1. Galchi's Avatar
    I don't like cases, as they make the phone bulkier, but the galaxy s6's excessive camera bump has caused me to get a case. However, literally every single case I've ever seen have giant camera cutouts. Why is that? I want a case with precision cutouts for the camera, while still protecting it. I've looked through hundreds of cases on amazon and ebay, and I've found like 2 that have precision camera cutouts. Bome's case was nice, but the material gets dirty really easily, so I'd like to move to TPU, and Spigen's Hybrid bumper thing is way too thick.

    The reason I don't want a giant camera cut out, is because of the glass back. Dust gets on it, and I can see it. That annoys me.
    05-17-2015 02:31 AM
  2. Enahmir's Avatar
    I use a sleeve and the samsung clear cover both. The cover I had custom made to use with the clear cover.


    05-17-2015 03:52 AM
  3. Enahmir's Avatar
    05-17-2015 03:52 AM
  4. asanatheist's Avatar
    The reason for the large cut outs near the camera are to prevent the camera flash from being reflected back on the lens creating a glaring effect.
    The reason for the headphone jack is to allow for larger 3.5mm connectors to fit in.
    The reason for large cut outs in Mic's is to allow them to capture the sound properly.

    The large cutouts are often there so they do not impact function.
    cerob likes this.
    05-17-2015 08:13 AM
  5. planoman's Avatar
    05-17-2015 08:18 AM
  6. jcp007's Avatar
    The reason for the large cut outs near the camera are to prevent the camera flash from being reflected back on the lens creating a glaring effect.
    The reason for the headphone jack is to allow for larger 3.5mm connectors to fit in.
    The reason for large cut outs in Mic's is to allow them to capture the sound properly.

    The large cutouts are often there so they do not impact function.
    A good case will balance these considerations with protection while minimizing additional size. There are very few case that do well and minimize bulk. Bulk is different for everyone. Protection vs aesthetics. Aesthetics does nothing when the case pops off the phone and your device is laying on a harsh surface with a front or back cracked or shattered. The case should also provide shock protection as damage to device internals has to be balanced. Can your case protect against the eight foot drop and still snap a great photo or video while still looking unscathed? Get what works best for you while keeping some of these things in mind when selecting that case that also works for your budget. Disclaimer: Just a post from an enthusiastic smartphone user not an expert by any stretch.
    05-17-2015 08:58 AM
  7. mikakat84's Avatar
    Wow ever think about taking the case off and cleaning the dust out? Wow. That's so hard.to do.

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    05-17-2015 09:29 AM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    Wow ever think about taking the case off and cleaning the dust out? Wow. That's so hard.to do.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Not a problem as many cases have port covers for the USB and headphone jack to parent dust intrusion. The cases themselves, I can't speak for all cases, are easy to maintain when cleaning the devices. No case is going to be completely dust proof.
    05-17-2015 01:11 PM
  9. cdaddy415's Avatar
    Two words, Otterbox Symmetry...

    It's thin, one piece, dual density silicon and plastic, snug fitting feels like it's part of the phone...not bulky at all
    05-20-2015 09:24 PM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    Two words, Outbox Symmetry...
    Another good Otterbox case. It would interesting to see the Preserver case, if they ever make it. Doubt they will until,the Fre is released.
    05-20-2015 09:28 PM
  11. ITmonster's Avatar
    bingo
    05-20-2015 09:36 PM
  12. jcp007's Avatar
    Have to satisfy my case fix with my Defender especially for domestic tranquility.
    05-20-2015 09:46 PM
  13. syspry's Avatar
    If you get a case with a too small camera cutout you run into problems with the case interfering with the sensors, flash reflection, etc resulting in poorer photo quality
    05-21-2015 11:37 AM
  14. jcp007's Avatar
    If you get a case with a too small camera cutout you run into problems with the case interfering with the sensors, flash reflection, etc resulting in poorer photo quality
    On the other hand, too deep and low light shots or shadows might happen.
    05-21-2015 05:24 PM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    I use a Spigen one. The cut out doesn't look bad (in my opinion). They make the cutout slightly bigger to include the fingerprint scanner and flash.
    05-21-2015 05:28 PM
  16. fritzo81's Avatar
    I just got this case recently. Cut outs for the camera and flash. Very thin. I like it a lot. No bulk.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NZDU97S/...cUvbUpU4440711
    05-21-2015 05:42 PM
  17. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    I use the defender otterbox. I had one on my old Razr phone and hated it. It made it very bulky when part of the selling point was thinness. The rubber it also used was very sticky when trying to slide into your pocket or take it out. When I got my s4 I got the commuter case to cut back on some of the bulk. Screen got cracked and the hard outside shell cracked and took a beating. The defender otterbox case for the s6 tho is a vast improvement from years ago. I really enjoy this case and know phone is protected.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    05-21-2015 07:59 PM
  18. jcp007's Avatar
    I use the defender otterbox. I had one on my old Razr phone and hated it. It made it very bulky when part of the selling point was thinness. The rubber it also used was very sticky when trying to slide into your pocket or take it out. When I got my s4 I got the commuter case to cut back on some of the bulk. Screen got cracked and the hard outside shell cracked and took a beating. The defender otterbox case for the s6 tho is a vast improvement from years ago. I really enjoy this case and know phone is protected.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Hello!!! Have I not been saying this for months now? Anyone who has actually had a defender on their GS6 will realize that it is the slimmest case variant yet from. Otterbox.
    rebeltag likes this.
    05-21-2015 08:08 PM
  19. syspry's Avatar
    On the other hand, too deep and low light shots or shadows might happen.
    They're both bad scenarios
    05-21-2015 08:40 PM
  20. cdaddy415's Avatar
    Anyone who has actually had a defender on their GS6 will realize that it is the slimmest case variant yet from. Otterbox.
    You're being sarcastic right?
    I'd like to know because I'm trying to learn "sarcasm" and apply it to my everyday life, in order to become more socially acceptable and perhaps obtain friends!
    05-22-2015 07:51 AM
  21. deeb215's Avatar
    Check out some of the Verus cases.
    05-22-2015 08:59 AM
  22. syspry's Avatar
    You're being sarcastic right?
    I'd like to know because I'm trying to learn "sarcasm" and apply it to my everyday life, in order to become more socially acceptable and perhaps obtain friends!
    He said from Otterbox, not all brands
    05-22-2015 10:30 AM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    He said from Otterbox, not all brands
    I have no idea where the sarcasm comes in.
    05-22-2015 12:53 PM
  24. cdaddy415's Avatar
    I have no idea where the sarcasm comes in.
    The Otterbox Defender is HUGE and is quite bulky. The slimmer end of the Otterbox collection would be the Commuter and the Symmetry, (Symmetry being the slimmest)...hence the "sarcasm".

    Jokes are no fun when you have to explain the punchline.
    05-26-2015 09:43 AM
  25. Zoostation's Avatar
    The Otterbox Defender is HUGE and is quite bulky. The slimmer end of the Otterbox collection would be the Commuter and the Symmetry, (Symmetry being the slimmest)...hence the "sarcasm".

    Jokes are no fun when you have to explain the punchline.
    I think he means it's the slimmest Defender they have made, not the slimmest of all Otterbox cases.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-26-2015 09:52 AM

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