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  1. chrisforpm's Avatar
    "whole bunch of scratches in a week?" "not impressed how easy the screen scratches?" LOL

    Sounds like an Apple Troll to me, clearly from the video evidence I've seen on YouTube and my own experience the Gorilla Glass 4 screen on the Note 5 is nearly impervious to scratches from normal wear and tear. Some of the videos posted go way beyond normal wear and tear using, knives, keys, nails, hammers, etc. and nary a scratch.

    Roll on back to your Apple friends and spare us the BS.
    Sadly I'm not kidding and I am not trolling. I do love the device and will mostly likely keep it. All I am saying is that I have a lot of scratches, I'm not blaming samsung but there has been noted instances of the clear view cases causing issues with the S6. I love the device just not happy with the scratches. Can I prove the case did it? No I can't and maybe it's not but just my stated observations.
    02-07-2016 06:23 PM
  2. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    Small risk indeed regardless of the weight of the hammer. Those types of hazards are well beyond any that any of my phones have ever seen in the 6 years I've owned smart phones.

    The most important thing to me is the quality of my enjoyment of the device versus the probability of a hazard causing any damage. Given the strength and scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass 4 I feel incredibly safe in going without screen protection, save for a good case that wraps around the front of the device. The Tech21 does just that.

    The clarity and smoothness of the Gorilla Glass 4 is gorgeous. I am betting that I will never break or scratch a screen. I do understand the compulsion to want to protect one's investment but in this case I think it's like putting a bullet proof vest on the Terminator.
    Wondering how Gorilla Glass 4 handles fingerprints & smudges?
    02-07-2016 07:06 PM
  3. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    Actually, I'm reconsidering. I'm starting to think that there is no screen protector that can protect Gorilla Glass 4. If you can drop a hammer on it from 6 feet up without any damage to the screen, I don't think a screen protector will add anything. A diamond might scratch it, but unless you work with unmounted stones the diamond would never touch the screen. The point of a knife pressed and dragged against it didn't scratch it. So it seems to me that it would be far easier to damage the phone by shock or moisture, and neither would damage the screen in the least. Well done Samsung! I didn't think that I would ever say this, but I'm going naked!
    I watched the videos and was very impressed but one thing stands out as being the reason I will likely still use a tempered glass screen protector is the fact that IF the glass should break like from a fall G4 glass shattered while G3 glass just broke in half.

    All the techniques used to test with gave impressive results but in my eyes a fall lands a phone in any number of various positions including a sharp jar to its corners which is entirely different than testing directly on a phone sitting on a flat surface. Should my glass break I don't like the dangers of it shattering all over the place. I think at least a tempered glass screen protector would help keep shattering to a minimum because the screen glass shards would stick to the protector.

    I would love to see real life testing things like dropping phones from various heights and on different surfaces. Your phone hitting the concrete street is gonna take a harder hit than your phone hitting your kitchen floor kinda thing.
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    02-07-2016 07:43 PM
  4. robonik's Avatar
    I watched the videos and was very impressed but one thing stands out as being the reason I will likely still use a tempered glass screen protector is the fact that IF the glass should break like from a fall G4 glass shattered while G3 glass just broke in half.

    All the techniques used to test with gave impressive results but in my eyes a fall lands a phone in any number of various positions including a sharp jar to its corners which is entirely different than testing directly on a phone sitting on a flat surface. Should my glass break I don't like the dangers of it shattering all over the place. I think at least a tempered glass screen protector would help keep shattering to a minimum because the screen glass shards would stick to the protector.

    I would love to see real life testing things like dropping phones from various heights and on different surfaces. Your phone hitting the concrete street is gonna take a harder hit than your phone hitting your kitchen floor kinda thing.
    Perhaps this video will explain why I have so much confidence in the Gorilla Glass 4 solution. Corning has actually done "real life testing" in their drop tests and revised the formulation to protect the screen.

    For me, maybe not for you, but for me I would much rather experience the full enjoyment of my display without the extra weight and filters between my eyes and the display. I love an unhindered view and given the strength of Gorilla Glass 4 (plus my own experience with the earlier generations of Gorilla Glass) the benefits of a clean uncovered screen far outweigh the potential risk. But that's for me, if I am wrong and break a screen I am ready with a Galaxy S5 in my drawer, and I would be willing to pay the piper for repairs if I am wrong and do break a screen.

    For those unwilling or unable to risk breakage, by all means, protect your investment. It is my personal opinion that putting protection on the Note 5 display is like putting a bullet proof vest on Terminator IF and only if you have a good case that wraps around the front of the display.

    I use a Tech 21 Tactical case and for me that's all I want or need.

    Anyway Shaggy Kids, this video is for you:
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    02-08-2016 12:25 AM
  5. robonik's Avatar
    The D3O compound found in Tech21 cases help to protect the screen from shock waves. Obviously if an object hits the glass and not the case then the glass is on its own. But for any impact on the case the phone will be very well protected.

    I have dropped my phone on concrete from 5 feet with no ill effects. YMMV.





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    02-08-2016 01:27 AM
  6. PDX97229's Avatar
    I watched the videos and was very impressed but one thing stands out as being the reason I will likely still use a tempered glass screen protector is the fact that IF the glass should break like from a fall G4 glass shattered while G3 glass just broke in half.

    All the techniques used to test with gave impressive results but in my eyes a fall lands a phone in any number of various positions including a sharp jar to its corners which is entirely different than testing directly on a phone sitting on a flat surface. Should my glass break I don't like the dangers of it shattering all over the place. I think at least a tempered glass screen protector would help keep shattering to a minimum because the screen glass shards would stick to the protector.

    I would love to see real life testing things like dropping phones from various heights and on different surfaces. Your phone hitting the concrete street is gonna take a harder hit than your phone hitting your kitchen floor kinda thing.
    02-08-2016 02:33 PM
  7. PDX97229's Avatar
    I watched the videos and was very impressed but one thing stands out as being the reason I will likely still use a tempered glass screen protector is the fact that IF the glass should break like from a fall G4 glass shattered while G3 glass just broke in half.
    Good Point!
    02-08-2016 02:36 PM
  8. Chezsu's Avatar
    Orzly make decent tempered glass screen protectors.
    02-08-2016 03:17 PM
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