06-06-2016 09:06 PM
66 123
tools
  1. ShanesHouse's Avatar
    My sister's S7 has been having horrendous scratching issues lately, which is strange because she takes good care of it. Anyone else been having this happen to them? Attachment 225231

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Samsung Galaxy S7 Scratching Easily-img_20160420_213247242_hdr.jpg  
    04-21-2016 12:45 AM
  2. ShanesHouse's Avatar
    More pictures:

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Samsung Galaxy S7 Scratching Easily-img_20160420_213317440.jpg  
    04-21-2016 12:46 AM
  3. ShanesHouse's Avatar
    .

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Samsung Galaxy S7 Scratching Easily-img_20160420_213327957.jpg  
    04-21-2016 12:47 AM
  4. monicakm's Avatar
    I guess that's to be expected when you don't use a case?? Is there no screen protection either? It's those darn "premium" materials. The non-premium material they used on the back of the S5 wouldn't have shown scratches and smudges like that It really doesn't look like a phone that's been taken care of. Sorry. I'm surprised that the Gorilla glass is so scratched.
    teg10, DracoSolon, jek48 and 1 others like this.
    04-21-2016 01:20 AM
  5. DizWhiz's Avatar
    Is it in a purse with loose diamonds and bags of sand?! Honestly no idea how you can do that to a phone unless you took a metal brush to it.

    Make it so.
    04-21-2016 01:32 AM
  6. ShanesHouse's Avatar
    Her home button started looking like this just a few days after getting it:

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Samsung Galaxy S7 Scratching Easily-90799.jpg  
    04-21-2016 01:40 AM
  7. teeitupmo#WN's Avatar
    Is it in a purse with loose diamonds and bags of sand?! Honestly no idea how you can do that to a phone unless you took a metal brush to it.

    Make it so.
    I can't see the pictures for what ever reason, but that is funny.
    04-21-2016 04:13 AM
  8. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    Her home button started looking like this just a few days after getting it:

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Holy crap man. Honestly that doesn't look like being taken care of. Yes it can get scratched but these pictures show a whole new level of scratching. Haven't seen year old S6 phones like this even.

    This phone has been abused. For sure.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-21-2016 09:54 AM
  9. oks10's Avatar
    Yeah, this definitely does not look like it's well taken care of...
    04-21-2016 11:22 AM
  10. Swamp55's Avatar
    I suggest your sister's hockey team buy some real pucks instead of using her phone.
    04-21-2016 12:39 PM
  11. Alanhd's Avatar
    Ive had mine since day one and its still pristine. that phone looks like its been kicked around the pavement.
    chanchan05 likes this.
    04-21-2016 01:06 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    I have one tiny little scratch at the bottom (it was my fault) on the back .. But that is it.

    That phone looks like it was placed somewhere it shouldn't have been. It looks like it was tossed in with keys and then punched by the hulk down the street.
    04-21-2016 01:38 PM
  13. Aquila's Avatar
    I have one tiny little scratch at the bottom (it was my fault) on the back .. But that is it.

    That phone looks like it was placed somewhere it shouldn't have been. It looks like it was tossed in with keys and then punched by the hulk down the street.
    04-21-2016 01:43 PM
  14. LeoRex's Avatar
    In all seriousness... looking at those scratches, the phone has been subject to constant, extended exposure to something quite harsh... like in a pocket or bag that had some sand in it, etc. The S7 isn't the most durable of phones, but this isn't just incidental contact.
    ShanesHouse and chanchan05 like this.
    04-21-2016 01:43 PM
  15. monicakm's Avatar
    In all seriousness... looking at those scratches, the phone has been subject to constant, extended exposure to something quite harsh... like in a pocket or bag that had some sand in it, etc. The S7 isn't the most durable of phones, but this isn't just incidental contact.
    Whaaaat? But what about all those "premium" materials it's made of? <g>

    This is not even close to casual or normal wear and tear much less a phone that's been well taken care of. This is out and out abuse.
    04-21-2016 04:41 PM
  16. JHStewart1023's Avatar
    This looks like it's been through hell and back- this is abuse and sorta makes me sad. This is why you buy a screen protector and a case... man I feel bad for that phone

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-21-2016 07:57 PM
  17. ShanesHouse's Avatar
    I feel like her phone has a coating issue, which might make itself prone to scratches. I myself am very likely going to switch from my Moto X Pure Edition to the Galaxy S7 Edge soon, so I hope this doesn't happen to me.
    04-21-2016 08:14 PM
  18. oks10's Avatar
    Don't carry sand in your pocket and you should be good...
    04-21-2016 08:37 PM
  19. ShanesHouse's Avatar
    Don't carry sand in your pocket and you should be good...
    Lol, really.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    oks10 likes this.
    04-21-2016 08:40 PM
  20. monicakm's Avatar
    So you feel like the phone has a "coating" problem on both the screen and the body of the camera? Have you taken it to your carrier's store and asked them what they think? I just read an article about an S5 (with NON-premium plastic housing ) that had gotten lost OUTSIDE for 17 months and then found by the owner. It was in the dirt, had been thru rain, snow, freezing temps, heat. It looked 100x better than your sister's phone that's been taken care of. BTW, it still worked! I'm about to think this is a troll thread.
    04-21-2016 08:49 PM
  21. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I have a few small scratches on the bottom back of mine, think my Google card board did it. Front, including my button look new still, and I feel I abuse mine.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    ShanesHouse likes this.
    04-21-2016 09:04 PM
  22. ShanesHouse's Avatar
    So you feel like the phone has a "coating" problem on both the screen and the body of the camera? Have you taken it to your carrier's store and asked them what they think? I just read an article about an S5 (with NON-premium plastic housing ) that had gotten lost OUTSIDE for 17 months and then found by the owner. It was in the dirt, had been thru rain, snow, freezing temps, heat. It looked 100x better than your sister's phone that's been taken care of. BTW, it still worked! I'm about to think this is a troll thread.
    This is all legit, I literally have no idea how it got that scratched. Her S4 from 3 years ago looks better than this.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-21-2016 09:07 PM
  23. dpham00's Avatar
    If it were my phone and I started seeing scratches, I would immediately investigate what was causing it, and not wait until it got this bad. Sand, diamond, cubic zirconia, and certain harder /hardened metals would scratch it. This applies to the iPhone too, not just Galaxy devices.

    The back glass is easier to scratch, a soft metal could scratch it.
    04-21-2016 09:23 PM
  24. dpham00's Avatar
    I feel like her phone has a coating issue, which makes itself very prone to scratches. I myself am very likely going to switch from my Moto X Pure Edition to the Galaxy S7 Edge soon, so I hope this doesn't happen to me.
    If your primary concern is scratch resistance, then I would advise strongly against the s7 edge. While it is more scratch resistant than the iPhone 6s, it isn't as scratch resistant as the mxpe. A pick with a mohs hardness of 6 will scratch the s7 edge. For the mxpe, you would need a mohs hardness of 7 to scratch. On the 6s, even a standard razor blade would scratch the screen. A standard razor blade is usually regular steel with a mohs hardness of 4-4.5.


    Basically if a material has a higher mohs hardness than the glass then it will scratch the glass.

    You can read more about mohs hardness scale here if interested

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohs...neral_hardness
    ShanesHouse likes this.
    04-21-2016 10:04 PM
  25. ShanesHouse's Avatar
    If your primary concern is scratch resistance, then I would advise strongly against the s7 edge. While it is more scratch resistant than the iPhone 6s, it isn't as scratch resistant as the mxpe. A pick with a mohs hardness of 6 will scratch the s7 edge. For the mxpe, you would need a mohs hardness of 7 to scratch. On the 6s, even a standard razor blade would scratch the screen. A standard razor blade is usually regular steel with a mohs hardness of 4-4.5.


    Basically if a material has a higher mohs hardness than the glass then it will scratch the glass.

    You can read more about mohs hardness scale here if interested

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohs...neral_hardness
    Thanks for the info. So the S7 and S7 Edge have an mohs of 6?
    04-21-2016 10:12 PM
66 123

Similar Threads

  1. Where to go to remove AT&T lock on Galaxy Tab S 8.4?
    By eastrader in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-21-2016, 01:42 AM
  2. I am unable to restart my Galaxy 5 N--please help
    By total_lost in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-21-2016, 12:18 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-20-2016, 11:38 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-20-2016, 10:47 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-20-2016, 10:42 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD