11-19-2014 04:16 PM
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  1. ctenc001's Avatar
    I've owned a Note 2 since it originally released, and never used a case or screen protector.
    I've had the Turbo for about 2 weeks now, with no case or screen protector. The turbo already has deeper, more noticeable scratches on the screen than the Note 2 after over two years of use.. Is gorilla Glass 2 (note 2) really that much more scratch resistant than gorilla Glass 3 (turbo)?

    The turbo has never been dropped, scratches are only from pocket wear..

    Looks like i'll be purchasing a screen protector for the first time in years... This nearly ruins the phone for me.


    Anyone else finding this phone's screen way less durable than expected?


    ....and whats your favorite screen protector?
    11-14-2014 07:13 AM
  2. TurboFast's Avatar
    No screen protector on mine, always in my pocket with keys and change. Zero scratches so far.

    Did you take the factory plastic off the screen?

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    11-14-2014 07:19 AM
  3. ctenc001's Avatar
    No screen protector on mine, always in my pocket with keys and change. Zero scratches so far.

    Did you take the factory plastic off the screen?

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    Verizon took the plastic off when they activated the phone. I got one fairly deep (deep enough to catch when you run a fingernail across) 1/3 inch scratch in the middle of the screen
    and a dozen or more really light and tiny hairline scratches.

    ..Maybe my phone just used a bad batch of gorilla glass?
    11-14-2014 08:18 AM
  4. Danny1Bears3's Avatar
    The only things hard enough to scratch the screen are diamond, sand, and concrete...is it possible that tiny fragments of any of those existed in your pockets? Do you put the phone face down on tables?

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    11-14-2014 08:22 AM
  5. ctenc001's Avatar
    The only things hard enough to scratch the screen are diamond, sand, and concrete...is it possible that tiny fragments of any of those existed in your pockets? Do you put the phone face down on tables?

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    I guess anything is possible, but I live in a city without any construction around, and work a desk job, so not dirty or sandy conditions by any means. Pockets look and feel clean.
    I'm sure I've sat it facedown on tables before, but I don't make a habit of it. It's a rare occasion. Definitely no more than I did with the note 2.
    11-14-2014 08:37 AM
  6. doogald's Avatar
    All displays these days usually include an oleophobic coating that help make it easier to wipe off greasy fingerprints, so it's possible that the scratch you see is to a coating and not to the glass. (I honestly don't know if the Turbo display has such a coating.)

    I *always* put a Zagg-style protector on my phones, for a few reasons. First, it does prevent scratching, particularly as phones now don't have raised bezels and I often place mine face-down on a table. Second, it's almost always easier to clean. Third, if the glass does shatter, the screen protector helps keep the glass together, allowing it to be used as you arrange a replacement or a repair and preventing exposed glass shards that can cut your fingers. You get used to using a device with the screen protector when they always have one.
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    11-14-2014 09:51 AM
  7. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    Zagg has a great product +1
    11-14-2014 10:01 AM
  8. ckelly33's Avatar
    Zagg doesn't seem to have a screen protector out yet....?
    11-14-2014 12:12 PM
  9. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    Dang
    11-14-2014 12:37 PM
  10. doogald's Avatar
    Skinomi also makes those style protectors, and they are selling one.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OYX80W4...cUvbUpU4053529

    However, zagg usually has a version they call "case friendly", which is set in just a bit so a case won't start peeling it....
    11-14-2014 01:39 PM
  11. mvp4him3's Avatar
    I am waiting for zagg but till then nothing will be over my screen.

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    11-14-2014 02:00 PM
  12. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    How easily are these screens cracked? My phone was falling off my lap and I caught it against my leg. On the metal button on my jeans. They are blunt so I'm not worked about scratches. Just that it could dent the screen
    11-14-2014 06:37 PM
  13. MA2GA28's Avatar
    I've owned a Note 2 since it originally released, and never used a case or screen protector.
    I've had the Turbo for about 2 weeks now, with no case or screen protector. The turbo already has deeper, more noticeable scratches on the screen than the Note 2 after over two years of use.. Is gorilla Glass 2 (note 2) really that much more scratch resistant than gorilla Glass 3 (turbo)?

    The turbo has never been dropped, scratches are only from pocket wear..

    Looks like i'll be purchasing a screen protector for the first time in years... This nearly ruins the phone for me.


    Anyone else finding this phone's screen way less durable than expected?


    ....and whats your favorite screen protector?
    Sounds like you either got a bad screen or are being overly scrupulous of your new phone compared to your old phone. Have had mine for almost two weeks, and not a single scratch on it yet, completely naked in my pocket. Even dropped it on the floor of my car which not even a ding. If I were you, I'd exchange it.
    11-14-2014 07:33 PM
  14. tcdude's Avatar
    I actually started another post on this subject I also noticed some nicks on the screen. It goes away after I wipe it but it comes back a short time later, anyone know if that is actually a scratch or something else?

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    11-14-2014 07:45 PM
  15. Dhawk1202's Avatar
    I actually started another post on this subject I also noticed some nicks on the screen. It goes away after I wipe it but it comes back a short time later, anyone know if that is actually a scratch or something else?

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    Sounds like you have the Terminator turbo edition.

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    11-15-2014 08:04 AM
  16. robertopod1968's Avatar
    The only things hard enough to scratch the screen are diamond, sand, and concrete...is it possible that tiny fragments of any of those existed in your pockets? Do you put the phone face down on tables?

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    Calling B.S. on this one. I get scratches on all the phones I get, including this Turbo, if I don't put on a screen protector Like real scratches. I have several deep ones already. I think its because I wear jackets with zippered pockets. No diamonds, sand or concrete in my jacket pockets! Gorilla glass is not really very scratch resistant period.

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    11-15-2014 09:18 AM
  17. ajag23's Avatar
    I also noticed a scratch on my screen yesterday. About 2/3 inch. Not sure how it happened but you only notice it when the phone is off.
    11-15-2014 09:24 AM
  18. Snareman's Avatar
    Those youtube vids where people scratch their phone screens with keys, nails, etc just aren't real life. I babied the screen on my Maxx and its has a large scratch on it like someone wrote the word OK. I went right for the screen protector on my Turbo.
    11-15-2014 10:42 AM
  19. ctenc001's Avatar
    Sounds like you either got a bad screen or are being overly scrupulous of your new phone compared to your old phone. Have had mine for almost two weeks, and not a single scratch on it yet, completely naked in my pocket. Even dropped it on the floor of my car which not even a ding. If I were you, I'd exchange it.
    Unfortunately i'm outside of the 14 day window now. And I doubt there is any way to prove to Verizon that the screen is bad?
    11-16-2014 08:43 AM
  20. Codger1212's Avatar
    Since I had my Droid Maxx, I dont use screen protectors. I always make sure there are no keys in the pocket the phone is in. The maxx was fine for pretty much a year.
    11-16-2014 08:56 AM
  21. Danny1Bears3's Avatar
    I don't think its BS. A screen protector will pick up scratches because it has a low hardness rating. Gorilla glass 3 has a hardness of 6.8. Maximum hardness of objects on earth is 10 (diamonds). That leaves very few things that can scratch the glass.

    Now, there is a coating over the glass. I don't know what that hardness is, but its not 6.8. That can be scratched off or removed with a chemical (tutorials online).

    I had a droid x for 2 years in high school and I never used a screen protector. That phone was retired with a flawless screen....and that was Gorilla Glass 1!

    Look up the Moh's hardness scale if you have any interest!

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    11-16-2014 10:47 AM
  22. robertopod1968's Avatar
    I don't think its BS. A screen protector will pick up scratches because it has a low hardness rating. Gorilla glass 3 has a hardness of 6.8. Maximum hardness of objects on earth is 10 (diamonds). That leaves very few things that can scratch the glass.

    Now, there is a coating over the glass. I don't know what that hardness is, but its not 6.8. That can be scratched off or removed with a chemical (tutorials online).

    I had a droid x for 2 years in high school and I never used a screen protector. That phone was retired with a flawless screen....and that was Gorilla Glass 1!

    Look up the Moh's hardness scale if you have any interest!

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    OK. So the screen is hard to scratch. But the coating that is on the screen scratches. Then it really doesn't matter if the glass below isn't scratched. My screen has scratches and I've had no diamonds or sand around my phone. Might as well not use gorilla glass if the screen is going to scratch anyway.

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    11-16-2014 03:37 PM
  23. Danny1Bears3's Avatar
    OK. So the screen is hard to scratch. But the coating that is on the screen scratches. Then it really doesn't matter if the glass below isn't scratched. My screen has scratches and I've had no diamonds or sand around my phone. Might as well not use gorilla glass if the screen is going to scratch anyway.

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
    Its a marketing ploy. Would you rather buy a regular glass screen or a "gorilla glass" screen for the same price? The avg. consumer would buy the gorilla glass.

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    11-16-2014 03:55 PM
  24. Snareman's Avatar
    I've been pretty underwhelmed by the screens on these phones. Not sure if its the glass or the coating over it, but its not the super screen they make it out to be. Could you imagine doing this to your phone!?!? I'm nervous just to have it in the vicinity of my keys.

    11-16-2014 04:01 PM
  25. robertopod1968's Avatar
    So what we need is a gorilla glass coating. Since that's the surface of the phone screen and what is going to scratch.

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    11-16-2014 04:34 PM
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