1. JBoen's Avatar
    Hi,

    I am wondering how strong/durable is the iPhone 5S without a case. I personally like it naked, but i had a bad experience with my iPhone 5, it was scratches all over the iPhone (more at the bezel), so i decided to buy a case (Apple leather case) for my 5S.

    Anyone using iphone without a case?

    Case sucks!

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    01-28-2014 09:58 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The 5S is much less prone to the scratching and chipping that plagued some iPhone 5s
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    01-28-2014 10:01 PM
  3. serglb's Avatar
    I'm using mine without acase and it's pretty durable. I have a couple of knicks on my silver part (which I guess is called the bezel). No scratches on the back or screen though. My black iphone 5 scratched with a fingernail.


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    01-28-2014 10:04 PM
  4. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    It's pretty durable. I've seen my best friend drop his on a wooden floor and the phone didn't have any damage.
    It's better than the iPhone 5 that's for sure.
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    01-28-2014 10:53 PM
  5. pr1nce's Avatar
    The 5S is more durable than the iPhone 5.


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    01-28-2014 11:46 PM
  6. naimmkassim's Avatar
    What make it more durable than 5? Did apple change the body material? Display material? Anyone had source about this??


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    01-29-2014 12:33 AM
  7. iEd's Avatar
    The black 5 was prone to scratching and chipping. The 5S doesn't have this problem. Had mine for close to 5 months no wear even though I use a case 96% of the time.
    No drops with out a case.
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    01-29-2014 12:39 AM
  8. JBoen's Avatar
    I'm using mine without acase and it's pretty durable. I have a couple of knicks on my silver part (which I guess is called the bezel). No scratches on the back or screen though. My black iphone 5 scratched with a fingernail.


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    How bad were the knicks? I would protect the back with the zagg leather, it will be kinda slippery if i dont.


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    01-29-2014 08:02 AM
  9. serglb's Avatar
    Extremely minimal. Like tiny knife hits.


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    01-29-2014 08:03 AM
  10. JBoen's Avatar
    It is so pretty without a case, i really dislike cases so i guess i will try taking off the case


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    01-29-2014 08:05 AM
  11. kataran's Avatar
    Durable for sure but all phone are prone to damage just be careful


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    01-29-2014 08:08 AM
  12. Speedygi's Avatar
    I have seen my fair share of cracked iPhone 5s, so I wouldn't say "don't get a case for it" cause you do need it.

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    01-29-2014 09:00 AM
  13. JBoen's Avatar
    I have seen my fair share of cracked iPhone 5s, so I wouldn't say "don't get a case for it" cause you do need it.

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    How did it happen? And wow you re on samsung now?


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    01-29-2014 10:16 AM
  14. Speedygi's Avatar
    How did it happen? And wow you re on samsung now?


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    Most of my friends and relatives just dropped their iPhones and they cracked. Seems to be a trend as many of them had had an iPhone smashed.. Which is astounding to me...

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    01-29-2014 10:17 AM
  15. JBoen's Avatar
    Hahaha trend, wise word. I use my all gadgets very careful.


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    01-29-2014 10:26 AM
  16. darksora14562's Avatar
    The iphone 5 was more prone to scratches and nicks because of the sides of the chamfered edges were anodized in black so it showed up big time on small scratches. For the 5s the finish is not black like the previous iphone 5 so it doesn't scratch as easily
    brout likes this.
    01-29-2014 05:59 PM
  17. nikkisharif's Avatar
    The 5S is far less prone to chipping and scratching.
    01-29-2014 09:10 PM
  18. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    You have to be careful with any phone but it's durable. Only difference from the 5 is the paint for the blank model. Consider that part of durability?


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    serglb likes this.
    01-29-2014 09:31 PM
  19. JBoen's Avatar
    Anyone tried InvisibleShield by ZAGG yet?
    01-30-2014 12:59 AM
  20. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Anyone tried InvisibleShield by ZAGG yet?
    Yes, I have the Full Body ( front and back) Zagg Invisible Shield HD...works and looks GREAT, Fits with ALL cases
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    01-30-2014 10:07 AM
  21. Merthod's Avatar
    I take care a lot of my phone. It's been years since I haven't dropped my phone to the floor or something. But I like to always see my phone as if it was new. That's why I use protective screens because of greasy fingers or such. However how durable is the phone really depends on what you do. I've got some friends that enjoy scaling and have had their iphones with special cases and it never ever scratches even from a 20-30 feet bouncy fall.

    Just be realist on how are you using the phone and buy some insurance for yourself (a case) if you have slippery fingers or are prone to something. All phones tend to enhance their resistance from the last one but when it happens, it happens.
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    01-30-2014 03:51 PM
  22. JBoen's Avatar
    Yes, I have the Full Body ( front and back) Zagg Invisible Shield HD...works and looks GREAT, Fits with ALL cases
    Is InvisibleShield sticky? Sometimes dust or when you put into your pocket, fur will stick at the edge of the shield.


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    01-30-2014 07:12 PM
  23. JBoen's Avatar
    I take care a lot of my phone. It's been years since I haven't dropped my phone to the floor or something. But I like to always see my phone as if it was new. That's why I use protective screens because of greasy fingers or such. However how durable is the phone really depends on what you do. I've got some friends that enjoy scaling and have had their iphones with special cases and it never ever scratches even from a 20-30 feet bouncy fall.

    Just be realist on how are you using the phone and buy some insurance for yourself (a case) if you have slippery fingers or are prone to something. All phones tend to enhance their resistance from the last one but when it happens, it happens.
    Yeah, same here. Case will make it look bulky thats why i hate it. I bought few cases, Apple leather case is the winner at the moment.


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    01-30-2014 07:15 PM
  24. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Is InvisibleShield sticky? Sometimes dust or when you put into your pocket, fur will stick at the edge of the shield.


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    No not at all sticky. The HD version is very smooth. Almost like a glass surface


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    01-30-2014 07:16 PM
  25. JBoen's Avatar
    Alrighty, gonna try it out! Thanks.


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    01-30-2014 07:34 PM
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