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SuperSaver
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Need iPhone case recommendations

Post by SuperSaver » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:05 pm

Just pre-ordered a new iPhone XS. This is reportedly Apple's "most breakable" phone.

Can't trust Amazon reviews anymore.
Can anyone recommend one that is durable, and under $40?

Usual suspects are: spigen, speck, otterbox, and incipio

Thanks

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Re: Need iPhone case recommendations

Post by PFInterest » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:08 pm

Those.

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Re: Need iPhone case recommendations

Post by GammaPoint » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:26 pm

I've always used Spigen Tough Armor and they have worked well. Can't say the other brands aren't better though.

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Post by Texanbybirth » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:30 pm

Otterbox Defender. I've never lost (meaning destroyed) a phone with them, and I've had plenty since the iPhone 4.

You will have the coolest phone with the dumbest (but most protective) case. :beer
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Re: Need iPhone case recommendations

Post by climber2020 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:11 pm

Whenever the new batch of iPhones comes out each year, thewirecutter.com reviews cases and makes a recommendation. I’ve been happy with their advice for my last 3 phones.

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Re: Need iPhone case recommendations

Post by Hockey10 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:46 pm

I have always been happy with Otterbox. They have a bunch of different models. My son had the Otterbox Defender, and although he tends to destroy everything, he had no problems with the phone for almost 3 years. Then he bought a "stylish" looking case from some other vendor and within 2 months, the screen on the phone was cracked.

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Re: Need iPhone case recommendations

Post by Katietsu » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:50 pm

All my relatives use LifeProof cases.

Any idea what the key vulnerability is?

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Post by NextMil » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:36 pm

I don’t like bulk. My XS arrives tomorrow. I got the dual pro from incipio and ordered a screen protector.

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Post by NewbieBogle007 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:45 pm

Zugu - it's slim and has protection in all the right places -- including the 1.5mm lip beyond the glass screen. It's also priced well.

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Post by darrvao777 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:34 pm

I like UAG cases

They are typically pricier and bulkier than your average case but I find the protection to be outstanding.

The look isn't for everyone but I like it.

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Re: Need iPhone case recommendations

Post by spitty » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:34 am

Several good Youtube videos on Xs cases--I'm leaning towards Pitaka but will look at the Defender too. Been using a Spigen Tough Armor for 4 years on my 6 and dropped it many times without incident--may go that way again. If you're not aware, the bottom and camera cutouts are slightly different on the Xs (compared to the X). And Amazon just doesn't seem clear on which case is correct yet. Example: Tough Armor is about $20 on Amazon but says for 2018 Xs/2017X. The correct case on Spigen website for an Xs is $40+! So when my phone arrives Tuesday I'll take it to Walmart and pick a cheap case that fits until choices sort out. Ordered a Zagg screen protector last night.

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Re: Need iPhone case recommendations

Post by crg11 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:51 am

I personally use Apple's leather cases. I've never broke a phone with them, they look great, and they fit like a glove on the phone.

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Re: Need iPhone case recommendations

Post by lthenderson » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:52 am

SuperSaver wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:05 pm
Just pre-ordered a new iPhone XS. This is reportedly Apple's "most breakable" phone.

Can't trust Amazon reviews anymore.
Can anyone recommend one that is durable, and under $40?

Usual suspects are: spigen, speck, otterbox, and incipio

Thanks
The last phone case I ordered was from Apple itself and it was far superior than all the others ones I have owned, many of them mentioned above. It was slim and not sticky so it slid into my pocket easily but was grippy enough it was easy to hold. I also liked the classic black leather look. It still protects my iPhone 6 and just shows a slight rubbing wear on a couple of the corners after all these years. Because it was designed by Apple, it worked well with the phone as you might expect.

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Re: Need iPhone case recommendations

Post by ZapRowsdower » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:27 am

Another vote for the OtterBox Defender, if available for your phone. I've had one of these on every iPhone I've owned for the last 8 years and never had so much as a scratch on them under the case. I've dropped or accidentally thrown my phones many times in these and wouldn't own a phone without one on it.

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Re: Need iPhone case recommendations

Post by wabbajack » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:41 pm

crg11 wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:51 am
I personally use Apple's leather cases. I've never broke a phone with them, they look great, and they fit like a glove on the phone.
+1
All other cases I've tried on my iPhone X makes it cheap and ugly in comparison.
I have a brown leather case from Apple that is very worn and you can tell it's taken some abuse. It was pricey compared to the other plastic/rubber stuff you could get from Amazon - but what's price when you have a $1000 phone?

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Post by marc515 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:04 pm

wabbajack wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:41 pm
crg11 wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:51 am
I personally use Apple's leather cases. I've never broke a phone with them, they look great, and they fit like a glove on the phone.
+1
All other cases I've tried on my iPhone X makes it cheap and ugly in comparison.
I have a brown leather case from Apple that is very worn and you can tell it's taken some abuse. It was pricey compared to the other plastic/rubber stuff you could get from Amazon - but what's price when you have a $1000 phone?
+2; love my Apple leather Case.
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Re: Need iPhone case recommendations

Post by anonenigma » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:08 pm

Otterbox really stands behind its product. Two years ago the fingerprint reader wasn't working well when in the case but was fine without the case. They replaced the case for $5.

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Re: Need iPhone case recommendations

Post by randomizer » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:10 pm

I'm not going to buy one of these, but I've always hated putting a beautiful thing in a case.
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Re: Need iPhone case recommendations

Post by gold99xx » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:14 pm

TECH-21
Otterbox

I have used the Tech 21 thin case that was available at Apple as an exclusive. I don't see it for the Xmax that I just ordered so I got the thin otterbox.

The Tech-21 saved my X at least 12 times from total destruction...

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Re: Need iPhone case recommendations

Post by Cash » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:36 pm

Prior to the X, I never used a case. But with all of its glass, I bought one for the X. I got the Caudabe Lucid Clear Crystal case and have been very satisfied. I can hardly tell that there is a case on there, but it has protected the phone the couple of times that I've dropped it. But note that I said "couple." My wife drops her phone almost daily, so I got her the Speck Presidio clear case, and her phone has never been damaged. But it's noticeably thicker than the Caudabe.

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