Samsung Galaxy S4 Case Review: X-Doria Dash Icon Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 Review
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4.5
What's Hot: Slim case with fabric textured back in iconic prints, protective for daily use.
What's Not: A bit slippery on the side.
Reviewed by Tong Zhang
We've looked at X-Doria's iPhone 5 case series before, and they offer similar series for the Samsung Galaxy S4 including the Dash Icon series, the Engage Form VR series and the Dash Pro series. The Dash Icon series includes four prints: the blue Herringbone, blue and red Navy Dots, Birds (pictured below) and the red Tribal pictured here. As with the iPhone 5 Dash Icon, the Samsung Galaxy S4 case has a hard plastic shell that can protect your smartphone from daily wear and tear and it's very easy to use.
The X-Doria Dash Icon case covers the back and sides of the Samsung Galaxy S4 with a polycarbonate inner shell and fabric exterior layer on the back. The case is quite slim and also flexible, making it easy to install the phone in the case and take it out. The case can certainly defend your smartphone from scratches and nicks from your keys in the bag and it also covers all four corners of the phone to provide some structural support. The red-dominant print fits the Tribal name well, and it certainly provides a unique look for the case. The fabric layer also creates some texture and helps with handling the phone better. The sides of the case feel a little slippery, though not nearly as bad as the iPhone 5's version for some reason.
The Dash Icon case for the Galaxy S4 doesn't come with any screen protector, but it does help protect the front glass by raising the sides of the case slightly higher than the screen, so when you put the phone face down, the display glass won't touch the surface.
The X-Doria Dash Icon for Galaxy S4 is a very functional case. It has perfect cutouts for all ports and buttons on the Samsung smartphone. The case exposes most of the top and the bottom of the phone, giving you access to the 3.5mm audio jack, top mic, the IR port and the charging port and the bottom mic. The side cutouts give you access to the power button and volume rocker. The case has a perfect cutout for the rear camera and flash, and a small cutout for the rear speaker grill.
Simple and easy to use, the X-Doria Dash Icon stands out with its fabric prints that catch your eye. It's slim and light, easy to use and very functional. The color of the hard shell matches the back print well and it's protective against scratches or nicks in your purse or bag. The case is affordable though it doesn't include a screen protector.