iPhone 8/8 Plus Back Glass...Durability?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aetherpeak, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. aetherpeak Suspended

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    This is less about the worry of it breaking - we all know glass breaks when dropped - and more about how prone to scratching it is.

    To those that have had their 8/8 Plus for a few days, how is the back holding up? The display models I've seen have all had fairly severe scratching on the back glass, which has me a bit worried about it and considering a 7 series instead, as I'll be upgrading from an SE.

    Any info would be appreciated!
     
  2. Crazyj414 macrumors regular

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    This does make me leery of using a clear back case :(. I would love to use that so curious also.
     
  3. Renho macrumors 68000

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    Watch the scratch test that was done. Rated at a 6. The toughest parts to hold up was the camera glass. I think that was rated at like 9
     
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  5. aetherpeak thread starter Suspended

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    I prefer going caseless. It's an option, but not one I'm very keen on.
     
  6. pat500000 Suspended

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    Then yeah. Scratches it is then.
     
  7. DevinNj macrumors 6502a

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    Why not a wrap? You could get a clear one so you can still see your phone.
     
  8. Strelok macrumors 6502a

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    I have a scratch on the front, right above the speaker grill. Looks like a piece of sand or something similar got stuck and pressed into it. The front is the same glass as the back, so I would say it’s going to scratch eventually.
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Here is another thread discussing the durability with the iPhone 8 glass.

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/8-glass-after-a-hard-day-review.2072372/
     

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