- 09-28-2013, 02:17 AM #1
got my yellow 64gb 1020 on launch day in the uk and have fallen in love with it completely , i have a thing about camera phones and convergence devices and the 1020 is my fave all in one package so far , ok the pictures arent as pure as my 808 but they are pretty dam good still and things like the internet browser are 10x better on the 1020
anyways as the title of this thread says this phone just feels to good and looks to good for a case , on launch day i tucked it into a nice case to protect it , last night i took it out and i just cant put the case back on . The matte yellow is so nice to touch and the phone shape is ruined by a case , i'll tell you what it really does feel like a larger n8 when i hold it
as for the design wow ..... the yellow and black look really classy together and the tapered edges and camera hump all really make this phone stand out its got to be the best looking phone out there at the minute along with the gold iphone 5s
i also get a bit worried rocking cases as we all know from the lumia 920 that if dust/grime gets between the case and phone it can mark/stain the matte coating so i am thinking i am either going to use a clear skin or just use the phone and enjoy it how nokia intended
what do you guys think to hot for a case or putting your new gadget in the safety of a nice case
have a great day :-)
- 09-28-2013, 02:27 AM #3
any particular case mate and why that one? what about the feel and look of the phone without? good design? ugly? :-) i have ordered a pouch to slide it in when not in use in case it slides out of my pocket in the car or on my bike but to be honest its gonna be hard for me to cover this bad boy up ;-)
09-28-2013, 02:32 AM #4
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I normally go with the big bulky otterbox cases that everyone hates for the protection factor. Sooner or later, through no fault of your own, it's bound to be dropped.
Just my 2 cents.
By the way are you the buxz guy from NokiaUsers?
09-28-2013, 03:32 AM #6
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Lanyards prevent dropping of the phone, at least in theory. I'd rather have a lanyard rather than a case (though I could live with both.)I'm also over at the Moriya Shrine! Go there if you're also a fan of Touhou. After all, it is a small community, like WP, right?
09-28-2013, 07:01 PM #10
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I know the feel, I love the phone without a case. I personally use the camera grip as my main case. It has a nice feel to it, especially when in landscape and texting. Of course, sometimes like to remove it and enjoy the phone without the case, it's always luxurious feeling change. I just use the camera strap to avoid dropping it and just hope I don't trip and land right on it. :S
Of course, I'm /supposed/ to recommend you play it safe and use a case, but say just do whatever you think is best. If you're in a low damage prone area (I.E: in your bed, laying it on your desk, etc.) then maybe go caseless, and then when out and about, put case on. Overall, just do what you feel is best, it's all up to you.
Anyways, on and unrelated note, 64GB? You lucky dog.I'm 15 and I like: Swimming, Space, Science, Math, Food, Sleep and of course: Microsoft. (aka, nerd on a bun)
- 09-29-2013, 03:52 AM #11
yeah the 64gb is great to have as it doesnt have the micro sd card ;-) i tried my case again and as much as its a nice case the phone just feels great without one , i kind of think its how nokia intended it as well , i mean there isnt an offical case , just loads of extras that dont fit with a case on lol
i also tried the lanyard and i think i prefer that to a case , ive taken it off again but i think i could get used to it
i do have a screen protector fitted though as i hate screen scratches , if your looking for a pouch i recomend the s3/s4 mofi pouches they are built well , fit the 1020 well , have a front pocket for cleaning cloth , have a super soft inside lining that is supposed to clean your screen as it goes in and out and keep the phone safe when not in use but doesnt cover it up when it is in use , best of both worlds ey
i havent used the seller above just showing you what i mean when i say mofi pouch ;-) they are nice pouches ;-)
09-29-2013, 08:28 AM #16
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got a yellow L1020 and i 100% agree with you, this phone is amazing to hold and look at, a case on this phone should be made illegal ! My L1020 is using the wireless charging cover, its not a full protection or even drop protected, but at least theres some protection on it, and i get to keep the matte feeling ( wireless charging cover is also matte by the way, same feel and everything.
- 09-29-2013, 08:50 AM #17
what skin did you get in the end out of interest :-)
- 09-29-2013, 10:19 AM #19
Nillkin Matte Textured Super Shield Hard Shell Case Cover for Nokia Lumia 1020 | eBay
its the one i bought and comes with a nice screen protector that actually fits the curved screen :-) doesnt cover all the glass just the actual screen :-) the charging cover kind of flushes off the camera hump as well but offers little to no protection and doesnt cover the hump just smoothes the hump off so its more level
09-29-2013, 02:00 PM #21
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This retro case looks amazing on the 1020! IMHO
Quick Review: AGF Leather Shell Case for the Lumia 1020; go retro! | Windows Phone Central
And this one's not bad either if it's more your style.
First glimpse at Nokia
Not sure if flush but both seem to cover the camera hump pretty well
Last edited by M L; 09-29-2013 at 02:14 PM.
09-29-2013, 08:27 PM #24
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Glad I'm not the only person who just can't bring themselves to imprison the 1020 in a case! Mind you, I'm still waiting for my 1020 but I'm pretty sure my opinion won't change when I get hold of it.
I am preparing to compromise though as I have purchased a Screenproof full body protector. I have only done this as I'm not entirely happy with the durability of GG2 on my 920. I'm hoping GG3 on the 1020 is a huge improvement but I'm not taking any chances till I'm sure.
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