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    Unhappy I already got scratches on my screen!!

    I've had my OG EVO for 2 years and my EVO LTE for 5 months (without using any screen protectors or flip cover cases) and I never had any scratches on the screen with any of them. I always keep my phone by itself in my right front pant pockets, while my keys, coins, and other things go in the other pockets.

    Now with my Note II, which I've only had for 3 days now, already has several scratches in the middle of the screen!! And they all happened today. Here's a pic of it now...



    After doing some investigating, I realized the scratches were being caused by these metal button looking things around my jean pockets. The screen rubs against them when I pull out the phone.


    I can see why these jeans (which I've had for years now) would scratch this phone and not my other phones because the Note II is a tighter fit in the pockets, and so when I pull it out, the screen rubs against them pretty hard.

    It's killing me now because I notice the scratches every single time I look at the screen (on or off). It's less obvious when the screen is on, but it's still noticeable since it's right in the middle of the screen. *sigh*

    Anyways, just thought I'd warn you guys who don't use any screen protections and have similar pockets.

    Time for me to buy a flip cover case before my jeans do any more damage...
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    I wonder if u place a protector on if it will cover the scratches

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    Default I already got scratches on my screen!!

    The screen looks matte to me. Is there a protector on it? Those buttons wouldn't cause that damage
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    Sorry to see that, had the same thing happen on my iPhone 4S early on, learned to palm the screen and slide it in my pocket screen out. I don't know how, but like you, those are the only thing that could have caused the scratches on my phone too.
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    A invisibleshield will cover that up and you want notice it, that's what I did when I scratched my rezound.

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    Sorry to hear thay mate.... maybe with a matte screen protector it will cover it up.... if ur like me even with a screen guard on it won't do much cause you'll know the scratch is there....

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    I'm guessing since you had a EVO, you would be on Sprint. Does Sprint not allow you to exchange your phone within 14 days and pay a restocking fee? Not a totally honest thing to do but maybe ask for another color and add a screen protector or flip case to go with it.
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    Default Re: I already got scratches on my screen!!

    Quote Originally Posted by desisangel View Post
    I'm guessing since you had a EVO, you would be on Sprint. Does Sprint not allow you to exchange your phone within 14 days and pay a restocking fee? Not a totally honest thing to do but maybe ask for another color and add a screen protector or flip case to go with it.
    I actually thought about it , but like you said, it's not a really honest thing to do. But I am hoping to encounter some hardware/software defects that cannot be fixed with a hard reset.

    I don't really like using screen protectors because they're more prone to scratches and smudges than the glass itself, but maybe I need all those extra scratches and smudges so the scratches on the glass won't stand out as much.
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    Tough situation, thanks for the warning. I had to preorder my Note II, don't expect it for another week, but I already have the screen protectors and a cover. If I'm going to be stuck with a phone for the better part of 2 years, I do everything possible to protect it. The screen protectors DO scratch easier, but are far easier/cheaper to replace. Best of luck!
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    Hmm, guess I should think about a screen protector. Thanks for the warning.

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    I put my phone in the same way, OP. I used to have it other way around, but then that would scratch the giant camera tumor on this thing

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    That does suck man....just picked up a nice case from amazon for a few bucks. I'm going to go to the mall and have a screen protector put on for me, I could do it myself but I want a pro to take care of my baby. Still have 6 more days.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steverl22 View Post
    I'm going to go to the mall and have a screen protector put on for me, I could do it myself but I want a pro to take care of my baby.
    I am absolutely terrible at putting those on and would pay someone to do a "pro" job. What store do you take it to? A provider store? Cuz mine will be the unlocked N7100.
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    First off, use your left pocket without the little change pocket with the rivets on it. An idea anyway.

    Second, a screen protector will likely cover that right up.

    I suck at putting on screen protectors too so I just know that going in and get a whole pack. I got six and got lucky on the second try in getting it located right without dust under it, so just get a pack of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBurn View Post
    First off, use your left pocket without the little change pocket with the rivets on it. An idea anyway.
    Yeah, I tried using my left pocket today and I accidentally put my keys in there also. I'm sure I'll eventually get used to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaymars View Post
    I am absolutely terrible at putting those on and would pay someone to do a "pro" job. What store do you take it to? A provider store? Cuz mine will be the unlocked N7100.
    http://www.zagg.com/sellzagg/retail_locations/index.php

    I'm going to perimeter mall outside of Atlanta GA....they've done a great job on my iPhone in the past.

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    On another forum I'm on, most of us went with SGP screen protectors. This is the first time I ever put one on correctly in the first try.

    The trick is to place the protector on the screen to see where it should line up. Once you've gotten a visual you'll know where to start one you begin to install.

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    I just put on the ArmorShield full body protection. Basically screen protector for the front, back cover, and 4 small strips with cutouts that go all around the side. Took me a few tries to get the screen protector lined up right...they send you a spray that lubes it and makes it easy to move, and helps get any dust etc out. Was my error's not the product that took me some tries to get it lined up right. Per reviews (various places), any blemishes disappear after 24 hours or so, but its already looking good. I still plan on getting a TPU case (waiting for delivery) but this protects everything from casual scratches.

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    I do have a question, I am currently waiting for my ATT version that comes out on Friday. I am wanting to put a screen protector on it, but I am curious as if I would have any conflicts with the S-Pen and the pressure sensitive features? If any of you have a screen protector on yours can you let me know how its working for you thanks ahead of time.
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    I picked up the Samsung screen protector from Sprint and it's working great so far. I usually hate screen protectors but I used the matte finish one and don't seem too bothered by what it does to the screen.

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    I had no problem with the pen and a screen protector.
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    I'm currently using SPG Ultra Crystal screen protector and my S-Pen glides across it effortlessly. The screen protector Sprint put on it often caused skipping during writing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lingo622 View Post
    I picked up the Samsung screen protector from Sprint and it's working great so far. I usually hate screen protectors but I used the matte finish one and don't seem too bothered by what it does to the screen.

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    Thank you for that. I am looking for the invisishield brand which are really heavy duty

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    Now you scared me cuz I have been using mine for a week without any screen protector. I thought gorilla glass 2 was supposed to be stronger and better.
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    I got a small one in my s3 within nwo weeks.

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