Do You Have a Case on Your Smartphone?

Do You Have a Case on Your Smartphone?

  • Yes

    Votes: 332 63.7%
  • No

    Votes: 157 30.1%
  • Other - Explain Below

    Votes: 32 6.1%

  • Total voters
    521

madFive

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No case here; Note 3 is big enough without a case - I've looked for one a few times, but all the cases for note3 I've seen either added too much bulk or didn't look like they'd add any real protection.
 

SixFootDuo

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I have a Oneplus One that I absolutely love. Am I going to protect it? Of course!

There have been a few times where I've lost grip of my phone for whatever reason, went to try and catch it and instead, batted it away from me at high speed. Lucky for me it hit a piece of furniture or the carpet. The case if for when the phone is above concrete.
 

weebling1

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No case here; Note 3 is big enough without a case - I've looked for one a few times, but all the cases for note3 I've seen either added too much bulk or didn't look like they'd add any real protection.

Note 2, couldn't disagree more.
 

Dr.Diablo

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Nov 21, 2011
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Never had a case for any of my android phones. I have been consistent for only dropping and breaking the screen on one. The main reason I don't use them is because most of them are ugly, bulky, or covered in some type of rubber that sticks to pants pockets.I would like to see something that gives a rough texture to the back instead of the rubber for grip. I would rather see the case break instead of the screen on a drop and not double the thickness of my phone. As it stands right now my HTC One m8 is a big phone but I can live with a little more thickness since I came from a brick Rezound. I also see cases that are just too busy for having logos or a bunch of BS that I don't want in their design.

I had people say get a cheap knockoff case. Um no, they don't do the job if I decide to be drunk one night and drop my phone. Get X, no because it may have most of the features that I want, but they decided to throw a huge logo on there for advertising. If there is a logo on there that I like, sure.
 

Quix

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Jun 12, 2011
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Yes, LG Quickcase for Nexus 5. It's on the minimal side but protects from screen scratches (which I hate).
 

Pyroja

Gawd
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I've had a Body Glove on my Samsung GS4 since before I left the store with it nearly two years ago. The case may have two years of wear and tear on it, but the phone looks like it's fresh out of the box.

Exactly as it should.
 

FrgMstr

Just Plain Mean
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zleuth

Limp Gawd
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I got a Dbrand skin and a tempered glass screen protector. Nexus5 looks and feels good like that.
 

mcravenufo

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I do have a case on my Nokia 1520. Not because I abuse it but just to protect the corners from everyday scuffs and rubs. After a year it is time for a new case.
 

mcravenufo

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I got a Dbrand skin and a tempered glass screen protector. Nexus5 looks and feels good like that.

Any problems with the tempered glass screen protector cracking? I just yesterday bought my wife one and see the reviews for most are terrible.
 

AceGoober

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Yes. Always have and always will. Currently using a Otterbox Defender on my Galaxy S5.
 

PNut12345

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Yep. Have an $8.95 rubber with hard outer shell and kickstand that I got from Amazon for my Lumia 1520. The case is slim but very durable, and doesn't add much to the phone at all.

I'd love to keep my 1520 naked but cop cars aren't generally the safest place to keep an uncased phone.
 

iNViSiGOD

Gawd
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Yes, an Otterbox on my iPhone 6+. I'm a klutz and have dropped it at work several times.
 

mi7chy

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Don't like bulk plus I don't drop my phone so I use a thin skin case mainly for scratch and bump protection.
 
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Nope.

But I'm curious.... Why are you polling for this, Kyle?

Are you considering making smartphone cases?

... I would buy an [H] "RatCaze" or "RatCaze XT" :);):)
Kyle, you've still got some ABS, right?

....build it and they will come... :p
 

NeoGohan

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I never really liked the idea of buying a sleek and sexy phone just to cover it up with an ugly/bulky cover. If that's the "case" then does anyone really care about how a smart phone looks? I imagine these companies put a lot of money into designing how the physical phone looks.

I guess for me it's like buying a sports car and covering it all up with ugly rubber/plastic to protect it. Your car is worth more than your phone(most likely) and you get a new phone every 2 years or so. Just doesn't make damn sense.
 

Phoenix333

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I don't have a smart phone, so I don't need a case. I have no use for a smart phone, and I prefer to keep my smarts in my brain.
 

ramrod126

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May 7, 2008
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Other: I don't have a phone.

My wife has a case on hers though, and my daughter has a case on her ipod and her phone.
 

jstenuf

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Yes. Otter Box Commuter and Bodyguardz screen protection. The phone has survived several drops and still looks brand new.
 

seanmcd

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Jan 20, 2003
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My Moto x and previous phone - buck naked. I MIGHT be convinced to have a case, but absolutely will not have a screen protector.



aaaand, I cannot stop laughing at the post above me. This is exactly why I love this forum.
 
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scaarbelly

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Dec 11, 2008
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My wife and I both have S5's, mine never with a case and her's always with a case and guess who broke their screen?


Her...
 

sirmonkey1985

[H]ard|DCer of the Month - July 2010
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have one on mine as well, can't remember which one but it's not really there to protect it, just more for my convenience because the damn phones to thin for my big arse hands..
 

nilepez

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Jan 21, 2005
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have one on mine as well, can't remember which one but it's not really there to protect it, just more for my convenience because the damn phones to thin for my big arse hands..

Sounds like mine. I just picked up a fairly cheap one at Best Buy. I think it's called a Platinum case. It protects the case from scratches, but little else
 

g0lden

Weaksauce
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Apr 20, 2010
Messages
67
-YES!!!
-Note 4
-Ballistic case
-I already lost a phone to dropping it before. I'm not losing another high $ phone because of no case. It's just not smart, not to have one. Unless of course you like paying near $200 deductible for a replacement.
 

setscrew

[H]ard|Gawd
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Jul 19, 2000
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No smartphone. I choose to stay with my dumb flip phone. No apps, no touchscreen, no exorbitant monthly fees. A phone...nothing more.
 

Poseur

Limp Gawd
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Oct 7, 2009
Messages
352
I'm on my third smartphone. Despite no protection of any kind, they all work and look good to excellent. I tend to take care of things somewhat though.
 

Infantwar

n00b
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Jan 2, 2009
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I definitely use and need a case. Been using LifeProof cases on my iPhones since they first started releasing the cases. Have the fiance on them now too. Godsend for klutzes like us, and their customer support is top notch.

That being said, whenever I get a new phone, I remember how nice and sleek they are without a case. Ah well. I'd rather have a little bulkier phone than a small, shattered one.
 

Cheeptech

Limp Gawd
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Aug 22, 2005
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I voted other, I have case that I'll use on my G3 if I think I'll need one, but usually don't have one on. I do have a Dbrand skin and tempered glass screen protector on it anyways.
 
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