On 25/02/2023 23:32, Mark Olson wrote:
> YTC#1 <b...@ytc1-spambin.co.uk
>> First up, I really really like my Pixel 4a.
>> But it is made of some brittle shite.
>> For the 3rd time, a low fall has broken it. This time it was fromthe arm
>> of the camping chair on to my foot FFS!
>> Last repair cost £150, fuck that not doing it again.
>> I know there are some other Pixel users out here, so before either drop
>> back to Motorola or go for a rugged phone  are the newer Pixels any
>>  I should really go for one, so what is the latest rugged of choice?
> Did you have a case on your Pixel 4a?
Not a full case, just a sides and back one.
Obvioulsy not a good enugh one.
> I've had a few Pixels, a few Motorolas and a Nexus 5X. I prefer an
> open faced case, with either soft rubbery material (TPU?) or similar
> with a fabric covering for best hand feel. AFAIK I have never broken
> any of my phones, despite many drops. But I have always had a case
> on every phone.
I only ever broke 1 phone before this, a Moto 5g. And that wasn't me, it
was a friend who knocked it off a table onto a solid stone floor.
I usually abuse my phones, and all my previous Moto phones have survived me.
> The only handheld device I've broken didn't have a case at all, a Nexus
> 7 tablet that slipped out of its sleeve and hit a concrete sidewalk.
> I can't figure out people who won't put a case on their phone and then
> wonder why it cracks when it falls on a hard floor/ground. They're
> mostly glass...
I'm open to case recommendations, but like you prefer an open front as I
don;t want to faff about with cases when transfering from pocket to push
bike mount or car mount.