09-10-2013 08:30 AM
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  1. damnyankees's Avatar
    Picked up my Maxx last Thursday night (upgraded from Gnex). Between Thursday night and Saturday morning when I noticed a really obvious scratch on the screen, the phone was in my pocket or on a table/desk for probably 90% of the time. The rest of the time, it was sitting in my car cupholder or my wife was using it (in the car next to me). I now notice a handful of other more "hairline" scratches. Isn't this phone supposed to have Gorilla Glass? Anyone else experiencing this? I plan on going back to Verizon tonight and replacing the phone (because I love it otherwise), but I'm really taken aback by this scratching situation.
    09-03-2013 10:22 AM
  2. Cincybearcatfan's Avatar
    Picked up my Maxx last Thursday night (upgraded from Gnex). Between Thursday night and Saturday morning when I noticed a really obvious scratch on the screen, the phone was in my pocket or on a table/desk for probably 90% of the time. The rest of the time, it was sitting in my car cupholder or my wife was using it (in the car next to me). I now notice a handful of other more "hairline" scratches. Isn't this phone supposed to have Gorilla Glass? Anyone else experiencing this? I plan on going back to Verizon tonight and replacing the phone (because I love it otherwise), but I'm really taken aback by this scratching situation.

    No scratches at all. I'm going naked and keep it in my pocket most of the time.
    09-03-2013 10:30 AM
  3. raichur0xx0rz's Avatar
    Where are you located? Gorilla Glass is fairly strong against things like razors, but something like sand could scratch it up.
    09-03-2013 10:39 AM
  4. israelkendall's Avatar
    Going naked here for over a week with no scratches yet.

    Sent from my Droid Maxx via Tapatalk
    09-03-2013 11:11 AM
  5. Busted51's Avatar
    I'm nekkid too. no scratches .. I keep it in my pocket solo, but I try to pull out the lint before hand

    Posted via The Maxx
    09-03-2013 11:39 AM
  6. YAYTech's Avatar
    Was anything else in your pocket with it? It is very resistant to scratches, but not impervious. Putting it in a pocket with keys, etc, would be a bad choice.
    09-03-2013 12:25 PM
  7. Dreamliner330's Avatar
    Screen protector day 1, always.

    ...case day 1 for me, too.
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    09-03-2013 12:56 PM
  8. GoBigRed79's Avatar
    Screen protector day 1, always.

    ...case day 1 for me, too.
    This. If you don't want scratches, protect it. Gorilla Glass is scratch resistant, not scratch proof.
    Dreamliner330 likes this.
    09-03-2013 01:16 PM
  9. damnyankees's Avatar
    This. If you don't want scratches, protect it. Gorilla Glass is scratch resistant, not scratch proof.
    I understand, but glass shouldn't scratch in an empty pocket. I'm very careful with my phone and never put it in my pocket with anything else. One scratch is deep enough that you can feel it if you just rub your finger over it. The others are very very minor (especially in comparison). Anyways, thanks for the responses.
    09-03-2013 02:09 PM
  10. Zorro1's Avatar
    Sounds odd. Yes, it is G Glass, not sure 2 or 3, we've gotten both as answers. I kept my Razr naked in my pocket and it looks new.
    09-03-2013 02:33 PM
  11. damnyankees's Avatar
    Sounds odd. Yes, it is G Glass, not sure 2 or 3, we've gotten both as answers. I kept my Razr naked in my pocket and it looks new.
    Yeah, I'm really surprised. Especially after 1 day. I'm going back to Verizon tonight to see what I can do about it.
    09-03-2013 02:37 PM
  12. Payne78's Avatar
    That is odd. I've never had screen protectors on my Motorola phones, since the original droid. Only got very fine scratches on my Droid M. My Maxx is totally naked and will stay like that cuz it's so sexy that way.
    09-03-2013 05:27 PM
  13. travaz's Avatar
    Man first thing I buy is a zagg screen protector. Kind of expensive but worth it when it prevents damage
    09-03-2013 06:14 PM
  14. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    The glass isn't usually what scratches but rather the extra layer of chemical that does. Forgot what this layer does though.

    Sent from my Motorola Droid Maxx using Tapatalk 4
    09-03-2013 08:17 PM
  15. rnd0209's Avatar
    Yeah I have a couple of small and now one deep scratch on my new DM screen. However I am careless with my phones and I'm on vaca in myrtle beach right now and sand is everywhere around me. Lol. It is what it is!!

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-03-2013 08:27 PM
  16. doogald's Avatar
    There was a good discussion, with good technical details, about scratching even gorilla glass on this thread at Droid Life: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...es-screen.html
    09-03-2013 08:35 PM
  17. yenyob's Avatar
    I have the same issue. I was so careful (obviously not enough) and it always went into my empty pocket. I noticed what looked like a scratch in the middle of the screen and a definite scratch on the side of the screen where with a fingernail scrape you can feel the groove. First time I tried going naked with a phone, thinking the gorilla glass would be fine if I was really careful. Nope. So I put a screen protector on it and I'll deal with it. Love the phone though.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-04-2013 05:52 AM
  18. hodan's Avatar
    I understand, but glass shouldn't scratch in an empty pocket. I'm very careful with my phone and never put it in my pocket with anything else. One scratch is deep enough that you can feel it if you just rub your finger over it. The others are very very minor (especially in comparison). Anyways, thanks for the responses.
    Have kids?
    09-05-2013 09:39 AM
  19. yenyob's Avatar
    Yup. It's off limits though.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-06-2013 11:02 PM
  20. asbestos's Avatar
    Same issue with mine. Went to the VZW store and was basically told to buzz off and told I was an irresponsible owner.

    Called VZW and escalated it and was told the same thing.

    Love the phone, love the battery, hate the screen weakness.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-07-2013 08:13 PM
  21. FrogVomit's Avatar
    This is my fifth Android phone, and everyone of them has had a "screen scratches easily" thread here. I never use screen protectors, and keep my phone in my pants pocket (all by itself, always!) and have never had scratches on any of them. I had my gnex for 18 months with only super fine swirl marks that were barely visible.
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    09-08-2013 07:57 AM
  22. anthony2558's Avatar
    Yes! Your screen can get scratched.
    Yes! Your screen can get scratched.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
    09-08-2013 08:02 AM
  23. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    This is my fifth Android phone, and everyone of them has had a "screen scratches easily" thread here. I never use screen protectors, and keep my phone in my pants pocket (all by itself, always!) and have never had scratches on any of them. I had my gnex for 18 months with only super fine swirl marks that were barely visible.
    You've gotten lucky. I keep my pockets empty and the one time I tried doing this the screen scratched. I must have had pocket sand but no idea where that would have come from. I am new to screen protectors though as I used to use pocket pouches. I use a gel case now so a screen protector was necessary.

    Sent from my Droid Maxx using AC Forums.
    09-08-2013 11:10 AM
  24. perkdog65's Avatar
    Yeah I have got to say that if this is the new Gorilla Glass on the MAXX they need to go back to the old. I had my Bionic for over two years and never put a screen protector on it and always carried it in my pocket, sometimes with sand in it from cutting grass, and to this day it has not one scratch on it, not even a micro scratch. But today I have noticed on my DM there are two tiny scratches and I have been babying this thing since it's kind of new. Are we sure it really has Gorilla Glass?
    09-09-2013 10:48 AM
  25. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Yeah I have got to say that if this is the new Gorilla Glass on the MAXX they need to go back to the old. I had my Bionic for over two years and never put a screen protector on it and always carried it in my pocket, sometimes with sand in it from cutting grass, and to this day it has not one scratch on it, not even a micro scratch. But today I have noticed on my DM there are two tiny scratches and I have been babying this thing since it's kind of new. Are we sure it really has Gorilla Glass?
    Yes, the Droid Maxx and Ultra has Gorilla Glass.

    http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/p...rilla/motorola

    Sent from my Droid Maxx using AC Forums.
    09-09-2013 11:17 AM
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