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Old August 4th, 2014, 12:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I scratched the screen of my first plain black moto x and I just got a new one with a cool white front/turquoise back /yellow accent design.

I really want to protect my phone now after what happened with my first phone.. BUT i don't want to cover up the color scheme. What case do you guys recommend?

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I bought the Incase Snap Case direct from Motorola, since it was half off, as part of my phone purchase. It is a hard case and completely clear, so you can see the backs and sides, with cutouts for the buttons. The case also protrudes a little on the sides so that it helps protect the screen if it is laid screen down. The case fits tightly, so the Moto X is unlikely to come out of the case if dropped. While I don't find it overly slippery, it is a hard case and so doesn't provide the grip a rubber case would.

Unfortunately, I love the feel of my Moto X enough that I haven't even wanted it in a case; so I can't say how well the case holds up or how badly it scratches.

I've been somewhat interested in this two piece case from Amazon, for the added protection. If I understand correctly, it is a frosted bumper and a clear hard back. So the bumper is not quite clear and, worse, the buttons are apparently painted silver. The clear hard case fits over the bumper, so you can clearly see the back of the phone, and the bumper gives you a solid grip.
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To the OP, that's ultimately why I got the Developer Edition instead of a Moto Maker. I knew I'd have to hide my customizations behind a case lest I destroy it.

I think mogelijk is correct. The best I found when looking was the clear case from Moto.
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I'm a little confused... Did you scratch the screen or crack the screen? If scratched then no case is going to save it unless it adds screen protection like an Otterbox Defender, Lifeproof, etc. If you're worried about scratches the a replaceable screen protector is what you are after. Steinheil and Zagg are a couple I've used in the past.
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I never use a case. I have a pocket dedicated to my phone. I never carry anything in that pocket except the phone ... ever. If phone is not there then the pocket is empty.

How about ... take an old sock ... cut off the top ... keep it in your gym bag ... put your phone in it when it must be in the bag.

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Old August 5th, 2014, 02:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm a little confused... Did you scratch the screen or crack the screen? If scratched then no case is going to save it unless it adds screen protection like an Otterbox Defender, Lifeproof, etc. If you're worried about scratches the a replaceable screen protector is what you are after. Steinheil and Zagg are a couple I've used in the past.
The screen had a very deep Crack down the middle after I left it with my car keys inside my gym bag. I was really mad since the phone has gorilla glass.

You're right a snap on case won't help against scratches. I'm also looking into different screen protectors.. Do you think tempered glass screen protectors are overrated?
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The screen had a very deep Crack down the middle after I left it with my car keys inside my gym bag. I was really mad since the phone has gorilla glass.

You're right a snap on case won't help against scratches. I'm also looking into different screen protectors.. Do you think tempered glass screen protectors are overrated?
Ok, you're original post says "scratched" not cracked. Gorilla glass is more resistant to scratches, but it is not scratch proof or impact resistant. I

More than likely your keys or something else got pushed against the screen to make it crack. The only way to protect from that type of damage would be to have some sort of hard cover over the screen or case you put the phone into before putting it in the gym bag. A case that covers the corners would help from drops, but not straight on impacts to the screen.

Something like this would be best for what happened to yours: http://www.amazon.com/Pelican-Crushproof-Resistant-Sports-Wallet/dp/B008YGI7KC/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1407329147&sr=8-10&keywords=cell+phone+pelican+case

I don't have any experience with the tempered glass screen protectors. They might help with an impact directly to the screen and absorb some of the enough of the energy to keep the screen from cracking, but I can't say for sure.
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