Well after having had my iPhone 5 since launch and never using a case on it, I can say it is quite banged up. Specifically the top glass on the front above the front camera there is thousands of deep scratches, a nice deep scratch right on the front glass in front of the screen, and on the back I have no issues with the black coming off but the diamond cut edge is really beat up with dents and scratches, specifically by corners and right above the mute switch on the front. My only major damage is the bottom left corner has the diamond cut edge bent slightly up from dropping it. Other then that no cracks or anything even after several drops on tile and even rocks and concrete. This is my daily work phone so it's used heavily, and I just prefer the look and feel of the bare phone over a case.