iPhone 8(+) iPhone 8 Users !! Hows your back glass holding up?

vivek28

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Hi iPhone 8 Users,

I wanted to know the about the long term durability of iphone 8 back glass.

I am planning to buy one and put it in a case.

Did anyone of you break it in a case or caseless ?
 

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The back glass is still pristine on my 8. I've had it a year now, dropped it a few times, but it lives in a Speck case. I've taken the case off each time it was dropped just to make sure it wasn’t cracked. So far so good.
 
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Rhonindk

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Using an 8+Red (work phone).
Instead of a case I am using a leather back skin (from Vaja). Doesn’t interfere with wireless charging. So far no issues with the back of the device at all.

Yes - using a ballistic glass protector for the front.
 
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Perfectly fine.

I hate adding bulk to phones, so it’s generally kept in a very thin case just to offer some basic protection from minor bumps and scratches. I have carried and used it “naked” at times. I’m just careful not to drop it.
 
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Perfectly fine on my launchday iPhone 8 Plus.

I am carrying it around in my FitBAG ever since and use it without a case. I hate cases on phones and like them "pure" in my hands :D
 

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bryanc28

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Thanks for asking this question. I’m upgrading in a few weeks and I’m debating whether or not to get an iPhone 7 or the 8. The 7 seems more durable while I noticed tons of scratches on the front and back of display 8’s.
 

vivek28

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Thanks for asking this question. I’m upgrading in a few weeks and I’m debating whether or not to get an iPhone 7 or the 8. The 7 seems more durable while I noticed tons of scratches on the front and back of display 8’s.
I am in the same boat as you are. I have already used a 7 before and it got stolen. Now i am contemplating between 7 or 8. I am going for refurb one, 7 is 379 and 8 is 499 $.

Only thing holding me back is back glass durability of 8. But as my fellow men have stated it stays fine in a case. So i will be keeping it in a case too.

As for 7 vs 8 overall, 8 has better processor A11 Bionic same as X, 64gb upfront, better battery life ( I have heard its comparable to 7plus battery life), more future proof for ios updates.

Rest everything is more or less same for 7 and 8 be like screen size, quality, phone size, camera. Please note iphone 7 battery life is not good at all. It used to be a 0% by 3pm everyday when i had it.
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back glass is fine, front glass is trashed. apple leather case didn't save it
Should have added a glass screen protector mate
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Perfectly fine on my launchday iPhone 8 Plus.

I am carrying it around in my FitBAG ever since and use it without a case. I hate cases on phones and like them "pure" in my hands :D
thats a beauty. Your 8 is looking dope !!
 
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Trebora

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Hi iPhone 8 Users,

I wanted to know the about the long term durability of iphone 8 back glass.

I am planning to buy one and put it in a case.

Did anyone of you break it in a case or caseless ?
[doublepost=1542212777][/doublepost]Have had the 8 since launch. In a slim Landers case with a BodyGuard glass cover. Highly recommend the glass cover as it feels good and resists smudging. Have not had to test the durability as it has never been dropped.
 

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I've only had mine for a week or so but it's brought me back to how nice that form factor is compared to the X.

I haven't taken the Apple silicone case off since I put it on but I imagine the glass is perfect since it hasn't been dropped.
 

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I am in the same boat as you are. I have already used a 7 before and it got stolen. Now i am contemplating between 7 or 8. I am going for refurb one, 7 is 379 and 8 is 499 $.

Only thing holding me back is back glass durability of 8. But as my fellow men have stated it stays fine in a case. So i will be keeping it in a case too.

As for 7 vs 8 overall, 8 has better processor A11 Bionic same as X, 64gb upfront, better battery life ( I have heard its comparable to 7plus battery life), more future proof for ios updates.

Rest everything is more or less same for 7 and 8 be like screen size, quality, phone size, camera. Please note iphone 7 battery life is not good at all. It used to be a 0% by 3pm everyday when i had it.
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Should have added a glass screen protector mate
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thats a beauty. Your 8 is looking dope !!
8 also has better display, wireless charging and better camera... Just use a case and it will be fine. The 7 is a great phone but, for the extra $120 I’d go for the 8..
 
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The-Real-Deal82

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Definitely get the 8 OP. For a small sum more you get a slightly better screen and wireless charging which has been very convenient for me. No more hunting around the side of my bed for the charging lead lol. I have the 8+ and it’s a lovely phone.
 

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Thanks for asking this question. I’m upgrading in a few weeks and I’m debating whether or not to get an iPhone 7 or the 8. The 7 seems more durable while I noticed tons of scratches on the front and back of display 8’s.
Scratches on the 8 can easily be mitigated by a decent case and screen protector. Really, I think it depends how you take care of your phone, if you use your phone case-less, then expect scratches as it’s exposed to any type of environment. Overall, I would opt for the 8, as it’s Apples most mature iPhone with all improvements over the 7.
 

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Fellow Users... Can you please comment on the battery life for 8..

How is it compared to your last your iPhone?

I really care for an all day battery life with moderate usage. I had a 7, and that was no good in battery department.
[doublepost=1542269763][/doublepost]I am also thanking everyone who replied to this thread. Thanks Everyone :D
 

Rhonindk

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Fellow Users... Can you please comment on the battery life for 8..

How is it compared to your last your iPhone?

I really care for an all day battery life with moderate usage. I had a 7, and that was no good in battery department.
[doublepost=1542269763][/doublepost]I am also thanking everyone who replied to this thread. Thanks Everyone :D
8+ - had a 7+. Main device is a Razer.
My 8+ has equivalent battery life compared to my 7+. In general. Where I have noticed a difference (seeing the same on my IPP 12.9 G2 LTE on PB2) is when I use video. Netflix, Spectrum TV, Youtube, games with video, all use more battery life. As a result, both the 8+ and IPP last less than my 7+ (and IPP on 11) during a normal days use. I have had to go back to power sipping (charging ad hoc when possible) during the day.
 

Ladybug

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Fellow Users... Can you please comment on the battery life for 8..

How is it compared to your last your iPhone?

I really care for an all day battery life with moderate usage. I had a 7, and that was no good in battery department.
[doublepost=1542269763][/doublepost]I am also thanking everyone who replied to this thread. Thanks Everyone :D
I get a full day or longer but I am a very light user. I use my iPad mainly, so it’s mostly just calls and text on my phone.