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  1. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    Any one have scratches on the front?
    I don't have a Note 7, but I have seen several people on here with scratches on the front around the glass edges.
    08-23-2016 02:52 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Any one have scratches on the front?
    Phone still flawless since day 1. I have a case but do not use screen protectors.
    08-23-2016 03:00 PM
  3. Hoggles's Avatar
    You are not remembering correctly. GG5 on both sides.
    That's technically true, but for whatever reason, ever since Sammy went with the all glass design, the back is nearly always less durable in drop tests. GG4 N5, S6's, S7's as well. To the point where you can understand why people would think it's different. Or at least different thickness. Something....as it sure shatters quickly.

    And back to the OP... It's quite obvious even at this early stage, that GG5 is much less scratch resistant that GG4. I've never had to use a screen protector on any of my other GG devices, going back to the S4. After years...not even a micro scratch. Natta. That "was" the beauty of Gorilla Glass. As long as you were somewhat careful...you never had to worry about scratches.

    Having a screen protector on my N7 is a real bummer. Can't believe I'm saying this, as I love Sammy phones....but I may use another jump on demand quicker than I thought, to get the V20. Just hoping and praying it's not GG5 as well.

    Two things I think we can all agree on, is that Sammy really needs to step up their game in regards to the home button and flash cover. Those are plastic...and there is no need for plastic covers, when everything else on their flagships are metal or glass.

    Phone still flawless since day 1. I have a case but do not use screen protectors.
    Report back in 2 months please. I wish you good luck! For the first time ever, I'm nervous with a GG equipped device
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    08-23-2016 03:03 PM
  4. magia21's Avatar
    I don't have a Note 7, but I have seen several people on here with scratches on the front around the glass edges.
    Hmm I have not seen anyone report, which is why I asked after watching that video. I'm screen protector less. And I'm in good shape so far
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    08-23-2016 03:14 PM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    Report back in 2 months please. I wish you good luck! For the first time ever, I'm nervous with a GG equipped device
    I am sure I will be fine. The last screen I ever had a scratch on was the Note 3 but it was my fault and what I did to cause it was a dumb moment for me.
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    08-23-2016 03:18 PM
  6. tinybfk's Avatar
    Mines still perfect so far but I also realize that it's glass and will eventually get faint scratches. I haven't been particularly careful and don't use a screen protector. I had no case the first day then I had a cheap thin TPU case on until today and it had some fuzz or dirt under the edges when i removed it but my glass was still perfect. Now I just have a cheap Caseology Parallax case on and will not be getting a screen protector. I use my GS7E the same way but in a UAG case, no case for the first few weeks I had it, and it had the really light scratches you could only see in the right lighting while holding it at the right angle. Same thing with my iPhone 6 Plus except it just had the leather Apple case. I didn't baby any of them. The thing that irritates me is how easily the home button on my GS7E scratched. My iPhone 6 plus home button is still like new. Glass scratches. Glass cracks. It's all a luck of the draw on how it lands a lot of the time. It hasn't been long enough to give my opinion one way or the other about GG being stronger or weaker but I can say for sure that so far I have absolutely no blemishs.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-23-2016 03:23 PM
  7. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    That's technically true, but for whatever reason, ever since Sammy went with the all glass design, the back is nearly always less durable in drop tests. GG4 N5, S6's, S7's as well. To the point where you can understand why people would think it's different. Or at least different thickness. Something....as it sure shatters quickly.

    And back to the OP... It's quite obvious even at this early stage, that GG5 is much less scratch resistant that GG4. I've never had to use a screen protector on any of my other GG devices, going back to the S4. After years...not even a micro scratch. Natta. That "was" the beauty of Gorilla Glass. As long as you were somewhat careful...you never had to worry about scratches.

    Having a screen protector on my N7 is a real bummer. Can't believe I'm saying this, as I love Sammy phones....but I may use another jump on demand quicker than I thought, to get the V20. Just hoping and praying it's not GG5 as well.

    Two things I think we can all agree on, is that Sammy really needs to step up their game in regards to the home button and flash cover. Those are plastic...and there is no need for plastic covers, when everything else on their flagships are metal or glass.



    Report back in 2 months please. I wish you good luck! For the first time ever, I'm nervous with a GG equipped device
    Why do they need to step it up on the Home button and flash cover? Are yours scratched to the point of not working properly?

    Fundamentally I get what you're saying, having any plastic is "not premium", but has it really made a difference at all?

    The highlighted part...the back wasn't the same kind of glass on the phones you mentioned (at least it was never said to be by Samsung). On the Note 7 it is. Making glass thicker is not the best way to make it shatter resistant, besides, we're talking about scratches and not shattering.
    08-23-2016 03:36 PM
  8. Hoggles's Avatar
    I am sure I will be fine. The last screen I ever had a scratch on was the Note 3 but it was my fault and what I did to cause it was a dumb moment for me.
    I hear ya. I've never had a scratch on GG. I used to be the guy that pleaded with all my other friends and family to remove their screen protectors, as it simply wasn't needed with Gorilla Glass. I'm just starting to be convinced that Corning sacrificed scratch resistance for slightly better shatter resistance this time around. Their "material transfer" claim is highly suspicious to say the least. You only need to look at GG3 & GG4 scratch tests to prove their theory 100% wrong.

    Time will tell. Glad there are brave souls like you

    Why do they need to step it up on the Home button and flash cover? Are yours scratched to the point of not working properly?

    Fundamentally I get what you're saying, having any plastic is "not premium", but has it really made a difference at all?

    The highlighted part...the back wasn't the same kind of glass on the phones you mentioned (at least it was never said to be by Samsung). On the Note 7 it is. Making glass thicker is not the best way to make it shatter resistant, besides, we're talking about scratches and not shattering.
    Because the home button and flash cover are plastic...it's always a little bit of a concern. Though it's never been an issue for me. It has been for some though, as we know. For sure...It's ok to expect a more premium material, such as several other manufactures have, covering those two areas. It would just be nice is all Extra protection.

    Samsung and Corning do actually claim the back of the S6, N5 and S7's were indeed Gorilla Glass 4. Same as the front panel.

    Here's the proof for the S6, S7'shttps://www.corning.com/gorillaglass...galaxy-s6.html and.... https://www.corning.com/gorillaglass...y-s7-edge.html. Note 5 did too, though it didn't specifically say it on Corning's site. And bottom line is they are all universally weaker than the front panel. Both shattering and scratching tests.... For whatever reason. Kinda strange for sure. Be nice to know why is all

    Make no mistake....I'm a loyal Sammy fan...owning the S2, S3, S4, Note5, S7e, now the N7. It's always good to question things. Even things you love
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    08-23-2016 03:48 PM
  9. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    Hmm I have not seen anyone report, which is why I asked after watching that video. I'm screen protector less. And I'm in good shape so far
    I've seen reports of scratches on here caused by seemingly nothing, caused by cases, caused by drops, and a Note 7 that was scratched either from the factory or by the box.
    08-23-2016 04:25 PM
  10. DoyouFanBoyBro's Avatar
    It's made of glass. What do you expect?
    Not even joking this is bar none the Worst community out of mobile websites I've been apart of . I'm talking about Android central . If I had a dollar for everytime someone makes a Legitimate post about a REAL android device flaw and see that post get flamed like the above? I'd be Donald trump rich . No joke

    The phone scratches easily he's making a valid complaint . How about instead of smashing his complaint we band together as a community and batch these problems over to Samsung in a formal manner.

    Nah that will never happen, we are too busy engaged in internal android fanboy Brand Civil wars .
    08-23-2016 04:47 PM
  11. Aquila's Avatar
    Not even joking this is bar none the Worst community out of mobile websites I've been apart of . I'm talking about Android central . If I had a dollar for everytime someone makes a Legitimate post about a REAL android device flaw and see that post get flamed like the above? I'd be Donald trump rich . No joke

    The phone scratches easily he's making a valid complaint . How about instead of smashing his complaint we band together as a community and batch these problems over to Samsung in a formal manner.

    Nah that will never happen, we are too busy engaged in internal android fanboy Brand Civil wars .
    I think some people are of the opinion that it may not be a valid complaint and voicing that.

    I've never had a phone that's glass on the back and I'm not sure I'd want one because of this risk.
    08-23-2016 05:13 PM
  12. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    Not even joking this is bar none the Worst community out of mobile websites I've been apart of . I'm talking about Android central . If I had a dollar for everytime someone makes a Legitimate post about a REAL android device flaw and see that post get flamed like the above? I'd be Donald trump rich . No joke

    The phone scratches easily he's making a valid complaint . How about instead of smashing his complaint we band together as a community and batch these problems over to Samsung in a formal manner.

    Nah that will never happen, we are too busy engaged in internal android fanboy Brand Civil wars .
    Amen Brother! I'm not one to get into word wars when ppl pick my arguments apart, much as my name might imply otherwise. But i too have been a member of this forum for donkey's years, and i have to 100% agree that it can be "excrutiatingly painful" to sometimes voice a concern on here if its NOT the most popular opinion. Usually i'll do it anyway, becuz USUALLY amidst the 99% of ppl who will have something sarcastic or critical to reply, they'll be that one guy who offers some useful advice... So to all you 1% ers's out there, thank you! lol

    BTC
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    08-23-2016 05:43 PM
  13. klee0032's Avatar
    Amen Brother! I'm not one to get into word wars when ppl pick my arguments apart, much as my name might imply otherwise. But i too have been a member of this forum for donkey's years, and i have to 100% agree that it can be "excrutiatingly painful" to sometimes voice a concern on here if its NOT the most popular opinion. Usually i'll do it anyway, becuz USUALLY amidst the 99% of ppl who will have something sarcastic or critical to reply, they'll be that one guy who offers some useful advice... So to all you 1% ers's out there, thank you! lol

    BTC
    Yeah I just figured that out.. Ridiculous
    08-23-2016 06:05 PM
  14. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I hear ya. I've never had a scratch on GG. I used to be the guy that pleaded with all my other friends and family to remove their screen protectors, as it simply wasn't needed with Gorilla Glass. I'm just starting to be convinced that Corning sacrificed scratch resistance for slightly better shatter resistance this time around. Their "material transfer" claim is highly suspicious to say the least. You only need to look at GG3 & GG4 scratch tests to prove their theory 100% wrong.

    Time will tell. Glad there are brave souls like you



    Because the home button and flash cover are plastic...it's always a little bit of a concern. Though it's never been an issue for me. It has been for some though, as we know. For sure...It's ok to expect a more premium material, such as several other manufactures have, covering those two areas. It would just be nice is all Extra protection.

    Samsung and Corning do actually claim the back of the S6, N5 and S7's were indeed Gorilla Glass 4. Same as the front panel.

    Here's the proof for the S6, S7'shttps://www.corning.com/gorillaglass...galaxy-s6.html and.... https://www.corning.com/gorillaglass...y-s7-edge.html. Note 5 did too, though it didn't specifically say it on Corning's site. And bottom line is they are all universally weaker than the front panel. Both shattering and scratching tests.... For whatever reason. Kinda strange for sure. Be nice to know why is all

    Make no mistake....I'm a loyal Sammy fan...owning the S2, S3, S4, Note5, S7e, now the N7. It's always good to question things. Even things you love
    Thanks for clarifying that for me. I had never looked it up myself to verify what I had heard.
    Hoggles likes this.
    08-23-2016 06:13 PM
  15. Scott Currence's Avatar
    I always put a zagg back protector on my phone's. Then into a case. I work in a body shop and dirt and grit gets between the case and phone a scratches any phone. Then tempered on the front.
    08-23-2016 06:16 PM
  16. dohlo's Avatar
    It's glass, it's a decently large phone so things are unfortunately bound to happen. Knowing I can potentially break or scratch my beautiful phone is something I just have to live with, and do. That said, I dropped my old Note 4 sooooooooo many times before it finally broke, I don't know how I didn't break it previously. And when it did break, it wasn't the glass- it was the lcd underneath. Glass was flawless still, other than scratches.

    I'm one to hate cases on a great looking phone, and bulky cases at that. I've ordered a couple different Spigeon cases for now, I may get a UAG as I was a big fan of the one on my 4. So the fact that I don't like screen protector, and don't like most cases out there and want to see my phone in its naked beauty- if it gets cracked or scratched I'll be heart broken but it is what it is

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-23-2016 07:53 PM
  17. eyecon82's Avatar
    Why do people act like they will keep this phone forever? After a few months, you'll care less
    08-23-2016 08:10 PM
  18. ggrr8t's Avatar
    Glass will be scratched regardless. Blame chemistry/physics.
    and keys.
    08-23-2016 08:51 PM
  19. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    .... Honestly I think this happened at the t mobile store when the lady was applying my screen protector when she had a sitting on the counter cleaning the front
    Same thing happened to my S7E, only it's just a tiny little scratch at the bottom right corner of the back. I know for a fact it wasn't there before I handed it over the to AT&T representative. She didn't place anything under the phone as she was rubbing at the screen to get the bubbles out, she just put the phone on the table, bare and got to work. It was when I was cleaning off the smudges that I noticed it. My phone is mostly in a case, regardless, but I'd be lying if I said that it didn't bother me. And this happened about a week or two after I got the phone, so I know exactly how you feel. They should understand better than anyone that these phones should be handled with care and the least they could do is make sure that there is cloth or something under the phone before they start working on putting on a screen protector - especially with the pressure that they use in order to make sure all the bubbles are out.
    08-23-2016 09:22 PM
  20. rushmore's Avatar
    I wish Samsungs still had plastic backs and removable batteries. People have to pay more for the glass backs and 99% end up covering the back with a case anyway.
    Yes, but then people on average would keep these devices more than the two years they want you to Fixed batteries and delicate design equals quicker overall device turns.

    I agree though with your point.
    08-23-2016 09:52 PM
  21. Aquila's Avatar
    I'd rather have a metal back and leave the battery sealed. Then no cracks and no removable backs.
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    08-23-2016 10:03 PM
  22. irock1985's Avatar
    Why do people act like they will keep this phone forever? After a few months, you'll care less
    I know I won't have this forever and even 1.5 years is pushing it BUT... at the moment it sucks
    Same thing happened to my S7E, only it's just a tiny little scratch at the bottom right corner of the back. I know for a fact it wasn't there before I handed it over the to AT&T representative. She didn't place anything under the phone as she was rubbing at the screen to get the bubbles out, she just put the phone on the table, bare and got to work. It was when I was cleaning off the smudges that I noticed it. My phone is mostly in a case, regardless, but I'd be lying if I said that it didn't bother me. And this happened about a week or two after I got the phone, so I know exactly how you feel. They should understand better than anyone that these phones should be handled with care and the least they could do is make sure that there is cloth or something under the phone before they start working on putting on a screen protector - especially with the pressure that they use in order to make sure all the bubbles are out.
    Yes... as she was struggling to get out some bubbles at the top. I will mention that to the manager.. Better yet I may write to corporate and let them know they need a policy change
    08-23-2016 10:12 PM
  23. Markxmlx's Avatar
    Really did not know it was made of glass. I guess that's what the glass in Gorilla glass stands for. WHOA Thanks for that one. What was I thinking? That the quality of product to be better than its predecessors? How crazy would that be?
    That's really unfortunate. Sadly a lot of pieces of dust while very small can still be very very hard.
    08-23-2016 10:16 PM
  24. ajb1965's Avatar
    I learned the hard way about GG4 and scratches. Never had a case or a screen protector before I scratched the daylights out of my V10 and still to this day have no idea how. My S7E got scratched on the back camera plastic before I got it into a case too. I get why this upsets people, it upsets me too. But rather than chance it I'm going to err on the side of caution and continue with a screen protector and wallet case on this thing.

    Smart phones are like just about every other piece of mobile tech. You wouldn't treat your new ultrabook with the same abandon as you did your Compaq Pentium 4 laptop of 15 years ago would you? Of course not. As technology gets smaller and faster, it also to some extent gets more delicate. It's becoming a fact of smartphones as much as I wish it wasn't.

    I love the way the dual glass looks and I know putting a case on it does it no justice, but I can take it out when I want to show it off. The piece of mind that I get from knowing it's protected outweighs any aesthetic shortcomings.

    My 2 cents
    08-23-2016 10:18 PM
  25. mhw100's Avatar
    Would the scratches be less noticeable on the silver?
    08-23-2016 10:19 PM
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