Samsung Galaxy S4 Case Review: Cygnett UrbanShield Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 Review
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4.5
What's Hot: Strong protection with aluminum shell or carbon fiber, slim and easy to use, comes with a screen protector.
What's Not: Exposes most of the top and bottom of the phone.
Reviewed by Tong Zhang
Cygnett's UrbanShield series cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4 come in two main materials, one is hard shell aluminum and the other is sturdy carbon fiber. Both versions offer two color choices: the aluminum UrbanShield comes in black and silver while the carbon fiber version offers in black and white. These UrbanShield cases are slim and light but offer great protection to your phone's back, sides and structure thanks to the durable material. The UrbanShield for the Galaxy S4 snaps on and it's very easy to use.
The Cygnett UrbanShield case for the Samsung Galaxy S4 is a very slim case and weighs 0.8 ounces. The Carbon Fiber version has the signature patterned surface on the back with soft gel interior lining the exterior side lining for better grip and handling of the phone. The aluminum version has machine cut lines that show off the metal aesthetics and it has the same lining as the Carbon Fiber version. The snap-on case is very easy to use when you install the phone into it or take it out. Both versions of the case feel sturdy against scratches, nicks and bumps on the back and vertical sides, and the case also covers all corners of the phone to provide some structural protection.
The Cygnett UrbanShield case extends its sides slightly higher than the display so that when you put the phone face down, the sides of the case will touch the surface instead of the front glass on the phone. As with other Cygnett cases, the UbranShield case comes with a free screen protector to prevent scratches to the front glass.
The Cygnett UrbanShield case for the Samsung Galaxy S4 is a very functional case. It has generous cutouts for the side buttons including the volume rocker and the power button. The case leaves most of the top and the bottom of the phone exposed, so all ports such as the audio jack, mics, IR port and charging port are open for easy access. The case has perfect cutouts for the rear camera and flash as well as the rear speaker grill.
Cygnett cases are well made and precisely machined, the UrbanShield for Samsung Galaxy S4 is no exception. The case is slim, light and easy to put on or take off the phone. Both the carbon fiber and the aluminum versions look sleek and can certain provide strong protection for daily use in the office or around town. The case comes with a free front protector and Cygnett's lifetime gaurantee.