Is anyone using the Galaxy Note 9 without a case or skin?

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 cases
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 cases (Image credit: Android Central)

Without a doubt, Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 is one of the most eye-catching phones you can buy right now. Its all-glass back and curved 6.4-inch display look fantastic, but at the same time, also make the Note 9 incredibly fragile.

The Note 9 is one of those devices that almost everyone should use a case or skin with, but is there anyone out there that's brave enough to use the phone without any sort of protection?

Here's what our AC forum members have to say.

I can't stand fingerprints and smudges. The only time my phone is without a case is when I'm wiping fingerprints and dust from it or changing the case to what I feel like looking at.


I tip my hat to those that are brave enough to go naked but I just can't. My choice of workplace is outdoors and in a warehouse so to be careful I always attach a dbrand skin and screen protector and to be minimalist I use the Rhinoshield Crashguard Bumper. Like others every month or so I remove the bumper to give the phone a clean when at home so keep it naked for a short period. ...


I love the look of these phones and I think rocking them without a cover/case is the way to go.. However... They make these sleek designs but make them near impossible to hold in your hand without them slipping out. Way to risky for me when the edges and back are slick.


I tried to go naked. But I couldn't stand the fingerprints nor could I stand that greasy feeling after holding the phone for a but and your hand gets sweaty. Went back into its case. Tried a skin and didnt like it when I hit the edges. It is a beautiful device though.


How about you? Are you using the Galaxy Note 9 without a case?

Join the conversation in the forums!

Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.