Gold finish on the iPhone 5s. Scratch Easy?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ThaRagingAsian, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. ThaRagingAsian macrumors 6502

    ThaRagingAsian

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    Really thinking about a gold iPhone 6+. How is the gold finish on the iPhone 5s. Does t withstand scratches really good or scratches easy like the black iPhone 5?
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  2. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    Mine still looks brand new. Of course, mine is relatively brand new (I shattered my launch day one about a month ago, so this is a replacement). However, before shattering the screen on my first 5S, it too looked fantastic. I do keep my phones in a case, but no rubs or scuffs like I had with the 4/4S or launch 5 or anything (interestingly enough, I have a one year old replacement 5 as well, which is my wife's now...had it replaced due to dust under the camera lens...that one doesn't have a mark, so they may have improved the slate finish over time with the 5).
     
  3. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Holds up a lot better than the slate on the 5 - but if it scratches, the silver finish underneath is exposed.
     
  4. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    It's anodized aluminum, so it will scratch fairly easily. The chamfer get's nicked very easily. I dropped mine in my pocket when I first got it and hadn't got my case yet and put i nice nick in the chamfer from a quarter I had in my pocket.
     
  5. M87 macrumors 65816

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    The chamfered edges are kind of easily chipped, but it's not very noticable. I don't see any scratches on the back though, and I have dropped it on asphalt a couple of times.
     
  6. ThaRagingAsian thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. I don't use a case and am very careful. I think the gold should be fine.
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

    lordofthereef

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    My wife drops here phone about 87 times a day. Granted, there is a case on it, but she has had it out of the case and dropped it on our wood floor too. No scracthes on the back. The 5 was the bad one. That scratched INSIDE the case (hers looked like it had been througha warzone lol).
     

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