ThatiPhoneKid

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Is the iPhone X stainless steel going to scratch easily like the JB ip7 ? Out of the 2 new iPhone models which do you think will be more scratch resistant the X or 8?
 

Phil A.

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No-one will know for certain until it's released, but every time Apple has used shiny metal in the past (iPod back, Apple Watch Stainless, etc) it has scratched incredibly easily so I think there's a pretty good chance it will scratch.

By the same token, there's a decent chance it will polish out easily too if it does scratch!
 

ThatiPhoneKid

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Stainless steel scratches, that's just a nature of the material. Apple touted the high end materials of the apple watch and that scratches up, so I would expect the iPhone as well.
Sorry I’m still deciding what iPhone to get, is the 8 plus like the same as the X but the X just has face I’d and face tracking?
 

The Game 161

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Anything can scratch if you don’t protect it well enough. For me i will use a case anyway for grip. More so when it’s worth over a grand.

Although I imagine not everybody will if they have apple care even then you still have a pay a fee to get it fixed.
 

Dave245

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Sorry I’m still deciding what iPhone to get, is the 8 plus like the same as the X but the X just has face I’d and face tracking?

The iPhone X has a stainless steel band around it as you know, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus doesn't, the camera on the iPhone X is also a little better, the screen is better in that it's OLED and also has an HDR display, the contrast ratio on the X is also much better 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Also Face ID.
 
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MrJM

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I remember the stainless steel frame around the screen on the iPhone 2G. That scratched up real nice after a couple of days with loads of micro scratches.
 

Dave245

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Personally i think i might buy one of these Apple cases to keep the sides from scratching, they are also new cases from Apple so they might be good.
 

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Dave245

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Yeah that’s what I don’t like that I’ll have to cover up the design and I hate that the apple cases leave the bottom of the phone exposed

If you wanted to show off the design you could get a clear case. Personally i prefer to use Apple cases as they hold up well over time in my experience.
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but then you won't see the sides anymore.. :p

That doesn't bother me, i don't really by the iPhone's for design.
 

Dave245

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Yes it will scratch quite easily according to those who have handled the device. It's a surprising materials choice that makes it look 'dated' in my opinion.

Compared to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus i think it looks better, the iPhone X looks more futuristic overall, i think the iPhone X is the future and the reason (at least for me) to be buying is for the technology.

It probably will scratch if the stainless steel Apple Watch is anything to go by, mine as scratched a little, that's why i'm looking at the Ceramic version.
 

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The iPhone X has a stainless steel band around it as you know, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus doesn't, the camera on the iPhone X is also a little better, the screen is better in that it's OLED and also has an HDR display, the contrast ratio on the X is also much better 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Also Face ID.

Aaaaand for normal people? It looks different and has Face ID instead of Touch ID
 

Steve121178

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Compared to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus i think it looks better, the iPhone X looks more futuristic overall, i think the iPhone X is the future and the reason (at least for me) to be buying is for the technology.

It probably will scratch if the stainless steel Apple Watch is anything to go by, mine as scratched a little, that's why i'm looking at the Ceramic version.

The all-screen design is most definitely the future. However, this is a typical Apple product "version 1.0" with huge room for improvement that they already have mapped out, so I would expect to see a vastly more refined update next year.
 
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Dave245

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The all-screen design is most definitely the future. However, this is a typical Apple product "version 1.0" with huge room for improvement that they already have mapped out, so I would expect to see a vastly more refined update next year.

Yea that is certainly true, it will more than likely get updated next year, that is partly the reason why i buy iPhone's outright rather than contract, if next year they release a bigger and better upgrade i will just sell the one i currently have at the time and put the difference to it, contract you can't really do that. There are already rumours of the bigger 6.4" version for next year.
 
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bigjnyc

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Personally i think i might buy one of these Apple cases to keep the sides from scratching, they are also new cases from Apple so they might be good.

Goodness! I cannot imagine walking around with that on my phone, having to open a flap every time I needed to look at my phone (which is hundreds of times a day) would drive me absolutely insane... As a non-case or super thin case user that looks absolutely terrible and cumbersome.
 

bevsb2

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Another reason I'm glad I got the iPhone 8. I hated all the scratches I got on my SS watch. I would use a case however so it really wouldn't be a problem.
 
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ThatiPhoneKid

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it will scratch for sure but just buff it out. This is way better than the aluminum choice. Once that scratches there is no fix.
How do I buff it out? What equipment would I need, thinking about getting the x sounds like a good choice now
 
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