View Poll Results: What have you done to protect your 920???

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  • Naked (it's a nokia/youtube phone buff videos/phone too pretty)

    278 65.72%
  • Only Screen Protector (damn you gorilla glass 2!!!!)

    31 7.33%
  • Screen & Back Protector (damn you gorilla glass 2!!!/phone slippery, might damage, extra grip)

    24 5.67%
  • Only Back Protector (I believe in gorilla glass 2!!!/phone slippery, might damage, extra grip)

    22 5.20%
  • Only Case (I believe in gorilla glass 2!!!/drop protection needed)

    35 8.27%
  • Case & Screen Protector (damn you gorilla glass 2!!!/drop protection needed)

    33 7.80%
12-18-2012 11:18 AM
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  1. pjeung's Avatar
    I prefer using a phone without a case and I love how the Red 920 looks, but I had recently dropped my lack Lumia 900 and shattered the screen. I don't want that to happen again. I also don't want to worry when my kids are playing a game on it. I would really like to get a clear case for it. I've found the following options, but I'm not sure what is the best to get.

    Also, it appears as though the S-Line is sold/made by different companies, do you think they are all the same?
    There appears to be different types of TPU cases, one that is more like rubber and one that is harder. What would provide better protection against drops? I'm thinking the rubber style would provide better protection.

    Here is what I found.

    1. GTMax Clear TPU Case Cover for Nokia Lumia 920 (AT&T)
    with * 4-Color Clip Pen *
    - $2.95 (Looks like a harder case)

    2. GTMax 5-Pack TPU Case Cover for Nokia Lumia 920 (AT&T)
    with * 4-Color Clip Pen * (Black / Smoke / Clear / Blue / Red)
    - $11.95 (This one is the same as the first one, just has addition colors and seems like a good price)

    3. Clear TPU Flex Grip Gel Case + ATOM LED Keychain Light for
    Nokia Lumia 920 (AT&T)
    - $3.99 (Looks like the flexible rubbery/gel type. This one has the cutouts for the buttons but the description makes it sound like the softer/rubbery gel type cases. I'm concerned about the bottom part by the charger being lose.)

    4. Cimo S-Line Back Case Flexible TPU Cover for Nokia Lumia
    920 (AT&T) - Clear
    - $5.95 (Looks like the flexible rubbery/gel type. I'm concerned about the bottom part by the charger being lose)

    5. GTMax Clear S-Shape TPU Case Cover + Clear Screen Protector
    for Nokia Lumia 920 (AT&T) with * 4-Color Clip Pen *
    - $3.95 (same as #4?)

    6. iTALKonline ProGel WAVE S-Line Tough Grip TPU Case Cover
    Skin Protector For Nokia Lumia 920 - Clear Transparent
    - $6.63 (same as #4?)

    7. Worldshopping Clear S Line Rubber Skin Soft TPU Gel Case
    Cover For Nokia Lumia 920 + Free Accessory
    - $6.99 (same as #4?)

    I'm guessing that the cases with cutouts for the buttons are more firm and the cases that go over the buttons are the more rubbery type. Which type would protect it better from a fall? I'm thinking of getting 2,3, and 5. #2 Would provide the harder shells with different colors (including clear), #3 would provide the clear (hopefully) rubbery type cover, and #5 would provide a rubbery type cover with the S-Line design. If #3 is the rubbery type design, it is the only all clear one I could find, otherwise the S-Line design is the only other option.
    I ordered #4 and returned it. I don't see the point in a cover that doesn't protude enough to protect the screen, which this cover did not. The other thing is, i think if you have a glossy finish (white, red, yellow) you get these like grease streaks on the back side of the case, and it won't go away. Those two things were deal breakers for me. So if anybody finds a thin clear case that protects the screen and doesn't leave grease/moisture whatever it is marks on the back, please let me know!!
    12-03-2012 08:02 PM
  2. cruzr96's Avatar
    Surprising that no one's bothered to check this out yet. It's a 2 part snap on case, and the rubber feel is similar to the one you find on the 8X. A bit of a smudge magnet, but it feels great to hold and doesn't add too much thickness to the phone. I'll try to upload pics soon, it really is nice. It's a good substitute until I finally buy a commuter or a Ballistic case.

    Black Faceplate Hard Skin Full Cover Phone Case Screen Guard for Nokia Lumia 920 | eBay
    12-03-2012 08:06 PM
  3. WPmunkey's Avatar
    Naked. Only way I'd ever have it. I have had a case or 2 in the past, but I almost always end up taking it off for one reason or another. To me the choice is simple:

    1. either have a beautiful naked device and protect it dearly. It will get scratched and dinged over time anyway. Sure scratches and dings aren't beautiful, but they are marks personalization and experience.

    2. Put an ugly case over your beautiful device so dirt, lint, sand, etc can get in between the phone and case and get it all dirty and potentially scratch it anyway. Not to mention it makes the device even bigger (I don't need an even BIGGER 920!). And now instead of waiting for your phone's beauty to fade over time, you have an ugly case anyway from day one!
    12-03-2012 09:17 PM
  4. KORND4WG93's Avatar
    I'm trying this because I had a wallet case for my iPhone and I got used to only carrying one thing. Actually fits nice. We'll see how it holds up and how it'll work taking calls.

    I also put Armorshield on the front screen - easy install but ditched the one for the back.

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    12-03-2012 10:49 PM
  5. jusatin's Avatar
    Going to run it full naked. And a bit off-topic, who the **** created that vote should be ashamed. You make us all look like 12-year olds :)
    12-04-2012 01:26 AM
  6. pjeung's Avatar
    Going to run it full naked. And a bit off-topic, who the **** created that vote should be ashamed. You make us all look like 12-year olds :)
    it was me.. and we are all 12 year olds when it comes to our 920s lol
    12-04-2012 01:30 AM
  7. gav_sw20's Avatar
    Fellow MR2 owner? :) That's the case I got, in black (on a black 920.) I really like the quality of the case and am thinking of picking up another color just to change it up once in a while. I had like 10 cases when I had my iPhone lol
    :) yep good spot, had a G-Limited like yourself then bought a GT turbo when I was 25. 10years ago now though!

    Yeah I'm pleased with my ROCK case and will be buying a red one to match my yellow one. Good value I think especially with a decent screen protector too. Just a shame they take 2wks to arrive :(
    12-04-2012 12:27 PM
  8. Squatting Hen's Avatar
    Initially I went naked. The more I enjoyed the phone I became concerend about scratching it. I ordered a cheap case from Amazon, with the intention of getting a better one once more came out. The case was not great, so I went naked again. I then started reading all the commenents about the glass/film scratching and I got Armor Shield installed.

    So that is where I am at now. No case, but Armor Shield installed on the screen only. I feel much better now. Honestly, I really can't tell a difference with the shield on. It still looks great!!
    12-04-2012 12:40 PM
  9. jerrynomenon's Avatar
    it was me.. and we are all 12 year olds when it comes to our 920s lol
    +1000000000
    12-04-2012 11:38 PM
  10. poolprousa's Avatar
    12-06-2012 03:02 AM
  11. Mr. Brown's Avatar
    I prefer using a phone without a case and I love how the Red 920 looks, but I had recently dropped my lack Lumia 900 and shattered the screen. I don't want that to happen again. I also don't want to worry when my kids are playing a game on it. I would really like to get a clear case for it. I've found the following options, but I'm not sure what is the best to get.

    Also, it appears as though the S-Line is sold/made by different companies, do you think they are all the same?
    There appears to be different types of TPU cases, one that is more like rubber and one that is harder. What would provide better protection against drops? I'm thinking the rubber style would provide better protection.

    Here is what I found.

    1. GTMax Clear TPU Case Cover for Nokia Lumia 920 (AT&T)
    with * 4-Color Clip Pen *
    - $2.95 (Looks like a harder case)

    2. GTMax 5-Pack TPU Case Cover for Nokia Lumia 920 (AT&T)
    with * 4-Color Clip Pen * (Black / Smoke / Clear / Blue / Red)
    - $11.95 (This one is the same as the first one, just has addition colors and seems like a good price)

    3. Clear TPU Flex Grip Gel Case + ATOM LED Keychain Light for
    Nokia Lumia 920 (AT&T)
    - $3.99 (Looks like the flexible rubbery/gel type. This one has the cutouts for the buttons but the description makes it sound like the softer/rubbery gel type cases. I'm concerned about the bottom part by the charger being lose.)

    4. Cimo S-Line Back Case Flexible TPU Cover for Nokia Lumia
    920 (AT&T) - Clear
    - $5.95 (Looks like the flexible rubbery/gel type. I'm concerned about the bottom part by the charger being lose)

    5. GTMax Clear S-Shape TPU Case Cover + Clear Screen Protector
    for Nokia Lumia 920 (AT&T) with * 4-Color Clip Pen *
    - $3.95 (same as #4?)

    6. iTALKonline ProGel WAVE S-Line Tough Grip TPU Case Cover
    Skin Protector For Nokia Lumia 920 - Clear Transparent
    - $6.63 (same as #4?)

    7. Worldshopping Clear S Line Rubber Skin Soft TPU Gel Case
    Cover For Nokia Lumia 920 + Free Accessory
    - $6.99 (same as #4?)

    I'm guessing that the cases with cutouts for the buttons are more firm and the cases that go over the buttons are the more rubbery type. Which type would protect it better from a fall? I'm thinking of getting 2,3, and 5. #2 Would provide the harder shells with different colors (including clear), #3 would provide the clear (hopefully) rubbery type cover, and #5 would provide a rubbery type cover with the S-Line design. If #3 is the rubbery type design, it is the only all clear one I could find, otherwise the S-Line design is the only other option.
    So I ended up buying options 2,3, and 5. 5 showed up in the mail today and it is a pretty nice case! I only wish it was more transparent. It has all the correct cutouts for the mic, speakers, headphone jack, power, etc. The wireless charger still works. It also has a slight lip on the front to protect the screen if it falls face down. Here are a few pics of the case.
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    Last edited by Mr. Brown; 12-07-2012 at 04:50 PM.
    12-07-2012 03:40 PM
  12. baseballbert's Avatar
    Mine us protected with common sense!
    12-07-2012 04:38 PM
  13. TMavC5's Avatar
    Only use Zagg for the back, bottom and top. Left screen the way it is.
    12-07-2012 04:45 PM
  14. decheng1218's Avatar
    get a cover for protect the camera , it is easy get scratches when you lay down the phone on the table.
    12-07-2012 04:51 PM
  15. david90531's Avatar
    12-11-2012 01:41 AM
  16. Sahkolihaa's Avatar
    Today I now have a purple back/side cover. I did have a purple gel case, but found it didn't look good. The new one I think makes my black Lumia 920 a lot nicer, adds scratch protection and gives me more grip (which is what I wanted the most).

    I'm very careful with my phones.
    12-11-2012 07:06 AM
  17. devize's Avatar
    Naked all the way. This phone is way too beautiful (and big) to be covering it up in cases.
    12-11-2012 07:24 AM
  18. sheedness's Avatar
    Incipio feather case. Its unreal. I got it at the Microsoft store
    12-11-2012 07:54 AM
  19. newfiend's Avatar
    My job involves working around autos.. Its dirty work at times and the darn phone costs so much to replace that I have to have some kind of protection on it. If I had an office job I wouldn't worry so much. I bought two cases for it so far the Otterbox Defender and the Commuter. I prefer the commuter case as it is much thinner. I had to jump over a small ledge at an area the other night and my phone fell out of my pocket and bounced across the floor. I can't imagine how dinged up the corners or glass may have been without the case. It will eventually happen. Things get dropped. I wouldn't have a $400.00 phone without a case on it. But that's just me.
    Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Board Express
    Last edited by newfiend; 12-13-2012 at 10:08 AM.
    12-11-2012 08:17 AM
  20. Rudiepoo1's Avatar
    Nice grab, I'm using the Xtreme Guard screen protector and would highly recommend it.
    12-11-2012 08:27 AM
  21. infdl's Avatar
    Haven't found a case that compliments the beauty of the Lumia 920. Until then, I will be extra carefhsbsjej... Dammit, just dropped it LoL
    12-11-2012 08:41 AM
  22. poolprousa's Avatar
    Nice grab, I'm using the Xtreme Guard screen protector and would highly recommend it.
    Ditto...I got the full-wrap for front and back. No noticeable difference in screen sensitivity, plus protection for the sexy red body (that;s right, I posted previously about my white 920...wife stole it, so I got a red one...it's a beauty) Plus the body wrap makes the phone way less "slippery". I don't see a need for anything more (don't want an ugly case covering this thing up)
    12-12-2012 03:02 PM
  23. philharmonik's Avatar
    I ordered this case here in RED and love it! Doesn't add any weight to it and looks and feels great! I can now lay the phone down with the screen facing up without worrying about scratching the camera lense.

    Mobi Products Hard Shell Case for Nokia Lumia 920 - Windows Phone Hard Cases - The WP Central Store
    12-13-2012 12:12 PM
  24. bigkevbosky's Avatar
    Just picked up the Speck Candy Shell Grip in white/grey from a local AT&T store.

    Speck White/Black CandyShell Grip - Nokia Lumia 920 accessories from AT&T

    Here's a quick review :

    Likes :

    Covers buttons and provides more even "click". It was starting to bug me that the power button was a bit more flush than the volume buttons. This corrects that "problem".

    Covers the sim tray. My tray doesn't fit flush - it "sinks" in a bit. This helps cover that small annoyance. I was getting a bit paranoid that dust and crap was getting into the phone through the sim tray since it isn't flush.

    Feels better to hold than the phone bare. Normally I'm a bare phone guy, but the 920 in glossy white is almost TOO sticky. Left crazy fingerprints. I like that the Speck case has "grip" on the back so it won't pick up many finger prints and doesn't quite stick as hard to your skin as the phone by itself.

    Minimal bulk. I'm surprised that it didn't really change the feel or weight of the 920 much - you do lose the slickness of the curved screen but its nice soft touch rubber you hit with your finger when swiping instead, which is fine. I'd say this case feels comparable to the CaseMate Pop cases, if you've ever seen those.

    Not much lint. Most of these types of cases pick up a ton of lint, but this Speck case doesn't seem to get much. The rubber goes right to the edge of the screen on either side, so no lint can get there - it might only accumulate on the top and bottom of the screen, if anywhere.

    Cutouts are PERFECT. Some cases seem to forget the mic at the top - not this one. The cutout is perfect. And, as far as I can tell, the case doesn't effect call quality either.

    Dislike :

    PRICE PRICE PRICE PRICE PRICE. So, yeah, it's kinda expensive. I never spend more than $20 for a case, if I get one at all, but I never keep a phone longer than 3 months either. I plan on keeping the 920 for at least the 1 year warranty period, so I figured it was worth it to spring for the only case I could find that fit my specific requirements. It's the only case I've seen that looks good with a glossy white phone.

    Bridge along bottom of phone is fragile. This was a problem on the CaseMate POP for the Samsung Focus as well, only at the top. Right above the USB port on the 920, there's a TOO thin piece of plastic covered by the rubber frame - that plastic WILL snap. Not if, but when. Its too thin and fragile. Now, Speck offers a one year warranty, and I bet my left nut they'd replace the case within that one year if the plastic broke (and you were outside the return period from a retail store). Still, it needs to be thicker. I don't understand why Speck didn't "surround" the speakers and micro USB with plastic rather than do one large cutout at the bottom. It would've made the bottom stronger. Oh well.

    Overall its a great case, but too expensive for the average phone buyer. If you can find it for $25 or less, its probably the best case you can get for the 920 right now that offers some protection but adds minimal bulk.
    Rudiepoo1 likes this.
    12-13-2012 12:31 PM
  25. azasadny's Avatar
    I don't have any protection on my L920 at all because I like to tease the Apple minions I know who have all kinds of plastic boxes on their iPhones to protect them. What's the point of buying a smooth, sexy, well-designed phone and then completely covering it in an ugly plastic contraption. Reminds me of the people who cover their expensive furniture with plastic covers. Crazy...
    12-13-2012 03:16 PM
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