1. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    It seems that Nokia is moving away from glossy white and towards matte white for future Lumias. The 1020 white is matte and it's looking like the 929's white will be matte as well.

    I was wondering how the matte white on the NL1020 is holding up after usage? My assumption would be that matte white would get dirty easily, but I figure it'd be good to ask those who own it.
    12-06-2013 12:32 PM
  2. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    Well I'm not sure if you've played with matte 900/920s. The material always starts very textured and chalky feeling, but over time, it smooths out and even takes on a kind of oily shine to it. It's not pretty, but not the biggest deal in the world. But to answer your question, my friend has a glossy white 928 and it actually has a few small stains of blue on it from her bag or something. Either glossy or matte, white is probably going to get a little dirty :/
    12-06-2013 01:49 PM
  3. GB330033's Avatar
    My matte white 1020 is flawless, and I picked it up on release day. It's my daily driver, and I haven't used a case until recently. I picked up a minimal folio case a few weeks just to give it some minor protection (Amazon.com: CoverBot Nokia Lumia 1020 Flip Wallet Case with Stand WHITE. Slim Style with Folio Flip Cover.: Cell Phones & Accessories)

    But as far as dirt and stains go, there's no sign of them. The matte white is wonderful, and I'm really glad that Nokia is moving forward with it
    12-06-2013 01:57 PM
  4. loribinca's Avatar
    I love my white 1020 - I describe it to people as having a 'ceramic' look and feel to it. I've had the phone two months now, and it's still as flawless as the day I got it.
    12-06-2013 02:01 PM
  5. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I guess I should add - you guys that are saying the matte white still looks good after usage - are you using a case or using it caseless?
    12-06-2013 02:11 PM
  6. Blacklac's Avatar
    I'm impressed. I use mine in the gym all the time and every now and then I'll notice I got some black dust/dirt all over it from something I touched. It always comes right off. I don't have a single visible scratch or mark on it yet. Still clean white.
    12-06-2013 02:18 PM
  7. loribinca's Avatar
    I guess I should add - you guys that are saying the matte white still looks good after usage - are you using a case or using it caseless?
    Matte white. No case in everyday use, but do I use the white camera grip when I am going on a photo-frenzy!!
    12-06-2013 03:44 PM
  8. monzki's Avatar
    Hi, I have a white Lumia 1020 without a case (I don't like cases as it defeats the beauty of Lumia 1020). I like to feel my phone as it is. I place it anywhere I like without worries since the plastic and aluminum surface are easy to clean by just wiping the dirt or smudge.
    12-07-2013 08:40 AM
  9. jimmynexus's Avatar
    I have had mine for a while now, theres been no case since day 1, as its lovely phone in the hand.

    The white still looks good and is easily cleaned, the corners are becoming slightly less matt though, and a bit shiny.

    Here are some photos, not sure if it will come across in them





    James.
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    12-07-2013 11:28 AM
  10. Chris_kosmidis's Avatar
    Mine holds up perfectly!!Personally, I'm pleased that Nokia changes from glossy to matte for 1020 and i hope that will stay with matte white even in future lumias..
    12-07-2013 04:59 PM
  11. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I have had mine for a while now, theres been no case since day 1, as its lovely phone in the hand.

    The white still looks good and is easily cleaned, the corners are becoming slightly less matt though, and a bit shiny.

    Here are some photos, not sure if it will come across in them

    http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...k/DSC09144.jpg

    http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...k/DSC09147.jpg

    James.
    I wonder how the matte on the NL929 will hold up since the sides of the phone are aluminum.

    white.jpg
    12-09-2013 09:32 AM
  12. MAERSK's Avatar
    The reason it's holding up so well is because it's not your typical matte white phone like the HTC one X. It has this ceramic in the paint like the Nokia 808.
    12-09-2013 12:57 PM
  13. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    The reason it's holding up so well is because it's not your typical matte white phone like the HTC one X. It has this ceramic in the paint like the Nokia 808.
    Could you point me to a source on this info? I'd be interested to hear more about it.

    Edit: Did some digging myself: http://drippler.com/nokia/n9#!921388 http://conversations.nokia.com/2013/...ia-lumia-1020/
    Last edited by Indistinguishable; 12-11-2013 at 11:28 AM.
    12-10-2013 08:18 PM
  14. techiedude007's Avatar
    I love my white 1020 - I describe it to people as having a 'ceramic' look and feel to it. I've had the phone two months now, and it's still as flawless as the day I got it.
    ^^ --> This! I got mine on release day and no problems/blemishes or scratches. I've usually had a case for my phones but not my white 1020. The only covers I use are the charging shell or the camera shell but no actual cases. The white still looks great :)
    12-16-2013 12:43 PM
  15. futra's Avatar
    Hey guys. :) +1month old white, still awesome as always. I did snap it with a white Nilkin rugger/matte case but it tends to get brownish after a while, but the phone is still perfect as new.
    12-18-2013 10:15 PM
  16. amrut_m's Avatar
    Have Matte White 1020 since two months, its holding up well.
    No Cases No Screen Protectors nothing.
    I loved the way it felt in my hand when i first got it.
    The Ceramic Feel is Mind blowing, feels like a premium device.

    I have had Nokia's flagship devices a.k.a 800,920 when i used some casing on them, the phone would attract more dirt and collect the dirt in the casing.
    920 had many scratches after i used cc-1043 case.
    So thought wont use anything on my 1020.
    12-18-2013 11:42 PM
  17. montsa007's Avatar
    Well I'm not sure if you've played with matte 900/920s. The material always starts very textured and chalky feeling, but over time, it smooths out and even takes on a kind of oily shine to it. It's not pretty, but not the biggest deal in the world. But to answer your question, my friend has a glossy white 928 and it actually has a few small stains of blue on it from her bag or something. Either glossy or matte, white is probably going to get a little dirty :/
    I have a 2 month old Lumia 720 in white, still sparkles like it was on day 1 :), except for microscopic scratches which are bound to happen.
    It all sums up to how well you treat your phone, I've seen people picking their nose and instantly touching their touch-screens...gross!!
    12-19-2013 10:30 AM
  18. nocial's Avatar
    I've seen people picking their nose and instantly touching their touch-screens...gross!!
    How else are they going to personalize it ? :d
    MAERSK likes this.
    12-19-2013 10:49 AM
  19. downhillrider's Avatar
    I bought a new 1020 from a WP Central member, just waiting for it to get here and I didnt realize it was matte. That doesnt bother me tho. My question is does it get slippery after a while. If it does I wonder if you could use Plasti Dip on it. Do get that texture back. Its very safe stuff.
    12-20-2013 11:59 AM
  20. montsa007's Avatar
    How else are they going to personalize it ? :d
    Man its just the grossest thing in the universe, imagine the person doing that kinda stuff is your boss and he hands you over his phone to talk to someone...all his nose goo on your cheeks/ears..
    12-22-2013 11:23 AM
  21. spaulagain's Avatar
    I bought a new 1020 from a WP Central member, just waiting for it to get here and I didnt realize it was matte. That doesnt bother me tho. My question is does it get slippery after a while. If it does I wonder if you could use Plasti Dip on it. Do get that texture back. Its very safe stuff.
    Matte is much better than glossy when it comes to not getting slippery. My matte yellow 1020 is very easy to hold.
    12-22-2013 11:39 AM

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