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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by seanxwong, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. seanxwong

    seanxwong Well-Known Member
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    I've had my desire for the last whole week and bought a sillicon case to avoid any reckless scratches. with the case the Desire looks pretty thick and bulky, not as it should be, if i take my Desire out of the case i get worried about it being scratched or dropped from my hand (the cover too slippery) or out of my pocket while i am running.

    Anybody here has the same concern as mine?
     

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  2. beyond

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    i thought most people with an ounce of dignity wouldn't desire to use the most obvious pun. has humour really come to this?!

    just kidding.

    i use a flexishield case from mobilefun. not worth it for
     
  3. psyxologos

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    I bought a Leather Krusell case for mine and it is great. I highly recommend it. Have a look on Ebay. They go for
     
  4. Shofar

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    Using a Piel Frama - the Rolls Royce of cases. Rock Solid, sensuous to the touch and expensive.

    Is it worth it?
    Depends on who you are.

    As I carried a Palm in a Piel Frama case for years with a Nokia, the size of the Desire and the case is no big deal.

    Phones always get dropped.

    The security, beauty etc are worth it to me.

    Highly recommended.
     
  5. seanxwong

    seanxwong Well-Known Member
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    a few hours right after I post the thread I dropped my desire off the desk one meter high up from the floor. the bad thing is that the desire was not in the case as I usually take the case off while charging the phone to keep the battery part cool.
     
  6. seanxwong

    seanxwong Well-Known Member
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    I've totally agreed to stick to the case even though the phone wouldnt look as slim & slick.
     
  7. marc 1975

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    i got a case - mate cpw its hardly noticeable 15 quid though!
     
  8. Phenomenological

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    I disagree with the statement that phones always get dropped. I had my last phone for a year and a half and didn't drop it once. Or the one before that. Phones only get dropped if you aren't careful enough with them.

    On that note, I have the Krusell Luna pouch that someone above mentioned. Keeps it safe in your pocket without adding much bulk to it, but allows you to use it with no obtrusive case
     
  9. Shofar

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    That's why I said "depends on who you are".

    My phones always get dropped eventually.
     
  10. WozzaTT

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    Go naked! There's another similar thread somewhere with plenty of people saying they never use a case and their phones are immaculate after months of use.

    Don't put it in the same pocket as keys or coins and don't drop it it and you'll be fine. I rarely see anyone with a phone in a case these days, although the GF does keep her iphone in one those bloody sock things. She's got 6 different colours!
     
  11. nacatomi

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    I'm naked right now ;)

    Seriously though, I had a Touch HD for 18 months and only used the supplied pouch for about 2 weeks because it irritated me so much. It has the same rubbery backing as the Desire and was still pretty much unscathed until about a month ago after I put it in the same pocket as my ipod touch after I removed the silicon case from the ipod. Who knew ipods were so sharp :eek: it shaved a line of the edge of my Touch.

    Lesson learned keep it naked - keep it on its own and life will be good. I would recommend a good screen protector though. I got the official HTC ones from play. Its perfect, the reviews on the sitre aren't accurate tho if you read through them.
     
  12. Akalatengo

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    Normally I don't use case is uncool but when weekends and other events is a must definitely yes
     
  13. Mushhushshu

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    Dont normally use phone, phone is still immaculate. Do have a pouch I use occasionally if Im doing DIY/Gardening or whatever & feel the phone might get knocked or dirty.
     
  14. Baz8755

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    I always have my phones naked with a screen protector. I also have a slip case for when I put it in my ruck sack as you never know what's lurking in there.
     
  15. seanxwong

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    Haha, maybe thats what Ipod is designed for against HTC.
     
  16. KupKrazy

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    I disagree with that. That's like saying you only get into auto accidents if you're not careful enough. Smartphones today have people hold phones out and using them in their hands and all it takes is for someone to knock you or hit your hand unexpectedly and theree you go - no matter how careful you are. My concerns are never with myself and how careful I'll be, but rather how careful other people are.
     
  17. diggedy

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    I had a samsung omnia that was kept naked expect at work where I used a leather case. When I came to sell it it there were light scratches all over. I also worry about the camera on the back of the desire, seems easy to scratch the lens cover.
    so ive bought this Brand New Black Hybrid XYLO-GEL Skin / Case: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

    it does add to the bulk but I wouldnt say it takes the looks away


    ALWAYS use a screen protector though :)
     
  18. Baz8755

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    Kinda agree on that one, I have had two phones damaged by over people borrowing them. Most annoyingly was when my brand new RAZR V3 (about 2 weeks old) that I keep in its leather case, was dropped onto the car park floor by my MD when he asked to borrow it. The back flew off and the battery fell out, also made a big scratch on the phone. Not a happy bunny, so I no longer let other people use my phone
     
  19. Phenomenological

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    See I have an inherent mistrust of other people around anything expensive, so my phone is kept well away from people wherever possible, and gripped very tightly when not. ;)
     
  20. Baz8755

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    Good job it's not an Iphone overwise you'd have no signal :D
     
  21. 1981

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    have been using the proporta alu leather case since i bought the desire. its very gud protection. u dont need to worry at all compared to using it naked. just tht its bulky and big. thinkin of getting some thinner cases also for a change, like the casemate ones. it wud have been best if it had some sort of protection for the screen also, slider or flaps or something
     
  22. JohnnyBravo1000

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