So about a week agoI asked a question on twitterasking who uses protectionon their smartphone.
i was surprised to see that about 47 percentof you guys use both a case and a screen protectoron your smartphones,while about 20 percent of you guys use absolutely nothing.
I decided to ask a couple of my YouTuber friendsto see what they use on their daily smart phones and this is what they said:Hey Zack and everybody, it's Michael Fisher, aka Mr.
Thanks for having me on to tell you about my stupid, ironic, stubborn, dumb habit of carrying my smart phone in the nude.
Yep, I go completely unadorned; no case, screen protector or skin.
And as a result I've consigned more than a few phones to early graves.
So why do I do it?The most pretentious phone nerd reason ever:I don't like to cover up the designer's intent.
I buy my devices based in part by how they look and feel in the hand.
And no matter how cool the case, or sleek the skin, putting any thing on top interferes with that.
It's not a smart way to protect your multi-benjamin investment.
There are some skins out there that tempt me, but what can I say?It's the only mobile life I've ever known.
Thanks for the time everyone.
Come see me at The Mr Mobile on YouTube, and above all,don't be like me when it comes to cases.
Zack, thank you for having me on your channel.
This is Saf from Super Saf TV.
For my devices, a lot of you guys may already know,I tend to use a Dbrand skin.
The advantage of having a skin is that your device will have some more grip and you will be less likely to drop it.
It also adds zero bulk and it gives a nice custom look.
Now the disadvantage of skins is obviously that you're not going to really get much protection if you do drop your device.
And for that reason, when I am about and about I tend to use a case.
When you're looking for cases I would always go for a soft rubber material which is not too bulky, but at the same timeis going to give some protection.
I quite like the Echotion technology from Spigen cases.
And the other thing that I definatly look out for isa lip around the display.
So if I was to drop my phone face first on a hard surface,which I have done in the past,then it is going to have some form of protection,although I tend not to use a screen protectorI kind of find they come in the way.
That's me personally anyway.
That's it for me guys.
Zack, thanks for having me once again.
This is Saf from SuperSaf TV, and I'll see you next timeHey guys, I'm Krystal,and yes I have broken phones before.
I've broken actually two, which considering how many phones I get here, that's pretty good I would say.
But yeah, I broke the Galaxy S7 and the Nexus 6P,and I actually didn't drop these,I was actually just running up concrete steps and I fell with them,like I scraped my knee and everything.
Like they just, they fell with me and they kind of broke my fall.
So yeah they actually have the same crack pretty much.
Like right at the edge and I really don't think like a case would have saved it because of the angle that like it fell on the concrete.
Now sometimes I will use a case and other times I use a skin.
It really all depends on what phone I'm using, or how I'm feeling that day.
It's not really about the protection, it's more about like dressing up the phone and making it look nice.
What's up guys.
Mike here from the Detroit Borg,and one of the most frequent questions I get is what do I use to protect my phone?Now for the most part I think everybody should have a case on their phone because as soon as you drop it those good looks are basically ruined.
They are hard to resell and if you're like me and like to keep them and use them in future videos,you want to make sure they are in good condition for that camera.
But of course a good case also provides a good grip on your phone so you don't drop it as frequently.
And if you have a good case with a nice lip on it, you don't need to add a screen protector because it meanswhen you lay the phone flat, you don't scratch the glass.
and glass is already pretty scratch resistant so I never see a need to add a screen shield, especially since most phone have a curved glass at the edgeswhich means screen shields never fit properly anymore anyway.
So generally speaking, I just use a really nice case with a good land table design, a good grip so I don't drop it,and it's not too bulkyso it doesn't add to the thickness of the phone.
Now one of my favorite cases right now is the Speck Presidio Grip.
And for the most part I'm just looking for a case that has a hybrid design.
It has a hard shell on the outside, a rubber shell on the inside that provides some shock protectionand it also seals up the phone so sand and grit don't get between the case and the phone to scratch it.
So that's generally what I'm looking for and Speck has been one of the pioneers in that sort of design and that's one I generally recommend to most people.
What's going on guys, it's UrAvgConsumerand for me I typically like to have a case on my phone.
My current daily driver is an iPhone 7Plusand I'm using the Apple leather case with it.
Now I'm using this case because I love the look, and the Apple leather cases have surprisingly withstood some pretty nasty falls for me in the pastso I'm feeling pretty confident using it here.
But something that I did this year that I don't typically do is go without a screen protectorand I got to say guys, that was a huge mistake.
I'm the kind of person that gets bothered with fine scratches and just by having the iPhone 7Plus in my pocketI've gotten a ton already and it's driving me crazy.
But I typically like to use regular screen protectors.
Regular plastic ones, they're pretty inexpensive, easy to apply,and if anything goes wrong I can replace it with no problem.
So I'm going to go back with that once I get a new iPhone, or maybe I switch up my phones.
But definitely using an Apple leather case and a screen protector is the way to go.
And there you have it.
Even among some of the top tech YouTubers, it just boils down to personal preference.
Some walk around completely naked, and others are completely covered.
I've had a lot of phones during my life, and even since my very first smart phone, the Samsung Vibrant way back in the day, I have always had a case and a screen protector on my phone.
My case of choice is the Otterbox.
Kind of like how some of the other YouTubers were talking about having a hard shell on the outside and a rubber case on the insideit has that dual layer of protection.
Plus that little edge along the lip of the case is pretty important.
Even if your phone has curved glass, like on this Galaxy S7 Edge,that little lip will protect the screen if it ever drops face down.
Screen protectors are also important to me.
I'm not so worried about small micro scratches, in fact I'm still using this Galaxy S7 Edge that I used in my durability test about a year ago.
It's got some major scratches on it and this little burn mark.
So the minor scratches don't bother me as much, but when I'm using a phone that is brand new, the re-sell value is very importantand that's why I put a screen protector on it because it will look pristine if I ever go to re-sell it.
But as we've seen today it really just boils down to personal preference.
I am curious as to what you use on your smartphone.
Do you have a case and a screen protector, or do you walk around living life on the edge with no protection?I'll be linking the YouTube channels of everyone who participated in this video today down in the video description.
So make sure you check them out.
I know before I buy any piece of expensive technology I like to check out the reviewsand these guys are some of the best.
Thanks a ton for watching.
I'll see you around.