iPhone X Not a fan of all glass phone

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  1. fish09276 macrumors newbie

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    Am I the only one who prefers a metal-back phone rather than an all-glass design? I'll gladly forgo wireless charging for a more sturdy metal back.
     
  2. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    My biggest problem is the crackability, before when I dropped my phone I had a 50/50 chance, now it’s a 100/0 chance it could crack — all for wireless charging that only heats your battery up and destroys it
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There are definitely others who have made similar statements across a variety of iPhone threads.
     
  4. fish09276 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm a big fan of all the other features of the X, just not the all glass design.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    I actually prefer the glass back design, I find that I get more of a firm grip in my hand with the contact from the glass compared to the aluminum from the 7000 series which I found to be more slippery in my hand.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Did you ever own an iPhone 4 or 4s?
     
  7. Jesla macrumors 6502a

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    I'll take glass every time, the color never scratches, fades or wears off. Heck even a clear
    back would interest me, on the other hand, think of the colors they could do, Blue anyone?
     
  8. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I would love a royal blue iPhone.
     
  9. twt macrumors newbie

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    not a fan of a glass back either. I had to repair my granddaughters iphone 4 constantly. fortunately it was an easy fix.
    I"ll stick with the iphone 7.
     
  10. DNichter macrumors 603

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    Matte Black 7 Plus was my favorite iPhone in terms of look and feel. I don't like the glass, but appreciate wireless charging and I put a case on anyway.
     
  11. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    I still have my 4S, its in mint condition. And while I like my 8, I am afraid I will break it. The 4S glass seemed thicker perhaps? My 8 is in a thick case because I am afraid I will drop it again and break it. Initially it was in a thin case but after dropping it (no damage) I opted for something more protective. Needless to say I hate the case, therefore if I had my choice, I would rather a metal backside on my phone.
     
  12. fish09276 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes. Still have. Even my SE has two glass panels on the back. The 5c was all plastic which was great.
     
  13. osta.doc macrumors member

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    I’d love a blue iPhone 8!
     
  14. fish09276 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I had the X for a few months and buried it in a thick leather folio which really added to the bulk. I ended up giving to my daughter and I bought a 7 and SE which I swap back and forth depending on my mood.
     
  15. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    I understand completely. Because of the back I am tempted to pull my 6s out of the drawer and just use that.
     
  16. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You might be interested in Neucase…;)

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    Located in La Puente, CA.
    https://www.yelp.com/biz/neucase-la-puente-3

    They do phone repairs and customizations.

    Note, despite the name, these are not custom cases. They tear the phone down and customize the casings and external parts according to your specs.

    They do sell traditional cases though.
    https://neucase.com
     
  17. fish09276 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    --- Post Merged, May 15, 2018 ---
    no ads please. I know about Amazon, thank you.
     
  18. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    ??? Amazon?

    Neucase is a shop in La Puente that does customizations. It's not a cover, case, sleeve or cheap casing. They do everything according to your spec and it costs over $300.

    And if you think I am promoting them because I have some association, I don't.

    PS. None of the links I provided were Amazon.
     
  19. akash.nu macrumors 601

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    Generally I don’t drop my phone and for that unfortunate event, if it ever happens, I’ve got a rhino shield bumper. phones mostly always drop on its sides and this bumper also have a big lip on the front and back, so face or back down fall is not an issue either but it does add a bit of extra bulk.
     
  20. vertical smile macrumors 68020

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    I had a 4s, which was my favorite iPhone design. It felt secure in my hands. I think this is due to the metal frame giving my hand something to grip onto.

    I had a 5s slip out of my sweaty hands while it was up to my ear. I think it was the aluminum that made it slippery.

    The 6s Plus I had would costainly pop out of my hands with the rounded edges.

    I know a lot of people cracked the 4s, but I had mine fore years with no cracks.

    I never owned an iPhone X or 8, but my problem with the glass has more to do with The overall design, than just having glass on the back.

    If it had that metal frame that the 4s had, the design would be fine for glass.
     
  21. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Ooh. Nice. Thanks. I’ve been looking for something like this since Colorware stopped doing most customizations. Not that I can afford it, but it is pretty! Thanks for sharing.
     
  22. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    I love the glass. Heavy, solid, beautiful.
     
  23. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    The 4 & 4S were not unibody while the 8 & X are. This difference is big and costly if you crack the rear. With the 4S you could easily remove the cracked rear panel and replace it; not so on the 8 & X, its very labor intensive.
     
  24. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    OP didn't mention anything about the difficulty of repair being a factor in his dislike of all glass phones. OP just stated that he preferred a metal back.

    My question was to determine if there was a disconnect between having/liking the 4/4s and not liking the X. The difficulty of repairing it was not a factor in that question because OP didn't bring it up.
     
  25. Raist3001 macrumors 6502a

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    I love the glass as well. Looks so gorgeous. I don't worry about dropping my phone as I have it in a case when out and about.
     

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