The Samsung Galaxy S4 can get a little slippery. I'm not going to knock it for being made of polycarbonate, I get Samsung's reasons for doing it and they're good ones. But with no texture and humid east coast summers, a case is a must for this one. The phone is tough, and can withstand a fall as well or better than any other, but these things aren't cheap — protecting it with a case is a smart investment.
If you want a case that looks bold and tough, and actually is pretty darn tough, the Urban Armor Gear Composite Hybrid case for the Galaxy S4 might be what you're looking for. It's two-part construction, where a hard outer shell is mated with a soft impact resistant core, makes it easy to put on and use and will protect your S4 from the things life can dish out. And the styling will make it stand out in the crowd. Read along after the break for a closer look.
The UAG Hybrid is a one-piece design, that slips over your GS4 and stays on whether in your pocket or in your hands. The tough hard plastic outer shell keeps your phone safe and sound, protecting against minor bumps and bruises, while the softer rubber inner material molds to shape and puts a softer face towards your expensive hardware. The combination works well, providing a snug fit while still easy to take on and off.
You've got easy access to all the ports and external microphones via precision cut-outs, and the flash and camera lens have a beveled edge to keep out of the frame and dramatically cut back on the flash washout you get from some other cases. You've also got a slightly oversized volume and power button molded into the design, and they are well placed and easy to use, fitting the original design perfectly. In addition, the UAG Hybrid case comes with high quality optically clear screen protector to keep the nicks and fine scratches away from the S4's great display while in your pocket or inside a bag.
The Urban Armor Gear Composite Hybrid Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 is available from ShopAndroid.com for $29.95, and comes in four great color choices — from the bold orange Outland model pictured, to a more subtle Scout model in black. It's a great way to keep your investment safe while looking good at the same time.