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I'm learning to be very careful with my Lumia 525 after deciding against any protection.

It felt very awkward when you have to clean it every night and sometimes temporarily give the phone to the lecturer when nobody's in the room but the two of us.

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I'm learning to be very careful with my Lumia 525 after deciding against any protection.

It felt very awkward when you have to clean it every night and sometimes temporarily give the phone to the lecturer when nobody's in the room but the two of us.
You should always use protection kiddies.

Don't be silly, wrap that... screen.
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Old January 9th, 2014 (5:42 AM).
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Screen protectors kind of stink and make sunlight visibility a bit worse (though matte protectors are another story - it's much more resistant to smudging, scratching, and reflections, but they kill clarity).
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I never used a screen protector on my previous phone. What's the use of them? Went almost 2 1/2 years with that phone and didn't get a single scratch. >:3
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Old January 9th, 2014 (5:58 AM). Edited January 9th, 2014 by Twiggy.
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I just wonder whether a matte screen protector is enough to prevent the glass display from getting scratches when it has an unfortunate meeting with concrete, assuming that it doesn't just shatter first.

One thing I do know, though - not all cases are made equal, and not all phones are made equal, either. The problem is probably with rough, uneven concrete - short of an actual cover, nothing's protecting any phone from that.
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    Don't drop it! :P Since I'm finally on my laptop, I'll post links of what I got. And maybe a pic if I can be arsed to grab my tablet xD

    http://www.zerolemon.com/details.php/zerolemon-galaxy-note-ii-9300mah-extended-battery

    That's the battery. It comes with a TPU case but I didn't use it. Instead, I bought...

    http://www.zerolemon.com/details.php/zerolemon-galaxy-note-2-zeroshock-dustproof-shockproof-rugged-case-for-original-9300mah-extended-battery

    It has a teal accent and it's beautiful. Also, a brick. I removed the screen protector due to my loathing of them and it's a real beauty.
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    Wow, I didn't realize that they made phone cases with external batteries O_o

    Anyways, I got a new case on my 520 yesterday.. and this is what it is: http://www.amazon.com/Trident-Case-AG-LUMIA520-TG-Aegis-Series/dp/B00DT5VI5O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389317694&sr=8-2&keywords=lumia+520+trident
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      Wow, I didn't realize that they made phone cases with external batteries O_o

      Anyways, I got a new case on my 520 yesterday.. and this is what it is: http://www.amazon.com/Trident-Case-AG-LUMIA520-TG-Aegis-Series/dp/B00DT5VI5O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389317694&sr=8-2&keywords=lumia+520+trident
      That's really nice looking Zach! I hope you enjoy it. Take a selfie to celebrate :P

      And, it's not an external battery. It's actually connected to the phone xD It's just monstrous.
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      Old January 10th, 2014 (7:30 AM). Edited January 10th, 2014 by Twiggy.
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      I'm thinking of getting creative with a pocket knife and the case I have.

      Or maybe it's a better idea for me to get a real case over an online shop.

      On second thought... ew at these prices. If I were to get the exact same case as Zach's, well, I'd be spending...

      USD 80 equivalent is ugly. :3
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      Really? $80 USD? The normal price is $35 USD on my phone case, but I got it on sale for nearly 50% off.
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        No idea why such a simple case would be $35 :( Mine was $22 or so and it's a brick.
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        Old January 10th, 2014 (8:11 AM).
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        No idea why the cost of the Trident case is $80 over here.

        If only Amazon shipped that case to my place. Too bad they don't.
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        So this is interesting, but the portal for one of my online classes doesn't support Google Chrome or Safari.. wonder how different things would be if I spoofed the user agent string :p
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        So this is interesting, but the portal for one of my online classes doesn't support Google Chrome or Safari.. wonder how different things would be if I spoofed the user agent string :p
        It might work.

        It might also trip up, as I've noticed that Webkit/Blink sometimes genuinely does something unusual compared to Trident/Gecko.
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          Not supporting chrome or safari is quite odd in this day and age...
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          My student portal also doesn't explicitly support Google Chrome or Safari.
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          Old January 11th, 2014 (8:33 AM).
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            When I was in school we had student portals but I don't remember much about it ;;
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            On another tech-related topic, I find myself enjoying the fact that I have a sizable amount of external storage in my phone. Having almost 16 GB of storage entirely to media and backups, in addition to the fact that I can always upgrade in the future, liberates me from application micro-management.
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              Now, tell me, how too many internal space has on your phone?
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              For me, it's 8 GB. It may not be that much, but I'm still pretty satisfied with it. :] Never really store anything in my phone itself, though; I always use micro-SD cards.
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