1. Azaan Hafeez's Avatar
    I ordered a nexus 6p with nexus protect and cant wait to get it, but one of the if-y things about it is the durability. I really dont want to get a case but is it impossible to not have a case
    11-29-2015 10:57 AM
  2. Linebarrel86's Avatar
    I would simply suggest getting a skin from Slickwraps or dbrand. It would add a bit of grip to you device without any noticeable bulk.
    11-29-2015 11:31 AM
  3. Linebarrel86's Avatar
    Here's mine.
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    11-29-2015 11:32 AM
  4. RTD212's Avatar
    Here's mine.
    I bought a wrap from Slick wraps and it will be my first time using one. Do you feel that the wrap gives enough protection to avoid damage if dropped like a case does? Are you using a screen protector with it?

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    11-29-2015 11:35 AM
  5. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I bought a wrap from Slick wraps and it will be my first time using one. Do you feel that the wrap gives enough protection to avoid damage if dropped like a case does? Are you using a screen protector with it?

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    It depends on how much of a drop the device takes and onto what service. In general, I wouldn't say that the wrap will protect from drops. It will however, provide grip as mentioned above and protect against light scratches from being inside pockets, purses, slid across table tops, etc.

    OP, the question is best answered by yourself. If you feel that a case is needed then purchase a case. A little extra protection isn't a bad thing, especially if you don't want to use that protection plan or if you feel the phone will be with you for a year or two.
    11-29-2015 11:38 AM
  6. bembol's Avatar
    I love my 6P but the Camera/Glass area where dirt can get inside and/or scratched. I stopped using cases on my last 2 phones but this is the reason why I ordered the Spigen.
    11-29-2015 12:01 PM
  7. Cant Miss's Avatar
    I would simply suggest getting a skin from Slickwraps or dbrand. It would add a bit of grip to you device without any noticeable bulk.
    I ordered a Dbrand for my Nexus 4. My experience was it had little grip and or texture to aid in not dropping the phone.

    Maybe I chose the wrong one. Are there softer, grippier skins than the mahogany Dbrand?

    This phone is large, thin, and slippery, especially in cool, dry conditions. I was clearly nervous being out and about with it (walking; especially around other people that might bump into me). It is the first phone I am using with a case on it (Ringke Fusion - until my Rhino Crash Guard gets here next year).

    A clear TPU case provides so much more grip (as would a bumper) without completely covering up the nice looks, and is needed IMHO if you are out and about. I am even leaving it on at home as it just makes the phone easier to handle.

    YMMV
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    11-29-2015 12:16 PM
  8. Trigati's Avatar
    Yes, you should.

    Sent from the Comm Center of the Trigati
    11-29-2015 12:18 PM
  9. angelbones1's Avatar
    I have the protect but wanted a case, just in case. It adds grip and even if it prevents one break from a dropped phone, it is cheaper than the $79 deductible. So the answer is yes.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Android Central
    11-29-2015 02:06 PM
  10. only1canoli's Avatar
    What cases does everyone use?

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    11-29-2015 05:18 PM
  11. anon(8938849)'s Avatar
    IF you drop your phone it's obviously going to be better to have a case on then not. However I don't think the durability of this phone is more worrisome than any other when it comes to drops. It did very well in the drop test against the iPhone 6s plus on YouTube. Any metal phone will scrape and dent from drops, and any glass surface will potentially break but not necessarily. I've watched lots of drop tests for all the current flagships and the nexus 6p seems on par with all of them.
    11-29-2015 05:35 PM
  12. anon(8938849)'s Avatar
    I mean yes it bends and that's really very unfortunate, but it's something you have to do on purpose for it to happen. I guess there could be a scenario where it bends a tiny bit in a tight pocket if you crouch a lot. I've always been careful about that with every phone I've ever owned though. I take it out of my pocket if I'm kneeling or otherwise doing something that pulls my pants tight like that. It's just common sense. And most cases won't do anything to help against bending anyways.
    11-29-2015 05:39 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    Depends if you drop phones. I went with the case from Google.
    11-29-2015 05:53 PM
  14. Linebarrel86's Avatar
    I bought a wrap from Slick wraps and it will be my first time using one. Do you feel that the wrap gives enough protection to avoid damage if dropped like a case does? Are you using a screen protector with it?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Protection from scratches, sure. Protection from drops onto concrete...not so much.

    I'm sure it would 'hide' the damage, but skins are simply that: skin.

    A purpose built case would be more effective for protection against hard drops and such.

    My skin is for those times I'm in what I call a 'Designated Case Free Zone'. Home, my office or any other low traffic/carpeted area.

    When I go outside, I grab a case. Concrete, busy streets, pedestrians, children and other uncontrollable outside forces necessitate better protection.
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    11-29-2015 06:09 PM
  15. PaulQ's Avatar
    Yes.

    I have Nexus Protect.

    I also went with the ultra slim KuGi case for $6.95 and I use an Intelliglass tempered glass screen cover. The case is very minimal and I mostly use it to keep from scratching or denting up the back of the phone. I do these things because I will inevitably sell the phone to get the latest/greatest and an immaculate phone sells well. The case/glass combo adds almost no bulk.

    From what I understand, Google doesn't replace phones if they are just scratched or dinged. It's for a major incident or device failure. (right?)

    I haven't broken a phone in the past but Nexus Protect is my worst case scenario safety net. I do wish you could cancel it after 6 months and get a pro-rated refund like Square Trade.
    11-29-2015 06:13 PM
  16. skinnytoo2's Avatar
    KuGi is a great case with a low profile. I have that with a glass screen protector. For other days when I'm out and about I use the Adopted Google case.
    11-29-2015 07:21 PM
  17. Azaan Hafeez's Avatar
    Yeah, i almost forgot about skins and it definitely feels like a good idea
    11-29-2015 08:42 PM
  18. mustang02's Avatar
    I have a supcase and verus case. Love the slim profile of each.
    11-29-2015 09:03 PM
  19. anon(8938849)'s Avatar
    Personally I've always hated skins and cases. I even tried a skin on my 6p even though I hate them and I couldn't stand it. It just feels like a cheap sticker on your phone. Totally ruins it for me. Cases I can tolerate it I'm out and about because I take them off at home or anytime it starts to bother me. You can't take a skin on and off.
    11-30-2015 01:19 AM
  20. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    I agree with Cant Miss. There are good, cheap options for thin, clear TPU cases: Ringke, Orzly, DGtle, etc. You get much better traction and with minimal bulk and whilst maintaining the aesthetics of the handset. One other advantage of a case over a skin, the case will have a lip around the front of the screen. This keeps the screen off the surface when face down.
    11-30-2015 01:55 AM
  21. sarah247's Avatar
    You should get one
    12-01-2015 07:22 AM

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