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  1. Djlatino's Avatar
    Gorilla Glass 5 has been reported to have less scratch resistance than it's previous rendition, but much more shatter proof.
    08-24-2016 04:38 AM
  2. Tower72's Avatar
    What questions about samsung pay did you have. Yeah it should work, it works just fine on the S7 Edge. It also works on the S2 if you use Samsung Pay beta. I got a sub from there since I got in on that dead where you get 20.00 digital gift card when you make your first purchase using it. I got a bottle of pepsi and a bag of chips. which amounted to 3 something dollars. and got credited 20.00 (sweet deal).
    08-24-2016 04:51 AM
  3. lou380's Avatar
    they said this was was harder to break but easier to scratch..They advertise big time screen protectors since no good tempered glass have come out yet.
    08-24-2016 06:27 AM
  4. pjbelsch's Avatar
    my iphone 6s+ scratched too. nbd it happens.
    08-24-2016 07:47 AM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    Why do people act like they will keep this phone forever? After a few months, you'll care less
    Well I'd care. If I cause the scratch then that's on me.. But out of the box on a brand new device? I wouldn't want that.
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    08-24-2016 07:49 AM
  6. Frederik Gaffron's Avatar
    I was going to preorder the Note 7 here in Denmark, but after seeing the videos and pictures of the scratches, I think may just hold off. I really love the Note 7, but I hate scratches and refuse to wrap such a beautiful phone in a case and screen protector. Is it crazy to think that Samsung and Corning might improve the glass based on these complaints and we'll see a new production line in a few months that doesn't scratch as easily? If so, I might pick one up then.
    dakini03 and fitcherama like this.
    08-24-2016 08:39 AM
  7. Law2138's Avatar
    Next year's S8 line of devices should go back to brushed metallic or textured plastic backs. With the curved edge trend, Samsung needs to find a way to make it more durable for the average consumer. People drop their phones every day, it happens.

    The aesthetics of the Note 7 are top of the line. It looks and feels great in the hand without a case on it. After seeing threads like this, I can't help but to think that the Note 7 might not be a great choice for a daily driver for people outside of a business-like environment.

    What I mean by that is the scratch resistance of GG5 is being questioned. People here aren't scratch testing their Note 7s, but just using them as an average user would. Sliding the device into their pockets, placing it in a purse or backpack, placing face down on a table, placing it into a car mount, or perhaps even coming into contact with loose coins or keys. If this device were kept in a flip case and primarily used while at a desk or office environment, it would barely have any scratches.

    Bottom line is that while the glass back and design of the device is very sexy, any use without a protective case and screen protector will result in signs of wear. If you're upgrading from a device that has withstood more, I can understand some of your frustrations with the Note 7.
    08-24-2016 08:49 AM
  8. Joska5's Avatar
    For the money they want for it is a shame. Gorilla glass should not scratch. Also it looks like it collects fingerprints and smudges. Maybe a coating will help for the future.
    Law2138 likes this.
    08-24-2016 08:54 AM
  9. mynameisnick4's Avatar
    I personally would take more scratch resistance than more shatter proof. I have way more situations where something abrasive can rub and potentially scratch the device versus dropping it.
    TJA3500 and debdroid1a like this.
    08-24-2016 09:08 AM
  10. oldtimefighter's Avatar
    Glass will be scratched regardless. Blame chemistry/physics.
    No... I had my Nexus 5 with GG3 for two and half years with no screen protector and zero scratches (HTC 10 now with GG4 and no scratches in 4 months). I suspect Corning made GG5 more impact resistance at the expense of scratch resistance. This seems to be a real issue as a number of people are complaining about it. Personally, I put my phone in a case so not so worried about breaking the screen. I really rather not go back to a screen protectors on my next phone (Marlin soon) so this is a concern to me.
    08-24-2016 09:14 AM
  11. LeoRex's Avatar
    Corning has an impossible task... they have to make a material that is both very hard (to avoid scratches) AND and very durable (to avoid cracks or shattering). Anyone who has spent any time dealing with materials science knows that those two qualities are diametrically opposed... if you want one, you often sacrifice the other. So they try all sorts of doping tricks to develop a glass that does both as best they can, but it is still a balancing act.

    Any exposed surface, whether it is glass, metal or plastic, will suffer damage over time. That being said, anything wrapped in a relatively thin layer of glass will never be considered to be a hardened, durable object. What's the expression? "Treat it like it's made of glass"?
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    08-24-2016 10:00 AM
  12. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    No... I had my Nexus 5 with GG3 for two and half years with no screen protector and zero scratches (HTC 10 now with GG4 and no scratches in 4 months). I suspect Corning made GG5 more impact resistance at the expense of scratch resistance. This seems to be a real issue as a number of people are complaining about it. Personally, I put my phone in a case so not so worried about breaking the screen. I really rather not go back to a screen protectors on my next phone (Marlin soon) so this is a concern to me.

    agreed... and at the very least, if they were going to "change their formula to withstand more one type of abuse than another", couldn't they have included some kind of note on front that said: Attn Customer. Your Brand New Note 7 has been constructed with the very latest technology Gorilla Glass 5. Please be advised previous versions were designed to resist scratches better than drops. NOW it is the opposite."... Then, Note 7 users would be like, "whoa, good to know, i won't expect BETTER performance, maybe i'll HAVE to get some protection where i didn't have to WITH MY PAST 7 GALAXY PHONES!!!

    May seem unrealistic for a mfg to do that, but these days with companies wanting to avoid ANY "gate" at the end of a feature in their product & with sooooo many ppl experiencing scratches where they have treated the phone EXACTLY as previous phones they have had, i think something should have been done to alert ppl. AND at least we would all of BEEN WARNED. The way they have marketed GG 5 seems a little disingenuous if your getting LESS scratch protection in a NEWER version. People just expect "newer" to be "better".. In this case, its just not & that just bites...

    i feel for ALL those ppl who have scratched their brand new phone... It would kill me to the point i'd have to sell it, can't look at that for the next 6 months!

    Sometimes i think this crowd would be so heartless if someone's newborn died in a car crash, they'd be like, "statistics say cars crash, what'd ya expect?!" (smh)


    BTC
    08-24-2016 12:50 PM
  13. wolverinex's Avatar
    Well as much as i hate to ask,has anyone scratched their screen? Mine is spotless, no screen protector ever on a gorilla glass phone!
    08-24-2016 12:59 PM
  14. theonecid's Avatar
    Well as much as i hate to ask,has anyone scratched their screen? Mine is spotless, no screen protector ever on a gorilla glass phone!
    You should knock on wood, and also a screen protector is so recommended as others have been scratching their new Note 7.
    Carlo Villa and dakini03 like this.
    08-24-2016 01:04 PM
  15. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    The Note 7 is one of the easiest phones in the past couple years to scratch up. Protect it.
    08-24-2016 01:10 PM
  16. anon(9780053)'s Avatar
    i was prayyyyyyyyyyying to god its notttttttttttttttttttttt true. must have rubbed it hard or something.
    08-24-2016 02:07 PM
  17. anon(9780053)'s Avatar
    we just got note7 and contracts. omg.....its gonna be the S10 BY THE TIME IM PAROLED FROM CONTRACT.
    08-24-2016 02:09 PM
  18. anon(9780053)'s Avatar
    PEOPLE DON'T TEMPT FATE and not PROTECT device. I WENT A STEP FURTHER by getting protection plus because it cover glass, and under 100 for replacement display.
    08-24-2016 02:13 PM
  19. Hoggles's Avatar
    Corning has an impossible task... they have to make a material that is both very hard (to avoid scratches) AND and very durable (to avoid cracks or shattering). Anyone who has spent any time dealing with materials science knows that those two qualities are diametrically opposed... if you want one, you often sacrifice the other. So they try all sorts of doping tricks to develop a glass that does both as best they can, but it is still a balancing act.

    Any exposed surface, whether it is glass, metal or plastic, will suffer damage over time. That being said, anything wrapped in a relatively thin layer of glass will never be considered to be a hardened, durable object. What's the expression? "Treat it like it's made of glass"?
    Good points. Big time balancing act. I think the lesson here is that Corning may have reached that sweet spot between shatter/scratch resistance, with GG4. It might just be that simple. It sure seems that GG5 is more prone to scratch, with it's ever so slight increase in flexibility. And I think we've all (most) come to agree that their "material transfer" claim is just nonsense, when you compare it to countless tests done on GG4 and even GG3.

    Maybe sometimes the push to innovate goes in a bad direction for a short period, before it comes back to where it was before. We've definitely seen it happen in other industries. And of course with phones all time The good part is that all this uproar will only make GG6 that much better. No doubt Corning has scratches on their collective minds
    08-24-2016 02:28 PM
  20. Mkj3322's Avatar
    My GG1 Galaxy s never scratched and was really tough without a case. The S 3's was pretty weak and prone to cracking but scratch resistance was good. My moto x with GG3 has proven to be good as well. I feel like it's a hit or miss with them.

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    08-24-2016 05:33 PM
  21. klee0032's Avatar
    What questions about samsung pay did you have. Yeah it should work, it works just fine on the S7 Edge. It also works on the S2 if you use Samsung Pay beta. I got a sub from there since I got in on that dead where you get 20.00 digital gift card when you make your first purchase using it. I got a bottle of pepsi and a bag of chips. which amounted to 3 something dollars. and got credited 20.00 (sweet deal).
    How well does it work with a case is what I was wondering.
    08-24-2016 05:52 PM
  22. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    The case shouldn't interfere with the NFC as long as it's not made of metal.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-24-2016 05:58 PM
  23. spasell's Avatar
    The back of the phone is not Gorilla Glass 5, therefore it will scratch easier than the front screen. Same goes for the S7/E, the S6, and the Note 5. Trust me, I know how you feel. I have a tiny, very very tiny scratch at the bottom corner of the back of my S7E and I felt my heart drop. But, I have a case on it so I don't have to constantly be looking at it to be reminded of the scratch lol I couldn't really use my phone without a case regardless because I know how fragile it is, for one, and two, I paid so much money for this phone, I wouldn't want to end up accidentally breaking it either. My sister's Note 7 instantly went in a case as soon as I opened the box. Sorry yours scratched so soon after you got it - I know the feeling. And for mine, I think it happened when the AT&T rep was installing a (crappy) screen protector. At least that's the only time I've noticed it because I had just got the phone and I was pretty anal in keeping it clean of fingerprints, etc, so after she put the screen protector on, I was wiping down the phone when I noticed the tiny scratch. At the end of the day, scratches are going to happen - and more so to the back of the device since they don't put GG5 on the back like they do for the front.
    That's wrong according to Samsung and all reviewers I've seen review it. Same on both front and back
    08-24-2016 06:18 PM
  24. Tower72's Avatar
    Iva is correct and wow..looking back on what I said, never post while tired lol. Anyway it should work just fine, its along the same lines of using the wireless charging ability with a case I think. Just do not expect something like an Otterbox to work or something metal. I should actually go try it with a case, I have a thin TPU case that I sometimes keep my phone in.
    08-24-2016 06:59 PM
  25. DudeThatsErin's Avatar
    Been using mine without a case but with a dbrand skin on the back and still no scratches anywhere. I haven't had it near anything that could scratch it either as I don't want to take a chance but it's been sat on in my pocket several times and no issues.
    08-24-2016 08:55 PM
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