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  1. AndroidLoverXO's Avatar
    Dont mind spending a few hundred bucks, all I need is all round protection from drops. Recently a friend of mine had no screen protection but had OtterBox Defender on, but it had no compromise with a 4 feet face drop on concrete, the phone unfortunately had a significant shattered front.

    So How else can I protect my Galaxy Note 8? Im thinking of getting a Whitestone Dome and a Rugged Case? Any suggestions?
    11-27-2017 02:11 PM
  2. jimd1050's Avatar
    IMO, the Super Duty of cases (yeah, I'm a Ford guy) Unicorn Beetle Pro - I gently removed their plastic screen protector from the front frame because I already had a Zagg tempered glass screen protector on mine. The front frame still snaps in over the Zagg screen protector into the back half of the case and makes for a super rugged case. The outside has a nice grip surface too so it doesn't slip out of your hand easily! I've only dropped mine twice but never a flat face drop like your friends. The UB Pro has an upper and lower lip on the front that keeps the front glass probably 3mm off the surface you lay it on, so I think that would help on a face drop! I don't use the Holster - just stick it in my front pants pocket! Here's the link:

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=p8_uENLS
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    11-27-2017 02:57 PM
  3. Kendahl Titcomb's Avatar
    Honestly my favorite rugged case is the Zizo Bolt. It covers all for sides without ceasing any issues with the edge use and in the many drops my little one has done with this phone into my tile and concrete for..I can attest to it's absolute right build.. my phone is honestly in perfect condition with no scratch or breaks.. the case even broke and they sent me a new one for free..I think I didn't $18 on Amazon for it
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    11-27-2017 04:16 PM
  4. Kendahl Titcomb's Avatar
    Here are some picture
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    11-27-2017 04:17 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Otterbox Defender. I've had my phone not only dropped, but thrown against a wall (don't ask). No damage, not even to the wall. (And the guarantee is unbelievable - if anything goes wrong, and they still have one in stock, they'll replace it.) Unfortunately, Lifeproof doesn't make a Note 8 case, or you could have waterproofing too.
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    11-27-2017 05:04 PM
  6. Scottie15's Avatar
    IMO, the Super Duty of cases (yeah, I'm a Ford guy) Unicorn Beetle Pro - I gently removed their plastic screen protector from the front frame because I already had a Zagg tempered glass screen protector on mine. The front frame still snaps in over the Zagg screen protector into the back half of the case and makes for a super rugged case. The outside has a nice grip surface too so it doesn't slip out of your hand easily! I've only dropped mine twice but never a flat face drop like your friends. The UB Pro has an upper and lower lip on the front that keeps the front glass probably 3mm off the surface you lay it on, so I think that would help on a face drop! I don't use the Holster - just stick it in my front pants pocket! Here's the link:

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=epW1yF1h
    This.

    I own an Otterbox Commuter and a Incipio Folio.

    Unicorn Beetle Pro + removing the screen protector + Zagg Glass Curve is what I'm running.
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    11-27-2017 06:05 PM
  7. naturalguy's Avatar
    The Defender is still the most protective case, unfortunately with this screen there is not much that can protect it even a screen protector would not likely have saved your friends screen. The Defender at least has the highest top and bottom lip of any case out there, the trade off is it's bulkier than other cases
    badcat and Rukbat like this.
    11-27-2017 06:14 PM
  8. h2ofun's Avatar
    This is why everyone in my family who has a note 8, and it is 6 of us, just want the next version to get ride of the stupid curved glass sides!!
    sly11 and anon(1733) like this.
    11-27-2017 06:45 PM
  9. andrew_ackley's Avatar
    Dont mind spending a few hundred bucks, all I need is all round protection from drops. Recently a friend of mine had no screen protection but had OtterBox Defender on, but it had no compromise with a 4 feet face drop on concrete, the phone unfortunately had a significant shattered front.

    So How else can I protect my Galaxy Note 8? Im thinking of getting a Whitestone Dome and a Rugged Case? Any suggestions?
    Yeah Whitestone OtterBox or uag combo would work.
    11-27-2017 08:32 PM
  10. ocramida's Avatar
    Otter
    11-27-2017 08:41 PM
  11. amyf27's Avatar
    I love the Defwnder case. Superior protection and a nice grumpy feel to it. Using it now. Paid full retail $59 for it as I got it thru carrier (I know it's more that way-I wanted one then and there so I got it at my store lol). Also have a UAG monarch case which is slimmer but for me has been equally protective. Though a little more slippery, it has nice indentation designed areas for easy and secure gripping. That too was $59 bought straight from Uag when new.
    11-27-2017 08:42 PM
  12. Blues Fan's Avatar
    The Caseology Legion is a great case also with raised lips. I bought one before I got my S8 plus and Note 8 just to have a case for when my phone arrived until the defender came out.
    11-27-2017 10:50 PM
  13. Scottie15's Avatar
    Otterbox Defender. I've had my phone not only dropped, but thrown against a wall (don't ask). No damage, not even to the wall. (And the guarantee is unbelievable - if anything goes wrong, and they still have one in stock, they'll replace it.) Unfortunately, Lifeproof doesn't make a Note 8 case, or you could have waterproofing too.
    Disagree. The Otterbox Defender leaves the S Pen and speaker area completely exposed, the Unicorn Beetle does not. The Unicorn Beetle Pro also has a better grip and small raised rubber bumpers on the back for extra protection. It's all a bit slimmer but doesn't sacrifice protection. And a fraction of the price ($20 off Amazon).
    jimd1050 and AndroidLoverXO like this.
    11-28-2017 03:06 AM
  14. UKgalaxy's Avatar
    Disagree. The Otterbox Defender leaves the S Pen and speaker area completely exposed, the Unicorn Beetle does not. The Unicorn Beetle Pro also has a better grip and small raised rubber bumpers on the back for extra protection. It's all a bit slimmer but doesn't sacrifice protection. And a fraction of the price ($20 off Amazon).
    +1. I’ve always had otterbox defenders on my iPhones etc but opted for the unicorn beetle case for my N8 and couldn’t be happier. Also includes an inbuilt screen protector as well. It gives exactly the same level of protection as an otterbox, feels slimmer and is half the price. Very happy with it.
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    11-28-2017 04:11 AM
  15. ocramida's Avatar
    +1. I’ve always had otterbox defenders on my iPhones etc but opted for the unicorn beetle case for my N8 and couldn’t be happier. Also includes an inbuilt screen protector as well. It gives exactly the same level of protection as an otterbox, feels slimmer and is half the price. Very happy with it.
    Yeah, after looking more closely at the unicorn I retract my otter recommendation. The points made above give unicorn the edge.
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    11-28-2017 06:05 AM
  16. bhappy11's Avatar
    I had a tech 21 case. 6 ft drop protection. Didn't feel like it protected the sides much at all.

    I picked up a spec presidio clear case at Best buy
    black Friday sale for $22.00! It has 8ft drop protection.
    I love that it's clear. You can see the orchid grey color and the shiny silver bezzels on my note 8 now!
    I have gotten a lot of compliments at work with this case.

    This case is thick. And offers great side protection.
    In fact it's so thick a cheap wireless charger Will not work.
    I guess due to it sitting so high off the charger with the case. Samsung charger no problem though.

    What I like about the spec presidio clear case is it keeps the screen a good 2 to 3 mm off the surface when laying down.
    And gives pretty good side protection as well.
    11-28-2017 07:09 AM
  17. bigredgonzo's Avatar
    A case is like locking your door at home. You lock your door to keep the "mild" criminal out, but if they really want in, the lock is nothing more than a hindrance. Phone cases are the same. I have friends that could shatter a phone if it were incased in concrete and I have friends that carry their phones naked and throw them around like they were a Happy Meal Toy and never get a scratch. For those former folks, I have an idea. Somebody needs to design a phone case that is designed after a bucky ball with shock absorbing webbing on the interior. The phone would be cradled in the webbing. Make it about the size of a volleyball and you take care of your breakage issue and you would have a difficult time losing it also. Of course, this would mean using Bixby for everything. Wouldn't that be a real joy!!

    All in jest,
    BigRedGonzo
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    11-28-2017 09:07 AM
  18. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    UAG plasma or monarch are good cases also.
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    11-28-2017 09:09 AM
  19. gyounk's Avatar
    I use the Samsung rugged case with zagg glass screen protector. Four drops and no damage.
    11-28-2017 09:18 AM
  20. Scottie15's Avatar
    +1. I’ve always had otterbox defenders on my iPhones etc but opted for the unicorn beetle case for my N8 and couldn’t be happier. Also includes an inbuilt screen protector as well. It gives exactly the same level of protection as an otterbox, feels slimmer and is half the price. Very happy with it.
    One more thing to add about the Unicorn Beetle Pro is that you also get robust port hole covers to keep debris out of your ports.
    11-28-2017 10:01 AM
  21. Rukbat's Avatar
    This is why everyone in my family who has a note 8, and it is 6 of us, just want the next version to get ride of the stupid curved glass sides!!
    That, and the fact that some screens weren't properly annealed (leading to spiderwebbing in the glass) are one of the two reasons that kept me from updating. I'll wait to see if the Note 9 is better. (You'd think that by now, Samsung would have learned to anneal their screens properly and to test them for proper annealing before putting the glass on the rest of the screen - but I guess it's cheaper to replace the screen on a few thousand phones than to do things right. And a lot of sheeple probably just put up with the tiny cracks because they've gotten used to badly made products [or aren't old enough to remember "pride of workmanship"].)

    (The other reason is the non-removable battery, and that may be a dying hope.)
    11-28-2017 01:44 PM
  22. 44pirate's Avatar
    Can you wireless charge with these cases on?
    11-28-2017 01:56 PM
  23. jimd1050's Avatar
    A case is like locking your door at home. You lock your door to keep the "mild" criminal out, but if they really want in, the lock is nothing more than a hindrance. Phone cases are the same. I have friends that could shatter a phone if it were incased in concrete and I have friends that carry their phones naked and throw them around like they were a Happy Meal Toy and never get a scratch. For those former folks, I have an idea. Somebody needs to design a phone case that is designed after a bucky ball with shock absorbing webbing on the interior. The phone would be cradled in the webbing. Make it about the size of a volleyball and you take care of your breakage issue and you would have a difficult time losing it also. Of course, this would mean using Bixby for everything. Wouldn't that be a real joy!!

    All in jest,
    BigRedGonzo
    Whats the most RUGGED Case for Samsung galaxy Note8 that will protect the phone all round?-laughing.jpg
    11-28-2017 05:22 PM
  24. reinbeau's Avatar
    IMO, the Super Duty of cases (yeah, I'm a Ford guy) Unicorn Beetle Pro - I gently removed their plastic screen protector from the front frame because I already had a Zagg tempered glass screen protector on mine. The front frame still snaps in over the Zagg screen protector into the back half of the case and makes for a super rugged case. The outside has a nice grip surface too so it doesn't slip out of your hand easily! I've only dropped mine twice but never a flat face drop like your friends. The UB Pro has an upper and lower lip on the front that keeps the front glass probably 3mm off the surface you lay it on, so I think that would help on a face drop! I don't use the Holster - just stick it in my front pants pocket! Here's the link:

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=ENyjo64X
    I'd be more impressed if they properly presented it in Amazon... References to iPad protection throughout the description.
    11-28-2017 06:17 PM
  25. Blues Fan's Avatar
    This case looks interesting. I never heard of it before. I looked into it more and watched a video by mobilereviewseh and he did a 6ft drop test with an iPhone with their case and the screen shattered.

    https://www.gear4.com/us/gear4-batte...e-8-black.html
    11-28-2017 06:41 PM
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