How durable is the iPhone's back shell?
Hi all. New to the iPhone and forum, and was wondering how durable the back shell is (I assume it is plastic?). Currently, I'm using a leather covered hard shell back case that I got from the AT&T store which protects the back of the phone and all, but kinda makes the phone feel really bulky now. Without the case on, the phone feels nice and slim, but no protection.
Regardless, I would just use it without the case, but have read stories about how the plastic cases developed cracks over time, so for now, I'm just keeping the case on.
Any of you run without any case or protector on your iPhones, and if so, how is it holding up over time?
- 10-01-2009, 04:39 PM #2
- 10-01-2009, 04:59 PM #3
- 10-01-2009, 07:39 PM #5
Check out the Incipio Feather case. It's a ultra thin shell that covers just the back and is soft touch. Protection, grip, and no bulk. Adds ~1mm to the back. I went through tons of cases before I found this, always put off by the bulk or something. The feather is exactly what I was looking for.
I would assume the iPhone's shell is plenty durable being plastic. But it will be scratched up pretty quick and more prone to slipping out of your hand.
- 10-02-2009, 03:28 AM #6iMore Newbie
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- 10-02-2009, 03:57 AM #7
Thanks for the suggestion guys. I just took my Griffin leather slider case that I bought at the AT&T store back, and exchanged it for a smoke chrome finished case-mate case. It is so much thinner than the Griffin leather slider I had, and I just love how it looks! When I had the Griffin case on the phone, it seemed to offer a lot of protection for the phone, and was really durable, but it made the phone feel like a brick. The case-mate case feels like I don't even have a case on it.
I will still check out the Insidious Feather case, as it sounds like a really thin case that I might like. Thanks!
case-mate Chrome Barely There Case: (I didn't get the front mirror screen..just the back case)