With all of the hard hitting, heavy news coming out of CES 2013, we thought we would change things up to show you how delicate a smartphone screen can be, and how intense the repair process is. Just because your smartphone has Gorilla Glass doesn't mean that it is unbreakable. For example, you never know when a hammer wielding lunatic will smash the screen on your brand new Samsung Galaxy S III. Even using a case won't prevent that type of damage. But a well made protective case should be able to prevent or limit the damage to your screen caused by an accidental drop of your smartphone.
How important is it to protect your screen? Check out the second video below which shows all 30 minutes of the repair of the Samsung Galaxy S III with its 4.8 inch screen smashed by the events that took place in the first video. You could spend thirty minutes watching something that might motivate you to protect your expensive and highly regarded investment, or you can waste a half hour watching the reality show Hardcore Pawn. The choice is yours.
Make sure the phone case covers both the sides and corners of the display. That's usually the spot your phone hits when you drop it. I don't care how grand the design is of your phone, a glass display is still a glass display.
6.Googlethis(Posts: 179; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Most smart phones are not built to withstand a beating even a minor one. this is not exclusive to the galaxy s3 or samsung devices. all of the major carriers with exception of ones that are trying to make military grade smart phones (Casio) or motorola trying to make a more buisness rugged phone. I suggest any smart or basic phones to have a decently rugged case usually otterbox or etc.
26.nbringer(Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
I also have the Otterbox commuter series. When I bought it I was not convinced I did the right thing. That changed one week later when my brand new S3 took a ~1.5 meter fall to the concrete floor (from my chest pocket while I was running) and rolled a couple of times landing on its screen (I also have a tempered glass screen protection). I checked everything and only found a couple of dirt spots on the case. Not a single scratch anywhere. So I also strongly recommend a case.
10.Landmarkcm(Posts: 505; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
I know I usually hate cases so am glad the feather series from incipio is around. Now I got it on my lumia 822 feel enough protected but not to much bulk! It's less bulky then even the skin one I had :)
16.Landmarkcm(Posts: 505; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
LOL I do feel it's better protected on the sides & back most def then with nothing on it. Surprised actually it's pretty tough material without being to bulky. And it's snapped on tight. Good cases incipio makes, esp for those of us that want some protection without adding too much to the phone.
The fist video is amazing!! Funny thing is the more people talk about screen breaking the more S3 videos I see. I am not a hater or anything it just feels like there are a lot of S3 screen cracking videos out there. Doesnt the S3 have Gorilla glass 2? Regardless glass is glass and it will break...At the moment Im risking it going raw dawg with my Nexus. No protection baby!
You will really appreciate your Commuter case the first time you drop your Note II. With the Commuter, I find it easier to hold the Note II. Drops occur when I try to carry the Note II plus something else. Before the Commuter, I was starting to pass on trying to hold the Note II plus anything else. Now, I don't worry 'cause the Commuter protects the Note II.
Yeah, the Note 2 is one slippery bastard to hold onto. I've got a samsung case + coming also so I can compare the two and decide which one I like better. Also got my Spigen olephobic screen protector from amazon for it today
32.akishakoi(Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
That is why I don't understand why phone manufacturers go after making phones thinner and thinner only to make you buy a case to protect them from breaking. It doesn't make sense. Yeah your iphone5 or GS3 is thin but it wouldn't be anymore after clothing it with a case. On top of that, cases defeat the the phone's design. My Lumia 920 may not be as thin as the other phones but I enjoy looking at it in its full beauty without worrying that it breaks when it falls. I don't envy thin phones. I envy quality materials.