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  1. akks's Avatar
    The sexy look of my 830 is really tempting me to remove the transparent silicon case which I got with great difficulty. But obviously I'm afraid I'll get scratches if I remove the case. Does anyone use their 830 without case and screen guard. Is it solid enough to withstand the daily traumas? I've been using mine for one month now with the case and a screen guard..
    11-17-2014 05:26 AM
  2. autodidact's Avatar
    I've always gone (around) naked โ€” with my phones. It's a everyday item and some wear and tear should be accepted.

    I'f we intend to keep it mint for resale, it's a tough job to sell "out-dated" technology even if it's in mint conditions. โ€” So why bother beyond applying a careful mindset to avoid marks and damages beyond normal wear?!
    11-17-2014 05:52 AM
  3. Timbre70's Avatar
    Showcase your 830.๐Ÿ˜Š Maybe what's needed is the screen protector.
    11-17-2014 06:03 AM
  4. raqball's Avatar
    11-17-2014 06:11 AM
  5. gmfeld's Avatar
    I prefer to go naked, but coming off the HTC 8X which was particularly stylized to be held in the hand (size wise, curved and soft back), I felt like the 830 was a slippery brick. I don't care about nicks, but I knew it was just a matter of time until it slipped out of my hand and dropped. After about a week I put it in the clear Incipio case sold by ATT. Which is fine, but I'd still prefer nothing. No screen protector for me, hate those things.
    11-17-2014 08:10 AM
  6. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    I don't use any case of any kind with my 830. Nor do I use screen protectors. I do like the form factor of the 830.
    David Van Ryn likes this.
    11-17-2014 11:54 AM
  7. pankaj981's Avatar
    I'll probably buy a screen protector but go without a case
    Timbre70 likes this.
    11-17-2014 12:06 PM
  8. Basiluzzo's Avatar
    I just bought an 830 about 10 days ago. At first I went bare naked but did detect a slight scratch on the screen so got a screen protector. I've never liked phone cases, always felt them to be necessary on my fragile iPhones but have decided to try not using one with the 830. I like the thin feel in my hand. Also I bought the 2-year extended warranty when I bought the phone at the Microsoft Store (the salesperson gave it to me for 50% off so I paid $50 for the warranty) - this covers breakage and I figure in 2 years I'll be just about ready for a new phone anyway.
    Timbre70 likes this.
    11-17-2014 12:29 PM
  9. spiff_p239's Avatar
    I've almost always gone without a case on my phone. In a lot of cases, it makes it difficult to accurately press buttons on the edge of the screen.
    11-17-2014 11:02 PM
  10. akks's Avatar
    I've decided to use my cover for the first 6 months... Can't even think of a scratch in this awesome device.. I've been using my Lumia 820 without a cover for the past two years.. It's looking perfect even now, except for a very few negligible scratches.. But I can't afford even those damage in my sexy 830 ๐Ÿ˜‰
    David Van Ryn likes this.
    11-22-2014 01:12 AM
  11. zack251's Avatar
    I am an exhibitionist, I mean with my phone. So I go naked and show off that bold orange colour!
    11-22-2014 01:34 AM
  12. emark858's Avatar
    I like to use slip cases because my phones are in my pocket most of the time anyway, heave Bluetooth user. For my 830, I got the Golly Air Wallet from the Microsoft store. It protects the phone and has space for money and a couple of cards.
    Bobcat665 likes this.
    11-22-2014 10:11 AM
  13. afcor's Avatar
    I'd love to go naked with mine, but this is one slippery phone! I've currently got a clear plastic case, just to help me not drop it.
    11-22-2014 10:33 AM
  14. bokchoy1's Avatar
    My new Lumia 830 has spent a week in an otherwise empty pocket that has done absolutely no harm to any of my other Gorilla Glass-covered devices.

    Except this one :'(

    There are now micro scratches along the edges of the screen and particularly in the corners. They're easy to ignore with the screen on but very noticeable with Glance, black backgrounds and when the screen is off.

    If my pocket lining can do this, I'd hate to see what keys can do. Do I have a defective screen coating? Either way, the scratches are here to stay.
    Last edited by bokchoy1; 11-22-2014 at 07:03 PM.
    11-22-2014 10:42 AM
  15. Medwynd's Avatar
    I always put large otterbox cases on my phones with screen protectors. I don't care how a phone looks or weighs at all. Function over form.
    11-22-2014 06:32 PM
  16. Noahma's Avatar
    I went two years with my 920 with no case. other than the usual light scratches it fared very well. My 830 will be the same. I feel these phones are safer without a case than say my previous iPhone where you felt like you needed to put it in an inch thick rubber case and even then you would feel like it would still break after dropping it.
    11-22-2014 11:00 PM
  17. anon8957882's Avatar
    Same here. No case for my Lumia 920. Almost two years now. Though I definitely use screen guard.

    Have a few scratches on the body and none on screen. I have dropped the phone twice, both time from above a metre.
    11-22-2014 11:32 PM
  18. freestaterocker's Avatar
    Mine is naked. And already scratched on the back of the corner closest the the USB port. And I haven't dropped it since I bought it yesterday. I plan to case it for work, but no case for social stuff.
    Last edited by freestaterocker; 11-26-2014 at 07:31 PM.
    11-22-2014 11:44 PM
  19. timster01's Avatar
    I go around naked .. I also use a case on my phone. Well, my iPhone 4 has a case, actually it's more of a rubber skin. my Lumia 830 is bare, I haven't had time to go out looking for a case yet. With the green backing, quite a few people asked me about the phone last night
    11-23-2014 08:49 AM
  20. freedomEd's Avatar
    What's my age again?
    freestaterocker likes this.
    11-23-2014 01:03 PM
  21. Ejay Lozano's Avatar
    Been casing my phones since my old my nokia 5800, back in 2008. I usually try to go for the OEM cases found in the lumia 800,900, & 920, but when the 830 came out, all they had was OEM flip cases, so I ended up picking up the NGP Incipio cases. I also picked up a clear evecase slim. I looks good with my white OEM cover
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    metalchick719 likes this.
    11-24-2014 12:55 AM
  22. hasasimo's Avatar
    100% naked... if I was going to cover this beauty I would have settled for something cheaper and uglier.
    sumton and akks like this.
    11-24-2014 01:04 AM
  23. jehugo's Avatar
    I used to be a case/screen protector junkie.. starting with iphones. Somewhere in my 920 ownership I just decided to go commando.

    Didn't hesitate to run naked on 830.
    Timbre70 and Bobcat665 like this.
    11-26-2014 01:39 PM
  24. timster01's Avatar
    I picked up an Incipio case this afternoon from the Microsoft Store at Eaton Center in Toronto. $27 after tax
    12-12-2014 06:18 PM
  25. JasonSCarter's Avatar
    I got one of the Incipio cases, nicely shows off the green back plate, and gives protection around the edge:

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    nordmariner likes this.
    12-12-2014 10:37 PM
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