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View Poll Results: Do you use a case for your mobile?
Yes 63 64.29%
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Old 10-03-2013, 23:01
scorpionatthepc
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When I bought my HTC one s a few week ago the 1st thing I bought for it was a silicon case. I have near always bought cases for my phones going back to early days with Nokia phones in leather cases and now silicon cases.

Do you put a case on your phone? I really don't understand why people walk around with expensive phones (iphone 5 for example) and don't use a case. One drop on a hard surface and its damaged.
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Old 10-03-2013, 23:03
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When I bought my HTC one s a few week ago the 1st thing I bought for it was a silicon case. I have near always bought cases for my phones going back to early days with Nokia phones in leather cases and now silicon cases.

Do you put a case on your phone? I really don't understand why people walk around with expensive phones (I phone 5 for example) and don't use a case. One drop on a hard surface and its damaged.
I have a 3 s-line rubber case for my GNex. I wish I didnt have to but im with you in so far as one drop without protection and it could be a very expensive slip
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:14
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I hate having a case for my phone.

I'm coming to the end of my contract for my HTC Desire something (I forget which letter) and I don't use a case for this phone but I'm very aware of the fact that my next phone is likely to be much better and will require a case. I usually start off with a case for a new phone but end up discarding it out of annoyance. I can never find one which doesn't irritate me or fall off and or make the phone feel too big.

My HTC is great because when you drop it, it doesn't break. It bounces, the back falls off and the battery falls out. I pick up the three pieces and put them back together. No problem. The screen doesn't break. No lasting damage.

I'm looking forward to a new phone but am also worried about looking after it.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:53
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Ive never had a case but getting a Nexus 4 next week and believe a case is pretty much essential with that phone. Will be getting a silicone case for it
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:08
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Ive never had a case but getting a Nexus 4 next week and believe a case is pretty much essential with that phone. Will be getting a silicone case for it
As I found out to my cost, definitely get a case for the nexus. I dropped mine from about 2 feet, it fell on the edge of the bezel and now the front screen and digitiser are cracked

Bought a 3quid clear silicone case of amazon and that would have saved it.
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:32
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I have a 'hard case' on my phone but u don't like leather flip type cases
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Old 11-03-2013, 13:31
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did for a few months to start with but don't bother now, just a screen protector.

doesn't fit in the charging dock with a case on anyway.
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Old 11-03-2013, 13:56
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Yes, I work outdoors and a grippy rubber case is essential to keep me from dropping it.
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Old 11-03-2013, 14:23
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no case here. Did get a leather thing for my Galaxy S2 but haven't used it in months, and that was the only time I bought a case for a phone. zero damaged through dropping, been a mobile phone owner for 14 years.

Do have a case on my Nexus 7 though, at least when I leave the house with it.

I also have insurance against accidental damage.
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Old 11-03-2013, 14:35
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They all look vile in cases. Drop a phone in a case and I can assure you, it will still be damaged! But yeah, I have mine insured so don't care
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Old 11-03-2013, 19:24
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I dislike cases and screen protectors so don't have one...and yes...I have damaged a phone because of it! LOL Still won't have one though!
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Old 11-03-2013, 19:26
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No, makes the phone ugly and thicker... Plus I did have a case on my GNote2, grit got under the case ad scratched my phone so no more cases. I never drop phones though, if you do maybe you should use a case
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Old 11-03-2013, 20:53
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I use a wallet case to take my galaxy ace outside & another for indoors & love it. will never use screen protectors not needed anymore.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:02
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Cases are very necessary for any smartphone because it protect your smartphone from outside environment and any harm.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:10
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I have a flip-case permanently fitted but I also keep it in a padded belt-holster while working and use a smart leather belt-holster when going out without a jacket or bag and a neoprene sleeve for use when getting physical and want to keep the sweat off.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:16
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I always use a case on all my devices. Not only does it protect it but its a good way to accessorise.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:40
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I use a bumper case. No screen protector though, I can never get them on properly without air bubbles or bits of dust stuck underneath
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Old 11-04-2013, 16:14
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I prefer to use a case but then, 9 out of 10 times you cant use the manufacturers car and desk docks with that case.

All the phones I like that have a car dock, either OEM or copy is designed for a bare phone. Cant exactly take the phone out the case every time you get in the car can you?

So its always a compromise, I use a case on my Note II with a iBolt car dock. Seems to be the best compromise.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:32
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I used to in my iPhone 4 but it gathers dust and starts to scratch more easily and makes the phone look awful and bulky. I have the iPhone 5 and never use a case I was worried at first that it will get scratched but it doesn't and I'm always careful with my phones.

In my view phones aren't designed to have cases on them otherwise the manufacturers would supply one with it but can understand why people use cases.
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Old 12-04-2013, 17:20
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I don't usually use a case, but have just got the iPhone 5 and compared to my previous handsets (this is my first ever Apple product!) it just felt so delicate, I was almost scared to hold it.

My previous handset was my brother's old Samsung Galaxy S which I was using while I decided what to do phone-wise and that had a rubber/silicone case on it because it had a crack at the top. Had it been my own handset I would not have had a case (or a crack - I'm careful!), but as it wasn't mine I kept it on.
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Old 13-04-2013, 13:53
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I have a 'hard case' on my phone but u don't like leather flip type cases
i've got a white leather wallet case for my Ace 2 & i love'em no silly screen protector, just a plain black cleaning cloth from vision express (specsavers is branded) & my phone is protected from other idiots
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Old 13-04-2013, 14:09
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i've got a white leather wallet case for my Ace 2 & i love'em no silly screen protector, just a plain black cleaning cloth from vision express (specsavers is branded) & my phone is protected from other idiots
I don't have a screen protector either I can't stand them. I have a variety of colour hard cases so can change it to suit my mood. I needs to be able to see the screen on my Ace 2 as I use NoLED for it so need to be able to see notifications that display.

On my old Sony Ericsson Arc I had a leather case as the phone had a notification light on the side so I could see it flashing with the case closed.
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Old 14-04-2013, 22:28
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I don't have a case for my phone (Ace 2) as it wouldn't look right and would make it bulkier to carry around. I also couldn't get one. I have an Angry Birds clip on plastic shell for my iPod Touch though.
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Old 14-04-2013, 22:38
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No, makes the phone ugly and thicker... Plus I did have a case on my GNote2, grit got under the case ad scratched my phone so no more cases. I never drop phones though, if you do maybe you should use a case
I had the problem with my iPhone, found that grit and dirt getting between the phone and the case causes more damage than the slight knocks it gets without a case.

Since I get the Galaxy S3 I never bothered with a case and after nearly a year it's still in near perfect condition. Also, I did drop the iPhone a few times when it wasn't in a case, once onto a hard floor and it still caused less damage than actually being in a case.

With such expensive phones I'm always very careful not to drop them since the iPhone incident.
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Old 14-04-2013, 22:59
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I used to on my iphone because it was so fragile, but not on my S3.
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