04-16-2014 02:47 PM
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  1. LeoRex's Avatar
    OK... I'm walking through Target yesterday with my N5 in my shirt pocket.. I must have caught it somehow with my jacket.. NO idea, but it flew out of my pocket and hit the floor just as I stepped forward... and I proceeded to kick the bloody thing and it slid a good 15 feet making a rather horrendous scratchy-plasticy-slidy noise as it went. Man, that was a horrible noise... one I think will haunt me in my dreams.

    My heart dropped... then I noticed the tell-tale white ring of the Active Display feature (LS 3.0 FTW)... Phew, it didn't land screen side down... I picked it up and on the back cover, there wasn't even a scratch... the only 'damage' I saw was that the back cover pulled away just a wee bit on a corner (it snapped back in nice and flush). Closer examination and the only permanent damage is two faint scratches on the camera glass, luckily NOT in view of the lens too. It must have landed JUST right on a corner to just pop the cover off and nothing else.

    So I learned a couple of things... 1) that matte plastic on the back is pretty resistant to scratches, 2) the camera lens cover pretty much has its *** hanging out in the breeze as far as damage is concerned.
    03-14-2014 03:16 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Phew! That's why I use a case. You always think you'll have the phone completely under your control until you don't! Glad to hear the phone survived intact.
    Illustrator Joe and jvai like this.
    03-14-2014 03:42 PM
  3. LeoRex's Avatar
    Yeah, I've thought about a case, but just too much bulk for my tastes. So I'll keep tickling the dragon's tail... I DID have a screen protector on it, but a recent vacation did a number on it and I had to toss is... so its naked at the moment (gotta order some more).
    03-14-2014 03:50 PM
  4. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Whew indeed. Glad the damage wasn't worse!


    Halcyon  0rbital
    03-14-2014 03:58 PM
  5. camanokid's Avatar
    Highly recommended TPU case. No much bulk here.
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FH50GVG/...cUvbUpU3511215
    $12.90
    03-14-2014 04:41 PM
  6. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Cases are good. I love cases.


    2 of IV
    03-14-2014 05:46 PM
  7. UJ95x's Avatar
    Wow. Definitely got lucky with that one. I don't use a case, even though I have like 3. I should probably start XD

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    03-14-2014 06:20 PM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    Wow you got lucky

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    03-14-2014 06:34 PM
  9. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Glad to see the device is OK.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    03-14-2014 07:06 PM
  10. ffejjj's Avatar
    I love using my phones without cases. As is such I often have these "Oh No!" moments lol. Glad your device is okay

    Sent from my HTCONE using AC Forums mobile app
    03-14-2014 09:12 PM
  11. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    Incipio feather. Have on every phone in have ever owned. 1 mm of bulk and actually quite protective.

    ಠ益ಠ
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    03-14-2014 09:15 PM
  12. Chex313's Avatar
    The oddest thing about the story is that it didn't land in a toilet...Which is usually what happens to most of us when our phones inadvertently sail through the air... Not that this has happened to me twice...
    03-14-2014 09:23 PM
  13. Haalcyon's Avatar
    The oddest thing about the story is that it didn't land in a toilet...Which is usually what happens to most of us when our phones inadvertently sail through the air... Not that this has happened to me twice...
    Eeeeeewwwwww....

    So when talking on the phone do you have that, ya know...smell?

    4 of IV
    03-14-2014 09:24 PM
  14. Chex313's Avatar
    Eeeeeewwwwww....

    So when talking on the phone do you have that, ya know...smell?

    4 of IV
    Well not that it happened to me...but hypothetically I washed them off in the sink. Than dried them...Than bought new phones , shortly thereafter. Both were original razrs...Its why my wife is right when she tells me to allways put the seat down...

    Oh and just to be clear I was 8ft away when this happened. Used to use a belt clip and forget about it. Pulled the belt off and the phone would sling shot towards the danger area...No longer use a belt clip...
    03-14-2014 09:29 PM
  15. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Well not that it happened to me...but hypothetically I washed them off in the sink. Than dried them...Than bought new phones , shortly thereafter. Both were original razers...Its why my wife is right when she tells me to allways put the seat down...
    Lol.


    4 of IV
    03-14-2014 09:30 PM
  16. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    That's why I always use a case. There are so many cases that look really good with the phone that there really is no reason not to have one in my opinion. I definitely don't want to damage this baby.

    Sent from my Nexus 5
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    03-15-2014 04:36 PM
  17. Haalcyon's Avatar
    That's why I always use a case. There are so many cases that look really good with the phone that there really is no reason not to have one in my opinion. I definitely don't want to damage this baby.

    Sent from my Nexus 5
    Completely agree.


    1 of IV
    03-15-2014 04:38 PM
  18. Kage_'s Avatar
    A few weeks ago I was about to get in my truck and was putting my phone in my jacket. Well I missed the pocket, it hit the ground on the corner and did a few flips before coming to a rest 6 feet away. The edge of my Spigen case is a little scratched on the corner where it hit but no damage to the phone.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
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    03-15-2014 04:56 PM
  19. Haalcyon's Avatar
    A few weeks ago I was about to get in my truck and was putting my phone in my jacket. Well I missed the pocket, it hit the ground on the corner and did a few flips before coming to a rest 6 feet away. The edge of my Spigen case is a little scratched on the corner where it hit but no damage to the phone.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    Better the case than the phone IMO.


    4 of IV
    03-15-2014 05:35 PM
  20. Relgoshan's Avatar
    I cracked the digitizer on my Tab 3 7.0 LTE when it fell out and bounced off a vehicle doorframe onto the pavement high rotation angular corner hit, POW. No sweat, ordered a digitizer $23 free shipping and used my bench tools to replace it in like ten minutes. The body has one scratch in the paint. So I'll probably order a skin with slight bumpers.

    My three year old Echo is still the benchmark, charging port tighter than a tick and I even dropped it fifteen feet onto concrete. 'Super Copper Alloy' (sounds like time capsule copper alloy honestly) did its job, chipped out nearly half an inch of flooring with only a 0.3mm flattening of the impacted corner!! No damage to either screen and it didn't even throw the battery. If Kyocera got off its rear and used similar materials in a new phone I would buy it regardless of any benchmark scores.
    03-15-2014 05:39 PM
  21. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I cracked the digitizer on my Tab 3 7.0 LTE when it fell out and bounced off a vehicle doorframe onto the pavement high rotation angular corner hit, POW. No sweat, ordered a digitizer $23 free shipping and used my bench tools to replace it in like ten minutes. The body has one scratch in the paint. So I'll probably order a skin with slight bumpers.

    My three year old Echo is still the benchmark, charging port tighter than a tick and I even dropped it fifteen feet onto concrete. 'Super Copper Alloy' (sounds like time capsule copper alloy honestly) did its job, chipped out nearly half an inch of flooring with only a 0.3mm flattening of the impacted corner!! No damage to either screen and it didn't even throw the battery. If Kyocera got off its rear and used similar materials in a new phone I would buy it regardless of any benchmark scores.
    You have skills. I would not be sure I could do a perfect job making my own repairs.


    4 of IV
    03-15-2014 05:41 PM
  22. retsaw's Avatar
    Highly recommended TPU case. No much bulk here.
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FH50GVG/...cUvbUpU3512755
    $12.90
    I've bought a red one of these a few weeks ago and quite like it, and while it fits securely and won't pop off on its own, it is also easy to take off and put on again when you do want to use your phone naked. I also have a Spigen Slim Ultra-fit case which I haven't used since I got the Bugdroid case as I find it less comfortable to hold.

    For my screen I have a tempered glass screen protector, it's well worth the bit extra they cost over a plastic one, since they are more durable they'll last longer than any plastic ones and they also feel nicer to the touch. The tempered glass is perhaps not quite as scratch resistant as Gorilla Glass, but even Gorilla Glass 3 isn't scratch proof, and the scratches my screen protector has acquired in the 6 weeks I've been using it are barely noticeable.

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    03-15-2014 06:33 PM
  23. jvai's Avatar
    that's i got one of these for mine -

    03-22-2014 01:09 PM
  24. LeoRex's Avatar
    The tempered glass is perhaps not quite as scratch resistant as Gorilla Glass, but even Gorilla Glass 3 isn't scratch proof,
    And if you gouge it good, you are out $20 or so.... beats having to get a screen repaired I guess. :-) I'll be ordering a glass protector shortly.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    03-27-2014 10:30 PM
  25. acr456's Avatar
    My dad has a galaxy note 2. I told him time and time again to get a case. He of course dropped his phone and the glass shattered. It cost him $150 to get the screen repaired. So he finally bought an otterbox which only cost him $20 on eBay. You do the math. Get a case. Its just common sense.

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    03-28-2014 07:21 AM
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