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The Best Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4

The Galaxy S4 is still a top-seller, which deserves a high end case, Let’s see below the top picks for this device.

  1. Belkin Wallet Folio with Stand- Best option for professional users.

For about 50 bucks, you can get this case from Belkin’s Professional series, which offers phone protection and can also act as a stand which you can use to watch media on your device. It also looks high end.

Why you should buy it

1)      Full access to all of the phone’s ports

2)      Lets you take photos with the case closed

3)      Inner pocket for your cards ( business or credit, not poker)

4)      Light design

5)      Microfiber interior to protect your phone

Why you shouldn’t buy it

1)      Low protection against drops and impact

2)      Low protection against water

3)      Limited customization options (design/color options)

4)      Just one inner pocket for all your cards, without proper segmentation

  1. Lifeproof Nuud – The best against water damage

You can buy this case for $90. You can opt for the additional protection version, which boosts the price tag up another $10. It protects your phone against water, drops, dust and snow. You can also touch your display  while the case is on.

Why you should buy it

1)      Comes in different colors

2)      Lets you access all the phone features

3)      Lets you directly touch your screen

4)      Protects your phone from water damage when in water up to 6.6 feet

5)      Clear back, so you can see the phone’s color

Why you shouldn’t buy it

1)      No screen protector offered in the standard version

2)      Not very easy to add or remove

3)      Deteriorates phone call quality

4)      No belt clip included

5)      Very pricy

  1. Otterbox Defender Series – For the sports fans

You can get this one for about $60. It comes with a solid construction and impact resistance, and amongst various color options, you can also opt for one that comes with the logo of many MLB teams.

Why you should buy it

1)      Dust and debris kept out by the port plugs

2)      User customization options on the Otterbox.com website

3)      Triple layer protection

4)      1-year warranty


Why you shouldn’t buy it

1)      No camera lens protection

2)      No water protection

3)      Not scratch resistant

4)      Color might deteriorate over time

5)      Prone to dust collection

  1. Griffin Survivor Skin- The cheapest of the best

This case offers a fair amount of protection, while also protecting your wallet. You can grab it for only $20.

Why you should buy it

1)      Multiple color options

2)      Easy to grip

3)      Thick silicone construction

4)      Cut-outs for all the phone features

5)      Very low price

Why you shouldn’t buy it

1)      No water protection

2)      No camera lens protection

3)      Prone to collect dust

4)      Boring design

5)      Few accessory pairing options

  1. Speck CandyShell + FACEPLATE – Best minimalistic design

This one is around $45 and offers good protection while not sacrificing the slim aspect of your phone. The faceplate is thrown over your display, and provides better touch response through the TrueTap technology.

Why you should buy it

1)      MIL-STD810G standards are crossed, or at least met

2)      1-year warranty

3)      Dual layer protection

4)      Easy to remove from phone

5)      Tested for extreme conditions

Why you shouldn’t buy it

1)      Limited color options

2)      Clean adding of the screen protector is hard to achieve

3)      Limited dust and water protection

4)      May deteriorate in time

5)      Dull design

    

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