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  1. McDaddyMike's Avatar
    Today I was playing with L930 in local store and I realised, that the black version has black aluminium frame. I like it a lot, but I have one question. Is it just coated with black color? Does anyone know? Because if yes, then it will look terribly with scratches. Thanks for replies.
    07-08-2014 03:42 PM
  2. Mars2003's Avatar
    Anodized is my guess.

    It's is a pretty strong/resistant coating and indeed the grey/silver one will likely have gone through a similar process.
    07-08-2014 03:52 PM
  3. McDaddyMike's Avatar
    I'm curious about this, because I wouldn't like to have silver scratches on black frame. It must look much worse than silver scratches on silver frame. You know what i mean...

    EDIT:
    This is what I am talking about. It's an Iphone with anodized black aluminium body. It's scratched and it looks terribly. http://i0.sinaimg.cn/IT/digia/ip5/06.jpg

    So I think I'll buy the silver one and change the back cover to black.
    Last edited by McDaddyMike; 07-08-2014 at 04:11 PM.
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    07-08-2014 03:56 PM
  4. th0mas96's Avatar
    I think I somewhere here in this forum read about someone posting a link to Nokia Discussions, stating that it will NOT scratch that easily. Anyways, it does feel a lot different than on iPhones (I had one, guess what: it scratched), it's a lot more matte and just feels different :D but I can't promise anything, I can't put it to the test :P
    07-08-2014 04:15 PM
  5. jmerrey's Avatar
    If it's anything like the 925's black frame, it won't scratch easily. I've been using mine for many months without a case and I can't see a single scratch.
    07-08-2014 05:06 PM
  6. maverick786us's Avatar
    I wish they could have used this procedure for rest of the colored devices, Green Aluminium coating for Green 930 and similarly for orange too
    07-08-2014 11:20 PM
  7. Racing Snake's Avatar
    I wish they could have used this procedure for rest of the colored devices, Green Aluminium coating for Green 930 and similarly for orange too
    I dunno, I think the different coloured frame breaks up the colour...
    I wouldn't buy and orange phone with an orange frame, but I'm happy with an orange phone with silver frame (or would probably be happy with a black phone and orange frame - that would look pretty sharp :) )
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    07-09-2014 02:35 AM
  8. McDaddyMike's Avatar
    I dunno, I think the different coloured frame breaks up the colour...
    I wouldn't buy and orange phone with an orange frame, but I'm happy with an orange phone with silver frame (or would probably be happy with a black phone and orange frame - that would look pretty sharp :) )
    Yea, silver frame looks better with orange or green frame. :) Also I really like the black one, with the black frame.. It looks great. But I really wouldn't like to have silver teeth or scratches on black frame. :-/ So I decided to buy the green one, when it's available and I'll buy the black back. What I've seen on this forum, it shouldn't be hard to change the back. :)
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    07-09-2014 04:36 AM
  9. zwuncki's Avatar
    I wanted the all black too. But at a german news site and german WP forum I read that the black aluminium frame there scratched easily and the silver scratches are already on it. An all black device with silver aluminium scratches? No thanks.

    Be careful!
    07-09-2014 04:42 AM
  10. McDaddyMike's Avatar
    So I'll definitely buy the silver one. Thank you guys for your replies.
    07-09-2014 05:28 AM
  11. maverick786us's Avatar
    Yea, silver frame looks better with orange or green frame. :) Also I really like the black one, with the black frame.. It looks great. But I really wouldn't like to have silver teeth or scratches on black frame. :-/ So I decided to buy the green one, when it's available and I'll buy the black back. What I've seen on this forum, it shouldn't be hard to change the back. :)
    I don't know how silver looks good with orange and green. Black frame looks perfect in with black model. The combination of silver is completely odd with orange and green. With orange they should have implemented golden color frame and with green, a lime color frame. The color combination should match. I've done littlebit of designing, so it is my personal openion. Others openion might differ.
    07-09-2014 05:41 AM
  12. Stephen Lynam's Avatar
    I have the 925with black anodised frame and it has scratched on one side.. from my keys in pocket with phone...... stupid I know... anyhow when I get the 930 I'm getting the aluminium colour frame with green back
    07-09-2014 04:11 PM
  13. DJCBS's Avatar
    I don't know how silver looks good with orange and green. Black frame looks perfect in with black model. The combination of silver is completely odd with orange and green. With orange they should have implemented golden color frame and with green, a lime color frame. The color combination should match. I've done littlebit of designing, so it is my personal openion. Others openion might differ.
    I completely agree. The silver frame on orange and green looks bad, specially because of the tone of green and orange they went for. If they'd went with a darker, bottle-green, the silver would look good.
    As for the black frame, it does look good. But luckily, silver also looks good with black. It breaks the "unibody" design a bit but it's the a good combination. If the frame starts to scratch, it's a bummer but you can always either have it replaced for all brushed off and it will still look better than silver and bright green and orange
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    07-09-2014 07:45 PM
  14. gerzhwin's Avatar
    I have the 925with black anodised frame and it has scratched on one side.. from my keys in pocket with phone...... stupid I know... anyhow when I get the 930 I'm getting the aluminium colour frame with green back


    Could the silver come from your keys and not from scratched off black coating?
    07-10-2014 07:55 AM
  15. M L's Avatar
    I'm curious about this, because I wouldn't like to have silver scratches on black frame. It must look much worse than silver scratches on silver frame. You know what i mean...
    ....

    So I think I'll buy the silver one and change the back cover to black.
    I'm thinking the same thing. I typically would buy the black version, but I really like the look of the silver frame, wish the black model came with the option of silver frame. So I'll probably get the white one with silver frame and see if the back cover can be changed to black.
    07-10-2014 12:01 PM
  16. Brandon McLean's Avatar
    I have a black frame on my icon and it's really hard to scratch. also you guys could try doing what I plan on doing as a project: replace the back plate with a different color! I'm going to try to get an orange plate with the black frame
    Sent from my Lumia Icon using Tapatalk
    07-10-2014 12:36 PM
  17. jirkahtc's Avatar
    I do not agree. I owed a black Nokia Lumia 930 and the black color peeled in some places . It were on the spots where the rear cover meets the edge of the frame. I had to change the black one to a silver one. Nokia store did not make any problems - they accepted my request for the model change.
    07-10-2014 01:12 PM
  18. McDaddyMike's Avatar
    Thanks for more replies and sharing your experiences.

    I'm now definitely gonna buy the white version. I was told in a store, that they ordered all four covers separately, so i can then buy black and green covers and change them. :)

    btw, here is guide to change back covers. It looks really easy.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ack-cover.html
    Last edited by McDaddyMike; 07-11-2014 at 07:44 AM.
    07-11-2014 07:30 AM
  19. Dragonic87's Avatar
    Mmm that would suck if it scratches easy. Then I would probably also go for white instead. But I'll see what the masses say.
    07-11-2014 09:21 AM
  20. Stephen Lynam's Avatar
    Unfortunately not, it scratched through the anodised coating down to the bare aluminium..... I've a cover on it now so its out of sight, also the black anodised coating is way slippier than the normal aluminium
    07-11-2014 03:57 PM
  21. DJCBS's Avatar
    Thanks for more replies and sharing your experiences.

    I'm now definitely gonna buy the white version. I was told in a store, that they ordered all four covers separately, so i can then buy black and green covers and change them. :)

    btw, here is guide to change back covers. It looks really easy.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ack-cover.html

    Didn't notice that thread. Thanks!
    I think I'm getting a green cover and a white one to eventyally switch them around on my all black 930. Should look nice.
    07-11-2014 05:38 PM
  22. SonOfDad's Avatar
    I don't know how silver looks good with orange and green. Black frame looks perfect in with black model. The combination of silver is completely odd with orange and green.
    The face remaining black with the green/orange/white models makes it even stranger IMHO
    07-18-2014 09:46 PM
  23. arni99's Avatar
    My black 930 hit the ground and the black "color" was gone around the corner of the aluminium frame...used a black marker to paint the damaged area (silver).
    Got a numbi leather flip case now ;).
    07-19-2014 04:49 AM
  24. dannejanne's Avatar
    I'm kind of worried about scratches too on my black Lumia 930. But wanted black as it looks most clean to me. Had a black iPhone 5 a while back and it got marks in a week. Though I have to say the painting on the 930 feels and looks different. Gives a thicker and tad more solid impression than on the iPhone. Time will tell.

    If it gets really scared with time to the point it looks ugly, I'll just do what I did with my iPhone. See link below.

    Pimped My iPhone - iPhone, iPad, iPod Forums at iMore.com
    08-06-2014 11:51 AM
  25. Tihomir Ciric's Avatar
    I have lumia 930 with black frame and it fell on the concrete. It is scratched on two corners. now it is half silver half black :-(
    04-20-2015 05:32 AM
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