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    Default Skyrocket: naked, case or skin?

    Curious if anyone has their Skyrocket naked?

    I went to get the Ghost Armor installed today. He didn't have any in stock for the Galaxy skyrocket, so he ordered it for me, and I should get it installed on Wednesday\Thursday. But, in the interim, he installed a screen protector, and a sort of skin on the back cover.

    I'm typically an Otterbox guy. I have one for ALL my gadgets, seriously (iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, BlackBerry 9900, let me stop there). But, now I want to 'show it off, hence having Ghost Armor installed

    Anyone else?
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    I got a Diztronic TPU case for mine with a screen protector. The Otterbox cases make the device too bulky for me. I love the thinness of the SR but thats just me.
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    I bought a OB Defender for my Skyrocket, and ended up returning it. Not because it wasn't a good case, it seemed to be really good protection and all, it just seemed to turn my sleek, beautiful phone into a heavy implement. I reverted to a compromise solution and went with the Seidio Surface( the best buy platinum re-branded version). It keeps things pretty slim and it feels good, but no where near as good of protection. It does have a nice solid holster though. I am still trying to find the perfect case and holster...I want something that doesn't change the look and feel of my device, but that protects like a Kevlar vest...(sigh)...does such a unit exist?...I am really looking forward to your opinion on the Ghost Armor naviwilliams, if you think it is a good solution...I may just give it a try...hope you can post some pics of the thing.
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    Default Re: Skyrocket: naked, case or skin?

    Late next week, photos and a mini review will follow
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    I think that's the compromise you have to consider. Protection or thinness. I'm not one who drops his phone so I am going for thin. Otterbox is the best protection if you are going to need it.
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    I want it all, protection and thinness!
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    I got the Otterbox Defender and man that thing is bulky as hell.. I thought the skyrocket was a big enough phone already with its 4.5" screen, but this case just took it to the next level. Coming from a Blackberry Torch which I already thought to be bulky, this thing is like carrying a brick in my pocket. I guess I just gotta get used to it though since I do like the protection that the Otterbox offers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thenotoriousjin View Post
    I got the Otterbox Defender and man that thing is bulky as hell.. I thought the skyrocket was a big enough phone already with its 4.5" screen, but this case just took it to the next level. Coming from a Blackberry Torch which I already thought to be bulky, this thing is like carrying a brick in my pocket. I guess I just gotta get used to it though since I do like the protection that the Otterbox offers.
    Man you nailed it...you can throw your phone against the brick wall and it will survive...but, what happened to the awesome feel of the perfectly proportioned Skyrocket...hello...it's like a rubber brick...I felt too far removed from the original phone to stick with the Defender.
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    Sometimes it's naked and sometimes it has a surface case on it. The surface is just ok as it's on the slick side.
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    the at&t person i bought my phone from reccomeneded (and gave me a deal, along with bluetooth headphones) the Otterbox Commuter. the one i got is the black and blue version. i love it! i do agree that Otterbox makes bulky cases but the Commuter is pretty thin and adds a lot of protection. its 2 parts, a silicon rubber style case and a hard plastic that goes over that. so its kinda a problem getting to the battery / microSD card... oh well.
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    I had tons of cases since I got my skyrocket. But I love the Otterbox defender series. Expensive but we'll worth the money imo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbsj207 View Post
    the at&t person i bought my phone from reccomeneded (and gave me a deal, along with bluetooth headphones) the Otterbox Commuter. the one i got is the black and blue version. i love it! i do agree that Otterbox makes bulky cases but the Commuter is pretty thin and adds a lot of protection. its 2 parts, a silicon rubber style case and a hard plastic that goes over that. so its kinda a problem getting to the battery / microSD card... oh well.
    Does the Commuter come with a belt holster?
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    Default Re: Skyrocket: naked, case or skin?

    Bought the wife a Skyrocket last week and she had the AT&T rep install the ZAGG screen protector and the rear protector... she's looking for a sleeve so she can keep it in her purse w/o scratching up the phone, but would like a slim profile case in the future..just not sure what's out there in the "slimness" department.
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    She should go with one of the Seidio's, very slim, and with a screen protector like she has...pretty well protected...I like the Seidio Surface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyrocketeer View Post
    Does the Commuter come with a belt holster?
    No. I also have the black and blue Commuter, but took it off this weekend. I liked the protection, but the size started bugging me. The thing I love about the Skyrocket is also the only complaint I have about it. The size of the screen. The Commuter is just at my threshold for size. The Defender, while adding the belt clip option is nice, is too big for me. I'm strongly considering staying naked and getting an SPE side case for it. I won one for my Pre2 last year, and it was serviceable. The Skyrocket is too long for my Eddie Bauer side case that I've used with my Pre3 and iPhone, so my Skyrocket just goes in my pocket.
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    Default Re: Skyrocket: naked, case or skin?

    Quote Originally Posted by skyrocketeer View Post
    She should go with one of the Seidio's, very slim, and with a screen protector like she has...pretty well protected...I like the Seidio Surface.
    Thanks.. I'll check that one out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdog97 View Post
    Bought the wife a Skyrocket last week and she had the AT&T rep install the ZAGG screen protector and the rear protector... she's looking for a sleeve so she can keep it in her purse w/o scratching up the phone, but would like a slim profile case in the future..just not sure what's out there in the "slimness" department.
    I have two cases, for great protection that was tested out when I dropped my skyrocket I bought the casemate case they sell at At&t, but when I want something slimmer I use the Diztronic tpu case I bought on Amazon.
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    I use the Otterbox defender for the gym but also have a power skin if I'm going out. Worth it
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    Default Re: Skyrocket: naked, case or skin?

    IMO, naked is the only way to go. This phone requires too many battery pulls (bluetooth, network, GPS, app errors) and it's large enough already. Plus, it wouldn't fit in the Infuse(?) car mount if it wasn't naked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robor007 View Post
    IMO, naked is the only way to go. This phone requires too many battery pulls (bluetooth, network, GPS, app errors) and it's large enough already. Plus, it wouldn't fit in the Infuse(?) car mount if it wasn't naked.
    I have yet to have to pull the battery for anything. How long have you had this problem? (I've only had mine for a couple of weeks)
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    Default Re: Skyrocket: naked, case or skin?

    Quote Originally Posted by TgeekB View Post
    I have yet to have to pull the battery for anything. How long have you had this problem? (I've only had mine for a couple of weeks)
    Bluetooth is FUBAR on this phone - that's my biggest gripe. It will usually auto connect to my headset or car but sometimes it fails. Turning off/on Bluetooth results in it taking a long time to shut down and never really come back up. The only resolution is a reboot.

    Wireless is intermittent. Sometimes apps can access the internet when wifi is enabled and other times not. In those cases, I disable wifi and don't have any issues with 4G/LTE connectivity. Right now, both my wifi and 4G/LTE icons are displaying. Again. If I disable/enable wifi it will *usually* turn of 4G/LTE.

    GPS, while always enabled, always takes 30-60 seconds to lock on a signal. This is even outdoors in a wide open populated area. Sometimes it will not lock after several minutes. In that case, the resolution is a reboot.

    Intermittently get 'Call Failed' despite having a good signal. Resolution is a reboot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robor007 View Post
    Bluetooth is FUBAR on this phone - that's my biggest gripe. It will usually auto connect to my headset or car but sometimes it fails. Turning off/on Bluetooth results in it taking a long time to shut down and never really come back up. The only resolution is a reboot.

    Wireless is intermittent. Sometimes apps can access the internet when wifi is enabled and other times not. In those cases, I disable wifi and don't have any issues with 4G/LTE connectivity. Right now, both my wifi and 4G/LTE icons are displaying. Again. If I disable/enable wifi it will *usually* turn of 4G/LTE.

    GPS, while always enabled, always takes 30-60 seconds to lock on a signal. This is even outdoors in a wide open populated area. Sometimes it will not lock after several minutes. In that case, the resolution is a reboot.

    Intermittently get 'Call Failed' despite having a good signal. Resolution is a reboot.
    Wow. Sounds like you've got a bad phone. That would drive me crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TgeekB View Post
    Wow. Sounds like you've got a bad phone. That would drive me crazy.
    I was having some of this with my original refurb SkyRocket. It seemed to improve quite a bit when I dumped the battery defender. I have had my new replacement (new, not a refurb this time) for about a week and it has been rock solid so far...not even a bit of a hiccup...knock on wood. I tend to agree this is not normal behavior for the Rocket in the Sky...check for some software issues, or maybe do a factory reset and restore it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyrocketeer View Post
    I was having some of this with my original refurb SkyRocket. It seemed to improve quite a bit when I dumped the battery defender. I have had my new replacement (new, not a refurb this time) for about a week and it has been rock solid so far...not even a bit of a hiccup...knock on wood. I tend to agree this is not normal behavior for the Rocket in the Sky...check for some software issues, or maybe do a factory reset and restore it.
    I am going to wait until ICS is officially released by AT&T - or sell this phone and get a Note.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    Late next week, photos and a mini review will follow
    So what did you think? I've had Ghost Armor Matte on mine for about 4 months and it's an awesome skin. Last night I switched to my other favorite, Skinomi Clear skin. My favorite thing about Skinomi is that it's extremely grippy. You can hold your phone in almost any position and use it one handed easily. I think Ghost Armor looks and wears the best though.

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