How has your naked G3 held up?

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I'm thinking of losing the case (but keeping a screen protector). I'm thinking a few less millimeters will make for a better one-handed experience 😜

So how jacked up ( or not) is your case-less G3 after a few months?

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Unless you have warranty/insurance on your G3, then I won't advice using it without a case. I thought about it the first few days but it is a bit slippery and I didn't want to take the risk of dropping my phone and end up using it with scratches and dents. But then if you decide to go that path, you should install a tempered glass screen protector and a full body skin. :)
 

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Mine is holding up fine. I don't find it slippery. I do have a little mark on the silver band on one side of the phone,but that's it.

But if you're really worried about getting scratches on your phone, keep it in a case. It will, eventually, get scratched up. That's just the nature of any portable handheld device. I buy my phone to use, not to display as art, so I don't really care if it gets some scratches on it.
 

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I bought a case when i got the phone. Had to remove the case daily to put it on the wireless charger. after 3 days i tossed the case and have been running naked ever since. The phone has held up fine with a few matt spots where it rubs from being put in the center console of my car, but are barely noticeable. However the other day i climbed out of the car without realizing it was on my lap and it fell on to some rough concrete and picked up a few extra scratches, but again barely noticeable unless you give it a close inspection. Would rather buy a new back cover after a year than carry it around in a bulky case. Besides it looks so much nicer without a case.
 
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I understand what you mean. Its what happened with my HTC One M7. At first I used a case but eventually I took it off because the phone looked better & felt better w/o the case. With the G3, I'll be using a case because I want to keep it in good condition so that the resale value would be better. :)
 

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Ive had my G3 for a few months now and running naked since day one, It doesnt look bad but it sits in work truck most of day. I work with oil so I constantly get oily smudges on screen, but phone has held up pretty well. I dont plan on reselling so I'm not worried about a few scratches here and there. I slipped a case on it at mall and did not like the feel at all. Just my 2 cents

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Dropped mine in 2 months more than I dropped my iPhone that I had for 2+ years. Only damage that's been done is the bottom right corner is slightly nicked.

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I bought a case when i got the phone. Had to remove the case daily to put it on the wireless charger. ....
That LG Quick Circle case I got for my AT&T G3 is fantastic. Replaces the back, allows wireless charging, circle cover protects the screen.
 

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Mine has held up very well. I used the quick circle case for about a month, but I like the phone better without a case.

Had a S3 and note 3 before this that I also used without a case, never dropped any of them.
 

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I got my first handheld device in 1998: a Palm III PDA. In the last 16 years, I've broken exactly one device. And it was that Palm III, when I slammed a car door against my leg, with the Palm in my pocket, screen facing out.
 

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With the minimalistic cases available why gamble? My case is so thin that the width is negligible with or without the case.
 

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I go back and forth between a Nillkin snap on, Verus and a snap on carbon fiber.
Use the Nillkin more becasue it is so thin but also has a great texture on the back making it really easy to hold on to.

Which case u using? I got 3, what's one more? ??????

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I go back and forth between a Nillkin snap on, Verus and a snap on carbon fiber.
Use the Nillkin more becasue it is so thin but also has a great texture on the back making it really easy to hold on to.

Which case u using? I got 3, what's one more? 😔

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With the minimalistic cases available why gamble? My case is so thin that the width is negligible with or without the case.

Because I prefer the look and feel without a case. Also not much of a gamble for me personally as I don't drop my phones
 

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With the minimalistic cases available why gamble? My case is so thin that the width is negligible with or without the case.

Because I really don't think a case that thin offers any real protection in a drop. It may prevent it from getting scratched, but to provide impact protection it has to be thick enough, and soft enough, to "give" and absorb some of the impact force. A thin hard case just transmits the impact straight through.
 

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Agreed and I hate scratches so it does 2 things for me; no scratches and a better grip (the naked G3 is so slippery).

Because I really don't think a case that thin offers any real protection in a drop. It may prevent it from getting scratched, but to provide impact protection it has to be thick enough, and soft enough, to "give" and absorb some of the impact force. A thin hard case just transmits the impact straight through.
 

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I have been using my phone without a case since I got it (June 24th?). No scratches on it and I never drop my phones.

I have considered skins just to change the look of it. Never would consider a case unless travelling. In that situation I would get the Zerolemon one as a temporary thing.
 

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