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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by imronburgundy, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. imronburgundy

    imronburgundy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    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.



    UrsusVIIILXXXVII Android Enthusiast

    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.
  3. imronburgundy

    imronburgundy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    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.
  4. Wally World

    Wally World Android Expert

    It will scratch. It is very resistant, but not scratch proof. Keys, sand, any hard metal surface can mark it.
  5. B360155

    B360155 Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. MutantCheese

    MutantCheese Android Expert

    i run my dx completely naked. have been for a year now and my dx looks as good as new.
  7. ylexot

    ylexot Android Expert

  8. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja


    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.
  9. bouchigo

    bouchigo Android Expert

    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 :D
  10. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    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
  11. bouchigo

    bouchigo Android Expert

    Your phone must have been cold and wanted to keep warm; see what happens when you don't put a case on it.......lol
  12. imronburgundy

    imronburgundy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Haha wrap it, before you drop it
  13. Bigdog999

    Bigdog999 Newbie

    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.
  14. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Android Expert

    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.
  15. MutantCheese

    MutantCheese Android Expert

    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.
  16. wabmorgan

    wabmorgan Newbie

    :werd: This is WHY I would use a screen protector. :)
  17. iclickjohn

    iclickjohn Member

    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)
  18. jaiotu

    jaiotu Member

    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.

    UrsusVIIILXXXVII Android Enthusiast

    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.
  20. alprazolam

    alprazolam Android Expert

    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.
  21. draconius

    draconius Well-Known Member

    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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