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Old April 10th, 2012, 10:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What/Who do you think makes the best case for the Spec? It seems like often times the official VZW silicone case's wind up causing the phone to almost get too hot. Thanks for the suggestions!

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It would really depend on how you like your phone to feel. I eventually got tired of the phone feeling bulky and started buying full body shields. They wont protect much against falls but i feel its better to have a nice feeling phone. As far as the phone getting hot, ive noticed that most 4g phones tend to get excessively hot after continuous use . I also personally havent seen any difference in heating between the silicone cases and a really thick case like the incipio cases.
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Just bought a "ballistic" case like this one: will report on it once it arrives. Using a basic silicone slip on now.

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I'm installing my skinomi full body shield tomorrow night. Ill post pics as well
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Just bought a "ballistic" case like this one: will report on it once it arrives. Using a basic silicone slip on now.

I use this case and i can tell you it makes it bigger but its also much easier to hold now and it is pretty much fall resistant now.
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I like the looks of the skinomi sheilds, but looks like they only protect against cosmetic damage. I'm using the silicone cover from LG and like it alot. Although not as protective as some other cases, it's not bulky at all, which I like since I carrry my phone in my pocket.
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I like the looks of the skinomi sheilds, but looks like they only protect against cosmetic damage. I'm using the silicone cover from LG and like it alot. Although not as protective as some other cases, it's not bulky at all, which I like since I carrry my phone in my pocket.
+1 here. I also really like the look. It keeps that OE look that I love about Spectrum. I like how it has the 'LG' and '4Glte' insignia's ghosted into it in the correct spots, it makes the case seem almost like a clear/ smoked type look. It does smear excessively and you lose almost all of the carbon fiber look of the battery cover though. Prection wise, it really seems for than suffcient. I have dropped the device a couple times and the case has worked beautifully. Again well worth the overpriced $20 to me. Being a bought this damn thing when it was $200, Im going to do what i can to protect it. I also havent noticed any more excessive heat than with out the case.
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I use this case and i can tell you it makes it bigger but its also much easier to hold now and it is pretty much fall resistant now.
Bigger I can live with. I already have a basic silicone slip on, and the silicone itself makes pulling the phone in and out of your pocket a bit more difficult because the rubber grabs onto cloth and clothing. But these are things I'm willing to live with to protect my phone from everyday hazards like drops, etc. I need/want my phone to last 2 years, not 4 months.
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I like the looks of the skinomi sheilds, but looks like they only protect against cosmetic damage. I'm using the silicone cover from LG and like it alot. Although not as protective as some other cases, it's not bulky at all, which I like since I carrry my phone in my pocket.

Yea the shield are good if you have insurance. I hate getting little scratches on my devices and don't like cases much so this is a good compromise. I figure as long as it doesn't slam against the floor im good. That hasnt ever happened luckily
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I have ghost armor on the screen and the Verizon rubber case on the rest. No complaints.
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So after researching cases, I decided to purchase this one:Update looks the LG Spectrum Hard Case - Transparent Smoke AccessoryGeeks ship Free
The reason being I like how you are still able to see the cool looking stock cover, and the rest of the phone for that matter. Also it was only $9.99 including shipping. I am hoping it will still provide enough protection and will post more info once I get it.
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I've done hard cases on other devices with mixed results; they either shatter/crack or last forever. I'm pretty happy with the rubberized one I got @ vz, though.
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I have ghost armor on the screen and the Verizon rubber case on the rest. No complaints.
What have you experienced with the so called "orange peel effect"? I was looking at these and was definitely wanting more info about this...
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I've done hard cases on other devices with mixed results; they either shatter/crack or last forever. I'm pretty happy with the rubberized one I got @ vz, though.
i miss my Otter Box i has on my Ally
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What have you experienced with the so called "orange peel effect"? I was looking at these and was definitely wanting more info about this...
You mean the screen image/quality? It doesn't diminish the quality that much for average applications and images. BUT, if you're watching HD movies or Netflix, you'll see some wavy lines. It's like if you were to take plastic wrap and put it over your screen. Honestly, it's not that bad. It's not as clear as the VZ/stock protector, but it's rubberized, so fingerprints simply don't appear. Seriously, I've maybe cleaned the screen 3 times since I had it put on, whereas I had to clean my VZ protectors several times a day.
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My "ballistic" case arrived today. Very cool, I'm very happy with it. It definitely adds bulk, but also a lot of protection. I can live with the added bulk, if it protects as well as it looks like it will. I like to dual layers, silicone and plastic.
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I ordered a Body Glove slide on hard case. I don't have it yet, but I am excited for it to arrive.
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You mean the screen image/quality? It doesn't diminish the quality that much for average applications and images. BUT, if you're watching HD movies or Netflix, you'll see some wavy lines. It's like if you were to take plastic wrap and put it over your screen. Honestly, it's not that bad. It's not as clear as the VZ/stock protector, but it's rubberized, so fingerprints simply don't appear. Seriously, I've maybe cleaned the screen 3 times since I had it put on, whereas I had to clean my VZ protectors several times a day.
Ya I was referring to the image quality, read reviews saying it greatly affects images etc but was tempted to try it as the reviews said it does really well at protecting screen.

I got my case in the mail today (mentioned in posts above) and it looks way nice. It hardly makes the phone any bigger and the transparent look is great. In terms of protection you could probably do better as the plastic isnt extremely thick but overall I like it and hopefully wont ever need to test how sturdy it is.

On a very unrelated note, certain member's names are listed as premium I was just wondering what exactly that means?
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On a very unrelated note, certain member's names are listed as premium I was just wondering what exactly that means?
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I have the LG Spectrum with the extended battery and am wondering if there are any good strong cases that will be able to hold the extended battery and have the holster option too. I bought the Shell and holster case from verizon but the whole thing is starting to break a lil at a time. I would say i am really rough on phones seeings how i work on vehicles and am always outdoors doing something. Please help me.
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I ordered a Body Glove slide on hard case. I don't have it yet, but I am excited for it to arrive.
I bought the Body Glove case when I got my phone as I didn't like how stiff the VZW silicone was. I have been using it and would say it's really nice for the most part. My only real issue was that there is a little plastic "collar" that goes where the two case pieces meet and within the first week it came off and I had to glue it back. Unfortunately I super glued the case SHUT! So you know that was cool, soaking it with acetone till it came apart again. Well needless to say it still works ok but now it looks like hell. I bought a Ballistic case as I usually prefer the rubberized over the smooth plastic as I think it probably gives better shock protection (my main concern). The Body Glove is nice but hopefully the Ballistic will be closer to the otterbox I had on my DX.
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I use this case and i can tell you it makes it bigger but its also much easier to hold now and it is pretty much fall resistant now.
I've got a black one on order as well.
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I got this one and kept the LG screen protector:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006YZAA1E/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00

By the way....it works....I knocked it out of my hand, it hit the open door of my car, hit the door frame sill plate on the way down to hitting the pavement....thought it was a gonner...but it survived
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I got this case: GLOSSY CLEAR HARD TPU GEL CANDY SKIN CASE COVER LG SPECTRUM PHONE ACCESSORY | eBay

It is surprisingly thin and covers the volume buttons. Its not completely soft but still provide good grip and shock protection.

Also keeps its shape along the sides of the screen.
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Amazon.com: Verizon LG Spectrum (VS920) Premium All Black Hybrid Slicone + Hard Protector Case Cover With Heavy Duty Belt Clip Holster (+ Screen Protector): Cell Phones & Accessories

i just order that^

I already own these three... v

Amazon.com: LG Spectrum VS920 Revolution 2 Scratch Resistance Anodized Coating Aluminum with Modern Reflection design Clip on Protector Case + DragonCell Premium Screen Film Protector: Cell Phones & Accessories

Amazon.com: Electromaster(TM) Brand - White Snap-On Hard Skin Case Cover New for LG Spectrum VS920: Cell Phones & Accessories

Amazon.com: LG Spectrum Vertical Leather Case Hip Holster Swivel And Spring Clips Black And Red (2 Clips): Everything Else

They are all good but just al ittle bit of a heads up if anyone buys any of these. The slide holster doesn't fit with the white cover well and will stain it. They are the first 2 I bought and and it stained my white case on day one from sliding it inside the holster slide case. I was able to clean most of it off but not all. I then bought the metal back case and it's nice and fits the slide holster case nicely. The spec also fits in it nice with no shell at all.

I'm looking forward to getting the one I just ordered. I'll leave some feedback after I do.
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I have had the Ballistic case for a couple weeks, and I can't decide if I like it or not... I usually run my phones naked, but this one is pretty lite and slippery so it's a big adjustment.
One thing I noticed, I was using Google maps to find something and the gps wouldn't hold my position until I took off the case, I thought that was a little weird but soon as I removed it I got a good lock and never lost it.
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I've been using the Ballistic for a month or two. It adds a lot of bulk and weight to the phone, but the added protection is worth the tradeoff. I took the case off the other day for something, and was shocked at how thin and light the phone is without it. But I sat the phone down on my leg and it immediately slid off. Luckily I caught it. I prefer the tacky rubberized case to the slick back for that exact reason.
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Black and silver body glove. Biggest drop it took was off my lap out of a ford 250 van and slid on the back across the ground. No phone damage, a dent in the corner plastic and some pits on the back.
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My "ballistic" case arrived today. Very cool, I'm very happy with it. It definitely adds bulk, but also a lot of protection. I can live with the added bulk, if it protects as well as it looks like it will. I like to dual layers, silicone and plastic.
I like this Ballistic case also, dropped my phone a couple times already and it's still like new under the case.
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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=ur2&camp=1789&tag=androidforums-20&creative=9325&path=http://www.amazon.com/Verizon-Spectrum-Premium-Slicone-Protector/dp/B0083PQ7ZG/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1338489110&sr=8-9

I received this today. Let me say anyone who hates that we don't have an otterbox for our phone needs to get this case. It's amazing. Very well built and high quality and looks good. I'm very happy with my purchase of this case. For the price I don't think you can beat it. It definitely appears to be of pretty high quality.

It adds a decent amount of weight to the phone as well. It also has an adjustable kickstand built into the holster clip which is nice for those who watch videos on their phone. And a really neat, and unexpected benefit of this case is that it makes pressing the power and volume buttons easier, and more pleasant.

So far for me it's 5 out of 5 stars. If that changes after I use it for a few days I will let you all know.

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I received this today. Let me say anyone who hates that we don't have an otterbox for our phone needs to get this case. It's amazing. Very well built and high quality and looks good. I'm very happy with my purchase of this case. For the price I don't think you can beat it. It definitely appears to be of pretty high quality.

It adds a decent amount of weight to the phone as well. It also has an adjustable kickstand built into the holster clip which is nice for those who watch videos on their phone. And a really neat, and unexpected benefit of this case is that it makes pressing the power and volume buttons easier, and more pleasant.

So far for me it's 5 out of 5 stars. If that changes after I use it for a few days I will let you all know.

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I just received the exact same based on your recommedation and it is perfect! Priced right too. If it had a little stand it would be fabulous! I am not going to complain for 9 bucks!
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I seem to notice a lot of "Spectrum" cases show a Revo in the pictures.
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I seem to notice a lot of "Spectrum" cases show a Revo in the pictures.
Revo cases fit the Spectrum, probably just changed the name on the packaging
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I just received the exact same based on your recommedation and it is perfect! Priced right too. If it had a little stand it would be fabulous! I am not going to complain for 9 bucks!
awesome man! it certainly is a nice case.

Not sure what you mean by stand, but you are aware that the holster clip will operate as a kickstand right?
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Oh snap!

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I REALLY love this case now
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I went from one of those slip on silicone sleeves to the ballistic. The slip on sleeve wasn't secure and you could feel it slip around the edges, but it was better than nothing.
Then, I recently picked up one of these:



I like it even better than the Ballistic...pictured here:



I never liked the large rounded corners on the Ballistic, although I can see how they add a ton of drop protection.

The newer hybrid case has the hard plastic part UNDER the silicone cover. It fits snug to the phone, leaving no gaps. It does fit better and smoother than the Ballistic. The only thing I could nit-pick is the flap that covers the charge/USB port and earphone jack. It close snugly, but when opened, it seems to be stretching and pulling at the silicone. It needed a better "hinge".

The hybrid cover isn't as heavy nor as bulky as the Ballistic. But it feels like it would protect as well in a drop. I like how the plastic under layer fits square to the screen. I could always detect a little "curve" to the lines of the Ballistic cover, and that bothered me a little! But both will do a great job of protecting the phone from rough handling or drops. The Ballistic feels a little more "tacky" than the "Hybrid".
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whats a good barely there case??? i wanted the barely there case by casemate but they dont even have spectrum cases
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I have to say this REVO case is pretty secure. It adds a little bulk but the silicon case fits tight, then it has a plastic armor that secures around it, then it can be locked into the holder. The clip on the hold is pretty impressive too. I have snagged it pretty good while exiting my truck and it has held, I also managed to smash it and slide it under my leg when jumping up into the seat and it has held its grip to my belt.

The phone can be held on the case forward or backwards (to provide extra protection to the screen). The clip is strong enough to clip on a saggy pocket without losing grip. And I might add the kickstand deal is pretty dope too. (thanks IMU for enlightening me )

I guess if you wanted, one could carry it in the silicon slip case alone but it would play hell pulling it out of your pocket without emptying the contents on the ground as the silicon is a little tacky. It is that tackiness which allows you to keep your game on when your meat fisted grip is all sweaty. Yeah I sweat a bunch and it is hot like the surface of the sun down here in Dixie so it helps.

Besides it rhymes with DEVO
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