Samsung’s Galaxy S8 looks like a piece of art. It’s a slick slab of glass and metal. All of its surfaces are smooth and shiny. It is also slippery. I wouldn’t think of using this phone without a good case. I admit I’ve used a bunch of cheap cases from eBay for phones I’ve owned in the past, but there is a certain peace of mind that comes with getting a well-designed and well manufactured, quality case. While there are a lot of good brands out there that I would trust and even recommend, my personal favorite is Spigen out of Irvine, California. By the way, they pronounce it, “Speegen”, with a long E and a hard G. Spigen's cases for the S8
I chose the Slim Armor as I’ve had good experiences with this design in the past, and I really dig the kickstand. The case is rigid in the middle, and flexible on the sides and ends, providing little air pockets at the corners that cushion your phone if it falls.
The S8 has three buttons on the left side of the phone, and one button on the right side. All three buttons actually feel better and are easier to use with this case on.
There is a rectangle window on the back that allows full use of the camera, led light, and fingerprint scanner. A tiny hole on the top allows the top microphone to still function, while four holes on the bottom permitting the functioning of the headset jack, USB port, bottom microphone, and speaker.
The case adds protection without adding much bulk, plus it’s not goofy looking. Not only are you protected from drops, but the case doesn’t suck up fingerprints as easily as the glass back of the S8. By the way, the NFC chip still works perfectly, so you can keep on using Android Pay and / or Samsung Pay.
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