HTC One X Scratch Test (Screen & Body)

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Unfortunately mine screen and back were not so luckily as both have scratches from falling between a sectional pullout couch and some other swirling scratches on the screen which I have no idea where they came from. While I think both are made of the same material, the One X is not the same color all the way through like Nokia Lumias. When it scratches, it is black and noticeable.

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Keys couldn't even scratch GG1, let alone GG2 (and if the HOX has GG2 is still up for debate). GG2 was not an upgrade in scratch resistance, it was an upgrade in strength, more specifically, crack/shatter resistant. Which just means they can be made thinner.

Anyways, I would like to see tests with sand/dirt, which is more than plausible to be found inside of people's pockets, as well as having dirt and dust being trapped between the phone and something like a credit card and rubbing/sliding against each other. Maybe slide the phone face down on a sidewalk as if it had fallen out someone's pocket and slid. Those are more realistic situations than steak knives or box cutters coming in contact with the screen. And keys are just redundant now, which is why nobody is afraid to try it because it has been shown to be virtually harmless since PC World did the "Pocket Simulation" with the iPhone 3G.

iPhone 3G Torture Tests - YouTube

That's just my opinion though. :p
 

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Keys couldn't even scratch GG1, let alone GG2 (and if the HOX has GG2 is still up for debate). GG2 was not an upgrade in scratch resistance, it was an upgrade in strength, more specifically, crack/shatter resistant. Which just means they can be made thinner.

Anyways, I would like to see tests with sand/dirt, which is more than plausible to be found inside of people's pockets, as well as having dirt and dust being trapped between the phone and something like a credit card and rubbing/sliding against each other. Maybe slide the phone face down on a sidewalk as if it had fallen out someone's pocket and slid. Those are more realistic situations than steak knives or box cutters coming in contact with the screen. And keys are just redundant now, which is why nobody is afraid to try it because it has been shown to be virtually harmless since PC World did the "Pocket Simulation" with the iPhone 3G.

iPhone 3G Torture Tests - YouTube

That's just my opinion though. :p

Haha good point! But isn't sand just as hard as the glass? Where as softer metal like keys are a thing of the past?

Also thinner glass means that it would lose some of its scratch protection? Thicker the glass the more it can take from a scratch Vs the thinner the more likely its not going to shatter? Also HTC did a tumbler test at their show if I remember correctly.
 

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Haha good point! But isn't sand just as hard as the glass? Where as softer metal like keys are a thing of the past?

Also thinner glass means that it would lose some of its scratch protection? Thicker the glass the more it can take from a scratch Vs the thinner the more likely its not going to shatter? Also HTC did a tumbler test at their show if I remember correctly.

All the science and intricacies of GG and GG2 are probably things I will never understand unfortunately. I did have a discussion with someone who brought up the Mohs Scale and GG(2) is supposed to be a 9 where sand(silica), which is primarily quartz, is only a 7. All I know is, GG(2) can be scratched. How and by what is anyone's guess until someone wants to do the proper testing. The other person and I did (sort of) agree that there might be a "coating" that might be more susceptible to scratches, which is why it's usually just very faint, shallow hairline scratches found. Here is the product page for GG2, funny thing is, it actually says "Scratches are less visible", which is basically admitting that scratches will happen???...hmmm...:confused:

http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/sites/all/files/GG2 PI Sheet Rev b_050912.pdf
 

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All the science and intricacies of GG and GG2 are probably things I will never understand unfortunately. I did have a discussion with someone who brought up the Mohs Scale and GG(2) is supposed to be a 9 where sand(silica), which is primarily quartz, is only a 7. All I know is, GG(2) can be scratched. How and by what is anyone's guess until someone wants to do the proper testing. The other person and I did (sort of) agree that there might be a "coating" that might be more susceptible to scratches, which is why it's usually just very faint, shallow hairline scratches found. Here is the product page for GG2, funny thing is, it actually says "Scratches are less visible", which is basically admitting that scratches will happen???...hmmm...:confused:

http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/sites/all/files/GG2 PI Sheet Rev b_050912.pdf

Well yes anything is possible! :p

Otterbox defender case is my friend for this issue! :p Just need to clean out the case one time a week or so.
 

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