How is the ballistic nylon holding up?

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  1. Sajo

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    I am looking at finally buying a Droid Turbo to replace my Droid Maxx. I like the ballistic nylon version, but am wondering how it is holding up for the folks that have had it for a while. There were some posts earlier this year about small wear marks and frays, but those seemed to settle down quickly. For those of you that own a ballistic nylon version, is it holding up well over time? Thanks.
     
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    Picks up a little bit of lint (not a lot)....otherwise looks brand new nearly a year later despite several drops.
     
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    I've had mine since Black Friday, and case-less since that day. No wear-and-tear that I can see. Only a couple tiny, tiny frays around the Motorola circle and the camera/flash circles that were there since the first day.

    When you get your Turbo, especially if you pick it up in-store, check for frays in front of the sales person. That's something I didn't do when I got mine, but I got lucky and have only very minor frays.

    I also like to keep my phone clean, and often wipe it with a wet paper towel, so no lint/particles are sitting in the ballistic nylon. Only sometimes is there one or two little crumb/particle things sitting in the ballistic nylon that I can usually just blow away.
     
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    No problems with mine sajokas. Pretty much kept it in a tpu case though. Had it for about 8 months.
     
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    I do not have any type of cover on mine and I usually carry it in my front pants pocket. I am conscious not to mix keys and coins in the same pocket. There is no sign of wear anyplace on the phone. ( I have dropped it a few times and lucky me it must have landed perfectly because no signs of dropping ) I have had it since November 2014.
     
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    Got mine 10/30/14, still looks brand new. I also have dropped mine several times with absolutely no sign of damage.
     
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    My fray's continued to get worse on the one side. I foolishly ran a nail file down the side and solved my issue. Now that side is totally frayed beyond recognition. So now I don't worry about frays anymore! :D
    I don't get the lint comment I hear occasionally. I do not get lint in my nylon, never did, except for the now destroyed part.

    What kind of pocket lint do these people have???

    Join us Sajo!!!!

    I will not lie though. After my best friend picked up a G3 and I see it alot now and help him with it....If I could go back and do it over again I'd get the G3.
    Why?
    • It's flat out sexier. Feels so nice in your hand. Tiny bezel + big screen just feels sleek compared to Turbo. Turbo feels like a brick now. lol (Of course, countless reviews have said exactly this).
    • Removable battery and SD Card. I have not been at all impressed with the battery life of the Turbo.Yea, it's at least twice as good as my RAZR HD but it still rarely lasts me from morning to night without a Turbo charge.
    • I actually like LG's.... butter or whatever you want to call it. The lock screen is SWEET!
     
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    Thanks for all of the feedback. I am looking at a few on Swappa right now. I plan on sticking with a Droid again. I know that there are a lot of other phones out there that may be nicer in some ways, but I really like the Droid lineup. I am trying to find one of the limited edition ballistic nylon with either blue or orange accents....those are pretty sweet.
     
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    True. But a "better device" is a matter of opinion. Specs on paper are one thing.....the user experience is more important than a spec sheet. In my humble opinion.

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