4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 15, 2013 5:34 AM by kk456
dpiluso Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

Is it worth using a case on an iPhone 5? Does the iPhone 5 get scratched eaisaly when it has no case? I have a screen protector right now.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • 1. Re: Case on iPhone 5
    xtremecarbon Level 4 Level 4 (2,235 points)

    Mine suffered a few dings on the casing but this was my fault and not anything related to the painted aluminum wearing off.


    You can go either way. I just put an Otterbox Defender on mine.


    Side Note: Scratches tend to be more visible on black devices versus white. This includes the rear aluminum casing.

  • 2. Re: Case on iPhone 5
    James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (24,040 points)

    Is largely a matter of personal choice, habits, and environment. I wouold very much prefer to use mine without a case, but, I also know how rough I can be on a cell phone. consequently I use an Otterbox Commuter.

  • 3. Re: Case on iPhone 5
    Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (17,850 points)

    I've never used a case with any iPhone as all that I've tried I just hate using the iPhone in them.


    I do carry mine in a sleeve (I like Sena's leather sleeves) so when it is in my pocket it is protected quite well.  But I can slip it out of the sleeve and use it naked, the way I like.


    My iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4 still looked like new after about 2-3 years of use each, and my iPhone 5 is the same after not quite a year of use (my iPhone is my only phone).


    As mentioned, it really is a matter of personal choice based on your likes and how and where you use your device.

  • 4. Re: Case on iPhone 5
    kk456 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I never used a case before because I loved my phone being really slim. But all it takes is one drop and you will def get a scratch dent or shattered screen. I now use a pretty slim ZooGue case but can drop it 4 feet or so without a problem as I have done several times.


    They are having a sale right now where you can get 1 for free just pay $3.99 Shipping or 2 for $5.99   http://www.zoogue.com/iphone-5-social-pro-cases/