Originally Posted by t1mman
I'm looking for a case for my Galaxy S but can't seems to get a descent review for the different materials used...
Wich ones has the better grip? Is the better Shock Resistant? Shows spots the most (finger marks)?
TPU. I have a Hybrid TPU case, a T-mobile Gel case, and the Samsung OEM silicone case.
The Samsung silicone case is too soft/slimsy, so it has a tendency to slip off when you are pull it out of your pocket. This case is pretty thin, so it doesn't add a lot of bulk, but tha also means it probably doesn't offer much shock protection and the area in the middle of the bezel slips off very easily.
The T-mobile gel case is very good. I just didn't like the way it looked. The case is rigid enough that the phone will not slip out and soft and thick enough to provide decent shock protection. Only an Otterbox or Case-mate Tough Case would probably offer more protection. Dust is also a problem with these kinds of cases.
The Hybrid TPU case I have adds very little bulk, is rigid so it doesn't slip off on accident, and doesn't have issues with dust clinging to it like a magnet. The only drawback is it doesn't offer as much shock protection as a gel or silcone case (probably more than the Samsung silicone case though). I think it's a good compromise.