Best thing for EVO lens scratches
The lens sticks out the back of the phone and is flush mount with the housing. Dumb idea from a brilliant phone. I ditched my bulky case because I love how slim the phone is. These guys are doing a buy one get one free in every box for this clever idea! I wish HTC would just include this with the phone...
Amazon.com: Cell Phone Camera Lens Protector (2 PER Box, Protects the Exposed Camera Lens From Scratches and Damage for the HTC Sprint Evo and Verizon Droid Incredible Without the Need for a Bulky Case). Easy Installation and Allows the Back Cover to
- 01-27-2011, 04:26 PM #2
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That's a neat way to handle it. One of the members here came up with their own solution using a blister pack from a pharmacy.
I originally purchased the hard case for my EVO to protect the lens when I set it down on my desk, but now I like it more for the grip. This looks to be a good option for those that like to go naked. . .
- 01-27-2011, 04:47 PM #3
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- 01-27-2011, 07:16 PM #7Resident Ringtone Maker
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Anything you put between optics and a subject distorts the image quality, etc.
This is no different. I don't worry about scratches on my phone, etc.
That be said, I think it would be cool if filters would be made for camera phones.
- 01-28-2011, 12:36 AM #8
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- 01-28-2011, 12:43 AM #9Resident Ringtone Maker
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My bad...but still a waste....So it protects something made of gorilla glass when you lay it down.....won't protect it when you have a key etc, in your pocket and it hits it....Just my 2 cents.
All three reviews are within 24 hrs of each other and that is their only reviews on amazon.
It looks like they just started selling this thing. Cheap enough I got one on order. They give you two... One for your SO? lol. It's tight enough, I think a case will fit around it, too. It's a pretty simple solution but a huge benefit. My lens already has scratches on it, hopefully this will stop it from getting more. Doesn't appear to effect optics at all!
- 01-28-2011, 10:58 AM #11
Lens scratching and gorilla glass
Just to clarify a misconception-
Gorilla Glass is Dow Cornings trade name for the glass used on the touchscreen of many phones. It's not cheap, so it serves no purpose for just covering a camera lens. Therefore, most lens, and lens covers (which also can be glass) are recessed on phones and cameras. The HTC EVO and the HTC Droid Incredible have a flaw in that the lens or lens cover is flush with the frame. Some people are fine with this, many are not, many have seen it scratch.
The Lens Protector seems to provide a solution to prevent scratches and/or stop future scratches. I have it, it works, I'm at peace.
- 02-17-2011, 05:36 PM #13
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HTC had two choices (1) Keep the EVO 's as flat as possible while using a 8mp camera. (2) Make it bulky without the lens sticking out of the back. I guess they choose to make the phones as flat as possible.
Ps. If anything should happen to the lens cover on the back - your insurance does cover that. Don't worry too much, Sprint replaces screens and phones 7 out of 10 times... and a reported 2 out of 100 times for the lens cover.