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03-31-2015 01:16 PM
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  1. Eustis99's Avatar
    Does anybody on here use their 830's without a case? I have one on mine and want to remove it but afraid of scratching it up and destroying it. Anybody tell me if it's okay without one? I'm not clumsy or anything, it just looks better without it.
    03-07-2015 01:42 PM
  2. pankaj981's Avatar
    Not without a case but without a screen protector. It's been 2 months and everything good as new. I use a thin transparent TPU case which gives a slight grip to the otherwise slippery body (my opinion). Overall I'm quite happy, it's just that I take precaution while keeping the phone in my pocket without anything sharp/blunt enough to scratch the screen
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    03-07-2015 01:45 PM
  3. LosArrogantes's Avatar
    I use All my phones without cases, also now my 830 now for a month and still no scratches....
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    03-07-2015 01:46 PM
  4. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    I have been using mine with the incipio octane since release. For about two weeks I've not been using the case because I like it better without the case. I store mine in a belt holster and so far no scratches. On the other hand, my wife's would not survive without getting scratches without a case. She stores hers in her hand bag in which it can move around and get scratched.
    It really depends. I made that same decision with my L920 a while back and I dropped it the first day, trying to be extra careful. Murphy's law
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    03-07-2015 01:57 PM
  5. Eustis99's Avatar
    That's the case I have and it seems quite bulky compared to without it.

    I have been using mine with the incipio octane since release. For about two weeks I've not been using the case because I like it better without the case. I store mine in a belt holster and so far no scratches. On the other hand, my wife's would not survive without getting scratches without a case. She stores hers in her hand bag in which it can move around and get scratched.
    It really depends. I made that same decision with my L920 a while back and I dropped it the first day, trying to be extra careful. Murphy's law
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    03-07-2015 02:18 PM
  6. Paul1266's Avatar
    It comes down to how careful you are. I never use a case but treat my handsets well. Never scratched one yet.
    03-07-2015 02:30 PM
  7. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Does anybody on here use their 830's without a case? I have one on mine and want to remove it but afraid of scratching it up and destroying it. Anybody tell me if it's okay without one? I'm not clumsy or anything, it just looks better without it.
    I did. Dropped it by accident (the wind blew it out if my pocket somehow) and chipped the edge(its really tiny though). Now use a case
    03-07-2015 02:37 PM
  8. hasasimo's Avatar
    It's a risk, but I use mine without a case as well. The phone is too beautiful for a case IMO. If I had a phone with a mundane, boring design like an iPhone or Sammy, I'd use a case.
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    03-07-2015 03:23 PM
  9. rangerdogy's Avatar
    No case here. Hate to cover up a good looking phone with a blah case.
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    03-07-2015 04:07 PM
  10. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Beautiful designed phone, but it is a slippery sucker when naked. I use a thin clear silicone on mine. Btw, with the case on, I dropped mine and cracked the screen because it landed face down. Then again, any other phone would have broken from such a drop. Amazingly, everything works just fine. So it is well built.

    Sent from my YP-G1 using Tapatalk 2
    Last edited by Blkacesvf41; 03-07-2015 at 04:56 PM.
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    03-07-2015 04:26 PM
  11. Eustis99's Avatar
    That's what I'm saying! I got the black version and I ordered an orange backing. It goes along with my favorite holiday hahaha. I want this bad boy to be shown off

    No case here. Hate to cover up a good looking phone with a blah case.
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    03-07-2015 04:33 PM
  12. MaxyBley's Avatar
    I had it for about 4 days without a case. By then the phone have dropped about 2-3 times. In each time making a dent on the metal corners. After that I just bought a case.

    I do love the phone because, it feels so good in the hand and so smooth. But, is so slippery that you think it has oil around it lol.

    I don't like cases. They're bulky. I found one that is "ultra thing" but, even that one is a bit bulky. Outside of home case always on. But, at home, my 830 is always naked lol!
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    03-07-2015 06:09 PM
  13. mark233's Avatar
    I've got butterfingers so my 830 is cased. Here's the Tudia case (photos taken with Lumia 735)
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    03-07-2015 06:24 PM
  14. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I've got butterfingers so my 830 is cased. Here's the Tudia case (photos taken with Lumia 735)
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    Hey that's the same one I have but clear ... I like this case a lot


    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk but I prefer my 810 and 830
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    03-07-2015 09:47 PM
  15. tangledW's Avatar
    I've never used a case on mine, had it since release (Nov. 4th). I do, however, have the full body screen protector on it (screen and back cover, I took of the past that goes around the metal edges because I didn't like the way it felt). The "self healing" wrap gives the usually slick phone some grip too.

    I actually left my 830, plugged into a portable charger, on top of my car and slung it of into the road... the phone was perfectly fine, minutes 2 small nicks on the metal frame - if I had the preferred in that part or would have been flawless.
    03-07-2015 10:02 PM
  16. Wasim Wes Adetunji's Avatar
    I drop mine daily and it's got no scratches
    03-08-2015 03:34 AM
  17. akks's Avatar
    I used a cheap transparent case for the first 3 months. I was very much tempted by the sexy look of the device that I stopped using the case. But on removing the case I discovered that paint had worn off from the sides of my my black metal frame. I stopped using that cheap case.. Now for past 2 months I'm using without a case. Till now no more scratches. But the 'N' of 'Nokia' emblem in the back is wearing off a little now. But I'm still comfortable with the awesome look of the device...
    PS: after removing the case,till now no falls :)
    03-08-2015 03:45 AM
  18. pankaj981's Avatar
    That's what I'm saying! I got the black version and I ordered an orange backing. It goes along with my favorite holiday hahaha. I want this bad boy to be shown off
    If I were you I would get a full body protector from Skinomi. It protects from scratches and does take most of the damage from an accidental drop (damage does depend on how bad the drop was)
    03-08-2015 04:47 AM
  19. Paul1266's Avatar
    I have dabbled with hardbacks and flip cases in the past but for me they hide the actual device itself and detract from the experience. I just keep my phone in my left pocket and everything else goes in the right. I don't throw it about and treat it for what it is - an expensive piece of technology. The great thing about the 830 (and some other phones) is that the bit you do plonk down on a surface (the back) is easily replaceable .
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    03-08-2015 05:31 AM
  20. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    I've got butterfingers so my 830 is cased. Here's the Tudia case (photos taken with Lumia 735)
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    I have that same case (and phone set)
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    03-08-2015 07:03 AM
  21. fgaudet's Avatar
    I use no case on my 830, and it has had a bad tumbler drop on pavement. Luckily, the screen is undamaged, but the metal sides got a few nicks. The phone goes in my front pocket, alone. Imho, a case adds too much bulk, and hides a nice piece of hardware. Thinking about it, if the metal sides had grippy texture (like metal flashlights), it would help alot...
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    03-08-2015 10:20 AM
  22. ShaneRay's Avatar
    I've had the phone for 3 months now and have never had a case or screen protector on it. No issues at all. Still looks new.

    The phone is somewhat more slippery than what I was used to, but once you're accustomed to how it feels and acts in the hand, there's no problem.
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    03-08-2015 11:12 AM
  23. Narciso Neto's Avatar
    I don't use any case (cause i dind't found any store with one in my city), I'm using it for a month.
    Dropped two times and I'm impressed how the metal almost doesn't bent/scratches. But I'm a bit sad
    about how the buttons (power and camera) get oxidated with time, mine has a lot of little black points....
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    03-08-2015 11:29 AM
  24. Prathamesh Tambe's Avatar
    I don't use any case (cause i dind't found any store with one in my city), I'm using it for a month.
    Dropped two times and I'm impressed how the metal almost doesn't bent/scratches. But I'm a bit sad
    about how the buttons (power and camera) get oxidated with time, mine has a lot of little black points....
    A pic pls, it may help future buyers
    03-08-2015 11:30 AM
  25. etad putta's Avatar
    How can there possibly be an answer to this thread that makes any sense, let alone the question itself? All phones/ tablets/ etc can and will break if dropped without a protective case. It's all about luck.
    03-08-2015 01:56 PM
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