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  1. HalpImDying

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    Greetings everyone! I need consolation for my phone. I treat my note 3 as a newborn baby and it's only 1 and a half week old. Just today I dropped it twice! OMG! Overall it has been dropped 3 times. Someone please tell how sturdy my baby is because I'm dying inside. I can't heal my baby because I never brought life insurance for this.
     

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    Hello, HalpImDying. :)

    Welcome to AF and the Note 3 forums.

    The idea of dropping my phone unprotected was one I could not bear, especially considering the cost of it. :(

    I got a case for it right off the bat to hold me until the sturdy case that i prefer was available.

    I feel a lot better about the phone's chances of surviving a drop now.
     
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    If your phone is still working, it passed your drop tests.
    I had my cases and screen protector before the phone arrived. Going naked has never been an option in my eyes.
    Haven't heard many drop tests yet.
     
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    If I am not mistaken it is not too late to add insurance.
     
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    Or a case 😁
     
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    You can usually add insurance within the first 14 or 30 days, depending on where you bought it or who you want to insure it with.

    Your taste in cases may not be the same as mine, but I put an i-Blason case on mine ($20). And a Zagg screen protector. (The screen protector cost more than the case.)
     
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    spend $20 on amazon.. and get a bunch of different cases to play with
     
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    So why don't you provide the link to the "bunch of cases" for $20 bucks :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    I had my phone for 3 years now. Dropped it 288893994847 times lol. Thr biggest height i dropped it from was probaply about 3 meters and it still looks like new! All i use is a rubber case and a screen protector. Trust me the screen protector will save your life! Sorry for the bad english :)
     
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    OMG you dont have to pay 20$ for a case you can find awesome ones on Ebay for 1-6 $ thats where i get mine from!
     
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    First, welcome to the forums.

    2nd, it's obvious you don't treat it like a newborn baby, otherwise you wouldn't have dropped it at all...LOL...just teasin' you with your simile.

    Now, geting to the serious part, if your phone is still working, maybe a few minor knicks and scrapes (or none at all), and the screen is 100% in tact, you should be fine.
     
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    i don't think I'd want $6 rubber protecting my $700 phone. IMO
     
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    I've never been a big fan of cases, but I bought an ultra thin (.3mm) case that covers the majority of the phone without adding any bulk at all (someone had used the analogy, in the cases thread, to a condom...which is actually a good analogy).

    That and many other cases can be purchased from Sunsky. You can buy a bunch of cases from there, without hitting your wallet hard and it'll allow you to choose from cases that you feel might suit your needs the best and actually test them out.:

    SUNSKY - Galaxy Accessories Note III / N9000 Case China Electronics Wholesale and Drop Shipping , Factory Price Online, Discount Buy in Case "
     
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    how the hell do you know the OP?

    maybe he does drop newborns.. don't judge!
     
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    Hahaha....true that dan. Although i really shouldn't laugh because dropping a newborn baby is not cool.
     
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    it is great .. when they bounce! bundle of fun...
     
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    Well it's the same exact case you buy for 20$ there is no difference :)
     
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    Otterbox Defender for the win... It's a little pricey up front but you can drop your phone on the concrete and you can't even tell. These phones are too cheaply made to run without a case imo. Plus the rubberized outer case makes it easier to hold on to.
     
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    How much do you really think it costs these manufacturers, that charge 30-40, for cases they make?

    I've never actually been a big fan of using cases, until I found my ultra slim .3mm case. And the only reason I use it is to protect blemishes. Ultimately, I have to trust myself to be more careful with my phone than any case that's made.

    Here's another thing to consider...any type of case still offers more coverage/protection than none at all.
     
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    ottorbox and other $40 cases..are tanks of a case.
    but i don't like to carry around tanks!

    my thoughts.. i love thin and sexy.
    why pay $700 for thin and sexy.. then spend $40 or more to hide it in big and bulky?

    i get thin protective cases.. and cheap on amazon.

    even got a clear plastic case...
    going back and forth between: the clear and black.
    i have 5 cases.. from amazon.. spent $20.. including shipping!
     
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    I immediately bought an Otterbox Defender for my phone. I have had one on my last three phones. The are the best cases, in my opinion, out there. I work in a harsh environment and the protection is well warranted. I also did not hesitate to buy the insurance since you never know what will happen.
     
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    honestly, I've used and dropped my previous iPhones with a couple different cheap sub $10 cases and in every case it did perfect. Twice I dropped it on concrete and once the case cracked but that absorbed the impact and prevented any damage. (corner hit)

    I have an Otterbox Defender for the 4s but it's way too bulky. I rarely used it. Sure it's going to protect it way more given it's construction, but the reality is most only take a tumble from 3' or so. Glass protection is the key.
     
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    Good Lord I'd rather pay double & get it in a few days as opposed to cheap & wait forever & a day for it to come from China. Unrelated but I'm waititng on an order from Fasttech placed a month ago.
     

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