is the matte black slippery than the jet black?

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  1. Cjshino macrumors regular

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    I have the jet black iphone 7 but been thinking of getting the matte black instead. is the matte black more slippery than the JB?
     
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    Since obviously the Jet Black is more grippy, I think the more informative question would be, "Is the matte black too slippery?"
     
  5. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    it is very slippery and one of the reasons why a case is needed for me
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    The Matte Black is the same texture as the other iPhone aluminum models. The Jet Black stands alone with the anodized aluminum, which gives the user a more textured grip.
     
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    I have the Matte Black, and it's not slippery for me.
     
  8. FoxD macrumors 6502

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    It's similar to the 6 and 6s models. Jet black has much more grip. I've had both and will be going with jet black for sure now, assuming I can find one with a bright screen...
     
  9. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    The matte black is MUCH more slippery. And while it's not prone to fingerprints & micro scratches like the JB is, it gets smudges and grease marks very easily.
     
  10. Xenden macrumors regular

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    I've never understood the phone being "slippery" I've had the 6+ and 6s+ and the never were slippery to me.
     
  11. Cjshino thread starter macrumors regular

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    you must be spiderman
     
  12. predation macrumors 6502a

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    Schweaty palms
     
  13. Geert76 macrumors 65816

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    non- jetblack = a nice slippery soapblock
    jetblack = best grippy iPhone, Apple EVER made

    (had the matte black for a week and swapped out for a jetblack iPhone)
     
  14. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    I've had both and used them both without a case.. the jet black is much, much grippier in my opinion. I never feel like I'm going to drop it despite my small hands and how big the phone is. Loving it!!
     
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    I had a matte black and would never have considered using it without a case, as it was very slippery. Although I actually prefer the cool to the touch feel of the matte black, the jet black is far more "grippable" and I am perfectly willing to go caseless. In fact, that was the primary reason I swapped my matte for JB.
     
  17. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    I can't keep hold of my matte black for long without a case on it, shame as I don't like cases that much.
     
  18. AppleWarrior macrumors member

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    I have never understood this whole "slippery" issue. I have never owned a slippery iPhone and I have owned them all. The matte black is not slippery for me at all, and I don't use a case.
     
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    Yes it's slippery,the case will solve the problem (if you don't mind)
     
  20. Subwaymac macrumors regular

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    If your hands are slightly moist the jet black is like the grip on a glass window but if it's real cold they both are like ice. With those rounded edges they both are horrid. iPhone wasn't made for human hands get a case
     
  21. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    I did a test with my old 6s, wich has the same surface like the matte black:


    I have to say though, since I exchanged my 7 against a 7+, and the 7+ feels more slippery again, because it's so big and harder to handle.
     
  22. Cjshino thread starter macrumors regular

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    returned my JB and got matte black. the phone isnt too slippery though the JB felt better
     

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