Best vinyl skins for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7: sleek protection

Although it might seem unsafe, putting the Note 7's body in a case, albeit smart, is a crime against the sleek visuals of the phone. Well, if you're not a "case guy" and like to handle your devices naked, then you are probably in for some bad time! 

If you don't want to put a case on your phone, no one can force you to, but there's still something you can do to give it some protection against the elements and prevent any accidental damage that might happen to your device – you can throw in a 3М vinyl skin and call it a day.

We are definitely fans of these, and we have shown you tons of nifty skins for the more notable flagships out there already. Being such a "hot" and anticipated device, it comes to no surprise that skins for the phone are already available for pre-order.

dBrand, one of our favorite skin makers, already has a surplus of these listed on its website, which will ship alongside the phone - August 19. Slickwraps also has a nice selection of skins. Here are the best ones by both accessory makers!





1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Skinomi has nice skins to. They offer full coverage skins which cover the metal sides. But not for the front like DBrand does.

2. CincyGuy

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

Can someone explain what protection these actually provide? On the front, the majority of the screen is still unprotected if it does a flat face-plant. On the back, the camera hump would hit first if it does a flat back-plant. Any other kind of hit will be a corner or edge, none of which are protected with this stuff. I don't get it.

3. Saltiest_Salt

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 12, 2016

I don't think they provide any kind of protection, they are more like cover-ups either to cover a damaged/slippery back or to pimp up your phone. They are probably permanent once you install them... and why would anyone want to uglyfy their phone? But hey! It is a great sponsor for YT channels

4. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

To make them less slippery/ less of a fingerprint magnet and do offer some protection as glass backings are known to crack if dropped, nowhere near the protection of a case but much less bulky. dBrand skins offer them in a wide array of designs other than carbon fiber and I'm sure the others do as well.

5. andynaija

Posts: 1264; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

If you apply these skins to a phone is it possible to take them off? Does it leave a residue if you do?

8. vishnusalim

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

No! They don't leave any residue. They come off very easily. Dbrand uses 3M stickers, which are of very high quality. I'm a skin user for my iPhone for the past one year.

6. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

I still prefer cases.

7. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

1 and 7 are beautiful

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