1. ajl's Avatar
    I've posted another thread previously on, how's your iPhone holding up. But now I'm wondering about all of you with the a Space Gray model. I used to have the white/silver, but got bored of it fast as it's the color I've had on every iPhone I've owned. So I traded with someone for a Space Gray version. In a way I've come to regret it, as it's not faring too well. I'm not sure how, but I've accumulated a good amount of scratches near the ear piece and front facing camera up at the top. Dents and scuffs don't bother me much, but scratches on the front side kill me. It sucks to know there's no way to really get rid of them other than with a case that covers the front.

    So how's yours doing?



    By the way, these pictures don't really do the scratches justice. They're worse than you'd think.
    08-06-2014 12:12 AM
  2. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    I traded my silver for space gray as well. I keep mine in a case so it's pretty much in mint condition minus one very faint hairline scratch on the back from the previous owner.
    08-06-2014 12:22 AM
  3. ajl's Avatar
    I traded my silver for space gray as well. I keep mine in a case so it's pretty much in mint condition minus one very faint hairline scratch on the back from the previous owner.
    Well lucky you. I could live with just about anything on the back, I don't have to look at it!

    What case are you using? Excuse my curiosity
    08-06-2014 12:45 AM
  4. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    Well lucky you. I could live with just about anything on the back, I don't have to look at it!

    What case are you using? Excuse my curiosity
    Spigen slim armor s. It actually saved my iPhone earlier today when I left work and dropped my phone on the street. And the case itself doesn't even look beat up which was surprising.
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    08-06-2014 12:49 AM
  5. HAWK's Avatar
    Mines in mint because it's in a defender at the moment. When my slim armor gets here she will be out and open to the elements lol
    08-06-2014 01:47 AM
  6. ajl's Avatar
    Mines in mint because it's in a defender at the moment. When my slim armor gets here she will be out and open to the elements lol
    Do you have a lot of dirt buildup around the ear piece cutout? There's a permanent dirt ring from my Defender.
    08-06-2014 01:56 AM
  7. HAWK's Avatar
    Do you have a lot of dirt buildup around the ear piece cutout? There's a permanent dirt ring from my Defender.
    Not for me no. I normally clean my phone every few days so not a lot gets built up around the creases
    08-06-2014 01:58 AM
  8. ajl's Avatar
    Not for me no. I normally clean my phone every few days so not a lot gets built up around the creases
    Have you left the screen protector on?
    08-06-2014 01:59 AM
  9. HAWK's Avatar
    Yes I removed the screen protector from the defender
    08-06-2014 02:03 AM
  10. Flow39's Avatar
    My Space Gray rMini is still looking great and stays really clean looking. I have had it in a folio case, and there are 2 very small dents on the chamfered edge, so it isn't fully protected, but it still is looking great
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    08-06-2014 02:03 AM
  11. ajl's Avatar
    Yes I removed the screen protector from the defender
    And it still has no scratches on the screen or on the top/bottom? Wow!
    08-06-2014 02:04 AM
  12. HAWK's Avatar
    And it still has no scratches on the screen or on the top/bottom? Wow!
    Oh no I use a screen protector on the phone itself that's why I removed the otter one.
    08-06-2014 02:06 AM
  13. ajl's Avatar
    Damn, I just put my phone under a brighter light and now realize how many scratches the screen itself has! Guess I might just have to sell it for the 6.
    08-06-2014 02:23 AM
  14. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    OP are you saying that you wish you had the white model because it wouldn't show as many scratches?


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    08-06-2014 05:32 AM
  15. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I've had my space gray 5S since launch and I don't have any scratches. In an Apple leather case but no screen protector.
    AlexJ92 likes this.
    08-06-2014 07:54 AM
  16. ctl904's Avatar
    More or less flawless here, always cased, always have screen protector. I'll take it out once or twice a week to clean out the dust and use it for a couple hours without the case, but always when I'm at home where I have good chance it'll fall on carpet instead of anything else, if it does fall
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    08-06-2014 08:21 AM
  17. rayz336's Avatar
    Mine looks great minus one scratch on the ringer switch and a thin scratch on the Apple logo
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    08-06-2014 08:37 AM
  18. ame's Avatar
    Mine looks brand new. I have screen protectors, hard cases and a pouch that it goes it.
    08-06-2014 09:46 AM
  19. ajl's Avatar
    I've had my space gray 5S since launch and I don't have any scratches. In an Apple leather case but no screen protector.
    Well lucky you. I've heard the Apple leather case does great at protecting people's phones. I'm wishing I would have jumped on that before it was too late.
    08-06-2014 02:08 PM
  20. ajl's Avatar
    Mine looks brand new. I have screen protectors, hard cases and a pouch that it goes it.
    I really wish I could bring myself to use a screen protector, but I just can't do it! Even something like the Zagg Glass, I still know it's there!
    08-06-2014 02:10 PM
  21. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I really wish I could bring myself to use a screen protector, but I just can't do it! Even something like the Zagg Glass, I still know it's there!
    I'm not a fan of screen protectors either.
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    08-06-2014 03:02 PM
  22. pr1nce's Avatar
    I've had mine for a few months. It's looks brand new, in mint condition. I use a Seidio Surface case with no screen protector.
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    08-06-2014 03:06 PM
  23. acerace113's Avatar
    Mine still looks great, I've had mine since the end of November,
    How's your Space Gray looking?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1407360625.780451.jpg
    How's your Space Gray looking?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1407360636.272336.jpg
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    08-06-2014 05:31 PM
  24. anon4757448's Avatar
    It looks great! I've had it under 2 weeks, but my previous one had a few scratches on the aluminum at the bottom. Still looked good though!


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    08-06-2014 07:23 PM
  25. Jude3435's Avatar
    I switch between a defender (or 2) I get bored with the look easily! I also have the red leather apple case which has held up remarkably well. I have no blemishes at all. This is important to me since I may join Edge and trade my 5S in for the 6. I have space grey btw


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    08-06-2014 08:03 PM
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