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17 Reasons to Buy a case for your HTC One (M8) for Windows

HTC One M8

My 17 reasons to buy a case for the HTC One (M8) for Windows Phone in reality boils down to ONE BIG reason - it's a slippery phone! In addition to the hardware being beautiful in all its metal-given glory, it is also easy to drop. And drop my HTC One M8 I did... I accidentally dropped mine SEVENTEEN TIMES in the past four months. What follows is an account of how it held up over that time and of eventually what busted. The TL;DR? You will probably want to buy a case for it.

Disclaimer: The hardware I conducted this long-term HTC One drop test on was actually the Android version of the HTC One. I initially posted the story to WPCentral's sister site, Android Central (you can read it here). With the actual M8 hardware between the Android version and Windows Phone version being essentially the same, WPCentral's Editor in Chief, Daniel Rubino, asked that I re-post the article here for the benefit of all WPCentral readers and current/soon-to-be M8 for Windows owners. Dan's full review of the HTC One (M8) for Windows is coming soon, and the team will also be reviewing a whole bunch of cases for the M8 as well. If you're wondering why they're going to be reviewing a bunch of HTC One (M8) cases, read on! It will all make sense soon.

Here's what happened to my HTC One M8 after accidentally dropping it 17 times without a case...

Let me preface this article by saying I absolutely did not set out to conduct a HTC One M8 drop test. Sure, it's always a guaranteed gold mine of youtube views when a new phone is released to record it making a big ol' kissy face with a nice patch of concrete. Hell, I'm guilty of having done that myself — the second video I ever uploaded to youtube, over seven years ago now, featured me throwing a phone wayyy up into the air. That said, this long-term drop test began much more innocently... I just wanted to use the HTC One M8 as my daily driver for the summer.

How This Saga Began

I owned the HTC One X and HTC One M7 previously, and thought the new M8 the sexiest of the bunch, so I picked one up from the Rogers store the day it landed in Canada. When it comes to protective cases, I often use them. Beyond protection, some phones just feel better in a case. Other phones I find have enough grip and texture that I feel you can get away without one. And when you're lucky enough to work in tech media as I do, you have the luxury of not needing to worry about protecting your phone as much as the average person, since you're never more than a few months away from getting your next phone to play with (unless you write for iMore, in which case... once a year! Lol). If I wasn't doing this for a living, I'd always use a case with my phone - without one I'd never make it through a two-year contract. The first phone I dropped and broke was my Motorola StarTAC digital (it slipped out of my hands and fell into a snowbank walking home drunk from a New Year's party - I didn't know the bowl of rice trick back in '99 and it died of water damage) and since then I've accidentally dropped my phones literally hundreds of times.

With my HTC One X, I never used a case. The One X was a bit slippery to hold, but the plastic composite material felt durable enough that I risked not using a case with it. Plus, the One X boasted Gorilla Glass, which suggested the screen could take a beating. Unfortunately, even Gorilla Glass doesn't protect from stupid. I managed to drop my One X on the floor after returning home from a jog - I blamed the shaky, sweaty hands. The phone unfortunately fell screen face down and it shattered. You can read my original report on this here, and see the damage below. The poor thing :(

Suffice to say, when I picked up my HTC One (M7), I immediately put a skin on it. I felt guilty covering up that beautiful metal body, but the phone felt quite slippery in my hands and I didn't want a repeat of the One X incident. That HTC One is still in great condition, and has long since been passed on to another member of the Mobile Nations team.

With the HTC One M8, my original plan was to pick up the uber-cool Dot View case for it. HTC was brilliant to design a protective cover like this. You get the benefit of having some protection, but you don't feel guilty covering up the phone as it's such a cool, functional case. If you're not familiar with it, you can watch Daniel Rubino's hands-on with the Dot View case below:

When I picked up my HTC One M8, the Dot View case wasn't yet available for purchase. So while I waited for my order to arrive, I took the risk of using my new M8 naked.

Clearly the HTC One can take a lot of real world abuse. That said, it is not indestructible

It only took two days before I accidentally dropped the phone. Similar to how I broke my HTC One X, it slipped out of my hand and fell on the floor of my condo, screen down. I was sure when I went to pick it up that the screen would be shattered, but it was totally fine. A couple days later, I dropped it again, this time on a Friday night at a friend's house. It fell on concrete. I was SURE the phone would be all scratched to hell, but it was OK. I could see one teeny weeny little dent in one corner, but it wasn't really noticeable at all. That was twice that I dropped it in less than a week. Clearly this was a slippery phone, but it seemed to be proving a tough phone as well.

At that point, I decided I wouldn't even use the Dot View case when it arrived and instead would keep using the phone naked throughout the summer, while keeping track of how many times I dropped it. I would conduct a long term drop test for the good of all Android Central readers and watch how well the HTC One M8 could stand up to Butter Fingers Michaluk.

17 Accidental Drops Later

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Swipe through the gallery above and you can see the status of my HTC One M8 a few months and SEVENTEEN accidental drops later. The 17 falls took a variety of forms as they happened. Typically the One fell out of my hand at waist level, or closer to chest level. Sometimes the phone fell on corners, other times screen down or screen up. Sometimes it fell on the hardwood floors, sometimes concrete and a couple of times gravel. Sometimes I was sober went it happened. Other times, not so much. On these occasions, I believe the phone fell to the ground harder than normal, but you'll have to take my word on that. After my drunken BlackBerry Q10 drop test last year I vowed never to record a video after this type of incident again (watch below and you'll understand why).

I only counted the M8 falls to my running total if it was actually severe. Example: One time while having dinner at restaurant, my M8 slipped twice out of the pocket on my shorts onto the ground. Since it was a short fall and not that hard of an impact, I didn't include these into the count (after it fell twice I put the phone on the table for the rest of the night).

The screen on M8 is clearly TOUGH. All those drops later and the front of the glass is still in mint condition. The biggest damage to the display happened around the top right corner of the phone. One time when it dropped on concrete and landed on the corner of the phone, it sort of cracked through the thin black piping that's on the very edge of the display. Because it was now broken and jutting out, I peeled it back a little bit and just broke that segment off.

The metal casing is clearly tough too, but it's metal. You can scuff it. You can ding it. If you click through the photos, you'll see my M8 now has its fair share of battle scars. You can see them, and I can feel them with my fingers. Personally, I don't mind this. Sure, it hurts resale value if you ever want to sell the phone, but I view dings like that as a badge of honor. It shows the phone is getting used. It's a tool, not jewellery. So long as it keeps working, some scuffs here and there are not the end of the world.

However, on the 17th fall, something finally let go.

Hello Blurry Photos!

After accidentally dropping the phone so many times and not experiencing any real issues outside of scuffing the device up, I was becoming very confident in the overall strength and durability of the M8. Clearly it can take a lot of real world abuse. That said, it is not indestructible.

The 17th fall — which happened recently while walking the grand streets of Paris — proved to be the one fall too many. Since that 17th fall, I can't get the phone to snap a good photo anymore. They're always a little blurry, never quite getting in crisp focus, and any sort of reflection or light source seems to get over amplified in the show. The camera lens is clean. No software settings were changed (and I've tried everything I could think of since then with settings to improve the situation to no avail). I haven't sent it in for repairs yet, but it's pretty clear that something to do with the camera got knocked out of whack between all of the impacts.

The Bottom Line

For me, the HTC One M8 is one super slippery phone to hold onto. I never intentionally drop any of my phones. It just seems to happen to me in normal use. And between the size and material of the HTC One M8, it happens often. Thinking back on it, it's basically a weekly thing, which is kind of ridiculous. That said, it's also one TOUGH phone and can take a beating. But it's not indestructible. My recommendation? Unless you're a tech blogger or independently wealthy and are ok with scratches and replacing your phone often, put a case on your HTC One (M8) for Windows and protect your investment.

94 Comments
  • Not impressed.
  • Because the pictures are from the Android version? :)
  • I am quite impressed.
  • Yeah, I'm impressed. Also thanks for the info!
  • That goes without saying! And not only for m8 but for every phone. My 520 would now be pieces if i didnt have a hard case that protects it from every drop. I now can almost throw it down and nothing will happen to it! :3
  • Funny, my sister has a Lumia 521 that fell from her pocket on a rollercoaster. After the ride we asked the operator to get it and we thought for sure it was destroyed. To our surprise it was in perfect condition. Nothing but a single scratch on the back. Even the ride operator was astounded to see that. (she technicality had a car, but it was one of those thin ones for aesthetic purposes, so it wouldn't have helped the impact at all)
  • #lumia4ever, best phones, yet so underrated and not appreciated by the public. I wont be surprised if one morning i see this on the news as the next big thing, more have to try them though... :/  
  • I dropped my Lumia 1520 just once and the screen shattered. On my wooden floor :( Had to spend a good amount getting it replaced since the touch stopped working after that and became quite glitchy. Not at all impressed with the screen toughness. Now I use a cumbersome flip case which is a pain to use, but at least it protects my screen.
  • You were lucky it didn't hit a pylon on the rollercoaster, could have brought down the entire ride. :P
  • I have NEVER used a case on any phone...ever. My phone is constantly in my hand, when it isn't, its in my front right pants pocket. I have dropped each of them a few times but no major damage. Currently using the Icon which has see 2 drops... Still as beautiful as ever.
  • Same, been using mobile since bag phones. I've never dropped one. Ever. I have a case now to keep my motorcycle mount from pressing the volume all the time.
  • Never heard of this guy before, but his writings are amusing!
  • He's the head honcho for Mobile Nations and runs Crackberry. In other words, Daniel's boss.
  • I'll take that as a compliment! If you like my writing, I have about 7 years and several thousand other articles you can catch up on.... they're just not all located on WPCentral. :)
  • Kevin how is it possible to drop a phone so many times? I have been using my 1020 for over a year and I dropped it maybe twice, my 1520 I have been using for 7 or 8 months and have never dropped it.
  • Hmm . . . a black Ash Catch Em'? Lmao!
  • The blurry photo issue is truly painful my wife's m8 is having the same problem.
  • Hey, where have you been??? lol
  • In Syria just got married.
  • Congratulations on your marriage! You and your wife be safe.
  • I hope it's because you are Syrian and not because of an online ticket booking error. 
  • Good joke good joke I'm Syrian.
  • Kevin Michaluk! Is this your first post?
  • Nope. Looks like it's my 20th on WPCentral. View them all here.
  • Then How come you are not so active on WPC? I wonder how these categories are divided between your WPC employees.
  • >2014
    >Not knowing the mastermind behind Mobile Nations.
  • You obviously haven't seen him on the podcasts then.
  • Protip: Don't drop your phone 17 times. But seriously, this was a hilarious and informative (if not somewhat obvious at times) article, definitely a good read.
  • My 920 doesn't need a case, it's quality. 
  • Totally agreed!
    +1
  • No Case Nine Twenty!
  • It's heavy though, so I have one on mine. Plus side, it now has a kick stand.
  • How does putting a case on it make Your L920 less Heavy???
    Or is there something I didnt understand?
  • Perception vs Reality.
  • I've owned nearly every available model of Windows Phone on AT&T.  The  Lumia 920 was pretty awesome.  The polycarbonate shell absorbed a lot of impacts from relatively high drops (4+ feet/concrete, wood, etc).  But they are not destructable.  I had mine slip when I was arranging cords (wireless charger of all things) and it fell from the laptop stand near my sofa onto the metalic base of my floor lamp.  The screen hit at almost perfectly perpendicular to the corner of the lamp base.  It shattered the hell out of the screen.  Granted, it didn't fall to pieces. But there were shards and cracks everywhere.  A piece of 3M box tape over the glass held it together safely until I could get it repaired (I was in a rush to pack to head to a funeral when this happened).  Not industructable, but almost!  Great phone.  Put this shell on a 930 and add a SD card and I'd be quite happy. :D
  • That's why I don't like metal phones. You are actually scares of using the phone naked. I prefer soft plastic body like 8x or the new Moto x
  • Cool story, bro. Maybe you should consider wearing a smartwatch.
  • Good advice. Or, maybe at least strap my phone to my wrist. I wonder if there's an accessory for that?!
  • That would be so awesome ^_______^ like literlly :3
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljWcpj8N6ws
  • 3D printing for the win! I could make this, not sure how many people would actually buy it though.. :P
  • Thanks for posting this. Even though the new HTC is not on my radar, I appreciate you taking the time to post this for those enjoying their new phone.
  • He is using the the word Android...Is he a malware...Throw him out Daniel ....
  • Didn't Read the earlier cmt He is Daniel's Boss....
  • Should have got a case
  • Please don't blame others when it's actually your own fault for dropping the phone. My wife uses HTC M8 and I use Lumia 930. I drop my Lumia 930 so often that this is my second Lumia 930. Never blame Nokia/Microsoft for the design. It's my FAULT.
  • I don't have that kind of problem with my lumia 920, dropped it many times, no damage at all.
     
  • The same happened to the camera on my trophy after I dropped it. That was a sad day :(
  • Black Matte Lumia 920 was slippery as hell; got a case and hated it. One white gloss replacement housing and a year and a half later without a case, and I've only dropped it once.
  • As someone that never puts cases on his phones, I can't understand how people are so careless and clumsy with hundreds of dollars in their hands. Maybe it's because I buy my phone outright, so I understand the cost of them, but it just doesn't make sense.
  • I think you've dropped that one phone more times in the least four months than I've dropped all of my phones, ever...
  • And that is why I don't like (all) aluminium phones... It's esthetic,but not practical...
  • I am using Lumia 720. And fortunately I have yellow one, and it shines brighter like the sun which grabs attenaion as well in crowd. I have dropped and slipped the phone many times, once from a great distance height still its in the same condition like I have bought today. And m serious! after that scary moment I use it with rubber grip to protect. It has actual colour and condition the way you buy it. My Lumia 720 is 1.5yrs old.
  • I don't put cases on my phone because i like the feeling of actual hardware (cases can change the look of the phone as well), it adds weight/thickness, and i rarely drop my phone. This guy CLEARLY needs a case on his phones and can never hold mine!
  • 17 times!!! I'll never let my sexy lady (Lumia 925) drop as much as that
  • Every smartphone I have owned has been put into a case with the exception of my Nokia Lumia 810. That one has a nice, grippy rubbery feel on its back and I've never dropped it. I don't have an M8, but I'm pretty sure it's probably just as slippery as the Lumia 925. Yikes, the thought of not using a case with that phone scares me! I dropped my 925 twice on tiled floors (facedown) but was lucky because it didn't suffer a scratch.
  • Weak grip, brah.
  • My 920 has been naked since I got it over a year ago, and it's not very noticeable unless you're looking for evidence. I've dropped it tons of times, including on concrete and rocks, and some small nicks in the case and screen are the only results. There are also a couple scratches on the screen with unknown origin, but I rarely notice any of my phone's damage. While I do sometimes wish I had a cover, I also love the 920's look and am somewhat pleased with how the small scratches have personalized it, so I have no regret for not having a cover. Though I do occasionally wonder if I will regret not getting a case after some catastrophic final drop.
  • Kevin, your hands are too slippery :)
  • lol Kevin is the man.  Used to love his videos/articles on Crackberry when i was a Blackberry user.  Now I'm WPcentral all the way
  • I think that u should post it on gravitycentral.com  
  • @ least with rogers if you do go for their protection they sometimes will replace it instore
  • I see no point in buying such a beautiful phone to only cover it up with an ugly rubber case. That's like getting the worlds most beautiful hooker to only completely cover her body with a garbage bag for sex.
  • Or is that your hand is slippery? 17 times!! A guy goes to a doctor and says his whole body is hurting when he touches . Finally found that he had a broken index finger. You need to check your hand :)
  • Agreed. My 920 has never been dropped even once after 8 months. He must have shaky(?) hands.
  • I honestly can't stand when people drop their phones, myself included. All it takes is being more mindful that you have a slippery phone. If you KNOW the phone is slippery and you refuse to put it in a case, you HAVE to be more mindful and more careful, even taking "extremes" like drying your hands before taking your phone out, stop walking before taking your phone out and so forth, use two hands instead of one, make sure your phone is not in your lap when you get out the car, double check and so forth. I have had the super slippery, aluminum Nokia N8 for over 4 years and it has never had a case on it or even a screen protector and the ONE major fall was due to my holster case failing to stay closed and the phone fell out from hip height. I replaced the holster after that and the phone has never been dropped. I have dropped phones by having too many items in my hands at once and that is my fault for not being mindful and putting other items down or waiting to take my phone out. If I know my phone may fall out of a pocket, (usually have a holster) I will sit it on the table or desk. The only phone that I felt I had to have a case was my iPhone 4, 4s and 5s just due to my distrust of the build materials and the lack of a grippy surface or humps to hold on to. A lot of my frustration with people dropping phones comes from the fact that I have owned so many phones that are still like new after 5 or more years, never dropped them and they have never been in cases and are still like new. I took a smartphone to the pawnshop once and it was about a year old. The people thought I stole it because it looked like new and when I told them how old it was, they simply didn't believe me. I had to call T-Mobile and have them on speaker to prove to them that I bought the phone. I was utterly disgusted and decided not to do business with them since they thought I was lying. Not everyone has busted up phones just because they are old devices. Somehow my two daughters, 18 and 21, have DESTROYED Nokia smartphones from the S40 days up to the Nokia C7! Destroyed! I mean, screen cracked and separated from the body of the phone, phone cases busted open to where you can see the MoBo! How is that even possible? They should have been more careful, a lot more careful. My oldest daughter cracked the screen of her C7 and we paid to get it fixed. We got it back and in less than a week it was cracked again! It drove me insane...as a parent I went into the whole "I have taught you better, how could you be so careless...blah blah blah, you have a dad in the tech industry and you have no excuse blah blah blah. lol. I rank dropping phones multiple times right up there with people who have cords that end up bent beyond belief that the wires are exposed and they become fire hazards! Really....so a person doesn't pay enough attention that they littleraly explode the cord from the inside out due to their lack of caring??? Can you guess that was another thing my daughters did....that I taught them better. I told my last daughter "With your non-caring mindset, the fact that you continue to use a charging cable with exposed wires and you have a dad that has hundreds of charging cables, and you don't even care to ask for a new cable.....you would be the one to burn down the college campus with your ignorance!" After seeing that my youngest (she was about 16 at the time but very mature and smart) could not take care of smartphones, I downgraded her to a dumbphone, a flip phone until she became more mindful of the technology that she was given. I don't have time for my kids not appreciating what they are given. For all I care, she didn't have to have a phone at all with that careless mindset...but my wife came to their defense and if the wife is happy, the home is happy. :) As you can see, dropping phones is a serious topic in my life being the tech supplier for a family of 4, a long list of friends, a former Technology Education teacher, working in a tech field and the money coming out of my own pocket. Like Kevin stated in his article, it is different when your job deals with phones and there are only a few months until you get your next phone. Parents only see $ and the content of their childs character. My two daughters have taken care of their last smartphone that I bought them for oever 2 years now. I bought my daughter a Red Lumia 920 as part of her college graduation gift with one stipulation: 1. She could only keep the phone if she could take care of it and not drop/break it before she gradutates high school. If she broke it, I was going to send her off to college with a $19 flip phone OR she would have to get a job and buy her own phone. She passed the test and she is now in college with her mint condition red 920. I did have to get on her a few times early on because I caught her with the case off and letting friends use the phone and those very same friends had phones with cracked screens (!)...but the phone survived and she became more mindful. They both are out on their own now (woo hoo, empty nesters!!!) so they can buy and drop whatever they want to. It is my hope that they have learned to be more mindful though and that they will teach their kids to be more mindful and careful. In the end, it is their life and their devices and I can confidently say that I did the best that I could to help them not be careless. For the rest of us, to each his/her own. :)
  • Correction, the red 920 was a part of her high school graduation gift and not a college graduation gift.
  • I'm going to use that comment for an English paper, it's certainly long enough :p /s Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Haha ;)
  • What version of Gorilla glass does the M8 have?
  • Good read. It took me over a year to break the screen on my 920,it too has battle scars. Dropped my 1520 probably less than 5 times since I've had it for quite some time now. I will be getting a case. In fact a certain site has one on sale for the day today :) I will definitely recommend the One M8 for Windows in addition to the Lumia Icon/930 and 1520,to potential Windows Phone users. This is good information. Thanks for sharing..
  • the 1520 is also slippery. so i have the incipio case which i drilled a hole in to allow a tether to attach to it. most of the time the phone is in my back pocket, but at work, it will hang around my neck. we have concrete floors and i've dropped many phones while using them on the floor.
  • I also don't use cases with my phones since they are thinner, better looking, and easier to appreciate their designs that way. Despite having butterfingers I never have damaged a Nokia Lumia phone by dropping it. The only time I damaged one was by skiing and falling on my side numerous times while the phone was in my pocket. For a Lumia 520, there is virtually no financial benefit in getting it a case since the phone barely costs more than a case nowadays. :)  
  • I'm all for buying phone cases. However, I stopped buying screen protectors a few yrs ago. I'm very careful with my phones and haven't scratched a screen in a long time. I think I've only dropped my 1520 once or twice since last Dec and both times they weren't clean drops (meaning something partially broke the fall). And both times they fell they had a case on so no damage was done either time.
  • My 925 decided to jump out of my hand without a case onto the pavement face down..... Not a scratch on the screen :-o
  • While I do agree that the metal case makes a bit more slippery, lets be honest: a phone does not slip from one's hand on its own accord. The phone falls because we're overconfident. And every time it falls, lets be honest, we say "How stupid I was" I bought the Qi charger case for my lumia1020 and since the day I bought it, I have dropped it zero times. We just need to be a little more carefull with the phone :) That being said, I understand that you might want to just stop worrying about it. If carrying the phone with a slim cover stresses you out then a tough one is best for you.
  • And everyone wants metal phones. I dropped my Icon when it was new and i have the black one. makes it ugly with the metal shining through.   
  • See, that's what happens when things come easy or are given to you...you don't care about them. Drop them, spend it, smack 'em around...um... Maybe its not the phone, maybe its your hands. Rub them with sand paper, scrape them on concrete, rough them up...then pick up that phone and grip it like a man! Show Cortana some love! Smack her on the as...uh... Sorry.... I blame football. Cards 2 & 0, lead the division, baby! Yeah! Bears beat up the Niners! Yeah! Seahawks shamed! Oh yeah! Footballllllllllllllll! But don't drop your phone. I never drop my Icon, but I got a case cuz I love her...it. It. I love it. My Icon. By the way, anyone see the M8 advert in the Captain America: The Winter Soldier blu-ray with the SHIELD emblem on the back? I want one, and no cover on that!
  • I was meaner to my old Lumia 900 than I have ever been to another phone. I bet I dropped it a hundred times-- onto concrete, gravel, rocky, rutted farm roads, you name it. Finally a face-down plummet onto gravel cracked the screen 18 months into owning it, and the mic stopped working effectively because the little holes got fouled up with dirt and stuff and I couldn't get them clean anymore, but it really took a legendary besting and still works to this day (it's an alarm clock now in its retirement). Good to know there are other phones out there that are tough as well.
    The epilogue to this story is that I have rocked a case on my 1520 from the start--a pretty heavy, bulky one too. I just didn't want to risk it because I love it so darned much, ha ha
  • My first 520 fell to the asphalt after a holster malfunction resulting a cracked face and bent plastic. However, I was able to replace the digitizer (thanks to Youtube!) Afterwards I bought a 925. I've lost count of how many times I've dropped my Lumia 925! I've resorted to using an Incipio case (although I dislike the feeling of the case) as the phone is too big, too thin, and too slippery with thin sharp edges to hold comfortably to my face while attempting to use it AS A PHONE!!!! (Isn't that what it is?) Yes it has a gorgeous smooth-scrolling screen and looks great sitting on my table! The shape and the size make the 520 much easier to hang on to!!  
  • Blackberries are tougher!!
  • After accidentally throwing my iPhone 4s 64GB(!) across a train with miraculously no damage, I've gotten a case for every smartphone I owned. I found that incident humorous since three men and two women passengers all screamed in anguish then rushed over to me to check it.
  • Just get a 1020....the lanyard loop has saved my phone more times than I can remember.
    I have no idea why other phones don't have such a feature...or why Nokia have stopped putting lanyard holes on current phones....?!
  • Hmm Not Using a case on my Lumia 1520 is there a problem
  • Can WP 8.1 be installed on the android version?
  • My wife recently dropped her Lumia 1020 and the screen looks a lot worse than the photos of the phone for this article; the irony is that this happened about two weeks after she *removed* the Zagg screen protector <face palm>. So now i'm looking at either a 1020 or 1520 replacement - thankfully EBay has quite a few options under $300...whew! No matter what though, this phone will have a screen protector and an Otterbox-type case, or next time this happens, she'll get to use her old Palm Pre hahaha   For those that don't like covers and want to keep their phone uncovered, at least go to your local MS Store and get the extended warranty. $99 for two years buys a lot of peace of mind...should've done that in Wife's case (no pun intended) but forgot...
  • Before you blame the phone for being slippery, I say go get a physical. Sounds more like you have a grip problem then a slippery phone. 17 times in 4 months!!! Hand exercises anyone? :P  I mean really, after the first 5x's how do you NOT get a case.
  • I guess it's a problem with your hands not with the metallic phone. Just wear rubber gloves and your issue is solved... Not even once my phone fell down and that's how I treat my beauty, you with me Lumia owners?
  • What's the point of having, or writing about, a beautiful phone if you cover it up in a case?
  • 820 Lumia.. Dropped almost nearly,more then 50+ times in 2 yrs and 2 times was in water.. Still working no issue.. Tough phn.
  • What is Canada
  • Did you really keep the count 17 times or is it just a figure? My grandpa used to say 17 times when he actually wants to say a lot more times... You actually reminded me my grandpa... :)
  • If I buy a HTC One M8 without contract, will it work out side USA with some other phone operator?
  • The worst drop test every