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    So I went to the Verizon store otw to work to check out the few colors they did have on display. It seemed like the black version and I think the royal blue version had rubbery backs while the others they had were more of a plastic feel. Does anyone know which ones have rubber vs which has the plastic feel? I like the rubbery feel more and it might play a part on which way I customize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woosh View Post
    So I went to the Verizon store otw to work to check out the few colors they did have on display. It seemed like the black version and I think the royal blue version had rubbery backs while the others they had were more of a plastic feel. Does anyone know which ones have rubber vs which has the plastic feel? I like the rubbery feel more and it might play a part on which way I customize.
    The rubbery feel is the "woven" backs. They feel amazing in hand. I believe the woven is only available in white and black, but I may be wrong.
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    I had posted a list some time ago about which backs were soft touch and which backs were smooth. I think the rule of thumb is the darker colors are soft touch and the lighter colors are smooth.
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    Found this from one of my previous posts

    The soft touch colors are
    Navy
    Olive
    Royal Blue
    Woven Black
    Black
    Crimson
    Cabernet
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    when you are ordering as well and are choosing he colors it gives a description of the backing. The darker ones will say something like "Rich matte non-slip soft touch finish" while the lighter ones will say "smooth"
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    One thing I noticed with the soft touch is that it will actually get sorta dull scratches in it . I had the Olive color and it would mark if youre fingernail or keys hit it. You can rub some of the scratches out but some i would imagine would be permanent. Id compare it to the exact texture of soft touch cases. They get screwed up sooner or later

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattopotamus View Post
    The rubbery feel is the "woven" backs. They feel amazing in hand. I believe the woven is only available in white and black, but I may be wrong.
    Yea they had the woven black on a display and right next to it was the turquoise with yellow accents. I was trying to think of the last time I just had a plain plastic back and I guess it was the S3 over a year ago. My L9 was a rubber feel and sooooo nice to touch and so is the N5 and the N4 with it's glass back.

    That woven sure was nice, but I want something a bit more wild since I've had black and white phones forever.

    Quote Originally Posted by grooks View Post
    Found this from one of my previous posts

    The soft touch colors are
    Navy
    Olive
    Royal Blue
    Woven Black
    Black
    Crimson
    Cabernet
    Thx much for the list. I'm thinking I might order one of the more wild colors like turquoise , green, or yellow and if I hate can't stand then feel then exchange it for one of the softer backs. Tough call though, Wish they had more on display around me.

    Thanks again for all the replies, very helpful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woosh View Post
    Yea they had the woven black on a display and right next to it was the turquoise with yellow accents. I was trying to think of the last time I just had a plain plastic back and I guess it was the S3 over a year ago. My L9 was a rubber feel and sooooo nice to touch and so is the N5 and the N4 with it's glass back.

    That woven sure was nice, but I want something a bit more wild since I've had black and white phones forever.



    Thx much for the list. I'm thinking I might order one of the more wild colors like turquoise , green, or yellow and if I hate can't stand then feel then exchange it for one of the softer backs. Tough call though, Wish they had more on display around me.

    Thanks again for all the replies, very helpful!
    I think the only downside to custom phones is the resell value. That makes updating phones every 6 or so months possible for me, and I know a custom phone would make that tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattopotamus View Post
    I think the only downside to custom phones is the resell value. That makes updating phones every 6 or so months possible for me, and I know a custom phone would make that tough.

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    Yea....could be a problem. But $350 minus the $100 or so I'll get from turning in a phone, Even if I sell it for $100 when I'm done with it then I don't think I'll be too sad. Always wanted a unique like phone and this is it. It will possibly last me until the X2 shows up. Then again Samsung could shock me and make a phone I want to buy. Who knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woosh View Post
    Thx much for the list. I'm thinking I might order one of the more wild colors like turquoise , green, or yellow and if I hate can't stand then feel then exchange it for one of the softer backs. Tough call though, Wish they had more on display around me.
    If you have a Best Buy near you check them out as well. Others have stated that some Best Buys display the colors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woosh View Post
    Yea....could be a problem. But $350 minus the $100 or so I'll get from turning in a phone, Even if I sell it for $100 when I'm done with it then I don't think I'll be too sad. Always wanted a unique like phone and this is it. It will possibly last me until the X2 shows up. Then again Samsung could shock me and make a phone I want to buy. Who knows.
    That makes sense for people who got the deal. I was thinking more for the people who paid $550+ and got a custom phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bnjf View Post
    One thing I noticed with the soft touch is that it will actually get sorta dull scratches in it . I had the Olive color and it would mark if youre fingernail or keys hit it. You can rub some of the scratches out but some i would imagine would be permanent. Id compare it to the exact texture of soft touch cases. They get screwed up sooner or later

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    I noticed that with the solid color soft touch display models, but the woven black seems like it would hide these better. Also, is it just me or does the woven black feel a touch silkier than the other soft touch colors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtg465x View Post
    I noticed that with the solid color soft touch display models, but the woven black seems like it would hide these better. Also, is it just me or does the woven black feel a touch silkier than the other soft touch colors?

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    I agree on both counts. Actually I thought I was crazy or something because everyone keeps saying the woven was "soft touch" but I remembered it feeling not so soft every time I went the the store. Then when I took my Olive green to the store right beside the black woven, the woven one was clearly more dense to the touch or more silky as you say. I actually think the woven would hold up the best. I returned mine and am waiting for the wooden backs but if they dont show by Christmas as expected im going with the woven hands down. Maybe some nice accents where it wouldnt effect resale like other colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattopotamus View Post
    I think the only downside to custom phones is the resell value. That makes updating phones every 6 or so months possible for me, and I know a custom phone would make that tough.

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    Depends on your custom. I played it pretty safe. Black front, Navy back, Black buttons. Pretty much nobody is going to have their sensibilities offended by that.

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