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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sharkhunter45, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Sharkhunter45

    Sharkhunter45 Well-Known Member
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    Since I just got this phone, I've been looking into cases to keep it safe. Unfortunately there's no otter box for this phone, but do you guys think this would be a good alternative?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/310713324727

    If you don't think so, or if you find a better case, would you post it here? Thanks
     

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  3. Sharkhunter45

    Sharkhunter45 Well-Known Member
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    I had also seenthis but I'm not sure how well it would work tbh
     
  4. sneaky_1

    sneaky_1 Android Enthusiast

    The incipio dualpro will be the closest to the otterbox. The ngp is like a tech21 d30, which I like, so I ordered on up. I'll let you know how it is in a few days.
     
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  5. sneaky_1

    sneaky_1 Android Enthusiast

    Update, got the ngp case in today. It fits great and looks good, without adding bulk. The case covers the power and volume buttons, but remains easily used. It comes with a screen protector and a cloth. Its a flexible hard case that slips on, similar to the d30 cases, but a little thinner and without the impact material in it. All in all a nice case for $16 or less, over $20 not so much,imo. Either way its probably the only decent case maker for the F3 at the moment.

    I'd have to guess the dual pro is quality case too, but it will add more bulk with more protection. And probably come with a screen protector.
     
  6. Murf1

    Murf1 Android Enthusiast

    Thanks for the info. Is that this case?:

    Amazon.com: Incipio LGE-190 NGP for LG Optimus F3 - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories

    Just wondered because it doesn't even mention that it comes with a screen protector (that I see anyway).
     
  7. sneaky_1

    sneaky_1 Android Enthusiast

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  8. Sharkhunter45

    Sharkhunter45 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the helpful review! I think I'm going to go with the dual pro, seeing as I used to drop my elite a TON of times, and I really want something durable to keep this thing okay. I've been lucky worth the two or three times I've dropped this one, it never really fell too far.
     
  9. Murf1

    Murf1 Android Enthusiast

    Both cases are made by Incipio and other than color they look the same in the pictures.

    What is the difference between the 2 other than color and price?

    thanks
     
  10. Sharkhunter45

    Sharkhunter45 Well-Known Member
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    The main difference that I see is that the dual pro has a silicone/soft layer, covered mostly by a hard acrylic outer shell, while the ngp is just a more rigid silicone case. This is just my observation from the case descriptions as well as pictures, not from personal experience lol
     
  11. sneaky_1

    sneaky_1 Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, the dual is more like an otter box with 2 layers. The ngp is a semi soft hard case, and thinner.

    If you look closely you can see the thickness differences, the dual sticks out more on the camera hole and on the edges of the screen.
     
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  12. lokio

    lokio Newbie

    The MetroPCS version of the phone is not completely compatible with the Incipio Dual Pro case. I got my case today and the microphone hole is on the wrong side. You can just slice a new hole, but if that bothers you, then you may want to wait.
     
  13. sneaky_1

    sneaky_1 Android Enthusiast

    That's weird. Which mic did they move?
     
  14. lokio

    lokio Newbie

    The voice mic at the bottom. I thought it was rather odd.
     
  15. Murf1

    Murf1 Android Enthusiast

    I ordered the Incipio NGP case last night. I think I'll like the thinness of it. I currently have a Trident case for my Optimus Elite. It is nice. Has hard rubber and some plastic parts on back. What I like about it is that it has rubber plugs that go into all the holes so it keep dust and dirt out of them. Though it makes the phone heavier which is ok unless you are holding for awhile and then wrist start to get tired. I think I'm going to like this thinner/lighter case. Also I think it will keep the "cased" F3 about the same size, maybe a little smaller than my Elite so it should fit in my same belt holster.
     
  16. Murf1

    Murf1 Android Enthusiast

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  17. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert

    The 2 layer hybrid cases Are the kitties jammies.

    I've had them for my DroidX, Motion and Spirit. I especially like the ones where the hard plastic parts covers the corners for 2 layers of protection.

    I have a stand and no stand one for my Spirit. I used the no stand one for the past couple months because it adds so little thickness. The stand adds more but I missed using the stand and just went back to the stand one like this one for the F3 again.

    The paint can scrape off the hard plastic part of these. Krylon plastic spray paint of your desirable color fixes that.

    For LG Optimus F3 LS720 Sprint Virgin Mobile Hard Hybrid Case Cover Y Kickstand | eBay

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
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  18. Murf1

    Murf1 Android Enthusiast

    I like the look of those cases. Similar to the Trident case I had on my LG OE. Don't know if I like the kick stand or not. Does it fall open or break off easily?

    Where did you get the "Standless" version?

    thanks
     
  19. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert

    These are the guys I got my Spirit cases from. I would buy Either of them again.

    On the stand one, it stays "clicked" in when retracted. Nice and clean and secure on mine. It does add more bulk and the non-stand case Is otherwise Perfect, but the stand on mine works Really Good When you need it.

    Brand New Black Net Hybrid Protective Dual Case for MetroPCS LG Spirit MS870 | eBay

    Full Black Hard Hybrid Case Cover Y Kickstand for LG Spirit 4G MS870 Metro Pcs | eBay

    I have no idea if they make a F3 case exactly like it, I'd hope so, they work good.

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
  20. Murf1

    Murf1 Android Enthusiast

  21. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert

    I'm not sure I understand you. Your case there looks like ALL edges of the phone are covered with case.

    With the 2 piece hybrids, ALL the phone except the glass is covered with one (soft rubbery) layer and most of it with the hard 2nd layer.

    I don't think any decent looking case is Bulletproof, but just a lessening of a chance of damage if you drop it.

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
  22. Murf1

    Murf1 Android Enthusiast

    What I am talking about is the front of the phone. The case "lip" just barely covers the front of the phone. I would like it to overlap a little more - closer to the screen. Would then we on top of screen saver to help hold it down.

    The coverage I get now is not even an 1/8 of an inch - barely over a 1/16 of an inch.

    Does yours cover on the front more than that?

    thanks
     
  23. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert

    Hardly any coverage On the glass here here either.

    There is still about 1/8" of rubber above the edge of the phone. That works for me.

    (Another trick with very breakable stuff is if I DO drop it, I always try and stick my foot out. It's less likely to break even hitting my ankle than hard pavement.)

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
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  24. Murf1

    Murf1 Android Enthusiast

    Thanks for the info. I think I'll stick with what I got then. Wait awhile and see what else comes out for this phone later.
     
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