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

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

  1. TrumpetMan

    TrumpetMan Android Enthusiast

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    INTREPID-NY Android Enthusiast

    Sorry to hear. But when I got my phone, the shipping screen plastic came off and a screen protector went on. The bare screen is virgin and has never been touched by human hands.
  3. ORDarksideD

    ORDarksideD Newbie

    You have to learn to love the scratches and imperfections, they add character.
  4. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Android Expert

    When the Verizon Holster windshield mount came out, several people talked about a major design flaw because the screen faced out when using it as a holster. Today I attended a Cystic Fibrosis walk and brought my ear-buds along to listen to Pandora on the walk. The holster was perfect holding the Incredible inside my pocket with the clip clipped to the top of my front pants pocket which kept the cord from going inside with the phone screen. Nobody said you have to wear the holster outside of your clothing to be useful.
  5. I had my un-protected phone in an empty pocket of my jeans and it got scratched. Luckily for me, the phone was being exchanged for another one b/c it had some issues. I didnt want to use a screen protector, but now I know its definitely necessary.
  6. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Android Expert

    The Holster holds the Incredible so the top is barely poking out of the pocket so the cord can hang outside. I also have a screen protector on mine. Glad you were able to exchange it.
  7. Foolish Mortal

    Foolish Mortal Well-Known Member

    That's some mighty powerful ear wax you've got there!
  8. nnatic

    nnatic Newbie

    this is why laugh at those that decided to go without screen protectors and their gorilla glass argument... I guess that decision will not be made a second time.
  9. DonDraper

    DonDraper Well-Known Member

    Have no sympathy for the OP who should have known better. Not knowing what your pocket looks like, how much you weigh, etc - It's a bad idea either way you look at it. I wouldn't do it WITH a screen protector as you never know when you are going to press something against the screen so hard that it does some other damage....
  10. jonhapimp

    jonhapimp Android Enthusiast

    Your pants weren't completely empty then, maybe you can wash you pants with the pockets out because i'm pretty sure if you walk out side get a little dirt in your hand and rub it against your screen, it would possible scratch, and seeing how dirt is everywhere, i would be hard pressed to believe you had dirt or small rocks in your pocket
  11. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest


    These claims of it being scratched by plastic earbuds or being scratched in "empty" pockets are ridiculous.

    The screen is glass. There are varying levels of hardness when it comes to glass, but it's a pretty hard substance and it requires something hard in order to scratch it. That's not plastic or your pocket lining.

    Actually, now that I've looked at the original picture in this thread, I wouldn't be surprised if that was some material that had rubbed off on the screen and would come off with some buffing compound. The material may feel "ridged" but may not actually be scratching the screen.

    The reality is that, in order to scratch glass, you need a material that is harder than the glass. Some types of metal and some types of minerals will do that - but plastic headphones and pocket linings will not. Glass is not all that easy to scratch.

    All of this nonsense is simply spreading FUD about the screens. If you scratched your screen, it's because it got rubbed against something pretty hard, not because you were carrying it along in a protected environment and something soft got pressed up against it.
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  12. rockstar323

    rockstar323 Well-Known Member

    I have kept mine in my pocket with my keys, and lighter since the day i got it with no screen protector. I have yet to get a scratch on it. I took my keys out and tried to scratch the screen and it didnt leave a mark. The op must have had sand in his pocket.
  13. Reprobate

    Reprobate Newbie

    Yep. OP's fault.
  14. MrTissues

    MrTissues Well-Known Member

    You bumped this ancient thread to say that?
  15. ShiftLft

    ShiftLft Member

    As crazy as it sounds, I had almost the same situation happen. Before going to the gym, no scratches. I must have put my iPod headphones in my pocket with my phone, got the gym, 4 really small scratches. They are hard to see a lot of the times but in some light they stand out and can be felt with your fingernail.

    I was surprised to see this happen.
  16. When my dinc was declared faulty by verizon and they said that they were going to send me out a new one, one of the first things i did was take off the screen protector and try to scratch the screen

    I took my sharpest key and pressed hard down and rubbed on it for 5 minutes, i then took a safety pin and did the same thing dropped about $5 of change on it and then took a serrated kitchen knife and did everything i could to scratch it. At first I was excited that I could bring some proof to this forum but after I whiped the screen down it was still like new. No scratches. After doing some research I found out that even though those sharp objects seem like they would scratch glass they wont scratch the incredible.
    Yes they are sharp but that doesnt matter its the hardness factor we are looking for. Metal is softer than glass so those scratch test videos are just bs to impress you.
    My guess is you had something in your pocket like sand or dirt which has a hardness factor higher than the incred glass and that your headphones werent the cause of the scratch.
  17. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)

    I have my phone in my pocket with no screen protector, and have a keyring with several keys on it (car, house, etc.) and still no scratches. :)
  18. mrspeedmaster

    mrspeedmaster Android Expert

    I got a scratch the 2nd day I had mind. Next day, I put on a screen protector. Having it in your pockets with keys/usb sticks, you will get scratches.
  19. Reprobate

    Reprobate Newbie

    Yeah that was lame of me. Apologies to the OP and the forum.
  20. Legobricke

    Legobricke Well-Known Member

    and you didnt apply a screen protector why?

  21. ttamnedlog

    ttamnedlog Android Enthusiast

    Still scratch free and naked since day one. As somebody else mentioned, you may get scratches from sand or other things with hardness factors greater than glass. But you all aren't getting scratches from keys and coins and such.
  22. palomosan

    palomosan Member

    That's why you should invest in a screen protector as soon as you get a smartphone.

    Besides no keys or anything metal in the same pocket as my Dinc, rules for life.
  23. dB Zac

    dB Zac Android Enthusiast

    I called HTC the day I got the phone and asked if the screen was scratch resistant, the woman on the phone had to ask her supervisor. "No, it is run of the mill glass" "we recommend a screen protector", so I run one and have no scratches
  24. TrumpetMan

    TrumpetMan Android Enthusiast

    I still don't understand why folks don't protect their screen than complain when it gets scratched. As soon as I got my phone I put on a screen protector and now have a Seidio case and holster for added protection. I can put my phone anywhere without worry of it getting scratched which makes me breath easier. I'd hate to have to live with a phone for two years that's scratched up because I didn't protect it.

    Just my $.02
  25. Ecks

    Ecks Well-Known Member

    You probably had a pocket full of diamonds. This is always the case, right? :)

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