10-04-2014 03:24 PM
I thought I would have others weigh in on the debate my friends and I have bene having for a while: Are phone cases worth it?
I always go through this internal struggle when i get a new phone of whether or not to purchase a case. I'm of the belief that you shouldn't need a case for your phone, unless you are always in an environment where it could get damaged (i.e. if you work on a construction site or something).
I've owned dozens of phones over the past 5 years (yes, dozens), most of which i've never used with a case, but when I bought my iPhone 6, I caved and purchased the silicone Apple case. I didn't like how unstable it was on a flat surface, due in large part to the protruding camera.
What does everyone else think? Any cases that you absolutely cannot live without?
10-04-2014 03:51 PM
10-04-2014 05:46 PM
I prefer just a simple slim case. Usually silicon. It helps in the off chance I drop my phone. I don't worry about screen protectors though. I haven't managed to even scratch the screen on any of the phones I've owned to date.
10-05-2014 12:28 AM - edited 10-06-2014 11:20 PM
Another vote for wild natural nakedness!
Why buy phones that are so fragile and force you to buy more fragile phones each time they are dropped.
10-04-2014 10:38 PM
Since I carry my smartphone in my jacket or pants pocket with me wherever I go I prefer to use a flip folio case. Sometimes I put keys in the same pocket as the phone and don't want to scratch the screen to bits. Therefore I say Yay! to phone cases.
10-06-2014 12:16 AM
10-06-2014 09:27 AM
Hi, for my part, I really like using a case. I tend to drop my phones often and having a $30 case most likely saved me hundreds of dollars in screen replacement over the years. However, this is really a personnal choice.
10-06-2014 02:06 PM
I never use a case. They make the devices bulky, awkward and unflattering. I've not dropped a cellphone (Seriously, anyway. I'm sure there have been plenty of 1-2 foot drops onto soft surfaces) since my first one, an old Sony Ericsson T200.
10-06-2014 02:19 PM
Greetings DK, well, considering that a smartphone is worth between $500-$1000, a case seems like a pretty good option. True, it won't prevent theft and lost incident but you do have it with you 24h/day, 7 days a week. The popular phones (Samsung, Nokia and iphones) will have the advantage of having more choices in terms of different cases. Don't go for a metal case, looking good but you'll drop 40% of your signal. You can also search on Ebay, cool stuff, not expensive and lot's of choice.
I also always try to get a screen protector, it helps.
Don't you have a bat-case anyways??
10-07-2014 11:43 PM
10-08-2014 01:18 AM
10-08-2014 02:34 AM
Cases make a phone so fat.... I prefer to show pure nakedness with a little body paint!
Gloss? Metallic? Baby Pink? Yes!
10-09-2014 05:14 PM - edited 10-09-2014 05:15 PM
That is awesome, @xray !
@Dark_Knight I too am a huge Batman fan. I might have to procure one of those cases. Haha
Here you go:
10-21-2014 03:40 PM
Holy Case of the missing Case Batman!!! Robin goes commando with his utility comm device! Cases are for Gotham Noobs!
10-06-2014 02:40 PM
What a great question Dark_knight and since I've always had a case on my phones, I have to give it a Yay!
10-06-2014 09:07 PM - edited 10-08-2014 07:20 AM
How's going @iPhone power user: Is allowed to <v9> add his $0.50/ctvs on this topic..I'm not much in favor to use Phone cases the device get heavier. Is a way to protected, from unexpected dropdowns no doubt.."Wally_west" is right in his remarks.
Just disagree a bit in the usage of (Protective plastic screen) My SGs4 came with that, but I removed 'cause had, some problems to Tap the screen-I've to tap it twice at times to activate my selection. I always use a pouch to carry the phone, without cover to make easier to pull it out. That's all-have fun..TELUSTERS! Read you around <v9>
@xRAY: That case is for iPhone5c-The iPhone6+ won't fit IN-search for the right case for the OP-YYaayy!