As these “premium” smartphones become more expensive they are also more prone to being damaged. These devices can be looked at as investments at this point with some prices reaching as high as $800+ retail for phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I used to be against cases but they do tend to save you from those accidental drops and also depending on the size of the phone you might need that extra bulk to get a good hold of it. Speck always make sure they have a CandyShell Grip case out to help out with this but how well does it work with the Galaxy Note 4?
Getting a hold of the case by Speck you can see where it gets its name from. It has a shiny CandyShell hard plastic look to it while having textured ridges or rubberized grips to make casing easier to handle in the hand. They come in 3 colors of either White/Black, Teal, or Black. I opted for black as I figured it wouldn’t get dirty as quickly or show anyway. It has a cut out for the speaker on the back, as well as on the bottom for the S-Pen and microUSB port. I like that they gave the charging port some space if you happen to use other chargers. Also on the back is an opening of course for your camera and on top for your headphone jack.
The CandyShell Grip is easy to apply by just popping your phone into place and also easy to remove by just pulling the casing off from the edges. Buttons for the power and volume controls are very responsive and don’t feel cheap or are stiff in any way which is a definitive plus.
Take a Hit?
With its faux leather on the back and thin body the Galaxy Note 4 isn’t a very hard phone to get a hold of but the Speck case does help out to give you that extra you may need. It does add a slight bulk to the phone but it’s needed and helps the phone take some bumps if it falls. I have dropped it anything from my hardwood floor to on concrete and it has luckily survived. The raised bezel can contribute to the survival of the Galaxy Note 4.
Speck’s CandyShell Grip cases have become some of my favorites in particular for the Note series as they always lend that helping hand to these big phablet devices. They feel good in the hand and actually look a bit stylish too with the “grips” that are on the back of the casing. I think they have vastly improved the CandyShell casings over the years and they don’t look to show as much “usage” mostly on the black colors like they used to. If you get a chance to put a CandyShell Grip on your Galaxy Note 4 you might not take it off.
The CandyShell Grip Case for the Galaxy Note 4 is $39.95 at their website.