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HTC One scratches?

HTC One owners, do you find that the aluminium gets scratched easy?
I like the look of the phone and don't generally use a case.

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Jun. 28, 2013 at 13:27

I don't own one, but I can tell you it'll scratch easily. You've come across the one big problem with the One, all the reviewers raved about its materials quality, but forgot that the vast majority of people keep their phone in a case to protect it, which totally negates the fact that it feels nice in the hand "naked".

Saying that, the One is still a nice phone, just be prepared for it to get ruined (cosmetically) if you want to actually see and feel the aluminium back on a daily basis.

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matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 28, 2013 at 13:27

I don't own one, but I can tell you it'll scratch easily. You've come across the one big problem with the One, all the reviewers raved about its materials quality, but forgot that the vast majority of people keep their phone in a case to protect it, which totally negates the fact that it feels nice in the hand "naked".

Saying that, the One is still a nice phone, just be prepared for it to get ruined (cosmetically) if you want to actually see and feel the aluminium back on a daily basis.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 28, 2013 at 15:13

"Ruined" is a bit harsh. Granted, I only had the One for 3 days, but I had a Nokia N8 for over a year, I had an E61 for 4 years. Etc etc... Yes, they scratch. But it's not catastrophic.
Though, you're right about the case, of course.
Can't remember the last time I saw a 'naked' iPhone etc...

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 28, 2013 at 16:48

"Ruined" is a bit harsh. Granted, I only had the One for 3 days, but I had a Nokia N8 for over a year, I had an E61 for 4 years. Etc etc... Yes, they scratch. But it's not catastrophic.
Though, you're right about the case, of course.
Can't remember the last time I saw a 'naked' iPhone etc...

I guess whether it's ruined or not is more a matter of personal opinion, some people count a phone which isn't mint to be ruined, whereas others count anything that still functions, irrespective of aesthetics, to be perfectly acceptable.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 28, 2013 at 18:57

True. In terms of resale value, you got a point. I don't mind scoff marks or scratches (my N9 looks its ags, and that is a tough cookie), but would I spend top money for a flagship HTC One with a dent or a scratch? Nope. Not because of aesthetics, but because I wouldn't know if it was contact with a key in the pocket or gravel on the road it was dropped onto from a height.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 28, 2013 at 19:02

PS and your implied point I agree with also: take the metal body and the One has nothing over any other Android flagship... So so battery, slightly louder speakers, a decent cam with photos of small file size... And that blinkfeed thing that I personally found silly. Oh, and a desktop suite that actually manages to be worse than Kies!

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 28, 2013 at 19:03

OP, sorry for going offtopic.

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