For light protection against minor accidents, the Amzer SlimGrip Hybrid hugs the Note 5 perfectly with complete access to its features.
This bumper case is straight up simple — making it a great option for those that don't care for cases and only need the bare minimum to keep it scratch free. The TPU bumper is the only portion that's actually colored, and is available in black or white. It's glossy, which means fingerprints will make their appearance, but aren't very noticeable since it's only the edging we're talking about.
Folding just slightly over the display of the Note 5, the bumper elevates the device off any flat surfaces while faced down. The cutouts at the bottom leave ample room to plug in your charging and auxiliary cables, while openings for the speaker, mic, and S-Pen are also evident. With the bumper being as thin as it is, the side buttons are accessed through cutouts as well, instead of the typical raised press.
The clear polycarbonate shell on the back sports an Amzer logo on the bottom right corner and makes way for the camera, flash, and heart rate sensor. Wireless charging and NFC work fine through the case, and its exterior helps to prevent sliding on certain charging pads that don't offer anti-slip surfaces. The plastic isn't very scratch resistant and can be a chore to keep clean between fingerprints, smudges, and the occasional debris that manages to sneak between the Note 5 and the cover. There's still excellent grip to be had while the case is worn, though.
For minimal protection, the Amzer SlimGrip Hybrid Case keeps the Galaxy Note 5 covered enough to shield against common scratches, scuffs, and the occasional drop. The TPU bumper isn't thick by any means, so you can't expect a whole lot of shock absorption when your device takes a brutal spill. You can pick it up in black or white for $9.95 straight from ShopAndroid or on Amazon.