1. fitcherama's Avatar
    I've just applied a Dbrand skin to my S8+ as I can't bare to cover up that gorgeous design with a case - even a thin one. I know the trade off is no drop protection but the phone is so damn pretty without a case. I was intrigued how many others preferred skins to cases? I'll get back to you when I drop the phone and wish I'd been rocking an ugly Otterbox!
    07-22-2017 05:28 AM
  2. ihearlivepplz's Avatar
    I prefer skins, especially custom ones I design myself. I also know that it would take me less than a day to break my phone if I didn't have a case which is why I can't not have one on. Whatever happened to those days when we could have our phones naked and not have a care in the world about scratched glass or broken screens?
    fitcherama likes this.
    07-22-2017 05:44 AM
  3. BrockS.'s Avatar
    I prefer skins, especially custom ones I design myself. I also know that it would take me less than a day to break my phone if I didn't have a case which is why I can't not have one on. Whatever happened to those days when we could have our phones naked and not have a care in the world about scratched glass or broken screens?
    The internet cried and moaned about "premium look and feel" for a number of years and Samsung listened after a time.
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    07-22-2017 06:29 AM
  4. Ecm's Avatar
    I've just applied a Dbrand skin to my S8+ as I can't bare to cover up that gorgeous design with a case - even a thin one. I know the trade off is no drop protection but the phone is so damn pretty without a case. I was intrigued how many others preferred skins to cases? I'll get back to you when I drop the phone and wish I'd been rocking an ugly Otterbox!
    I'm doing the same. A dbrand dragon skin on the back, full screen Ghost armour on the front. I just love the way my S8+ feels without a case -- even a slim case.
    07-22-2017 07:57 AM
  5. justnivek's Avatar
    I just got my white marble dbrand skin in the mail a few days ago (also ordered the dragon skin)

    I used cases on older phones because the was thick anyways, since the S6 I refuse to use a case because the phone is so thin and they sacrifice battery life to achieve this thickness now I'm making the phone thick and ugly to me that's pointless haha

    I love my skin so far, I have my dragon skin on my closet whenever this one gets super dirty or messed up or if I just get bored then I'll switch to the dragon skin
    07-22-2017 08:29 AM
  6. neil74's Avatar
    I just fitted an xtreme skin to my S8. Pretty happy, I purchased 3 (leather, carbon and gloss) have fitted the leather first.
    07-22-2017 08:34 AM
  7. gknicks's Avatar
    I Def use a case. May not want to but need to
    07-22-2017 08:48 AM
  8. cass_m's Avatar
    I use a Decalgirl skin and the Samsung clear case. It's enough protection for me.
    07-22-2017 09:36 AM
  9. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Maybe the Android future involves unbreakable phones... but, then, they would have to end their crazy competition w/Apple over style.
    07-22-2017 11:39 AM
  10. Dconn1975's Avatar
    I used a dbrand at first carbon fiber Red then changed to a Red mighty skin which I like a lot better in terms of look and feel. Better grip with the mighty skin. I currently go more than half the time with no case at all and just my front screen protector which is liquid glass by skinomi and my back protection from mighty skin.
    07-22-2017 11:46 AM
  11. jasonb's Avatar
    I use a dbrand back skin with a Rhinoshield bumper.
    07-22-2017 11:57 AM
  12. Dconn1975's Avatar
    I use a dbrand back skin with a Rhinoshield bumper.
    I've got to look into getting one of those rhinoshield bumpers. How do you like it?
    07-22-2017 12:17 PM
  13. andrew_ackley's Avatar
    I was looking into buying one but they aren't on Amazon at all! That's weird bc all of their other models are. I wonder if they got bad reviews?
    07-22-2017 01:29 PM
  14. andrew_ackley's Avatar
    Oh nevermind looks like they just posted an updated version!
    07-22-2017 01:30 PM
  15. Dconn1975's Avatar
    Oh nevermind looks like they just posted an updated version!
    Will you post a link to that? All I could find was that they were unavailable
    07-22-2017 01:32 PM
  16. Jarvis Kelly's Avatar
    Phones and tablets are so expensive nowadays and also used for everything I just won't risk it with a skin. I buy the best drop proof screen protectors I can get. Griffin or Otterbox for me.
    07-22-2017 11:20 PM
  17. alwilliam's Avatar
    Still waiting for my natural leather skin from Slickwraps. Hopefully it will be here by Monday.
    07-23-2017 12:09 AM
  18. jasonb's Avatar
    Oh nevermind looks like they just posted an updated version!
    The updated version fits tighter and the buttons are now easy to press. Highly recommended.
    07-23-2017 07:40 AM
  19. kittysback's Avatar
    I use a skin (that I personalize via Skin it) then use a clear case.
    07-23-2017 12:37 PM
  20. Parag K's Avatar
    Try skins because cases are bulky and it ruins your phones look. I am using newly released Camoflaunt Skin from GadgetShieldz. It has a very gallant look. The skin is so grippy in my hands.
    How many using a skin instead of a case?-img_20180719_180839.jpgHow many using a skin instead of a case?-img_20180719_181213.jpg
    Attached Thumbnails How many using a skin instead of a case?-img_20180719_181221.jpg   How many using a skin instead of a case?-img_20180719_181200.jpg  
    07-23-2018 05:14 AM
  21. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I have the same set up on my Samsung Galaxy s8 phone.

    Dbrand Black Dragon Back Skin.

    Rhinoshield Crashguard Bumper.

    Official Samsung Film type screen protector.

    The Crashguard Bumper adds very little in the way of extra dimensions or weight to the phone and I can confirm it protected my phone from a drop.

    For me it also adds very much needed added grip.

    I bought mine a while ago and due to some feedback they produced an improved version which included tiny slits in the buttons so they were more tactile.

    They emailed me and sent it out for free to replace my earlier one. I paid for shipping.

    I'm in the UK.
    07-27-2018 02:14 AM
  22. IronCat21's Avatar
    Maybe the Android future involves unbreakable phones... but, then, they would have to end their crazy competition w/Apple over style.
    The Droid Turbo 2 did it. I loved that phone, unfortueltly it had so many bugs it stopped performing to expectations. It was definitely unbreakable, I would drop it on the floor to show my coworkers!
    07-27-2018 09:58 PM
  23. Mike Dee's Avatar
    The Droid Turbo 2 did it. I loved that phone, unfortueltly it had so many bugs it stopped performing to expectations. It was definitely unbreakable, I would drop it on the floor to show my coworkers!
    No matter how unbreakable a phone is, dropping it is not a good thing, whether its by accident or for demonstration purposes. It might be fine on the outside but the impact could lossen or break things on the inside.
    07-27-2018 10:05 PM
  24. IronCat21's Avatar
    No matter how unbreakable a phone is, dropping it is not a good thing, whether its by accident or for demonstration purposes. It might be fine on the outside but the impact could lossen or break things on the inside.
    You are correct,but here we are talking about an unbreakable screen and back. I'm not sure why Samsung hasn't embraced that type of structure. It seems like a huge money maker to me.
    07-28-2018 09:12 AM
  25. Mike Dee's Avatar
    You are correct,but here we are talking about an unbreakable screen and back. I'm not sure why Samsung hasn't embraced that type of structure. It seems like a huge money maker to me.
    Just wanted to make the point about internal damage because there are some who never think of it. As for Samsung and others who go glass it's pretty pathetic and yet some are convinced that glass is premium or has a premium feel. I don't even get the appearance factor because glass backs are fingerprint magnets.
    07-28-2018 11:24 AM

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