Video gives you 30 minutes of reasons why you should buy a case for your smartphone

Video gives you 30 minutes of reasons why you should buy a case for your smartphone
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.

source: YouTube (1), (2) via AndroidCentral



Related phones

Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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34 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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.

2. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

moral of the story? don't buy a galaxy s3, it's that simple.

6. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Otterbox Commuter series. I have lost track of how many times my Note II (and GS III before) have been saved by the Otterbox.

26. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 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.

4. jpmcnown

Posts: 35; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I prefer the OtterBox Reflex case. Not bulky, but plenty of protection.

7. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

thats what she said

5. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Iif This happen take it to a professinal not worthy the time and you are gonna end up worse

8. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

If my phone breaks, oh well. Ill just buy a used one.

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Wat a wast. We all buy cases for our phone. Wat kind of idiot would make a video bout it? Sorry had to get it out.

11. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Right haha. Just watched the first vid a little over the top lol.

10. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 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 :)

14. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

You feel your phone is protected with that thin snap on case? Just don't drop it, okay.

12. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

the Lumia 920 screen is way stronger that the s3s screen

16. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

24. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I googled Nokia broken screen and it also breaks with simple drops

28. androidlikeaboss

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

Lol even the S2s screen is way stronger than the S3s screen

13. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

if the phone that was in the first video was a Lumia 920 he probably needs to keep hitting it like 5 times or 8 or maybe it might not break . :)

15. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

it`s good news, please create a youtube video for us

23. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

There is a video actually made by PhoneBuff and it survived 2 videos but broke at the third video and the s3 didn't even survive the first video ;P

25. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

How about lumia 920 vs iphone 5? any video ?

27. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

The iPhone didn't survive the second video

17. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

I have a Lumia 920, and so the only thing I have to watch out for is that I don't drop the phone and break the ground ;o)

18. JohnnyBravo

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

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!

22. pokerc

Posts: 60; Member since: May 24, 2012

My Evo lte is naked too, cases are for careless kids....

19. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Just got my Otterbox Commuter for my new Note 2. Very nice indeed and makes my phone feel very safe

20. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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.

21. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

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

29. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Yeah, You need heavy and ugly case for fragile phones Like sgs1-3 and iphones. Buy Nokia Lumia 920 and You don't need anything. Just enjoy superior design, color and quality!

30. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

just because a phone might be durable does not mean that you shouldn't consider a case to lessen the chance of breaking or scratching or both.

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