How well does the bumper protect the phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by jfrancis04, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. jfrancis04 macrumors 6502a

    jfrancis04

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    For those of you who have a bumper, I'm just curious if it helps at all with protecting the phone when dropped?

    I actually thought the lip would come out just a little bit further than it actually does. I'm wondering if any part of the screen will hit the ground if dropped with a bumper on.
     
  2. jfrancis04 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jfrancis04

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  3. ericwang macrumors member

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    I agree. I thought it would come out a little bit more on the edges to protect it from drops more but it is easy to grip and I feel a lot better with it on. However, I thought one of the more aesthetic features of the iPhone 4 was its stainless steel border and I'm kind of sad that it is covered. I think that if it is dropped on a flat surface, it should be fine but otherwise, maybe not.
     
  4. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    I think it's great. The raised edge serves two purposes. It makes the iPhone hardware 'feel' thinner and the back/front never touch the surface they're set on. It would probably break if dropped but the phone would survive.

    Great case.
     
  5. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    I dropped my phone already on a wooden floor and it's okay.
     
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    Really depends on what it's hitting. It should protect against a smooth, level floor, but it's not going to help if it falls on a cobblestone walk or street. Similarly, if you put it in a pocket, bag, etc where there are loose objects -- coins, keys, etc. that can come into contact with it the bumper is not going to help. You'd either need a rear protector (screen protector designed for the back) or full case.
     
  7. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    im liking the bumper so far...kind of weird feeling holding in the hand though

    just ordered a front and back screen protector...hoping to get them in a few days

    LOVING the naked look of the phone so I bought the squaretrade warranty

    cant beat less the $5 a month for a phone thats all glass ;)
     

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