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Droid Dna scratch test?

Discussion in 'HTC Droid DNA' started by Maksim, Dec 8, 2012.

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    Hello all I am new here and was wondering if anyone has done a scratch test or drop test on the droid DNA yet? Being that it has gorilla glass 2 how does it hold up without a screen protector and a case. I just got the phone yesterday and I really like the phone its an awesome phone and I just would like to know if I can leave it as is and not have to get a case and screen protector.
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    Hi, I have dropped my DNA no damage done. However I did purchase an otter box. Had one on my maxx as well.
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    Dropped mine

    I actually dropped mine from pocket level to ceramic tile floor. I don't have a screen protector nor case. I inspected my phone multiple times and found no damage. Not even a scratch or mark on the casing. This is a tough phone.
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    I dropped mine from my lap onto concrete and it shattered, because the glass is above the edge of the phone. I had a Razr prior and threw it to demonstrate its strength. The dna has a fatal design flaw. The edge of the phone should come up over the edge of the screen, but it is the other way around on this phone. I have the gs3 now, but and am trying to decide if I want to repair the DNA and put it back on my account.
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    I think the design flaw as you put it is also the beauty of the design. Swiping on the glass, which is kindof like an Infinity Pool, is amazing. But not surprisingly more likely to break.
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    I've also read that the Gorilla Glass 2 is both "thinner and lighter" but still retains comparable resistance to scratches, however like the original Gorilla Glass, it makes no claim to being resistant to shattering. Glass is glass and until they figure out how to blend the flexibility (or plasticity) and molecular structure of a polymer into glass, it will remain inherently highly brittle, which makes it prone to cracking from impacts and high frequency vibration since it can't release the vibrations and flex through bending like Steel can.

    Now, it seems there IS some progress being made to make Glass like Steel...


    DailyTech - New Metallic Glass is Strongest, Toughest Material Available
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    I have a tiny hairline scratch in my DNA screen.
    I have never rubbed it on anything.
    I want it to be as thin as possible and keep it in my front jeans/slacks pocket and only the phone goes into my pocket.
    I noticed one day while cleaning the screen I saw a tiny tiny line and it didn't come out so it's a very tiny scratch.
    So this screen does scratch easily.
    I don't know how or when I got it, but I'm very careful with it.
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    ditto.

    I keep nothing in my pocket but the phone, always have. never scratched my nexus. after 2 days of having my dna, there was 3 light but noticeable scratches across the sceen :(
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    Its funny how particles of dirt can scratch the toughest glass out there on the market im lucky enough to not have scratched my dna yet and i am debating wether or not i want to put a screen protector and case on the phone. It is just a beautiful phone without any case and i really like it like that. I find the otterbox cases are to bulky so i might get a skinomi full skin protector with a carbon fibre skin back.
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    I have a small scratch at the bottom near my back button. I'm sure it came from my tugsten carbide wedding ring. I have now changed the way I pocket my phone. Used to be screen facing out. Now I pocket it screen facing toward my leg. No problem since but bummed I had to learn that the hard way.
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    Yes, it will break

    My DNA fell form the dining room table to the tile floor and the glass broke terribly. It appeared to hit on the corner while mostly flat. No case at the time, but I have an otterbox now.
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    I have a hair line scratch resulting from a drop waist high. I use otter box as well, wish my DNA was as tough as my RAZR maxx.
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    Dropped mine waste high onto a hardwood floor, no damage at all not even a scratch. I think this phone is too beautiful for a case
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    I dropped mine the second day I had it, and the screen cracked. I have heard that the Gorilla glass is not that great and several have cracked. I do have a screen protecter on the new one and a case.
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    Cracked

    The night I got mine I dropped it from a seated positiion to concrete and the screen had a hairline crack in it. I have put a screen protector and a case on the replacement. I have also heard that alot of them have cracked.
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    One Saturday a couple of weeks ago, we all went out for drinks after work and one friend wanted to know why I didn't have a screen protector. I told her that my cell had gorilla glass 2 on it and demonstrated that it would be able to withstand even my keys scratching across the screen. Granted I had a number of drinks in my system, and too see the fright on everyone's face when I busted out my keys and went to town on my dna was price less :D.

    No scratches btw. I have also dropped my phone a number of times and no damage was done. (I have a diztronic case I bought from amazon.com when I first got my phone).
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    It will only be time before you scratch it. Had mine less than 48 hours got a nice 2inch scratch and I never put anything in my pocket with my phone.

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    Scratch free for me! (knock on wood) I don't have a screen protector but I've been thinking about getting one just on the off chance that something might happen... I have a diztronic TPU case.
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    You did not scratch the glass, only the oleophobic coating that goes on the glass, it is applied by the manufacturers on smartphones and tablets, you can buy a oleophobic repair kit on Amazon.

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    What's the name of that I can't find anything with that on amazon

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