Accessories S21 Ultra Case Recommendations

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dutch_in_seattle

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I normally get the Speck Presidio2 Grip case for my phones, but I don't like their latest iteration. They no longer have rubbery, "sticky" grip ridges, but rather just plastic ones. Definitely a step back.
When preordering the Galaxy S21 Ultra on Samsung.com, I actually used some of the $200 of Samsung store credit to get the official Samsung silicone cover. I really like that case. It doesn't add much bulk, provides just the right "grippiness", and I also really like that it actually covers the actual camera bump (with cut-outs for the camera lenses, of course!) rather than just having one big hole there, which is what most other cases have (including the Speck Presidio2 Grip).
 
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felloffthetruck

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    Hi,
    I received my Mous case yesterday, so here are my thoughts.
    My first idea is that it is of very high standards of quality. It protects every side of the phone very well, with raised edges on top and bottom. I think it's also maybe not very screen protector friendly if the protector is a bit wide.
    The plastic used is not too hard so it's grippy enough. Also the camera bump completely disappears, so no wobble at all. That's super nice.
    Then, I have to say that it is VERY bulky, and the phone becomes huge. Is a plus in the way that it protects well, it's a negative in the way that yeah... it's less convenient. It's quite heavy as well, as I think that on top of thick materials, there are some magnets inside.
    Talking of the inside, it is lined up with a kind of soft felt, which don't really matter, but still is nice, i guess.
    The buttons are clicky, and a little on the noisy side.

    All in all, I like it a lot but... Expensive choice!

    Pics attached outside of the phone, will add some later with the phone inside :p

    Nice, did it come in retail packaging or just the cardboard box deal?
     

    kazlow

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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.
    link ? looks good
     

    felloffthetruck

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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.

    Would have been nice if they made the S21 Ultra case like the iPhone 12 Pro Max with removable buttons and different colors.
    I'm ordering one anyhow.
     

    DanDroidOS

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    Just got my Pitaka Air with the 6ooD carbon fiber:) Love their cases!
     

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    felloffthetruck

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    Got the Otterbox Defender Pro in today from the Best Buy sale. This Defender fits the S21 Ultra perfect, works perfect with the Whitestone Dome glass and has fantastic buttons. I don't remember past Defender cases being this nice with good buttons. Overall a great feeling rugged case for your S21 Ultra.
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    felloffthetruck

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    Otterbox Commuter in today for the S21 Ultra. Decent feeling case with good grip, fantastic buttons and a nice fit to the phone. This case works with the Whitestone Dome glass but it is super close to the top and bottom of the glass. I don't like that the case goes over the actual edges of the camera hump and that round open part on the inside silicone. Worry these areas could cause damage to the phones finish over time.
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    TORQUERULES

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    I have a Pitaka Air case if anyone wants it for $20 and you pay shipping. I live in the U.S. btw. It is beautiful and high quality, but I was expecting more of a lip around the screen and there is none. It is new in the box. PM me if you would like it.
     

    Beefheart

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    Got a cheap Rinke one at the moment, cost around £7. Planning on replacing it with one that supports an S-Pen when I get around to buying one, but at £30 I'm in no rush. Don't like the Samsung cases that support the pen, or the Spigen so I'm waiting until other case manufacturers to join in.
     
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    TheAddam

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    Hello everyone, sorry for long post!
    I've read thru this thread and seen all of your great cases and recommendations! So many of them looks so slick, however, i work as an electrician on large construction sites. This means that my phone won't survive with just any case, dust from drilling in concrete and plaster and such destroyed my last phone pretty good! It truly get in everywhere, even between the case and the screen and clogs ports!
    I bought a case from aliexpress with built in screen protector, the kind of case you screw together, it even has dust mesh covering all ports. But the case has terrible quality, the rubber block over the charging port falls out on its own, the built in screen protector feels like normal window type glass and creates rainbow streaks all over, and fingerprint doesn't work...

    Does anyone have recommendations for a solid water/dustproof case either with built in protector or room to add one?
     

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      My aliexpress carbon fibre case arrived today, definitely on par with Pitaka brand case, feels amazing in hand and protects the top and bottom portions too unlike Pitaka version. Link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002052042317.html

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      Dbrand case with Naked skin.
      The case is Super grippy. I love it. The skins can be readily exchanged for others.
      A+
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      Mous vs Dbrand. Which is better in the looks department?

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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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      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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      Okay, got in one of the cheap NTG cases in orange today. It is a blatant copy of the Otterbox Commuter case. I also have the Commuter and I like this cheapo better. The Otterbox Commuter's rubber is way to tight with my Whitestone Dome glass so I have not been using it. This one is perfect with the WSD glass. The back is slippery but there is some decent grip from the rubber edges along the sides. The fit is good and the buttons are perfect. Overall a decent case for $11.89 on Amazon. ****ATTN: The orange color is not as bright and vibrant as it shows in the pictures. More of a putrid / washed out orange color**** This was my only let down. Here are some pics:

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

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