Do you protect your Android phone with a case? I’ve always purchased drop proof cases for my smartphones, starting with my very first Android HTC Dream. Good thing I did that because I dropped it and the case cracked but the phone was fine.
Since then I’ve owned many Android phones, all protected by tough cases and have never had a smashed screen or dead phone after dropping it.
Amongst our team we all have different opinions about phone cases: I always buy a drop proof case, Dan mostly uses phones without a case and Scott uses a case only at the gym and beach.
While on public transport buses and trains I often look at what kinds of phones people are using and anecdotally, many have cracked screens.
I met someone recently at work who said they’d smashed their phone screen 3 times in the last year before reluctantly buying a tough case. I would have thought the financial pain of having to pay for repairs the first time would have been enough to buy a tough case.
On the flip side though, many people argue that they’ve paid a lot of money for a beautifully designed flagship phone and they don’t want to hide the colour and cutting edge industrial design under a case. That argument has some merit as well.
What about you Ausdroid reader? We’re curious about your opinion about phone cases.
Do you use a phone case at all and if you do what type? If it’s a tough case let us know in the comments which brand has survived drops without your phone getting damaged. My recent favourite tough phone case brands to purchase are Ringke and Speck.
I purchased the Ringke and Speck cases mentioned in this article with my own money