1. AndroidLoverXO's Avatar
    I bought this phone on November 15th, 2017 and I still havent bought a case, I have been using the Free Transperant Case provided by Samsung and using the Spigen Neo Flex as Screen Protector.

    I have been taking very much care of the phone for the last 3 months, Thank God I have no scratches on the phone, but I always have a fear of it getting dropped or scratched.

    Anyways I can spend up to £100 to buy cases and screen protectors for the Galaxy Note 8.

    I have a few in mind that are pretty awesome as per the reviews, and I cant decide which to buy between the Otterbox Defender, Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro, Tech21 Evo Wallet, or any others.

    All I want is complete protection of my phone for the next few years I use it, as the Galaxy Note8 seems fragile.
    02-07-2018 12:01 PM
  2. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    May not be perfect but of 4 cases, this is a fav.

    Galaxy Note 8 Case Patchworks [Level Series] Level ITG in White - Military Grade Certified Drop Protection, Impact Disperse Technology System.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075258BFF...cUvbUpU6156833
    02-07-2018 12:49 PM
  3. jimd1050's Avatar
    I have used iBlasson cases for all my Note phones and they have never failed me. The Unicorn Beetle Pro is what I ran on my Note 7, my Galaxy S7 Active and am currently running on my Note 8. I just don't use the holster that comes with it or their screen protector. I just gently and carefully pop it off and keep the frame then install a tempered glass screen protector. Here's the link to iBlasson: Amazon carries it also. TOUGH AS HELL! BTW, iBlasson and Supcase are the same company!

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=42_TDgmW
    02-07-2018 01:17 PM
  4. naturalguy's Avatar
    Out of those the Tech 21 is the best option to protect from drops
    02-07-2018 06:57 PM
  5. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    May not be perfect but of 4 cases, this is a fav.

    Galaxy Note 8 Case Patchworks [Level Series] Level ITG in White - Military Grade Certified Drop Protection, Impact Disperse Technology System.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075258BFF...cUvbUpU6158980
    I had never heard of patchworks until I saw a review. I bought 2 level series, red and white, and they are amazing! They are my favorite cases.i have spigen neo hybrid, 2 patchworks, otterbox commuter, and several others I can't remember right now, but I love the patchworks cases.
    02-09-2018 09:46 PM
  6. Blues Fan's Avatar
    I would say the Otterbox Defender, and its generics you can get for cheaper are the best right now. They don't make a lot of super heavy duty cases for the Note like they do for the iPhone. The I Blason magma looks pretty rugged but I hear the screen protector is bad on it. Otherwise I'd get one maybe.

    The tech 21 evo check just doens't look very thick and would provide as much protection.
    02-09-2018 11:21 PM
  7. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    The UAG plasma or monarch are good cases with low bulk.
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    02-10-2018 07:40 AM
  8. AndroidLoverXO's Avatar
    I would say the Otterbox Defender, and its generics you can get for cheaper are the best right now. They don't make a lot of super heavy duty cases for the Note like they do for the iPhone. The I Blason magma looks pretty rugged but I hear the screen protector is bad on it. Otherwise I'd get one maybe.

    The tech 21 evo check just doens't look very thick and would provide as much protection.
    I love the OtterBox Defender too, what the best screen protector I can get for it?
    02-11-2018 06:48 AM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    I have the Rhinoshield crash guard bumper case which offers 3m drop protection and is pretty low bulk, being a bumper case.
    02-11-2018 08:01 AM
  10. Blues Fan's Avatar
    I love the OtterBox Defender too, what the best screen protector I can get for it?
    Right now it sounds like White Dome. However it's kinda a pain to install. I don't use any screen protector right now. Most of them are garbage due to the curved display.
    02-11-2018 11:40 AM
  11. Kendahl Titcomb's Avatar
    Check out Zizo Bolt cases. They are fantastic and have amazing protection with little cost. I have dropped mine several times.. Even broke one by accident and they sent me a new one.. Seriously beast company out there.
    02-12-2018 01:52 AM
  12. amyf27's Avatar
    You are going to get a ton of replies on this. It's largely an individual preference thing.

    For me, I have quite a few cases. My Defender and my Uag Monarch have proven to provide great drop protection. Most recently, the Defender kept my phone completely unscathed when I accidentally dropped it down our stairs - though they were carpeting, it bounced several times pretty good and landed at the bottom.

    With the Monarch, one of the times I dropped it from just above waist high onto a hard floor at a Sams Club - it fell, bounced off a beam in front of a refrigerated section, onto the hard floor below it. No damage.
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    02-12-2018 09:13 AM
  13. jimd1050's Avatar
    The I Blason magma looks pretty rugged but I hear the screen protector is bad on it. Otherwise I'd get one maybe
    The i-Blason Magma and their UB Pro aren't a whole lot different - both very strong and both screen protectors (kind of) suk! That's why I said I popped the the clear plastic out of the frame and just kept frame (needed) and used a Zagg tempered glass screen protector. Love my UB Pro... have had several drops (one major) with no (knock, knock, knock) issues!

    Hey, and did ever I say "Thank you for David Backes?" He's been a God-send here in Boston! :-)
    02-12-2018 02:59 PM
  14. Blues Fan's Avatar
    The i-Blason Magma and their UB Pro aren't a whole lot different - both very strong and both screen protectors (kind of) suk! That's why I said I popped the the clear plastic out of the frame and just kept frame (needed) and used a Zagg tempered glass screen protector. Love my UB Pro... have had several drops (one major) with no (knock, knock, knock) issues!

    Hey, and did ever I say "Thank you for David Backes?" He's been a God-send here in Boston! :-)
    Yea, I miss him. Everyone said he was getting too old though. The Blues could use someone like him right now. The Blues IMO will get a wild card spot but I don't expect them to make it past the first round. Whole team is in a big funk.

    Also it's because of the type of material used for the curved screens. The flat screens like the S6, s6, note 5, etc the screen protectors on the Supcase is outstanding! tight to the screen and responsive! The s7 edge defender had a tight fitting screen protector but just like the supcase for the note 8 it had sensitivity issues.

    I wish for the Note 8 they would go back to a flat screen. I hate these curved screens.
    02-12-2018 03:26 PM
  15. amyf27's Avatar
    Yea, I miss him. Everyone said he was getting too old though. The Blues could use someone like him right now. The Blues IMO will get a wild card spot but I don't expect them to make it past the first round. Whole team is in a big funk.

    Also it's because of the type of material used for the curved screens. The flat screens like the S6, s6, note 5, etc the screen protectors on the Supcase is outstanding! tight to the screen and responsive! The s7 edge defender had a tight fitting screen protector but just like the supcase for the note 8 it had sensitivity issues.

    I wish for the Note 8 they would go back to a flat screen. I hate these curved screens.
    I would really like a flat screen too - maybe have the body somewhat curved on the back of it but flat screen and marginally wider - would be great.

    Still though - love the Note 8
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    02-12-2018 03:31 PM
  16. Blues Fan's Avatar
    I would really like a flat screen too - maybe have the body somewhat curved on the back of it but flat screen and marginally wider - would be great.

    Still though - love the Note 8
    I should have said Note 9 lol. I just don't get this curved screen. I hardly ever use the edge features to begin with.
    02-12-2018 10:56 PM
  17. jimd1050's Avatar
    Yea, I miss him. Everyone said he was getting too old though. The Blues could use someone like him right now. The Blues IMO will get a wild card spot but I don't expect them to make it past the first round. Whole team is in a big funk.

    Also it's because of the type of material used for the curved screens. The flat screens like the S6, s6, note 5, etc the screen protectors on the Supcase is outstanding! tight to the screen and responsive! The s7 edge defender had a tight fitting screen protector but just like the supcase for the note 8 it had sensitivity issues.

    I wish for the Note 8 they would go back to a flat screen. I hate these curved screens.
    He missed several weeks with Diverticulitis Surgery but he came back slim and trim and he's been unbelievable since he's been back. It's like he's ten years younger... truly amazing. Plus, just the leadership role that he plays in the locker room alone, is worth more than most people even realize! I think he's been a big part in bringing these young kids up to speed and making this year's team as good as they are! O.K., enough with the "Off Topic" rant... I've gotten used to the curved screen and finally like it so it's not a problem for me. The Zagg tempered glass worked, ONLY because the frame of the UB Pro holds the edges in place and and keeps them from lifting and/or getting lint/dust under them too. I'm very happy with both.
    02-13-2018 12:13 AM
  18. amyf27's Avatar
    I should have said Note 9 lol. I just don't get this curved screen. I hardly ever use the edge features to begin with.
    I use the 3dge sometimes for the cropping options mostly. I use the s pen just not daily
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    02-13-2018 05:15 AM
  19. areyes163's Avatar
    I should have said Note 9 lol. I just don't get this curved screen. I hardly ever use the edge features to begin with.
    Agree. They really need to go back to a flat screen. Much easier to work with and for me it feels better especially with the pen.
    02-14-2018 12:35 AM
  20. o4liberty's Avatar
    Been using the otterbox symmetry case on all of my devices with no issues when drop. They are not bulky and have a 7 foot drop protection.
    02-14-2018 01:12 AM
  21. chamomiami's Avatar
    i have this case for my wife S8 and for my own note 8 .... i love it!
    Mosafe® For Samsung Galaxy Note 8 S8 Plus Shockproof Clear Hard Case Cover

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/e?l...token=bIyKGenR
    02-14-2018 08:19 AM
  22. honda-Dave's Avatar
    I stand by my Pelican Voyager case, it is a good looking case with great drop protection. I have the grey/clear case with a belt clip. best phone case, period.......
    02-14-2018 08:34 AM
  23. bkrell's Avatar
    Otterbox Defender user here. I love it but hate there are no good screen protector options. Right now, I'm using one of the soft plastic stick on protectors. I took it to be disposeable when I put it on and 3 months later, it is starting to peel at the edges. I'll just get another because nothing else I've found works.
    02-14-2018 09:03 AM
  24. dov1978's Avatar
    Otterbox Defender user here. I love it but hate there are no good screen protector options. Right now, I'm using one of the soft plastic stick on protectors. I took it to be disposeable when I put it on and 3 months later, it is starting to peel at the edges. I'll just get another because nothing else I've found works.
    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
    02-14-2018 09:14 AM
  25. bkrell's Avatar
    I never liked the built in screen protector because if you get water or sweat (Im a runner) underneath, you have to disassemble the case to get it out. But the problem is, the case covers so much that it prevents good glass screen protectors for the Note 8 from adhering properly. These stupid curved edge screen protectors seem to only have adhesive on the edges. So if they are pressured by the case from said edges, the whole screen protector lifts up.

    Yes, wireless charging is more difficult. But there's an indent in the Defender case where it clips to the holster. If I line that indent up with the led light on the wireless charging base, I don't have any problem. If I'm off by 1/4 inch, it will charge for a few minutes and stop. Honestly though, I'm about done with wireless charging. It's SO MUCH slower than wired fast charging. I don't even use my wireless charger at my office anymore. I just keep one by my bedside since it doesn't really matter at that point how fast it charges.
    02-14-2018 09:58 AM
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