09-03-2014 10:53 AM
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  1. Lucas234's Avatar
    I'll be getting a Lumia Icon near the end of September, and I'd like to know if you guys recommend getting a case. I don't have any household hazards like children that could pose a threat to my phone, and I don't work in a very dangerous work environment. Worst thing that happens at work (Walmart) is bumping into the corner or edge of something. I always put my phone (screen facing inward) in a pocket by itself. I'm very conscientious of taking care of my electronics. I've had my GS3 for two years now and it's in near perfect condition. That being said, do you think this phone needs a case? I'm not against cases, but if I don't need one I'd rather not have one. It's a nice-looking phone.
    08-27-2014 12:31 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm not a clumsy person, and I don't have children/pets either, but I use cases.

    I was at my mother's house one time and showed her a YouTube video on my device. She got excited by the video and hit my hand, knocking my device onto the tile floor. Since I had an Otterbox case, no damage was done.

    I recommend cases, just because one never knows what might happen, and it's better to be safe than sorry.
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    08-27-2014 01:08 AM
  3. Lucas234's Avatar
    I suppose you're right, I just needed to hear it from someone else, I guess!
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    08-27-2014 01:30 AM
  4. bulls96's Avatar
    I don't right now. And I'm on the Edge plan.
    Sent from my Lumia Icon using Tapatalk
    08-27-2014 07:20 AM
  5. orangeman34's Avatar
    I don't like cases but don't want anything to happen to this phone. The otter box makes it to bulky, so I got an incipio feather. Not as protective as the otterbox but better than no case, and it's doesn't make the phone to big to comfortably carry in my pocket.
    08-27-2014 02:17 PM
  6. jazz70's Avatar
    I'm not a big fan of cases either but after the first drop onto a hard surface/concrete that inevitably happens sometime during my 2 year contract no matter how careful I am I usually break down and get a case, in the past for other phones I used the Otterbox Commuter ( nice protection not as bulky as defender) but for the icon I will get a Incipio Feather to use when I see a good sale
    08-27-2014 03:07 PM
  7. grafixguy#AC's Avatar
    Get a case! I've yet to drop a cell phone but I'm not taking chances either. There's not a huge selection for the Icon but I like the Incipio DualPro that I have on mine. I would advise you to avoid the white one. Seems to have a problem with peeling and discoloring. Otherwise nice solid case, fits great and adds very little weight. You can buy here on WPCentral, direct from Incipio or save a few bucks on Amazon.
    08-27-2014 03:33 PM
  8. MobileVortex's Avatar
    I have a case but rarely use it. Phone is too beautiful to cover up :D
    08-27-2014 03:41 PM
  9. Kasey Pierce's Avatar
    I agree with most people who don't want a case because if you think about it, engineers take a ton of time to make a beautiful elegant device, especially Nokia, and to slap a case on it is kind of like covering up their art. Although as of recent times I've decided to put a case on mine because of too many close calls. Coming from the HTC Droid DNA, this phone is pretty hefty. Not too much to complain about, just enough to slide out of pockets more easily than most phones. It dropped from my scrub pants at work twice onto hard wood flooring from about 2 and a half feet. no damage to the phone, but scared me enough to buy a case. A few days later (waiting for shipping) my wife pulled off to the side of the road and wanted me to get some free aloe plants someone had out in front of their house, being a highway and all, i had to be quick so i hoped out of the car and there went my phone onto the pavement. scared me half to death. i got really lucky, it did damage my phone :( but the metal frame was my saving grace. it placed a nice little ding in the top right of the device. Cant wait to get my case. Bitter sweet actually I ended up getting this one:Amazon.com: Evecase S-LINE Slim Fit TPU Cover Case for Nokia Lumia Icon (929) - Frosted Clear (Verizon Version Compatible): Cell Phones & Accessories

    i consider it minimalist. Just enough to cover the edges. I'm not worried about the screen as long as the edges are protected.
    08-27-2014 10:20 PM
  10. astell's Avatar
    I have never been a fan of cases up until last week when I got a Mophie battery case for my work iPhone and now I'm on the prowl for one for my Icon (just posted a thread asking people about it, it is by Mugen). I've been using my Icon since launch with no case and I've dropped it numerous times. All four corners have scars from said drops - but the screen isn't damaged and the phone is no worse for them. My iPhone? Didn't fair as well. I am personally a fan of the Icon's aesthetics as is, but as I said a battery case is appealing also.
    08-28-2014 12:20 AM
  11. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I don't use a case and never have. I just take good care of my phone. I also have an insurance plan through Microsoft that covers drops.

    Honestly, Nokia's devices are too pretty to cover up. I personally think it's a crime not to let my phone be seen. I'm a mobile nudist.
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    08-29-2014 09:46 AM
  12. vepac's Avatar
    I dropped my 928 once and it cracked the gorilla glass. Digitizer still worked fine though. For the icon use to have a incipio feather case and it was nice for protecting against regular use. I used that with the vzw screen protector which later got replaced with an armorsuit which after several replacements got removed. Currently I have the otterbox defender without the screen protector, so far it is doing just fine without it.
    08-30-2014 12:36 AM
  13. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Never use a case, I like phones for their design never mind their feature set and the ICON too much of a nice phone to put in a case.

    I also have insurance so if I something happens, I am not going to worry about it. For the most part, my last 4 phones were mint after using them for a about a year each. I take care of my stuff.
    08-30-2014 09:31 AM
  14. vepac's Avatar
    I'll also mention that I set my icon down on a table that apparently was a little dirty and scratched the the back of my phone a little when I had to take my case off to apply a screen protector.
    08-30-2014 02:42 PM
  15. BB_Jay's Avatar
    I go back and forth. If I use a holster, my Icon goes buck naked. However, I case it if I'm not using my holster. I've dropped mine a few times. She's still very Purdy, but she does bare a few scars ☹
    08-30-2014 09:17 PM
  16. BB_Jay's Avatar
    Also, the back of the phone is very slick, so it can easily slip out of your hand. Another reason to consider a case.
    08-30-2014 09:19 PM
  17. nunyazz's Avatar
    naked.... always naked. I've had cellphones since my old moto startac. Never damaged a phone. (knock on wood..)
    08-30-2014 09:49 PM
  18. gernerttl's Avatar
    I've been going nekked... errr...I mean naked for the past week or two. I have two different cases and rotate them and go naked once in a while.
    08-31-2014 02:30 AM
  19. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    I have that cheap silicone case from the Verizon store on my 822 and it does the job. I've dropped it quite a few times and no damage at all. With my next phone, hopefully the 830, I might go naked since it's seems to be a beautiful looking device.
    08-31-2014 02:45 AM
  20. nx_2000's Avatar
    I'm not a big fan of cases but I'm using an Incipio feather at present. I baby my phone but just sliding around on its back would eventually scratch up the plastic, and replacing the back cover isn't very easy.
    08-31-2014 04:57 AM
  21. Kasey Pierce's Avatar
    3 God**** Scrapes on 3 corners of my phone. I have never had a phone fall out of my pocket as much as this one does. That smooth metal left side is like a slip and slide in my pockets. Can't wait for my rubber case to come, this things needs some grip before i break it to shreds.
    08-31-2014 04:32 PM
  22. NickNick43's Avatar
    Just got the Amzer TPU pudding case yesterday. Usually more of a thin hard case guy but this is a good case for $8 shipped
    09-01-2014 01:21 AM
  23. chrisdaboss's Avatar
    I was at a baseball game and I was showing my uncle something on my phone and he dropped it. (He's used to using those rugged Casio smartphone.) Luckily it only had a ding on the corner but no cracks but since then it's sketchy when handing someone your phone. Of course you're going to do it but I don't like having cases on my phone, I wouldn't mind if the case looked sleek like the Icon. Anyone used the Incipio Feather case or the pudding case from Amzer. Those look sleek and I'm not looking for Otterbox military style protection from the apocalypse stuff.
    09-02-2014 01:29 AM
  24. wilks7's Avatar
    09-03-2014 08:23 AM
  25. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    I bought one one week ago from Jordan, live in Saudi Arabia which unfortunately finding a case for any Nokia device here is really hard.
    I bought it to protect the battery cover of my Lumia 720 + I liked how it looks
    09-03-2014 08:38 AM
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