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Best Case for Spec?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by admn81, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. admn81

    admn81 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    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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  2. kool kat2

    kool kat2 Android Expert

    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.
  3. TheBigKahuna

    TheBigKahuna Well-Known Member

    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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  4. kool kat2

    kool kat2 Android Expert

    I'm installing my skinomi full body shield tomorrow night. Ill post pics as well
  5. Brandonson112

    Brandonson112 Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. Parshooter

    Parshooter Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. hollywoods14

    hollywoods14 Android Expert

    +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.
  8. TheBigKahuna

    TheBigKahuna Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. kool kat2

    kool kat2 Android Expert

    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
  10. MrB206

    MrB206 Android Expert

    I have ghost armor on the screen and the Verizon rubber case on the rest. No complaints.
  11. admn81

    admn81 Android Enthusiast
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  12. MrB206

    MrB206 Android Expert

    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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  13. admn81

    admn81 Android Enthusiast
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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...
  14. hollywoods14

    hollywoods14 Android Expert

    i miss my Otter Box i has on my Ally
  15. MrB206

    MrB206 Android Expert

    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.
  16. TheBigKahuna

    TheBigKahuna Well-Known Member

    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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  17. inquisitive1

    inquisitive1 Lurker

    I ordered a Body Glove slide on hard case. I don't have it yet, but I am excited for it to arrive.
  18. admn81

    admn81 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    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?
  19. Neph81

    Neph81 Android Expert

  20. JJJC1110

    JJJC1110 Lurker

    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.
  21. tisigornorich

    tisigornorich Newbie

    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.
  22. MrDangerous

    MrDangerous Android Enthusiast

    I've got a black one on order as well.
  23. sosaudio1

    sosaudio1 Android Enthusiast

  24. scyther2333

    scyther2333 Newbie

  25. IMUcarmen

    IMUcarmen Android Expert

    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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The LG Spectrum release date was January 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.5" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S3 processor, and 1830mAh battery.

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