Any scratches on your iPhone 5s screen so far?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spazma7ik, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2009
    Just curious how your screen is holding up if you're not using a screen protector on your iphone. I have a protector on that has quite a bit of scratches on it and am thinking of going naked.
  2. SMIDG3T Suspended


    Apr 29, 2012
    No scratches. No screen protector. Never plan too. I leave my 5s naked.
  3. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2013
    The screen itself won't scratch easily (those real scratches you can feel with your nail), even with keys or coins). If you drop it or it slides on a concrete floor or asphalt it could get scratched due to quartz particles (which are harder than gorilla glass) on the floor. (If it doesn't break :D )
    With normal use you don't have to worry about scratches. I've had my iPhone 5 naked for a year and have no scratches on the screen.
  4. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2012
    Are you sure? None? Not even a tiny one that you can only see if you hold your phone up to the light at a certain angle?

    And how do you usually carry your phone around?
  5. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    I notice lots of small little marks on my screen. I've heard sometimes these marks are just in the coating, and not the actual screen itself. Whenever my phone is in my pocket I almost always have another iPhone right next to it, a 4S which is about a week older and has similar marks.
    A couple days ago I received a cheap plastic screen protector so I don't have to think about what else is in my pocket, such as keys. I would like to get one of those glass screen protectors instead though.
  6. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2013
    There are a few of those micro scratches, but you can barely see them even in bright light (you really have to look for them).
    I don't really think those are scratches in the screan itself, but rather in oleophobic coating.
    Either way they are practically invisible.


    My iPhone 4 had several real scratches on the screen (you could easily feel them), but they were invisible once the screen was on, and didn't impact using the device at all.
  7. oVerboost macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Had none on my 5 that I passed onto my Mum which was used daily with no case, my 5s has also been fine (touch wood) although I do have a black leather apple case which I use for work now.
  8. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    scratches on the screen ? Very unlikely .... not impossible, but unlikely.

    Problem in keeping iPhone 5/5s naked is with the aluminum body, where scratches and scuffs are more likely to happen.
  9. Killcount macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2012
    No scratches on my 5s yet, had it since launch. Only use the Apple case with it no screen protector. Always put it in my front pocket with nothing else in it. Also very ocd with it clean it every 30 mins :D
  10. Lukkee24 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2011
    None. Never had any of my 4s either. I never use screen protectors but I do have a case on my phone.
  11. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    I've never used a screen protector on any handheld device, and I've never gotten any screen scratches as far as I can tell. My phone is either in my pocket, in my hand, or back-down on a flat surface. What's going to scratch the screen?
  12. anilpunjabi macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2013
    Screen scratches rare happen - especially if you get a screen protector.
  13. Anya B macrumors 6502

    Anya B

    Jul 20, 2013
    Normally I hate screen protectors. They always feel tacky and have that horrible rainbow effect going on.

    But today I fitted the Spigen Glas protector. Fitting was easy and no bubbles so I'm happy on that front. The protector has a similar feel to the screen and no rainbow.

    I use the Apple case so I'm now well protected. Just for the record I'm really clumsy so protecting my screen is never a bad idea.
  14. 0r30 macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2010
    I have a scratch by where the ear speaker is. Unfortunately i got my screen protector a day after I purchased my phone.
  15. 3lite macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2011
  16. d123 macrumors 68000


    Oct 19, 2009
    No screen protector (or case) and no scratches anywhere. The 5s seems a lot tougher than the 5 IMO.
  17. EM2013 macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2013
    I have a small one that's only noticeable at a certain angle when the screen is off.

    I don't know how it got there as I always have it in my pocket alone with no coins or keys.
  18. mtenuta macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2011
    I just discovered a few scratches in really bright light. Disappointed didn't expect to have so many scratches so soon. And I haven't dropped it
  19. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA
    Well, no scratches, but I do use a SP on both sides. Only because I'm pretty rough on it; I usually slide it on tables, toss it, I don't think of which (empty) pocket to put it in. The front SP is fine with no discernible scratches, but the back middle "matte" part is scratched up unlike the glossy top and bottom part which seems to be scratch-free.
  20. DynaFXD macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    East Coast
    This. Once upon a time I got my kids some used DS Lites. The screens were scratched and they cracked another. In operation it was no big deal; defects were not noticed.

    Having said that, I prefer to run my iPhones with a super slim case and screen protector. I like the extra layer of protection for those oh-54!7 moments.

    BTW: No scratches on my screen
  21. bushman4 macrumors 68020

    Mar 22, 2011
    A good screen protector cannot be seen and will add an extra later if protection. Why take a chance
  22. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    Nintendo DS screen was a joke .....
  23. Indecisi0n macrumors regular


    Feb 19, 2012
    No scratches on my display and I always bareback it.
  24. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    I don't use screen protectors and am curious how you detect scratches, because I don't see any in my over 3 year old 4S and 1 month old 5S.
  25. rablat macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2007
    Classified NSA intel
    No scratches on any iPhone screen 1-7 and never will use a screen protector.

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