case or no case?

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    When it comes to cases you can find people on both sides of the aisle as far as whether it is better to protect the device with a case or to go with out a case.

    One of my favorite youtube tech videos are made by MKHB and he posted a video preferring to go naked (referring to the phone)


    and here are some drop tests with cases and skins.



     
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    Only drop test video i could find where the phone is protected with a skin

     
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    drop test with a screen protector

     
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    So do you protect with a case, screen protector, skin, or do you go naked (referring to the phone)?
     
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    I' a screen protector and case guy. Mostly due to paying full retail for my phones. The better the condition the more I get for them when it's time to trade up.
     
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    Case only for me. A sometimes unattractive case which provides the best "gripability" is what I go for. :)
     
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    This. For me it's grip not looks. Protection is an added bonus.
     
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    Or... you can exercise the same care with your 700 dollar phone as you do a 99 cent Burger King Cheeseburger and don't drop it on the floor. : )

    I use Aduro style holsters on my phones. They offer only minimal drop protection but they do allow me to wear the phone on my belt, provide good grip, and they have a handy kickstand that I use often.
     
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    I had to laugh at that as I am walking out the gym. I kung fu grip my cheeseburgers but even then the pickles and the sauce spill out. :p

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    I am a case and screen protector guy as well. No matter how careful I am with my phone I have managed to drop it once face down. It's like the phone jumped out of my hand but at most I'll have a scratch on the case or the screen protector which only cost pennies to replace in comparison. But I think another factor that goes unsaid is your work environment. If you are an office guy I can see being able to go just with a skin. But if you work outside and/or around chemicals and grime a case and a screen protector not only protects but keep the device clean.

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    Both for me as well. I'm in the field a lot at work, so dirt would scratch the screen without a protector. I also hike, ski & mountain bike with it, so the added protection is needed.

    Even with all that activity, I prefer a minimal case. Something like the otter box offers great protection, but I prefer to use a phone, not a cereal box.
     
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    Nekkid. It looks better, feels better, and is a heck of alot smaller. I work in the field, and haven't busted a phone yet.
     
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