Poll results: Which case type do you prefer for your phone?

Poll results: Which case type do you prefer for your phone?
As a lot of phones go in a case sooner or later, we were curious to ask you last week about the type of case each of you prefers to place on their precious handsets, as there are many kinds out there, ranging from simple bumpers to designer stuff - where we encompass not only Swarovski-encrusted or Burberry patterns, but also anything unorthodox. 

While this means that often our endless fights and arguments over this and that phone design concept become moot the second we put a case on, it has also given birth to a veritable cottage industry with billions in accessory revenue.

It turned out that the majority of you are using the tried-and-true soft silicone cases, which wrap snugly around our phones, and yet are thin, light and give extra traction. Those are some of the cheapest options to protect your phone, too, so that might explain their win as well. Next in line are the rugged cases, as well as those plastic shells that seem to be a favorite of iPhone users, and then come simple bumpers. The side flips have won the hearts of only about 6% of our respondents, while the rest of the case versions command even less preference.

What case type do you prefer for your phone?

Regular plastic case
Soft silicone
Side flip case
Top-to-bottom flip
A pouch
Wallet cases
Rugged case
Battery case
A simple bumper does it
Designer cases



1. iWin_Droid

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

Soft clear silicone cuz plebeian.


Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

A rugged case with holster clip is the best for me.

3. tahnik

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

I prefer my phone naked. What is the point of buying an expensive beautiful phone if you equip it with a ugly case.

5. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

The point is you want it to survive in the same condition for more than 24 hours There are slim cases and tpus that give some protection and maintain the shape

11. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

If I plan to buy case for it I might aswell buy ugly plastic phone

13. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

said no one ever

4. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

I prefer a rugged case over anything however there isn't any rugged cases available for the honor 4x so I am currently using a silicone

6. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

My past 2 phones have been durable enough that they don't need shock protection, so I keep it light and attractive with sticker/skins for just scratch protection.

7. baldilocks

Posts: 1542; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I work in industry. Gotta have rugged. Makes it difficult as the only one available for my Nexus 6P that looks halfway decent is the Supcase Beetle.

9. LEX509US

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

What about going NAKED? I dont use case for my phone, IMO cases make them bigger than they already are and uglier.

10. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

That's great, until you go to trade it in and that little nick in the corner is considered drop damage and your carrier won't let you trade it in for a new phone. Happened to a few friends of mine. Go with a bumper and Invisible Shield HDX front and back. Thin and surprisingly well covered against drops.

12. Tizo101

Posts: 595; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Never have cases and i always give my phones away so no need for any form of protection (i should also mention i dont use contracts - i buy outright)

14. RoryBreaker

Posts: 246; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

Why wasn't case & holster an option?

16. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

naked lumia 1020, drop two times, with only little scratch

17. DannyJr

Posts: 38; Member since: May 08, 2014

If only they made Magpul cases for my Huawei P8, I'd get one. Then I can look like an operator and be tacticool. People might even think I'm Navy Seals or something.

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