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Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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Will iPhone 5 Get Scratches Using A Case with Exposed Top & Bottom

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I have the "Adopted Lens Case' as well as the "Hex Axis Wallet Case" and was wondering if the iPhone 5 will get scratches because the top and bottom of these cases are exposed? Thanks!

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Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:49 PM   #2
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The phone has a chance of getting scratched wherever it is exposed. And depending on the case, the phone has a chance of getting scratched by the case or by particles between the case and the phone.

So the answer to your question is...most likely.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:57 PM   #3
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I'm using a case that exposes both the top and bottom of the phone. So far its holding quite well and I don't notice any dings or scratches. It also depends on your usage I guess, I always put it in my pocket that doesn't have anything else so the chances of scratching are near zero.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 10:18 PM   #4
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I'm using a case that exposes both the top and bottom of the phone. So far its holding quite well and I don't notice any dings or scratches. It also depends on your usage I guess, I always put it in my pocket that doesn't have anything else so the chances of scratching are near zero.
Which case you using?
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 10:28 PM   #5
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 10:36 PM   #6
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I just wanted to add to my original post that these two cases that I have for my phone, I will put into a larger case that I have used in the past for other phones I've owned.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 12:06 AM   #7
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Yes, if it gets in contact with sufficient force against another object that is harder than its coating.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:53 AM   #8
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Yes and it doesn't need force. Just having it in the pocket will result in scratches on any exposed part.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:58 AM   #9
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Will iPhone 5 Get Scratches Using A Case with Exposed Top & Bottom
There are no guarantees in life. If you don't want scratches then minimize exposed areas and look for cases that won't let grit slip in.

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Just having it in the pocket will result in scratches on any exposed part.
A pocket isn't going to scratch anything. If it does you're wearing the wrong pants. A material has to be harder than another material to scratch. Sand and other hard particles in the pocket can, however, cause scratches.
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