My review: 3 hard cases for Droid X
Greetings all! It's amazing that just a few weeks ago I went from the very notion of poo pooing the idea of using and paying for a smartphone for personal needs, then trying them, getting a Droid X last week and now I can't put the thing down an am obessed with learning and using it!
Along the way, I knew for a fact I wanted to protect my investment with a good, quality case. Even with adding on insurance, my OCD still compelled me to get something to prevent dings and scratches on my beautiful $500+ Droid X. I quickly found there was large amount of cases available for this awesome phone, and I quickly learned that there was some definite quality and design differences between them.
For me, I was looking for a case that basically did it all, including:
1. Soft, rubbery texture to minimize sliding on slick surfaces
2. Covered as much of the phone as physically possible
3. Wouldn't fall apart on a slight drop or slowly work itself loose.
4. Removable belt clip or holster
With that, the last week i've been going around my town and picking up a few of the cases that caught my eye and decided to give them a try on my phone and post my initial impressions of them. Due to the nature of only having 30 days to return these cases and the fact I needed to keep them in pristine condition in order to return for refund, I couldn't really do in depth testing and trials on these cases for those reasons. Instead, I'll just show and tell you what I thought about the cases once I installed them and how they worked and felt for my every day uses.
IMPORTANT: These are PERSONAL based opinions and viewpoints. What I experienced and rated on the cases may be vastly different from your own viewpoint and needs of your phone and case! YMMV! The pricing and selection of these cases will also vary depending on your location and store stock. These reviews are only intended to give you a rough idea of the differences between the cases and were done out of kindness of my heart, so I am not responsible for any incidents or problems you may encounter.
But enough with the talk, lets bring out the first three contenders that I rounded up locally to compare.
From left to right: Verizon store Droid X Bodyglove: Verizon store Droid X Shell/Holster: Best Buy Platinum Droid X case w/quick clip holster