iPhone X Silver or Space Grey Iphone x

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  1. fitgirl macrumors 6502

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    I can't decide on which colour iphone x to get, I love the silver but I am afraid of scrathes, I like the space grey I'm afraid of the coating that is on the band will show scratches even worse lol, for all of you who got the silver do you regret it or finds that it scratches really easy?
     
  2. noobinator macrumors 603

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    It may scratch easier but you can buff them out.
     
  3. raqball macrumors 68000

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    I went with Silver as I am OCD about print smudges. The Silver shows them less. Having said that, I ended up slapping a matte white dbrand skin on the back so really the only difference between them, if you're put something like a dbrand on, is the side color.
     
  4. Calebt59 macrumors member

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    I went with the silver, because it is an anversary year iPhone and I wanted the retro look. Hope that helps, also the scratches will give it character.
     
  5. boltjames macrumors 601

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    If you use an Apple case it doesn’t matter, covers up all the trim.
     
  6. Brandonjr36 macrumors 65816

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    Apple case still shows the bottom.
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    I went with space grey I’ve had mine over 2 months now. I have it in an Apple leather case and no scratches at all. Does show a few finger prints but a soft micro cloth will take those right away.
     
  7. nokkynuk macrumors member

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    Space Grey no question. Less scratches, more smudges, but less noticeable in the light. The back of the X in Space Grey really shines against the camera and Stainless Steel border.
     
  8. boltjames macrumors 601

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    It's in a spot where other people don't see it and the two shades of steel are very close to each other in bright lighting conditions. Point is, I don't think anyone who uses an Apple case needs to stress about the color of the iPhone.
     
  9. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Buy either model and keep it sealed in the box. No scratches.

    Resign yourself to the fact that the phone is an electronic tool that will get some scratches.
     
  10. democracyrules macrumors 6502a

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    Love this comment as it is absolutely true.
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    The advantages to the silver iPhone X with the surgical stainless bands, if they scratch, they can be removed with a polishing cloth and Almost restored back to factory condition.

    But the space gray stainless bands on the space gray iPhone X, you cannot use a polishing cloth on those bands, but with the physical vapor deposition coating, they don’t scratch as easy as the surgical stainless bands do on the iPhone X.
     
  12. EdMan macrumors 6502

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    I have silver in an Apple leather case. No scratches.
     
  13. orev macrumors 6502

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    Given that scratching is equal, black hides the hideous camera bump better.
     
  14. Fthree macrumors 6502a

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    i bought the silver, just an amazing classic look!
     
  15. fitgirl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hahahah
     
  16. forestinjersey macrumors member

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    I don't have one but if I did it would be silver. White iPhones are best.;)
     
  17. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    If it were up to me, I'd choose the Silver. Why? Reminds me of the finish of the 1st Gen
     
  18. fitgirl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I
    ended up getting the silver why? Same reason as u lol and also cause it looks fresh and clean.
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    I agree the last 3 iphones ive had have been white it has a cleaner look to it .
     
  19. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    I have space grey but I think the silver looks better, couldn't be bothered returning it just for that.
     
  20. ssl0408 macrumors 65816

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    I went with the sliver X because I have a silver MacBook Pro. That’s all.
     
  21. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    i like the chrome band.
    however, i like the darker space grey backing over the white back.

    I went with silver because id rather have a scratched bezel than a peeling PVD coating.
     
  22. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    I have white, wife has black. I have a Space Gray MacBook, wife has silver pro, the phones are neither space gray nor silver.
     
  23. Relentless Power, Feb 14, 2018
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    The PVD coating peeling seems extremely rare, I have only read two threads started on this, but you have to factor in the millions of those iPhone model sold that likely will never experience peeling. Is it possible, yes. But it’s not something I would worry about and I know Apple would replace my device knowingly if it was a defect, being they stand behind their Product.
     
  24. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    Go to any Apple store and look at the bottom of their space grey iPhones. That type of wear is so ugly to me
     
  25. DevinNj macrumors 6502

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    You cannot equate an Apple store display unit to an actual customer owned unit. They're manhandled by several people daily. People who will intentionally try to ruin or scratch it to test it's durability. A lot of times as a result of what they've read on the internet.
     

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