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If the new smart phones are designed to take a beating... why use a case? See the video I found.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by EvoForever, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. EvoForever

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    My Evo is nearly indesructable. It's solid, won't get scratched easily, and has been dropped several times in the parking lot I work in. I don't even see any damage on my phone, other than my camera lens which is getting all scratched up.

    I searched for a way to stop worrying about my camera lens for my evo. Anyways, I found this cool video confirming what many of us seem to already know. Which is the new smart phones don't really need cases teh way they once did. Sure, I can get a case and be a little more protected, but I've dropped my phone so many times, and it still works great so what's the point. And I don't have to struggle with a crappy case or press really hard just to turn it on.

    Long story short, I bought the product, got it a few days later, and I'm happy.

    Cool product and the video is really entertaining for us techies that love that type of stuff.

    ENJOY !!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duP--YhHHz0
     

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    It really depends on the smartphone and peace of mind. For example, I have a LOT of peace of mind with my Droid X, but not so much with my iPhone 4. One drop and I expect the glass on the back or front to shatter since it'll most likely directly impact the glass. The glass on the X though is a lot more encased by metal and more protected. I think a case on an X is not needed but it is, in my opinion, for a phone like the iPhone 4.

    It's a good idea to get a case regardless just for added protection. You never know when you'll drop it and it lands right on an edge.
     
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    I'll keep the case on my Droid X, thanks. I don't see how you can even say that you have dropped your phone in a parkinglot several times and have no visible damage. My buddy has a Droid Incredible, and he got a nice ding in its plastic surround without even knowing how it happened. He certainly didn't drop it on pavement.
     
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    I use a case because I have no desire to keep my phone in my pocket.
    I keep in on my hip where I have easy access to it, the cases I use have belt clips.
     
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    SCRATCHES! When you go to sell it and it looks pristine, you will get more for it.
     
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    My HTC Desire Z fell about 40" last week and it still works, thank God. My old Nokia N97 took a beating as well with the back cover and battery flying out. Still worked.
     
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    Last week just had a new phone take a 2-foot drop - the kind you'd describe as soft - and it immediately lost wifi.

    There's a statistical distribution to any and all failure modes and effects - shock and vibration are one of them.

    We've all seen that one device drop in slow motion, knowing while it was falling that it was about to die - admit it.

    The more I think of this, the more I have to logically classify this as anecdotal information that is NOT sustainable from any practical engineering viewpoint.

    In other words - this is the stuff that harmful internet misinformation is made of - and it's time to do what I ought to have done in the first place.

    Objections? Questions? PM me.

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