iPhone X iPhone X Sides - Sweat and Pocket

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BR4DOKYBrazil, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. BR4DOKYBrazil macrumors regular

    BR4DOKYBrazil

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    I have an iPhone X since launch and have always used it with the original silicone case from Apple. I make it clear that I have never used a case on my smartphones, but the iPhone X really is a jewel and I have created a fear. But my biggest fear is not to let it fall, with this I am very careful. My biggest fear is the bright sides of this device. I am afraid that with the use, the sides of the device will fade, peel or even scratch with the take and put of the pocket of pants. I really wanted to use it without a case. With the case it loses all his beauty and glory. Did you notice any of these problems with the sides of the device?
     
  2. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    You need to remove the Apple case on a regular basis as it will trap debris that acts like an abrasive and will wear on the finish of the X.
     
  3. BR4DOKYBrazil thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes of course. I'm aware of that. I remove the case every 3 days to clean. By the way, I should have bought the leather case. This silicone is awful to put on and take out of the pocket, as well as being a magnet for powders and hairs.

    But what about using the device without the case? Do the sides peel with time and the sweat of the hand? I always had a foot behind with chrome / silver surfaces.
     
  4. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Using your phone without a case will cause some wear. The silver is solid stainless steel and will scratch over time. The good thing is you can polish out the light scratches and make it like new again.
     
  5. BR4DOKYBrazil thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mine is Space Gray. So this chrome surface is not a painting itself but a steel?
     
  6. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    If you have space grey it is an anodized material applied to the same stainless steel underneath. The anodized surface can scratch and it will show the stainless below it. It is pretty durable but can be scratched.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Actually, the space gray has a physical vapor deposition coating (PVD) Which strengthens the surgical stainless bands, which is stronger over the regular stainless bands on the silver iPhone X. The Regular stainless steel band that wraps around the iPhone X is an alloy, but will scratch more easily.

    The PVD coating can flake if damaged, but its not common either based on how you handle the iPhone. Continue using a good case and regular cleaning will greatly help any issues.
     
  8. BR4DOKYBrazil thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great! Tks!!!
     
  9. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Is not that delicate, but will scratch/dent if it falls to a hard surface. Don't obsess about it. Next car, buy a convertible and leave it parked with the top down, you will feel liberated.
     
  10. HDFan macrumors 65816

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    I assume that you are using a screen protector? I was talking with a guide while hiking and he said that he breaks so many phones that he never buys new ones. I thought "I've had 5+ generations of phones and have never broken a screen" and was feeling a bit smug. A few minutes later my phone fell out of my pocket onto the gravel screen side down. Looking at the screen it looked shattered. But on closer inspection it was the Belkin screen protector that had shattered. Went into the Apple Store, replaced the screen protector, and it was like new. Excellent $35 investment.
     

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