Originally Posted by rugerredhawk
For me the point of a case, would be something that would provent damage when the phone is dropped. Still good to know that factory covers are cheap and easy to come by.
I've tried an assortment of cases - hard, soft, gel... then when you take them off and use the phone without, you really notice how slim and comfortable and much more useable it is. And better looking.
We have gorilla glass. The only protection a case offers really is chipping/scratching the front edge of the sides. Gel- type ones that cover the buttons are a hindrance, and actually trap dust which can cause more long term damage.Clip on hard covers don;t cover the top or bottom front anyway, and they all somehow let dust in that marks the back. I think the replacement backs are the better solution aesthetically and aren't much of a compromise for damage prevention. The impact protection they give is virtually irrelevant, the only thing they protect is the back cover!
(Happy to help!)