Poll results: Smartphone cases, yay or nay?
- Smartphone cases: yay or nay?
917 votes (917 votes) Yes, I use and will continue to use cases
140 votes (140 votes) Yes, I currently use a case, but plan not to with my next phone
516 votes (516 votes) No, I don't currently use a case nor do I intend to
135 votes (135 votes) No, I don't currently use a case, but plan to with my next phone
1. baldilocks (Posts: 542; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)
I never used to use cases until screens got larger and they became easier to damage.
18. hurrycanger (Posts: 1289; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
I bought some cases for my Mega 6.3 because I thought such a huge phone could be damaged easily. I ended up using the phone without case. It feels way better being naked. :D
2. Azuna (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Feb 2013)
using case if the phone is ugly
never using case on a beautiful smartphone
u may know what i mean =D
9. Jason2k13 (Posts: 657; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
what happens to your beautiful phone when you drop it or scratch it?
15. Astoni (Posts: 573; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
it gives the ground a budge, Dragontrail b*tch!
3. Slammer (Posts: 1125; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
I'm going to say that the poll was conducted to people that read Phoneareana. The people that are always arguing about plastic vs metal. Most will not admit whether they would use a case or not just to present the argument as support for their beliefs in why metal is better.
In the wild however, it is a much different scenerio of reality. Most everyone I see, uses a case regardless of metal or plastic.
4. Chris.P (Posts: 309; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
We're obviously dealing with selection bias here, seeing as the PhoneArena readership that tends to participate in such polls is, for the most part, quite informed and passionate about smartphones overall.
That is precisely why we're not pretending this is a completely representative result.
10. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
"the poll was conducted to people that read phonearena". Who the fck else would vote ?!? You sir are something else.
17. Slammer (Posts: 1125; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Because the article presented itself as polls given here represent mainstream results that would act as a fuel for those that argue over metal vs plastic. I clarified that real world use is different. Did you not read my entire post? You missing the point is something else.
19. Sauce (unregistered)
I use a case on my 5s because I don't want its sexy design scratched up or dented.
I use a case on my Note because of the same reason, and because my first note shattered without even trying, don't want to take a second chance.
Not to mention, a pristine and perfect condition iPhone sells for $3,000 in Brazil.
Real world user who doesn't give a shit about paper specs and plastic vs metal.
5. Slammer (Posts: 1125; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
My point exactly. I have the privilege to view multiple age groups in multiple settings. I'm confident that this poll would inherently, highly favor case usage over lack of sensible care.
6. GMS85 (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Didn't like em on my Xperia Z1, so I ditched it!
20. Sauce (unregistered)
That's because what, there are like less than 10 options of cases lol?
7. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
I could never put a case on... Knowing that I can make my phone thinner and more comfortable to hold is just too tempting. That's why I could never get the iPhone 5S, it scuffs without cases, at least in my experience, and I am unwilling to put a case on it..
8. johnriii (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I'm an admitted case-aholic. that being said, I always put a case on my phone. it's much too expensive an investment for me to take a chance on one drop ruining it. however, depending on the angle of the impact of a drop, only the largest cases will protect your phone. i use very minimal cases for my S4, but I might drop my phone once every six months or so.
21. Sauce (unregistered)
From one case-aholic to another, I am curious of this:
Ever heard of Case Machine? Really sexy top grade car inspired cases.
They have released cases for a few samsung products a while back.
I want one for my 5s, but they're so expensive lol.
29. ePoch270 (Posts: 112; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)
Those are unbelievably cool looking cases, but oh GAWD that price. $250 for a CASE! More than I paid for my Note 3 and it is only apple and gs3. But epic design. When I win the lottery.
31. johnriii (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Those are sweet! Too expensive for my taste though.
11. alumoyo (Posts: 237; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)
Hey you 53.69% - what are you, FIVE YEARS OLD? Arthritis got yah? Huh? Can't hold your phone properly? They didn't give you your LEGO at pre school? Got a case of the BUTTERFINGERS eh?
23. TechDork (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 May 2010)
....? Dude, shit happens. Everyone drops their phone at some point & I'd rather have a case on my phone & know it's safe if it happens to drop rather than not have one & it ends up looking like shit.
25. HildyJ (Posts: 179; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
So you'd rather have it look like a case with a screen peeking out so the next person who buys it will get a unscratched phone?
35. alumoyo (Posts: 237; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)
What witchcraft did you use to get away with typing the "s" word twice? Just tried it and got threats from phonearena!
Yeah "stuff" does happen, but in my thirteen years and eleven handsets I've never damaged one that badly. People should just be more careful IMO. You buy a phone right, and part of the reason one buy THAT model is because you liked the way it looks. And then you go and cover it up? I just don't get it. I suppose these days people buy for spec and apps, but for me designs still matters. I like to see it.
34. galanoth07 (Posts: 44; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
Hahahahaha. This guy is absolutely a phone case hater. Why not try to use a case before posting that comment.
12. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 850; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
I never used to use cases, and even upto my GS3 I would buy a case but stop using it within 2weeks.
With my GS4 I got a case, I discovered these slim back cover polycarbonate cases made by Case•Mate and Muvit, gave away my Case Mate one, I'm currently using a Muvit case, my GS4 has stayed in pristine condition despite many drops, including an 8ft one in a nightclub recently, I'll continue to use slim polycarbonate cases as they hardly change the look and feel of the phone, yet do add that bit of protection from bumps, scratches and so on that happen over time
22. Sauce (unregistered)
Check this site out.. Idk if you're a car lover or anything, but these are really sexy haha
14. boblight (Posts: 84; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
Cases. I have two rubber casing for my Lumia 920, one red and one cyan. I stopped using the cyan because the colour started to fade. As for the red... I stopped using it because I just preferred my phone naked. Still loving the red body of my 920. But really, cases are up to everyone. Some may like it, some don't. Thats what choices are for.
16. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Before I had a smartphone ...it helped with slippery types of phones. I went without them for a few years after getting smartphone because it increased the size. After about 5-6 damaged/ cracked screens...I finally came to my senses and get a case asap now.
There is a bigger variety now....slim cases that still offer protection...so I will continue to get cases.
My kids mother had an iPhone 4....and that phone is so slippery a case, bumper is almost mandatory.
24. TechDork (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 May 2010)
The only time I never used a case was when I was all about my Sidekicks. There weren't many options for cases for it, so I didn't use it. Once I got in tune with the smartphones, I then started using cases. Look, accidents happen. You can say you never drop your phone or whatever, it's bound to happen & it usually does & you'll wish you had a case on it when it happens. Common sense people, it doesn't take much for your screen to crack or to get chips & dents in your phone. CASE IT UP!
26. HildyJ (Posts: 179; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Naked like the designer intended. My Galaxy Nexus lasted two years and several drops with one miniscule chip on the corner of its frame due to being dropped on asphalt. My Nexus 5 has suffered several drops intact. A case adds width, height, depth, and weight; makes controls more difficult to use; interferes with docks; and, as my son's phone can attest, doesn't stop screens from breaking if you don't take care of your phone.
27. Sondae (Posts: 194; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)
I rather put a good case that dont bulk and extra protection because i drop a phone before and made a bad cracks.
28. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 May 2012)
People will have a harsh change of opinion after they see their expensive phone smack right onto the concrete
36. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Consider this.....since 2010 when my smartphones had glass screens....every phone that did a direct face plant survived for the most part. Concrete, tiled floors, asphalt, etc/
Its when they landed on the corners when that cracked, broke the worse. One phone had pieces of glass missing at the bottom and it survived face plants for months until it landed on a corner again...that did it... :-(
30. galanoth07 (Posts: 44; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
There are good cases out there. I'm using a case for better protection and grip on the phone.
33. johnriii (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
This is just my opinion, but smartphones, by nature, are slippery. I have good hands, I bet I've dropped any phone I've had in the last 12 years less than 20 times. However, if all it takes is one drop, one time to sit your phone in water you didn't see on the table or counter, then you'll wish you had a case of some kind. I have insurance, but who has time to go through all that hassle? Just protect the phone.