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    Default 'Rugged' phone cases.

    Not really strange or new, but this seems to be the best section to post this. (Feel,free to move to a more appropriate section )
    So what have you used/rated ?

    What have you used/rated ?
    I ordered a Griffen Survivor case ready for my iPhone 4S arriving 2 years ago. The phone was set up, and put straight into the survivor and has stayed there since. It's been removed from the case about 3 or 4 times to check for dust.
    The survivor cases are a bit bulky and do add a bit of weight to the handset, that said, the phone has been dropped at the top of the stairs 3 times (didn't stop until it reached the bottom. No carpets) been run over by me in the wheelchair twice and numerous other small drops. So after 23 months this is how things look.
    The case itself looks used, the protective screen in particular, but still works and you can still see the display fine.

    It's been at least 6 months since the phones been out of the case, you can see there's minimal dust on the handset


    And this is a 23 month old handset

    Genuinely, there isn't a mark on the phone.
    Would I recommend a Griffen survivor ? Yes. The flap to access the camera is a bit fiddly but that can be put up with given the protection the case gives.
    For the upgrade to the 5S, I have a Gorilla glass case on order. Watch this space.

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    I have my 5S in a Spigen Tough Armor case. People look at it and laugh thinking something so slim wouldn't protect the phone, but I've ran it over with a forklift, four wheeler, it's flew out of my pocket at 60+ on the four wheeler and bounced down the road! Stepped on it, ect. and it has all the scratches and scuffs while my phone has been fine.

    It isn't waterproof and I take it off from time to time to hit they dust with the air compressor, but I love it. It doesn't come with a screen protector, but I opted for their GLAS.tR NANO SLIM cover and have nothing but praise for it. It is slim enough and just as responsive as if nothing were there you think nothing is on the screen. It doesn't collect fingerprints and is made of glass. Witchcraft, I know. Cool thing when I bought it they had a deal going where if your screen cracked while it had this screen protector on they would replace your phone. No problems yet and the added security of knowing I get a free replacement let me forgo phone insurance or AppleCare.

    I guess my one complaint is that it fits tight enough around the headphone/aux port that when I try to connect an aux cord to use my phone for music in my Jeep I have to peel the case back a bit. Might be my aux cord, because all the different headphones I have connect fine.

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    I use an otterbox defender. It's big and clunky but does a good job. I usually clip it to my belt. My chief smartphone killer seems to be water. I dropped one in the lake, never to be seen again. and jumped in with it clipped to my waist. Now when I'm on the boat I leave it in the truck.
    Sidenote: Iphones don't float
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    My Note 3 lives in an Otterbox Defender, my Nexus 7 in a Sedio Dilex

    http://www.seidioonline.com/asus-goo...k3asn72-rb.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyg View Post
    I use an otterbox defender. It's big and clunky but does a good job. I usually clip it to my belt. My chief smartphone killer seems to be water. I dropped one in the lake, never to be seen again. and jumped in with it clipped to my waist. Now when I'm on the boat I leave it in the truck.
    Sidenote: Iphones don't float
    running the same ...I kill one or two cell phones a year....bit like jeeps really
    keeping it red........

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    Otterbox defender here as well. My second one. I like 'em.

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    Otterbox, as well. Fortunately, haven't found a need to test it's durability, too much.

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    I use otterbox on my samsung. Since I work over the water I don't use the micky mouse clip in holder. I found a pouch from Nite Ize that will not come off my belt and it velcro's shut. Now if I fall in the water I'll have a different problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firemanray View Post
    I use otterbox on my samsung. Since I work over the water I don't use the micky mouse clip in holder. I found a pouch from Nite Ize that will not come off my belt and it velcro's shut. Now if I fall in the water I'll have a different problem.
    Not sure how attached you are to Samsung (I am, I love my Samsung) but my wife has the Sony Xperia Z and it's water proof for up to like 20 meters or something like that. However, there is one of the Samsung Galaxy S4's from one of the mobile carriers that is water proof too. I think it's Verizon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firemanray View Post
    I use otterbox on my samsung. Since I work over the water I don't use the micky mouse clip in holder. I found a pouch from Nite Ize that will not come off my belt and it velcro's shut. Now if I fall in the water I'll have a different problem.
    I don't like the clip either but suffered it. I just ordered a nite ize case from amazon. Thanks for the tip.
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Nite-Ize-Hardshell-Holster-Packaging/dp/B005KG46TA/ref=sr_1_6?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1398012651&sr=1-6&keywords=nite+ize"]Amazon.com: Nite Ize Hardshell Holster - 1 Pack - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NM1semghL.@@AMEPARAM@@51NM1semghL[/ame]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brasscatz View Post
    Not sure how attached you are to Samsung (I am, I love my Samsung) but my wife has the Sony Xperia Z and it's water proof for up to like 20 meters or something like that. However, there is one of the Samsung Galaxy S4's from one of the mobile carriers that is water proof too. I think it's Verizon.
    Mine is a galaxy s4 Verizon, it's not waterproof, so you're saying they make it in a waterproof version?
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    They do make a "Sport" version of the galaxy that is water resistant. I think it is for AT&T.

    I almost went with the new Sony Experia Z this last time around for the camera and water resistant part. The screen and UI were junk though. Still keeping my hopes up for something awesome down the road. Until then I'll stick with my iPhones.

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    I haven't found a case that I like for my phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firemanray View Post
    Mine is a galaxy s4 Verizon, it's not waterproof, so you're saying they make it in a waterproof version?

    somebody does, I saw the commercials a while back. I think Rocco is right with AT&T.




    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco83 View Post
    They do make a "Sport" version of the galaxy that is water resistant. I think it is for AT&T.

    I almost went with the new Sony Experia Z this last time around for the camera and water resistant part. The screen and UI were junk though. Still keeping my hopes up for something awesome down the road. Until then I'll stick with my iPhones.
    I like Samsung's ui the best, but the xperia z has the same screens that the super hd Sony Bravia tv's have and it's amazing.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 because my microwave couldn't do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brasscatz View Post
    I like Samsung's ui the best, but the xperia z has the same screens that the super hd Sony Bravia tv's have and it's amazing.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 because my microwave couldn't do it

    From what I have seen of the screen it has a beautiful picture from straight on, but like the TVs the viewing angle isn't great. Which I know is being super knit picky. Although, if I'm buried alive in a coffin and my phone is down by my waist and I can't make out what is on the screen to check Tapatalk to see what's on xjtalk forum one last time I may die with regrets

    Samsung UI might not be bad if it didn't come with carrier bloatware, and if half the features weren't gimmicky. I think my ideal phone would be HTC TouchSense UI with Apple hardware and a Note sized screen. If the new iPhone comes in 5.5" screen like they are saying I'll have 2 out of 3. Only problem then is finding jeans with bigger pockets as I'm not sure how well phablet will fit in my pants. It would allow me though to cut out the iPad mini from my collection.

    I tried the Note 3 for awhile, but phones with plastic just feel cheap to me and I found the gimmicks more gimmicky rather than useful. The bigger these phones are getting though we'll be able to use laptop bags for protection over phone cases soon.

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