Nerdful Things – R-Just Batman Case
I’ve had my Samsung Galaxy S8+ for a few months now. I’ve been a Samsung user since the original Galaxy S and then had the S2, S4, S6 and now the S8+. The S8+ is the largest phone I have owned and I am so glad I went for it. It is a pure beast.
I have never really had any issues with phones over the years – the majority of my issues stemmed from me flashing custom ROMs onto them and then having to revert back/flash a different version. That became a thing of the past from the S4 onward – I just had no need for it any more; the software ran smoothly and the device remained responsive and functional.
One thing was for sure, I need a case this time. I managed with my S6 for almost two years without a case. The only damage, aside from a couple of scuffs on the sides, was a tiny crack on the camera but it didn’t cause any issues when taking photos etc. I had a screen protector but that was it.
This time, I spent hours looking up cases for my intended upgrade and ordered it before I even had my phone sorted out. The real estate of the screen made it so that this was a priority. I was never a fan of the ‘Edge’ editions of the S6 or the S7 but the ‘Infinity Display’ on Samsung’s latest offering really appealed to me.
I ordered my case and, after a short wait, I had it fitted in a matter of minutes. The case has corner pieces that have to be unscrewed to set the phone inside and then screw them back in place so the case holds the phone in place and reinforces the corners significantly. There’s no front protection but, on the few occasions where my phone has fallen off a table/chair it has always landed on the edge/corner or the back. The case seems to do a good job at absorbing the shock but I daren’t test it lest I tempt fate!
The case feels solid and is really good quality. The only thing I was gutted about was the fact that I can’t use my wireless charger but I soon got over that.
The other annoyance is the ‘kick-stand’. The bat symbol hooks into the grooves on the back and acts as a prop but it is quite fiddly and doesn’t hold well. I’ve only used it three times. Twice to test and once to watch a movie whilst my wife watched TV. It’s a nice and hefty little piece but as a stand for the phone it is poorly executed. I’d be more successful at building a house of cards than standing my phone up to watch something.
All in all, I love the case and the quality and style are amazing. My phone looks like it’s wearing body armour. And a bat symbol. What’s not to like? It’s the hero my phone both deserves and needs right now.
The case is available for a range of handsets, not just the S8/S8+
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