EVO screen durability

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  1. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    meh..it takes 20 minutes to root and set up a new device ...I've done it 6 or 7 times.

    I kinda feel the same way. (Keep in mind that until recently everyone had the deductible at $100)

    I bought a hip pouch and put the phone in it and try not to drop it.

  2. I don't understand why people shell out the cash and don't want to protect the thing with a reputable protector. Theoretically, the case should absorb the force of the impact, thereby protecting your phone. Due to the size of the EVO its hard for this phone to go flying out of my hand, but my EVO is always in the Seidio holster on my hip. I think using a holster minimizes the chances of dropping a phone opposed to hand carrying your device.
  3. largeprint48

    largeprint48 Active Member

    Dropped my phone so many times without a case still going strong.
    i also left it out side all night on the ground under a rock by the fire. recently dropped it from 7 ft on the edge bounced on the edge 3 times. Ive dropped flat on the back drop it at least once a day.
  4. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    I shelled out the money and don't use them....as a matter of fact I have spent well over $300 on various accessories .....some I like others not so much

    You both have sound theories....in the end its preference.
  5. I would go out on a limb and say Type A folks use cases and they are more detail oriented. They are more likely to notice scratches, so they will typically have a case on their phone.
  6. vgsantiago

    vgsantiago Well-Known Member

    So true

    Also for me $200 is big investment on a phone, so natural instinct is to protect and along with that might as well personalize with a colorful case.
  7. LikeAsumBoDee

    LikeAsumBoDee Member

    I think you're right. And I'm definitely *not* a Type A personality, my Gmail inbox has like 13000 unread messages and I haven't had a car wash in 3 years.

    The phone could cost $1000 and I still wouldnt care because that's why I'm paying Sprint $7/month for TEP. To have both TEP and spend $50 on a case and screen protector is a bit overkill, so I have to assume those of you with $150 worth of cases are not paying for TEP. Just different methods of "protecting" your investment, thats all.
  8. Stegerman

    Stegerman Member

    1) Because I don't like my phone all scratched up. Type A
    2) Because a replacement is a refurb.
    3) Because I want to
  9. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    haha..you have no idea how OCD I am ...but I had a bad experience with cases.

    I'll put it this way...this leather pouch is lined with felt... my phone gets wiped with an eyeglass cleaning cloth every time it exits the pouch, and every time it goes back in :p

    and a replacement doesn't have to be a refurb...that's what they offer you ;)
  10. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    Mr. ED... wow.. you are OCD... LOL

    mine gets a wipe... when I see some smuggles with the screen on.. . i wipe it across my shirt or jeans and push it back into my pockets.
    and it is in perfect condition.. white a thin rubber case.
  11. erichg1000

    erichg1000 Well-Known Member

    I hope you are married because the holster also minimizes your chance of getting laid.

    I use a cheap $3 case and I have dropped phone sooo many times with no ill effect. The screen is not that scratch resistant. After watching "scratch tests" on youtube where people scratch the screen with knives/keys etc I decided to go without my crappy zagg screen protector. Then a rivit on my jeans put 3 super small scratches right next to each other but it's no big deal. I'll upgrade to the next big thing soon and this will be my backup.
  12. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    haha..no issues there at all. 33..happily married and taken care of regularly, a 9 yr old son and 4 girlfriends

    shhhhh don't tell anybody about the 9yr old son
  13. LikeAsumBoDee

    LikeAsumBoDee Member


    So...Phantom Skinz ultra clear vs Steinheil ultra crystal?

    And do the screens on the EVO scratch easily? The newer models? The screen on my sammy Moment never scratched, probably the only strong point on that thing.
  14. erichg1000

    erichg1000 Well-Known Member

    Wait if you're happily married why do have 4 girlfriends...

    Oh I think I just answered the question. You are happily married because you have 4 gfs haha
  15. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    yeah!!!! married and 4 gfs... i would be happy too.. but broke!
  16. I wear a flightsuit everyday. The holster actually protects the screen of my phone because the phone sits with the screen facing the felt of the holster. As I'm getting in/out of the plane the phone can move around in my right leg pocket or hit stuff in the plane and I don't have to worry about the phone breaking. Since I fly.....its like Top Gun with the ladies my friend. But I have a girlfriend and the EVO w/holster screams that you have a great job to the ladies.....LOL. I stand out even more than the other guys.
  17. erichg1000

    erichg1000 Well-Known Member

    Damn... I guess a flight suit might make me a lil more pimp when I'm climbing in my rented 150...
  18. JiggilyJoe

    JiggilyJoe Member

    I have dropped my EVO a couple times and never scratched the screen... the last time I dropped it on asphalt, and it dinged up the plastic around the outside, but the glass was unscathed....
    I have the Black Tie protection from Best Buy, and used it a couple times with my old Palm Pre. No deductable, but the downside was that I had to use whatever loaner phone they had available for a week or two while they fixed my old phone.
    So now I have a cheap $3 cover that hides the few dings on the sides and will just rely on BB to take care of anything more than that.
  19. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    The screen can and will scratch under the right circumstances. Get a $6 6 pack of PET protectors on ebay
  20. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    i personally hate screen protectors..

    i used to think they were a must have. but once i realized what "glass" characteristics are.. and that the hero was gorilla glass...
    and I hated the one little bubble in the corner.

    i took it off... and wow..
    so clear
    so smooth
    so clean
    so responsive
    so clear...(yeah i said that twice)

    never had a screen protector for my EVO.

    both my Hero and EVO screen is still .. so.....

    ps.. i gave my hero to my 7yr old daughter... and still so...
  21. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    I have had at least one scratch on all six of my evos screens....even making sure they are protected 90% of the time.

    The PET protectors are super clear, super slick and if they bubble...they were put on wrong. I can't even tell they are on the phone but I know what you mean..the feel of the glass is super awesomes
  22. 2kwik4u

    2kwik4u Member

    I work on a construction site for 90% of my job. I install voice/data cables, and typically am on the job around the same time that the drywall guys are finish sanding. I've dropped the phone once from hand level to the concrete floor, no damage that I could see once I put all the pieces back together (battery door, and battery came apart from main unit).

    My phone lives in my right front pants pocket, with the screen towards my leg. I tend to not take the phone out while doing tasks that would cause it to get hurt, and I try to get my hands at least fairly clean before touching it. I have answered it and been on a conference call at the top of a 12' ladder though. So far I've had the EVO about 4 weeks now. It replaced my Blackberry Bold 9000 (the one with the older trackball). I had to replace the trackball about every 6mo or so due to it getting gummed up with drywall dust. I'm hoping that the touchscreen eliminates some of that problem. I'm already in the habit of removing all pieces/parts from the phone that easily can be removed, and blowing them out with compressed air on a regular basis. The screen gets wiped down with a micro-fiber a couple times a day (usually breakfast, lunch, and nighttime). So far no scratches, dings, or dents.

    I'll be sure to report back if something does happen to it. The company has offered to pay for an OtterBox for it, just not sure I want that big of a box/cover/case riding around in my pocket all day.
  23. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    welcome to the forum.

    in your environment.. i would get the otter box... for work.
    and it is free.

    when you resale the phone.. the otter box will help to keep the plastic parts looking new.. and the box will add value.
  24. If a laptop can break from a drop so can the EVO. The EVO is a laptop in your pocket.
  25. vailpass

    vailpass Well-Known Member

    Our little boy dropped my wife's EVO on the sidewalk last night and the screen shattered like it had been hit with an armor piercing round.

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