iPhone 5 scratching has caused a fuss since the device’s release in September.
Gizmodo’s Sam Biddle has done a test to see how well the handset was built and for how long the paint on it can resist.
The images show a comparison between an iPhone 5 kept in a case in the past 2 months and an iPhone 5 that was used without a case since it was bought two months ago.
In the case of the iPhone that didn’t have a case and was kept together with keys or other objects, the corners show slight wearing or chipping.
By contrast, the iPhone that was protected in a case looks almost as good as new.