Will iPhone 5 Get Scratches Using A Case with Exposed Top & Bottom

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by beeinformed, Dec 30, 2012.

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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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    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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    Which case you using?
     
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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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    Yes, if it gets in contact with sufficient force against another object that is harder than its coating.
     
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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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    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.

    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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