I’ve had the Samsung Galaxy S8+ since the release date. This one is a replacement model because the original one was being really weird. When I first purchased it I purchased 2 Otterbox cases as I knew I wanted the phone to be as protected as possible and Otterbox has always done that for me. Well, I’ve been collecting cases (slowly) for the S8+ and now I have 4 cases. In this video, I’m going to go over the differences in each and what I like and don’t like about each case.
I have the Samsung Galaxy S8+ in black. As you can see I have 4 cases for this phone. One I just got in the mail and I’m going to be giving you my first impressions on. I’m going to be telling you what I like and don’t like about each of these cases.
Let’s start with the one that’s on my phone, the Rhinoshield bumper case. I heard about this from Erica Griffin in one of her videos. She has consistently praised this brand for having a thin case while also being very durable. As you can see from my pictures, it doesn’t fit all that well. In the first picture you can see near the bixby button that it is bent out. That is just from using it. I haven’t dropped it or anything. It fits nothing like her video. I got it because of the praise she gave it in that video and honestly, I believe it was a waste of money. I don’t like having cases either but I’d rather have a case than have one that doesn’t even fit the phone, how can it protect if it doesn’t protect the phone?
I just did some drop tests from my chair onto carpet and it did stay on my phone then but I’d still be worried about it on hardwood, tile, or cement. It states that it is rated up to 10ft and Erica has tested that out with these cases but I guess I’m just overly paranoid.
Moving on… Let’s review the Otterbox Symmetry cases I have. I have a clear one and a black one. I lost the box to my black one but they are the same case, essentially. I got the clear one so if I did decide to get a skin for the back of my phone I could show it off. Let me put them each on the phone and show them off to you.
There isn’t much I don’t like about the Otterbox cases. They are really protective; the buttons are all really responsive and I don’t ever have issues with them. The only thing I don’t like about them is how bulky they are. You know you have a case on your phone when you are using these. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing but to some people it might be.
Lastly, let me review the case I had sent to me. This is a Benuo case. They contacted me and asked them to review a case for them so I said sure. This is a leather case that has 2 places for credit, debit, or id cards on the back. It isn’t as protective to your cards as having a flip out/fold out/pull out case would be but this would be useful for those days where you are going quickly to the store or going over to a friend’s house and don’t want to carry around a bulky wallet with your phone and keys. This is a case I would definitely use. I like thinner cases but at the same time I want something protective.
The few downfalls I see from this case are the fact that it has very little protection for the screen and it only fits 2 cards; one in each pocket. If you try to use more cards, you will be pulling out both cards in that pocket (assuming you try 2 cards) and could possibly lose one of the cards. The screen is curved so protecting it effectively would be difficult but it doesn’t have any lips on the top or bottom so you can at least put the phone face down like you can with my other cases and not worry about the screen. With that being the only downfalls, I have to say I really like this case. It was worth the time and effort reviewing it.
Thanks for reading! I’m so happy I was given the chance to review all of these cases.