11-09-2016 07:55 AM
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  1. SL2's Avatar
    Have not a single scratch on my L950 which I have since December...
    That's offtopic, the 950 doesn't have Gorilla Glass 4.
    04-08-2016 09:45 AM
  2. TheChazas's Avatar
    That's offtopic, the 950 doesn't have Gorilla Glass 4.
    Did you lectured everyone in this post that mentioned any other phone instead of 950XL? That is kinda an off-topic too.

    Main idea is how you take care of any screen, and Thread creator claimed that screen is bad, weak, you name it, but this test shows that it is not bad at all and it is really scratch resistant as the other, even though it is said that it is not that scratch resistant as GG3, had L950XL myself for a while, two to three months, not a single scratch, never had any scratches on any other older Lumias.
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    04-08-2016 10:15 AM
  3. SL2's Avatar
    Did you lectured everyone in this post that mentioned any other phone instead of 950XL?
    That's a great idea.

    You don't see the difference? People might assume that the 950 and the 950 XL has the same type of glass. I don't think that's the case with 1020 or 1520, both more than two years old.
    Last edited by SL2; 04-08-2016 at 12:24 PM.
    04-08-2016 10:22 AM
  4. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    The 950 XL has Gorilla Glass 4. Whether or not your screen gets scratched depends on a lot of factors. To be honest, I would never put the phone in the same pocket as my keys. They could gouge the case, scratch the camera lens, etc. Just not worth the risk. That being said, if the scratches are really fine, shallow ones, they may just be the oleophobic coating on the glass. You can buy coating that you can re-apply to the screen that will fill those types of scratches and keep the oil and water resistance of the glass fresh.
    GG4 is shatter resistant, not scratch resistant. GG4 means your screen won't break most of the times for small falls. It has oleophobic (oil resistant) coating that can, will and should easily scratch because of its chemistry. However, it won't scratch deep into glass, only the top layer.
    04-08-2016 11:18 AM
  5. jdballard's Avatar
    To all of you who say you don't have scratches at all after some use..
    Do you mean you don't have big noticeable scratches, or you don't have even those small, visible at certain angle, small scratches?
    I thought the same until I checked at direct light at every angle.
    Could you check again and comment?
    Just completely wiped the screen clean and checked. No "small, visible at certain angle, small scratches" at all. Phone goes in my front left pocket all the time and the glass faces inwards towards me. Wallet goes behind that. (My wallet is on the outside of the phone so if something hits my leg, it gets hit, not the phone.) Sometimes I worry that my camera lens will get scratched, but it hasn't yet (that I can see) and the pictures look fine.

    My old 640 was the same way. My original Motorola Droid (or maybe it was my HTC Trophy?) got a scratch I could see at the right angle, but I've had pretty good luck. Stopped using screen protectors a long time ago.
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    04-08-2016 07:23 PM
  6. admorris#AC's Avatar
    Sorry...keys don't scratch gorilla glass...or any glass for that matter. Sand particles in pockets are a phones worst nightmare.
    anthonyng likes this.
    04-08-2016 09:20 PM
  7. magicdesign's Avatar
    Totally agree with OP

    Had many phones including iPhone 6, Nexus 6, passport, 1520.

    No screen scratches on any of them. Had a 950xl for a few weeks. I have been incredibly careful with it.

    Screen has a scratch already.

    Game over for me and Microsoft this time. Never ever again.
    09-02-2016 05:17 PM
  8. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Another "I have no idea how it got scratched", this glass just scratches itself...................
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    09-03-2016 08:46 AM
  9. magicdesign's Avatar
    Another "I have no idea how it got scratched", this glass just scratches itself...................
    Clearly you can't read or English is your second language then.

    The point was that all the other devices have been used for years now and the glass has not scratched. The Lumia has been used in the same way for a matter of weeks and has already got scratches.

    Is it too difficult for you to grasp?
    Last edited by magicdesign; 09-08-2016 at 05:40 AM.
    09-03-2016 08:50 AM
  10. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Well clearly something scratched it, blaming the glass is just being unrealistic.

    Just my opinion that is
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    09-03-2016 11:23 AM
  11. Bobvfr's Avatar
    I wouldn't bother explaining.
    09-03-2016 11:30 AM
  12. magicdesign's Avatar
    I agree. You won't understand
    09-03-2016 11:35 AM
  13. raycpl's Avatar
    Jeez! That escalated quickly enough!! !!!

    Sent from mTalk
    09-03-2016 11:41 AM
  14. PachecoCorporationCeo's Avatar
    Jeez! That escalated quickly enough!! !!!

    Sent from mTalk
    Haha and I thought I was a jackass.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android (LG V10 or Nexus 5x)
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    09-08-2016 03:15 AM
  15. unmorphed's Avatar
    Completely ridiculous.

    Scratches & cracks can happen to any phone in some of the oddest of circumstances.

    For instance, I've dropped my 950 on concrete multiple times - hard - and the screen literally has zero scratches. While I've also completely shattered previous Lumias and iPhones by dropping them from only a a foot or so onto carpet, sitting on them in my back pocket, and just bumping into them. The difference isn't a significantly tougher glass, its sheer luck or lack thereof.

    Your phone has Gorilla Glass. Microsoft isn't lying about it, and neither is Gorilla Glass.
    09-08-2016 04:38 AM
  16. magicdesign's Avatar
    Having had further reading in the subject, it turns out that gorilla glass 2 & 3 was designed to be more scratch resistant than gorilla glass 4, but it's weakness was that, when dropped, it was very rigid and therefore more prone to shatter.

    They softened the glass slightly in gorilla glass 4 so that it was much more shatter proof, but, in turn, this meant it was more likely to get scratches.

    This then answers my questions about why the nexus 6 and 1520 never picked up any scratches (after a couple of years usage) but the 950xl has after a few weeks of usage.
    09-08-2016 04:48 AM
  17. joethestone23's Avatar
    Just got the Lumia 950 xl two days ago.

    THIS PHONE IS GARBAGE. The phone is great...but the screen scratches are RIDICULOUS. I have so many scratches on my phone in TWO days...taking great care of it....in my pocket by itself and the freaking screen is covered in scratches. it's insane. Some are really deep too. This is so horrible.

    Like all of you, I have had a 1520 for years with NO scratches. So mad!
    10-30-2016 11:47 AM
  18. jdballard's Avatar
    Just got the Lumia 950 xl two days ago.

    THIS PHONE IS GARBAGE. The phone is great...but the screen scratches are RIDICULOUS. I have so many scratches on my phone in TWO days...taking great care of it....in my pocket by itself and the freaking screen is covered in scratches. it's insane. Some are really deep too. This is so horrible.
    Weird, because I had a 950XL from Dec. until late June, put it in my front pocket all the time, (screen facing in, against my leg, occasionally the back pocket) and never had an issue. Had one slight scratch that was barely visible. Had to actually point it out to the guy I sold it to. No screen protector on it, nothing. Maybe a bad batch of glass?
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    10-31-2016 01:00 PM
  19. joethestone23's Avatar
    If it's a bad batch of glass...any idea how to get a replacement :-D??

    Note that I also after 3 days had scratches on the camera lens area as well. Completely absurd. So angry.
    11-01-2016 11:12 AM
  20. TrueMetalGeek's Avatar
    Just got the Lumia 950 xl two days ago.

    THIS PHONE IS GARBAGE. The phone is great...but the screen scratches are RIDICULOUS.
    Uh... Is there a layer of protective plastic that you forgot to remove from the phone perhaps?

    LOL! Seriously. I've had my Lumia 950XL for about 10 months now and as an HVAC Tech / Mechanic it is getting dropped, dirt gets on screen which I then rub clean against my jeans or shirt and it still has zero scratches and I don't use a protector.
    11-03-2016 10:26 PM
  21. Paulmac0957's Avatar
    For whatever it is worth, their is product called Liquid Armor sold at Staples that cost 29.99 and they apply it. It is a liquid, and I have had it on my other phones and it really does stop scratches. I can literally try to scratch the glass with a key, and nothing happens. As soon as I get my 950XL I will have it applied to the screen to protect it.
    11-06-2016 10:21 AM
  22. CraigCole's Avatar
    Just got the Lumia 950 xl two days ago.

    THIS PHONE IS GARBAGE. The phone is great...but the screen scratches are RIDICULOUS. I have so many scratches on my phone in TWO days...taking great care of it....in my pocket by itself and the freaking screen is covered in scratches. it's insane. Some are really deep too. This is so horrible.

    Like all of you, I have had a 1520 for years with NO scratches. So mad!
    I agree, the 950XL (and especially the 950 I own) is "GARBAGE," but not because of potentially scratchable glass; that should be the least of our concerns. Cheap construction; inefficient, overheating "pocket toaster" Qualcomm chips; poor battery life; a devastating lack of apps; and horrendously buggy software that only seems to lose features and usability over time are what make these devices so deplorable. Just my $0.02...
    11-07-2016 09:19 PM
  23. Mbckl's Avatar
    It's not keys that's scratching your screen. It's the dust and sand. Pull out your pockets and see the most bottom part of your pocket...dust and sand. Sand is SiO2 tough sob.

    Always have a tempered glass on my phones
    11-09-2016 07:55 AM
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