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Old June 10th, 2010, 10:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just did a key test!

Not sure if all have seen my screen separation test, but I am getting a new phone from sprint in a few days, so I figured I would abuse my phone.

Just ran a key over my phone for about a minute, and also had my 13 year old son do the same. There is absolutely no scratch on the phone.

I suppose I should put in the disclaimer that the phone is being returned to sprint because the screen has risen up from the bezel, and that is the only reason that I did the scratch test.

I forgot to mention that I did the same thing to the back camera, but it lasted all of 2 seconds and it scratched.
For the life of me I can't figure out why they would not use the same glass as the screen.

One last disclaimer. The point of this post is not to say hey you don't need a screen protector. I was just wanting to show how tough the Evo screen is. When I had my hero I never dropped it, never put it in a pocket with anything, and at the end had 2 hairline scratches on the screen.
So if ya think you need a screen protector get one. Don't not get one just because of this.
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Just wanted to show again that there is in fact no scratches on the phone.

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is this with or without the screen protector
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Without, sorry.
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nice that is promising! very exciting news... i'm glad to hear glass is finally getting better, used to be it was a scary thing to have
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Can you try to scratch the back camera too?

(just kidding, don't need you getting in trouble with Sprint)
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Can you try to scratch the back camera too?

(just kidding, don't need you getting in trouble with Sprint)
Yup, I just tried that and it got scratched real good, not sure why they would not of used the same glass as the front
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Pictures or it didn't happen. Troll. Lol just kidding, That's awesome. I'm definitely not willing to put my own Evo up for that test, but I'm happy to know.
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Pictures or it didn't happen. Troll. Lol just kidding, That's awesome. I'm definitely not willing to put my own Evo up for that test, but I'm happy to know.
Ya I figured it's going back anyway, and I know I have heard a lot of people asking about it.
And I will try to get some picture later
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Screw pics, I want a vid of this. Surely your camera takes vids. Heck Android can take a vid, use a mirror!!

Anyways, when you say you took a key to it, how did you use the key? Did you tap on it or scrape? Did you rub hard and apply pressure or let it slide across? Did you use the corner/sharp parts or the flat/bottom part? Just trying to get more info about how how you were trying!!
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Haha, wow, that's interesting. I'm laughing because I have the INVISIBLEshield on mine now, and in showing a friend how confident I was with it, I scratched it with my key. Now there is a silly little mark that I can't get out, and that is very visible. :/

I'm still not confident enough to take the shield off though, lol.
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nice that is promising! very exciting news... i'm glad to hear glass is finally getting better, used to be it was a scary thing to have
is promising but if I was you I wouldn't test your luck . Lol you never know ... BUT YEA is nice that it didnt happen since sometimes you can forget you have your phone and your keys together . It has happen with my Hero lol
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Screw pics, I want a vid of this. Surely your camera takes vids. Heck Android can take a vid, use a mirror!!

Anyways, when you say you took a key to it, how did you use the key? Did you tap on it or scrape? Did you rub hard and apply pressure or let it slide across? Did you use the corner/sharp parts or the flat/bottom part? Just trying to get more info about how how you were trying!!
I did all of the above, and just tapped it with a key when I saw your response. When the wife gets home i will try to do a video with the POS coolpix
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i've ran a key over my screen with a little pressure, and it left no marks. reminds me of my old iPhone 2g screen.. couldn't seem to scratch that thing haha.
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Found this through googling. Does the Evo have the same screen as the Incredible?

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/4320/mov00856.mp4

Ugh, this video makes me cringe.

Edit: HD2 Video, not sure if its the same screen, but I think it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYZF0e3HVaI
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I have a video uploading now on youtube.
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Video is up. Enjoy.
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I can see the screen coming up, that looks terrible.
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I can see the screen coming up, that looks terrible.
Yes it is nasty.
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I've been thinking of running without a screen protector, I love the cool feel of the glass.
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omg the torture .. lol o well .. why u getting another one by the way ?
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omg the torture .. lol o well .. why u getting another one by the way ?
Did you watch the end of the video where the screen comes up, that is why
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o yea I noticed that .. good thing your getting a new phone .. lucky you ..
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that's insane!!!...sad to hear about your phone though...but at least you're getting a replacement
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Not to be super bitchy, or an attention *garden tool*, here... but haven't I been preaching this scratch resistance for almost a week on every one of screen protector threads? I mean I've done this to my Hero already, and I used my brand new house key, forcing it down edge and teeth first, applying high amounts of force down and around trying my best to get under the film layers that's applied to the glass in the factory...
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Thanks for the info. I feel like I need to find a protector for the camera now.
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Thanks for the info. I feel like I need to find a protector for the camera now.
That you do, I need to come up with something. I did order the phantom skinz 2 pack so I guess I could make one.
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Geez, so you mean buying a protector is a total waste of money? Thanks for saving me some cash.
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Thanks for posting this.

I decided to go without screen protector on this one, as well (but that's mostly because I wasn't happy with the results I was getting putting on Phantom Skinz - probably my fault). It's good to see that the phone can stand up to some serious abuse.
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If anyone here works outside or tends to get dirty then you will want a screen protector. Sand will still scratch the screen and who knows what other little random particles might damage it. Much appreciation for this video, I was ready to cry when you hit the screen with the tip of the screw!
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Thank you RomanG!!

You have made my day on two fronts: First: Great to know the screen can take the abuse and second: Well, it was just funny watching that!

Thanks again for going to the trouble!
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Haha, wow, that's interesting. I'm laughing because I have the INVISIBLEshield on mine now, and in showing a friend how confident I was with it, I scratched it with my key. Now there is a silly little mark that I can't get out, and that is very visible. :/

I'm still not confident enough to take the shield off though, lol.

You can get a new one, they come with a lifetime replacement guarantee.
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If anyone here works outside or tends to get dirty then you will want a screen protector. Sand will still scratch the screen and who knows what other little random particles might damage it. Much appreciation for this video, I was ready to cry when you hit the screen with the tip of the screw!
This. People did the same key test to the iphones screen back when it came out and they didn't scratch. I worked in a desert area in southern colorado for awhile. I didn't even work outside but sand must have kicked up at some point and made it into my pocket walking to and from my car. It doesn't matter how careful you are at that point, it left a nice big scratch mid screen and a smaller one off screen.
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If anyone here works outside or tends to get dirty then you will want a screen protector. Sand will still scratch the screen and who knows what other little random particles might damage it. Much appreciation for this video, I was ready to cry when you hit the screen with the tip of the screw!

Ya I added that same disclaimer lastnight. Don't want anyone to think it's scratch proof when it's not.
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keys, utility knife, a screw? Seriously, you call that a scratch test. Its not a scratch test unless you try it with a dremel tool. Then we can talk.

(just joking)

Nice to see (i mean not not to see the EVO tortured like that, but good to know0 that it can withstand such abuse.

Nice to see the media covering your test as well. congrats. You are now a celebrity. (Donald Trump will call you know)

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Nice to see the media covering your test as well. congrats. You are now a celebrity. (Donald Trump will call you know)

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Yes I noticed that as well, I guess everyone gets there 15mins of fame, I will take what I can get.

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Added second video, hoping to show there is infarct no scratches on the phone.
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Is it me or does it hurt other people when they watch the video? I...feel it in my soul.
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Old June 11th, 2010, 11:53 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Haha, wow, that's interesting. I'm laughing because I have the INVISIBLEshield on mine now, and in showing a friend how confident I was with it, I scratched it with my key. Now there is a silly little mark that I can't get out, and that is very visible. :/

I'm still not confident enough to take the shield off though, lol.

Register ur shield on the website and have a replacement sent. When the new one gets in, stick the damaged one on a piece of paper and send it back. Gotta love lifetime replacements!
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Is it me or does it hurt other people when they watch the video? I...feel it in my soul.
When I showed my office mates, there was ah's and oo's, same thing when I went to the deli. One guy told me "thats looks so nice on your iphone" WRONG. Was shock to know it wasn't.

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Old June 11th, 2010, 12:36 PM   #45 (permalink)
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That's awesome TS

Just as a side note had to go to the next town over to get some pool parts, 4g BABY, its fast as hell. And that's my official review
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nice that is promising! very exciting news... i'm glad to hear glass is finally getting better, used to be it was a scary thing to have
The top surface of a resistive touch screen CANNOT be glass...it HAS to be a flexible material...if you hold a touch pro 2 at the right angle, and touch the screen gently with a stylus, you will see it flex (look at a reflection in the screen at a sharp angle as you touch and remove the stylus).

The EVO uses a capacitive touch screen, which means it does not need to have any flex to it at all, so they're able to use significantly harder/more scratch resistant materials.
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Just a dumb question - does the glass on the display screen cover the entire front of the phone? I was wondering about the glass on the front camera, would that be the same as the display screen glass and therefore scratch resistant?
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Why does sand scratch and not a razor or keys?

How about you get some sand and try to scratch your screen?
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Thanks so much for posting this. I'm getting a screen protector, but it is very nice to know that the screen is that tough without one.
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Whoa, after watching your video and you showing off how the screen does not sit properly in place, I took a look at my device and I am finding the same thing here. It doesn't move up enough for me to put my finger under it, but I can definitely push the screen and see it noticeably moving up and down. Just looking at it I can see how the bottom is much higher and more uneven than the top of my phone.

I guess, its back to the store. This isn't a common thing is it? Man... I just got my phone set up perfectly... lol.

That aside, at least when I get an EVO with a screen built properly, I know it'll be pretty scratch resistant. Haha...
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