1. jdballard's Avatar
    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?
    11-15-2012 09:07 AM
  2. Pete's Avatar
    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 09:14 AM
  3. jlangner's Avatar
    I was debating as well on a case.

    On a similar topic, what is a good case holder (belt)?
    11-15-2012 09:24 AM
  4. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    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?

    the 8X needs a case. The 920 has one built in, and is stronger and lighter than the iPhone 5 with an otterbox defender.
    11-15-2012 09:41 AM
  5. jdballard's Avatar
    the 8X needs a case. The 920 has one built in, and is stronger and lighter than the iPhone 5 with an otterbox defender.
    What do you mean by the 920 has one built in? Not quite following that. Are you just saying it is so durable it doesn't really need one? Is the polycarbonate that Nokia used that much stronger than HTC's?
    11-15-2012 09:49 AM
  6. palandri's Avatar
    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 10:00 AM
  7. palandri's Avatar
    This guy says he dropped his 920 from 2ft getting out of car and shattered the screen:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/lumia-920/203078.htm
    11-15-2012 10:51 AM
  8. Smg-Uk's Avatar
    the 8X needs a case. The 920 has one built in, and is stronger and lighter than the iPhone 5 with an otterbox defender.
    Don't fall for all that "Nokia's are indestructible BS" because they are not... I dropped a my Lumia 800 once and the speaker developed a hissing noise yet I dropped my Trophy countless times and it kept on working flawlessly.
    11-15-2012 02:45 PM
  9. ajua's Avatar
    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 04:15 AM
  10. jdballard's Avatar
    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 12:46 PM
  11. gsquared's Avatar
    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 12:59 PM
  12. just12's Avatar
    11-16-2012 08:48 PM
  13. ajua's Avatar
    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.
    The feel of the Double Shot case is great. It is somewhat similar to the back of the 8X. See if you can try one on your hands before purchasing, but you won't be disappointed by its quality and fit.
    11-16-2012 10:50 PM
  14. netsatwork's Avatar
    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 11:28 AM
  15. ajua's Avatar
    Those cases seem like a very poor fit, at least on the pics there they look ugly when on the phone. I would suggest sticking with original cases if you can't try one on physically.
    11-17-2012 08:59 PM
  16. gmfeld's Avatar
    I'm thinking of going naked with my 8X. The look and feel is the reason I went with the 8X.
    11-17-2012 09:31 PM
  17. jaethos's Avatar
    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.
    Where did you get your case? I have yet to see them on any of the sites I've looked at. If they have a red one that matches the red 8X I might just go that way, rather than replacing my black phone with a red. I like the look of the black much more than I thought I would. The Verizon one is just so black, no silver anywhere and even the logos on the back are pretty subdued.
    11-17-2012 10:29 PM
  18. ajua's Avatar
    Where did you get your case? I have yet to see them on any of the sites I've looked at. If they have a red one that matches the red 8X I might just go that way, rather than replacing my black phone with a red. I like the look of the black much more than I thought I would. The Verizon one is just so black, no silver anywhere and even the logos on the back are pretty subdued.
    I ordered it from Clove.co.uk along with my Black 8X. They were the only ones that were selling those Double Shot cases, but only in Blue. I wish I knew where to get one in black to match my phone and a limelight yellow because that color tone got me drooling when I first saw it :D
    11-17-2012 11:45 PM
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