1. RavenSword's Avatar
    My question is basically how durable are these phones to bumps and small drops? Since there's no moving parts, does it mean it will be noticeable if the phone is bumped hard enough and there's internal damage?

    I have the phone in a speck candy shell grip case, but wondering if I should get something more protective like the otterbox commuter. I'm a little paranoid because I also don't have AppleCare for the phone. So getting a replacement might be tougher down the line if something does happen.
    01-16-2014 07:01 AM
  2. LuckRocks's Avatar
    My question is basically how durable are these phones to bumps and small drops? Since there's no moving parts, does it mean it will be noticeable if the phone is bumped hard enough and there's internal damage?

    I have the phone in a speck candy shell grip case, but wondering if I should get something more protective like the otterbox commuter. I'm a little paranoid because I also don't have AppleCare for the phone. So getting a replacement might be tougher down the line if something does happen.

    Take a look at the spigen tough armor for the 5s, I personally love it. You'll want to get a screen protector for the back. I just personally don't like otterboxes.
    Spencerdl likes this.
    01-16-2014 07:17 AM
  3. Speedygi's Avatar
    My personal opinion is that it's really hard to grip iPhone 5s sometimes, which to me automatically means you need a case and a screen protector (for when the screen can break under drops). After which you can pretty much get any type of case or screen protector you want. I heard good things about Product Red cases so you might want to check those out.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
    01-16-2014 08:22 AM
  4. BLiNK's Avatar
    if you're afraid you're going to drop it, then you will. it's that simple

    at work i use a Tech21 D30 Impactology case. i work in the construction industry, it works great and have no qualms with it

    outside of work my 5s is naked like you just took it out of the box for the very first time. never had one drop the entire time i had my 5, never even worried about. the only reason i have one now is for resale value. it will help with all of the little nicks & scratches that occur over time (normal wear & tear)

    as far as durability... i do not use a screen protector and sometimes i will accidentally put my phone in my pocket with change or other things that you might question and to date there are no scratches. the rest of the phone, so far, is in excellent condition as well

    and i agree, anything Otterbox is hideous and a tragedy to put on such a beautiful device
    serglb likes this.
    01-16-2014 08:43 AM
  5. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Simple theory $749 (iPhone 5s 32gb) VS. $25 (case approx price). The iPhone 5/5s are GREAT looking devices and I don't like "hiding" my Gold 5s so I try to find cases that enhance the look of the iPhone. Spigen and Luvvitt make minnimal Crystal Clear cases that look GREAT and still shows off the iPhone. How durable are iphone 5s's ....not sure, but why take a chance with so many case options
    Last edited by spencerdl; 01-17-2014 at 06:59 AM.
    01-16-2014 09:37 AM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Dropped my 5S naked for the first time since I got it in October. Took a nice bounce on the tile floor in the gym locker room. Landed on its face. Small dent was the damage. I have to say, it was a pretty hard fall. I also should mention that I don't mind because I have AppleCare +
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    01-16-2014 11:59 AM
  7. iEd's Avatar
    I've never had a iPhone suffer any internal damage from a drop and I've dropped every one I've had.
    But damage external or internal is all based on how hard it hits and what it hits.
    I always refer to my iPad when it flew out of a bag of mine. It hit some steps just the right way where the volume rocker got pushed in and caused external and internal damage and it was in a case.

    It fell right on the opening for the volume switch. That opening is just a few inches. So ya never know what could happen.
    01-16-2014 01:13 PM
  8. RavenSword's Avatar
    Take a look at the spigen tough armor for the 5s, I personally love it. You'll want to get a screen protector for the back. I just personally don't like otterboxes.
    Yeah, that spigen case looks nice. But would the speck candy she grip I have on right now probably be good enough?
    01-17-2014 04:27 AM
  9. boovish's Avatar
    I prefer the Yellow Jacket case, because its big and has a taser built right in. And yes, Speck Candyshells are good drops and bumps.
    01-17-2014 06:36 AM
  10. o4liberty's Avatar
    I think it all depends on what it's dropped on and how high it's dropped from. I have a case holster Combo from Verizon and I have dropped mine at least 6 times on concrete with no damage at all, but a coworker of mine dropped his with a otter box from the same hight on concrete and his screen cracked go figure. This is why I purchase a warranty.
    Spencerdl likes this.
    01-17-2014 07:22 AM
  11. kataran's Avatar
    Your main question about damage is it's build to take a hit you will get damage but the phone will still be usable


    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
    serglb likes this.
    01-17-2014 07:41 AM
  12. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I DROPPED my 5s today for the first time, glad I had my LUVVITT Crystal case on. I'm happy to report NO damage to the iPhone or case.......did I mention I dropped it on my daughters carpeted living room floor....SMILE
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    01-17-2014 07:17 PM
  13. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I haven't had any issues from drops. Unfortunately, I've dropped my 5S with/without a case and it works perfectly. It actually still looks great...no dings or nicks
    Spencerdl likes this.
    01-18-2014 02:04 AM

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