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  1. mhettrich's Avatar
    08-17-2016 11:12 PM
  2. sean8102's Avatar
    Just saw that video linked over on XDA. Convinced me to order this.

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I haven't used a screen protector since they only had the old plastic ones that had bubbles like crazy. I've heard these glass ones go on easy and are pretty much impossible to notice. Hope thats really the case.
    calicocat2010 likes this.
    08-17-2016 11:18 PM
  3. Kermy's Avatar
    Geez, rather have better scratch resistance than shatter resistance.
    08-17-2016 11:42 PM
  4. mhettrich's Avatar
    Yeah, a bit of a concern. I don't like using screen protectors at all.
    08-17-2016 11:59 PM
  5. shadow82x's Avatar
    So much for Corning's claim that it has the same scratch resistance as GG4 .
    08-18-2016 12:05 AM
  6. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    I'm not really sure what to make of this. It's very disappointing. I don't really want a screen protector.
    08-18-2016 12:17 AM
  7. Allure2323's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing. I always keep a screen protector on my phones. Habit.
    Gsxr151, Jude526 and toneofark like this.
    08-18-2016 12:23 AM
  8. mbzeitz's Avatar
    So is Corning just lying? Page 2 of their GG5 datasheet shows similar hardness to GG4: https://www.corning.com/content/dam/...PI%20Sheet.pdf
    08-18-2016 12:43 AM
  9. ConstantDefector's Avatar
    Say what you want but at least Apple uses sapphire on the camera and home button.

    For $900, this phone should have the same.
    08-18-2016 12:49 AM
  10. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    Say what you want but at least Apple uses sapphire on the camera and home button.

    For $900, this phone should have the same.
    I really don't think that is an issue here. You have to be abusive to do anything to those areas on the Note 7.
    gogoplata1980 likes this.
    08-18-2016 01:00 AM
  11. shadow82x's Avatar
    I really don't think that is an issue here. You have to be abusive to do anything to those areas on the Note 7.
    Not exactly true. I t very good care of my S7 Edge and the paint on the home button started peeling. It even started affecting the performance of the scanner. It's a pretty big issue.
    08-18-2016 01:04 AM
  12. shaabnp's Avatar
    I've been using screen protectors on my phones since the LG Voyager haha so I'm not that concerned about the scratching. I am worried about the fingerprint scanner messing up but I seriously doubt that I'll be able to mess it up beyond repair with my daily usage. If somehow sh!t hits the fan with my home button, at least I can still use my irises :P
    08-18-2016 02:22 AM
  13. Delirious D's Avatar
    eeeeek this video makes me cringe. haha
    purposely destroying such an expensive device. Even though its all useful info.
    CrisG likes this.
    08-18-2016 02:29 AM
  14. mona5804's Avatar
    No way!! I don't believe it! Gorilla glass scratches?! But it's gorilla tough. I don't get it.

    Tempered glass screen shields are an amazing invention. Get em while their hot.
    Premium1 likes this.
    08-18-2016 04:20 AM
  15. kazman12's Avatar
    Is there a concensus on a good tempered glass screen protector yet? I saw one review so far and the adhesive was only on the edges and a rainbow effect on the screen and was not securely flush on the curved edges.
    08-18-2016 04:45 AM
  16. mabr82's Avatar
    For the price it should not scratch. I reckon a day in your pocket/bag with your keys and it will be covered.

    Can see some serious complaints on this.

    Not from me, I don't have the cash to buy one

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-18-2016 05:52 AM
  17. doodleholic's Avatar
    Yikes, that was painful to watch, but informative nonetheless. It looks like I need to put more effort into finding a screen protector, but the curved tempered glass ones I've seen don't look promising.

    I bought a flat tempered glass one from Xtreme Guard, but of course, it will only cover the front. Hopefully it will do for little while until I can find something for full coverage.
    08-18-2016 05:55 AM
  18. blackhemi4x4's Avatar
    I'm on the fence on buying a glass screen protector. I hate them on curved screens. Makes it look like crap.

    Maybe back to film protection for 100% screen coverage
    08-18-2016 05:55 AM
  19. badMojo69's Avatar
    But I dont like using screen protectors! Ugh.... can't win for losing.
    Now I don't know if I want it.
    08-18-2016 06:01 AM
  20. rhsortho's Avatar
    after using tempered glass on note3, note edge, and note 5, I was finally considering going without on the 7. though did order a flat and a curved one just in case. I'm hoping the dual edges won't be an issue with fitment. the protectors "curves" are much less pronounced than on the note edge so hoping it'll stick.
    08-18-2016 06:21 AM
  21. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    The phone is fresh out of the box. Those could look a lot worse because of the coating they use to make the glass feel smooth.
    08-18-2016 06:40 AM
  22. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    I'll take my chances. Haven't used a screen protector in years and not about to start now.
    mhettrich, Dukins, JmKc and 3 others like this.
    08-18-2016 07:05 AM
  23. donm527's Avatar
    I do find this concerning he said basically one step above plastic for scratch resistance... and didn't like the home button and even the led cover was cheap and easily scratched. I don't plan to scratch my home button but keys in pocket will get to it over time or just wear or just the idea the sensor could get affected.

    I also am active running 600+ miles a year and run with my phones as well travel and go on hikes and such so it may handle a bit of rough handling and accelerated wear.

    That being said I always put a screen protector on my phones at least the first year. And if anyone is going to get a new phone chances it will be gg5 and same on others.

    Being gg5 in back if I were going naked on it, I hope someone makes a clear rear protector in plastic to protect and show off the colors. Hate to have it look all beat up with scratches and cheap looking after a year of putting on tables.

    Thank goodness the camera lens is glass... wish he tested the same as front to see if at least that was sapphire.

    I'm not really sure what to make of this. It's very disappointing. I don't really want a screen protector.
    08-18-2016 07:10 AM
  24. sean8102's Avatar
    No way!! I don't believe it! Gorilla glass scratches?! But it's gorilla tough. I don't get it.

    Tempered glass screen shields are an amazing invention. Get em while their hot.
    Sucks that it seems to scratch significantly easier than the last version of gorilla glass on the S7 and S7 edge. Like others have said I'd much rather have improved scratch resistance than shatter resistance.

    Also lame of samsung to use plastic for the home button/finger print scanner. Even the $400 one plus 3 uses glass.
    08-18-2016 07:14 AM
  25. AS7Edge's Avatar
    Well this sucks. Cant wait to have a scratched up phone.
    08-18-2016 07:21 AM
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