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Tech21 - Evo Check Case for Samsung Galaxy S8 - Smokey/black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1107 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Terrible..

    Posted
    s8guy

    I had the tech21 evo check case on my galaxy s6, and I loved it. When I recently upgraded to a galaxy s8 at bestbuy, I didn't consider any other case, I bought the evo check case for my new s8 as well. What a mistake that was... If you are holding the bottom half of your phone so that your thumb can reach the home button, it is very difficult use the lock button with this case, a lot of force is required to press down the power/lock button. See picture one for where my hand is. If you are holding your phone a little higher and your finger is centered over the power/lock button, the amount of force required to depress the button is a little more acceptable. See picture 2 for where my hand is. This is a terrible design flaw in my opinion and makes me absolutely hate this case.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the case!

    Posted
    EastTenn
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    Let me first say, that I hate phone cases! Samsung makes a beautiful sleek phone, then you have to put it into a clunky case that makes it harder to put in and out of your pocket. However, what I hate more than a case, is a busted screen (I've had several broken screens). So, I reluctantly bought this case. I'm glad I did. It doesn't add much to the thickness, and it's not a "sticky rubber". It slides easily in and out of my pockets. I will say that it does make pushing the buttons a little harder. However, after I've used it for a while, I actually like that "feature" as I don't have any accidental button pushes while trying to use the phone or the camera. I've dropped the phone several times over the past 18 months and my screen is still intact. I would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Changes color, but great case

    Posted
    aliely
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    Case grips so well, which is why I bought it again for my S8, just as I had for my S7. HOWEVER, it does not remain white/clear if you keep it in your pocket. My cases have both turned blue within the first few weeks of using them, from carrying my phone in my jeans pockets. If you don't mind the case turning to blue, it's a GREAT case. Both phones have endured drops and the cases have protected the phones completely. I would purchase again, but may as well choose a color over clear next time! (I like the color of my phone, which is why I choose the clear ones, but it doesn't end up showing through, anyway!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks good and feels beefy while being thin.

    Posted
    StuartA
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    Got this at time of purchase with my phone and so far I'm happy with it. It's got a very firm beefy feel and hugs the phone really snug. This one (white and clear) goes really well with the phone (arctic silver). Buttons are stiff and rubbery but will respond with a firm press. Also I don't have any problems accessing the edge panel on my phone, in fact the case kind of prevents it from accidentally happening. So getting to my edge panel is definitely an intentional swipe. Ports are easily accessed on the bottom and usb cable goes in fine. The only thing you will have an issue with is the usb flashdrive adapter that comes with the phone; it's too wide for the space the case has. The large majority of usb flash drive combinations will have this issue. Other that that one small thing, it's a good case. Will see if any yellowing happens over time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Pleased

    Posted
    Doug
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    My previous Galaxy (S5) had an Otterbox Defender on it, and I went through two of them as the buttons didn't work very well for me. I was a little skeptical of this case as some of the reviews said that it made the buttons hard to push. Well, it DOES make the buttons a little harder to push, but they DO work; it just takes a little effort to push them - they push ACCURATELY. The case has a nice, grippy feel, but it still fits easy in my back pocket - the Defender would drag on its rubberized case. The only drawback I see is that the EVO doesn't have coverage for the front of the case. But none of the other cases did, either. This case seems to protect the sides and back of the phone, and you can still see most of that beautiful curved screen. Oh, and it keeps the thin size of the phone also. Very pleased!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far the best...

    Posted
    Jesse
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    This is my second phone case by Tech21. I had my first with an IPhone 6 Plus and now for the S8. I love it and it works. Best features include critical protection for drops and it preserves the sleekness of the device...will never buy something different! I've owned the Pelican/Lifeproof/Otter protective cases and truthfully this Tech21 has out performed all of them from my perspective. I don't want a big clunky case, I don't need a full water proofing case, I simply want protection from the typical everyday "slipped outta my hands" events. I don't drop my phone a whole lot...but it happens and this is the first case where coupled with the tempered glass has not broken. Seriously cannot say enough positives about this case!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Drop Protection

    Posted
    FourWheelerFour
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    I dropped my phone while it was in this case, screen side down, on my kitchen floor. The screen protector popped off, but neither it nor the phone sustained any damage! A different case had already allowed my screen protector to break twice on much less dramatic falls. Yes, the buttons are slightly harder to push, but I just use the end of my finger at a straight angle. This slight adjustment is worth it to me for the protection! Love the color, too! The low price was also a shocker to me for the protection I have gotten!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice phone case

    Posted
    Squeakins85
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    Had a coupon for this phone case and decided to give it a shot. So far so good, I like the slim yet durability that this case has provided so far. I haven’t had an issue with the buttons on the side, and the way the bottom of the case is set up it protects the aux, speaker and charging port quite well. My only qualm about this brand as with every other brand out there, there isn’t a variety of colours for Samsung branded phones, like iPhones. I probably would have given it 5stars if there were more colours/styles for the s8 ( the iPhone has like 9kajillion different variations) Not everyone has an iPhone, just saying.....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tech21 Family

    Posted
    Hokie08
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    This is the 2nd Tech21 case that we have put on a phone in our family and over all we are very happy. We have a pink one on a Galaxy S7. The new case on my Galaxy S8 is light weight, smooth feeling, and provides enough protection to the body of the phone without hindering use. I've had the case for 4 days now and I will say that the buttons on the case are very stiff. I have to press pretty hard to turn the screen on/off or adjust the volume. Hopefully these will soften as the case breaks in, but that is my only concern.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tech 21 Evo-Check Phone Case

    Posted
    MADDMATT
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    The Tech 21 Phone case is the only phone case I will buy. I watched a salesman throw his phone against the wall then across the room where his phone landed on the concrete floor. When he picked it up there was no damage to the phone whatsoever. Though I would not suggest throwing your phone across room I was sold on the Tech 21 case. The Tech 21 Evo-Check case has a nice slim, not bulky fit. The case is easy to put on and take off. Until something better comes out the Tech 21 case is the only case I will buy for my phone. Oh, one other note, during the salesman's demonstration he also had a tempered glass screen protector on his phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Not Great

    Posted
    KMan
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    This case protects the phone really good. I like that it is flexible, and you can put it on and take it off easier than other more rigid types. The one big thing that knocked it down 2 stars is it makes the buttons on the side hard to push. For example, the volume up and down buttons. I wish the buttons were exposed. This cheapens the phone and it requires a lot of effort to just mess with all the side buttons. It’s on my wife’s phone, if it were a n mine it would have been returned.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Major design flaws and poor quality

    Posted
    Benjamin

    This phone case looked like a good option, but it had many issues. The buttons were very hard to press, making the phone difficult to use. Also, the quality seems pretty poor. The plastic at the bottom of the case near the ports is very thin, and there are bubbles in the plastic. Worst of all, this phone case affected my cell reception! There was a huge reduction in signal strength with this phone case on. I took it off and signal quality was much better. Because of these flaws, I do not recommend this phone case.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Case for S8 - Good Design

    Posted
    MGfp
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    I've had this case for about 30 days now and I do like it. It's sticky enough in the hand that it doesn't feel like it's going to slip but it will still slide in and out of pockets. Also it's sticky on most harder surfaces (meaning it won't slide) which is great but again still slides in and out of pockets. Access to all the ports is nice and I've dropped it a few times and it's holding up well. I also have the Zagg glass shield on it. The case doesn't slide on and off as easily as some other cases but it's not at all impossible to take off and on if needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A little pricey but works well

    Posted
    Marcia
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    Obviously I try to be careful with my phone, but I do drop it occasionally, and so far this case has protected my phone well. I like the color of my phone so I chose the clear case. The pattern on the back does obscure the color a bit, but it doesn't bother me - still looks good and functions well. Best Buy's prices on cases always seem high to me, and I could probably find it cheaper somewhere else, but I like to have a case when I leave the store and the accessory bundle offers they generally have bring the price down to where it's not worth the effort to return it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good

    Posted
    Cassandra8319
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    I purchased this case and my phone a couple of weeks ago. So far, I haven't dropped my phone so I can't really vouch for its effectiveness. I probably shouldn't give it 5 stars, but I don't have any complaints about the case...I just haven't tested it. You may want to check out the website for the case because there is no warranty if your phone is damaged. The warranty only covers defects/damage to the case. The employee at BB recommended (and uses) this case so I bought it. I probably should have done some research to see how it compares to other brands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good protection for my new phone

    Posted
    RRperson
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    It needed a case to protect the sides and back of my new phone. (I already had a screen protector.) Before I bought the Tech 21, I tried a different brand that I ended up returning because it was hard and slippery and the covers for the side buttons were very stiff. I decided to pay an extra $10 for this one and am glad that I did. The case has a softer feel to it and is not slippery, so it won't slide off of things too easily. I'd give it a 5 except that the covers for the side buttons are a little stiff, but not as bad as the one I took back.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    One flaw

    Posted
    S8Convert

    I really like the look and feel of this case, and I haven't dropped my phone in it, but it definitely seems like it will offer some solid protection. The one thing I really dislike and am disappointed about is the thin piece of case that goes across the bottom of the screen is extremely flimsy. So if any downward force is put on it, it starts to come off of the phone and doesn't feel very stable at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome low profile case from Tech21.

    Posted
    Jake
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    I had the same case on my Galaxy S7 Edge and after researching into tons of different cases I ended up with this one, again. This case is great and my phone has survived all of the falls that this case has protected it from. It is low profile and looks very nice! The only thing is that the buttons and hard to press on the side of the phone because the case makes you need to push much harder. That is the only con but would I would still recommend this case to anyone who wants a low profile and sleek case with good protection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Evo Case Cushions Phone from Falls

    Posted
    Cricket
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    This case appears to provide a cushion for the phone to protect it if there are falls due to the materials which seem flexible. My only reason for choosing a "4" rating is that the case does not come up over the edges to protect the edges and thus the face of the phone -- probably because the S8 uses the edges for its icons. If I do drop it on the face side, it might be less protected because the edges are not covered and the face would be more directly impacted. So far, I have not dropped it to test this theory.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice and Thin Case!

    Posted
    albrown
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    This case is barley noticeable when sitting in your pocket it is so thin. I have been using it for roughly a few months now with a few drops and so far not a single mark or scratch on the phone. I like how it still is receded enough on the edges to show off the curved screen of the S8. My only complaint is the case makes pressing the bixby and power button a little too hard. I would have liked the power button to be able to be pressed slightly easier. The case is just a little too rigid over the button.

    I would recommend this to a friend