Android - what's in your pocket?


#1908

I thought you got a free one, then. That should be cause for celebration.


#1909

Yes. Now I have two Blizzards, and one of them has lots of extra crunchy bits mixed in!


#1910

Motherfucker.

Dropped my Pixel 3 today in pretty spectacular fashion, pretty much windmilling it out of my parka’s breast pocket where I had forgotten it was onto the hard floor of the skyway. Busted the corner of the screen. Still works fine, digitizer seems unaffected, but motherfucker.

Gonna cost me like $270 to fucking fix god damnit.

Shoulda gotten that overpriced insurance!


#1911

That suuuuuucks man. I shattered two S7+ screens in the space of six months a couple of years back (both in supposedly tough cases, at that) and it felt awful.


#1912

My case that I bought to protect my phone from myself is doing me no fucking good sitting on my desk at home.

Just lost my fancy $200+ earbuds like an asshole two weeks ago, too.

Here’s hoping we don’t get fucked by the fucking stupid-ass tax idiocy effective for 2018 taxes!

Assholes. Christ. I hate everything.


#1913

That’s why I keep my phone in a case 100% of the time. You don’t need some super bulky otterbox case, any thin/light case is infinitely better than none at all.


#1914

Sucks to hear, I cased my Pixel 3 and added a screen protector before even activating it.

I almost wish I could find something like this for the Pixel.

squarespace

Or you know, perhaps they could make phones more durable.


#1915

Yup, my Moto G5+ (obviously not a high end phone) has been saved a number of times by my inexpensive Spigen case. I can’t imagine having the New Hotness and carrying it around bare.


#1916

Exactly, you don’t need a gigantic thick case, any super cheap silicone case with a small lip so the screen doesn’t touch the ground directly will make it pretty unlikely to crack your screen from a normal drop.


#1917

People who use their flagship phones without a case are crazy. They are so slippery!


#1918

The fact that flagship phones require additional cases is crazy.

It’s like needing an secondary PSU because a primary PSU in your PC is only rated to 200 watts. (Except this is not how it works in reality.)


#1919

I picked up the overpriced insurance because I KNOW I’ll break my Pixel 3. Since I have a whole family of phone destroyers, we made it more affordable by getting the family plan.


#1920

I even have the dumb Spigen case. It would have protected the phone just fine. But my back went out and I couldn’t deal with the extra weight and so off it came, and of course I was running late trying to get out the door this morning.

Motherfucker.


#1921

I have an over-engineered case because my wife bought it for me, and I have to use it (insert smiley face) but it’s saved me a couple of times so far. After a year of being super careful with it and not having a scratch, the other day I mistakenly put my car keys into the same pocket that my phone was in for a few minutes and hey presto, scratches on the screen from the keys. Grrrr. I’m sure they design these phones to deliberately scratch and break at the drop of a hat (or a phone) because hey, why else would you ever need to buy another?


#1922

I guess there must be heavier Spigen cases. Mine is it just a minimalist sleeve that might weigh an ounce.

Sucks about your phone, though.


#1923

But it only happens when the warranty expires! Or if you never got one in the first place…


#1924

My Moto G5 got fell out of my back pocket while I was riding my bike and got run over by a car and didn’t sustain a scratch.


#1925

It’s a good job it didn’t get run over by a herd of elephants as well, that would have been too much for it I think.


#1926

Haha.


#1927

How about elephants riding in cars?