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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ZDroid1, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. ZDroid1

    ZDroid1 Android Enthusiast
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    Doing an experiment here: I took the phone out of its glove. It's much less bulky like this and fits much better in my pocket. The soft keys are also more accessible. The phone looks better without it as well.

    That said, I'm keeping the screen protector on. It adds no bulk and is invisible. I figure the screen is also the most important part of the phone's body.

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  2. Jack45

    Jack45 Android Expert

    You WILL drop it. The glove makes it grippable.
  3. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Android Expert

    ive owned a captivate since the day it came out and not a single drop so far. i dont want to cover it up with a big case either. im going full nude
  4. Endoran

    Endoran Android Enthusiast

    I'm this close to going full naked. Only thing stopping me is that I too believe dropping it is inevitable.
  5. Jack45

    Jack45 Android Expert

    In Utah???
  6. ZDroid1

    ZDroid1 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    You're assuming that if I drop it, the glass will shatter or something.
  7. Jack45

    Jack45 Android Expert

    Yup. Either the glass will break or the plastic will crack. I just find the glove to be a good balance of providing a grip while avoiding bulk. That said, to each his own. I just worry about my fellow forum members ;).
  8. ZDroid1

    ZDroid1 Android Enthusiast
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    Here's my current philosophy: screw it. It's just a phone. Life is full of risks. Just enjoy the damn device while it lasts. And then get a new one!

    I wouldn't take off the screen protector. Forget dropping it; daily use would scratch it up.
  9. novagator

    novagator Newbie

    I've dropped it. The only thing I have is the phantomskinz carbon fiber chromatic and a screen protector. No scratches at all.
  10. Andrewdroid

    Andrewdroid Well-Known Member

    Right now I have a silicone case for it, makes it a bit bigger but I need the grip, I can't treat the phone normally without the case, I'm too worried about it slipping. The silicone thing doesn't add too much weight though. Not only that, without something to increase the grip, it's actually harder to take photos steadily, especially without fearing it will drop.

    Some camera guys like these things a lot by the way though, unfortunately they don't have a kit for our phone. But I have used them, they aren't bad. You'd have to maybe email them see if they can make a kit for our phone or compare our phone's size to another phone and cut it. Better than being totally naked.

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  11. cmt074

    cmt074 Well-Known Member

    How is the brightness and clarity of the screen with your screen protector on? My friend has a Vibrant and he wound up ditching his screen protector after he saw mine without it. The first thing he said was 'why does your screen look so much better than mine?'.

    His screen looked pretty dull and grainy with the protector on it. From what I understand the Galaxy S screen is very resistant to breaks/scratches.

  12. LeRolls

    LeRolls Newbie

    I had a screen protector on mine for about a week but I couldn't stand how dull the colors looked so I had to take it off. Never gonna put another one on again.
  13. ZDroid1

    ZDroid1 Android Enthusiast
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    The screen looks great with the protector on.
  14. Endoran

    Endoran Android Enthusiast


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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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