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13th May 2014, 08:29 PM |#81  
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Mine came today, definatly not the perfect case for this phone but it is very good, i love it, has the tinyest lip so you know when you reach the end of the screen but just enough lip so the phone isnt in the screen when face down
 
 
27th May 2014, 11:43 PM |#82  
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So I have finally done to my case what poetic should've done in the first place. I removed the silicon lip from the back part of the case the surrounds the power button. It was super easy to do. I simply, with a pocket knife, cut into the silicon and after making the cuts on either side of the portion I wanted removed it simply peeled off. I then used my knife to lightly whittle away at the plastic. I did so at an angle that would slant the back of the case inward toward the back of the phone make it less obtrusive and more flush with the phone itself. Obviously this part would have worked better with a dremel tool, but I don't posses one. all that is left to do is sand down the area I cut away at so it is smoother and looks less like its been cut at all. The goal is to look as unmodified as possible.
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im guessing the point of cutting that out is...to reach the power button easier?
I don't see the problem with that 1mm elevation from the power button personally.

Then again i hardly use the power button and usually just use the gestures to unlock the phone.
30th May 2014, 04:26 PM |#84  
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im guessing the point of cutting that out is...to reach the power button easier?
I don't see the problem with that 1mm elevation from the power button personally.

Then again i hardly use the power button and usually just use the gestures to unlock the phone.

Yes that was the point. The lip just made it awkward often times because I reach up for the button and because of how tall the phone is compared to most I'd just end up feeling the edge and never fining the button without looking. Sounds silly I know, it's on the right side how hard could it be? But trimming it down like that just makes it even more mindless and easy.

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30th May 2014, 06:31 PM |#85  
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Yes that was the point. The lip just made it awkward often times because I reach up for the button and because of how tall the phone is compared to most I'd just end up feeling the edge and never fining the button without looking. Sounds silly I know, it's on the right side how hard could it be? But trimming it down like that just makes it even more mindless and easy.

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hey whatever makes it more comfortable for ya
i guess since i'm coming from an S3, im basically used to the size of the phone as its only slightly bigger
what I do have to get used to is the power button on top, since samsung sticks their power buttons on the right side and volume rocker on the left

I keep pressing the volume rocker up to unlock my phone. Which is why i like the double tap the unlock on the M8 or the default swipe up lol.
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