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  1. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Just got my Note 8 back after having the screen replaced after thanks to little drop. I had it in a Spigen Rugged Armor (still do) but it landed face down on some stones so it didn't stand a chance. I was gonna go for the Otterbox Defender this week after seeing a colleague at work with it on his but he complains that wireless charging no longer works and NFC payments are very hit and miss with it on. Also like you say it no longer has a built in screen protector either
    I have the Defender and wireless charging works fine too. I got the regular charging samsung round wireless charger that came out in early 2015.
    02-14-2018 01:11 PM
  2. gernerttl's Avatar
    I have the iBlason Ares case. It's full protection with a built in screen protector. I use it when I go camping. Otherwise, I use an iBlason UB Style.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=tQB1WjiF

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=RnJE9A5B

    To be honest. I haven't tried to test their ruggedness.
    02-14-2018 06:40 PM
  3. AndroidLoverXO's Avatar
    Well I had plans of getting the OtterBox Defender, but now I'm thinking of getting the UnicornBeetlePro of Supcase instead. Because Wireless Charging and NFC is something I need on a day-to-day basis. And Google Pay/Samsung Pay are very handy on the go.

    And the UnicornBeetlePro is similar to OtterBox Defender but with just 2 layers of protection, and it is less bulky and a lower price tag too.

    And a screen protector is a MUST for me. I don't want to damage the screen and pay a few hundred £pounds cost to repair it.

    I will buy another case that's rugged something like UAG Monarch or Samsung Official Rugged Case. Which do you think is the most rugged and protective overall?
    Or is there another case similar to that which supports NFC and Wireless Charging?
    02-14-2018 09:16 PM
  4. AndroidLoverXO's Avatar
    And thanks to each and everyone of your suggestions and comments. Android central has a very helpful community
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    02-14-2018 09:18 PM
  5. demon_pc's Avatar
    I run/ use the Otterbox Defender 90% of the time. This case is awesome protection against falls and drops. I also use the holster it comes with as well. I also have the spigen wallet case, Samsung heavy duty case, specks grip case, and UAG's Monarch case as well. All good cases. Would recommend all of them to other note users.
    02-15-2018 06:04 AM
  6. bkrell's Avatar
    Unicorn Beetle Pro is no more protection than any other generic Note 8 case, IMHO. I bought them all before I settled on the Defender. This is the screen protector I bought that works with my Defender. It's a soft TPU. I THOUGHT it was starting to peel, but when I went to remove it, I realized I just hadn't pulled off the front of the protective coating, lol! And as I and others with the Defender have stated, wireless charging still works. You just have to make sure you center the phone on the charger.[3 PACK] Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Screen Protector (Case Friendly), LK [Full Coverage] PET Soft Flexible TPU film with Lifetime Replacement Warranty

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cUvbUpU6163173
    02-15-2018 08:54 AM
  7. areyes163's Avatar
    While not the most rugged. I did just buy the samsung rugged case. It feels nice. Not sure how well it will fair when dropped though.
    02-15-2018 03:57 PM
  8. AndroidLoverXO's Avatar
    I run/ use the Otterbox Defender 90% of the time. This case is awesome protection against falls and drops. I also use the holster it comes with as well. I also have the spigen wallet case, Samsung heavy duty case, specks grip case, and UAG's Monarch case as well. All good cases. Would recommend all of them to other note users.
    Only if OtterBox Defender had a Glass Screen Protector that is fully compatible then it would've been the best ever!

    And you seem to have all my favourite cases! In terms of protection which is best between the UAG Monarch, Speck grip case, and Samsung Heavy Duty case?

    About the Spigen Wallet case, does the magnet interfere with the S-PEN use??
    02-16-2018 08:21 PM
  9. AndroidLoverXO's Avatar
    While not the most rugged. I did just buy the samsung rugged case. It feels nice. Not sure how well it will fair when dropped though.
    Which colour is your phone, and which color of Samsung rugged case did you get?
    02-16-2018 08:22 PM
  10. AndroidLoverXO's Avatar
    Unicorn Beetle Pro is no more protection than any other generic Note 8 case, IMHO. I bought them all before I settled on the Defender. This is the screen protector I bought that works with my Defender. It's a soft TPU. I THOUGHT it was starting to peel, but when I went to remove it, I realized I just hadn't pulled off the front of the protective coating, lol! And as I and others with the Defender have stated, wireless charging still works. You just have to make sure you center the phone on the charger.[3 PACK] Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Screen Protector (Case Friendly), LK [Full Coverage] PET Soft Flexible TPU film with Lifetime Replacement Warranty

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cUvbUpU6164560
    Do you think the Defender would be compatible with the amFilm Glass Screen Protector which is available in Amazon?? https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07...cUvbUpU6164560

    I would've gone for it if the OtterBox Defender supported this glass screen protector. I think the UAG monarch, Samsung Rugged case, UnicornBeetlePro all support this screen protector.
    02-16-2018 08:29 PM
  11. areyes163's Avatar
    Which colour is your phone, and which color of Samsung rugged case did you get?
    Black for both.
    02-17-2018 12:20 AM
  12. demon_pc's Avatar
    Only if OtterBox Defender had a Glass Screen Protector that is fully compatible then it would've been the best ever!

    And you seem to have all my favourite cases! In terms of protection which is best between the UAG Monarch, Speck grip case, and Samsung Heavy Duty case?

    About the Spigen Wallet case, does the magnet interfere with the S-PEN use??
    I agree that a glass screen protector would have made the otterbox defender the top case.

    I would say the UAG Monarch is the best case for protection. Especially for living in Minnesota. Then it would be the Speck grip case.

    I have the Spigen wallet case that has the slid able door on the back.
    I forgot to add that I have popsockets on the Spigen, UAG, and the speck case. I also have the spigen kickstand on the UAG and Spigen case as well.
    02-17-2018 10:45 AM
  13. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Patchworks Level series are very good and don't add any bulk.
    02-17-2018 09:10 PM
  14. Nubwy's Avatar
    I just picked up a rhinoshield Crashguard bumper. Theoretically based on its design, it should protect as well as my Otter box Symmetry case. Much thinner as well.
    02-17-2018 10:24 PM
  15. jhimmel's Avatar
    02-18-2018 12:30 AM
  16. naturalguy's Avatar
    In my opinion and experience you don't need a screen protector with this phone, just get a good case which protects from drops. The Tech 21 evo check is the best in my experience and I have the Defender as well, the Tech 21 despite being thinner is better at drop protection.
    02-18-2018 08:06 AM
  17. Nubwy's Avatar
    In my opinion and experience you don't need a screen protector with this phone, just get a good case which protects from drops. The Tech 21 evo check is the best in my experience and I have the Defender as well, the Tech 21 despite being thinner is better at drop protection.
    I have been saying this very thing until two minutes ago. Just picked up a gnarly scratch. I never keep it in a pocket with anything else, I never put it in a dirty pocket and I never put it face down. No idea where it came from.
    02-18-2018 02:46 PM
  18. naturalguy's Avatar
    I have been saying this very thing until two minutes ago. Just picked up a gnarly scratch. I never keep it in a pocket with anything else, I never put it in a dirty pocket and I never put it face down. No idea where it came from.
    Damn, sorry to hear it. I am rough with my phone and it's held up fine. I hate that screen protectors take away from the experience of using this great screen especially with these curved screens, none of them seem great even the Whitestone has issues
    02-18-2018 05:34 PM
  19. Nubwy's Avatar
    I'm fine with it. I will take a scratch over a crack any day.
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    02-18-2018 05:52 PM
  20. JHStewart1023's Avatar
    I use otter box but I use the symmetry cases they're lighter than the defender
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    02-18-2018 06:07 PM
  21. als369's Avatar
    See photoWhats the best Galaxy Note 8 case for ultimate drop protection up till now? February 2018-screenshot_20180219-090832.jpg
    02-19-2018 10:08 AM
  22. daves221's Avatar
    In my opinion and experience you don't need a screen protector with this phone, just get a good case which protects from drops. The Tech 21 evo check is the best in my experience and I have the Defender as well, the Tech 21 despite being thinner is better at drop protection.
    Love my tech21 Evo check.. outstanding case
    02-19-2018 12:43 PM
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