05-09-2017 02:37 PM
30 12
tools
  1. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Hold it under a bright light like your desk lamp. You will see scratches. The new S8 fps has a glossy paint finish which made it more scratch prone. Is your's scratched up?

    Edit: bring it outdoors when it's bright and sunny. I noticed the fingerprint scanner was all scratched up. They should've gone with a matte finish to avoid this, but then again it'll ruin the look of the phone.
    05-01-2017 07:48 PM
  2. sweetypie31's Avatar
    My case keeps my phone from laying all the way flat on a surface so no.
    20blks likes this.
    05-01-2017 07:51 PM
  3. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Mine is not scratched up but I use a case so I doubt it will
    05-01-2017 08:33 PM
  4. TylerLV76's Avatar
    If you have anything on your finger tip like salt it can scratch it. Case or no case.
    05-01-2017 08:34 PM
  5. Ecm's Avatar
    No scratches on mine either, after 10 days.
    05-01-2017 08:59 PM
  6. dryja123's Avatar
    No, but the back of my case kept phone is already scratching into oblivion. I've kept it in the Ultra Hybrid since minute 1.
    flyingkytez likes this.
    05-01-2017 10:54 PM
  7. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I noticed last year when people were reporting the s7 phones Home Button either marked up or if someone affixed a screen shield then it could lift the paint.

    Possibly the same with the fps ?

    As it's going to be one of the most touched parts it's possible for more wear and tear imo.

    3rd party cases may not always be as snug fitting as the Official ones so particles can get in and rub. Also some 3rd party cases aren't as finished off quality wise. Not all I submit so rough edges etc can possibly play a part in marking up. Glass will scratch.

    I'm using a cheap tpu case with a small thin piece of material inside. The type that comes with spectacles. To help stop marking up until My Black Dragon dbrand skin arrives.
    05-02-2017 12:10 AM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    Hold it under a bright light like your desk lamp. You will see scratches. The new S8 Fps has a glossy paint finish which made it more scratch prone. Is your's scratched up?
    Did what you said -- I don't see any on mine.
    05-02-2017 12:31 AM
  9. jeffmd's Avatar
    Every bend and scratch test Jerry does, the finger print sensor is like just a normal paint covered button that scratches super easy. Luckily all but one phone the sensor still works perfectly when heavily scratched up.
    05-02-2017 06:05 AM
  10. donm527's Avatar
    Would it be considered as being too nitpicky to say really too bad they couldn't take that extra step and use sapphire covered FPS? For such attention to detail on design and on a $900 phone I'd want them to sweat every detail.

    Every bend and scratch test Jerry does, the finger print sensor is like just a normal paint covered button that scratches super easy. Luckily all but one phone the sensor still works perfectly when heavily scratched up.
    J4To and tqmcguire like this.
    05-02-2017 06:46 AM
  11. TechnicallyTee's Avatar
    Yeah I can see some small abrasions to the scanner. I hope it doesn't get too bad over time but honestly probably wouldn't have seen it if I never saw this post.
    05-02-2017 07:30 AM
  12. aokusman1's Avatar
    How is this something to be bothered about? FPS on the s5, s6, s7 still work.
    05-02-2017 07:46 AM
  13. J4To's Avatar
    Yes, I just noticed my fingerprint scanner is scratched. It's also been in a case since day one. (Looking closely, I'd guess a stray grain of sand got in my pocket)

    I guess it's made out out of some sort of polycarbonate, not glass? The HR sensor doesn't have a mark on it.

    Doesn't really bother me as long as it doesn't impair the functionality.
    05-02-2017 01:25 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    Would it be considered as being too nitpicky to say really too bad they couldn't take that extra step and use sapphire covered FPS? For such attention to detail on design and on a $900 phone I'd want them to sweat every detail.
    Tell that to all manufacturers then :P.
    05-02-2017 01:38 PM
  15. flyingkytez's Avatar
    No, but the back of my case kept phone is already scratching into oblivion. I've kept it in the Ultra Hybrid since minute 1.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...0e3f66331e.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...db3199065a.jpg
    I just had the phone one day, and using a Spigen case. Noticed a scratch mark on the back although the case was on it the whole time.
    05-02-2017 02:24 PM
  16. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Tell that to all manufacturers then :P.
    Two words: matte finish. My V20 has matte finish on the fps, zero signs of scratches. The thing is that the clear coat on the glossy finish scratches
    05-02-2017 02:25 PM
  17. flyingkytez's Avatar
    How is this something to be bothered about? FPS on the s5, s6, s7 still work.
    Paid $932 for it brand new and now it looks used already...
    05-02-2017 02:26 PM
  18. aokusman1's Avatar
    Paid $932 for it brand new and now it looks used already...
    Umm because it is used. Lol.
    05-02-2017 02:27 PM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    Two words: matte finish. My V20 has matte finish on the fps, zero signs of scratches. The thing is that the clear coat on the glossy finish scratches
    Same as mine on my S8+ (perfect w/ no scratches) .. so?
    05-02-2017 02:27 PM
  20. theelite1x87's Avatar
    No, but the back of my case kept phone is already scratching into oblivion. I've kept it in the Ultra Hybrid since minute 1.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...0e3f66331e.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...db3199065a.jpg
    That's very odd. My phone has been naked since day one. Used daily. Back and front are still in mint condition.
    05-02-2017 02:50 PM
  21. hashfork's Avatar
    Has no one come out with a mini-protector for this yet? Maybe you could cut one to size from tape so long as it doesn't affect the scanner.
    05-02-2017 03:19 PM
  22. jeffmd's Avatar
    So I just looked at my fps, still unscratched.. and I guess it is either glass or plastic, not a paint like I thought it might have beeen. All I can ask is wtf are you doing and stop grinding the back of the phone against a sander.
    05-02-2017 04:55 PM
  23. chazglenn3's Avatar
    The Gorrila Glass 5 is more shatter resistant, but more susceptible to scratches. Just ask any of us former Note 7 owners.
    05-02-2017 06:56 PM
  24. theelite1x87's Avatar
    Unless they come out with some revolutionary formulation that's how glass will be. Making it more scratch resistant means making the material harder, but in general this makes it easier to break. Making it more shatter resistant generally means making it "softer" but then it's a little easier to scratch.
    05-04-2017 12:51 PM
  25. donm527's Avatar
    nothing revolutionary about sapphire but it works.



    Unless they come out with some revolutionary formulation that's how glass will be. Making it more scratch resistant means making the material harder, but in general this makes it easier to break. Making it more shatter resistant generally means making it "softer" but then it's a little easier to scratch.
    05-04-2017 01:12 PM
30 12

Similar Threads

  1. Iris scanner is not working on Galaxy S8
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-23-2017, 03:34 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-01-2017, 02:36 PM
  3. I need a HD scanner with auto crop function for my Galaxy S6
    By AC Question in forum Samsung Galaxy S6
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-01-2017, 04:45 AM
  4. Problem with the Huawei 5c fingerprint sensor.
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-30-2017, 11:00 PM
  5. I need a HD scanner with auto crop function for my Galaxy S6
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-30-2017, 08:20 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD