03-19-2015 08:51 PM
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  1. MozzaJ's Avatar
    Hi

    I've had my note 4 for 6 days and the screen is already scratched in 2 places. The phone hasn't been dropped or placed in a pocket with coins or keys or anything else hard. It's been in an empty pocket or placed on tables or desks yet there are 2 definite scratches on it. I appreciate that something must have scratched it but under the above circumstances I can't think what. What are other peoples experience of the scratch resistiveness of the screen? I've had a note 2 for two years and the phone is still immaculate with no scratches on the screen at all. I would've hoped that the note 4 screen would've been even better than my note 2 but this doesn't seem to be the case or have I just been really unlucky? I'm getting the phone replaced by the network but wondered if the replacement is going to be the same. I haven't had to bother with a screen protector for my last 2 phones and I'd rather not get one for my note 4 as I think it spoils the feel of the screen. What are other people's experiences?

    Thanks

    John
    03-12-2015 05:33 PM
  2. philip42's Avatar
    Sorry to hear that mate. I have a screen protector on mine since day one and it seems to have done the trick. Think you should bite the bullet and do the same with your replacement. It's just not worth the worry. Also, be careful plugging your charger in. I have a few scratches around the socket on my phone. Also, bear in mind, it's just a phone and it won't remain perfect forever anyway. Look at this way, you're paying for the experience of the Note 4 really. Once it's functional, that's the main thing.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-12-2015 05:49 PM
  3. deparson's Avatar
    The N4 has the most advanced glass that was on the market when it launched. To scratch it would take a good deal of force or a very sharp object.

    I would look into events that might have taken place when the phone was not under your direct supervision- kids, spouse, co-workers, pets, etc.,
    03-12-2015 06:17 PM
  4. Wayne Sanders's Avatar
    It was only new one day.. As all things are.
    I personally won't do without a glass screen protector.. The second day I had this note3... I burned a pit mark in the glass screen protector, from a arc flash, I do heating, a/c, and electrical work. Won't ever roll without one, not after that... Lol
    03-12-2015 06:20 PM
  5. exdrinker's Avatar
    No case, no screen protector since November here. I even dropped it on tile from pocket height this week. No scratches at all. I was a little worried at first but now I don't worry at all. It has great scratch resistance in my opinion.
    03-12-2015 06:21 PM
  6. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Yeah, screen protectors are a must have nowadays. Sorry your phone was scratched.

    Note in my house!
    03-14-2015 05:49 PM
  7. clevin's Avatar
    Screen protector definitely. Smaller particles has better chance to scratch than large ones due to smaller surface area.

    @T-Mobile GN3
    03-14-2015 06:22 PM
  8. MozzaJ's Avatar
    I've ordered an LED wallet case for it so hopefully that will protect it. Still amazed it was scratched in the first place.

    Thanks for the feedback all.
    03-17-2015 10:39 AM
  9. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Cases and screen protectors are immediately mandatory on all my phones. Screen protection is mandatory on all my smartwatches. Sand, grit, and dirt happen.

    ♻from the n.3 controller🍶🍫
    03-17-2015 05:13 PM
  10. sstephen17's Avatar
    I've tried a screen protector (not glass) and did not like it. Got dirty way too easily and didn't feel smooth to the touch. I'm pretty careful with my phone and keep it in a case at all times. I clean it daily with a microfiber cloth. If you are at least moderately careful, I think it's pretty difficult to scratch the screen.
    03-17-2015 05:36 PM
  11. nemopsp's Avatar
    Wow you guys must take bad care of your phone. I've had the Note 4 for about 2 months now. I use just a normal case nothing special no screen protector, and I take it out of the case few times a week to clean the inside of the case an to clean the screen, no scratches. only thing that has a few scratches is the aluminum bezel but that is super vulnerable to scratches.

    The screen is Gorilla Glass 4, so it's not going to scratch unless you take something shape or really hard across the screen.
    So just keep it away from coins and keys when in pockets.

    I kept my iPhone 4S for 3 years and there only 2 major scratches on besides that it's in great condition besides showing of figure prints

    I don't like screen protectors or glass protectors, couple reasons they pain to lay down without bubbles. Secondly, over time the edges peel up and collect dirt, makes it look crappy. Lastly, I'd have to say after having it on over time it can make a halo effect if seen it happen to friends phones...

    Plus nothing is goin to stay perfect forever... just take care of it and you shouldn't have to much of a issue...

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
    03-17-2015 06:07 PM
  12. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Wow you guys must take bad care of your phone. I've had the Note 4 for about 2 months now. I use just a normal case nothing special no screen protector, and I take it out of the case few times a week to clean the inside of the case an to clean the screen, no scratches. only thing that has a few scratches is the aluminum bezel but that is super vulnerable to scratches.

    The screen is Gorilla Glass 4, so it's not going to scratch unless you take something shape or really hard across the screen.
    So just keep it away from coins and keys when in pockets.

    I kept my iPhone 4S for 3 years and there only 2 major scratches on besides that it's in great condition besides showing of figure prints

    I don't like screen protectors or glass protectors, couple reasons they pain to lay down without bubbles. Secondly, over time the edges peel up and collect dirt, makes it look crappy. Lastly, I'd have to say after having it on over time it can make a halo effect if seen it happen to friends phones...

    Plus nothing is goin to stay perfect forever... just take care of it and you shouldn't have to much of a issue...

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N910A using Tapatalk
    I've had pretty good luck keeping my devices pure with screen protectors and cases. I typically don't keep a device longer than a year but when I'm done with them they look the same as the day I got them. No scratches, no blemishes of any sort. It can easily be done with a little effort if it's important to you.

    ♻from the n.3 controller🍶🍫
    03-17-2015 08:23 PM
  13. MozzaJ's Avatar
    Hi nemopsp

    That was the point of starting this thread really. I'd owned a Note 2 for 2 years and it was completely scratch free. I'd owned a Note 4 for 6 days using it exactly the same way I'd used my Note 2 for a whole 2 years and I managed to get 2 distinct scratches on it. I did hear that the Note 4's screen is more resistant to breaking but less resistant to getting scratched. Not sure if this is true or not.
    03-18-2015 10:15 AM
  14. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Hi nemopsp

    That was the point of starting this thread really. I'd owned a Note 2 for 2 years and it was completely scratch free. I'd owned a Note 4 for 6 days using it exactly the same way I'd used my Note 2 for a whole 2 years and I managed to get 2 distinct scratches on it. I did hear that the Note 4's screen is more resistant to breaking but less resistant to getting scratched. Not sure if this is true or not.
    This is why I put on a screen protector and case because sometimes unforeseen and unexplainable things happen. And I know that a scratch on my screen would drive me crazy.

    Note in my house!
    03-18-2015 11:49 AM
  15. jschu22's Avatar
    There hasn't been a Gorilla Glass yet that won't scratch. Even the tiniest piece of sand that goes unnoticed while cleaning can make an ever so slight but noticeable mark on the screen. Maybe it got imbedded in your shirt or some other cloth that you wiped your phone with.

    I would even go so far as to suggest that some of you that supposedly have perfect screens, may have some fine scratches that might only be able to be seen in bright sunlight at just the right angle.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-18-2015 02:45 PM
  16. GearHead71's Avatar
    I have about 7 or 8 really small scratches starting at the bottom of the screen and running up vertically about 1/4 of the way up. It is from the stupid rivet/button thing on jeans on the small coin pocket. It drives me nuts that it can scratch the screen that easily. I think I'm going to have to get a screen protector but don't want to sacrifice s pen sensitivity. I will probably get a glass one.

    Anyone else have this problem?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-18-2015 04:50 PM
  17. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I have about 7 or 8 really small scratches starting at the bottom of the screen and running up vertically about 1/4 of the way up. It is from the stupid rivet/button thing on jeans on the small coin pocket. It drives me nuts that it can scratch the screen that easily. I think I'm going to have to get a screen protector but don't want to sacrifice s pen sensitivity. I will probably get a glass one.

    Anyone else have this problem?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I have glass protectors on my Note 4 and Note 3 and a regular Zagg IS on this Note 4 Edge and the S Pen sensitivity is not compromised on any of them at all.

    📐♻from the sliq side with the n.Edge✒🍫
    03-18-2015 07:16 PM
  18. GearHead71's Avatar
    I have glass protectors on my Note 4 and Note 3 and a regular Zagg IS on this Note 4 Edge and the S Pen sensitivity is not compromised on any of them at all.

    📐♻from the sliq side with the n.Edge✒🍫
    Which glass protector do you have on the note 4?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-18-2015 10:49 PM
  19. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Which glass protector do you have on the note 4?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I have the Zagg Glass on both my Note 4 and Note 3.

    ♻from the n.4✒🍫
    03-19-2015 07:29 AM
  20. jschu22's Avatar
    Do all the edges lay flat against the screen?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-19-2015 10:00 AM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    Hi

    I've had my note 4 for 6 days and the screen is already scratched in 2 places. The phone hasn't been dropped or placed in a pocket with coins or keys or anything else hard. It's been in an empty pocket or placed on tables or desks yet there are 2 definite scratches on it. I appreciate that something must have scratched it but under the above circumstances I can't think what. What are other peoples experience of the scratch resistiveness of the screen? I've had a note 2 for two years and the phone is still immaculate with no scratches on the screen at all. I would've hoped that the note 4 screen would've been even better than my note 2 but this doesn't seem to be the case or have I just been really unlucky? I'm getting the phone replaced by the network but wondered if the replacement is going to be the same. I haven't had to bother with a screen protector for my last 2 phones and I'd rather not get one for my note 4 as I think it spoils the feel of the screen. What are other people's experiences?

    Thanks

    John
    Were you around any sand?
    03-19-2015 03:50 PM
  22. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    You need a matte screen protector, just putting normal one on will attract your finger prints and dirt. I have had my Ghost Armour matte screen protector on my N4 since day one and not had any problems with dirt.
    03-19-2015 04:08 PM
  23. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Do all the edges lay flat against the screen?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Na, in the right light you can see a slight halo.

    ♻from the n.4 Prime✒🍫
    03-19-2015 04:26 PM
  24. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    Is it a definite scratch(es)? Have you tried to polish it out?
    03-19-2015 06:59 PM
  25. GregMargie's Avatar
    Sorry to hear this. I had my Note 4 naked for a couple months with no problems, no scratches/marks. I then put a Zagg Glass protector on as I got it for free. I never liked the plastic ones as they are grainy and what a waste to cover the gorgeous screen and with my note 2 it would show dimple marks because I use the Spen for everything!

    I love the Zagg Glass as it lets the Gorgeous Screen completely show through and yet it's very easy to clean and has no marks or scratches.
    03-19-2015 07:49 PM
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