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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?
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.
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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.
The only time I damaged my phone (HTC One X+) was when I was trying out a hard shell case that didn't wrap around to the front and dropped it on a ceramic tile floor. It only fell about 16 inches but it landed flush on the screen and shattered the entire display. I managed to replace the screen myself with a eBay screen for $80 and went back to a silicone case.
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.
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.
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??
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!
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That is awesome, @xray !
@Dark_Knight I too am a huge Batman fan. I might have to procure one of those cases. Haha
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