Which case type do you prefer for your phone?

Which case type do you prefer for your phone?
Those expensive phones that are filling the shelves and thinning our pockets nowadays often go into a case directly after the purchase, for various reasons. Most of us are protecting the phone from wear, tear or drops by putting it in a case, some are looking for extra aesthetics, and others are simply trying to prolong the usable time out of their handsets by putting them in a battery case.

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. 

Thus, we are curious about the type of case each of you prefers to place on their precious handsets, as there are many kinds out there. These range from simple bumpers, through folios to designer stuff - where we encompass not only Swarovski-encrusted or Burberry patterns, but also anything unorthodox, like funky materials, cases with assorted attachments, or simply weird stuff like those foodie collections you might have seen here and there. Take your pick in the poll below, and tell us why do you prefer this one before the others.

What case type do you prefer for your phone?

Regular plastic case
15.91%
Soft silicone
33.58%
Side flip case
6.3%
Top-to-bottom flip
0.95%
A pouch
2.57%
Wallet cases
3.52%
Rugged case
16.2%
Battery case
2.13%
A simple bumper does it
13.12%
Designer cases
5.72%

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32 Comments

1. AME85

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

What about the no-case option

5. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Putting no-case option in a case-type poll would be really retarded.

7. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I prefer Nillkin Frosted Back Covers only for all my phones.....

23. 48Chevy

Posts: 69; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

The Frosted Back covers are great. I use those and the Nillkin Nature cases on the Lumia phones.

10. tiara6918

Posts: 2262; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

They should include the no-case option. I personally hate cases as they ruin the aesthetics of the phone. Have the htc m9, never dropped it and not a single scratch on it's back

15. Deca-core

Posts: 75; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

and never used it.

29. tiara6918

Posts: 2262; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

you should just learn how to be careful with your gadgets. The only place that has scratches on my phone is the screen, that's because I don't use a screen protector and gorilla glass isn't reliable

16. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

NONE. NO case. I'm not dumb enough to buy an Apple product, or a 2015 Samsung, that are constructed of glass. My S5, S4, S3, Note 4, Note 3, and Motorolas NEVER had a case, and NEVER broke. Glass phones are for idiots.

21. HildyJ

Posts: 329; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Amen. I liked my leather backed Moto X but I went back to the Nexus fold with the 5x. Naked plastic is more usable.

17. Acer_Predator unregistered

parena, where is "none" ?.!?!?

26. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Do you know how pointless is a 'no case' option in a kind of cases poll.

28. lylee73

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Yeah. I don't like to add in case. That would look less awesome.

2. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Caseology for S6 edge plus.

3. Marathrone

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

Exactly, no case at all. I hate cases

4. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Otterbox Commuter is life. Otterbox Commuter is love.

6. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I'm using Spigen Flexible Case. Love it

8. nooi_c

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Also what about case with stand ? Every phone cases I own can be used as phone stand. I watch a lot of youtube.

9. Landon

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 07, 2015

Mine is in between a simple bumper and rugged. I like the protection but don't want all of the bulk. http://www.amazon.com/Galaxy-Note-Spigen-CUSHION-Armor/dp/B010MWGZJ0/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1449843148&sr=8-17&keywords=note+5+case

11. bilaltistic

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

UAG cases best.

12. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I don't use case on phone.

13. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I've got a Diztronic TPU case on all my phones. I used to use Otterbox Commuters, but I don't feel underprotected with TPU (with Diztronic's, at least), and they're not nearly as bulky..

14. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

No cases should have really been an option, I never use cases

18. AlikMalix unregistered

After about two months - I'm taking it out and going "commando". Let it scratch, ding, scuff - it gives it a character when it has an aluminum body. I hate to hide a good design in a case (not just talking about iPhones).

19. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

No case crew.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Now that everyone is going metal, you have no choice but to buy a case because one drop and the phone will be damaged somewhere. Dual glass designs were a bad idea, no matter how cool it looks or feels which I do like, I don't like the concept because the materials simply aren't resilient. I was perfectly happy with Samsung poly-carbonate designs where I didnt ever have to use a case. To now have to spend an extra $50 for a case which basically ruins the coolness factor, really sucks. For $700+ I want the phone to already have what it needs to protect it. make it with better materials.

22. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I prefer cases that don't add heft to the phone and that at least allow me to see the design of the phone. My LG G4 is the first phone I bought a case for and it was a relatively low cost case that is clear on the back with a black color frame. Doesn't add a lot of heft to the phone and I still can admire my G4's design.

24. 48Chevy

Posts: 69; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Spigen Tough Armour Volt for the iPhone, Spigen Neo Hybrid Metal for the S6 and Nillkin Nature for the Lumias.

25. DannyJr

Posts: 38; Member since: May 08, 2014

I am surprised that soft silicone is #1. I use soft silicone myself but most people I see use something with a flip cover, and some even use big bulky stuff like OtterBox.

27. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I like soft silicon cases.

30. fly2click

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

I prefer sleek case, that should be rugged enough and Most importantly the case should not add overall thickness of the phone. it has been a major problem. why would someone buy a thin phone and put something in the name of case to make the overall size of the phone to a soap case. Also, it should allow us to retain the design of the phone

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