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Samsung Galaxy S21 Speck Presidio cases: Drop and antimicrobial protection

Speck cases are designed to help you hold onto your phone and if you happen to drop it then the case is there to aid in the likelihood of survival. 13-feet drop protection and Microban treatment for reducing bacteria growth are part of each Presidio case.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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Speck Presidio Perfect Clear Ombre case for the Galaxy S21 Ultra

Speck has been making cases for Samsung for years and is a Designed for Samsung certified case maker. The new Presidio Perfect-Clear in Ombre color is a slick option for the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, available for $44.95.

The case is designed to help protect from drops up to 13 feet. It is treated with Microban antimicrobial technology to help reduce bacteria.

Another great feature of Speck cases is the lifetime warranty, which includes a clear guarantee against yellowing.

See also: Samsung Galaxy S21 review and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review

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Right side of the Presidio Perfect Clear case

An ample opening for the back cameras is provided in the case. Raised buttons are present for volume and power.

See also: Samsung Galaxy S21 review and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review

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Speck Presidio2 Grip for the S21 Ultra 5G

The Speck Presidio2 Grip has easily identifiable raised lines along the back and sides of the case, but with this model those raised lines are hard plastic material and not soft-touch silicone. The case still provides a solid tactile feel, but is not quite as good as previous models.

The shell has a matte finish so that helps with holding onto your phone too. Three color options are available for this $44.95 case.

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Corner reinforcement and mic openings

The Presidio2 Grip is designed for 13 feet drop protection with strategically designed ridges inside the case and corner protection.

There are openings for the mics on the top so you should not experience any degradation in video capture.

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Best side buttons ever

The distinct side buttons on the Presidio2 Grip are some of the best I've seen on any case. You will not mistakenly push the wrong button with this case and can easily find the button you want in the dark.

See also: Samsung Galaxy S21 review and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review

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Upper back on the Presidio2 Grip

The camera array has a raised hard plastic frame to offer some protection when you set your phone down. The back view also shows how the tactile lines extend towards the middle of the back.

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Presidio Perfect-Mist for the Galaxy S21 5G

The Presidio Perfect-Mist case offers a minimalist design with serious drop protection. The back and sides of the case have a soft-touch surface so it is easy to hold onto your phone in this case.

The inside of the case is rigid with glossy interior. Openings for the camera and light are perfectly cut so there is no impact in performance.

Wireless charging, wireless payments, and reverse wireless charging all work perfectly with this case.

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Lower openings

The USB-C port and speaker are open in the Presidio Perfect-Mist case. The thickness of the case is also visible in this image.

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Raised edges for screen protection

The edges of the Speck cases rise just above the display so you can set your phone down on a table and know the glass is not resting on the surface.

See also: Samsung Galaxy S21 review and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review

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Speck Presidio Perfect-Clear for the S21 5G

If you want to show off one of the lovely colors of the Galaxy S21 phones, then the Speck Presidio Perfect-Clear is a case to consider. It's available for $39.95.

The case has a clear guarantee so you can trust it will stay clear for years to come, which is very important for a clear case. The Phantom Violet looks lovely through the clear case with the rose gold edges shining through.

See also: Samsung Galaxy S21 review and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review

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Camera opening and raised buttons

The Presidio Perfect-Clear case fits very tightly onto the phone and as you can see it is molded perfectly for the Galaxy S21 5G.

The Speck case satisfies the Designed for Samsung criteria and functionality is perfect. The clear finish is also hard so the case could slide down an incline if you set it down on an uneven surface.

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