- 11-19-2012, 08:39 AM #7
I would definitely consider one if it was thin enough. I am not sure what the difference is but my 900 felt like it had more grip. The 920 is slippery and I know its just a matter of time before I drop it. Maybe its the rounded glass or something but its definitely more slippery than the 900
11-19-2012, 09:26 AM #10
- 46 Posts
I was not going to get a case but decided to try a Zagg shield. I have always wanted to try their products. Overall it is just ok. The front protector went on fine but was scratched by the applicator :/ The back protector is great. It has a mat finish and adds a good bit a grip. I accidentally touched the back protector with a cloth I was using to clean the phone so it has a bit of fuzz under it (being a white phone does not help that).
Would I buy one of their shields again? Prob not. $30 is just too much of what you get.
I think am going to order a few of these for mine and my wife's 920's. They look promising..
Amazon.com: Worldshopping® Black Matte Quicksand Skin Slim Fit Hard Back Case Cover For Nokia Lumia 920 + Free Accessories, Gifts from Worldshopping®: Cell Phones & Accessories
- 11-19-2012, 09:41 AM #11
Got to be honest, slight disappointed in the protection of the 920.
Every gets a hard on for Gorilla Glass, but after stupidly dropping my phone from about an inch onto some gravel, and i have a couple of small scratches on the screen.
Even worse, i'm really an#l about looking after my phones, never goes in a pocket with keys or change, yet i already have a couple of tiny scratches on the back.
I've only had the phone about a week, it looks lovely, but at this rate it'll look like a 2 year old phone by the end of the month.
Brought a shocksock as quick solution, but will defintely be watching what cases come out.
11-19-2012, 09:42 AM #12
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I second the Fosman TPU case. I picked on up from Ebay, but I see Amazon is a little cheaper.It does add a little more bulk, but I know the TPU case I used on my Samsung Focus protected it form lots of drops. I debated getting a cover, but since I like keeping my phones looking like they are brand new, I decided to give one a try. It also gives a much better grip, and you can remove it very easily when you do not want to use it. The quality is top notch, and I am very impressed on the precision of the fit. I am going to pick up a lightweight cloth pouch as well for my pocket to protect the screen. I know it is overkill. And again, I can easily remove the cover when I wanto use it as a bare phone. I also like idea of being able to change the color, so I may pick up another color or two for some variety. If you do not want a cover like this, at least a lightweight cloth pouch will keep it clean and protected in your pocket.
- 11-19-2012, 09:48 AM #13
I currently have the black Speck (plastic shell, silicon lining) case which I purchased at the AT&T store when I got my Lumia, which brought the weight up to 219 grams (7.725 ounces). I bought it because I knew I would be dropping this phone eventually, and because of it's weight, a thin, light, gel case will most likely not prevent dents. I've gotten used to the weight pretty quickly. When I first bought it, yeah, it felt heavy, but now, it feels "substantial".
Judging from the amount of microscratches on the case, I think it was a good purchase. The screen is naked, though, and still immaculate. Gorilla glass does the trick.
- 11-19-2012, 09:49 AM #14
Ugly Black Otter Box Defender for around the house and when I'm not styling. I love it. I've seen too many iPhones dropped in bars to question the Otter's construction and replacement policies. I tried the Speck Grip at the ATT store. Liked it but I wanted the screen protector. Might buy the Spec later
- 11-19-2012, 09:55 AM #15
I purchased the black Skullcandy Speck candyshell case from my AT&T store, and it manages to provide both silicon protection and a hardshell (like the Incipio case I loved for my HTC Trophy) without adding much at all to the phone. Also, inductive charging still works with the case on (verified with both the $299.99 Nokia/JBL speaker and the charging plate). Based on my measurements, it adds 3.7mm to the length, 4.2mm to the width, and 2.3mm to the depth (at its widest point). ~2mm per side isn't too shabby given the level of protection.
11-19-2012, 09:59 AM #16
- 27 Posts
I normally do get a case for my phones, but for the Lumia I decided not to - and just get the Zagg skins for the front and back. I was hesitant about this, since I really like the phone and don't want issues, but then I saw the video posted above... I don't feel so bad about it now! Between the case of the phone being very durable, and the Zagg shields protecting them from scratches, I feel pretty covered.
It just seems like a shame to put this phone in a case if you don't have to...
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