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Share some specific details about your One M8 case experiences. Please!

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24th August 2014, 04:16 PM   |  #1  
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I'll be getting a new M8 soon, so naturally, I'm looking for a case.
I've read a ton of scattered information (even the 2014 case list thread isn't really organized), but the selection is completely overwhelming, and I couldn't find many recommendations that didn't lack some important details.

So here are a few questions to those of you using a case with the One M8:
1. Which case are you using? how much did you pay for it?
2. How long have you been using it?
3. How many times have you dropped the phone while using the case? was the phone damaged, cosmetically or functionally (details please)?
4. Has the case scratched or scuffed the body of the phone even without dropping it? how often do you take the phone out of the case?
5. How is the grip? is the case slippery? is it easy to hold?
6. How does the case look now? did it lose its shape or color?
7. Overall, are you happy with the case? do you have anything else to say about it?
8. Have you tried other cases which you do not recommend? if so, which and why?

If you are NOT using a case, answers to the relevant questions would also be appreciated.

TL;DR Please take the time to answer the questions above, as I'm sure it will be helpful to others too.
25th August 2014, 04:28 AM   |  #2  
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1. Unicorn Beetle Pro. $19 from Amazon.
2. 2 weeks.
3. Only dropped once, no damage at all.
4. No. Maybe once or twice.
5. Grip is ok, feel is good. Case is slippery but not as much as the naked phone.
6. Looks just like the day I bought it but I've only had it for a couple weeks.
7. I'm happy with the case, wish the outer layer would be made out of rubber. instead of soft plastic.
8. Haven't tried any other cases but kinda want a UAG.
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26th August 2014, 03:33 AM   |  #3  
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Spigen Slim Armor Case with a iloome 9H tempered glass screen protector. I think this is about the best setup out there.

I'm a police officer and have sent this phone flying into the ground at least a half dozen times REALLY hard. Oh, and it's been stepped on at least twice. I'm happy to report, not a scratch. Nothing.

Worth your consideration.
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26th August 2014, 10:29 PM   |  #4  
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1. Supcase Unicorn Beetle Premium Hybrid, $14.99 from Amazon.
2. 2 weeks
3. Never been dropped
4. Never take the phone out the case unless I have to mess with the Micro SD
5. I give the grip factor about a 7/10. I think it provides good grip but I can see how some say it can be slippery. I personally never had a problem.
6. Case looks great IMO. very tight fitting case and will not loose its shape. Supcase makes great cases in this model. Looks brand new still.
7. Very happy with the case. Some descriptions say form fitting and when you get them the TPU will stretch over time and not right fitting on the phone at all. I have had a supcase for the Note 3, M8, S5, G3 and everyone of them has been top quality. Will always order them for my phone if its available for it.
8. I always use Supcase but Spigen also makes some great cases which the m8 case is very very nice and tight fitting also.
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26th August 2014, 10:53 PM   |  #5  
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There's a full and detailed thread here about cases. Pls check it out. No need for this thread.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2689480
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KennyLegend

There's a full and detailed thread here about cases. Pls check it out. No need for this thread.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2689480

There is another case thread but as he said in the second sentence, it's not organized. This one is. So far lol.
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28th August 2014, 02:29 AM   |  #7  
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1) spigen slim armor case / its around 17-20$ on amazon
2) since i bought my htc 2 weeks ago
3) never dropped it and i doubt anything will happen to it check some videos out on youtube
4) nop / rarely
5) it feels great in the hand, very solid and not slippery
6)still looks brand new
7) very happy i really really recommend it
8) i have tried 2 cases the dot view case and the one that comes with ur htc one m8
dot view case is kinda cool but very annoying when u wanna chat, take pics etc... the one that comes with ur htc is great and all but doesnt really protect it from drops so ya the only thing ill be using is the spigen
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IO3

I'll be getting a new M8 soon, so naturally, I'm looking for a case.
I've read a ton of scattered information (even the 2014 case list thread isn't really organized), but the selection is completely overwhelming, and I couldn't find many recommendations that didn't lack some important details.

So here are a few questions to those of you using a case with the One M8:
1. Which case are you using? how much did you pay for it?
2. How long have you been using it?
3. How many times have you dropped the phone while using the case? was the phone damaged, cosmetically or functionally (details please)?
4. Has the case scratched or scuffed the body of the phone even without dropping it? how often do you take the phone out of the case?
5. How is the grip? is the case slippery? is it easy to hold?
6. How does the case look now? did it lose its shape or color?
7. Overall, are you happy with the case? do you have anything else to say about it?
8. Have you tried other cases which you do not recommend? if so, which and why?

If you are NOT using a case, answers to the relevant questions would also be appreciated.

TL;DR Please take the time to answer the questions above, as I'm sure it will be helpful to others too.



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1. Using the supcase hybrid. Got it from Amazon for 14.99
2. I've had this case for about 3 weeks.
3. I my phones been dropped about 4+ times with THIS case.
4. The case looks very good still, it's very tight around the phone, there are no scratches or dents and the clear backing has a bit of scuff marks but nothing
ever noticeable/bothersome. I've taken the phone out more than a few times, it can be challenging because the case is sturdy, but easy to put in.
5. This case is not slippery. It has good grip, I can't really explain how it feels but it's a hard sturdy lightweight case.
6. It has maintained shape and color.
7. I'm definitely happy with this case, I see why this brand get a lot of positive reviews. It definitely will make me want to try more of their products
8. I've had the HTC dot view case which I bought from Amazon and recently returned because I wasn't aware that the flip case wouldn't close properly with my Invisible shield tempered glass screen protector... I also didnt like the top and bottom portion of my phone being exposed. I now have everyday scuff marks on the top which I was trying to avoid, and I only used the case for a few days.

I also recommend the seidio dilex/ best buy platinum series case with kickstand and holster, it's a good case that's soft touch and has as good grip(supcase still had more grip though). But it suffers more from dents and scratches from falling.
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31st August 2014, 08:50 PM   |  #9  
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Been using this insignia case on my m8 and its perfect

http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/det...=1219114899547

Price is $15. Its very slim which I love. I've dropped it several times on the screen and the stiffness of the case keeps the phone secure. It has a small lip which extends over my .3mm tempered glass.

The case itself feels kind of cheap and shows a few scuffs but it gives great protection and is very slim which is the perfect combo when buying a case IMO.

It only come in 1 color which is gold and it matches my gold m8 perfectly.
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4th September 2014, 11:51 PM   |  #10  
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1. Incipio Dualpro Shine, $15 @ Amazon
2. About 2 weeks
3. Dropped once on concrete (ouch), it dropped from about waist height. No damage to the phone, but there are some scratches on the back of the case and some gashes on the left side, im assuming the left side is where it landed and it slid a little on its back on the concrete.
4. The case has not scratched the body of the phone. I removed my phone from the case maybe twice in the duration that I was using it
5. Grip is pretty slippery, because of the faux brushed aluminum plastic back, very pocket-able though
6. Other than the damage the case took from the drop, it's holding up well; no deformities on the tpu inner layer so far
7. Overall pretty happy with the case, it's sleek yet very protective, power button/ir blaster is open, cutouts are plenty beg enough for many cables, and it has a handy cutout for the mSD tray
8. I've tried a Spigen Ultra Hybrid, Diztronic tpu, and a fake Chinese Spigen Slim Armor on my phone as well, and they were all pretty good cases.
The Chinese Slim Armor clone was pretty good, similar to the quality of the real Ultra Hybrid I tried. Only gripe was the usb and headphone jack cutouts were too small to be of any use so I had to cut them up with a hobby knife.
The Ultra Hybrid was great as well, only reason I moved on from it was because I wanted a little more protection.
The Diztronic I moved on from for the same reason as the Ultra Hybrid, and because it isn't really screen protector friendly.

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