While talking to a friend, I thought I’ll create a post about this. I used to have no cases on my phones in the past and some don’t, mainly because of the availability of cases, although phones are readily more available now than they were in the past, especially android smartphones which are all glass – that’s another topic for another day. So, what I wanted to point out, I had used a LG G5 on and off for 2 1/2 years on Vodafone, had it since October 2016 (lovely phone by the way, the photos it creates are impressive – for the time.), but I changed to other cheaper phones in fearing I’d destroy it! My newer phone, the Blackberry Key2 (yes, Key2 owners are rare! I am one of them for a different purpose), I’m also worried about destroying it, even more so that there seems to be a lack of rugged cases for it. I use a brand called Love Mei a lot, I’m not endorsing them but I came across them by accident for my iPhone 5S I had at the time. Previous to using those cases, I used Griffin Survivors and I do recommend them.
One thing I’ve become accustomed to is that as soon as I get a phone, put it straight into a case, it really pays! I’ve put phones outside a case and regretted it after I dropped it. Even if those 2 case brands aren’t available, a rugged or builders case is strongly recommended, I had a Samsung Galaxy J3 2015 phone, gave someone directions and threw it, not deliberately, but imagine my shock when this thing flew across the disabled bays at work followed by me going “Oh shit!” One look and this £5 ebay case did its job and then some! No scratches whatsoever. Ironically, protecting the LG G5, I had gone through 5 phones or so as I didn’t want it to get nicked at work, but that is not so much of an issue now, since I have a work phone now which has the most inferior cases I’ve ever seen. It does bounce though.
So, the LG G5, the day I got it, I refused to open the box! Yes really, it took a week for the case to arrive, then I used it occasionally! I brought one of those Love Mei cases and my god, I haven’t regretted the £25 extra expense on it. Here are some photos taken from its successor, a Huawei P20 Lite.
Its an interesting study, I’ve dropped the phone and thrown it(!) in anger, but it survived everything with just a tiny scratch and that is replaceable. There is only one slight issue though, the cases won’t protect the charging port from being scratched, but I got a way around that, wireless charging.
This all translates to one thing, when you sell your phone, mint phones demand a higher price, in turn greater return of investment and if you do drop it, the phone is less likely to get damaged and instead, bounce. This is true of any case, but those with screen protectors built in even additionally help stop your screen getting scratched. There is a downside though, the phone may overheat, my LG G5 did that a lot, which possibly explains the bulge. But overheat and replace the battery or damaged with cracked screens? Which would I prefer? One I know for sure makes it less usable.