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Accessories S21 Ultra Case Recommendations

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JCDinPGH

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I have read through this thread. I am specifically looking for a case that has a belt clip and allows wireless charging. It looks like the otterbox defender series pro fits all of my criteria but almost $60 for a case is a bit much. Any other suggestions?
 

Beefheart

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I've just bought one of the generic cases which includes an S-Pen slot on the back. Quality is decent and, although getting the S-Pen in and out is a bit difficult due to the elastic fabric being brand new, it seems a good purchase. Got it on eBay from China for the equivelavnt of about £6 with free postage. There are some here in the UK with faster postage but the mark up is significant.
 

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cherylbaker

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If your looking for a minimalistic case that still gives protection and shows
Off your phone i recommend the armadillo tech r case found here on
Amazon

It is nicely designed. Has easy to use buttons and I just love it
 

kipue

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Mous vs Dbrand. Which is better in the looks department?

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Hate to peel my Swarm skin off the camera

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I do love Mous (might get a second one in fact ^^), but the Dbrand Grip is better overall.
It's more comfortable in hand, less heavy, and less bulky.

I took another style of sticker for the camera bump from dbrand that works better with more cases, because I did not want to fall in the same issue that you have ;(
 
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felloffthetruck

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I do love Mous (might get a second one in fact ^^), but the Dbrand Grip is better overall.
It's more comfortable in hand, less heavy, and less bulky.

I took another style of sticker for the camera bump from dbrand that works better with more cases, because I did not want to fall in the same issue that you have ;(

What Dbrand skin you using on the camera bump?
Flat black?
 

kipue

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What Dbrand skin you using on the camera bump?
Flat black?
The black matrix, which is flat, so it does not stand out so much.
But yes, the flat black would have been even better.
I'll make pictures tomorrow to show the effect with various cases and you can judge.

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felloffthetruck

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The black matrix, which is flat, so it does not stand out so much.
But yes, the flat black would have been even better.
I'll make pictures tomorrow to show the effect with various cases and you can judge.

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Thanks for the pics. Yea, the Matrix does not look too bad at all with different cases.

What is your favorite case so far for the S21 Ultra?

How's that Solidsuit?
 

joloxx9joloxx9

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Just got my Pitaka Air with the 6ooD carbon fiber:) Love their cases!
I was going t obuy it, however no screen lips are big nono for me, too afraid of it...

So I was looking for thinnest case which would not be made from "soft" material and could not find anything better than Latercase so I have ordered it 🙃 I hope it is worth the extra price as currently got spigen hybrid and it is great case but phone is so heavy, so massive and screen lips are so sick that it completely lost "premium" look.
 

kipue

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Thanks for the pics. Yea, the Matrix does not look too bad at all with different cases.

What is your favorite case so far for the S21 Ultra?

How's that Solidsuit?
Yes, I chose this because it's not totally boring with a bit of pattern, but still works with everything... I tried to use the matching sticker for the dbrand case (so, white with pattern), and it looks great WITH the case, but out of place with other ones.

For now, I'd say the dbrand is the best all rounder. I love the feel, the grip and how it does not add so much weight/bulk.
Close second is Mous, because they look so damn good :)
When I don't mind a bit of stress, I take out Pitaka (it won't protect anything on a drop), but damn it's expensive for how much stuff you get... Welcome to the world of women lingerie, where the smallest it gets, the most expensive it is ^^

The Solid Suit is cool, but the plastic is a little hard and for that reason slippery. On the other hand, it's lighter and less bulky, while I feel confident on accidental drop. On a huge phone like this, it is a bonus. Also, I question the actual material they use as decoration on the back. I suspect the "carbon fiber" on the back is actually a thick sticker.
 
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    Hey, I've tried some new skins from dBrand.
    I really love the black one.
    Really hate the green one, it is shiny and looks very cheap compared to their usual quality.
    See pics, and excuse the dust :)
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    Haha well , crap :( I ordered the green one. But I guess I'll judge it after I receive and apply it on my S21U.
    To each their own!
    It's not my style, but I suppose it's not so bad.
    But I think we could not judge from the website, how super glossy it is.
    Also the material feels much lower quality than usual, but I suppose it is the because it is shiny.
    I tend to dislike this, it makes the whole look too flashy, and I prefer it to be more discreet. I guess it can be the plus for some ^^
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    i just got the Ghostek atomic slim and really like it. its a tiny bit slick but not bad. feels super premium on the ultra

    Does the metal band mess with the phone's reception?
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    Does the metal band mess with the phone's reception?
    nope, still same reception as before.
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    My dbrand black swarm grip case has been delayed at the shipper since Tuesday. I don't like leaving it unprotected. So, I saw and picked up a substitute at a kiosk in a mall. It's an X-level Earl 3 case. The top and bottom have just enough edge to let the glass protector sit about 0.5mm off the surface. And, with the little bit of leather padding on the back, it's comfortable to hold and sits level that way also. I'm not sure what the two little holes on the side are for. They don't seem to match anything on the phone. They don't harm anything, just seems strange. In my example, there is a very slight gap between the leather and the side plastic below the cameras (hard to see in the photo, but not quite flush to the edge). It's just enough that I can sometimes feel it, but it hasn't caused any problems so far. Overall, I think this case will work just fine. For less than $20, it's not a bad option until the dbrand arrives. I wonder which I will prefer once I have both. Have to wait and see.

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    Those two holes in the side are to pass a lanyard, in case the user wishes to attach a wrist or a neckband to the phone. Have seen it on other cases before.
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    I've got Samsung Leather Cover

    Pros:
    - cool look
    - the phone is very firmly attached to it
    - does not enlarge the dimensions of the phone too much
    - protects the island with cameras well

    Cons:
    - it doesn't stick out too much from the screen side, so it's a bit dangerous to put the screen down
    - skin prone to scratching (damage)
    - the phone sways a little when you put its back down
    - it's hard to take it off the phone, I'm afraid that I will damage it when I will try to remove the phone from it
    - it holds in the hand on average, but still a bit better than a bare phone

    Tomorrow will try Ringke Onyx.
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    Hello all,
    as promised, here are my thoughts on the cases I got and that I have not seen talked about here yet.
    So today I received the "Rhinoshield Solid Suit".
    Looks - I like it. It's quite simple and elegant. I chose the carbon style. To me, it is what I look for in cases.
    Fit - Really good, the case is really snug on there and will not move. You have to really want the phone out.
    The ports work well with all the cables I could try.
    Protection - I feel confident that it offers a good protection. It's very thick (a bit much maybe, makes a huge phone really huge :D). There are raised lips on top and bottom, but they are on even level to the center of the screen on the sides. The camera array is well protected, and now the phone won't wobble so much when put on its back. A good plus in my book.
    Feel - This is where I would say this is a good case, but not great. The plastic on the sides is actually quite hard and does not offer the good grip of more soft plastics. The buttons are very tactile, but don't click too loudly, so a good plus there. Also, the carbon part is quite soft, it has a good texture, that does not catch fingerprints, but I'm unsure if it's a sticker?

    Overall - Good case, good protection and feel. But it's not so grippy, so minus points here. Probably a bit expensive and middle of the road in my opinion!

    See pictures attached.
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    Just got my Pitaka Air with the 6ooD carbon fiber:) Love their cases!
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    Uploaded some youtube case reviews I was sent
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    Ringke
    Armadillotek
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    Spigen Liquid Crystal on S21 Ultra Phantom Silver:

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