Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vinyl skins: Here's how to add a bit of pizzazz to your device

While nothing matches cases when it comes to overall protection for your smartphone, some people are just indifferent to these. Frankly, we too acknowledge that phones should be experienced naked, without any obstructions between their cold uniform bodies and the user's gentle and sensitive skin, there's no denying that. Be it metal, glass, or whatever other material you can think of, no designer wants the fruit of their talent to be hidden beneath an uninspiring rubber case.

Well, much to the delight of all those users that simply don't want to use a case with their shiny new gadget, vinyl skins exist. Although these provide minuscule protection against scratches and add a bit of grip, they are one of the best ways for customization geeks to change the looks of their devices.

Here are a few of those for the beastly Galaxy Note 8 by two of the best vinyl skin manufacturers - dbrand and Slickwraps.

From the get-go, one of the biggest features of dbrand's skins is the website's built-in skin configurator, which enables you to mix vinyls as you please. For example, you can have a Black Carbon skin at the rear and a Matte Black one up in the front, or vice versa. Here are a few examples of what your Note 8 might look like with dbrand's skins on top.

Slickwraps is another prominent vinyl skin manufacturer that offers a wide variety of such accessories for the Galaxy Note 8. Here are a bunch of them.

Related phones

Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung Experience UI



7. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

I like the black Marble. I had DBrand before. The carbon black is the coolest. The best thing about skins is when you hold your device, it still feels very much like how the device feels with the skin. Cases really ruin the look and feel no matter how thin.. Skins don't have that crappy rubberized or plastic feel to them. A glass with skin, still feels smooth like glass. Actually the Note doesn't look that bad with color on the front even with all the holes for sensors vs the S8.

6. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I think I just want a clear TPU case for my Note 8. That way I still get to true look but less fingerprints.

5. AustinPaul

Posts: 161; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Not sure which has the most grip, but the dbrand leather gives me what I need for my S8. Really like it. I can still slip my Spigen case over it when needed.

4. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

To folks who have used skins from dBrand or Slickwraps, which skin offers the most grip?

2. Landon

Posts: 1249; Member since: May 07, 2015

The black dragon skin looks pretty sweet.

1. gigicoaste

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

damn looks so ugly IMO!! At maximum stretch.. maybe the so called leather.. but.. nah!!

3. nikhil23

Posts: 507; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Agree...leather is fine but other cases look very ugly

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