12-05-2014 01:41 PM
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  1. squirple's Avatar
    Hiya! I am new to all this awesome Androidiness & need help picking a case for my Samsung Galaxy S5.
    I was leaning toward an Otterbox or Lifeproof (also owned by Otterbox) case, but am very open to suggestions. I have free options, but am not yet allowed to post links here, because I'm too new.
    The options are Ballistic, Incipio, Defender, Commuter (with & without wallets), Puregear, Melkco, Samsung (with & without wireless charger), Lifeproof, iLuv & Griffin.
    Please let me know what you think.

    I look forward to my new Androidy life & spending time here.
    Many many thanksnesses!
    =)
    11-12-2014 04:33 PM
  2. sweetypie31's Avatar
    The case that I have is bodyglove shocksuit. I love it. Imo it's just as good as the Otterbox commuter case.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-12-2014 05:00 PM
  3. AZgl1500's Avatar
    I chose the Speck CandyShell Grip case because it is military grade shock resistant, and has thick rubbery grip ridges to prevent it from slipping out of your hands even if wet with diesel fuel or tranny fluid. Yep, that is part of my work-a-day world....

    The grip case only comes in black/grey.

    there are beautiful version of this case, some with flowers on them, but they don't have the grip ridges.

    * Speck CandyShell Grip- Black/Slate:
    11-12-2014 06:57 PM
  4. NancyinWI's Avatar
    I really like my Otterbox Symmetry. It doesn't add much bulk to the phone yet covers it well. I did not use the screen protector that came with it. I purchased a tempered glass one that was suggested by the customer service rep at AT&T. I could have gotten it cheaper online, but he put it on for me. I have shaky hands and it was worth the extra couple bucks for him to do it.
    11-13-2014 09:47 AM
  5. Cavboygt's Avatar
    My kid lifeproof in s5 drop it so many times, now lot of chips in plastic side and finger scanner suck.

    Android Central App Strong Note 4
    squirple likes this.
    11-16-2014 03:42 PM
  6. Tjk230's Avatar
    I have the spigen slim armour. Offers in my opinion protection equivalent to an otterbox commuter, but not nearly the same bulk. I had an otterbox commuter on my galaxy s3 and I enjoy the spigen slim armor on my s5 even more.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-16-2014 05:58 PM
  7. williams448's Avatar
    Love my Verus Iron Shield case. You can find it on Amazon.

    Posted with my badass Galaxy S5
    11-16-2014 06:46 PM
  8. dancing-bass's Avatar
    Cases are a pretty personal thing - some people just get an Otterbox Defender because that's what the salesperson says to get, or because their job or active lifestyle needs that kind of protection Some people just get a decal-style skin such as dBrand or Slickwraps for a slightly different look, and scratch protection. People like myself fall somewhere in the middle - Personally I mostly rock a cheap TPU slim-fitting case (usually can find them for $5 or less on eBay) but like to have something like a CaseMate Tough or OtterBox Commuter for the times when I might need a little more drop/impact protection.

    It's tough to give a specific recommendation - do you do a lot of active sports, have butterfingers/clutzy, or work in a job where you need a tough case? Go with a heavy duty case (Defender or LifeProof). Work in an office, baby your phone, and don't need much protection? a decal-style skin, or maybe a thin TPU case is fine. Somewhere in the middle?

    By the way, just in case you're not familiar with the term TPU is not a brand name, its just an acronym for ThermoPolyUrithane. Its a thin material, think rubber/silicone/plastic all mashed together. Not as hard as plastic, it's harder then silicone, and it's got a bit of stretch (not much but a bit). Provides a bit of bump or impact protection, but not a lot.
    squirple likes this.
    11-16-2014 06:59 PM
  9. konvajw's Avatar
    Take a look at the Seidio capsa case - it's my favorite for my S5. Great protection (for screen also), nice feel and not at all bulky - so easily fits in pants pocket.

    http://www.seidioonline.com/mobile/P...=CST1SSGS5K-BK

    Posted via Android Central App - Verizon S5
    11-16-2014 09:37 PM
  10. engineeryajeeb's Avatar
    Get Case-Mate Naked tough or slim tough... you wont regret it...
    11-17-2014 12:08 AM
  11. aqwesd's Avatar
    I recently picked up a mophie juice pack. With my usage of it being a work phone, I will run out of battery before the end of the day. It has saved me more than once. increases the size of the phone but it's worth it to me.
    11-17-2014 04:53 PM
  12. peteramollica's Avatar
    Otterbox Defender works best for me. Really protects the entire phone. A word of caution, clean the screen protector carefully because it can be scratched. Always use cleaners without aemonia or alcohol for best results. NEVER wipe the screen without some moisture on it first. You're just asking for scratches that way.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-17-2014 11:26 PM
  13. 3moosey3's Avatar
    The Poetic Revolution or Gearlt are exellent cases with built-in screen protector. Both cases seem to be identical but the GearlT comes in white & grey for the Samsung s5.
    11-21-2014 01:34 AM
  14. galaxyfive's Avatar
    Hiya! I am new to all this awesome Androidiness & need help picking a case for my Samsung Galaxy S5.
    =)
    Welcome to the forum squirple. I'm not sure why it's overlooked by so many but Samsung sells [or did sell] a nice soft shell case for the GS5 for 19.00 which is a pretty good price. It does add decent protection for all that it covers, feels good in the hands and maybe because it is made by Samsung it provides what I think is the best access to the charging port and good button control on both sides.

    edit: From time to time I drop mine into my Samsung flip case which is [more expensive] but also nice to use on more formal occasions. So I could easily recommend either of those.
    squirple likes this.
    11-21-2014 03:23 AM
  15. jsbcarman's Avatar
    Spigen slim armor is a nice one, not bulky, haven't broken mine yet. Lol

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-22-2014 07:34 PM
  16. diver110's Avatar
    Real men use the Otterbox defender.
    11-22-2014 08:16 PM
  17. zerrisk's Avatar
    I love the Magpul case.
    11-22-2014 10:47 PM
  18. MarkMN's Avatar
    I like my Supcase Unicorn Beetle. Good coverage without to much bulk.
    11-23-2014 12:27 PM
  19. Tactical Squirrel's Avatar
    Are there any snap on thin cases that cover the silver trim along the sides? Every case I've looked at, all expose the silver to an extent.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-23-2014 12:34 PM
  20. S5_GJH's Avatar
    Are there any snap on thin cases that cover the silver trim along the sides? Every case I've looked at, all expose the silver to an extent.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I have the Ringke Slim case.

    Best thin snap on case out there. It shows a very thin edging of the silver bezel, but it's an even amount exposed and looks tidy.

    Thing I like about this case is that it has protection to the top and bottom of the phone - not many snap on cases out there offer that.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-23-2014 04:34 PM
  21. Allenhardiman's Avatar
    Spigen Neo Hybrid

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-23-2014 05:44 PM
  22. shanghaichica's Avatar
    Spigen ultra clear case

    Posted from my S5
    11-24-2014 02:52 AM
  23. Carlo Miguel Pecson's Avatar
    I'm using tech21s
    Jon Godwin likes this.
    11-24-2014 02:56 AM
  24. slb21's Avatar
    Spigen Neo Hybrid. LOVE it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-25-2014 06:49 AM
  25. mountainman's Avatar
    Spigen Tough Armor is what I'm using now and it feels great.
    11-25-2014 07:00 AM
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