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  1. dmlv's Avatar
    Been caseless since it came early from my preorder.
    Perfect so far but I do not put this or any phone in my pockets (I know ridiculous). I just know from past experience little particles will cause scratches.
    I actually put my phones in one of those eyeglass cleaner type pouches then in my pocket. I have a couple minimal cases on order and am waiting for the zagg glass... Once it's covered I'll not use the pouch.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-05-2016 08:48 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    I've been being very careful of mine because there aren't any good screen protectors out yet and I JUST WENT TO THE BEACH TODAY SO GUESS WHAT I FIND AFTER MY FRIEND PUTS MY PHONE IN HIS POCCCCKKKEEETT. SCRATCHESSSSSSSSSS!!!!! I didn't even know he had it!! Plus+++ I've been having it in my pocket lately. It's only been a week!!! Hopefully something goes defective with this one so I can return it and get a replacement with a new screen... I have extended warranty but it doesn't cover scratches.

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    Sand is a phone screens #1 worst enemy. If you don't have a screen protector I would really not bring it to the beach. It is way too easy to miss one little spec of it and then have that push against something (like your leg / pocket) and it scratch the screen.
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    04-05-2016 09:31 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    To add to what srkmagnus said, something even smaller is much worse - carbide. The particles are so small that they float in the air (at that size, electrostatic forces are FAR stronger than gravity) The problem is that, while sand is about the same hardness as Gorilla Glass, carbide is much harder (the only thing natural that's harder is diamond). So one invisible, "not feelable" particle of carbide on the screen and you have a scratch. A cheap plastic screen protector (the 3/$5 kind) that looks and feels good is probably best. Replacing one a year (and I've had some that last for years without showing any wear or scratches) isn't going to cost much.
    04-05-2016 11:26 AM
  4. oks10's Avatar
    I've got a faint scratch on my screen as well. I have no idea what it would be from though. I have an otterbox symmetry case so if it's face down the face isn't actually touching and I don't put anything else in my pocket with my phone. (Habit from scratching a phone before by having a credit card loose in the same pocket.) Luckily it's SUPER faint, can't feel it with my nail. I think if I just get a screen protector the adhesive will fill it making it less visible, I'm just not sure what a good protector would be. (Topic for another thread.)
    04-05-2016 01:59 PM
  5. ogio's Avatar
    While this phone looks sexy, the design makes it hard to protect.
    I kinda hope the note 6 comes with a flat screen. I love having a tempered screen protector.
    michellebjohn likes this.
    04-05-2016 02:19 PM
  6. gregorypierce's Avatar
    While this phone looks sexy, the design makes it hard to protect.
    I kinda hope the note 6 comes with a flat screen. I love having a tempered screen protector.
    Yeah, that's the main issue. Since its not flat there are more angles where you can end up with the screen face against something that will scratch the screen. Never scratched my Nexus 6. This phone scratched within 2 weeks. Unfortunate that such a nice phone will end up being a scratch magnet.
    04-13-2016 04:36 PM
  7. tclarson1's Avatar
    Yes it scratches easy!, 8 days with case and treated it like a baby small swirls everywhere on the curve of the edge and one that was felt with finger nail. Pretty bummed
    04-13-2016 04:52 PM
  8. limitbreak09's Avatar
    Yes it scratches easy!, 8 days with case and treated it like a baby small swirls everywhere on the curve of the edge and one that was felt with finger nail. Pretty bummed
    Idk wat u doin but I'm using thin fit case, no screen protector for a month and zero scratches so far.

    -S7Edge
    04-13-2016 06:16 PM
  9. areyes163's Avatar
    I also have zero scratches. No screen protector either. So far so good. Hope I don't jinx myself.
    04-13-2016 07:52 PM
  10. ded1945's Avatar
    Same here, 1 month and 2 days and nary a scratch. Have a Spigen case and use a lined holster on my belt.
    04-13-2016 08:14 PM
  11. Belpheg0re's Avatar
    have had mine for about 1.5 months, have several scratches that are light, and non visible in use, but you can see them at an angle on a black screen. Annoying as heck but hasn't impeded the function of the phone at all. Still deciding on the best case to get for it, gonna be a pain no matter which I choose when I want to use it for the Gear VR
    05-17-2016 04:17 AM
  12. 2high4u's Avatar
    I had mine for 2 months since the launch there's no scratches and I don't have any screen protector just a minimalist case. If you never put anything along your cell phone in your pocket, there's no reason to be scratched. Ok sometimes there might be some particles or some dust in your pocket but still. People are complaining about scratches but if you take care of it there shouldn't be any problems. Along their way they did something wrong. I mean on jerryrigeverything's chanel, it takes up to a 6 of hardness to scratch it, that's like a blade or something.
    05-19-2016 07:45 PM
  13. chanchan05's Avatar
    I had mine for 2 months since the launch there's no scratches and I don't have any screen protector just a minimalist case. If you never put anything along your cell phone in your pocket, there's no reason to be scratched. Ok sometimes there might be some particles or some dust in your pocket but still. People are complaining about scratches but if you take care of it there shouldn't be any problems. Along their way they did something wrong. I mean on jerryrigeverything's chanel, it takes up to a 6 of hardness to scratch it, that's like a blade or something.
    A steel blade is around 4.5-5. A glass shard is about 5.5-6, and sand (silica) is 8
    05-19-2016 08:17 PM
  14. Myo Ba La Kyaw's Avatar
    i bought my s7 edge a single month ago. But now I can see many tiny scratches in room light and a single big scratch on the top of it. Gorilla Glass sucks!!! I was going to buy the screen protector but there is no screen protector available right now... Sad...
    05-24-2016 09:46 PM
  15. phil mumford's Avatar
    I have had the S6 Edge, HTC M9 & M8 and Galaxy S4/3 prior to my S7 Edge.

    Never had a scratch to date (except once when I dropped a phone and it landed face down with the cover open but that is clearly my fault) as the phones ALWAYS in my pocket on their own and are in a flip case of some type.

    With the S7 Edge the screen is like a war zone with numerous scratches that I cannot account for. I will be embarrassed to try and give this phone away when I get a new one as I pride myself on the condition of my used phones but refuse to try and sell them. A good home is just fine.

    I think this can be classified as a fault with the phone and I will be taking scratch resistance into account next time around and I have never had to do this before.

    SAMSUNG ! Great phone - crap screen. Sort it out.
    06-01-2016 11:44 AM
  16. henrykrinkle's Avatar
    I don't understand all the skeptics on this thread - this phone is a scratch magnet. Granted, the scratches tend to be negligible surface marks and only visible if you're looking for them. Haven't had any serious scratches to date. I've babied this phone no more or less than previous phones and have never experienced this kind of scratching. Shame, because it's otherwise a great phone (other than TouchWiz which I still hate).
    06-01-2016 01:35 PM
  17. Bogy's Avatar
    Glad both my phone and my wife's left the store in Zagg protectors, front and back. I much prefer the self healing protectors to the tempered glass ones. Those and minimal cases have been on the phones full time.
    06-01-2016 10:18 PM
  18. tinybfk's Avatar
    Quite a few very light scratches with a black screen, at the right angle, with the right lighting. Not noticeable during normal use and most people wouldn't notice unless I told them and showed them, even then some would say they don't see them. I'm very good to my phones, never lay them face down unless it's on a clean cushioned surface and rarely, if ever, drop them. I never use screen protectors anymore, don't like the feel or look of most of them. I'm usually OCD but have learned nothing is scratch proof. I use a very minimalistic case.

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    06-01-2016 11:18 PM
  19. FlyHigh365's Avatar
    Just get a screen protector. I don't understand why people don't get those on any phone they have.
    06-02-2016 08:55 AM
  20. ClintRo's Avatar
    Even the tempered glass protectors don't feel as good as the naked glass on the phones.
    06-02-2016 11:50 AM
  21. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I don't understand all the skeptics on this thread - this phone is a scratch magnet. Granted, the scratches tend to be negligible surface marks and only visible if you're looking for them. Haven't had any serious scratches to date. I've babied this phone no more or less than previous phones and have never experienced this kind of scratching. Shame, because it's otherwise a great phone (other than TouchWiz which I still hate).
    Are we skeptics, or just not having the same issues with our screens?

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    ShinyTop likes this.
    06-03-2016 09:29 AM
  22. zharifunnnn's Avatar
    I do have this problem on my s7 edge too and should I replace my screen to a new one???
    08-03-2016 04:10 AM
  23. bIOforger's Avatar
    No scratches at all. I just keep it in a slip pouch, no screen protector.
    08-03-2016 04:14 AM
  24. zharifunnnn's Avatar
    It doesn't cover scratches???? like seriously???/ OH MYYY I do have a lot of scratches on my s7 edge screen...its quite deep scratch and im totally crazy about it
    08-03-2016 04:24 AM
  25. zharifunnnn's Avatar
    actually its so hard to find s7 edge screen protector so thats whyy....
    08-03-2016 04:25 AM
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