10-24-2017 06:33 AM
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  1. jasonb's Avatar
    I put a Slickwraps Honeycomb skin on the back on my S8 a couple days ago and was using the phone otherwise naked for the last couple days. I'm always careful with my things and have never actually dropped a phone and broken one in anyway and I've been using smartphones since the original Motorola Droid. I usually go caseless and without a screen protector and I've never had an issue yet. This phone is a bit more fragile though so I'd been using it with a Tech 21 case up until a couple days ago.

    Anyway, today I received the Rhinoshield Crashguard bumper as well. The following remarks are only my initial impressions, but I see myself liking it and sticking with it. It seems to work well with the Slickwraps Honeycomb back skin. I put it on like the instructions say and it slid right on over the skin with no issues. I don't see any reason for the need to remove and reinstall the bumper over and over. It's on here pretty tight so I don't see dust and debris getting under it. Speaking of tight, the sides are nowhere near as loose as I thought they may be from some of the reviews I've read. Maybe it's a bigger problem on the S8+. It's a bit harder and more plasticy than I had imagined, I thought it would be softer and more rubbery. Using the buttons on the side is going to take a little getting used to. It's not that they are hard to push, but there is very little feel to them, probably again because the bumper is more plastic and less rubber or silicone. So far though it feels good in the hands and looks great, especially with the Slickwraps Honeycomb skin on the back.

    I'll write back later with a more long term review but so far I like it and don't see why it's not getting talked about more. I'll also post some pics of the case/skin combo.
    06-05-2017 01:11 PM
  2. jasonb's Avatar
    Why isn't the Rhinoshield Crash guard bumper case talked about more?-0605171319.jpg
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    06-05-2017 01:27 PM
  3. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    Is this the black on or the gray rhinoshield?
    06-05-2017 02:52 PM
  4. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Looks nice! I personally don't think bumpers with a skin is enough drop protection though.
    06-05-2017 04:42 PM
  5. jnagator's Avatar
    I have a grey on silver with no skins applied and has been working great in all kinds of drops. I have 8+ with it fitting good - not loose.
    06-05-2017 05:00 PM
  6. jasonb's Avatar
    Is this the black on or the gray rhinoshield?
    It's the black one.
    06-05-2017 05:01 PM
  7. jasonb's Avatar
    Looks nice! I personally don't think bumpers with a skin is enough drop protection though.
    The 11 ft spec from Rhinoshield is with just the bumper, nothing else. There have been YouTube videos with drop tests that confirm what Rhinoshield claims. The skin is just for looks and to avoid the fingerprints and grime that builds up on the naked back of the phone itself.
    06-05-2017 05:04 PM
  8. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    The 11 ft spec from Rhinoshield is with just the bumper, nothing else. There have been YouTube videos with drop tests that confirm what Rhinoshield claims. The skin is just for looks and to avoid the fingerprints and grime that builds up on the naked back of the phone itself.
    Have you seen videos of the rhino shield with the S7 edge and S8 series phones. I've seen them with a flat screen, think it was the S7, I was very impressed. If you have seen videos with an edge phone please share, as there would be a difference between edge screens and flat screens.

    I would be like you, I just see the edges an issue with this case. Rhino sponsored a drop test with a flat screen, why don't they sponsor one with edge screens, now the S8 plus. I would do it, send me a locked S8 plus and I'll test it till I'm tired of doing it or it finally breaks. If it don't break I'll send the phone back to them, I'll even pay for the return shipping.

    Videos. First one S6 flat



    Second one S8 plus



    Still impressive on the S8 plus, but why not give it the same test as the S6.

    I'm still interested, for the normal falls looks decent protection. I backed off because of the reviews on YouTube showing the bumper loose and buttons are hard to push and rhino is kind of a pain to return.
    06-05-2017 07:10 PM
  9. bogdaryl's Avatar
    Here's mine with matte black dbrand skin. Excellent combo imo.
    jasonb and rayden8 like this.
    06-05-2017 07:47 PM
  10. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    I just ordered the black bumper and the dragon skin from dbrand. That black with the matte black looks awesome.
    jasonb likes this.
    06-05-2017 08:00 PM
  11. jasonb's Avatar
    Have you seen videos of the rhino shield with the S7 edge and S8 series phones. I've seen them with a flat screen, think it was the S7, I was very impressed. If you have seen videos with an edge phone please share, as there would be a difference between edge screens and flat screens.

    I would be like you, I just see the edges an issue with this case. Rhino sponsored a drop test with a flat screen, why don't they sponsor one with edge screens, now the S8 plus. I would do it, send me a locked S8 plus and I'll test it till I'm tired of doing it or it finally breaks. If it don't break I'll send the phone back to them, I'll even pay for the return shipping.

    Videos. First one S6 flat



    Second one S8 plus



    Still impressive on the S8 plus, but why not give it the same test as the S6.

    I'm still interested, for the normal falls looks decent protection. I backed off because of the reviews on YouTube showing the bumper loose and buttons are hard to push and rhino is kind of a pain to return.
    The buttons aren't hard to push, they just don't have a lot of feel with the Rhinoshield on.
    06-05-2017 08:03 PM
  12. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Here's mine with matte black dbrand skin. Excellent combo imo. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...4231329932.jpg
    That looks awesome

    How long do the skins stay stuck on?
    06-05-2017 08:34 PM
  13. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    That looks awesome

    How long do the skins stay stuck on?
    I've had both slickwraps and dbrand and neither came off until I pulled them off.
    06-06-2017 11:01 AM
  14. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I've had both slickwraps and dbrand and neither came off until I pulled them off.
    Does the rhino shield work with wireless charging?. Do you also use the rhino glass front screen protector with it, how does it work if you do? Thanks
    06-06-2017 05:04 PM
  15. jasonb's Avatar
    The Rhinoshield and Slickwraps skin both work with wireless fast charging. My phone also worked with wireless fast charging with a Tech 21 case on.
    06-06-2017 06:11 PM
  16. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    Does the rhino shield work with wireless charging?. Do you also use the rhino glass front screen protector with it, how does it work if you do? Thanks
    This will be my first rhino shield. I've also never used their screen protectors. I currently have a zagg wet apply on which is ok but I prefer the iq liquid shield. It's a lot cheaper and thought it felt better.
    06-06-2017 07:16 PM
  17. bogdaryl's Avatar
    This will be my first rhino shield. I've also never used their screen protectors. I currently have a zagg wet apply on which is ok but I prefer the iq liquid shield. It's a lot cheaper and thought it felt better.
    I just ordered the iq liquid shield. I've been trying a few tempered glass but all are adverse to touch sensitivity. I just can't bring myself to pay for the Whitestone dome glass protector.
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    06-06-2017 07:20 PM
  18. Lexer's Avatar
    I bought the Rhino shield based on all the good reviews and droptests. BUT after the Samsung S8 was mounted in it I notice that the left and right bars is flimsy fit. If you press it down from above with as little force as it takes to push a buttons it will click and fall out of place, when you release it will pop right back. Its a nice case but these bars makes it feel a bit flimsy. I suspect that becouse of tha loose fit there might get in some dust between the case and the phone.

    The fit is however by design to eas the mount according to the company.

    Another think that I dont like and that I in a way knowed before the buy is that it does not protect the phone from uneven ground for example outside. Its likely that some rock or something straches the back or front when falling down on a uneven ground.

    You could add some kind of extra protection like Dbrand but then it starts to feel expensive and a bit missmatched.

    I bought the Samsung silicon case instead and it should protect the phone a bit better as long as the drop is not over 2 m. It feels good and it makes it easier to use the fingerprint lock.

    But as I said, the Rhino Shield do looks really nice on and it does protect more then you could think but at the same time less then you might think depending on some factors.
    06-07-2017 07:40 AM
  19. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    I just ordered the iq liquid shield. I've been trying a few tempered glass but all are adverse to touch sensitivity. I just can't bring myself to pay for the Whitestone dome glass protector.
    I loved them on the regular S8 when I had it. Only reason I went with zagg is I exchanged the S8 for the plus and wanted something that day instead of ordering online and waiting.
    06-07-2017 11:36 AM
  20. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    I just got my rhino shield and dragon skin for my S8 plus and at first the rhinoshield started to peel up the back. After I put a different case on for the night and put the rhinoshield back on it works perfect and absolutely love the combo.
    06-08-2017 11:26 AM
  21. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I just got my rhino shield and dragon skin for my S8 plus and at first the rhinoshield started to peel up the back. After I put a different case on for the night and put the rhinoshield back on it works perfect and absolutely love the combo.
    So now is the time to go out and drop test the phone, drop kick it, throw off parking garage, throw it like a football. The flat screen S6 held up very good using the rhino shield, we need to know if S8 will hold up as well. Don't forget to video tape it.

    We wait for the results... LOL
    06-08-2017 02:40 PM
  22. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    So now is the time to go out and drop test the phone, drop kick it, throw off parking garage, throw it like a football. The flat screen S6 held up very good using the rhino shield, we need to know if S8 will hold up as well. Don't forget to video tape it.

    We wait for the results... LOL
    Lol
    06-08-2017 03:04 PM
  23. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    So now is the time to go out and drop test the phone, drop kick it, throw off parking garage, throw it like a football. The flat screen S6 held up very good using the rhino shield, we need to know if S8 will hold up as well. Don't forget to video tape it.

    We wait for the results... LOL
    Lol you will be waiting for a VERY long time lmao.
    06-08-2017 03:24 PM
  24. Qc_Anubis's Avatar
    I have a question for those having this bumper case : does it make the s8 much more substancial size wise ? i kinda like the fact it's a narrow phone and i like the rhino bumper as i've heard only good from those but i don't want any case if it's gonna hinder my ability to use it one handed (i'm used to using a note one handed if that's any indication).
    06-24-2017 12:35 AM
  25. jasonb's Avatar
    I have a question for those having this bumper case : does it make the s8 much more substancial size wise ? i kinda like the fact it's a narrow phone and i like the rhino bumper as i've heard only good from those but i don't want any case if it's gonna hinder my ability to use it one handed (i'm used to using a note one handed if that's any indication).
    It's pretty small
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    06-25-2017 01:20 AM
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