Where's the third option of "I wish I could use my phone without a case, but it's so fragile I have to use a case?"
I only use cases because i have to not because i want to. Cases protect your phone but at the same time it also hide the phone's design.
If a phones glass... it needs a case 100%
If a phones metal... then its okay without a case
So, you want a thin, shiny phone, with glass back, you cry how the bezels are not tiny enough ... And when you finally buy that thin, shiny phone, with glass back cover which changes the color as you move it in your hand, with bezels so thin that you can barely see it ... then you put it in a case?
Discipline is necessary, not cases. If i can use my note8 for 10 months without dropping it or my older j7 prime for more than a year until i had to upgrade, then anyone can.
This debate is kinda dumb, unless you want your phone to fall and break you'l want a cover.
(Oh and THEY WILL FALL, they always fall)
Even the most durable normal phones get wreked some way or another, by internal component dmg (shock) or external damage (breaks/cracks).
(im excluding the CAT type-like phones for obvious reasons those have a built in super covers)
I dont like cases I've never used them but if I spend $900 on a phone I will definiely use a case as most phones now have glass back (phones with mil std ratings like V30 are excluded) I'll use a case even if its a cheap plastic case that back glass is expensive to repair and front can be protected by cheap glass protector
It depends. I care a lot about my things and i want them to be in perfect condition no matter what. So cases is important. And there are lots of great looking cases out there, not such ugly plastics like these guys talking about.
I haven't used a case on a phone since some time around the Galaxy S2 times. I did buy replacement battery covers in phones that had those, mostly to get something that looked stupid. Especially since the Note phablet sized phones I'm mostly against them because phones are already big as they are. I also think it's stupid that a consumer has to buy accessories to fix deliberate / lazy design flaws by manufacturers. Make them fix protruding, asymmetrically placed cameras instead of us having to work around them. Lastly, if a phone is so fragile it can't last without a case, it's a bad design. Minor wear and tear I don't mind, I don't even care if minor scratches would affect resale value as I'm never aquire devices thinking on how the next owner will enjoy it.
Even if I will buy a metal phone, I'll still buy a normal case to increase the longevity of my smartphone.
I always buy clear phone cases for my phones so I can still enjoy the looks and know it is protected. It has helped me a couple of times and prevented unnecessary repairs.
I prefer to use case & glass protector to protect my hard earned mobile.
I prefer transparaet soft tpu case and a glass protection combo, theres also ribbed or doted ones which increase grip but for max grip I suggest to buy matte material covered case like a soft tpu plus a paint of matte colouring, those are super gripy even with oily fingers :)
today's smartphone are made up of metal back which makes it slippery moreover the repairing cost is hight ..so better to protect it and keep it usable ...rather than using broken phone and bear heavy expenses....better to be conservative...
My phone is thin and the casing is made of metal. It's difficult to get a good grip on it. I've dropped it a few times already. I bought a rubber casing to make it thicker so I could hold it easier. There's such thing as too thin.
It's like comparing bareback human copulation and condom-ed ones.
Without the case it feels more intimate and true to nature.
Anonymous, 05 Aug 2018I didn't use a case on my Note 4 and it was fine. The screen had a protector and i could repla... moreForgot to mention that holding s8 feels like a piece of soap if you don't have a case on.
Without a doubt.
Protects against the most common which are scratches and then against drops. In some gives even a better grip plus a possibility for accessories without leaving stains on the phone.
I didn't use a case on my Note 4 and it was fine. The screen had a protector and i could replace the back if neccesary. Galaxy S8+ on the other hand simply needs it because i don't want the glass to get scratched and it looks gross everytime you pick it up, it's a damned fingerprint magnet.
I agree with Yordan. Phone outside is meant to protect the inside. We should enjoy our phones as they were meant to be, they are more or less expendable, we should not stick to a piece of technology.
And then comes the first scratch, the first broken glass. Maybe months, maybe days, maybe hours after the purchase. And all these logical thoughts go to the recycle bin.
I live a quite active live. My job is mostly on the field, I am a runner and drive a motorcycle. My phone WILL get scratched in a few days. I enjoy my phones naked at home or in an environment that I am more or less sure it's of low risk, to a restaurant maybe. For all other occasions I have three cases to meet any given occasion; One rugged for the active days, one "dress" for a more formal occasion and a bulky everyday wallet case to hold some cash and cards in.
And at the end of the day, I strip my phone off its case and enjoy it every time as new as I listen to music.