5s Back protector recommendations?

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  1. afinch1992 macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone have suggestions for a good feeling/looking back protector (preferably clear) that is made for the 5s? I recently made the move to caseless with a glass screen protector, but I like to rest the phone on the back and want to avoid unnecessary scratches, etc.
     
  2. rperalta macrumors 6502

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    BestSkinsEver Matte (wet install) or the Spigen Crystal (3-front, 1-back in 3 pieces) at Amazon wih lifetime replacements.
     
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  4. afinch1992 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the links. Have either of you had issues with the back protector bubbling up easily or coming off the from the surface? I had a three piece one that I put on for maybe 10 minutes and took off, because the edge kept getting caught and peeled the skin off. It was a little freebie one, so it was no harm no foul. I guess I could always return to amazon if this was the case
     
  5. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Does the Spigen one interfere with case fit at all?
     
  6. dsquared81 macrumors 6502

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    No it does not. Used it on apple leather case, caudabe veil, spg Saturn, and a belkin grip candy sheer.
     
  7. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Great, thanks for the info.
     
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    I recommend matte Bestskinsever or ghost armor, looks amazing on any color 5s :)
     
  9. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    I didn't have any issues with the Spigen.. It's cut just a TAD smaller, so it's a lot easier to install than say a cheap eBay rear protector.

    again, I only removed mines because it left a glare with my clear snap on case. (almost like there was water under my case), but as soon as I took my case off, you couldn't even tell a rear protector was installed.
     
  10. jw6961 macrumors regular

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    +1 for the BestSkinsEver Matte.. Put one on the back of my 5S last week & it's great!
     
  11. wxman2003 Suspended

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    The Spigen is fine for a short time. However, after a few weeks you will notice a lot of small scratches on it. Funny that the front screen protector doesn't scratch easily, but the back will get a lot of visible scratches, even just taking it out of your pocket. I guess that's why they put one in for free with the screen protectors.
     
  12. OneMike macrumors 601

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    I got a clear case. I'm very happy with it. Took me a while to find, but it's just what I wanted.

    Thin, yet thicker than a shield so it'll provide some protection. Also perfectly clear so it doesn't take away from appearance. Best of all $5. Should've taken some better pics.

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  13. webslinger85 macrumors 6502a

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    Another vote here for Bestskinsever. I have the matte back and sides, and i love them, even fits with most cases if you want, just not super tight, or snap on cases
     
  14. Namji macrumors 6502a

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    Where did you buy this case from for $5? Thanks
     
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    I bought the sgp ultra crystal set.

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    I have a case similar to that from spigen. Even with the case I put the sgp back protector on it.
     
  17. OneMike macrumors 601

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    I got this one from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0092Z6J8Q/

    The ebay link one looks like it's built similar, but it's frosted rather then completely clear.
     
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    The one you linked is advertised as being scratch resistant so the case itself "may" hold up better over time. $5 one is still like scratch free so far (only 2 days).

    Customer image says the $15 case is flush with the screen. The edges on the $5 one are slightly raised so you can lay it face down.

    For me I don't like the logos on that one. It does seem to come with a lifetime warranty, while the $15 comes with a warranty against defects.
     
  20. Namji macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you!:apple:
     
  21. afinch1992 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Based on popularity and price point I am leaning towards the Spigen, but the OCDesk looks pretty sharp as well.
     
  22. MLAM macrumors regular

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    Does the Spigen ones fit the 5S?

    The 5s has the truetone flash which is larger than the single LED on the 5
     
  23. afinch1992 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    +1
     
  24. pocketdoc macrumors 6502a

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    Nice, but sold out.
     

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