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  1. Kirk Maluo's Avatar
    Again, I wonder what evidence if any you have for that claim. If a scratch is visible, doesn't that mean it's distorting light? Distortion of light is precisely what makes an object visible.
    I've had both over several phones. Only the glass scratches were visible when the screen is on.
    06-08-2017 01:20 PM
  2. Gary02468's Avatar
    I've had both over several phones. Only the glass scratches were visible when the screen is on.
    Thanks for explaining. But how did you decide which ones were glass scratches and which ones not? Did you consider the scratches to be glass scratches only if you could see them when the screen was on? (And in any case, the scratches that are only visible with the screen off are still distorting light, albeit less so than the other scratches.)
    06-08-2017 03:54 PM
  3. recDNA's Avatar
    I've had both over several phones. Only the glass scratches were visible when the screen is on.
    Even glass scratches are seldom visible with phone on unless they are deep enough to feel with your finger. I see no advantage to ugly oleophobic layer scratches over glass surface scratches. Neither can be removed. Both look ugly with phone off. Both subtract from resale value
    06-08-2017 04:40 PM
  4. Kirk Maluo's Avatar
    Thanks for explaining. But how did you decide which ones were glass scratches and which ones not? Did you consider the scratches to be glass scratches only if you could see them when the screen was on? (And in any case, the scratches that are only visible with the screen off are still distorting light, albeit less so than the other scratches.)
    Your can tell the Oleophobic scratches as they have very little texture and depth. They're usually clustered together and form more readily on the curves of the screen. Without the coating our phones would look like a disgusting pile of grease. It's definitely an imperfect compromise.
    06-08-2017 05:49 PM
  5. Gary02468's Avatar
    Your can tell the Oleophobic scratches as they have very little texture and depth. They're usually clustered together and form more readily on the curves of the screen.
    I get that those are the clues you look for when you decide whether the glass or the coating is scratched.

    But the part I still don't get is: how do you know that the coating is thick enough to exhibit visible scratches at all? How do you know that all the visible scratches aren't glass scratches?
    06-10-2017 08:19 AM
  6. flyingkytez's Avatar
    I get that those are the clues you look for when you decide whether the glass or the coating is scratched.

    But the part I still don't get is: how do you know that the coating is thick enough to exhibit visible scratches at all? How do you know that all the visible scratches aren't glass scratches?
    The coating doesn't do jack. It's a thin coating that'll wear out very quickly. Scratch on the coating, you'll still see it either way. Trying buffing that out and you'll make it worse. If you want to know if they are glass scratches, run your fingernail across it, if it's pretty deep then probably is a glass scratch. If you hold up the phone in direct sunlight or a lamp and tilt it, those micro scratches are probably the oleophobic scratches.
    08-04-2017 12:40 AM
  7. bhatech's Avatar
    Not been using screen protectors for couple of years now and completely fine. I enjoy the glass feel of the phone and never worried about scratches. And don't care about minute microscopic scratches.
    08-04-2017 01:23 AM
  8. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Never worried about any Android phone having any scratches and have never used a protector of any kind. I've only had my S8+ for about a month now and it will remain without a screen protector.
    08-04-2017 02:08 AM
  9. matther22xdroid's Avatar
    Are you referring to the one zagg claims has real sapphire but is really a plastic screen protector they're selling for 50 bucks?
    But it's trendy, plus they put them on in the mall while you are shopping at FYE.
    08-04-2017 07:00 AM
  10. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Had mine for 2 months and still not even a micro scratch on the screen. I was checking yesterday because I was sure there would be some but still nothing.
    08-04-2017 09:21 AM
  11. Zendroid1's Avatar
    I'm going to go on KickStarter and make pants with microfiber lined pockets. Who's in?
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    08-04-2017 12:30 PM
  12. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I'm going to go on KickStarter and make pants with microfiber lined pockets. Who's in?
    And a shirt with microfiber around the stomach area since that's what I primarily clean my screen with.
    mary beth hale and acles003 like this.
    08-04-2017 12:40 PM
  13. jeffmd's Avatar
    Ive been having success using a heavy duty case with belt clip (sans belt clip, cause it was torn clean off, so its now just a piece of plastic that will clamp across the screen). I only use the clip cover when the phone is in my pocket. I would like to find something like a protective sleeve so I can ditch the case alltogether and enjoy the phone naked when using it, but then protect it while in my pocket and not in use. (The case is also a PITA to remove when I want to use it in the gear vr)
    08-06-2017 03:38 PM
  14. mary beth hale's Avatar
    And a shirt with microfiber around the stomach area since that's what I primarily clean my screen with.
    I was just doing this about 5 minutes ago. :-)
    08-06-2017 07:01 PM
  15. Soylent_Green's Avatar
    I have a few microscopic scratches on my screen and I don't care, it's a phone.
    ABOSWORTH007 likes this.
    08-07-2017 05:12 PM
  16. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Again, I wonder what evidence if any you have for that claim. If a scratch is visible, doesn't that mean it's distorting light? Distortion of light is precisely what makes an object visible.
    I predicted the future!

    Here you go:

    [https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/...ily/td-p/93816

    https://www.reddit.com/r/GalaxyS8/co...reens_what_to/


    Most recently:
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sa...t-scratch.html
    07-09-2018 10:25 AM
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