8 Plus feels so beautiful naked in my hand !

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Evening all.

Jumped on the iPhone bandwagon at 3G stage. Have had every model (bar 7 - not big enough spec jump) since then.

Have always protected with a case (these are expensive investments you know) , occasionally taking off to clean , let my phone breath & basically just marvel at its beautiful ness !

Anyway , just cleaned my space grey 8 Plus & put on wireless charger for a bit.

I know you all know this , but just wanted to share how great this phone looks & feels in your hand naked (the phone not me) The feel just exhumes quality , what a shame I’ll be putting my case back on in about 30 mins.

Cheers
 
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ericgtr12

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First thing I did was get a case, considering the entire thing is now just a big piece of glass.
 

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Evening all.

Jumped on the iPhone bandwagon at 3G stage. Have had every model (bar 7 - not big enough spec jump) since then.

Have always protected with a case (these are expensive investments you know) , occasionally taking off to clean , let my phone breath & basically just marvel at its beautiful ness !

Anyway , just cleaned my space grey 8 Plus & put on wireless charger for a bit.

I know you all know this , but just wanted to share how great this phone looks & feels in your hand naked (the phone not me) The feel just exhumes quality , what a shame I’ll be putting my case back on in about 30 mins.

Cheers
I prefer the glass backing. I feel like it gives me a better grip and it is more appealing to me over the aluminum used on the iPhone 7.
 

psynnott

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I have to agree - the glass back looks and feels fantastic. It even has more grip than the Spigen rubber case I have.
But, the thought of dropping it or getting scratches on the rear glass puts me off using it caseless.
Sometimes I do take the case off if I'm using it at home :)
 

joeblow7777

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I used mine casesless for almost a week when I first got it. It really does look and feel quite good. Even now I just use a very minimal clear case.
 

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Agreeing with you guys.

Yes glass shatters & breaks , this is why I refuse to go caseless , but the overall feel & grip & stength Just shouts quality & premium. Tucks all these plastic feeling phones well & truly to bed !
 
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Is it true that the glass scratches even when put in a pocket with nothing else? Would the denim of the jeans be enough to put hairline scratches on it?
 

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Given the cost of fixing the back glass, anyone who doesn't use a case is taking a huge risk (especially if they don't have AC+). The X will be the same, you'll pretty much have to use a case and glass screen protector. I cannot imagine the non-AC+ cost to replace the OLED screen.
 
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Is it true that the glass scratches even when put in a pocket with nothing else? Would the denim of the jeans be enough to put hairline scratches on it?
I’d never dream of sliding a glass back phone into any pocket without a case. I’m assuming you mean an empty pocket that has no change or keys. Even then grit gets in pockets. It’s very hard, durable glass here , but to me , anything sharp could scratch. Maybe someone who does this is better qualified to answer.
 

psynnott

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I’d never dream of sliding a glass back phone into any pocket without a case. I’m assuming you mean an empty pocket that has no change or keys. Even then grit gets in pockets. It’s very hard, durable glass here , but to me , anything sharp could scratch. Maybe someone who does this is better qualified to answer.
Yes, meant into a pocket with nothing else :)
 
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Given the cost of fixing the back glass, anyone who doesn't use a case is taking a huge risk (especially if they don't have AC+). The X will be the same, you'll pretty much have to use a case and glass screen protector. I cannot imagine the non-AC+ cost to replace the OLED screen.
I hate screen protectors. I will never use them. I’ve never broken a screen and if I ever do, I’ll just suck it up and pay for it. I do get Apple Care + for my iPhones.
 
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I’ve had every iPhone since the 3G (minus the 6S), and all but the 6 were naked (the 6 was too damn slippery). My upcoming X will also be naked.

I had the glass-backed 4 and 4S, which reportedly had a softer glass than what’s on the 8/8 Plus/X. I routinely kept it in my pocket and set it down on various surfaces with no issues. No random scratches or anything on the front or back.

You have to be cognizant of your lifestyle and how you tend to be with phones before you decide whether to go caseless, but quite a few of us have been doing it without regret for years.

I’ve had the jet black 7 for a year now, no case, no screen protector. It has some micro scratches, sure, but you have to look for them. Otherwise, the phone looks and feels amazing. I wouldn’t cover it up unless I had to.
 

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I’d never dream of sliding a glass back phone into any pocket without a case. I’m assuming you mean an empty pocket that has no change or keys. Even then grit gets in pockets. It’s very hard, durable glass here , but to me , anything sharp could scratch. Maybe someone who does this is better qualified to answer.
As I said, I used my 8+ caseless for almost a week, and I never use screen protectors. My phone is in my hand, my pocket, and rests on hard surfaces at times, but no viable scratches. It’s not as fragile as people tend to assume.
 
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I hate screen protectors. I will never use them. I’ve never broken a screen and if I ever do, I’ll just suck it up and pay for it. I do get Apple Care + for my iPhones.
If you get AC+ then it's no big deal, $29 to fix the screen and you get 2 replacements at that price. I've chosen to forego AC+ and bought a screen protector instead (AC+ is $250+tax in Canada). The reason why I avoided AC+ is because I plan on selling the phone in August of next year prior to the announcement of whatever the next iPhone will be. Therefore I only need the 1 year warranty, and with a case/screen protector i don't have to worry about needing AC+ for accidental damage.
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I’ve had every iPhone since the 3G (minus the 6S), and all but the 6 were naked (the 6 was too damn slippery).
I'm on a 6+ and whenever I am in my car, if i put it on my lap, it starts acting like my pants are made of teflon. On a right hand turn the thing goes flying at 100mph.
 
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I'm on a 6+ and whenever I am in my car, if i put it on my lap, it starts acting like my pants are made of teflon. On a right hand turn the thing goes flying at 100mph.
It’s crazy how slippery that thing is! When I had it, I’d take it out of the Apple leather case every so often, just to wipe it down and admire the beauty, but it’d have to go back in quickly, because it was like wet soap.