09-24-2018 07:19 PM
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  1. Danny Long2's Avatar
    Three weeks in and this thing has been treated as gentle as my newborn daughter yet it has scratches on the screen!

    Have had this before with the odd phone seem to scratch so easy

    Any tips can light scratches be buffed out some crap online about baking soda!
    09-21-2018 07:27 AM
  2. berfles's Avatar
    Gorilla Glass is nowhere near as scratch resistant as everyone says. I have no idea how the tests on JerryRigEverything shows them all scratching at a level 6 on the Mohs' scale of hardness. My 128GB that I'm sending back had a very fine line type scratch that was only visible in certain light, and the second I took that thing out of the box and removed the plastic I put on a glass screen protector. So unless it came scratched from the factory, something somehow happened just from me quickly wiping it off after I removed the protector.
    09-21-2018 08:17 AM
  3. Richard Stewart79's Avatar
    My previous note 8 that I owned for 1 year without any screen protectors and I dropped it twice had absolutely no scratches on the screen
    09-21-2018 09:03 AM
  4. berfles's Avatar
    My previous note 8 that I owned for 1 year without any screen protectors and I dropped it twice had absolutely no scratches on the screen
    You just don't notice them. I guarantee I would see the fine lines I've referring to. They may not be deep scratches but they're there.
    09-21-2018 09:07 AM
  5. note1note9's Avatar
    Why dont you get a screen protector?
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    09-21-2018 09:12 AM
  6. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    They show up great under LED lighting.
    09-21-2018 09:12 AM
  7. lvoonjian8888's Avatar
    Mine Note 9 screen was naked since the day I got it. No scratches at all.
    09-21-2018 09:16 AM
  8. jsk0703's Avatar
    My note 8 had micro scratches from rubbing against credit cards in my wallet case. So far the N9 hasn't had the same problem. Maybe it's just a matter of time or just good luck.
    09-21-2018 09:24 AM
  9. Gary02468's Avatar
    You just don't notice them. I guarantee I would see the fine lines I've referring to. They may not be deep scratches but they're there.
    You're mistaken. When I sold my Note8 after a year, there were no scratches on the screen. I examined it carefully under bright LED light. (There were some tiny scratches on the back glass that were invisible except upon close inspection.) The buyer checked too and agreed the screen was in mint condition.

    My Note9 so far has no scratches, front or back, after 25 days. (No case, no screen protector, just careful handling.)
    09-21-2018 09:31 AM
  10. strikeIII's Avatar
    Same no scratches here and run it naked. I don't baby it but I do keep it by itself in my pocket.

    My note 8 got scratches on the frame but that was because I kept it with a naked iPhone X in my pocket and that stupid camera hump has pretty sharp edges.
    09-21-2018 09:34 AM
  11. Gary02468's Avatar
    My note 8 had micro scratches from rubbing against credit cards in my wallet case. So far the N9 hasn't had the same problem. Maybe it's just a matter of time or just good luck.
    There do seem to be far fewer complaints about scratches and cracks than were about the last several Note and S phone models within a few weeks of the release date
    09-21-2018 09:57 AM
  12. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    These scratches could be the Oleophobic coating and not the actual sceen.
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    09-21-2018 11:46 AM
  13. monicakm's Avatar
    You're mistaken. When I sold my Note8 after a year, there were no scratches on the screen. I examined it carefully under bright LED light. (There were some tiny scratches on the back glass that were invisible except upon close inspection.) The buyer checked too and agreed the screen was in mint condition.

    My Note9 so far has no scratches, front or back, after 25 days. (No case, no screen protector, just careful handling.)
    I know people do it, but it just blows my mind that anyone would buy an expensive device like this and NOT put a case and screen protector on it immediately. With the N9, I had to wait like 4 or 5 days to get to the city and have Best Buy apply a Zagg screen protector. I kept the packaging film on it till I could get the screen protector. In a perfect world, it I'd love to carry my phone with no protection but the world isn't perfect and stuff happens :o
    09-21-2018 12:17 PM
  14. Gary02468's Avatar
    I know people do it, but it just blows my mind that anyone would buy an expensive device like this and NOT put a case and screen protector on it immediately.
    Does it blow your mind that people buy $1k phones at all, considering that even with a case and screen protector, phones can and do get damaged?

    The fact is that the risk levels differ significantly from person to person, as does tolerance for risk. Some people have already dropped their Note9 repeatedly; others will go for a year without dropping it. Some can afford repairs, others not. So it's hardly mind-boggling that different people arrive at different reasonable decisions about what fits their own circumstances.
    09-21-2018 12:24 PM
  15. evohicks's Avatar
    I find that sometimes using a case can attract scratches to the rear especially if you work in dusty environments, dust gets in between case and back and voila.
    But I've had the Note 8 and now the 9 for nearly a month with no screen protection and no marks to either screen and I'm always looking believe me!
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    09-21-2018 01:06 PM
  16. jeetu4444's Avatar
    I used note 8 naked for around 6 to 7 months had zero scratches..note 9 though I am using a screen guard...in note 8 I had 1 time free screen replacement so I had no fear...but note 9 i don't have that
    09-21-2018 06:47 PM
  17. BlackZeppelin's Avatar
    Why dont you get a screen protector?
    Yeah I was wondering the same thing. Such an expensive phone and if you aren't convinced by tempered glass screen protectors you could just apply a film protector. I did a Spigen neo flex which is awesome. They're cheap, completely inconspicuous, hardly affect touch sensitivity, (none at all if you increase touch sensitivity) and come in a 2 pack so if you scratch one, you have another on hand immediately.
    09-21-2018 08:10 PM
  18. KupKrazy's Avatar
    All you need is a single grain of sand to scratch the screen and for a phone that is intended to also be used by something else other than your finger - I'm putting a screen protector. Personal preference of course - not everyone feels the need for one. It puts my mind at ease.
    09-21-2018 10:04 PM
  19. chyeo1979's Avatar
    Just put a tempered glass, save you the trouble of worrying everyday
    09-21-2018 11:00 PM
  20. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    Like some others here I chose also go keep the in-transit plastic films on the Note 9 until I had the WhiteStone Dome Glass Screen Protector and dbrand Black Camo Back Skin and a Spigen Ultra Hybrid Matt Black case to fit onto it.

    Rhinoshield Crashguard Bumper is on its way to me.

    I typically resell my phones so I like to try and keep them in good condition and as I work in a Warehouse adequate protection is a must from the get go.
    09-21-2018 11:30 PM
  21. donm527's Avatar
    My wife’s been playing intramural volleyball a lot lately and she’ll come home with sand on her and I tell her to take more care wiping sand off and getting scratches on her iPhone X but she’s the type that micro scratches don’t bother her. I told her get a protector but she doesn’t like the feel of them.

    Her screen was perfect until recently and I see a few micro scratches and even though she doesn’t really notice them, it bothers the F out of me such a beautiful screen so I bought an Ankar glass protector and installed it without telling her. Didn’t even notice until I pointed it out to her.

    My teen daughter the same way. She’ll have gouges and scratches on her plastic protectors and even discoloration and doesn’t faze her. So I have to keep changing it cause it bothers the crap out of me to see her reading through that mess. Quality protectors for iPhones are so cheap and easy to install and importantly full adhesive. Wish note screens were the same.

    I’m the caretaker of the phones in my household lol.

    All you need is a single grain of sand to scratch the screen and for a phone that is intended to also be used by something else other than your finger - I'm putting a screen protector. Personal preference of course - not everyone feels the need for one. It puts my mind at ease.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    09-22-2018 07:24 AM
  22. sygnus21's Avatar
    Three weeks in and this thing has been treated as gentle as my newborn daughter yet it has scratches on the screen!

    Have had this before with the odd phone seem to scratch so easy

    Any tips can light scratches be buffed out some crap online about baking soda!
    This further enforces my reason for using flip cases such as Samsung's LED flip cover I'm using on my Note 9. Yeah, open cases are much more appealing, and some might argue adding a screen protector, but I don't want anything taking away from my screen's color, and screen protectors can also be scratched.

    Though nothing is impossible, In all my years of using flip covers with my phones - S3, S5, S7 Edge, and now Note 9, I've never had a screen scratch (knocks on wood )
    09-22-2018 12:27 PM
  23. worldsoutro's Avatar
    like someone said I would never risk scratches on any device I know. I have Spigen rugged plus whitestone on. it's minimalist and offers good protection
    09-22-2018 05:33 PM
  24. Seanetta's Avatar
    Three weeks in and this thing has been treated as gentle as my newborn daughter yet it has scratches on the screen!

    Have had this before with the odd phone seem to scratch so easy

    Any tips can light scratches be buffed out some crap online about baking soda!
    Gorilla Glass 5 is harder to break if dropped but scratches easier. I dropped my Nokia 8 twice on a hard floor screen down and not a single crack but there was very fine scratches seen under bright light. I also think sometimes dirt or pocket lint can rub against glass and scratch it. Sand is one of the worst to scratch a screen. This is why i hate all glass phones
    09-22-2018 05:37 PM
  25. Gary02468's Avatar
    Gorilla Glass 5 is harder to break if dropped but scratches easier.
    Scratches more easily than what, and what makes you think so?

    It's true that a change that makes glass more resistant to cracking also makes it somewhat more susceptible to scratching, and vice versa. But that doesn't mean that one kind of glass can't be both more crack-resistant and more scratch-resistant than another.
    09-22-2018 07:32 PM
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