1. sleepypanda19's Avatar
    My S4 already has a tiny noticeable hairline scratch at the back part next to the speakers after a week without a case. Yikes! Don't know how it got there though, im very gentle with my phones, even treating them like they were my baby i have OCD so this bothers me alot. Also noticed the bezels are easily scratched too. decided to buy a TPU case a few days ago as not to scratch the back part more. Any of you guys have scratches on your S4s?
    05-27-2013 04:17 AM
  2. r2t's Avatar
    My S4 already has a tiny noticeable hairline scratch at the back part next to the speakers after a week without a case. Yikes! Don't know how it got there though, im very gentle with my phones, even treating them like they were my baby i have OCD so this bothers me alot. Also noticed the bezels are easily scratched too. decided to buy a TPU case a few days ago as not to scratch the back part more. Any of you guys have scratches on your S4s?
    I'm OCD about scratches too for about the first two months. I bough a cheap silicone case for my S4, which I hope it wouldn't scratch up the sides of the phone until I get over the "fear" of scratching my phone. I am considering the Otterbox, but I don't know if I really need it or not.
    05-27-2013 05:34 AM
  3. swent1's Avatar
    Lol same here, bought a cheap silicone case. But I am so surprised I don't have any scratches on the screen yet, even minuscule ones.. Beauty phone
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    05-27-2013 05:42 AM
  4. r2t's Avatar
    Lol same here, bought a cheap silicone case. But I am so surprised I don't have any scratches on the screen yet, even minuscule ones.. Beauty phone
    Good thing when I bought the phone, the store gave me a free screen protector (installed it for me to). I was happy with it. I didn't need the so called HD screen protector. I am fine with just a normal one just to prevent my screen from getting scratched.

    Sent from my GT-I9500
    05-27-2013 05:49 AM
  5. vpwrf's Avatar
    I have only had mine for less than 2 weeks and the screen is already scratched worse than my S3. The screen really isn't that scratch resistant at all
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    07-12-2013 12:45 PM
  6. singjai's Avatar
    I don't understand why people blame the glass screen itself for being scratched. I think the glass is pretty scratch proof to a certain point. The reason it gets scratched so easily is because the oleophobic coating gets scratched, not the screen. I read somewhere that a car detailer had a scratch on his ipad. He buffed out the coating and voila, the scratches were gone.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-12-2013 12:58 PM
  7. OhAlfie's Avatar
    Mine is still pristine since I got it at launch time. I don't even baby it other than having a lower end case from RocketFish on it.
    07-12-2013 01:04 PM
  8. SenseMonkey's Avatar
    About a month with mine, and yes i have hair thin scratches; but on my screen protector(which i can switch out.) :thumbup: and my Otterbox Defender protects the rest. :thumbup:

    From my Sammy Galaxy S4
    07-12-2013 01:15 PM
  9. lindsay1221's Avatar
    That's exactly why I got a case. Scratched it as I was bringing it home from the store... Not surprised knowing me. But at least now with my case it covers up the scratch.
    I got a super cut vintage case after this blog inspired me.
    Bringing Your Samsung Galaxy Case Back to the 1920
    07-12-2013 01:51 PM
  10. bdmridgback's Avatar
    I use a case on S4...very minimal one, but this is the first phone I have not ran a screen protector on it. I must say, I can tell it is different material cause my S3 S2 3D and EVO all got very fine scratches in them just from my dirty paws working in garage.

    This phone not a single one. Well worth not having the hassle of changing them as they get beat up.


    Sent from my SPH-L720 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-12-2013 02:23 PM
  11. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Mine still looks brand new...I always make sure to get a case BEFORE I receive the phone to make sure nothing happens to it...my screen protector has scratches, but thank goodness its the screen protector and not the screen
    07-12-2013 02:39 PM
  12. red5ive1's Avatar
    I don't use a case and have plenty of hairline scratches on the back. I have trouble understanding why people really care about minor scratches on the back since it's just a cheapo plastic back that can be easily replaced.

    Now, scratches on the front are a different story....
    07-12-2013 02:50 PM
  13. rushmore's Avatar
    I put a clear screen protector on mine. Worked fine for S3 for over a year.
    07-12-2013 04:14 PM
  14. mlauzon's Avatar
    No scratch on mine, didn't use it until I bought the OtterBox Defender and had it in the case!
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    07-12-2013 04:18 PM
  15. jayarh1's Avatar
    Had mine for about 2 months now and no scratches on the screen and back (replaced with a faux carbon fiber door found on eBay) I do have a scratch on the putter bezel next to the headphone jack from my aux cable at work

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    07-12-2013 05:38 PM
  16. Marck527's Avatar
    I'm very proud to say that I still haven't scratched my s4,mainly because it's on a Otterbox defender.

    Sent from my GT-I9500
    07-12-2013 09:50 PM
  17. haseS's Avatar
    Not a scratch on mine too..Everytime before using a new phone, I must have a screen protector and case on. I'm using the parfiti case with its gift screen protector, perfectly fine keeping my S4 at its brand new smooth appearance. Scratches on the case is better than scratches on the phone itself! Cases can be changed anytime!
    07-13-2013 12:16 AM
  18. Soxxfan13's Avatar
    I have had my S4 for around 3 months now. I have a really great case that protects my screen from any drops. But, my screen has a ton of scratches. A lot of them i can feel with my fingernail. So i have been doing some research on the gorilla glass 3. Every scratch test i find there is some guy going at there s4 with 4 different knifes, coins, keys and other misc. items. I am very confused on how my s4 has so many scratches, i mean if a knife will not scratch the screen what will??? Is there any Do-It-Yourself methods to get these scratches out?
    08-05-2013 12:54 PM
  19. Seth_Overbury's Avatar
    I've had my S4 for about 6 weeks. I use a thin case to protect against everyday bumps, but no screen protector. So far (knock on wood) no scratches on the screen.

    I think the screen protectors get messed up too easy and always look/feel terrible. A scratch on the screen protector probably wouldn't have even scratched the gorilla glass. So you have a scratched looking screen to 'protect' against scratches that probably wouldn't have happened anyways. I also think otter boxes and the such are ridiculous. I hate to ruin the sleekness of my phone. You might as well wrap it in bubble wrap.

    Of course, if I ever scratch or crack my phone I will regret this...
    08-05-2013 01:17 PM
  20. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I had an Otterbox Defender but it seemed a little drab so I went with an Element Eclipse and ZAGG. No scratches as of yet and the phone/case doesn't look too bad to me. Win-win.



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    08-05-2013 03:13 PM
  21. neelpan's Avatar
    I was feeling very safe with my S4 and not considering any kind of screen protector as it has Gorilla Glass 3 ..what better then this..also after watching some videos on you tube i was fully sure and careless about the scratches.....and one day I noticed my S4 screen got many little little hairline scratches on the screen ....before considering them i was just warring about the back side of my phone so i was using back silicon cover...but now it is really shocking ..that Gorilla Glass is not that much good...I always try to keep my phone safe..and use to keep it in my pocket while move...just due to that my phone got that kind of scratches ....really clueless I am.......
    11-19-2013 05:50 AM
  22. neelpan's Avatar
    don't know about any scratch remover but got a clue from somewhere....there is some kind of glass polish available that can hide glass scratches.......and dear the same story is mine too...
    11-19-2013 05:54 AM
  23. Canadian Bacon1's Avatar
    I don't understand why people blame the glass screen itself for being scratched. I think the glass is pretty scratch proof to a certain point. The reason it gets scratched so easily is because the oleophobic coating gets scratched, not the screen. I read somewhere that a car detailer had a scratch on his ipad. He buffed out the coating and voila, the scratches were gone.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app

    Well, I had my Samsung Galaxy S first gen, almost 4 years, no screen protector took very good care of it, not one (1) scratch. I've had my S4 for approx 4-5 months and the screen is full of little hairline scratches.... What's changed?? Certainly not my care for the phone! The screen sucks....or at least mine does.

    I am very disappointed with the S4, I was really hoping not to have to put a screen saver on....as they suck!!

    Anyway, something has changed and my guess, Samsung has done like every other company does, screw their customers for more profit by sending out cheap product.
    10-01-2014 01:04 AM
  24. bbmjack's Avatar
    Well mine is scratched but I don't see it so obvious I only see it when screen off and lights on that's it

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    10-01-2014 06:41 AM
  25. noizepolution's Avatar
    I went with a Techmatte amFilm screen protector (life time warranty) and a Cruiser lite case that covers the back and sides.

    I love the Otter Box but love the thin sleek look of the S4 so opted for the Cruiser lite. ..

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-04-2014 05:06 PM

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