The DualPro has been one of the flagship cases from Incipio for quite some time, making use of their Plextonium material and now their dLAST silicone material. Combined, both of these elements create a hybrid Galaxy S5 case that excels versus most accidental impacts and abuse. You can currently pick one up on a pretty hefty discount as well.
The DualPro is not built much different than other hybrid Galaxy S5 cases on the market, but Incipio has done a few things to differentiate their product from the rest. Incipio has been a staple in the case community for quite some time, creating cases for a huge variety of mobile devices and the DualPro has remained their most popular offering. While it appears to use a traditional polycarbonate shell wrapped around a silicone skin, the materials are actually tweaked a little bit to add durability and decrease weight slightly.
The outer shell is made from Plextonium, something developed by Incipio and used exclusively in their products. It’s like polycarbonate, but a little more rugged and longer-lasting. Like polycabonate’s role in hybrid cases, its purpose is to keep the entire case rigid in ways that a silicone skin cannot. The silicone skin is also tweaked, now called dLAST, and like Plextonium it is longer lasting and more durable than plain silicone.
The dLAST material is a little bit thicker than other skins, which make it more shock absorbent but adds a slight bit of extra girth. The front lip of the DualPro protrudes out a little bit further because of it, which actually creates a larger clearance between your Galaxy S5’s screen and any surface it’s set on. The buttons are extremely easy to press though, something that stiffer TPU skins have problems with.
There is tons of room for the Fingerprint scanner to work and for the camera hardware to operate, as well as the USB 3.0 port. It may not work in some docks without some sort of extender, however, because of the thickness of the bottom and how far out it protrudes around the port itself.
Dropping your Galaxy S5 while protected in this case will not cause too much damage, even after large drops. The front face is completely exposed, so dropping it on a rocky road may still cause a shatter or scratches.
For the price these are currently listed at, the DualPro from Incipio is a great pickup and will be sure to outlast your Galaxy S5 in most scenarios.