08-22-2013 04:22 AM
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  1. themadprophet's Avatar
    I've been writing to every maker of cases I can find. I've had responses from several. Otterbox said they have a Defender in development but no time line. Ballistic said they have some due the end of August. Luvvitt said they have several in development and a hard shell due next week!
    Perhaps we can use this thread to centralize any information we collect on cases for our Actives and reviews of same. Better than all these threads asking the same question.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I537 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    07-03-2013 01:20 PM
  2. craigsung's Avatar
    I think at&t released 5 million phone's and only 5 cases!
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    07-07-2013 03:56 PM
  3. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I've been writing to every maker of cases I can find. I've had responses from several. Otterbox said they have a Defender in development but no time line. Ballistic said they have some due the end of August. Luvvitt said they have several in development and a hard shell due next week!
    Perhaps we can use this thread to centralize any information we collect on cases for our Actives and reviews of same. Better than all these threads asking the same question.

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    That's interesting. Per the Otterbox FB rep, they said they have no plans for a defender series case for the Active.
    07-07-2013 04:02 PM
  4. trandz's Avatar
    This is bull****. Arguably the better version of the s4 and not one case in any of thr 5 stores I visited. I already drunk dropped it once and scrapped the bottom bezel all because I can't find a single case outside from those generic *** tou cases on amazon.

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    07-07-2013 06:12 PM
  5. planoman's Avatar
    I bought the active after it was on the market for three days. After a week I still had not taken it out of the house because I always put a case on before taking my phone out. I saw many preorders but nothing I could get in my hands before my 14 day return period was over. I ended up returning it. Maybe once the have some accessories out for it...
    07-07-2013 07:38 PM
  6. JTLEPINO's Avatar
    looks like Amazon is starting to roll out cases
    07-12-2013 04:32 PM
  7. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    looks like Amazon is starting to roll out cases
    Hyperion is coming out with one:

    Amazon.com: Hyperion Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Matte Flexible TPU Case & Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S IV Active (Compatible with AT&T S4 Active SGH-I537 / And all International S 4 Active Models) **Hyperion Retail Packaging** [2 Year Warranty

    I emailed them about the wrong photo in the ad. They said they are aware of the mistake but the cases are more or less the same for the Active. I ordered a clear and hope to see it here early next week. I'd love to see an Otterbox but as I said above...
    07-13-2013 07:40 PM
  8. trandz's Avatar
    Bleh. Boring TPU cases.
    07-14-2013 11:35 AM
  9. krack3r's Avatar
    this lack of case thing seems to be a problem. my boss just switched us all to galaxy s4 actives as of thursday after being a loyal iphone using company since the release of the 3gs. today we went in to work to discuss our current project and as he sat down his phone fell from his pocket ( office chair hight about 2.5-3feet) and the glass is now in about 50 pieces. were all a bit disappointed as the AT&T website description clearly says built with rugged gorilla glass. At this point id have to say the first person to come up with a solid (life proof) case for a claimed to be Life proof phone would be sitting on a gold mine. btw Im new here obv just having gotten my new android product so hey all loving my new phone and looking to hear any tips and tricks yall can provide
    07-14-2013 03:45 PM
  10. paulhead's Avatar
    07-14-2013 03:52 PM
  11. frogstir's Avatar
    Just got the Diztronic case in the mail today (matte grey). All of 20 mins of having it, seems pretty good. Nicely made with different textures, tolerances appear to be nicely done (a bit low around the top of the rear camera but testing shows it does not interfere), I like the "lip" on the screen side that raises the screen from laying completely flat on surfaces, cutouts nice and wide, molded volume rocker/power button work well, doesn't add too much thickness. Very simple, easy to put on, offers scratch protection at the least. No drop test...yet I'd say not bad for $10 + s&h on eBay. Here are some pics...
    Attached Thumbnails Case statuses-img_0005.jpg   Case statuses-img_0006.jpg   Case statuses-img_0001.jpg   Case statuses-img_0002.jpg   Case statuses-img_0003.jpg  

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    07-15-2013 03:26 PM
  12. Dubg's Avatar
    I would like to second the comments from frogstir. I don't think it is the best case in the world, but until somebody else comes out with something better I'll use this.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I537 using Tapatalk 2
    frogstir likes this.
    07-15-2013 03:38 PM
  13. troshs's Avatar
    This site has one case (with a debit card holder in the back, dont know why anyone in their right mind would keep their debit card in their phone case)
    Anyways, the hula case looks pretty decent. I am getting the Blue active and don't want to cover up that beautiful color.
    Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Cases | Covers | Accessories | Case-Mate
    07-17-2013 10:02 PM
  14. BrakeTurnAccelerate's Avatar
    The coming soon Hula on Casemate looks nice. I may have to give it a try once it drops.

    For the interim, I bought a cheap TUDIA off Amazon. It was shipping DHL Global Mail, so it's coming from China. It arrived at USPS yesterday and is going USPS Parcel Post, so who knows when I'll see it, but I'll post about it when I can.
    07-17-2013 10:47 PM
  15. amylyn1970's Avatar
    I will be getting the Active on August 1st. Can't wait. I found a case on Ebay & had to have it. I ordered the pink.



    07-19-2013 06:58 AM
  16. frogstir's Avatar
    looks cool! can you post pics and a review once you have it? i added it to ebay watch list too
    07-19-2013 03:00 PM
  17. amylyn1970's Avatar
    looks cool! can you post pics and a review once you have it? i added it to ebay watch list too
    I sure will. Since it's coming from China it'll be a few weeks before I get it. Can't wait to get the phone too. August 1st is right around the corner but it seems so far away.
    07-19-2013 08:25 PM
  18. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I will be getting the Active on August 1st. Can't wait. I found a case on Ebay & had to have it. I ordered the pink.

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/19/jugebuma.jpg

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/19/7yru6a8e.jpg
    Cool concept but it's just like the previous flap cases from Samsung (even the iPad smartcover)...the flap hangs and gets in the way.
    07-20-2013 11:38 AM
  19. troshs's Avatar
    They are pretty cool, but just too overly common. I see people with them all the time. Personally I have nothing against those people, I know I wouldn't want one though. I am the kind of person who pulls my phone out of my pocket and sees it immediately to check for messages and thats it. I think, as xm said, the flap would get in the way. Plus I tend to drop my phone pretty often, and need more protection than I do style. Basically if I drop my phone and it doesn't bounce at least half a foot in the air, then its not protected well enough
    07-20-2013 12:52 PM
  20. amylyn1970's Avatar
    I personally like the design, that's why I ordered it. I'm looking forward to it. I keep my phone in a leather case on my side. I don't drop my phone too often so that's not a problem. I am around water quite a bit, so that's why I'm going to get the Active.
    07-20-2013 09:07 PM
  21. troshs's Avatar
    Yep. Me too, even if I'm not taking underwater pictures, I always will have that protection in case some ***** pushes me into the pool
    07-21-2013 11:18 AM
  22. BrakeTurnAccelerate's Avatar
    The coming soon Hula on Casemate looks nice. I may have to give it a try once it drops.

    For the interim, I bought a cheap TUDIA off Amazon. It was shipping DHL Global Mail, so it's coming from China. It arrived at USPS yesterday and is going USPS Parcel Post, so who knows when I'll see it, but I'll post about it when I can.
    Received the TUDIA Ultra Slim Melody on Monday. (One week from order to delivery). Case fits great and feels great. However, there are no molded in grips on the side of the case, like most TPU cases, instead its just smooth. It's still easier to hold than the just the phone, so no real complaints. Fit around camera is perfect, as is the speaker and most of the holes. The headphone cutout is a little off. The jack is completely exposed, but it's not centered in the hole.

    For $3 + $5 shipping, it's still a helluva deal. I wish I would've received it last week, before I scratched the crap out of the battery cover this weekend.
    07-23-2013 01:01 PM
  23. frogstir's Avatar
    I wish I would've received it last week, before I scratched the crap out of the battery cover this weekend.
    I HATE when that happens!!! Thanks for the review too!
    07-23-2013 02:34 PM
  24. JAF1's Avatar
    It's coming:

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Case | Defender Series by OtterBox

    You can sign up and receive and email alert.

    This was off of Otterboxes Facebook page.

    It might be big for some, but this is the one I want. I have the Diztronic on now, but want something more sturdy. Just how I use the phone. Everyone is different.
    fulleraj likes this.
    07-24-2013 09:31 AM
  25. troshs's Avatar
    You got that one right. For example, I like a slimmer case because I don't like wearing mine on my side like others do (it always falls off because I'm a klutz) so I want one that doesn't dang near rip my pocket apart.
    07-24-2013 11:46 AM
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