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baymon

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My personal favorite:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FY8J5WC/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I've used a similar case on my previous GNII. The best kickstand case out there, and so far the only one that will allow me to have the phone propped up in both orientation sturdily. Also very useful for one handed operation, since you can pop the kickstand out and slide your finger in for support.

Kickstand + Full Body Protection = 5Star. :cowboy:
 
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dr.m0x

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You are the second person recently to incorrectly call the hard shell "TPU," but my experience is similar: the plastic above the volume buttons cracked.

To others: If you ever take the phone in and out of the case it will happen to you too.

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Yeah slim armour would be a more practical choice. Works for me. Have an Otterbox as well but it's just too bulky sometimes.

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js2892

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I'm using OEM Samsung flip Cover. Works like a charm but for cover of this cost there are no cutouts for home or volume button. :banghead:
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jamor414

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those thin aluminum cases are hideous / cheap looking. i dont understand why people buy are willing to sacrifice their reception either

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I'm using OEM Samsung flip Cover. Works like a charm but for cover of this cost there are no cutouts for home or volume button. :banghead:
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Why would there be a home button for a closed leather case? that makes no sense.

Also, the volume button works effortlessly through the case so a cut out would just be another unecessary hole in the case
 
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CZroe

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those thin aluminum cases are hideous / cheap looking. i dont understand why people buy are willing to sacrifice their reception either

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Why would there be a home button for a closed leather case? that makes no sense.

Also, the volume button works effortlessly through the case so a cut out would just be another unecessary hole in the case
I wouldn't mind a slim aluminum frame if they didn't block the signal, but I agree that the full cases are all hideous.

As for the Home button, Spigen had one on their Slim Armor View. People complained that it stopped working with the Kit Kat update because Samsung changed the behavior in S-View mode. People liked it for waking their phone to use with the S-View function.

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bigco504

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Love me powerful small waist. This thing is a tank and it doesn't mess with my signal at all.

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crkdslider

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I wouldn't mind a slim aluminum frame if they didn't block the signal, but I agree that the full cases are all hideous.

As for the Home button, Spigen had one on their Slim Armor View. People complained that it stopped working with the Kit Kat update because Samsung changed the behavior in S-View mode. People liked it for waking their phone to use with the S-View function.

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Not sure if you guys are referring to the case that I posted, but I have absolutely ZERO, loss in signal. The metal on this case only covers that small piece on the back, and the rest of it is a soft, almost rubberized, plastic much like the stock Note 3 battery cover. It's just a thin strip that goes over the back that adds a very nice feel and aesthetic to the phone.
 

bigco504

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[quote name="bigco504" post=51988220]Love me powerful small waist. This thing is a tank and it doesn't mess with my signal at all.

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Where did you get yours? Is it really water proof?[/QUOTE]
I ordered it off of amazon. Now as far as it being waterproof,I'm not sure,I believe it is and it looks and feels like it is but I never tested it, I needed dust protection and it achieves that easily.

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js2892

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Why would there be a home button for a closed leather case? that makes no sense.

Also, the volume button works effortlessly through the case so a cut out would just be another unecessary hole in the case

Yeah I noticed. There are markings with + - for volume buttons and they work. For s view I would have preferred a cut out for home button.

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jc06902us

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Just got my Spigen slim armor view case it's beautiful! Very sturdy well made worth the money

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skoobz

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Spigen neo hybrid. Since it is not as thick and ugly as the otterbox cases, it might not offer the same fall protection. Very nice looking. Stock USB 3 power cord fits but be advised that certain 3rd party might not fit the cutout. Very nice case.
 

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FAL_Fan

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Seidio Obex

I'm using the Seidio obex waterproof case, works well so far, the power button is slightly difficult to press and the menu/back buttons are almost a chore but overall it's great, has already come in handy!
 

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    Looking forward to that. I posted earlier about wanting to get that case. I previously had the one you linked that was for the Note II and it worked great. I don't recall losing GPS with it or signal strength. Just obviously lost NFC but I've been with NFC enabled phones for a while now and never really used it except to show off to my friends...so I don't care about losing that either.

    So please do post your thoughts / pics when you get it. I'm interested in the fit and whether there is a noticeable loss of signal on this phone.

    Mine came in the mail today and so far I like it a lot.

    What I like:
    I have never held an HTC One or one of the new iPhones made of metal, so I can't compare the feel to those, but in my opinion this anodized aluminum case feels awesome. It is very light, all of the buttons work, the cut outs are perfect, and the S Pen is easily accessible. My old case didn't fit right because of my glass screen protector, but this one went on just fine. The screen is lifted a few millimeters so I don't have to worry about putting the phone down on its face. It is very thin and maintains the slim profile of the Note 3, but still feels like my phone will be protected from bumps and drops. There is no cut out in the upper right corner for the TV antenna on the Korean models, so that's another plus. I have no loss of Wi-Fi reception.

    What I don't like:
    The case it's pretty slippery and I have to make sure I hold onto my phone with both hands. I already do this due to my smallish hands so it's not that big of a deal for me. The camera is not lifted like the screen, so I have to make sure I set my phone on something soft if I want to place it on its back. I did lose some reception (see pics) and my phone likes to switch between HSPA and LTE constantly (goodbye battery life), so I think that mod I posted earlier is in order.

    Conclusion:
    Some people don't like metal cases. That's fine. That's their opinion and I'm going to respect that. I don't like plastic, TPU, or rubber cases and using my phone naked is not an option so metal was my only option. I think this case is different and unique so I'm going to rock it for a few days with those holes and see how I like it.

    Before case:
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    After case:
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    I'll grab some pictures of my phone in the case later tonight.

    Edit- after cutting out the back plate to expose the antennas I saw little to no improvement, so it looks like it's back to my Cruzerlite experience case for now!
     
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    scooters29

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    As a daily I am using the Zerolemon case with 10000mah battery. However, as those of you who have this excellent bit of kit know, it's pretty bulky.

    On occasions I don't want to be lugging this around and refit the factory back and battery. However, I would like a thin case for the phone on those occasions when I have to wear a suit etc and the Zerolemon is too bulky.

    I've looked at loads of different 'business dress' cases but none really float the boat - I'm considering going for a Diztronic gel case and then mounting it in a leather flip case of some sort. Prime concern is to protect the phone from damage etc whilst making it a bit more glam than the 'network engineer' look of the Zerolemon ;)

    any ideas folks?
     

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