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Case Wiki---Reviews | Cases for Extended Battery | Recomendations

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22nd December 2011, 05:28 PM   |  #1  
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If you have a review that you would like me to link I'd be happy to do it. Just let me know.

Here's a great link listing 15 of the cases here (minus one that's a skin) with prices



***Feel free to post in this thread if you have anything to add...I'll be monitoring this and updating OFTEN. Linking and posting here so to cut down on relevant discussion in other posts would help me and the community a great deal to have everything in one place.***



Cases with Standard Battery (GSM and LTE)


Case Mate Barely There
(Slim Hardshell) -- Video Review -- "A little loose on GSM, fit is designed for LTE"
Case Mate Tough Case (Tough Hardshell) -- Video Review
Case Mate Pop Case (Silicone + Hardshell) -- Video Review | Forum Review -- Designed for GSM (possibly works for LTE?)

Cimo Gloss (TPU) - white version

Cruzer Lite (TPU) -- "Fit ideal for GSM, works well for LTE too"

Diztronic (TPU) - Review Thread -- "Fit ideal for GSM, works well for LTE too"

eBay Charcoal Diamond Case (TPU) -- Forum Review


Ghost Armor Carbon Fiber
(Skin) -- Forum Review -- "Carbon Fiber feels great and adds pretty much no bulk. The screen protector is great"

Incipio NGP (TPU) -- Video Review
Incipio Silicrylic (Tough hardshell) -- Video Review
Incipio Feather (Slim hardshell) -- Video Review

Otterbox Defender (Tough Hardshell w/ holster) -- Video Demo -- Seidio Active vs Otterbox Defender Post
Otterbox Commuter (Tough Hardshell) -- Video Review

PDair Leather Case (Leather Pouch) -- Video Demo -- Forum Pics/Review
PDair Leather Case 2 (Leather Flip Top) -- Video Demo -- 2 credit card slots, belt clip

Qmadix Snap-On Case w/ Holster (Hardshell) -- Forum Review (Pics) -- Includes snap-on cover/holster -- "Fits GSM and LTE - Qmadix" | "I've had multiple Qmadix shell/holsters for multiple devices, and they never disappoint"

Qubits Snap-On (TPU/Hybrid?) -- Forum Review -- "This does not fit the Verizon LTE version."
Qubits Black Leather Case (Leather) -- Forum Review
Qubits Black TPU Gel Skin (TPU) -- Forum Review (pics)

Rearth Ringke Slim (Slim Hardshell)

S-Line Wave (TPU) -- Black Review -- White Review[/QUOTE]


Seidio Surface (Slim, Rubberized Hardshell) -- Video Review
Seidio Active (Rubberized Hardshell) -- Has a kickstand -- Seidio Active (Pics and one next to Otterbox Defender) -- Seidio Active vs Otterbox Defender Post
Seidio 15% off coupon - winter11

Sena Ultraslim (Leather Pouch) - - Thin leather pouch for those who want to go naked but still have occasional protection.

SGP Ultra Capsule (TPU Case) --
SGP Neo Hybrid (Hardshell/Silicone Case) --

Skinomi Carbon (Skin) -- Forum Pictures

Verizon Shell / Holster (Snap-On Hardshell) -- Holster and kickstand
Verizon Silicon Covers (Silicon) -- High Gloss | Regular
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With Extended Battery (LTE)



Case Mate Barely There -- Barely There vs Feather PICS -- "Works but a result of the Barely There case being pushed out more, the side volume and power buttons sit right against the cutouts in the case, making them harder to press." | "Most minimal amount of coverage you can get to still have a case on, it feels and looks ok, but IMO it's not usable with the extended battery, the power button is too hard to hit as it's against the edge of the cut-out area (pics later...don't have them with me at work)."

Cimo Gloss - "fits both extended and regular back covers" - Cimo rep

Cruzer Lite -- "this also fits the extended battery. Showed my boss the case and then let him try it on his phone. Fit perfect! This is on the LTE version with extended battery. So Im sure it will fit GSM version too with extended battery."

Diztronic -- "Fits on mine...It appears to be designed for GSM phones but works well with my LTE with extended battery using this method.

Ghost Armor Carbon Fiber Skin -- "I would assume this would line up perfectly assuming you have the standard battery door. I am using the extended battery and door so the cutout was slightly off. The guy at the kiosk enlarged the cutout so it appeared correct."

Incipio NPG -- "Bulge with extended battery" / "case is bulky but fits" / "use factory back with extended battery"

Incipio Silicrylic "I got the Incipio Sycrillic case with mine." | "The Incipio Silicrylic fits, but has a slight gap at the sides where the hard plastic fits over the silicone" | "It pops up enough with the extended battery in that it annoys me. However, I've been using the case while leaving the battery door off and it's working great." | "The incipio Sylicrilic case does not fit correctly. I tried it in the store." | "It's not a perfect fit, but it's hardly noticeable in my opinion the gap between the outer cover and the inner one"

Incipio Feather-- Barely There vs Feather Pics -- "It's "useable" with the extended battery, but still pushing the limits."

Otterbox Defender -- "Great" / "It fits with the Otterbox Defender series (a tight fit but it works)"

Otterbox Commuter -- PICS of Extended Battery Fit -- "2 of the corners have a slight gap and are left "

Qmadix Snap-On Case w/ Holster -- I have the Qmadix and it takes a little flexing to get it right, but you can use it with the extended battery.

Rocketfish -- Recommended Thread "The Rocketfish case will close.... but NOT all the way" | "use factory back with extended battery" | "a tight fit when the front and back were snapped. It was like it was trying to come apart, but was VERY difficult to remove"

Rearth Ringke Slim -- "Sending to our Dev team...does not work with extended battery yet - Rearth"

S-Line Hybrid -- "definitely doesn't fit with the extended battery cover."

Seidio Surface -- Seidio Email Response -- Video w/ and w/o backing -- "Thin, perfect fit, no fingerprints" | "tight as well. it just plain won't snap closed with the extended battery cover and using it with the stock cover it closes, but it's tight"

Verizon Shell / Holster -- | How to get case to work with Extended Battery LTE -- "Works without the back cover" / "It does not fit with Verizon's Shell Holster Combo"
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22nd December 2011, 05:29 PM   |  #3  
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22nd December 2011, 05:35 PM   |  #4  
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I think this is a great idea! Let's start populating it so we can justify the sticky!
22nd December 2011, 06:41 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by jordo_99

It seems like there is a new thread popping up every hour asking which case to get so I figured I'd dig around and round up all the cases and remarks people have made to try and give a single place for people to find everything.


I'm going to use the first page to have information about stock SGN cases (no extended battery). Then the next post will be reserved for the same thing, except with the extended battery for LTE.


***Feel free to post in this thread if you have anything to add...I'll be monitoring this and updating from time to time***



Cases with Standard Battery


Case Mate Barely There
(Slim Hardshell)

Diztronic (TPU) - Review Thread

Incipio Double (Semi-Rigid)
Incipio Silicrylic (tough hardshell)
Incipio Feather (slim hardshell)

Otterbox Defender (Tough Hardshell w/ holster)
Otterbox Commuter (Tough Hardshell)

Rocketfish

Rearth Ringke Slim (Slim Hardshell)

S-Line Wave (TPU)

Seidio Surface (Slim, Rubberized Hardshell)
Seidio Active (Rubberized Hardshell) -- Has a kickstand
Seidio 15% off coupon - winter11

Verizon Shell / Holster

nice work, but you didnt list whether these are for th gsm or the lte model, i got a gsm nexus and the barely there case is a bit too loose(meant for the lte). on the other hand, the cruzer lite case and diztronic cases are for the gsm.
22nd December 2011, 07:22 PM   |  #6  
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Might want to add Case-mate's Tough-mate to the list. I've got it, it's great, but it will collect lint faster than a lint-roller and seems to like peeling up screen protectors...
22nd December 2011, 08:02 PM   |  #7  
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Flip Case with Extended battery
I don't know if there's an extended battery for the GSM SGN but I would love to have a case like the one I have for my Iphone which look like that:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PU-LEATHER-F...torefresh=true

It should be able to accommodate an extended battery.

Al the SGN cases so far flip the wrong way for me to use in my car mount or have a tab that protrudes without being elegant.
Has anyone seen or has any ideas about cases of the kind I mean for the SGN?

Thanks,

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22nd December 2011, 08:04 PM   |  #8  
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Thanks for the tips. I'm adding the Tough-mate after I post this. This is definitely a work in progress as I had only gone through the first page and a bit of the 2nd page of threads looking for information. At that point the great majority of posts were mostly reiterating what I'd already gathered so I thought I would just wait and add the things I missed as they're posted in here (assuming people use it).
22nd December 2011, 08:12 PM   |  #9  
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With Extended Battery (LTE)



Seidio Surface -- "Thin, perfect fit, no fingerprints"

I thought the Seidio Surface didn't fit the extended Battery? Where did you find that it fits?
22nd December 2011, 08:16 PM   |  #10  
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I thought the Seidio Surface didn't fit the extended Battery? Where did you find that it fits?

Someone had said it fit somewhere. If anyone can verify one way or another that would be great.

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