10 Samsung Galaxy S 4 cases: the best case scenarios
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is barely out there in the hands of reviewers and there is already a variety of cases pledged for the compact 5-incher with a Full HD Super AMOLED display.
Putting a case on your precious and expensive S 4 is a no-brainer, given that Samsung went with plastic for the chassis again, albeit with a metal side rim this time. This way you wouldn't feel bad to put a case on it, like you would with the HTC One's precision-cut aluminum unibody.
Most popular makers are already starting to come up with the best case scenarios for the Galaxy S 4, and we are sure more are in the works, including battery ones, so check out the slideshow below to know what's out there when you wrap your hands around Samsung's finest for the season.
Nothing better than the original, and Samsung actually infused its own case accessories with the novel S View Cover, which, besides clipping to the the handset, protecting the screen and the back, has a transparent cutout which shows tailored info and notifications on the phone's screen when the cover is closed.
Ranging from $35 to $60 the OtterBox Defender, Commuter and Reflex series provide varied levels of protection and unwieldiness in a multitude of colors, when wrapped around your precious Galaxy S 4.
Belkin's $50 Walet Folio might not come cheap, but it fuses together all major case variations - it's a natural leather protective folio, a wallet case with openings for your cards and cash, and on top of all that folds into a stand if you need to watch a movie more comfortably, or follow a recipe on the kitchen counter.
Belkin has another innovative case in store for you when the Galaxy S 4 lands in your lap, or arm, in this case scenario - the Galaxy S 4 Slim-Fit Armband is made of breathable material and has reflective accents for when you are jogging later in the evening. There is also cord storage integrated into the strap, so your headphone gear doesn't get all tangled up.
Griffin's Reveal see-through polycarbonate shell adds just a millimeter thickness to your Galaxy S 4, yet protects it as polycarb can do well, and has side bumpers to keep bruises and scratches away, plus you still get to keep the phone's original design in sight.
Leave it to Cygnett to provide your Galaxy S 4 protection in stylish color. The Form series on the left is a hard case scenario in "Sapphire Blue, Ruby Pink, Onyx Black, Diamond White and 2013 Pantone® Color of the Year, Emerald Green,", while the Feel series (on the right), is with soft rubbery finish, and is featured in Lilac, Mint, Fairy Floss, Charcoal and Black.
Worried that the HTC One comes in a slick aluminum chassis? Fret not, you can one up it now (pun intended) by dressing your Galaxy S 4 in no less than carbon fiber. Take that, HTC. The Cygnett Urban Shield comes in black and silver carbon fiber on the back, and also provides bumper protection for the sides.
Made out of a thin and resistant flexible material the TREAD by Case-Mate's Olo brand provides a pretty inexpensive way to stop worrying about scratches on your Galaxy S 4, and the tire-thread pattern allows for a much better grip.
Want to see your Galaxy S 4 in a really catchy translucent color? Here comes Glacier by Case-Mate - a flexible protective wrapping in candy color that is sure to attract some attention.
The most expensive case in our Galaxy S 4 collection is a Swiss army knife of a wrapping, as it's made of genuine calf leather, features five slots for cards and IDs as well as three openings for cash and coins, at the same time providing protection for the S 4, and keeping its ports and buttons easily accessible.