People with bumpers...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AceGuy78, May 2, 2012.

  1. AceGuy78 macrumors member

    AceGuy78

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    How well does the bumper protect your phone when you drop it? I'm thinking about moving away from the bulky case look and going for a more simplified and slim look. So some feedback on bumpers would be greatly appreciated

    Im planning on getting a bumper and applying a backside screen protector to prevent the back from being scratched
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

    ECUpirate44

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    What bumper were you looking at? I have one of the aluminum style ones and I think it would protect it well if dropped.
     
  3. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I have the regular bumper that I've been using for about 6 months now and have had no damage to my phone from drops.

    It does however scratch the bezel a bit (light scratches though) and can leave marks on it.
     
  4. AceGuy78 thread starter macrumors member

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  6. miss.manson macrumors 6502a

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    I've been thinking about doing this also but after having a look at these videos, I changed my mind:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRE78FaWO6M&feature=relmfu
     
  7. AceGuy78 thread starter macrumors member

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    If I'm ever 22feet from the ground I'm positive my iPhone won't be falling lol.. but it seemed to hold up pretty well from the lower heights... i normally don't drop my phone so that video only convinced me
     
  8. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    I've had a bumper exclusively on my phone (both aluminum and the Apple bumper) since the day the iPhone 4 was released. I've dropped it a few times and it's protected it very well - not a scratch on either my 4 or 4S. And I haven't had a screen protector either.

    Of course, it all depends on how far the drop is and what it is being dropped on.
     
  9. RolandNights macrumors 6502a

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    I have an aluminum bumper and I dropped my iPhone recently. :eek: I dropped it about seven feet onto concrete. The bumper took a little dent a few scratches, but it the phone is still in perfect condition.
     
  10. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Im using element case vapor comp, its aluminum bumper. But it is pricey. Never dropped my phone;)
     
  11. SCARY GAY DAD macrumors 6502

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    The bumper protects the phone from drops because the bumper is all the ground can ever touch? The only exception is if the ground is really bumpy where a projection could touch the phone even if lying flat.

    I've dropped my phone twice and the bumper saved my phone both times.
     

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