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Speck CandyShell Grip for Samsung Galaxy S4

August 5th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

5 Stars
Speck CandyShell Grip for Galaxy S4

The CandyShell Grip case by Speck is a slight variation of the very popular CandyShell case. It’s identical in almost every way, except for the rubber stripes that run horizontally on the back of the case. The rubber stripes improve the grip quite a bit and makes it an easy choice for those with butter fingers.


  • Solid impact protection
  • Very good grip
  • Protected buttons are easy to use
  • Easy access to ports


  • Glossy sections are prone to scratches

The Speck CandyShell Grip is a one-piece case that slips on and off pretty easily. The interior is made out of a rubber material that protects the phone from shock, while the exterior is made out of a hard plastic that provides impact protection.

Speck CandyShell Grip Samsung Galaxy S4 top

The CandyShell Grip uses button covers that are very easy to operate, unlike many cases that use covers. There are cutouts for the camera, micro-USB port, speaker, mics, IR sensor, and 3.5mm audio port. I didn’t have any problems using a straight or right-angled headphone jack in the audio port.

Speck CandyShell Grip Samsung Galaxy S4 back

The rubber stripes on the back of the CandyShell grip don’t cover the entire back of the case. They actually cover large sections of each corner, wrapping all the way to the sides to offer enhanced grip. At first, I thought that the rubber stripes looked odd and out of place on an otherwise good-looking case, but the more time I spent using it and looking at it, the more I appreciated its functionality and appearance.

Speck CandyShell Grip Samsung Galaxy S4 side

The CandyShell Grip for the Galaxy S4 is available in black/slate, nickel/sweet mint, caribbean blue/deep sea blue, flamingo/malachite, poppy/fuchsia, white/black, and wisteria/sweet.

Speck CandyShell Grip family Samsung Galaxy S4

The Speck CandyShell Grip case for the Galaxy S4 is probably one of the best mobile phone cases I’ve had the chance to review. It’s easy to grip and offers good impact/shock protection in a stylish design without being bulky. If you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy S4, I highly recommend you give the CandyShell Grip case a try.

Available from Amazon.com for about $30.

* Review sample provided by Speck Products

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