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Old Dec 8, 2012, 09:49 PM   #26
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some warning, the iphone 5 is fragile as **** and the aluminum is very soft. I had a case on but the case was, i guess, so strong, it created a little knock near the power button

very small nick but whatever
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Old Dec 8, 2012, 10:06 PM   #27
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Personally, I prefer to not use a case, but I use one because it gives me a better grip on the phone. I'm clumsy and it's just a matter of time before I drop it. I have Apple Care Plus, but still, the case makes it a lot easier to handle the phone. I prefer the Belkin Grip Candy Sheer - excellent case at a good price.

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Old Dec 8, 2012, 10:09 PM   #28
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Why is this a hard decision?

Do scratches bother you? If so, USE A CASE.

If you answered no to the question above, do NOT use a case.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 08:50 AM   #29
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i got a case but i'm gonna take it off as soon as my full body "QooQoon silqShield Invisible" skin arrives

i just cant get used to the additional bulkiness of cases. always end up taking them off after a while. tried so many cases over the years
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 10:09 AM   #30
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No case, if you are careful and if you do not care about some usage-scratches.
YES Case, if you care too much about your mobile phone, use a screen protector, a back protector, a big ass bulky case with all plugs to keep your phone from being used at all.

No case, you benifit from the design and the feeling.
With a case you use the phone, in a different way which it isn't ment to be, altough the resale value might be more after 2 years than without a case but you shouldn't care about that. But if you are sure you will drop your phone regularly I would go for a case.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 11:29 AM   #31
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The problem with not using a case is that the darn phone is so slippery I'm bound to drop it at least once or twice. I'd rather go caseless but it's just not a good idea
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 12:03 PM   #32
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As with every other iPhone I've owned, my 5 was initially in a case until I took it out to clean it and realized how much better it looks and feels without.
I have no problem with light scratches and wear on the bezel. I actually prefer a little character and once I have a little damage from usage I'm a lot less worried about future nicks/scratches/drops. I dropped my 4 more times than I can count and I didn't care a bit as long as it didn't crack.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 12:21 PM   #33
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Sector 5 looks wicked on my 5.
Same here.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 12:27 PM   #34
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Used a simple Belkin case on my black iPhone 5 when I first got it but now I prefer it naked. Its just a beatiful devide, its thin, light and good design on this thing. I looks lovley, sure Im might get scratches but its a just a device you use and replace, its not some ancient artifact im carrying around. Yeah yeah you get better paid when you resell it if its good lookin but still, just look at it. Ifs fricking gorgeous as it is
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 12:45 PM   #35
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Looks like an overwhelming majority voting no case. Shall we throw away our cases and show off our phones?
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 12:50 PM   #36
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I will always use a case because I plan on having it for two years so the added protection is nice.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 12:53 PM   #37
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Looks like an overwhelming majority voting no case. Shall we throw away our cases and show off our phones?
Lol I was thinking the same. I mean mind u. I do have insurance for my phone and I guess people are right that one day it will get scratched and its not like its an Egyptian artefact that needs to be kept in a glass box?
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 01:25 PM   #38
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Black/Gray Otter box for me, it looks cool and protects the phone very well.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:54 AM   #39
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Get insurance and a case. That way your covered.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:28 PM   #40
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I know must be a hundreds threads like this.
Yes there are. And, as with every other thread on the topic, it's a matter of preference. Choose whatever works for you.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 12:36 PM   #41
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I got one of these and I really like it... It is not to bulky, adds some protection and grip...
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 10:19 PM   #42
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 12:16 AM   #43
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Like everyone has been saying, use a thin case to protect against bumps and scratches. Why not use a full body skin like with front and back and side protectors?? Protects the same as using a thin case with still showing off the phone as if it was "naked." Also adds additional grip as some as mentioned the phone is slippery out of the box in which I agree. And a bulky case, well IMO whats the point in having an iPhone 5 if it feels and looks nothing like it. I midas well drive a ferrari with black tape all around it to protect from rock chips, scratches, etc. hey its a ferrari, but no one can see the beauty of it. Just my opinion.
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