10-04-2016 04:18 AM
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  1. Josh Sadorra's Avatar
    A day at the beach and this new note 7 already has a noticeable scratch/crack, I believe it was from the sand.. All it was doing was sitting in a chair pocket and occasionally was used for pictures.. I just bought an ArmorSuit MilitaryShield screen protector, would anyone know if that'll help it be a bit less noticeable? Never used a screen protector on my old G3 ๐Ÿ˜•
    09-28-2016 02:05 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Yup, sand is a pain when it comes to glass, even Gorilla. I was so pissed when one got my S2 (I know, ages ago!) haha ever since I've been getting film screen protectors from day 1.
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    09-28-2016 03:00 PM
  3. Josh Sadorra's Avatar
    Yup, sand is a b*^*%& when it comes to glass, even Gorilla. I was so pissed when one got my S2 (I know, ages ago!) haha ever since I've been getting film screen protectors from day 1.
    How do film screen protectors do in terms of sensitivity with the S Pen?
    09-28-2016 03:14 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    How do film screen protectors do in terms of sensitivity with the S Pen?
    Haven't had issues so far. I have heard that tempered glass CAN get in the way, though. And depending on the protector, it may feel like the S-Pen tip skids a little, but I only had that 'problem' with a cheap 'cut it yourself' film.
    09-28-2016 03:29 PM
  5. skatergirl's Avatar
    When I was recently at the beach I used a wallet case, though there was a lot of wind and I was using the phone to take pictures and videos. I guess I was lucky, but most of the time the wallet was closed over the front as well as the back.
    09-28-2016 03:50 PM
  6. ajb1965's Avatar
    In my experience unless the scratch is deep, a protector usually hides it well. I had no issues with the Zagg protector and my S pen.
    09-28-2016 03:50 PM
  7. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    If I ever end up at a beach with mine, I'll just have to be extra careful. No way am I putting a plastic screen protector on mine.
    I am still looking for that elusive curved glass one that people will accept as good.
    09-28-2016 04:02 PM
  8. delco714's Avatar
    Yup, sand is a b*^*%& when it comes to glass, even Gorilla. I was so pissed when one got my S2 (I know, ages ago!) haha ever since I've been getting film screen protectors from day 1.
    Isn't that ironic since traditional glass comes from sand?
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    09-28-2016 07:29 PM
  9. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Isn't that ironic since traditional glass comes from sand?
    Which is why sand can cut through it
    09-28-2016 07:40 PM
  10. The Phone Company's Avatar
    Also ironic is it is Water Resistant, aka Sea Resistant. Just not Sand Resistant.

    And like a previous comment mentioned the only time I ever managed to get a scratch on my phone was my Note 2.
    09-28-2016 08:21 PM
  11. Josh Sadorra's Avatar
    I just hope my screen protector comes in soon so I can stop worrying about this, even though I shouldn't.. thought gorilla glass 5 was top of the line but the shatter resistance apparently made the scratch resistance worse ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
    09-28-2016 09:02 PM
  12. Booboo48's Avatar
    If I ever end up at a beach with mine, I'll just have to be extra careful. No way am I putting a plastic screen protector on mine.
    I am still looking for that elusive curved glass one that people will accept as good.
    I accept the curved tempered glass screen protector from Verizon as good. Fit is perfect and S pen works well with it
    09-28-2016 11:07 PM
  13. msm0511's Avatar
    If I ever end up at a beach with mine, I'll just have to be extra careful. No way am I putting a plastic screen protector on mine.
    I am still looking for that elusive curved glass one that people will accept as good.
    If I'm planning a beach trip I'll just get a plastic one to use for the time I'm at the beach. At the end of the vacation I'll take it off. I don't care for the feel of screen protectors either. I've used nice tempered glass ones on other phones, but they just don't look good to me b/c they never really go all the way to the edge of the glass.
    09-28-2016 11:32 PM
  14. WalkingHorse's Avatar
    Sorry to hear that happened to you. I learned a long time ago to have a special case for the beach, hiking/climbing and riding. Scratches drive me nuts. I settled on the Otterbox Defender case for those occasions. It's served me well. Under normal conditions I use a lower profile case.

    I have heard that if the scratch is not too bad that a screen protector can make them seem much less noticeable.
    09-29-2016 08:24 AM
  15. BrutalhonestyM's Avatar
    Sand makes glass and breaks glass, how ironic.
    To answer your question, depends on how big the crack is on the screen. If you're going to use a screen protector, use the dry ones and not ArmorSuit MilitaryShield screen protector as I believe that requires liquid for installation which can affect your device, if liquid gets inside the cracks.

    If you need more help, please let me know
    09-29-2016 08:37 AM
  16. Josh Sadorra's Avatar
    I accept the curved tempered glass screen protector from Verizon as good. Fit is perfect and S pen works well with it
    I have AT&T, is there any way I could get the same screen protector somewhere else?
    09-29-2016 08:49 AM
  17. Josh Sadorra's Avatar
    Sand makes glass and breaks glass, how ironic.
    To answer your question, depends on how big the crack is on the screen. If you're going to use a screen protector, use the dry ones and not ArmorSuit MilitaryShield screen protector as I believe that requires liquid for installation which can affect your device, if liquid gets inside the cracks.

    If you need more help, please let me know
    Do you know of any good dry application ones? Preferably tempered glass, I just couldn't find one with decent reviews ๐Ÿ˜…
    09-29-2016 08:51 AM
  18. msm0511's Avatar
    I have AT&T, is there any way I could get the same screen protector somewhere else?
    You can buy the Verizon one even if you don't have Verizon.
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    09-29-2016 08:53 AM
  19. LeoRex's Avatar
    Yeah... all that quartz (silicon dioxide) is a killer. That stuff is pretty hard and does a number on pretty much anything it comes across. Every time we go to the beach, I'm very protective of my gear. Even though I have protectors on everything, it only takes a few wee grains to make a mess of things.
    09-29-2016 09:11 AM
  20. donm527's Avatar
    I've heard a number of times people mention the Verizon protector... is this an exclusive item only sold at Verizon? When I finally pull the trigger on a Note 7, I want to make sure I have decided and ordered all the accessories too.

    I accept the curved tempered glass screen protector from Verizon as good. Fit is perfect and S pen works well with it
    09-29-2016 09:18 AM
  21. rushmore's Avatar
    I can not recall the desert, but Corning procures their sand from a specific region of the earth due to the quality of it for Gorilla Glass. One of their main glass facilities (Harrodsburg KY) is not far from where I live. I have friends that work there.
    09-29-2016 09:25 AM
  22. WiFi_Joe's Avatar
    I live on the beach. Since I need to return this N7 cause of battery issues I have been trying to scratch the screen. I used sand, keys, sharp tweezers but nothing seems to scratch it. I have rubbed sand on the screen vigorously with not even a minor a brasion
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    09-29-2016 10:29 AM
  23. Josh Sadorra's Avatar
    I looked at the Verizon screen protector, and I decided that I'll just give my wet application screen protector to my dad because he hasn't cracked his screen at all, but does anyone know any good dry application tempered glass screen protectors besides the Verizon one? I haven't found one that has decent reviews ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
    09-29-2016 10:48 AM
  24. worldspy99's Avatar
    Sand = silica and it is something that will scratch the crap out of your phone's screen..oh and by the way isn't silica melted to make glass anyway??!?
    09-29-2016 10:51 AM
  25. Almeuit's Avatar
    Sand + Phone screens is a bad idea. I don't take mine to the beach for that reason.
    09-29-2016 10:59 AM
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