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Review of UAG Note 2 Case with lots of pictures!

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16th February 2013, 02:51 AM |#11  
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The case is VERY light - amazing considering the high level of protection it offers at a minimum added bulk.

I started analyzing the case first hand and I'm beginning to appreciate UAG's design more and more. Some people complain about not getting their previous design you see on the S3, but I understand why UAG did this. It is all about trying to chip off as much excess weight from the case as possible without compromising protection and style. Throughout the case you will see that besides the vents, the insert is not a full piece but just covers the vents nicely (more weight off there), there are grooves, and the inside TPU back is also honey-combed, to reduce the overall weight as much as possible. With a big phone like Note 2, I think this is a very wise decision by them. If they used the old design, the case would probably be a bit heavier than what we have now.

Overall I think it is a great case. Possibly the best case out there that scores in every category in style, protection & functionality in my humble opinion. 9.5/10
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16th February 2013, 03:37 AM |#12  
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@vectron, i appreciate your review. its basically the same thing i would have said i f i did a review on this case. at the end of the day this case is a great investment. functionallity, quality & great design are all incorporated into this and you will not be let down. i couldnt be happier with it.
16th February 2013, 05:11 PM |#13  
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Anyone try to use it with the Smart Dock?
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Anyone try to use it with the Smart Dock?

Didn't work with smart dock. It would fit in if you force it but doesn't go in far enough to make any connection. Also will not work in the battery charger. Here it fits in but falls forward. Price you pay for protection I guess. No big deal to me, I will just take case off when I put in dock. Now if I was using dock every day for charging, it may be a bigger deal.


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17th February 2013, 01:01 AM |#15  
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Can any comment on the comparisonf of this UAG case with the likes of OTterbox Commuter and Ballistic SG series in terms of weight, protection, ease of use and slippery feel, etc?
17th February 2013, 03:12 AM |#16  
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Didn't work with smart dock. It would fit in if you force it but doesn't go in far enough to make any connection. Also will not work in the battery charger. Here it fits in but falls forward. Price you pay for protection I guess. No big deal to me, I will just take case off when I put in dock. Now if I was using dock every day for charging, it may be a bigger deal.


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Are you talking about the spare battery charger dock?

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My fondness of the UAG Navigator is starting to waver a bit. I am realizing it makes the phone quite a bit more wide, almost to the point I don't like the way it feels in my hand. As odd as this sounds, I might go back to the hyperion extended battery and case (newer style) as that feel is about as solid as I have found when it comes to cases on the Note 2. Plus, for about one milimeter difference, I am packing a 6200mAh battery, and the phone is quite a bit less wide in my hand. The attached photo shows the height difference between the hyperion and the UAG.
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17th February 2013, 05:36 AM |#18  
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Really liked your idea of adding the flip cover. After I colored the back of the orange back panel red, I threw the flip cover on and the new UAG case, and am lovin the results. Oh, I also used an exacto blade to remove the silver UAG lettering. Thanks for the great idea!

How are you guys adding the flip cover on this case?

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17th February 2013, 07:01 AM |#19  
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It fits perfectly. The only problem is the cover itself doesn't have a lot of room to move, so it won't open all the way, making typing with your left hand sort of cumbersome. Just install the flip cover, then the UAG case.
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Yep, Note 2 with flip cover fits right into the UAG case. Take a look at my Post#2 in this thread, you can see from the pictures it fits right in, although with a few limitations like can flip the cover all the way back and volume buttons need to be pushed harder since you pushing on them through the flexible side of flip case.
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My fondness of the UAG Navigator is starting to waver a bit. I am realizing it makes the phone quite a bit more wide, almost to the point I don't like the way it feels in my hand. As odd as this sounds, I might go back to the hyperion extended battery and case (newer style) as that feel is about as solid as I have found when it comes to cases on the Note 2. Plus, for about one milimeter difference, I am packing a 6200mAh battery, and the phone is quite a bit less wide in my hand. The attached photo shows the height difference between the hyperion and the UAG.

I handled a lot of cases for comparison, and have noticed with UAG bumper is not as rounder around the outer edge. That creates a feeling of it being wider by a probably 1mm or more when in your hand. Personally, it doesn't bother me, I don't have the biggest hands to begin with. I have been through slimmest Case-Mate to widest Defender and everything in between with premium and ebay cases. Because the outer shell and sides of UAG made out of hard plastic which feels a little on a slippery side to handle (and it will wear off with time), this bumper outer edge makes a perfect GRIP when you handle the case. There is no question about added protection which gives you a piece of mind, but extra grip is definitely a bonus with outer edges being rougher and flat rather than inward rounded.

With regard to other question posted about Commuter and Ballistic comparison, UAG will be the lightest and easiest to use because it composite one piece rather than inner and outer shells like the other two. Level of protection will be the same due to a decent lip/bumper, quality plastic shell, and better quality inner rubber material. With reference to grip, Commuter will be the worst with all around slippery outer shell (both in your hands and easily slides with you put it on the surface). I never handle Ballistic, but from other reviews out of the box it will be less slippery in your hand, but as I mentioned above the design of UAG lip/bumper compensates for a better grip, IMHO. I know you can probably smell my biased opinion, but I'm also trying to be fair

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