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  1. sipart

    sipart Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    As I'm in the i5700 club for the long haul (24 month contract), I've kitted myself out with some bits and pieces to protect the little 'gem' ;-)

    Thought I'd post links to the items as I'm very happy with them and thought they may be of interest to others:


    • Firstly always my first purchase - a screen protector:
    [​IMG]LCD Screen Protector for Samsung i5700 Galaxy Lite on eBay (end time 28-Apr-10 15:09:48 BST)

    Fits perfectly and is ultra clear - so looks great and feels great (no cheap sticky feeling).


    • Next was a case - I've had a cheap flexible rubber case on my Ipod Touch for the last 2.5 years and its served me well but wanted something a bit more 'up-market' (but still cheap to buy).
    [​IMG]Rubber Silicone Hard Case Cover for Samsung i5700 Black on eBay (end time 14-Apr-10 12:27:17 BST)

    This one is really good, first one was damaged in transit but seller was happy to send me a new one after supplying a photo of damage - so good service as well. The case is in two halves that clips together. It is hard plastic with a soft feel (much like the back of the i5700). I doubt it would survive a long drop onto a hard surface - but the phone would be OK :)


    • I was also after some extra data cables and this guy had some originals:
    [​IMG]Samsung APCBU10BBE MICRO USB Data Cable Freepost UK on eBay (end time 12-Apr-10 12:21:50 BST)

    Think they speak for themselves - but they are exactly as provided with the i5700.


    • Any finally as with any smartphone - the i5700 included - battery life can sometimes be an issue (the data cables above help with that as more options for charging in the car/at work etc). But these were so cheap it was worth a purchase (cheap universal mobile battery chargers available on ebay as well).
    [​IMG]SAMSUNG i5700 SPICA i8910 OMNIA VODAFONE H1 360 BATTERY on eBay (end time 24-Apr-10 19:44:28 BST)

    The battery I received was identical, original Samsung item but just older. It came fully charged and works as well as the original.


    All in all I paid
     

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  2. andy-roid

    andy-roid Well-Known Member

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    I use the same screen protectors there a good fit but scratch easy but its better then it being your lcd screen
     
  3. gusto5

    gusto5 Well-Known Member

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    Is that adhesive on the screen that came with the phone not a protector? because I've been using it as such :eek:
     
  4. noworry

    noworry Active Member

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    Same question here. Why do you need a separate screen protector, when the phone itself comes with one :confused:
     
  5. Tiggybot

    Tiggybot Well-Known Member

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    The original plastic isn't meant to be kept on, but can be. I left mine on, but it only lasted a couple of months before it started to peel off and bubble. Now have another screen protector.

    I also have the hard case on my phone, and I'm glad I do. I have dropped it on the pavement and it did protect the phone. The case did crack, but mine came in a set of two.
     
  6. rusky

    rusky Well-Known Member

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    Cheers for the links, pretty much everything I've been after with the exception of a car charger.
     
  7. kingdave

    kingdave Well-Known Member

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    rusky Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure I saw them on ebay...
     
  9. Zargon

    Zargon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'd like a flip case too. Currently using a 'pull-up' one (from ebay) for work since it needs proper protection there, but it does make me look like a granny!

    I don't reckon these phones would survive much of a tumble though, so a decent case would be nice since I think mine will spend most of it's like inside one of some description.

    The other thing that vaguely concerns/annoys me is that a spare battery would be handy, but I don't think the back of the phone will last long if it's clipped/unclipped often. Obviously this is also pertinent SD card-wise. I really think they should have used a mechanical clip rather than relying on the give in the plastic, since that'll wear down in no time.

    Still, Ebay will be doing a roaring trade in replacement backs soon enough!


    :D
     
  10. arj154

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    will cases for the i7500 fit the i5700? I found this flip case however its meant to be for the i7500
     
  11. noworry

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    kingdave Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately they have slightly different dimensions. Should fit though, just won't be snug.
     
  13. arj154

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    ah ok, btw i just got my portal today and it seems that they include a red back case as a spare now.
     

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