- 11-15-2012, 09:07 AM #1
I've typically gotten a case for all my phones, used them for about a year and then removed them and my phone seems just fine. Based on that, I'm planning on not getting a case for my 8X. Also, I think it would be a shame to ruin the form factor and hide the nice, blue color.
What about others? Case or no case? Why/why not?
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11-15-2012, 09:14 AM #2
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I never bother using cases, I usually find that they're just too bulky. Phones and their screens are pretty durable these days and can put up with the day to day use that I put them through.
I'm also not obsessed with keeping things in absolute perfect condition, but respect that other people are.
- 11-15-2012, 09:49 AM #5
- 11-15-2012, 10:00 AM #6
Just remember, no matter how careful you are sooner or later you are going to drop your phone.
There's numerous posts in the forum about people hopping out of their car, and their phone falling out of their pocket shattering the screen. Dave Blake the Admin here dropped his Titan off a table and the screen shattered.
I always use a case, but that's just me. It's up to you to weigh the benefits vs the potential cost.
- 11-15-2012, 10:51 AM #7
- 11-15-2012, 02:45 PM #8
- 11-16-2012, 04:15 AM #9
I would recommend using a case. I ordered an HTC Double Shot Hard Case (a long name, I know lol) in Blue. That was the only one I found available when I ordered my black 8X. This case is perhaps the most fitted I've ever seen in a phone. It fitsso well that most people will think it's just the phone I'm carrying.
The materials are good and it's very lightweight. They are a blend of hard plastic and rubber that feels great on your hands.
I'm looking to buy one in black to match my phone color and one more in limelight yellow to exchange them from time to time if I get bored or in the mood for a colorful case.
Last edited by ajua; 11-16-2012 at 10:48 PM.
- 11-16-2012, 12:46 PM #10
I'll take a look at the Double Shot hard case. I prefer the gel cases, but I also want to retain the nice feel of the phone. At least the color matches, so that's a good thing. Still not sure I'll get one. Out of four of us in my family I'm the only one who doesn't have insurance and usually doesn't have case. Maybe I'll change my mind.
- 11-16-2012, 12:59 PM #11
I'd recommend getting yourself a slide-out leather case. Both the 920 and 8X are too pretty to enclose them in a hardshell case. I just bought myself a leather case this morning at BB after seeing that 920 post above yesterday. The case I got isn't really what I want but I needed to get something.
- 11-16-2012, 10:50 PM #13
- 11-17-2012, 11:28 AM #14
For those of you that don't want a case, but want a little more protection on the corners of the phone, you might look at sugru (The future needs fixing - the future needs fixing - sugru). I've used it some of my older Android phones and it works surprisingly well (I assume it would also work on the 8X). It's a sticky putty that you can mold to protect the corners then it dries hard and smooth, but with a little bit of flexibility to make it good protection. Kind of hard to describe, but check out their site for pics, etc. Sugru has a ton of other uses too.
11-17-2012, 10:29 PM #17
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- 11-17-2012, 11:45 PM #18