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    Don't mean to bash sammy but if I am paying $800-900+ on a phone, I expect good quality. Maybe offer a Sapphire glass option like HTC?? I think they are using easy-to-scratch Gorilla Glass 5 like the Note 7... Come on, even the Galaxy S4, S5 and Note 3 front screen wouldn't scratch like that. I was considering the black color, but now might stay away. Not impressed by the new versions of Gorilla Glass. Any input on this?
    03-17-2017 08:41 PM
  2. Axidrain's Avatar
    The phone was probably passed around a lot. Can't really compare it to normal use. Apples and oranges. If I tossed my s7e around without a case everyday, it's gonna get effed up
    jimd1050 likes this.
    03-17-2017 08:43 PM
  3. Morty2264's Avatar
    Oh no! So sorry this happened!
    03-17-2017 08:45 PM
  4. jhimmel's Avatar
    The Note 7 was no easier to scratch than any other phone.

    That whole story turned out to be false.

    http://www.androidauthority.com/sams...update-721121/

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=733332
    KupKrazy likes this.
    03-17-2017 08:56 PM
  5. wolfedude88's Avatar
    They clearly have said these are dummy phones, not even working models. I'm pretty sure they didn't handled these with care.
    Viscomi4444 likes this.
    03-17-2017 09:54 PM
  6. jeffhuypham's Avatar
    They clearly have said these are dummy phones, not even working models. I'm pretty sure they didn't handled these with care.
    I'm sure these were the real ones, undergoing tests. Samsung is spending much more time testing to be sure it's safe. Factory workers are taking these leaked photos to show off to their friends.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    03-18-2017 11:51 AM
  7. jimd1050's Avatar
    I'm sure these were the real ones, undergoing tests. Samsung is spending much more time testing to be sure it's safe. Factory workers are taking these leaked photos to show off to their friends.
    Even so Jeff, first thing I do before I leave the AT&T store is put my case on and a tempered glass screen protector - every phone I've had since my first Note 4 I think! Cheap insurance...
    03-18-2017 02:36 PM
  8. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Right. 90 percent are putting cases on their phones, as they should
    03-18-2017 05:14 PM
  9. deadp1xel's Avatar
    I don't use a case on my s7 edge. Looks fine. There are some discolorstions or minor scratches but nothing serious.
    03-18-2017 10:25 PM
  10. omgitselaine's Avatar
    Right. 90 percent are putting cases on their phones, as they should
    I'm part of the foolish 10% camp of not using a case and going ......... uummmmm naked
    03-18-2017 10:30 PM
  11. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    Sorry. But, the original post title looks like a story BGR would write.
    I wouldn't worry about the new S8 being any more damage prone than previous phones. Also, just because a phone costs phone, it doesn't mean it should be more durable. People need to realize that they are $800-1000 devices and treat them as such. Accidents do happen, which is what insurance is for), but are far less likely to happen if you are more careful.
    03-19-2017 08:12 AM
  12. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Guys.

    Glass is not scratch-proof.

    My Moto Z uses GG4 and it already has a couple of fine-scratches.

    It's glass. It WILL scratch under day-to-day use, especially when it collects all sorts of whatever and you lay it flat on a table.

    Gorilla Glass does not mess much with the hardness of glass. Rather, Gorilla Glass is more focused on impact protection, not scratch-protection. Glass is already a Level 5-6 on Mohs Scale of Hardness.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    03-19-2017 11:22 AM
  13. Aquila's Avatar
    Guys.

    Glass is not scratch-proof.

    My Moto Z uses GG4 and it already has a couple of fine-scratches.

    It's glass. It WILL scratch under day-to-day use, especially when it collects all sorts of whatever and you lay it flat on a table.

    Gorilla Glass does not mess much with the hardness of glass. Rather, Gorilla Glass is more focused on impact protection, not scratch-protection. Glass is already a Level 5-6 on Mohs Scale of Hardness.
    ^^ this.

    Also, this is why I am not really interested in glass phones.
    03-19-2017 11:32 AM
  14. xocomaox's Avatar
    Do you realise how much sapphire crystal costs to make?
    03-19-2017 12:13 PM
  15. edubb256's Avatar

    Don't mean to bash sammy but if I am paying $800-900+ on a phone, I expect good quality. Maybe offer a Sapphire glass option like HTC?? I think they are using easy-to-scratch Gorilla Glass 5 like the Note 7... Come on, even the Galaxy S4, S5 and Note 3 front screen wouldn't scratch like that. I was considering the black color, but now might stay away. Not impressed by the new versions of Gorilla Glass. Any input on this?
    I think sapphire is a bad choice because (among other things) it cracks more easily than the recent Gorilla Glass. In general, the harder the material, the more scratch resistant, but it cracks more easily. For example, plastic scratches easily, but is difficult to crack. Sapphire is scratch resistant, but cracks more easily. The recent Gorilla Glass provide a good balance of both, scratch resistance and resistance to cracking in a fall. I don't know why you think GG5 on Note 7 was easy to scratch.
    03-19-2017 06:03 PM
  16. Morty2264's Avatar
    Guys.

    Glass is not scratch-proof.

    My Moto Z uses GG4 and it already has a couple of fine-scratches.

    It's glass. It WILL scratch under day-to-day use, especially when it collects all sorts of whatever and you lay it flat on a table.

    Gorilla Glass does not mess much with the hardness of glass. Rather, Gorilla Glass is more focused on impact protection, not scratch-protection. Glass is already a Level 5-6 on Mohs Scale of Hardness.
    Agreed. Glass phones are bound to scratch under general wear and tear. I'm sure my Honor 8 has scratches on its surface that I can't even see (it's white). It comes with the territory with glass phones, IMO. They're gorgeous but that comes with a price.
    03-19-2017 06:27 PM
  17. D_Blumen's Avatar
    scratches build character....
    ol_jackburton likes this.
    03-19-2017 06:38 PM
  18. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    03-19-2017 08:10 PM
  19. MEMTigGriz1's Avatar
    Scratches are a sign that it is well loved.
    omgitselaine likes this.
    03-21-2017 10:16 AM
  20. gearty14's Avatar
    If you really care about scratches just get a case, im not worried about how easily scratched the back may be
    03-21-2017 11:17 AM
  21. Usman3214's Avatar
    Leaked images = Phones not handled correctly.
    Who wants to be seen 'leaking' the phones appearance? So since its not passed around nicely, it got the scratch.

    Oh and a cover just after buying it would save you, best way to keep the phone safe.
    03-21-2017 11:53 AM

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