08-25-2014 10:37 AM
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  1. GrooveRite's Avatar
    It fell just about 168 inches, 14 feet....I measured the distance, lol! I was all the way at the top of the flight of stairs when my hands magically became butter on my way to lunch. I was going to pull the phone from my pocket to plug in my headset and the darn thing just slipped NOT in front on me but PERFECTLY angled in a trajectory to the furthest spot it could travel to my right side slightly behind me. It became slow motion as I helplessly tried to grab it in mid flight and watched it fall all the way to the bottom where it exploded everywhere on a hard marble tiled floor! I went down to inspect the device and to my surprise.......the screen wasn't cracked!! I made some calls, took some pictures and ran the browser and thankfully, no signs of damage from what I can tell. Looks like the impact was mostly absorbed by the case. So, to put it simply.....thank goodness for my Spigen Slim Armor case!!! I'm now looking for another case with better grip because I can't afford to drop this device again!

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    WhoMe, Amir, Amanda786 and 9 others like this.
    08-19-2014 01:00 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    That's great! Good to know those cases do work hehe. But yeah, don't chance it.
    08-19-2014 01:07 PM
  3. GrooveRite's Avatar
    That's great! Good to know those cases do work hehe. But yeah, don't chance it.
    They do work man but damn it, I hope nothing loosened or cracked/broke inside that will someday/oneday rear its head! It fell HARD!! Otherwise, everything is good....so far!!
    08-19-2014 01:12 PM
  4. GrooveRite's Avatar
    You work for Spigen?
    Look at my post count buddy!
    08-19-2014 01:12 PM
  5. Google10's Avatar
    Look at my post count buddy!
    I was joking lol I just couldn't believe the effort you went through with the diagrams and all haha
    08-19-2014 01:13 PM
  6. GrooveRite's Avatar
    I was joking lol I just couldn't believe the effort you went through with the diagrams and all haha
    Ahh ok lol
    08-19-2014 01:14 PM
  7. GrooveRite's Avatar
    I was joking lol I just couldn't believe the effort you went through with the diagrams and all haha
    I work for a sign company so my tools are Illustrator and photoshop. It was a piece of cake to do this simple illustration! Freakin line and arrow dude, lol!
    brewzer likes this.
    08-19-2014 01:15 PM
  8. belodion's Avatar
    We're all glad it's okay so far but out of interest would you have been able to claim on insurance? I'm uninsured myself because I just think, well, it's only a phone, there are others.

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    08-19-2014 01:32 PM
  9. WhoMe's Avatar
    My screen shattered from 3 feet without a case. So I'm with GrooveRite, use a case.
    tardus and GrooveRite like this.
    08-19-2014 01:42 PM
  10. Duncan1982's Avatar
    Glad it survived mate & still I will never use a case, if it falls and breaks so be it I have a Z2 as back up :-)

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    08-19-2014 02:00 PM
  11. erwaso's Avatar
    Gotba screen protector on also or just the case?
    08-19-2014 02:04 PM
  12. ejb1013's Avatar
    Thanks for the reminder ... I forgot to order my slim armor until now. I got the Ultra fit to try and be as minimal as possible but I've been nervous the whole time. This is my first off contract, full price phone and that ultra fit just isn't enough protection for my investment.
    08-19-2014 02:31 PM
  13. Smply_Rcklss's Avatar
    I'm investing into one RIGHT NOW

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    08-19-2014 02:49 PM
  14. GrooveRite's Avatar
    We're all glad it's okay so far but out of interest would you have been able to claim on insurance? I'm uninsured myself because I just think, well, it's only a phone, there are others.

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    I'm uninsured like you so no, I wouldn't have been able to claim anything! It would've been a complete loss for me and back to my S3, lol!

    My screen shattered from 3 feet without a case. So I'm with GrooveRite, use a case.
    Sorry to hear about your unfortunate accident! Did you have insurance? Whats your backup device? Are you getting the G3 again? If so, please use a case!!

    Glad it survived mate & still I will never use a case, if it falls and breaks so be it I have a Z2 as back up :-)

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    If I was as fortunate as you mate to have the option of another stellar device as backup, I'd gladly feel the same as you!

    Gotba screen protector on also or just the case?
    Yeah, I had the Spigen Crystal clear screen protector on it which may of also prevented the screen from shattering so who knows! I just hate that it smudges so damn quickly though! In the process of getting a glass protector like the icarez one that ffejjj keeps hounds me about, lol!!

    Thanks for the reminder ... I forgot to order my slim armor until now. I got the Ultra fit to try and be as minimal as possible but I've been nervous the whole time. This is my first off contract, full price phone and that ultra fit just isn't enough protection for my investment.
    I would def invest in better protection for hard impacts. Having a very slim case is just good for scruff/scratch protection but not so good for hard impacts. Peace of mind is a wonderful thing!
    payasorigo and belodion like this.
    08-19-2014 03:17 PM
  15. WhoMe's Avatar
    Sorry to hear about your unfortunate accident! Did you have insurance? Whats your backup device? Are you getting the G3 again? If so, please use a case!!
    I did have insurance, I'm so glad I did. Smashed it Saturday and my brand new replacement arrived this morning. I had an old Palm Pre as a backup, though I wasn't able to activate it, so I just went without.

    That all being said, I'm contemplating selling the replacement. There are a couple of things I don't love about this phone, and I'm questioning its durability. I ordered a case and a screen protector today.
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    08-19-2014 03:35 PM
  16. GrooveRite's Avatar
    I did have insurance, I'm so glad I did. Smashed it Saturday and my brand new replacement arrived this morning. I had an old Palm Pre as a backup, though I wasn't able to activate it, so I just went without.

    That all being said, I'm contemplating selling the replacement. There are a couple of things I don't love about this phone, and I'm questioning its durability. I ordered a case and a screen protector today.
    Good to hear you had insurance! How many replacements do they allow by the way? Just curious because if they allow a few, I suppose you could 'afford' to go without a case. Hope you have better luck with your next device!
    08-19-2014 03:44 PM
  17. WhoMe's Avatar
    Good to hear you had insurance! How many replacements do they allow by the way? Just curious because if they allow a few, I suppose you could 'afford' to go without a case. Hope you have better luck with your next device!
    I have read that they allow you 2 replacements, however the deductible is high at $100. While its good to have insurance in a pinch, its smarter and more economical to buy a case.
    08-19-2014 03:52 PM
  18. erwaso's Avatar
    08-19-2014 03:59 PM
  19. GrooveRite's Avatar
    Yup that's it!

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    08-19-2014 09:26 PM
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    08-19-2014 10:05 PM
  21. durandetto's Avatar
    Glad to hear that because I have the same case for when I'm not working and normally I go with a $5 tpu.

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    08-19-2014 10:23 PM
  22. bembol's Avatar
    I looked up the case. I guess the Grip and Anti-Slip didn't work you. LOL

    I have the Ultra Hybrid but only use it at work.

    Good to hear the G3 survived.
    08-20-2014 12:01 AM
  23. kj11's Avatar
    I really love this one, the price is a fine bonus.

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    I can vouch for the icarez tempered glass screen protector as well; its been on my G3 for about a month now and is perfect

    Sent from my VS985 4G using AC Forums mobile app
    08-20-2014 05:49 AM
  24. xocomaox's Avatar
    I will still not use a case on my phone. Then again, I never drop my phone.
    08-20-2014 07:15 AM
  25. GrooveRite's Avatar
    I looked up the case. I guess the Grip and Anti-Slip didn't work you. LOL

    I have the Ultra Hybrid but only use it at work.

    Good to hear the G3 survived.
    No it didn't, lol!! You know, its just one of those freaky things that happen when you least expect it. I swear I was just pulling it out of my pocket as I do EVERY DAMN DAY and it just magically slipped out of my hands. In all seriousness, the case is good because it protected the device from a very HARD fall but grip-wise....its not that great. I really can't take another chance of it falling again so I'll be looking for another case with better grip. Definitely surprised and glad it survived because I really thought when it smashed on the floor that it was a goner!!

    Thanks for sharing! Will look for a better case for my phone too!
    No problem and def look for something that will help keep your device safe from accidents.....we are all prone to them!

    I can vouch for the icarez tempered glass screen protector as well; its been on my G3 for about a month now and is perfect

    Sent from my VS985 4G using AC Forums mobile app
    I will be ordering mine sometime this week! I'm curious in knowing if these glass protectors can protect the screen from an impact in the same fashion as normal screen protectors. Would the vibration of a hard impact transfer more easily through a glass protector rather than a plastic protector??

    I will still not use a case on my phone. Then again, I never drop my phone.
    All I'll say is good luck with your device and also....never say never....lol!
    idon12no likes this.
    08-20-2014 08:56 AM
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