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[Q] Droid DNA Cases - What are you using?

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14th February 2014, 05:15 PM   |  #1  
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Hey guys,

Been using my DNA for the past year without a case and finally cracked the screen. Needless to say, after I repair it I'll be getting a case.

My issue is, most of the cases I see for the DNA are either downright ugly, or add a lot of bulk to the phone. I love how slim it is without a case, but obviously, with my clumsy hands should get one for protection purposes.

So, what cases are you guys using?
14th February 2014, 06:11 PM   |  #2  
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I currently have a generic wannabe case. It's got a plastic snap on cover, then a rubber casing around that. It's similar to what I'm getting. I had a Seidio case for my Thunderbolt, and was pleased to find they make the same thing for the DNA. They call it "Dilex" now. But you can get it on Ebay for 10 bucks less than Amazon as the "Active" case. It has a two-piece plastic cover, then a rubber cover, then an exoskeleton. AND it has a kickstand. I loved my Tbolt kickstand. I had my Tbolt for 3 years and it stayed in outstanding condition using the Seidio. I'm definitely a repeat customer.

Here's Seidio's page about the case:
http://www.seidioonline.com/seidio-h...lex-s/8532.htm

On Amazon, the price varies from like 28 bucks to 35 depending on color.

http://www.amazon.com/Seidio-CSK3HTD.../dp/B00B1N08MA

Here it is on Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Seidio-Activ...item485093fbbf

If you find a difference between the "Dilex", and "Active", feel free to educate me. I haven't found a difference yet. I just figured Active was the old name.


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Originally Posted by tstorm004

Hey guys,

Been using my DNA for the past year without a case and finally cracked the screen. Needless to say, after I repair it I'll be getting a case.

My issue is, most of the cases I see for the DNA are either downright ugly, or add a lot of bulk to the phone. I love how slim it is without a case, but obviously, with my clumsy hands should get one for protection purposes.

So, what cases are you guys using?

14th February 2014, 06:50 PM   |  #3  
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I currently have a generic wannabe case. It's got a plastic snap on cover, then a rubber casing around that. It's similar to what I'm getting. I had a Seidio case for my Thunderbolt, and was pleased to find they make the same thing for the DNA. They call it "Dilex" now. But you can get it on Ebay for 10 bucks less than Amazon as the "Active" case. It has a two-piece plastic cover, then a rubber cover, then an exoskeleton. AND it has a kickstand. I loved my Tbolt kickstand. I had my Tbolt for 3 years and it stayed in outstanding condition using the Seidio. I'm definitely a repeat customer.

Here's Seidio's page about the case:
http://www.seidioonline.com/seidio-h...lex-s/8532.htm

On Amazon, the price varies from like 28 bucks to 35 depending on color.

http://www.amazon.com/Seidio-CSK3HTD.../dp/B00B1N08MA

Here it is on Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Seidio-Activ...item485093fbbf

If you find a difference between the "Dilex", and "Active", feel free to educate me. I haven't found a difference yet. I just figured Active was the old name.

I have a red Seidio Active (silver kickstand) that I've had since the 3rd day after I got my DNA and it's great. My only complaint is it does feel a little thick and I only use the kickstand as a novelty. It can't reach the wireless charger when propped up and I don't need to charge it other than overnight when I'm sleeping. I had a UAG on my Galaxy S3 and I desperately wish they had a version for the DNA as it offered the same protection but wasn't quite as bulky. The Seidio is top quality though.
14th February 2014, 06:54 PM   |  #4  
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Otterbox commuter series, I've been using them for 4 years now and no broken phones or no cracked anythings

Hard thin shell on the outside with a nice durable silicon/rubber on the inside (better IMO that the defender series cases) cost is around 35-40$ however if it breaks (which is extremely unlikely) just take a pic of the broken case and they send you a new one no charge AFAIK
Never needed to get a replacement as these are solid quality cases can't go wrong with otterbox

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I have been using the diztronic case for over a year and it doesn't add a lot of bulk its basically a tpu case but has a matte finish. I like it and I tried the otter box defender case but it was so bulky I went back. I think its one of the better cases if you want something without bulk but I would think the screen would crack if the phone took a direct hit on the screen. Though I haven't had any cracks with it after a year and I drop my phone every now and then.

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This is not much help, but hopefully you can go another year "naked". I have no case on my phone and love it. My wife has an S4 with a case (I forget the brand, but it has the rubber and then the hard plastic over it), and I think her phone is bulky.

Coming from a Droid 2, 3, and 4, most anything smaller that a 2x4 is small but the DNA has spoiled me.
15th February 2014, 03:37 AM   |  #7  
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I have cracked screens with and without a case. Currently naked and love it!
15th February 2014, 04:12 AM   |  #8  
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I use an Incipio Dual Pro. I love it.
15th February 2014, 12:39 PM   |  #9  
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I use the seido surface. Its raised a little bit above the screen which makes me a little less worried if I drop it, although it's still not as protected as it would be with something like an otterbox. It doesn't add any bulk to the phone, and doesn't ruin the shape of the phone so it looks almost the same as it does with the case off. I would just use the phone naked but it just feels like it's going to slip right out of my hand when I do that.

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I'm using the Seidio Surface too, I love the case, slim, doesn't add bulk, I have drop it a few times and screen still intact, plus the case has a polycarbonate feel, feel great on hand.

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