04-04-2018 07:26 PM
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  1. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I got my s9+ on Wednesday and love it. I got talked into a snap on plastic case from verizon. After a day and a half I couldn't stand it and pried it off. I shouldn't have to worry about the frame of the phone or the front glass being stressed right? It sounds like this year samsung used 7000 series aluminum and thicker glass.
    03-30-2018 02:36 PM
  2. rushmore's Avatar
    The device is covered in glass. That should suggest everything in regards to having a shock absorbing case.
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    03-30-2018 02:55 PM
  3. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Not really the question but thanks for the feedback
    03-30-2018 03:02 PM
  4. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    My clear case is tight fit, and takes a bit of effort to get off. I have had it off a few times now to clean the phone. The frame and glass seems fairly rigid. I think it would take some effort to bend it. That doesn't mean you can sit on it while it's in your back pocket though, lol.

    I just finished using my phone to take a ton of pics in Maui for 7 days, including several underwater shots in the ocean. This with nothing but a clear case and no screen protector. It survived fine, and there's not a mark on my display. I'm impressed, considering one grain of sand in my pocket could have scratched the heck out of it.
    03-30-2018 03:20 PM
  5. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I wouldn't recommend dropping it on cement, hard floors, or even carpeting.

    Get a case!
    03-30-2018 04:13 PM
  6. D.P.G.'s Avatar
    S8+ is basically the same construction and the reason I am in the S9 forum is because even with a minimal case I dropped the phone less then 3' onto a tile floor and the back cracked and turned into a spider web that was sharp. My opinion very fragile. I know have the Samsung silicone rubber case hopefully that is a bit more protective.
    03-30-2018 07:57 PM
  7. JHBThree's Avatar
    S8+ is basically the same construction and the reason I am in the S9 forum is because even with a minimal case I dropped the phone less then 3' onto a tile floor and the back cracked and turned into a spider web that was sharp. My opinion very fragile. I know have the Samsung silicone rubber case hopefully that is a bit more protective.
    The S9+ has stronger aluminum and supposedly more durable glass, so not the same as the S8.
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    03-30-2018 09:28 PM
  8. MtnJim's Avatar
    The S9 face survived the CNET drop test, but... the back spiderwebbed first drop. My first case in years!
    03-30-2018 10:27 PM
  9. RandomGuy Yo's Avatar
    Don't drop it ! Don't let it rest on anything other than your hands ! Other than it's solid
    03-30-2018 11:12 PM
  10. mogelijk's Avatar
    The S9+ has stronger aluminum and supposedly more durable glass, so not the same as the S8.
    The glass appears to be exactly the same, both the S8 and S9 reportedly use Gorilla Glass 5.
    03-31-2018 12:04 AM
  11. tadpoles's Avatar
    The glass appears to be exactly the same, both the S8 and S9 reportedly use Gorilla Glass 5.
    The glass is reportedly much thicker on the S9 though.
    03-31-2018 05:15 AM
  12. naturalguy's Avatar
    It's made of mostly glass, use a case
    03-31-2018 07:21 AM
  13. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I got an otterbox symmetry. So for everyone saying use a case....I have a case. My question was about how removing a plastic snap case would effect the phone.
    03-31-2018 09:33 AM
  14. gottria's Avatar
    The glass is reportedly much thicker on the S9 though.
    I wouldn't say much thicker, but it is thicker than the S8 series.
    03-31-2018 10:15 AM
  15. rushmore's Avatar
    It's made of mostly glass, use a case
    Unless you like a spider web effect on the glass, that slowly separates into very sharp cracks.
    03-31-2018 12:52 PM
  16. tadpoles's Avatar
    I wouldn't say much thicker, but it is thicker than the S8 series.
    Ah. My 9+ feels durable on the hands but I'd be scared to go without a case.
    03-31-2018 12:53 PM
  17. JHBThree's Avatar
    The glass appears to be exactly the same, both the S8 and S9 reportedly use Gorilla Glass 5.
    It's thicker.
    03-31-2018 05:03 PM
  18. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Took the symmetry off as well. Really hate cases lol
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    03-31-2018 05:07 PM
  19. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    If you have ever seen the JerryRigEverything channel he tries to bend phones with all his strength. And he's a body builder. The s9 barely flexes and survives. Taking a case off should be fine.
    03-31-2018 08:55 PM
  20. SDTRMG's Avatar
    you ever drop a glass cup and then be happy it didn't break. About as durably as that.
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    04-01-2018 12:29 AM
  21. dov1978's Avatar
    They're about as durable as a raw egg. Drop it and it WILL break. Only twice have I dropped my Galaxy phones since they moved to all glass designs and on both occasions they shattered. First was the S7 edge that slid off my car passenger seat onto a rubber floor mat when I braked quite hard. The screen shattered on the front and even the camera glass on the back shattered too. The second was only a few months ago when I bent down and my Note 8 slid out my pocket from about 2'up. The screen spiderwebbed instantly and the side frame bent and that was with a Spigen Rugged Armor case on. I love their phones but like I said they're as fragile/durable as an egg so protect it
    04-01-2018 02:51 AM
  22. westiewanderer's Avatar
    Took the symmetry off as well. Really hate cases lol
    I do too. I loved the S9+ while I had it, but I knew I would have it out of its case a lot, and I knew, eventually, what was going to happen.
    04-01-2018 10:06 AM
  23. torbach1's Avatar
    The only time I've had a phone get damaged after removing a case was the Pixel XL 2 screen which got damaged when I removed the Seidio Surface case from it. Other than that, I've never had any problems removing cases. As for putting cases on the S9, I have found the admittedly expensive Samsung OEM cases to be really good, feel great in the hand, and not take away from the quality feel. I have two of them, the Silicone Samsung cover and the S-View cover.
    04-01-2018 01:11 PM
  24. MrDoh's Avatar
    What I got out of the CNET drop test video was that I need to have a case on my S9. Or my iPhone X. They're both glass phones, both need cases to protect the glass. Although, in the CNET S9 drop test the aluminum frame around the outside was also vulnerable to scrapes and dents. Not so much for the outside frame on the iPhone X, that's stainless steel.
    04-01-2018 06:55 PM
  25. D.P.G.'s Avatar
    Can someone who claims the glass is thicker on the S9 then the S8 provide the link where you got that information?
    krafty11 likes this.
    04-01-2018 07:14 PM
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