03-06-2015 07:07 AM
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  1. PsychDoc's Avatar
    I've always used slim cases on my phones but this is just so damned gorgeous I find myself tempted to use it naked (the phone, not me... lol).

    Anyone else thinking of going au natural?
    03-02-2015 09:01 AM
  2. Inders99's Avatar
    I'll not be using it naked, slim case for sure if this is the phone of my choosing.
    03-02-2015 09:15 AM
  3. unashamedgeek's Avatar
    I haven't used cases on my phones for years. I'm currently planning on getting the regular S6, but have no plans on getting a case. If the device is slick I will likely get a skin from dbrand, but that is it.
    03-02-2015 09:20 AM
  4. vtpmt81's Avatar
    It is glass - I would advise against keeping it naked.

    I know this is Gorilla Glass 4 but I have seen way too many cracked/broken iPhone 4/4s, Nexus 4s, Xperia Z phones, etc. from drops so I would put ghost armor on it or use a glass screen protector/back protector at minimum. The phone will be insanely popular so you will easily be able get a grippy clear TPU case as well.
    03-02-2015 09:34 AM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Gorilla Glass 4 has a Mohs hardness of under 7.Quarts (sand) is 7, so a grain of sand can cut the glass. Carbide is 9, so it's like cutting butter with a hot knife. (There are carbide particles in the air all the time.)

    Dropping, OTOH, is the opposite of harness. The harder something is, the stiffer it is, and the easier it'll break from shock. (Try dropping a lump of putty and making it break.) So it's a fight between harder glass to make it scratch-resistant and softer glass to make it breakproof. Or just harder glass and a shock-absobent case, which is why there are TPU/silicone cases.

    vtpmt, a glass screen protector protects against scratches, but not against shock. Dropping the phone on a corner of the frame can spider the glass.
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    03-02-2015 10:21 AM
  6. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I ALWAYS must have a case, I dont like taking any risks
    03-02-2015 10:26 AM
  7. vtpmt81's Avatar
    Gorilla Glass 4 has a Mohs hardness of under 7.Quarts (sand) is 7, so a grain of sand can cut the glass. Carbide is 9, so it's like cutting butter with a hot knife. (There are carbide particles in the air all the time.)

    Dropping, OTOH, is the opposite of harness. The harder something is, the stiffer it is, and the easier it'll break from shock. (Try dropping a lump of putty and making it break.) So it's a fight between harder glass to make it scratch-resistant and softer glass to make it breakproof. Or just harder glass and a shock-absobent case, which is why there are TPU/silicone cases.

    vtpmt, a glass screen protector protects against scratches, but not against shock. Dropping the phone on a corner of the frame can spider the glass.
    Thanks for the info - everyone should read your post.

    I said that I would put armor on the phone at minimum but meant to suggest that anyone that buys the phone get a clear TPU case. I have a Moto X 2014 with bamboo back with a clear TPU case and it has worked wonders - the case is very grippy and I have had the phone non off my desk accidentally by a mortified co-worker and she and I were happy that the phone was still in pristine condition.

    If I got the phone - I would get a clear TPU case to show off the really nice design and protect the phone.
    03-02-2015 10:28 AM
  8. PsychDoc's Avatar
    Thanks for the info - everyone should read your post.

    I said that I would put armor on the phone at minimum but meant to suggest that anyone that buys the phone get a clear TPU case. I have a Moto X 2014 with bamboo back with a clear TPU case and it has worked wonders - the case is very grippy and I have had the phone non off my desk accidentally by a mortified co-worker and she and I were happy that the phone was still in pristine condition.

    If I got the phone - I would get a clear TPU case to show off the really nice design and protect the phone.
    Yes. More than ever with this phone I think clear cases are going to be the way to go. It's just too darn beautiful to cover up with a traditional case. I hope the case makers realize this and get to work on some nice clear cases.
    03-02-2015 10:34 AM
  9. ibcop's Avatar
    You better wrap it up. You don't want to be the one that posts the "I dropped my S6" thread.
    03-02-2015 10:51 AM
  10. solid_s_1117's Avatar
    This will be the only thing on my handset.

    Spigen Galaxy S6 Screen Protector Crystal | Spigen
    03-02-2015 11:10 PM
  11. deeb215's Avatar
    Investing in a couple of clear cases.
    03-03-2015 02:45 PM
  12. smalba's Avatar
    Depends where I am or where I'll be. If I'm at home it will be naked and perhaps when out for a dinner. When I go to work I'll wrap it up.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-03-2015 03:23 PM
  13. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    1. It's not "naked." It's "nekkid." Get it right.
    2. I'll be putting an ArmorSuit or Skinomi screen protector on, and at the very least a cheap thin TPU case. Hopefully something thin enough that Qi and MST works through it. I might try a Lifeproof to see if that stuff works through it, but it'll probably be too thick.
    03-03-2015 03:25 PM
  14. jcp007's Avatar
    No commando for mine

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    03-03-2015 03:30 PM
  15. icwhatudidthere's Avatar
    Yep. Haven't used a case on a phone in years.
    03-03-2015 04:02 PM
  16. Jdroids's Avatar
    I always use slim clear case. It protects phone and lets me see the back through it.
    03-03-2015 04:03 PM
  17. ibcop's Avatar
    No way, no how especially with the Edge.
    03-03-2015 04:03 PM
  18. edgar's Avatar
    I always go nude or bumper case
    03-03-2015 04:29 PM
  19. Cigar-Junkie's Avatar
    Never use anything on the screen, a bumper for active and outdoor, naked when in dress clothes.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    03-05-2015 06:30 AM
  20. mountainman's Avatar
    I would go naked but I'm always concerned about scratching the camera lense, which IMO, is going to be the killer feature of this phone.
    03-05-2015 07:07 AM
  21. ibcop's Avatar
    To the ones that say they are going nekkid - you're getting the S6 or S6 Edge?

    I can't do nekkid with the Edge.
    03-05-2015 07:23 AM
  22. unashamedgeek's Avatar
    To the ones that say they are going nekkid - you're getting the S6 or S6 Edge?

    I can't do nekkid with the Edge.
    I'm waiting for final pricing and seeing the devices before I choose which model I'll get. However, which ever model I choose, I will likely go with no case, but if it is slick, I'll do a skin.
    03-05-2015 08:18 AM
  23. ibcop's Avatar
    I'm waiting for final pricing and seeing the devices before I choose which model I'll get. However, which ever model I choose, I will likely go with no case, but if it is slick, I'll do a skin.
    I'm more worried about the curved glass with the Edge than anything.
    03-05-2015 08:20 AM
  24. unashamedgeek's Avatar
    I'm more worried about the curved glass with the Edge than anything.
    Me too, but I'm not a case person. I just personally feel like it throws off the look and adds bulk that I don't really want. I have never broken a phone or cracked a screen, so I hope that trend will continue. Which ever one I end up with, if a lot of reports start coming in of shattered screens, maybe I'll change my tune then.
    03-05-2015 08:44 AM
  25. darthhen's Avatar
    Go commando or go home!!

    :-)
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    03-05-2015 09:49 AM
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