Incredible scratch test

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    This wasn't supposed to be like a ultimate scratch test. LOL this guy was showing everyday usage...what it would go threw in your pocket and what not.
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    I've never met anyone who makes the motion of buttering bread with a pocket knife on their phone.
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    Okay folks, let's break this **** down.

    Concern over scratched screens is a holdover from the days when phone screens were made of plastic. Plastic, being extremely soft, is prone to scratches by all manner of ordinary items: keys, money clips, coins, scissors.

    Modern smartphones generally have glass screens. Glass is extremely hard. While even items we consider soft can shatter glass - don't throw a phone book at your living room window - only very hard things can scratch it. Most rocks, sand, and jewels can scratch glass. I do not know of a single metal which can scratch glass (thought some may exist).

    This is why screen protectors are generally not needed for glass screens: Anything which can scratch your screen - such as a diamond ring - will typically tear through that screen protector with ease.
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    While your post holds truth, I have to disagree when you say they are generally not needed. Just from personal experience, my phone comes in contact with grains of sand, not scissors, or diamonds.
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    Well I did say that they are generally not needed. If I had my phone in sandy or gravelly environments, I'd have a screen protector.
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    that wasn't the one he posted. the one he posted was of someone tossing coins and rubbing keys on their phone. ;)
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    Oh shlt, good thing I read this thread...i really need to stop carrying all my diamonds in my pocket. I stopped carrying coins a while ago they were too heavy and smelled funny. Cause you know I'm rich like that, all my money is diamonds and gold bars ;p

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    thats just crazy nonsense. I on the other hand prefer to carry handfuls of sand in my pockets as I'm in the minority of people who prefer the feeling of sand between their fingers. :)
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    It eases my mind at the very least. I know it's glass, and glass itself is difficult to scratch. I know the abuse tests of the Moto Droid, and they were nice to see. I hope this one fairs just as well.
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    Umm, yeah, in the video the OP posted it does have a pocket knife.
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    Thats pretty much why i posted it. i saw it somewhere and just wanted to ease incredible users minds

    adim edit..........keep the thread clean

    Miami
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    oh my apologies, I watched it again and recognized the knife but must've confused seeing it there with one of the other two videos posted in here.
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    awesome! thanks for reviving the scratch test videos.. hilarious haha
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    I installed the Zagg invisible shield; nothing scratches it and it protects the screen and body. Waiting for the ones with designs and colors for the Incredible to come out.
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    I love these little fake science tests. Anything substance that is harder than glass will scratch it. I really want to see a video where one of these guys ends up ****ing up their phone.
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    It's not that the tests are "bad", it's just that generally when you're trying to destroy something it's much harder to do than it seems and yet when it's an accident the simplest thing will do it. Murphy's law? I don't know. But that is how it works. You can scrape away on a phone purposely with keys all day and probably not make a ding in it and then the first time you put it in your pocket it'll have scratches all over it. Ha. That is how life works.

    That said, I have never seen gentle petting with the dull side of a knife do any damage to anything.
    I like to be careful, perhaps overly so, so screen protectors for me, even if you don't need 'em.

    And also I don't get the mentality of people buying something and then trying to destroy it. I could understand if they were some company that did reviews and got the phones for free just for the purpose of reviewing them, but your own personal phone? Why?
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    well I have had keys scratch my droid screen. So the scratch test videos arent 100% reliable. Different keys can act differently in "scratch tests"
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    Um, have you ever seen "Will it blend"

    The ipad one is freakin hilarious.
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    Will it blend is awesome. Yeah, you really want to scratch test your phone, throw it in a highly expensive, industrial strength blender, and let us know how that works out for you. ;)
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