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Best mobile phone case?

I'm looking for opinions on the best cover for a new Samsung S9.

I don't want a fold over leather wallet type of case.

I'm looking more along the lines of a Lifeproof or similar other brands, waterproof shockproof type with screen protection.

Are there any disadvantages to this type? Eg, does being waterproof affect the sound or the ability of the microphone?

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I have an iphone with the lifeproof case. Yes the speaker volume it worse, but not a deal breaker for me. Biggest problem for me is that the touch screen can be finicky in cold weather because of the screen protector. Overall, I really like it. Kept getting dirt/lint from my pocket in the socket of my iphone and then it wouldn't charge. The lifeproof case fixed that.

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I have never had any luck with Lifeproof. Would muffle sounds and cut out calls for some reason even after they warrantied 3 cases for me. Went to an Otterbox after that. Have had a Defender and Commuter. Found the Defender bulky, like the Commuter. If you don't go with a case that a has a screen protector I would highly recommend tempered glass.
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I also prefer a less bulkier case like an otter box commuter, or symmetry (my preference, a littler slimmer). Tempered glass screen protector is a must. strengthens the screen considerably. I've smashed many screens, none since I started using tempered glass 2 years ago. That covers the shockproof and screen protection, no water protection going this route, but at least you can still fit it in your pocket...
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Fold over leather wallet case that holds one card...
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Fold over leather wallet case that holds one card...
Get out of jail free card?

Anyhow the S9 is has a IP68 water rating. As long as you don't go swimming with it you should be good so no need to worry about dust and water.
https://www.samsung.com/sg/support/m...us-waterproof/

The wife has a s9 and I got a note 9. We both got the clear view standing covers and like them.(first one in the link below)
https://www.samsung.com/sg/smartphon...9/accessories/

Mine has been dropped a few times already with no problems. I had a cheap china case on mine old note5, a 3 foot drop cracked the screen. Bought an otter box for the same phone and the same drop killed the phone. Personally I think Samsung got their crap together and made the phones tougher. Night and day between the s5 and s9 and the note 5 and note 9 when it comes to toughness.

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Iíve had RokForm aluminum cases on my last couple iPhones. They are heavy duty. The model I have comes with a magnet on the back which is handy for keeping it in place in equipment, if said Equipment is old enough to have some steel to stick it to. You of course need to run a screen protector as well with this style.
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I've used otter boxes, and been good. I dropped my phone from the top of our grain dryer this fall... at least 30 feet to 1-1/4" crush....... impact on its top corner... main screen survived but small camera screen shattered. I also have a plain screen protector on it.

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I’ve had RokForm aluminum cases on my last couple iPhones. They are heavy duty. The model I have comes with a magnet on the back which is handy for keeping it in place in equipment, if said Equipment is old enough to have some steel to stick it to. You of course need to run a screen protector as well with this style.
They sound tough but looks like they are not sold in Australia.

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