Does any clear back case is a scratch risk to the iPhone ?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by V4705, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. V4705 macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2009
    I guess plastic is the only really clear material, and the one I tried (griffin reveal) is really close to the back of the iPhone, what looks like every small dust piece is a scratch risk to the back of the iPhone...

    Are all of them like that? Is there any slim case solution that "can't" scratch the phone?

  2. skywest153 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
  3. mpossoff macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2010
    Always best to get back shields anyway. Although I uses a case I still have front shields as well as back shields.
  4. Adutrumque macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2012
  5. richxps macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2008
    Does that case have any scratches on the case itself ? I know clear cases tend to do that
  6. V4705 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2009
    Yes out of the box it was scratched up, after 12 hours it looks like an old case :/
    But a bigger problem is it catching so much lint between the phone and the case that I'm pretty sure if I won't clean it every day/couple of days it may scratch my phone...
  7. richpuer macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2010
    i had 2 griffin clear back cases for my iph4. omg, it was the worst. that plastic or acrylic got so scratched after a month or 2 that you couldnt even see thru it. it became opaque. i had to put a sticker over it to make it look halfway decent.

    in addition, it wasnt very tight and form fitting and so much debris got inside that it ended up scratching the entire back of the iphone 4 glass. thank god the buyer came to buy it at night time and those werent visible under the moonlight
  8. V4705 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2009
    Thanks! I think the iPhone 5 version suffers from the same issues.
    Anyway, thank to Best Buy I replaced mine with Belkin Grip Candy Sheer, maybe not as transparent as the Reveal, but slimmer and have much softer inner.
  9. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    That's why I am putting Ghost Armor on the back of mine no matter what case I end up getting.:)
  10. tcung82 macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2012
    i just left on the plastic it came with and just cut around the area of the camera. you're just gonna put a case that goes over it anyways. u just need something in between ur phone and the case to avoid scratches. free plastic back protector.
  11. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010

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