Best Case for the iPhone 4

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  1. Phoneinfo macrumors newbie

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    What is the best case ton use for the iPhone 4? Is the bumper good?
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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  4. reaborg macrumors member

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    Wrapsol ultra front and back, plus Apple bumper.

    If you are afraid of scuffing up the metal band with the bumper (which it will), apply transparent but thin tape on the band as well (3M tapes are good once you cut em to fit the band). Since its all covered with the bumper anyway, you won't see the tape.

    Alternatively, you can also apply the Wrapsol on the band, but the bumper then will fit tight and will stretch out a bit to accommodate it. You don't necessarily need the bumper with the Wrapsol, but its extra level of protection if you drop it. And provides a nice slip-free grip. Has saved my phone from drop damage few times (though the bumper got nicked a bit).
     
  5. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    It depends on what you're looking for.

    Ultra Light, Almost-Unnoticable Scratch Protection:
    Power Support. Google.

    Light Drop Protection:
    Bumper Case. Apple.

    Medium Drop Protection:
    Any of the 9001 billion iPhone cases that cover the back in addition to the metal frame.

    Extra-Heavy Duty, I-Can-Use-This-As-A-Baseball-Protection:
    Otterbox. Google it.

    Back when I still used cases, I used Power Support film along with the bumper case. The bumper prevented the film from peeling (I screwed up while applying it) and disguised the edges pretty well.
     
  6. twitt3r macrumors 6502

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    How many? :rolleyes:
     
  7. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    It's "over 9000" is all you need to know.
     
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    Lucky labs strips for the antenna band.

    SGP Carbon shield fir the rear.

    Case Mate Jett bumper.

    Front screen is naked.

    Ok my set up won't get me thro a nuclear winter like some cases out there but I like to keep mine as sleek as possible.
     
  10. wezman2k macrumors newbie

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    i had the incase slider for a while and i really liked it, however, i noticed that it was causing glare from the flash at night so i switched to the incipio ngp. it's not as hard as the slider but i'm pretty careful with my phone and i think it offers enough protection for my needs.

    it looks great and they can typically be found on ebay in the 10 dollar range.
     
  11. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Im using the Case Mate Jett metal bumper at the moment.
    I have lucky labs antenna strips and a SGP skin carbon black shield on the back. I prefer to keep mine as naked as possible but stop scratches.

    Some prefer cases that would protect their phone thro a nuclear winter but that's the beauty of choice !
     
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  14. EddyP macrumors 6502

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    I second that. It's the only case I think is good looking enough to put on an iPhone.
     
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  16. DeftwillP macrumors 6502

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    This many: 9,001,000,000,000:apple:
     
  17. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    No case is the best case.

    Why would you want to cover up the beauty?
     
  18. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I'm not a big fan of cases. However, I do have the Incase Snap case on my iPhone, and I absolutely love it. It provides minimal protection, but that is pretty much all that I really need.

    The best case for the iPhone 4 depends on the kind of protection you want your phone to have.
     
  19. vinho1976 macrumors newbie

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    iphone thin snap on cover

    Found a great snap on cover by incase which has open bottom and top. But its a little too pricy...anyone know of a similar one that costs less?

    -vinho
     
  20. 03jcrhr macrumors member

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    Can someone recommend me a nice soft case - something similar to the incase slider but maybe a bit more colourful (nothing too girly)
     
  21. RevToTheRedline macrumors 6502a

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    I alternate between no case and a simple Casemate Egg (very grippy and has saved the phone drop onto concrete)
     
  22. greygray macrumors 68000

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    The bumper does little to protect your phone from damage if it drops. I would recommend Switcheasy cases if you're on a budget. Alternatively, on the cool spectrum, I would recommend the 'whatever it takes' cases. Those are rather cool and fashionable IMO.
     

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