How do I prevent my iPhone 5 from getting scratched?

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Link182kidd

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How can i keep my iPhone from scratching but not have to put it into a case? Its the back and sides that i worry about not so much the screen.


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Phreddyl

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Grayburn

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Good advice from all above.

You can go down the cases route like i did but my Power Support & Caze cases have done damage to mine whilst i though they were protecting it!

I cant say it's the cases fault as in reality it's Apple being tight with the anodizing!
 

elida33

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Well lets be honest here... The only way you're going to successfuly avoid any scratches occurring is by getting a case. i recommend a case that my sister bought; it covers the back and the rims making it very subtle as a case and if you get the black one or clear one depending on your iPhone colour, it doesn't seem as though you have a cover at all!
 

Grayburn

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Well lets be honest here... The only way you're going to successfuly avoid any scratches occurring is by getting a case. i recommend a case that my sister bought; it covers the back and the rims making it very subtle as a case and if you get the black one or clear one depending on your iPhone colour, it doesn't seem as though you have a cover at all!
All the cases (2 Power Support Air Jackets & Caze Zero 5 pro) I've had cover the back and all sides and its still got scratched!


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Europa

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All the cases (2 Power Support Air Jackets & Caze Zero 5 pro) I've had cover the back and all sides and its still got scratched!
Because dirt gets inside. You have to take the case off and clean it and the phone occasionally to prevent scratches.
 

Grayburn

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I think it depends on how dirty the phone gets. I've never had a problem with scratches, but yeah, it certainly can happen even if you do clean it frequently.
I don't get scratches as such just random specks. Might get it re-anodised if I'm not into the 5S/6.


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RolandSeh

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Problem with some cases are that they are scratching the phones when you put them on and remove them often. I have got used to using my iPhone 5 without a casing and had dropped the phone a couple of times with some dent marks on the edges.
 

Grayburn

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Problem with some cases are that they are scratching the phones when you put them on and remove them often. I have got used to using my iPhone 5 without a casing and had dropped the phone a couple of times with some dent marks on the edges.
My problem is dirt & dust getting in and then being rubbed against the phone as its being held. A grain of salt getting in did the worst damage to my phone.


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iphonewarrior

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My problem is dirt & dust getting in and then being rubbed against the phone as its being held. A grain of salt getting in did the worst damage to my phone.


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Have you ever considered getting a Lifeproof? I don't own one myself as I've got an Otterbox but that would solve your dust problem as the case forms a seal around your phone :)
 

Grayburn

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Have you ever considered getting a Lifeproof? I don't own one myself as I've got an Otterbox but that would solve your dust problem as the case forms a seal around your phone :)
They look too bulky to me. The cases I have are all of the slim kind, the kind that keep the form factor.


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RoofMonkey

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They look too bulky to me. The cases I have are all of the slim kind, the kind that keep the form factor.
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As a long time LifeProof user, I can attest that they are not bulky at all. To keep dust, dirt etc.. away from your iPhone, I don't think you will find a thinner case that offers the protection that the LP cases do.
Here is a size listing I put together of the ones I have used:
The ATLAS™ Case:
5.37” (136.34mm) L
2.66” (67.56mm) W
0.62” (15.75mm) D
weighs 2.24 oz.

The LifeProof Fré is:
5.41” (137.5 mm) L
2.64” (67.1 mm) W
0.48” (12.2 mm) D
Weighs: 1.05 oz

Nüüd iPhone 5 case:
5.41" (137.5mm) L
2.64" (67.1mm) W
0.50" (12.9mm) D

Griffin Survivor+Catalyst:
5.33" (135.3mm ) L
2.65" (67.31 mm) W
0.56" (14.22 mm) D