Samsung Galaxy Note 5/Edge+ Case Roundup #1


Recently I’ve taken a look at quite a few cases for the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ over on my Youtube channel. I wanted to give some follow up thoughts in a quick written review. Firstly, shout out to Mobile Fun and UAG for sending these cases out for review. Let’s get right to it!

Galaxy S6 Edge+ Official Wallet Cover

The official wallet cover for the S6 Edge+ is a great option for those that want a flip wallet cover that retains the slim profile of the phone. Inside the wallet opening you have a precisely fitted cutout for the home button and a card slot that can easily fit a credit card and ID for those nights out. In addition, the speaker cutout allows you to take calls without opening up the cover. This is an OEM Samsung manufactured case so the cutouts are perfect all the way around. The only downside to this case is that it is not a maximum drop protection type case. If you just need screen protection for placement in a pocket or purse, this would be a great option for you.

UAG Magma Case for Galaxy Note 5/S6 Edge+

If you’re looking for something with more drop protection, UAG has you covered with their lineup of cases in a plethora of colors. The Magma case is a particularly eye-catching translucent red case that gives military grade drop protection for your smartphone. The Note 5 and Edge+ cases are both very similar, with the important caveat that the Edge+ version will not protect the dual curved edges of the phone. This is true of any case for the Edge+ for the most part, so it wasn’t a big problem for me. I highly recommend UAG if you’re looking for quality drop protection without the super-sized bulk of an Otter Box or similar case.

Galaxy Note 5 Incipio DualPro Shine Case

Incipio’s Dual Pro Shine case is another excellent option for drop protection on the Note 5. The DualPro portion of the name means you get a two-part case with a soft TPU on the inside to absorb shock, and a hard-shell on the outside for protection. The shine part of the name refers to the brushed aluminum Plextonium rear shell. If you like to sit your phone face down on your desk, this is a great case as it provides a sizable lip around the front that will protect your screen. One small down side to the DualPro shine is that the brushed aluminum around back can scratch easily if you put this phone in a pocket with any other objects. If you can deal with a few small scratches on the back over time, it is an excellent case!

Obliq Meta Case for Galaxy S6 Edge+

The Obliq Meta case is a slim and stylish case that adds very little bulk to the S6 Edge+ original form-factor. Of course, this also means it doesn’t add as much protection as our last few entries. When I received this case it reminded me a lot of my gold iPhone 5S, white borders on top and bottom with gold in mid 2/3 of the case. I recommend this case for occasions where you won’t be very active with your phone, perhaps going out to dinner/movie or around the office.

That’s my first case wrapup for the Note 5 and S6 Edge+, if you enjoy these articles, please check out my Youtube Channel for more great cases reviews, and let me know on Twitter so I can continue this series here at HOA. If you’re interested in any of the cases above, check out the links in the titles to buy one for yourself! Also, hit up Mobile Fun for more great phone accessories!

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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"