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General Plastic Earbuds + Incredible + pocket = SCRATCHES on the screen!! Im pissed!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Crow, May 8, 2010.

  1. Crow

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    So much for a scratch resistant screen. The videos you see of "scratch tests" with keys and scissors are B.S. because they don't even put an ounce of presure on the screen. I have learned the hard way! :mad:

    So Ive been carrying around my Inc. naked while I waited for a screen protector I ordered on ebay. I use my Inc. as my primary MP3 player and always carry around earbuds with me. Well one day walking to work I put the earbuds (which are made of PLASTIC and the head phone jack is nice and smooth metal with no sharp edges) and Inc in the same some what loose pants pocket (not jeans). When I arrived at work THIS IS WHAT I HAD IN STORE FOR ME!!!!!

    scratch.jpg picture by mpayrin - Photobucket

    Yes my friends SCUFF marks and SCRATCHES on my screen! At first I thought this MUST be just some kind of residue and that I could wipe it off until I stared to run my finger nail over them and felt the slight grip of tiny scratches.

    I mean this is really shocking to me because at NO time did I feel that there was any slightest rubbing of the phone when in my pocket.

    IM PISSED!!!!! :mad:
     

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  2. WizeGuyDezignz

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    Proof positive that the Incredible does NOT have Gorilla Glass. I've been pocketing my Cowon MP3 players (with Corning Gorilla Glass) with headphones, keys, etc. for years and haven't had any scratches whatsoever.
     
  3. TheSultan

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    i can understand that you'd be frustrated, but, even with scratch resistant screens..you'd trust that??

    If mine goes in my pocket, the only other thing I allow in my pocket is my HAND.
     
  4. Zozz

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    False, it does have a gorilla glass. My Droid got a nasty scratch, guess that one didnt come with gorilla glass. Contact HTC and they will say that it does have gorilla glass.
     
  5. howarmat

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    yep same here
     
  6. WizeGuyDezignz

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    I don't believe HTC, sorry. And if it does have Gorilla Glass, it must be lower quality and not made by Corning (if that's possible). Because I can assure you that I've never had even a micro scratch on my Cowon's with heavy use over the past few years.

    I've already seen way too many threads with scratched screens to believe that it's the Gorilla Glass that I'm used to. Just my opinion.
     
  7. Zozz

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    I guess my Droid had some low quality glass. Oh look, I can pull out an anecdote too.
     
  8. BetterMost

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    Try a small dab of clear coat safe car wax on a clean cloth and rub gently see what happens..
     
  9. jasonb1985

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    plastic doesn't scratch glass.....
     
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  10. ctxx24

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    Sux man..
     
  11. Scratch Resistant & Scratch Proof are two completely different things. I learned this from personal experience and in marketing classes.

    Resistant means that that probably wont scratch under most circumstances... most is a loosely defined term that is determined by the manufacturer...

    Proof means that the product wont be ruined........

    I'm not trying to piss of the OP. I'd be mad also... Just wanted to put the difference between proof & resistant out there...
     
  12. WizeGuyDezignz

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    Mskgreenel, I work in marketing and you are correct. ;)
     
  13. Are you hiring? :D... My job hunt is going terribly.... :mad:
     
  14. WizeGuyDezignz

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    If you are willing to move to San Diego, I can see what I can do. ;)

    Honestly we just filled a couple of positions but nothing is open at the moment. Good luck and keep me updated! :D
     
  15. Cali is next on my list.... I'm giving Atlanta a year :)
     
  16. WizeGuyDezignz

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    Well, I'll be here... :D
     
  17. Bushflyr

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    Are you sure that the screen is actually scratched and it's not that the plastic rubbed off on the screen?

    But, as others have said, my left front pocket is for my phone and NOTHING ELSE. I have a 3 year old KRZR that still looks brand new, maybe 2 micro scratches, and it's just plastic.

    And, FWIW, good habits are really easy to get into. Phone always goes into my pocket screen in, button down. That way it comes out ready to use. Right front pocket is for wallet, knife, and spare ammo. Easy and always the same.
     
  18. kicksave41

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    Try one of those Magic Erasers. It is like a sponge.
     
  19. dt_

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    Can someone comment on VOLUME of the headphones when plugged in? I heard they are a bit too loud even at their lowest setting? This worries me a bit as I just got some nice in-ear noise isolating headphones for which I have to turn down the volume on my iPod to use.. :/
     
  20. rgr555

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    lol be mad at yourself what do you think would happen
     
  21. MrGoodCat

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    110% correct! its called material science guys...check it out. you obviously had something else in your pocket that would scratch the glass. i take any complaint i read online about anything with a grain of salt. you never know if some person is just trying to start a rumor. plastic can't scratch glass, seriously, go rub your headphones on a window or mirror, see what happens.

    now keys on the other hand, were those floating around unnoticed in that pocket?
     
  22. elborak

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    Did everyone miss the part where he admits that the headphone jack is obviously metal? Despite his dismissing this as the jack is "smooth", I think we have our culprit.
     
  23. ShortBusHEMI

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    i had my phone in my pocket today with my keys (by accident.. it NEVER goes in the same pocket with keys) and i pulled it out expecting the worst.. and thank god not a blemish on it. still just as beautiful and sexy as the day i got it.
     
  24. TrumpetMan

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    Same here. I never go anywhere without a screen protector because I just can't deal with scratches.

    I do feel his pain though, that really sucks.
     
  25. jeffdlb

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    This is why I have obtained a screen protector for the Incredible's cousin (Evo) in advance.
     

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