05-30-2014 02:07 AM
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  1. Qais Abu-Hasan's Avatar
    Hey all,
    I'm planning to get a lumia 930 and I like the green color of it like hell,, and it is tremendously amazing in it's design, BUT I'm afraid that the metallic trim (of aluminum I think) would be ruined fast if the phone was dropped, I don't usually let my mobile fall but if that happened i wouldn't like to have a Scratch or a hole or something,, so from your experience with your Icons (specially the white one). Does anything happen to it so I must get a case for the 930 or nothing would happen???
    Thanks a lott

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    05-24-2014 10:08 AM
  2. vepac's Avatar
    I've been more confident in using screen protectors and cases ever since the 928 I had slipped out of my hand and shattered the screen.

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    05-24-2014 11:05 AM
  3. cbreze's Avatar
    One drop that hits just right can trash a phone. I usually dislike cases, but found the icon to be quite slippery actually so I opted for a shell type case. This keeps it minimal and more importantly its not slippery. I don't use insurance, but maybe that would be a good idea if your going without a case.
    05-24-2014 11:12 AM
  4. Robinsonmac's Avatar
    No question, get a case. I got a transparent Yesoo case from amazon. Fits like the Incipio feather. Costs $6 & is a great deal.
    05-24-2014 11:26 PM
  5. Qais Abu-Hasan's Avatar
    One drop that hits just right can trash a phone. I usually dislike cases, but found the icon to be quite slippery actually so I opted for a shell type case. This keeps it minimal and more importantly its not slippery. I don't use insurance, but maybe that would be a good idea if your going without a case.
    Have you ever dropped it?? If so what happened to it??

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    05-25-2014 01:15 AM
  6. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    I've had my 920 since launch. I never use a case or screen protector. I also often keep my phone in the same pocket with my keys. I've also dropped my phone many times. The phone has a few dings on the case and a few very faint scratches on it. But they are so faint that you can only see them in certain lighting. While using the phone the scratches are nonexistent.
    05-25-2014 01:21 AM
  7. cbreze's Avatar
    Have you ever dropped it?? If so what happened to it??

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    Never dropped, was afraid I might without a case tho. Backside is slippery to me.
    05-25-2014 01:33 AM
  8. Qais Abu-Hasan's Avatar
    Never dropped, was afraid I might without a case tho. Backside is slippery to me.
    Aha , I'll see what will happen with me when I get it

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    05-25-2014 05:24 AM
  9. Qais Abu-Hasan's Avatar
    I've had my 920 since launch. I never use a case or screen protector. I also often keep my phone in the same pocket with my keys. I've also dropped my phone many times. The phone has a few dings on the case and a few very faint scratches on it. But they are so faint that you can only see them in certain lighting. While using the phone the scratches are nonexistent.
    A lot say that lumia 920 is amazing but I want to know if the Lumia 930 is the same since it has a metal trim around it and it might be easily ruined

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    05-25-2014 05:25 AM
  10. Robinsonmac's Avatar
    It will be, from even the smallest bumps. Aluminum is a very soft metal & if you bump it, bang I or drop it I will leave a mark. The back of my Icon has a matte finish but is still slippery. I'm on my 2nd phone due to it slipping and falling 4' onto concrete. The glass shattered and metal had a significant damage. My replacement phone slipped out of my hands at the Verizon store onto the counter from 2" and dented the corner....
    05-25-2014 08:21 AM
  11. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Don't use cases, never did, I think they pull away from the design of the phone and with the icon, you have a nice sleek look if it and would be wrecked by a case.

    Yep, I have dropped a few phones in the past and cracked a screen or 2...but the $6 a month for insurance is worth every dime( I've had to use it 2-3 times in the last 10 or so years)
    05-25-2014 11:41 AM
  12. mjrtoo's Avatar
    Depends on your job really. If I didn't have a real protective case on mine I'd probably have to replace it every month.
    05-25-2014 11:44 AM
  13. Mmazeo's Avatar
    Such a shame to kill the beautiful look and feel of a phone like this with a case.

    But definitely understand it.
    05-25-2014 01:39 PM
  14. Tepid's Avatar
    05-25-2014 02:39 PM
  15. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Like I said above, sure it might be a great case but it totally wrecks the loom of the phone..
    05-25-2014 08:56 PM
  16. MDK22's Avatar
    That is for you to answer.

    I thought the same as previous posters, it would take away from the sleek lines of the device. Had a Lumia 920 (wife's phone now), phone was somewhat slippery. Dropped it a few times, w NO damage. Last time I dropped it, it fell face down on my garage floor, shattered the digitizer. Found a repair shop who ' ... specialized in Lumia 920s ... '. Long story short, after 1 month + of back & forth, they wound up buying me a NEW phone, after FUBARing the repair. Got a case, which was a little higher (front) than the screen. Don't know how many times my wife has dropped it, but it's GOOD (still).

    I have a Lumia 1520, I would not pull the trigger on it, until I found a suitable case. Have had it for almost 4 months until the unthinkable happened - dropped it on same garage floor. Paused, drew a deep breath, picked up the phone. NO damage to phone, scratch on case.

    I'd get a case, even if you don't always use it, the device is slippery.
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    05-26-2014 07:06 AM
  17. Jazmac's Avatar
    Yes, you need a case.
    05-26-2014 07:54 AM
  18. metalchick719's Avatar
    I'd use a feather case at the very least. Check out Incipio because they have really good ones.
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    05-26-2014 09:06 AM
  19. MDK22's Avatar
    Yes, you need a case.
    If only to add grip to the phone - lots of cases available, make it a fashion statement. I have a black case on my Red Lumia 1520, looks great.
    05-26-2014 09:59 AM
  20. SettleAsRobin's Avatar
    It will be, from even the smallest bumps. Aluminum is a very soft metal & if you bump it, bang I or drop it I will leave a mark. The back of my Icon has a matte finish but is still slippery. I'm on my 2nd phone due to it slipping and falling 4' onto concrete. The glass shattered and metal had a significant damage. My replacement phone slipped out of my hands at the Verizon store onto the counter from 2" and dented the corner....
    Same here. Dropped my Icon because it slipped and fell right through my hands and got to damaged and got it replaced. Went to PAX East with my new phone and had it slip onto the concrete when getting out of my car twice. First time i grabbed the wire plugged into it to my car and the side swiped the ground. Metal got dinged and small scratchy bumps. 2nd time it landed face first on the ground. Surprisingly there was no major damage to the glass. Just the metal bezel got scraped and two very small dots on my screen. 3rd time it slipped out of my lap when i was sitting Indian style on the ground. Still made a mark on the side when it slipped 4 inches off my leg.

    Point is the Lumia Icon is slippery and the metal sides are fragile. Also the back of the phone can randomly lose grip from your hand. Not a fan of the back material. Maybe the 930 has a different material used for the back.

    Bought a case and never looked back. Sad because i love the way the Icon feels without a case. I just cant stand damaging my phone any worse than it is right now.
    05-28-2014 11:29 AM
  21. MuhammadAmirulHakimi's Avatar
    Yes, coz I can keep it as good as new :)
    05-28-2014 11:32 AM
  22. wpgeek820's Avatar
    I had to learn it the hard way. My 820 felt tough, heavy like a tank until I accidentally dropped it from waist height. Broke the AMOLED display. Thankfully, the touch was working fine.
    When it fell, I got a mini heart attack and I don't want to get it again. I have been using a case ever since. It made my 820 more bulky, and ruined the phone's looks but I guess it's a compromise. worth considering.
    05-28-2014 11:34 AM
  23. irvin792's Avatar
    I use a case when at work and don't everywhere else. The case is a transparent red tpu case, so it does not change the look of the phone very much

    I have a red 1520, the corners on this phone hold up much better than the 920 did.

    I am not a fan of aluminum on smartphones because of how soft it is.
    05-28-2014 11:45 AM
  24. Ankit Diwan's Avatar
    After few months of using my 720, i noticed some scratches on the back camera lens. So i bought a case. It prevents the camera from touching any surface and getting scratched.
    05-28-2014 11:46 AM
  25. pcleland79's Avatar
    I have the Lumia 810 with the Cyan charging cover. No other case, I do use an antiglare screen protector but that's it. I have dropped this phone repeatedly, kicked it across parking lots when it was sitting in my lap when I got out of the car, it barely has a scratch on it. These things are tough, there is no question about that. I have dropped it from 12 feet while using the light in a high ceiling, onto concrete and nothing, one corner of my charging cover has a little scratch. One of the most solid phone I have ever owned. +810wp_20140528_003.jpgwp_20140528_006.jpgwp_20140528_011.jpg
    05-28-2014 11:49 AM
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