iPhone 8(+) Naked 8 plus

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by natandste, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. natandste macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2015
    What's the back of the 8 plus like for scratches?

    I've taken my case off as it's so nice without but does the new glass scratch easy?
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
  3. natandste thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Was just reading it's more expensive to replace back glass than front if I smash it so case it is.....
  4. thecarrot macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2010
    I've never used a case on any of my phones and have never regretted it. That said, with my X I've opted for AppleCare+ for the exact reason you mentioned (back glass repair cost). I also use a wallet-type sleeve to help protect it from scratching.
  5. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 29, 2015
    Get a Peel or Totallee case...super thin, and the phone doesn't even look like it has a case on it. That's what I did and I don't regret it.
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The glass will scratch, however; the term _Easily_ would depend on how you treat your iPhone and what type of surface you set it on or if you carry your phone in your pocket with keys for example. But if you’re somewhere that’s concerned with scratches, then I would certainly consider utilizing a case.
  7. Helmsley macrumors regular


    Sep 4, 2017
    United Kingdom
    It's inevitable that you'll get scratches if you use the 8 Plus naked. Even if they're just micro scratches / swirls - they'll still happen.
  8. BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    I’ve had my silver 8+ since launch day. I can’t see any scratches but there could be some that aren’t perceptible because of the color.

    I don’t put my phone on hard surfaces other than at home when I’m sure there isn’t any debris that could scratch it.
  9. ibuyufo macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2007
  10. Relentless Power, Apr 14, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2018

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Same. Out of force of habit, I never set my iPhone down on a hard surface, unless it’s on something soft. Although they are fairly durable, it’s just a ritual I do when I’m not using a case.
  11. Sean006 macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2008
    It does scratch easily.
    I’ve had a case on mine since day one and have used it a couple of times naked.

    Small micro scratches on the back corners - you have to look at the right angle and light but it does scratch.
  12. cappo3 macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2014
    Yes, the glass back does scratch. I use my X without a case, without worrying about the surface I put it on. I do have some small scratches on the corner opposite to the camera, that being the only one properly touching the surface the phone is on.
  13. Raist3001 macrumors 65816


    Mar 5, 2012
    Right behind you

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