also bought a slightly padded nylon holster (horizontal only) for a spare. My Defender is camo as is the nylon holster, real kewl looking IMO and not at all embarrassing. I want the best drop protection I can get. I will also mention as I have on some other threads is that my OB is a knock off or more likely a factory second. I got it at a flea market for $10. It's precisely identical in construction and material except for the logo. The holster has the logo.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-27-2015 04:07 PM
  24. Bowlegz's Avatar
    The Pelican is a little bit slimmer.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-28-2015 07:53 AM
  25. Android Curious's Avatar
    The Pelican is a little bit slimmer.
    Thanks. That's what I was looking for.
    11-28-2015 10:34 AM
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