Do you like the feel of the iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ant131531, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. ant131531 macrumors member

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    Do you like the feel of the plastic back and glass or would you prefer a case? Post your opinions here :D
     
  2. cobaltchroma macrumors regular

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    i hate my 3G's back.
    its just so slippery and has light leak and just gets grimy sometimes.
    i definitely hoping for a matte or some kind of soft touch finish on the next model.
    (sort of like that android phone with the white soft touch back)
     
  3. Kyeris macrumors 6502

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    You know the iPhone 3G/3G S back does look great... but as said already I would rather a matte back, it's just way too slippery. For now my iPhone stays in a case.
     
  4. ian.maffett macrumors 6502

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    I use the Invisible Shield by Zagg. It keeps stock appearance which I like but adds not only durability but great feel and grip with no bulk.
    I also have it on my MBP.
     
  5. davyreins macrumors 6502

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    I prefer it without a case. When I put my incase on it feels too clunky, especially in my pocket. There are probably thinner cases out there, but I imagine I would still like the feel better without them.

    A matte case might be nice though as it is a bit slippery.
     
  6. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    It's a bit slippery but my 1st gen iPhone was much more slippery and fell out of my hand many more times.

    ChrisN
     
  7. MokSiFu macrumors member

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    i currently have a case on mine because without it, the back will get super grimy with fingerprints and scratches to the apple logo, making it no longer shiny. touch screen on 3gs is kinda losing its oleophobic-ness over some time in use i think, not too sure though.

    i would also prefer a matte case.
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    If it's covered with a case, that also makes it "no longer shiny" since no one can see it.

    Cases suck. I have a crack on the back of my phone from when I dropped it and I'm still glad I don't have a case. My cracked back looks better than every case I've ever seen.
     
  9. MokSiFu macrumors member

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    actually, that is very very true.... I actually consider taking it off at times but the feeling of the grime at times is annoying and the sight of it too
     
  10. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    Love the look...the feel, not so much...to slippery...
     
  11. ant131531 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, only thing i hate is the fingerprints..and the slipperyness but i like that feeling for some reason..idk about the grime....my oily hands arent really grime
     
  12. jmann macrumors 604

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    I have an excellent vinyl skin on the back of my iPhone, and it gets me much better grip AND protection. :)
     
  13. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    I love the feel of the naked phone, but I also love not being a nervous wreck while using it so I use it with a case. :)
     
  14. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    Exactly, I dream about carrying my 3GS around naked, but I know that dream would quickly turn into a nightmare.

    Plus I want to keep perfect resale value on it for next june-july
     
  15. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    I use switcheasy rebel case. I prefer the phone with the case on actually makes its the perfect size and feel.

    I dont use a screen protector since my 3G had been in my pocket with keys and change and that thing had no scratches at all.
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I use a Griffin Wave case.
     
  17. lavinci macrumors 6502

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    I use a power support air jacket black for the matte feel.
     
  18. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    Case!....the backs of the iPhones are too slippery.
     
  19. Kyeris macrumors 6502

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    I had a switcheasy rebel and I loved it until the spine didn't fit the phone as tightly over time so I switched to the Incase Slider now and I love it.
     
  20. danpass macrumors 68020

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    The "rubber" grip on my old Blackberry Curve was awesome. Kept it easy to pocket.

    I wish the iPhone had something similar. Any type of case on the iPhone ruins it's pocketability for me.
     
  21. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    Oh, and I should add that I've been using an iSkin Solo FX which, IMO, makes the phone keep its pocketability (though I never put it in one, other than the one in my purse :) ) but offers some protection from scratches and dings as well. So far it, the CandyShell, and the iFrogz Luxe have been my favorite cases for adding some protection but not a ton of bulk.
     
  22. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    I don't mind, but after a few days after cleaning it, it feels slippy.
     
  23. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    I like the look, but part of me wishes Apple went with the matte black finish so it wouldn't be so prone to scratches. I cannot use a case after trying both the Reveal and Slider. The touchscreen is very durable but the back is just awful.
     
  24. jmann macrumors 604

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    You matte lovers should check out Wrapsol, it is like the invisible shield and gives the phone a complete matte look and feel. No more fingerprints! I have seen a lot of good feedback about it. Just check that link. :)
     
  25. lavinci macrumors 6502

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    Power support air jacket black. Matte feel, extremely thin.
     

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