Motorola Droid Scratch Test

mskaplan

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I AM using the screen protector, but am wondering if its really worth it. Obviously the protector provides a buffer between objects and the actual screen, but was concensus that the screen was strong enough to take a beating? I don't really have any problems with my screen protector (normal kind from ZVW). It fits nice, feels thin enough. Sometimes I feel that the image might not be as sharp as a result, or the top of the protector has a little bit too much friction compared to the straight screen. For those out there going sans screen protectors, what are your thoughts?
 

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I AM using the screen protector, but am wondering if its really worth it. Obviously the protector provides a buffer between objects and the actual screen, but was concensus that the screen was strong enough to take a beating? I don't really have any problems with my screen protector (normal kind from ZVW). It fits nice, feels thin enough. Sometimes I feel that the image might not be as sharp as a result, or the top of the protector has a little bit too much friction compared to the straight screen. For those out there going sans screen protectors, what are your thoughts?

the difference in friction is the main reason i don't use screen protectors (especially on glass screens) i don't like that slight tackiness that the protector adds.

that and it is SO hard to scratch this screen with normal use that it doesn't matter.
 

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Great video! Thats a relief. I saw a guy take a pocket knife to his storm when they came out. Any takers on trying that test lol!
 

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I started out with the Verizon screen protector on but it looked horrible and got very smudgy very quickly. Took it off yesterday and I am glad I did. The glass must be coated with something because it is fairly smudge resistant, very smooth, easier to clean, and I guess highly scratch resistant as well.
 

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I've watched this a few times, something seems odd. Right after he's done pounding on it you can see a small area that looks sort of scratched. The camera pans down and he swipes his finger over it covering it with oil from his fingers and calls it a smudge. It looked like the screen actually did get damaged then hidden.

I'm too paranoid, I'll keep the screen protector on my droid. Seems to be working fine with it. :)
 

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+1 for keeping the screen protector on mine. I don't like the Zagg Invisishields personally (they have a rubberized feel to them), but the standard VZW is perfect. Can't see it, feel it, and didn't affect sensitivity of the screen.
 

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I've watched this a few times, something seems odd. Right after he's done pounding on it you can see a small area that looks sort of scratched. The camera pans down and he swipes his finger over it covering it with oil from his fingers and calls it a smudge. It looked like the screen actually did get damaged then hidden.

I'm too paranoid, I'll keep the screen protector on my droid. Seems to be working fine with it. :)

I agree. Not taking any chances. The standard VZW screen protectors are doing the trick for me. No loss in screen sensitivity. You know the saying. "Better safe than sorry."
 

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Well.. if anyone is still wondering if their Droid screen can really scratch... I have the answer...

yes

I got a small scratch and I haven't been rough with it at all... only putting it in my pocket... Think it might have hit one of the rivets that hold my pants pocket... The scratch looks like the size of carpet fiber, but its most definitely not a carpet fiber... Its in the middle of the screen and it won't go away. Not a huge deal (barely noticeable if held up to the right light), but I'd suggest you guys get some sort of protection on there.

Good thing for me is I think I might have to take it back in anyway to swap for another Droid since mine seems to keep having network connection problems... even after multiple *228s (never had a problem with my crappy RAZR so it can't just be the network here in Metropolitan Desert, Idaho)
 

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