Case vs No case

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by amar_x, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. amar_x macrumors newbie

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    Do you use case on your iPhone or not?

    I feel not comfortable to put a metal phone in a 5$ condom.
     
  2. Ralfi macrumors 68020

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    Spend a bit more than $5.

    Apple Silicone case is a great minimalist option imo.
     
  3. amar_x thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The problem is not in case. Problem is the feeling, plastic vs metal thin finish of the iPhone
     
  4. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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    I don't use a case simply because a phone is a tool and not a baby.
    What's the point of buying an expensive premium feeling phone to throw a cheap plastic case on it? :rolleyes:
     
  5. bubulol macrumors 6502a

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    All comes down to your own preference
    There is no better one either
    I got used to let my SE naked but i dropped it several times, i got scratches and marking but SE was finally rock solid
    I wont expect same for my iPhone X which is made in glass material
    For less than 500 bucks iPhone, i would use it naked
    For over 1k, i d rather have it within a case
    There are plenty of minimalist cases that don't hide the beauty of iPhone
    In fact there are some good looking cases
     
  6. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    To protect it of course

    And/or customize it
     
  7. Strider64 macrumors 6502a

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    I use to go naked with my old iPhone, but when I switched over to Google Pixel 2 then I decided to put a Otter case on it. My dad who's 91 put a hard case on his (I can't remember the name) iPhone. I like the fact that these cases are rugged and I have accidentally dropped it a couple of times and the phone kept on ticking. Had I gone naked with the phone I would probably had some damage to it. Granted the phone won't survive going through a meat grinder (like getting run over by a car), but no phone would. Yes it obstructs the visual aspect of the phone, but I didn't buy the phone for its looks.
     
  8. democracyrules macrumors 6502a

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    I am using Thanotech bumper which is protecting my gorgeous silver iPhone 10 if dropped while the phone is still being exposed naked, bareback (I can touch the gentleness and the sexyness of back-phone every time). The bareback silver is so radiant radiating the beauty eye catching and attention getter of the silver color whenever I put it on my shirt pocket.
     
  9. Ralfi macrumors 68020

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    Not all cases are plastic.

    You'll notice this when delving deeper into the case market.
     
  10. Winryito macrumors regular

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  11. axantas macrumors regular

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    I don't like cases at all, for the same reason as you amar. Getting the X I gave it a shot. The Apple leather cases are expensive, but are incredibly nice with the X. It definitely does not look or feel like a cheap plastic around an expensive phone. I'ts kind of a phone made of leather. Try it in an Apple Store...

    But generally: The phone is a tool, that gets some wear and tear in time AND it looks and feels super nice without a case.
    Sometimes I take it off and sometimes I use it with case.
     
  12. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    The X without a case is an accident waiting to happen. Sure, it looks great, but one tiny drop and you’ll be shelling out a lot of extra cash. The back glass alone will set you back $550.

    At that point you’ll likely revisit the idea of using a case. These are not durable devices in that sense.

    The Apple silicone and leather cases are a fine choice.
     
  13. Volusia macrumors 6502

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    Yes, for my 8+ I got two things immediately: #1 Invisishield #2 Ottobox clear case. The case allows the color to show while providing protection.
     
  14. puma1552 macrumors 603

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    I used to never use cases, but had always used PowerSupport Crystal Films on the screen. When the 6 came out, I had to go with a tempered glass edge to edge protector, which is what I've used since and has been great and just as good as the film in that you can't tell it's there at all if installed properly and if using a quality protector.

    I then got tired of having to always set the phone on a napkin or whatever (would never set on a hard surface because of scratches) so I started to use PowerSupport clear Air Jackets for scratch protection since I like the look of the phone and like to be able to see it. But then when the 8 came out with the glass back, there was all sorts of issues with watermarking/blotchiness etc. with the glass back inside a clear case. Some cases worked around this with little dot matrixes or something to create air between the case and phone, but I hated that.

    Tried a Tozo (Peel) ultra thin frosted case and haven't looked back. Didn't think I'd like the frost after all the clear cases, but it's actually really, really nice. Won't do anything in a drop, but feels great and protects it from scratches so I can at least set the phone down anywhere.
     
  15. mysterydate macrumors 6502

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    No one should ever put a case on their iPhone.
     
  16. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    Surely you jest....
     
  17. Medusa3 macrumors 6502

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    Why does this sound a little um, adult contented? LOL
     
  18. PhoneMe1 Suspended

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    For drop protection no.
     
  19. Precursor macrumors 6502a

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    Been using Apple Leather Case since I got the X last year and dropped my phone many times than I can count. Even 2 days ago I dropped the phone face down on stone tiles with a loud SLAP from 5 ft height. I was sure the screen was in million pieces then I picked up and saw not a single scratch. So yes, Apple cases are excellent for drop protection. Silicon cases even more than leather ones.
     
  20. thisismyusername macrumors 6502

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    Of course I use a case (and not a $5 condom). Smartphones are very fragile. One drop is all it takes to crack the front/back of an iPhone 8/X, and even the most careful people drop their phones once in a while. Most people I know who insist on going naked are using phones with cracked screens or backs (or were at one point in the past).

    I used Otterbox cases for years but I now prefer Urban Armor Gear. I feel like you get more protection with less bulk. Plus, I find it much easier to use the volume/power buttons with a UAG case on than with an Otterbox. I use a UAG Monarch with my iPhone 8 along with a tempered glass screen protector.
     
  21. Ralfi macrumors 68020

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    After ~11 years of full coverage via minimalist cases, for the first time, I've gone a bit of both - a case that's more like a skin, with coverage on the back/top/bottom, but next to nothing on the sides......Gone from minimalist to ultra minimalist.

    LOVE the near-naked feel of the iPhone X as I can reach further across the screen with one hand + the more secure grip, & being able to easily take the thing in/out of the pocket. Very practical solution.
     
  22. Raist3001 macrumors 65816

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    What happens when you decide to sell your scuffed up, dented iPhone :)
    Or, seriously speaking, if you are on the apple upgrade program, will they accept a phone that is scuffed, scratched and dinged up?
     
  23. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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    Well what happens is that my phones don't get dents and scuffs.
     
  24. levels macrumors member

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    Apple will certainly take a scuffed/dented phone. Really they are only concerned with you returning a cracked phone or any significant damage. Surface stuff they couldn’t care less about, and actually I know people who have sent back a phone with small cracks and they never said anything through the upgrade program. Using the upgrade program certainly makes it very convienent to use no case/naked
     
  25. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    In my opinion, the X feels better in Apple's leather case than it does naked. There's more grip and I don't have to worry about constantly wiping smudges away. The damage protection in the event I drop it is a nice secondary benefit.

    The last few years (since I shattered my iPhone 6) I'm VERY conscious of where my phone is but accidents still happen. I've dropped my X once and the scuffs on the corners of my leather case add some nice character.
     

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