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Camera lens scratch
Hey guys, when I got my evo a few weeks ago I bought a hard case because it raised the phone off its back to protect the camera lens (because when the evo is resting on its back it rest of the camera lens) and I was wondering, is it even necessary? Is resting the phone on the camera actually hurt the lens at all? Thanks.
- 06-24-2010, 06:04 PM #2
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Phil said his was all scratched up. Mine seems to be ok, i try to keep it off rought/scratchy surfaces.
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- 06-24-2010, 06:17 PM #3
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- 06-24-2010, 06:26 PM #4
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I bought mine on launch day from rs and there were no screen protectors available other than oversize cut to fit. I bought a few of those to get me by. After trimming to fit the evo screen there was left over material and since i did not have a case for the phone yet I just cut out a dime sized piece and laid it over the lens. Not sure if it effects picture quality but the pics i've taken so far have come out well.
- 06-24-2010, 06:36 PM #5
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- 07-01-2010, 01:29 PM #12
i got the seidio innocase active from amazon and it fits a lot better than the innocase ii. it's a little bit more bulky but it doesn't bother me.
Amazon.com: Seidio Innocase Active Case for HTC EVO 4G - Limited Edition: Cell Phones & Service
- 07-01-2010, 01:48 PM #13
I still have the plastic cover the phone came with on mine. I don't really use my phone for pictures, but it hasn't affected me using the camera for scanning bar codes or QR codes. One thing I wish is that companies that make cases provide some type of flap or covering for the camera. Honestly, how hard or costly would it be to have a snap on or pull down flap to cover the camera?
- 07-01-2010, 03:55 PM #14
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- 07-10-2010, 08:51 AM #17
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you're right, the EVO does not really rest on the lens cover. If you place the phone on the corner of a table and shine a bright light under it while you look under the phone from the opposite side of the light, you will see that the shape of the back of the phone has a slight contour so that the phone seems to only very slightly touch the lower part of the ring around the lens cover, but not the lens cover itself. In any event, if there is some granular material on a surface where you rest your phone (accidentally of course), it might still cause a scratch....so I just ordered a Seidio innocase which looks like it will provide good protection. We'll see...
- 07-10-2010, 03:54 PM #18
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- 07-11-2010, 03:43 PM #20
I would also think that if you could cut a piece of the "hard" type of screen protector material like what the Seidio protectors are made of that they wouldn't affect picture quality. They don't have orange peel or anything like that.
- 09-20-2010, 07:33 PM #21
- 01-27-2011, 05:29 PM #22Banned
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Best solution to protect Evo camera lens
This is the best solutions I've found for preventing my camera lens from getting scratched and I've tried a few. It's called the Lens Protector and it eliminates the problem without the need for a case and is very inexpensive.... Problem solved and I get to "Go Naked" !
I bought it from Amazon.
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
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