Just did a scratch test.
Also the end of the video shows how my screen is coming up from the bezel
Second video hopefully showing that there is infact no scratches on the phone.
I suppose I should put in the disclaimer that the phone is being returned to sprint because the screen has risen up from the bezel, and that is the only reason that I did the scratch test.
One last disclaimer. The point of this post is not to say hey you don't need a screen protector. I was just wanting to show how tough the Evo screen is. When I had my hero I never dropped it, never put it in a pocket with anything, and at the end had 2 hairline scratches on the screen.
So if ya think you need a screen protector get one. Don't not get one just because of this.
NOTHING IS SCRATCH PROOF!
- 06-11-2010, 02:12 AM #2
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It made me sit in the fetal position while watching it.
However, great to know that getting scratches on this thing is difficult/nearly impossible during daily use.
I'm just worried about the lens on the back.
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- 06-11-2010, 03:27 AM #12
Nice video; thanks!
I don't use a screen protector for this very reason; on the Mohs Hardness Scale, glass falls in between 6 or 7, while steel, nickel, copper, and even titanium are softer (lower on the scale).
Being an ordinal scale, glass scoring a 6 or 7 is at a minimum as hard as titanium, and at maximum, twice as hard. Of course, a softer object can still damage a harder object as a response to force when stress and strain force the atoms beyond elasticity and plasticity into fracture (as in a steel hammer impacting glass, or a nail being driven into the face of a cell phone).
Enough physics (it's been a long time since I took that in college!); it's good to know that the glass on the Evo is high-quality. Just don't put it into a pocket full of diamonds, topaz, or sapphires!
- 06-11-2010, 03:28 AM #13
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- 06-11-2010, 09:11 AM #15
Thanks for doing the test. It's good to know the glass will hold up to some abuse. What really concerns me, is your screen rising up. I have a feeling they'll all do this at some point because of the adhesive behind it not holding up.
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- 06-11-2010, 10:21 AM #18
Thanks for sharing that Roman!
I do have a question though: when I tried to get my Pre replaced through warranty (and I have TEP coverage), the repair center claimed that it looked damaged (it had several scratches and what they claimed looked like a crack).
Aren't you concerned that your local repair tech may also claim the same? Although, I must say, I cannot see any scratches on your video, so that may be a moot point in the end...
FTR, I simply drove downtown and have my Pre replaced on the spot, so it ended up being easier then I thought.
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- 06-11-2010, 10:46 AM #22
Thanks for the video. I agree that the glass is very durable. I however, have big ole greasy mitts and the reason I have a protector is only for the fingerprints. They are almost non existant for me now. Without it, I was wiping the screen after each swipe. It was getting to be too tedious. Now, I wipe maybe once a day (unless I get the oils from my face on the screen, but that is nothing that a good shower can't fix - lol )
- 06-11-2010, 10:46 AM #23
My saving point is always using a small circle of the screen protector material on the camera glass.