Advertisement I am not a fan of flip cases or any type of cases for phones. I prefer my phones naked in all their glory.

Using a flip case with your smartphone

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Lumia flip case

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I am not a fan of flip cases or any type of cases for phones. I prefer my phones naked in all their glory. Why hide those beautiful designs behind a layer of leather or plastic or whatever? Yes; I know that cases and pouches have benefits. For example, one chief benefit is protection. But I have never had a problem with keeping my devices in top shape even after months of use, so…

My personal preference or not, I see that flip cases – especially those that open up horizontally like books – have caught on quite well. Everywhere I turn, I see people carrying their phones in flip cases and opening them to use them like they were holding books.

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Buchi flip case

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The above picture shows my friend, Buchi, using one just that way. Holding and using a smartphone that way must feel natural to someone who is used to reading books. Perhaps, protection aside, that is one reason why horizontal flip cases have caught on. Or perhaps I am just rambling.

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Do you use a flip case? Why do you use one? Does it feel natural holding it like a book?

Credits: thanks, Buchi, for permission to use this photo!

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12 comments

  1. Thank God I choose to buy a flip case for my phone if not I would been either replacing the screen or the phone.

    I would always recommend owning one

  2. As much as I hate them, they are very necessary. My phones fall almost everyday and I’ve had to change screens severally so I didn’t need advice to go get them…

    Still sometimes I remove them and enjoy my phones they way the gods of mobile created them.

  3. I feel awkward snapping photos with my flip case on, since then I use my phone raw after all we don’t take care of ourselves like we do phones so why do they need those sort of casing.

  4. Truth is that this environment is rough. One needs to protect the phone from the harsh surrounding. Bumps, scratches and falls are unpredictable and they occur frequently. Having some form of protection is not a bad idea.

  5. Using a flip case entails, using both hands to operate mobile phones. I prefer to use one hand to operate my phone.

  6. I usually get my money’s worth from my devices. I never purchase anything with a view on selling it later.

    So, there is no need trying to make a smartphone look all pristine. I always use them naked. If it’s going to scratch, by all means, let it scratch.

    But then, by the time significant scratches appear, the phone would have gone past its service life.

    So, no flip case..

  7. Not necessarily. Most of them folds behind the phone so you can use the phone as normal… Just that its cumbersome

  8. I will not buy any phone if I can’t be able to get its accessories,cases are a must for me,I like my phones neat and pristine,it’s a source of pride to me,how new they look after use,as I normally trade them in to buy new ones,having said that,I prefer TPU to Flip cases..

  9. I will not buy any phone if I can’t be able to get its accessories,cases are a must for me,I like my phones neat and pristine,it’s a source of pride to me,how new they look after use,as I normally trade them in to buy new ones,having said that,I prefer TPU and silicon to Flip cases..

  10. I like flip cases, especially the one that comes with a slot to put cards and some cash bills. It’s very convenient. I live in NYC and so having my metro are right in my hand with my phone is an ease. Plus once you get used to they are pretty easy to use.

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