09-16-2016 10:58 PM
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  1. Android Optimizer's Avatar
    Shouldn't a wallet case protect it from most scratchable materials?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The edges of your credit cards in your wallet case should give it some nice scratches.
    08-18-2016 09:29 AM
  2. RichBrown68's Avatar
    The edges of your credit cards in your wallet case should give it some nice scratches.
    Yeah if plastic scratches it, I'll just go back to my S7 Edge.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-18-2016 09:31 AM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    Gorilla Glass doesn't do anything to protect against scratches, it's meant to make the screen more shatter resistant.
    08-18-2016 09:58 AM
  4. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    I'm thinking I might cancell my pre-order because of how bad GG5 appears to be.
    08-18-2016 10:27 AM
  5. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I'm afraid that if you fart near the Note 7 you will get a scratch on that soft glass.
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    08-18-2016 10:27 AM
  6. mhettrich's Avatar
    Gorilla Glass doesn't do anything to protect against scratches, it's meant to make the screen more shatter resistant.
    I agree, but it's definitely looking like this generation of glass is more easily scratched than prior ones.
    08-18-2016 10:28 AM
  7. SteveISU's Avatar
    I did, I'll sit back and wait to see how this all pans out over the next month or two.
    08-18-2016 10:32 AM
  8. donm527#IM's Avatar
    The Note 7 is still on the top of my buy list right now. Excited to check out my coworkers who already has track number the other day and was tempted to just order now too but now I'm gonna wait a month no rush... iPhone 7 news coming, Nexus news coming... and I've learned from past too wait a little and sometimes companies make production adjustments from initial release.

    I'm thinking I might cancell my pre-order because of how bad GG5 appears to be.
    08-18-2016 10:35 AM
  9. Stwutter's Avatar
    I know it's not the point, but why does everyone seem insistent on putting their phone in the same pocket as their keys?
    08-18-2016 10:35 AM
  10. Aquila's Avatar
    I agree, but it's definitely looking like this generation of glass is more easily scratched than prior ones.
    That makes sense that it would, as it's becoming softer in order to be more resistant to shattering. The trade off is extremely hard (won't scratch) and extremely brittle (will shatter if you look at it) vs extremely soft (looking at it will scratch it) and extremely robust (can't be broken even by superman). So if those are two opposite points, Corning just moved further away from hard and brittle which means they moved closer to soft and robust.
    08-18-2016 10:36 AM
  11. Lobwedgephil's Avatar
    Pretty disappointing performance to me. Like others have said, I would much prefer more scratch resistance then drop resistance. I have broken the glass once in my life, scratch way more.
    ConstantDefector likes this.
    08-18-2016 10:36 AM
  12. donm527#IM's Avatar
    Because my other pocket holds my carry weapon and gotta put my keys somewhere

    I know it's not the point, but why does everyone seem insistent on putting their phone in the same pocket as their keys?
    08-18-2016 10:38 AM
  13. ibcop's Avatar
    Because my other pocket holds my carry weapon and gotta put my keys somewhere
    Your "carry weapon" is in a pocket?
    08-18-2016 10:43 AM
  14. Aquila's Avatar
    Your "carry weapon" is in a pocket?
    About 40% of one of mine can be carried in my pocket sometimes, if using a belt loop to hold it up. I personally don't like that fit though, there are better places for my stuff.
    08-18-2016 10:45 AM
  15. ibcop's Avatar
    About 40% of one of mine can be carried in my pocket sometimes, if using a belt loop to hold it up. I personally don't like that fit though, there are better places for my stuff.
    Wow....I carry a 23 and never would use a pocket.
    08-18-2016 10:50 AM
  16. donm527#IM's Avatar
    http://tacticalintent.com/media/cata...pro608-3_1.jpg
    Your "carry weapon" is in a pocket?
    08-18-2016 10:50 AM
  17. JmKc's Avatar
    I'll take my chances. Haven't used a screen protector in years and not about to start now.
    Same here, upsetting news but still hyped to get my Note 7... Guess I'm gonna use my wallet case instead and like NEVER drop my phone lol. Used to have my Note 5, change and keys in the same pocket and never got a scratch, sucks that I have to think about that now.
    08-18-2016 10:54 AM
  18. shadow82x's Avatar
    My s7 edge has several micro scratches on the screen and there are scuffs/paint peeling on the home button. So a screen protector is my only option right now. What's odd is I care for my devices too, how I get all these micro scratches is beyond me. But GG4 wasn't really anything to write home about in terms of scratch resistance.
    08-18-2016 10:57 AM
  19. donm527#IM's Avatar
    I prefer pocket carry cause I have a MK9 Elite that's a good size for it and feel it more discreet when going about town, getting in and out of car without having to take out from back and kid/passengers don't notice and tiny holster compared to large pancake belted to back. But I am considering going with a 3-4 o'clock holster with maybe the new single stack compact Glock or S&W Shield.

    Lol was just thinking would be nice if they also made leather or kydex holster for smartphone

    About 40% of one of mine can be carried in my pocket sometimes, if using a belt loop to hold it up. I personally don't like that fit though, there are better places for my stuff.
    08-18-2016 10:57 AM
  20. boufa's Avatar
    Oh lord... scatch gate. Day before launch, we all need something to panic about.

    Do people really think that plastic, yes, I said plastic, credit cards, and s-pens are going to scratch your screens?!?!? Cancelling orders over it?!?! Guess what, every phone scratches and every phone shatters, it is all in the circumstances.

    Also there have been several other damage the new device videos, that while less scientific, certainly shows a different result. One guy beats the heck out of it with nearly a whole tool box, and it doesn't show damage at all.
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    08-18-2016 11:00 AM
  21. ajb1965's Avatar
    I had horrible scratches on GG4 so I'm not really surprised. Guess I'll weigh the options before I get a protector. Hated it on my S7E
    08-18-2016 11:03 AM
  22. mhettrich's Avatar
    That makes sense that it would, as it's becoming softer in order to be more resistant to shattering. The trade off is extremely hard (won't scratch) and extremely brittle (will shatter if you look at it) vs extremely soft (looking at it will scratch it) and extremely robust (can't be broken even by superman). So if those are two opposite points, Corning just moved further away from hard and brittle which means they moved closer to soft and robust.
    Yeah. I suppose it is similar to the tradeoff with the Motorola Shatter Shield tech.
    08-18-2016 11:05 AM
  23. MilitantRabbit's Avatar
    I never keep anything in the same pocket as my phone if I can help it. If I can't, I position the screen away from the objects. Learned my lesson having the S6 naked with a phone charm in the jack. Scratched it, but no effect on the screen view. Old glass would've been deep.

    Besides, I didn't buy this phone to survive a pocket jammed with coins and janitor keyrings. I bought it because my family is cursed to drop phones in the toilet prior to use.
    08-18-2016 11:06 AM
  24. Unicorn56's Avatar
    Well, that's it then. No removable battery and scratches, I'll stick with my Note Edge.
    08-18-2016 11:07 AM
  25. Almeuit's Avatar
    I never keep anything in with my phone. My right pocket is strictly the phone.

    I'm not worried .
    Hoggles, Aquila, tet-bundy and 2 others like this.
    08-18-2016 11:07 AM
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