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Old November 6 2013, 03:16 PM   #46
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Re: It's that time again: Smartphone upgrade!

I say piss on a case and just learn to be careful. I've never had a case on my 5 or on the Droid Bionic I used to have, or the one before that, etc, etc. Just be careful and don't drop it.
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Old November 7 2013, 04:03 PM   #47
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^ I don't agree. You should never have a smartphone with no case. You never know when you might drop it, even with your best efforts not to. And besides, when the phone's in a case, it's easier to clean - you don't get your glommy fingerprints all over it.
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Old November 8 2013, 10:00 PM   #48
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I'm careful with my possessions, and I've never felt the need for a case before, either for my (cheap) phones or for my iPad. However, someone in my house is convinced that phones are cat toys, and, despite my best efforts not to put them down where they'll be noticed, they occasionally get swatted off the edge of tables. I am not going to risk my nice new iPhone 5s landing on the floor unprotected. It's happily ensconced in a gray and white Otterbox.
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Old November 8 2013, 11:22 PM   #49
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A 5s *and* an Otterbox case? TZ for the win!
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Old November 8 2013, 11:44 PM   #50
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The only thing I don't like about the Otterbox case is the screen protector. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get it totally bubble-free. Well, that and the fact that the phone doesn't look as gorgeous and sleek as it really is.
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Old November 8 2013, 11:49 PM   #51
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^ You must have got the Commuter case. The Defender one has the screen protector built in, and so you don't have to deal with 'bubbles'.
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Old November 9 2013, 12:58 AM   #52
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Yes, I got the Commuter. Less expensive, less bulky.

ETA: Oh, no, there's a cat hair under the screen protector!

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Old November 9 2013, 04:11 PM   #53
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Re: It's that time again: Smartphone upgrade!

My iPhone and iPod both have a slim case or bumper when around the house, and either a pouch or case when travelling.

I only just got my iPad but since it's not really leaving the house, I just tend to keep it in the box it came in, convenient enough.
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Old November 18 2013, 02:28 AM   #54
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As far as I am aware, rooting does not require you to replace to OS. Rooting is merely a way to let you change settings that you aren't normally allowed to change.

And no, Nova launcher doesn't allow you to uninstall the apps that you would normally be prevented from uninstalling. it's just an app that lets you change the appearance of the homescreens and the app dock.

I've been using the Next Launcher...really impressive.
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Old November 18 2013, 03:16 AM   #55
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As far as I am aware, rooting does not require you to replace to OS. Rooting is merely a way to let you change settings that you aren't normally allowed to change.

And no, Nova launcher doesn't allow you to uninstall the apps that you would normally be prevented from uninstalling. it's just an app that lets you change the appearance of the homescreens and the app dock.

I've been using the Next Launcher...really impressive.
That looks too cluttered for me! How much of that is just the wallpaper? Can you show an image with a plain wallpaper for comparison?
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Old November 18 2013, 03:39 AM   #56
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I've been using the Next Launcher...really impressive.
That looks too cluttered for me! How much of that is just the wallpaper? Can you show an image with a plain wallpaper for comparison?
Its a 3D view of the desktop screens available. The home desktop screen (the one in the center) is not cluttered.
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Old November 19 2013, 03:42 AM   #57
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That looks too cluttered for me! How much of that is just the wallpaper? Can you show an image with a plain wallpaper for comparison?
Its a 3D view of the desktop screens available. The home desktop screen (the one in the center) is not cluttered.
I didn't mean cluttered with many icons. I meant cluttered in that there's a lot of visual information which is distracting (for me at least) from the icons and the visual information you need.
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Old November 30 2013, 02:21 AM   #58
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^ Wow. That would be way too visually cluttered for me, too.

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And have you had any trouble using the fingerprint sensor with it?
I haven't actually used the sensor yet but I plan to.
I set up mine today. It's really cool!
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Old December 3 2013, 12:30 AM   #59
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thanks for everyone posting i am going to upgrade my smart phone soon so i read all the posts with great interest. but to comment on the case or not case issue- it is a no brainer for me i have destroyed 4 Samsung stratosphere's in 12 months be cause the do not make otterbox's for them. 2 died on expanded metal platforms 1 from a arff canon and the last from good old concrete. yea!!!!!!
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Old December 3 2013, 02:10 AM   #60
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^ Sorry to hear about your phones, but I applaud the day when the word 'Otterbox' is itself used as a noun.
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