I picked up a mint, pristine Galaxy S4. Looks like it came straight from 2013. I have yet to drop a phone in a decade and a half of using cell phones, so thinking about going caseless. How well do these phones hold up to being kept in a pocket? Being that it's plastic and glossy, am I likely to start seeing fine scratches from it rubbing on my pocket fabric in a short time? I had a 1st gen iPhone when they came out for about 3yrs, the chrome band started looking dull from fine scratches after awhile, and that was a metal band. I'm guessing the chrome plastic on the S4 might not hold up that well.
On the other hand, I've seen some phones get worn looking just from dust and fine debris finding its way into the case and causing a sanding action against the phone plastics. If that happened, might as well have gone caseless and enjoyed the thinness of its naked form.
I know it's just a plastic gadget of very little monetary value these days and I shouldn't worry about wear & tear, but I'd feel bad seeing it degrade because it's truly flawless. I mean I opened the package and was in awe at what spectacular condition it's in, lol. Had I bought an imperfect one, I probably wouldn't care.