How scratch resistant is iPhone 8/8+?

vega07

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Planning on getting the iPhone X. Would love to go naked but want to hear from you new iPhone 8 owners how scratch resistant is the glass back.
 

ABC5S

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Spent too much money for my iPhone 8+, so I have a screen protector and a good case just to be on the safe side. Someday Apple will make a phone that will be scratch resistant that we can count on. Not holding my breath. Seen far too many drop test now that shows that the so-called Harder glass is prone to some scratching and cracking.
 

vega07

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Maybe I’ll go with a screen protector instead of a full on case...
 

Relentless Power

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Maybe I’ll go with a screen protector instead of a full on case...
I think it also depends on how hard you are on your phone. I don't use cases and I don't have any scratches today. But for those who are more rugged with their iPhones, a screen protector and case would be a good idea.
 
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Zanton68

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Can anyone recommend good screen protectors. Just got a refurbished iPhone 8 Plus from the Apple Store. The faulty one had lots of tiny scratches on the screen so don’t want to have the happen again. The screen protector I have put on is ok but makes the phone look tacky ☹