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Default White nexus 5 sides scratch like crazy

One thing I ddin't like about the white nexus 5 , is that the sides are made of glossy black plastic , I don't understand why google chose to go with gloyys sides on the white nexus and awesome mate on the nexus 5 sides, the thing is , the glossy sides not only look cheap but they actually are... I baby my phone, I won't even put it on a naked table and I got a ton of scratches on the bottom side of the glossy frame, I'm guessing it's because of the friction caused every time I put the phone in my pockets and every time I take it out, is anyone else experiencing the same thing?
 
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get a slim case, 2mm won't hurt your hand, but will protect body of the phone
 
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Or get a dbrand skin. I have the back and sides, but you could just get the sides if you wanted.

They ship from Canada in normal air mail. Really quick. I had mine fitted in 4 days in the UK.

http://dbrand.com/submodels/nexus-5/
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Or get a dbrand skin. I have the back and sides, but you could just get the sides if you wanted.

They ship from Canada in normal air mail. Really quick. I had mine fitted in 4 days in the UK.

http://dbrand.com/submodels/nexus-5/
The white carbon fiber sticker doesnt look that bad, maybe I will get it
 
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Zippers on your pockets maybe? Without a case that would lead to scratches with either siding.
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Zippers on your pockets maybe? Without a case that would lead to scratches with either siding.
Noup, no zipper whatsoever
 
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Not only easily scratches, but also very slippery in hand.

The white one is the one to avoid if you are going to use naked.
 
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One thing I ddin't like about the white nexus 5 , is that the sides are made of glossy black plastic , I don't understand why google chose to go with gloyys sides on the white nexus and awesome mate on the nexus 5 sides, the thing is , the glossy sides not only look cheap but they actually are... I baby my phone, I won't even put it on a naked table and I got a ton of scratches on the bottom side of the glossy frame, I'm guessing it's because of the friction caused every time I put the phone in my pockets and every time I take it out, is anyone else experiencing the same thing?
I can tell you that the sides do not scratch from just pulling out of a jean pocket. The plastic is way harder than anything that a jean pocket would have in it unlesss......... you had keys in there or something else. I do not think friction causes scratches but I could be wrong.
 
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That is weird. I'm not using a case on my white Nexus 5 either and it's not scratching for me.

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Not only easily scratches, but also very slippery in hand.

The white one is the one to avoid if you are going to use naked.
I found about it too late, I hit the "buy" button the second the phone went live on the play store, the white Nexus 5 reminds me of the HTC one which I always wanted to get, at least I'm passing the knowledge and I'm recommending my friends to get the black version

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