The Seidio Surface case is a great case to consider when you are in the market for Galaxy Note 3 cases. The case is durable, looks good and functional for everyday use.
The Surface case is a neat design. I like the slide on installation because is allows for a tight fit around the edges, unlike some other cases to which you have to fold over the edge of the case on the edge of the device (something like a silicone or tpu material type of case). The edges are secure and keeps out any kind of dust or debris from getting stuck between the phone and case, which can cause scratching.
The edges of the Surface case is compatible with most screen protectors. For this review I have a cheap eBay special screen protector and the edges of the Surface case do not interfere with the screen protection. It does not cause the screen protector to bend up or anything like that.
The overall feel of the case is nice and smooth. It is pocketable and does not attract lint like a silicone case does. However, the case at times feels a tad bit slippery. The Surface case is made a durable hard plastic material and can withstand and protect against scrapes, scratches and drops.
The slide on design is cool. I love the feel of security that the case will not come apart. You have to apply pressure to the middle indention area in order to remove the case.
The kickstand is a nice addition to the Surface case. It is not bulky so it does not take away from the design of the case or phone. Kickstands are cool if you like to use your phone as a desk clock, alarm clock or watch videos. The kickstand is metal, magnetic and spring action.
I have always like Seidio’s holsters. The holsters are very durable and adds a great layer of protection for the device. The clip does not feel like it will break and fits large size belts, which is perfect for work belts.
The only downside I have experienced with this this case is that the black matte finish tends to leave fingerprint marks, but is not that bad. In the past some of the Surface cases with other devices seemed a little slippery, but now it appears Seidio has gradually made the Surface not so slippery. As big of a device the Note 3 is I do not want the thing to slip out of my hand and I have not dropped the phone yet with using the Surface case. Other than those minor issues, I have had a great experience with this case. The Surface is one of my all time favorite cases for my phones. I’ve had it for the S4, S3 and iPhone 5. This is a case you can’t go wrong with.
At the time of this post, Seidio has flirted with the idea of developing the Convert Combo and the Obex for the Note 3. Both cases are among my top favorite cases as well. The Convert is part Surface with two additional layers of protection and from using the Covert with my prior S3, I completely trumps any Otterbox case. Last year Seidio said they would not make an Obex for the Note 2, because of the S-Pen obstacle, but this time around, Seidio has been looking into making an Obex case for the Note 3, which would be EPIC!
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