Shiny or matte: how do you like your phone's surface?
by Preslav Kateliev / Mar 14, 2017, 10:15 AM
With companies coming up with various finishes and ways to make light reflect off of a phone's paint job, it looks like the shiny surface isn't going away. Ergo, we guess that customers are far from tired of the fingerprint magnets.
But we thought we'd ask you — our readers — on your thoughts about shiny vs matte and what type of material you like to feel in your hand.
Smooth and shiny or matte and metallic - what do you prefer?
I love a glass (/shiny) back and don't mind wiping it often to keep it looking good
I put a case over my shiny phone - problem solved!
I don't care much either way. Might wipe it from time to time just to look at it for a sec
I prefer a matte finish, period
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shiny.... (plus scratch-resistant and not slippery)
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 10:23 AM 1
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Mate ftw.. Although the iphone jetblacks got me reconsidering my lifes decisions. Lol
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 11:47 AM 0
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Shiny if it can resist fingerprints and scratches but that would be a pretty costly process and not permanent as it can be worn away with time. As for not slippery the jet black iPhone 7 offers more grip than the matte version so it shouldn't be an issue unless your hands are wet.
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 8:16 PM 0
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There is an option to have glass and matte finish. Xperia Z5 had no issues with fingerprints.
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 10:34 AM 6
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Won't lie the Xperia lineup looks nice, but matte is a bit more practical for me... Also, cases.
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 10:35 AM 2
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I don't like cases on my phones, also there's no point in glossy surfaces if you're going to hide them under a case. I'll take matte finish, unless there's a new type of shiny surface that doesn't show smudge, fingerprints and doesn't scratch easy.
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 10:44 AM 1
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What happened to people that say glossy paintjob looks cheap and looks like a toy when Samsung launched Galaxy S3 and S4 ?
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 12:11 PM 0
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The fact that this even an Article is disgusting. Who the F cares. You have a really nice phone that does a lot. Who cares about the texture. There are people that can barely get by and this article?!
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 1:03 PM 1
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Just because it isn't important to you doesn't mean that it isn't to someone else. I don't know about you, but if/when I'm spending a lot of money on something for myself, aesthetics matter.
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 2:33 PM 0
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I prefer metal for the feel. But really bringing up fingerprint marks as a point against one or the other isn't very logical. Last I checked, all phones are glass front. So u can't stand smudges on the back but ok with them on front? Ur still wiping regardless. Or am I wrong?
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 3:30 PM 1
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