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Old September 20th, 2011, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone without a screen protector have any problems with incidental scratching in the pocket such as keys and things like that? I did have the Steinheil crystal clear protector on, but it just got too scratched up, so took it off. I have a replacement, but it's kind of nice without it.

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Old September 20th, 2011, 11:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've had no issues with my phone being in the same pocket as some change but I've never had my phone in the same pocket as my keys. I have shown people the strength of the glass by attempting to scratch it with keys but that was with medium pressure for demonstrative purposes only.

Gorilla Glass is strong stuff but the important thing to remember is that it is scratch resistant and not scratch proof.
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Old September 20th, 2011, 11:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool, I always keep it out of the pocket with the keys in it. Just wanted to see if I should worry enough to replace my protector or not.
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It will scratch. It is very resistant, but not scratch proof. Keys, sand, any hard metal surface can mark it.
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Does anyone without a screen protector have any problems with incidental scratching in the pocket such as keys and things like that? I did have the Steinheil crystal clear protector on, but it just got too scratched up, so took it off. I have a replacement, but it's kind of nice without it.
I went the same route as you. I started almost immediately with a Steinheil Ultra Crystal screen protector. Once it was ready to be replaced, I took the old one off and never put the 2nd one on. I've been without a screen protector now for probably 4 or 5 months and the screen still looks good as new. When I pocket mine though, I make sure I don't have anything else in that same pocket.
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i run my dx completely naked. have been for a year now and my dx looks as good as new.
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i run my dx completely naked. have been for a year now and my dx looks as good as new.
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i run my dx completely naked. have been for a year now and my dx looks as good as new.
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aside from minor, and i do mean minor paint chips mine still looks brand new, and it was trapped in a heating duct about 2 weeks or so ago, so yeah it is very resilient.
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Mine's had a TPU case and a screen protector since day one. The other day that I replaced the screen protector both the body and screen are in immaculate condition, they practically look brand new
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if i clean my screen it looks brand new, i do however need to find a way to clean the ear piece, considering it was stuck in a dirty/dusty heating duct for 12 hrs lol
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Your phone must have been cold and wanted to keep warm; see what happens when you don't put a case on it.......lol
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 04:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Your phone must have been cold and wanted to keep warm; see what happens when you don't put a case on it.......lol

Haha wrap it, before you drop it
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When I had Assurion replace my phone due to key issues, I decided to experiment on the old phone. Using a screwdriver, I attempted to scratch the glass. Under medium pressure, it didn't scratch.
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Haven't had one on for 6 months now. Not a scratch. Keys always in another pocket though! Screen always toward me in the pocket.
I do have it in a case though.
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...Screen always toward me in the pocket.
I learned that lesson a few years ago with a flip-phone that had an outside screen. Hit it with something and shattered it. My smartphones always go screen side in since then.
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Gorilla Glass is strong stuff but the important thing to remember is that it is scratch resistant and not scratch proof.

:werd: This is WHY I would use a screen protector.
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Going on two years without protection after seeing that video of the kid jack hammering his screen with keys. one bit of bad news. I did get a scratch from something, don't know what. about half an inch at the very bottom. it shows up very fine line of iridescence. I'm going to see if I can get it replaced with a refurb (I need to have a perfect phone to sell on ebay when the RAZR/Nexus comes out. lol)
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The only reason I use a screen protector on my X is because of fingerprints. The bare naked screen shows fingerprints much more prominently than when I have a screen protector on. It also cuts down on glare.

At one point I was running my DX totally naked... no case and no screen protector... and I dropped my phone on the sidewalk and it SKID across the concrete FACE DOWN. When I picked up the phone... not a scratch! That gorilla glass is great stuff.
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I'm intrigued to see what comes next with Lotus Glass, the Corning successor to gorilla glass. I again had to do a demonstration when a cousin of mine who works at an at&t store had a new SGII. It was great to see her jaw drop when I showed her what her keys did to my screen.
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Going on two years without protection after seeing that video of the kid jack hammering his screen with keys. one bit of bad news. I did get a scratch from something, don't know what. about half an inch at the very bottom. it shows up very fine line of iridescence. I'm going to see if I can get it replaced with a refurb (I need to have a perfect phone to sell on ebay when the RAZR/Nexus comes out. lol)
I'm in the same boat. Went almost a full year with not a single scratch and it slid across the floor of my car a few Weeks ago. A piece if sand put a long scratch right across the screen. I only see it if held in bright sunlight but I still have to disclose that my screen is scratched. Cover it! At least if you ever plan to sell yours.
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Just ripped off my Zagg that has been on it since day 1 and DAYUM!!! What a difference. It was SOOOO dirty and brown...I didn't know that my screen made white colors. Hahahaha.

My finger moves so effortlessly, it is beautiful (it does has the bright spot in the lower portion though). I won't be going zagg again though...I want crystal clear.
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