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Droid Scratch Test

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by eL777, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. eL777

    eL777 Well-Known Member
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    Hey guys, I know a lot of you are wondering how durable the glass screen is on this thing. I had a droid that I returned cuz of a defect and I decided to try out the scratch test first before returning. I have uploaded my video on youtube and posted the link below. Let me know what you guys think, and oh yeah, how bout those paypal donations :p jk.

    YouTube - Motorola Droid Scratch Test
     

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  2. RandomEngy

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    I cringed a bit when you started going at it, but wow, yeah, looks like it held up. Still won't try it on my phone though. :)
     
  3. Siren

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    Thanks for filming that and getting it up for us. It looks to me like the screen is comparable to the iPhone in terms of durability. I had an iPhone before, and ended up scratching the screen with keys when they were haphazardly thrown into a bag together and allowed to rub together for a few hours.... this bodes well for the long term durability of the Droid
     
  4. T0LLPHR33

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    S1N C1TY...(From Hilo, HI)...
    the paint is a little flacky...I actually scraped some off with my finger nail yesterday when I was at the verizon store...

    but all in all a very solid phone...way better then the dare, storm, and iPhone...:D
     
  5. Gunner

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    I was just sitting here wondering about buying a screen protector. Looks like I may not need one. Thanks for filming that. :D
     
  6. koticphreak

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    thanks, appreciate the video!
     
  7. NoVaDroid

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    I just returned my privacy screen protector. Worthless. Thanks for the vid. Makes me think I can roll without protection for now. No pun intended.

    NoVaDroid
     
  8. raventhegreat2000

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    man that was like watching a horror film i was screamin nooooo when you were doin the test thanks for the video
     
  9. charames

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    I returned my privacy screen protector too. I couldn't get it to stay on. it came slightly warped and the cohesion was not enough to keep it attached at the edges. Plus, it was so thick it made the snap-on protective case hard to fit.
    I opted for the regular screen protectors on my 2nd attempt, and am much more pleased with them- even though this thread indicates I could get by without them.
     
  10. syntrix

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    Thank you eL777!!!! Love it!
     
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    why do people keep making these videos with every single device? There are only a few things that can scratch glass, and usually we dont have bags of diamonds, and sand in our pockets.
     
  13. WJ1023

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    Lol... thanks anyway
     
  14. dakoop

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    Makes me want to take off my screen protector.
     
  15. eL777

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    Thanks guys, glad its helped
     
  16. brettlewis

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    I would suggest going to best buy to get "Ghost Armor," I for one never buy anything at best buy becuase the ridiculous prices, but when they told me they would wrap my phone for $19 I had to do it. They have a professional installer that will put on the protective layer for you. It was actually cheaper at the store with the install then just to buy the armor online! It was installed flawlessly and and comes with a lifetime warranty, so if it ever peels or scratches they will put on a new one for you. This stuff is great!
     
  17. Graz

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    Wow you are the man. I sat there cringing even knowing it wasn't going to scratch. Protective film is off and I'm rolling with nothing. I will hold up to my offer. PM me your email used for Paypal and I'll send ya the $5.
     
  18. eL777

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    Nah, don't worry about it, I did this to show that this device is hard as hell to scratch and that protective films probably aren't necessary. I even read somewhere that someone claimed that motorola told them they recommend not using screen protectors on the droid. Don't know if that's true:thinking: but, I'm rolling with no protective film on my new droid. Again, glad I could help.
     
  19. Bogie

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    Thanks for the information! I still have the plastic that came with the Droid on the screen because I am so paranoid. The white markings rub off so I guess it is like a poor mans screen protector. :)

    This is my first smartphone so I am wondering if anyone knows how much pressure the glass can take before breaking? I am so worried I still barely touch it. The screens we have at work on our copiers have resistance type touch panels so I can really pound on those without any problems.
     
  20. MotoDroidHelpandInfo

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    WOW. You obviously don't no what you're talking about. I've owned and used a lot of touch screens and most of them scratch ridiculously easily. Motorola did a good job with this phone it's built like a Razr.
     
  21. Refractix

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    You might be thinking of this:

    https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/38345

    It says
    "Your phone has a capacitive touch screen which requires your skin to touch the screen. If you are using a screen protector your screen may not work as designed."
     
  22. darrinaltman

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    Thank you so much for posting this! Just peeled off the IS I had on mine. I hated the feel of it.
     
  23. GrandMasterB

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    Either your post is misdirected or you are confused ;)


    To the OP ,many thanks for posting the video! :D


    ( that is correct Graz, DO WORK SON!! :D )
     
  24. Graz

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    DO WORK SON!

    Sorry had to do that, been wanting to since you put that avatar up. Ok I'm done now.

    /thread jack
     
  25. headcase

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    Make this a sticky.
     

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