iPhone 4s: Case or no case?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CitiXen, Oct 16, 2011.


Case or no case?

  1. No case, films are enough

    30 vote(s)
  2. Get a case (post link to suggestion below)

    57 vote(s)
  1. CitiXen macrumors member


    Feb 9, 2009
    Picking up my white iPhone 4s shortly, and I have ordered a power support crystal film front and back. I am coming from a iPhone 3g with incase slider, and was thinking to go films only on the 4s. If I were to get a case it would have to be extremely low profile, any suggestions/links?. Any opinions on case or no case for the 4s?
  2. blockburner28 macrumors 6502


    Jun 27, 2009
    New Orleans
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Ask yourself this? After my first drop will it be better knowing I had a case or not?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSaywLJdtVQ otterbox defender
  3. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
  4. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    Speck Candyshell at the moment until my Otterbox Commuter arrives. Using an SGP Ultra Crystal screen protector.
  5. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
  6. elaniemay macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2011
    California, USA
    Speck Candyshell while I wait for my Otterbox commuter. Also have a PhoneDevil screen protector on the front.
  7. Freis968 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2007
    Winter Park, Florida
    The iPhone is so slippery and I keep it in my back pocket. I need a case so that it won't go flying out each time I retrieve it out.
  8. iSaxon macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    No case (or screen protectors), don't want the extra bulk.
  9. noTe on iPhone macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2008
    I bought a black scosche bumper for my white iPhone 4S.

    I didn't want to cover the back of the phone but still wanted to protect it if it drops. So far I really like it.
  10. chrislaw macrumors 6502a


    Apr 11, 2009
    central ohio
    Go to the accessories sub-forum and there are quite a few threads regarding the cases people are using with the new 4S. They include pictures, links and mini reviews.
  11. adamvk macrumors 65816


    Oct 29, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    Incipio NGP case. Fantastic. High recommend. I got the translucent Mercury Grey variant, and I love it.
  12. sjn419 macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2010
    my iphone 4 was without case and screen protector for a while and it cracked from a drop and the screen had tiny scratches everywhere. now i have a case and screen cover. better to be safe
  13. Godzilla71 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 16, 2009
    WA state
    When I went to the apple store to get my iPhone 4S it was taking a while to get the info and set up to go through. The device kept hanging for some reason. One of the other employees or manager perhaps came up and apologized for the time it was taking and said I would like to buy you a case. He pointed to the wall of cases and said choose any case you'd like and I'll get you set up. They did not have any otter box cases so I chose a Speck Candy shell one. Very cool experience and it was awesome getting the free case. This was my first experience at an apple store (since it is still fairly new in my area) I am very satisfied with the experience. :) :cool: about 20 min later everything went through and the phone was activated. :D
  14. Yumunum macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2011
  15. mrxak macrumors 68000

    Apr 16, 2004
    Drifting through space in a broken escape pod
    Can you use your iPhone 4S in the shower? I can.

    For all of its dust/water protection and shock resistance, it's actually quite slim. It's really one of the better looking cases out there, I think.

    There's a good write-up from a few people in the Accessories subforum, and I posted my own review there as well. The praise is not universal for the LifeProof cases, and I'll admit there are a couple things they could have done better. It has some glare on it (no different than naked glass, really), the volume buttons are a little stiff (I'm hoping they'll loosen up with use, I've only had it a couple days), and it is more expensive than a lot of other cases out there (I would argue it's worth it for the protection it offers, especially being waterproof) but other than that it's really an outstanding case.
  16. pcmike macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2007
    Lake Worth, FL
  17. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
  18. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Just like I did for 16 months with my iPhone 4, except this time I don't have to worry about holding it carefully all the time to avoid losing signal. Win, win!
  19. Violent_Noir macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2011
    I have exactly what you have (White 4S and I just put on my Power Support Crystal Set yesterday) and I'm loving it. The protectors with an iPod sock has been good enough for me. I bought a case, but didn't love it as much as I thought I would. However, I bought Applecare+ so I'm more concerned about scratches to the front, back and antenna than actual damage. If you don't plan on buying Applecare+ you should most definitely buy a case for it.
  20. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I got a cheapie case made by Philips, for $20 from Target. It is mostly clear but has some square designs on the back, which isn't bad by any means. It does protect the phone from small drops, which is what I am going for.
  21. OMGbrandon macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2010
    Miami, FL
  22. zachimal macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2010
    South Carolina
    Absolutely! I love the iPhone's design, thus I don't want to cover it up with a case. If I were prone to dropping things, perhaps I'd think otherwise, but I've never had any damage from my previous three iPhones and I just prefer them showing all their unencumbered beauty off. Also, I have a ProClip car mount designed for the naked iPhone only (saving me about $60 bucks since the 4S case remains the same as the 4).

    So, prone to drops -> get a case. Not prone to drops -> don't get a case. That's my general rule, but some other circumstances may sway consideration. I keep my phone in a pocket with nothing else and avoid placing it on hard flat surfaces (that may have sand grains on them that would possibly scratch the screen).
  23. americanGTA macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2011

    Ive seen people drop the iphone MANY times........

    i'd suggest a 3rd party one, maybe on ebay....

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