1. a-dee-jay's Avatar
    Few days ago I broke my Galaxy S3. I had on S3 veeery thin plastic case from Samsung and one little thicker plasticky screen protector also from Samsung. But screen of the phone still broke when the phone felt to the ground. So now I have S4 and I want to protect it well but I don't want protection which is bulky and heavy. I bought today one silicone case which looks ok but I don't like the feel of the silicone. I also bought Spigen Neo Hybrid case which is too big for me. What should I buy?
    09-20-2013 06:58 PM
  2. steviecapt's Avatar
    have a look at tech 21, s cases, i use one and there really good, not too bulky, and would probably protect against a drop.
    09-20-2013 07:44 PM
  3. AndroidTuttons's Avatar
    Your going to need to add some bulk for drop protection, and screen protectors are for scratches not for saving it from shattering on a drop, I suggest checking out obex waterproof full protect with little bulk

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    09-20-2013 09:23 PM
  4. slim6596's Avatar
    Otterbox Commuter

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    09-20-2013 09:37 PM
  5. planoman's Avatar
    The Samsung protective case+ is about the best I have seen in the light and nimble and protection to the device. I also use a screen protector. The case is about 20 on Amazon.
    09-20-2013 10:08 PM
  6. dancing-bass's Avatar
    I agree that a Commute case by Otterbox is the way to go. Amazing drop protection and not nearly as bulky as their Defender series. At work (construction) I use a Commuter, and at home/weekends I switch to a generic TPU case that I got from eBay. Still has some minor drop protection and as a bonus is far easier to hold then the slippery plastic of a naked phone

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    09-21-2013 08:19 AM
  7. Spewy1's Avatar
    'Poetic atmosphere' is very good or the 'casemate barely there' . I switch between the two.
    09-21-2013 08:53 AM
  8. a-dee-jay's Avatar
    Maybe tech 21 case is ok. But are you serious that Commute by Otterbox is the right one? This is veeeery bulky case. I have one silicone case which is faaar less thicker but it still protect the phone very well. But as I said I don't like silicone. It give me the feel that the phone is even heavier and it is not good to handle.
    09-21-2013 01:28 PM
  9. ffemtp's Avatar
    Urban Armor Gear.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-22-2013 02:32 PM
  10. gglez's Avatar
    Otterbox defender, rather have a bulky case than 600 dollars down the drain

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    09-22-2013 03:19 PM
  11. brianphrack's Avatar
    I drop my phone all the time. Otterbox defender. I dont think it's that bulky...

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-22-2013 05:15 PM
  12. Faloogs's Avatar
    I am a case freak and have about 15 for my s4 and agree with the poetic atmosphere smokey clear case possibly being the best choice for your needs. Not bulky, classy looking and offers some degree of protection from drops. I'm not 100% sure but i think the barely there cases don't have much protection on the top or bottom of the phone. Good luck.

    Posted via Android Central App on my awesome Samsung Galaxy s4
    09-22-2013 05:42 PM
  13. Oj467's Avatar
    Love my Spigen Slim Armor.
    09-22-2013 07:23 PM
  14. Google_Superuser's Avatar
    I use a spigen neo-hybrid with spigen glastr screen protector
    09-22-2013 07:26 PM
  15. Lawrence Burroughs's Avatar
    I use a site Roketfish case I picked up for less than $25. It is simple, thin, comfortable, and provides basic protection. I used the same case type with my iPhone 5 and never had any issues. The back is translucent and the sides are black. I also own the Spigen Galaxy S4 Case Ultra Flip View which cost more than twice as much but I prefer the Roketfish for daily use. If you are looking for a protective case with a flip view cover, the Spigen case is good too. The flip part got annoying quickly for me.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-22-2013 07:38 PM

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