1. 3Dee's Avatar
    Okay, so puns aside, I'm not usually a case guy at all, but after getting a One about four months ago now and seeing how damn stylish it was I very quickly got a case to protect it. Since then I've tried a few different cases, and whilst I don't mind them (and quite like some), every time I take a case off I'm just stunned by how good the One looks and feels - both asthetically and to use - without a case on. So I'm considering going caseless, but am concerned that my One will get dinked and scratched and that the 'hot damn!' factor I'm after will soon be lost forever.

    If you've used the One for a considerable length of time without a case, how does the phone hold up under normal use?
    08-17-2013 08:47 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    I had my Sprint HTC One for like 3 months fine.. Then got my T-Mobile HTC One and I've had it about a month a half... Zero issues what so ever. I am just careful and also don't put it in with keys or anything.

    Sent from my T-Mobile HTC One using AC Forums.
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    08-17-2013 09:13 AM
  3. jhilker's Avatar
    I got my One on launch day, and was going naked with it, but noticed a major scratch on the screen. I bought a case and screen protector for it, and have used them ever since.

    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 4
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    08-17-2013 09:33 AM
  4. SCjRqrQCnBQ19QoYCtdl's Avatar
    Naked since got it from pre order. Looks great still.
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    08-17-2013 09:58 AM
  5. stevehsteveh's Avatar
    Naked since the launch on AT&T, no nicks, dents, or scratches. :-)
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    08-17-2013 10:31 AM
  6. bigtnew's Avatar
    Got mine at launch cracked my screen with a bumper case.

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    08-17-2013 12:32 PM
  7. Coleman Lee's Avatar
    Black HTC one, naked for 2 months. Great condition besides hairline scratch on back due to normal wear and tear. Not deep enough unless you look very closely.
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    08-17-2013 02:36 PM
  8. dd0yl3's Avatar
    Had mine since May, never had a case on it. So far no damage at all. This phone just looks to good to hide.

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    08-17-2013 03:33 PM
  9. usguyver's Avatar
    I have had more expensive for a month a d u got a scratch that won't Co. E our bit it's on the back a d who looks at the back anyway l.

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    08-17-2013 04:15 PM
  10. Belhade's Avatar
    I got a Zagg screen protector at time of purchase; the screen is really the only part of the phone I worry about. I'm pretty careful with this phone and after a month there's only very minor scuffing on the edges and back. Though I did order a bumper case; not for protection directly so much as ease of holding. It's so thin and smooth it'll slide right out of my hand.
    08-18-2013 12:00 PM
  11. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I think Zagg makes full body kits the one too. You can keep visibly naked while secretly caring enough about it to keep it protected.

    Sent from my Note 8.0 LTE
    08-18-2013 12:07 PM
  12. Buckeyes's Avatar
    Had it since right after launch. Only use a case with my four year old around. 98% of the time no case. Not a mark. It's all how careful you are.
    08-18-2013 12:18 PM
  13. iphonedefecter's Avatar
    Fine here - just a screen protector once - dropped it twice on holiday (I was drunk lol) and got little nicks in the bottom of it once when I even had a basic case on - prefer it so much without a case .
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    08-18-2013 12:26 PM
  14. peterg21's Avatar
    I have had my One for about 3 months and have generally used a TPU case with no screen protector. No scratches on the screen. I have now being going naked for the last few days and wondering how (those of you with the silver one) you have found the white plastic, both on the sides and on the back,is holding up in terms of discoloration.
    08-18-2013 03:25 PM
  15. ollieg's Avatar
    Except for the Zagg screen protector my One has been virtually naked since 4/24.

    I added nerdy adhesive bumpers around my camera to protect it from finger smudges and scratching. (Ace Round Vinyl Protective Pads in Various Sizes - Self-Adhesive Pads & Furniture Bumpers - Ace Hardware)

    It looks as beautiful today as it did at launch.

    I never have keys or other scratchy objects in my cargo pants pockets.
    08-18-2013 05:52 PM
  16. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I have had my One for about 3 months and have generally used a TPU case with no screen protector. No scratches on the screen. I have now being going naked for the last few days and wondering how (those of you with the silver one) you have found the white plastic, both on the sides and on the back,is holding up in terms of discoloration.

    I think the silver One would have looked a lot better if they had used black plastic instead of white. ...but I guess they had to offer one with white in it to attract the iPhone converts. I can't think of why else HTC chose white plastic instead of black platistic for the silver model.

    Sent from my humble S4
    08-18-2013 05:53 PM
  17. dave3389's Avatar
    Had the one since day of release in UK. Never used a case or screen guard. Phone holds up well dropped it a few times no marks scratches at all

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    08-18-2013 07:16 PM
  18. zkSharks's Avatar
    I've had a silver One for about a month and a half now, and it's holding up very well. For the first month it was without any form of protection, and then I took advantage of the ShopAndroid Deal of the Day for the BodyGuardz Carbon Fiber adhesive covering ($12 plus shipping). I have the back piece on, but not the smaller strips that adhere to the white polycarbonate on the sides of the device. There are a couple small nicks in the metal; they're the result of two drops at night onto concrete. I will say that the carbon fiber cover looks great, feels great, and has definitely protected the back.

    The One is solid and tough, that's for sure. Those two drops onto concrete would likely have done significantly more damage to most other phones.
    08-18-2013 07:46 PM
  19. ne0ne's Avatar
    Very similar thread I started. Check it out.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=297763
    Naked One... Anyone?



    Sent from my HTC One
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    08-18-2013 09:22 PM
  20. Belhade's Avatar
    I've had a silver One for about a month and a half now, and it's holding up very well. For the first month it was without any form of protection, and then I took advantage of the ShopAndroid Deal of the Day for the BodyGuardz Carbon Fiber adhesive covering ($12 plus shipping). I have the back piece on, but not the smaller strips that adhere to the white polycarbonate on the sides of the device. There are a couple small nicks in the metal; they're the result of two drops at night onto concrete. I will say that the carbon fiber cover looks great, feels great, and has definitely protected the back.

    The One is solid and tough, that's for sure. Those two drops onto concrete would likely have done significantly more damage to most other phones.
    That BodyGuardz adhesive film looks pretty swank. I'd get the red to put on the black One.
    08-18-2013 11:01 PM
  21. Benjamin P's Avatar
    Had mine in the Red/Grey HTC case...dropped it yesterday on gravel... nothing spectacular... point of impact was power button and the plastic surrounding it is warped.. the Button gets stuck when you press it down so the phone thinks it needs to switch off.. wont get past the HTC logo before powering down... went in to see if I could get it fixed... told no, i have to take a replacement... lost the photos and videos I took that day... prettty devastated actually, and dissapointed that such a small ding has rendered the phone useless...... even in a case.....
    08-19-2013 04:26 AM
  22. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Had mine in the Red/Grey HTC case...dropped it yesterday on gravel... nothing spectacular... point of impact was power button and the plastic surrounding it is warped.. the Button gets stuck when you press it down so the phone thinks it needs to switch off.. wont get past the HTC logo before powering down... went in to see if I could get it fixed... told no, i have to take a replacement... lost the photos and videos I took that day... prettty devastated actually, and dissapointed that such a small ding has rendered the phone useless...... even in a case.....
    I'm very sorry to hear that. Your situation illuminates why I like to be able to save directly to the sd card in my S4. I had a nice looking Element Eclipse but for fear that didn't offer great protection I went back to my Otter Defender. Its not the looker the Eclipse was but I feel better.

    Sent from my Note 8.0 LTE
    08-19-2013 06:25 AM
  23. miles4000's Avatar
    Got my Sprint One on launch day and it looks fine. Its the first phone I got insurance for and I'm now thinking of cancelling it. My luck after cancelling it I'll drop it.
    08-19-2013 10:44 AM

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