Those who have a bumper for your iphone 4, had any scratches on back of phone?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Thinking of getting one but always like the back to be protected

    have you ever had problems with the back being damaged or had any scratches?
     
  2. Andy Ftw macrumors regular

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    I've had one very near the top about 2cm, but that was my own fault. The bumper is great for me, and the glass at the back really doesn't need any protection because it is very scratch resistant.

    What you may want to worry about is the steel band around the iPhone though. When dust gets in it can completely ruin the band, particulary around the bottoms so it would be a good idea to either clean it regulary or perhaps put some type of tape over it to protect it before you put on the bumper :)
     
  3. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I do not think the back glass is very scratch proof as mine shows a very light line from where i slide it in and out of it's sleeve to clean.

    My friend uses his naked and the back is full of light scratches. If you care, maybe a clear stick on shield for the back only.:eek:
     
  4. roflc0pter macrumors regular

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    Lucky Labs Spectra Wrap + Teksure Back + Bumper keeps the back and sides of my phone scratch free :)
     
  5. scoopex macrumors member

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    Get it protected using one of these.

    http://phonedevil.com/ ;)
     
  6. borncountry macrumors member

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    i keep mine naked and i have no scratches at all anywhere on the iphone 4.
     
  7. OllyW Moderator

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    No, all of my scratches are under the bumper on the metal band. :(
     
  8. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    But do you use it? ;)
     
  9. Sean006 macrumors 6502

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    not one scratch on mine and its been naked since i bought it
    :)
     
  10. nwcs macrumors 65816

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    I have had my iPhone 4 for 11 months with a bumper. No glass issues on either side. Of course, I take care of my devices which helps.
     
  11. sou1 so1di3r macrumors 6502a

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    been using the bumper since last year and no scratches. it really is the only case you need.
     
  12. kolax macrumors G3

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    Yeah, my metal band is a bloody mess too, and I've had the bumper on since day 1.
     
  13. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    I think I'd get a back protector before I got a front one. Sounds stupid (no more stupid than a glass back), but the back should be made to take abuse. You're much more careful with the screen.
     
  14. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Wait a second, is the bumper just a frame around the phone or isn't there a plastic covering that goes on the bacK? :eek:
     
  15. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Yup. Just the frame.

    I have no scratches on mine so far. I switched away from my Griffin case a couple weeks back.
     
  16. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    I thought it was a side-wrapping band... what is it, if not? :confused:
     
  17. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    It is.
     
  18. Votekinky06 macrumors 6502

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    I use a bumper style case and just put a ps crystal shield on the back. The only problem is that the crystal shield scratches easier than the glass. I can deal with seeing scratches though if I know they will peel off:)
     
  19. foulmouthedleon macrumors regular

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    I've only had a bumper on my phone since I got it. Nearly a year in, no scratches on front or back.
     
  20. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I thought it also included a clear plastic back to cover the glass. I guess not, thanks for clearing it up everyone. I'm pretty impressed if there are no scratches with an exposed backing.

    On a side note: $30 just for that ?!??!?!? :eek:
     

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