Is it REALLY gorilla glass?

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    I don't really think it is...in about 2 days of just being in my pocket and hands it already has a couple of scratches on the screen, they are only visible when the screen is off though. On my Droid I never have gotten a scratch on the what I think is TRUE gorilla glass...but on my Droid 3 in less than 2 days I've gotten a couple visible ones. Anyone else getting scratches without much use?
     
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    No scratches here, and I've had it for a week.

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    There was a thread about this a week ago. A few other also reported scratches, seems it might not be true gorilla glass. I've been rocking a screen protector since day 1. I got it on 100% perfect so I dont notice it, except it tends to be slightly harder to wipe down/clean than the regular screen.
     
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    I have no scratches and on Gorilla Glass website they have the Droid 3 listed as a phone that utilizes there technology

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    Had mine for a month, no scratches, no screen protector.
     
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    Read that there is an anti-glare coating as well. Could it be the coating getting scratched off?
     
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    I'm the one who started the thread about a week ago. I've since replaced my first D3 since it was also randomly rebooting. I had one long scratch like you desribe... slight.. but there. Original Droid screen is pristine and it was always naked.

    I have the out-of-box protector still on mine until I pick up a proper protector. Not taking chances. Maybe it is the antiglare coating. The scratch was quite shallow, but was still going to bug the sh** out of me being there.
     
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    Had mine for 2 weeks b4 putting a protector on it but no scratches at all

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    had mine since day 2, protectorless, and no scratches. maybe something in your pocket is extra abrasive?
     
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    All this time I though Gorilla Glass was a Screen protector, But I've been rocking a Screen protector day one, There is no scratchs on the edges the screen protector doesn't fit though
     
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    I have the same pockets as I had with my Droid. Don't kid yourself, these posts are coming from people just like you. Don't find out the hard way your new screen isn't quite the same.
     
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    There were several others in the same thread who all posted similar scratches, all who had OG Droid's with pristine screens. There is indeed something fishy going on. I'd probably put my money on the anti-glare coating as well. Some of the people didn't even notice they had the scratches until very carefully examining their phones, most notably, by the ear piece.
     
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    um, what anti-glare coating, this is one shiny-ass bastard here.

    i have checked thoroughly, absolutely no scratches here. goes in my pocket buck naked. had it since august 9.

    maybe moto put out a second revision with a lesser glass?
     
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    I had my D1 for two years (or so) and 0 screen scratches, no screen protectors or covers.

    My D3 I have had for about a month and I have 2/3 pretty significant gouges on the glass. I baby my stuff and have taken the same steps to ensure the health of both.

    As much as I dislike screen protectors (the feel, the look etc.) I might recommend one on the D3.
    FWIW
     
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    There is a very thin layer anti-glare coating on the screen. Perhaps it is not as resistant to scratches and what people are seeing is that layer being peeled/scratched and not actually the screen. Either way, I manager to get my screen protector on flawlessly and it's cut perfectly, so I see no reason to remove it. I do often flirt with the idea of taking it out of the snap case though. I love the way this device feels in hand and the case really takes away from that, but I'm trying to keep it pristine until the otter box is released.
     
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