1. Hawkhe's Avatar
    Seems its not very scratch resistant to me. I had my S4 since launch and just sold it and I have dropped it, had my children throw it around, hit it with toys and not one scratch on the screen, not eve hair scratches. My 1520, I had for about 2 weeks, been very cautious since im waiting for a case for it and it is kept in my pocket only with a leather wallet and it has 2 small scratches on the screen somehow .
    12-08-2013 04:07 PM
  2. PB_H's Avatar
    Scratches often appear because there is something on the screen and that foreign piece of material
    scratches the screen as you use the touch screen with your finger -that's why I always keep it clean.
    I've had an 810 for 6 months -same Gorilla Glass 2 screen and 0 scratches (knock on glass)
    It is scratch resistant not scratch proof, that sucks tho' probably some dirt or sand in your pocket or on the wallet.
    12-08-2013 04:30 PM
  3. Hawkhe's Avatar
    I guess Gorilla Glass 3 is just that much better. Not sure why they wouldn't put it on the 1520, my S4 screen has been abused by my children without scratches showing up.
    12-08-2013 04:50 PM
  4. PB_H's Avatar
    I guess Gorilla Glass 3 is just that much better. Not sure why they wouldn't put it on the 1520, my S4 screen has been abused by my children without scratches showing up.
    Not really here is the differences and I don't know what happened but a leather wallet and a bit of sand or or other
    hard material between the wallet and the glass is a recipe for scratching
    I never put the phone in my pocket with the screen against anything other than the soft lining in the pocket.


    The difference in brittleness (determined by Young's Modulus) between Gorilla Glass 2 and 3 is 71.5 and 69.3 GPa respectively.
    This is a 3% difference, and barely any difference. Just as a comparison: glass is usually around 50-90 GPa, mother of pearl is on average 70 GPa.
    (lower=more elastic, higher=more brittle)
    The axial stress (aka Poisson's Ratio) is almost exactly the same, 0.21 to 0.22, which can easily be down to systematic and rounding errors.

    The fracture toughness (how hard it is for a crack to elongate/propogate) actually decreased from 0.68 to 0.66 MPa m^0.5, so if you have a crack in your screen, it will spread 3% easier.

    And finally, the hardness of the glass did not change. It is just as easy to scratch a Gorilla Glass 2 panel as it is to scratch a Gorilla Glass 3 panel.
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    12-08-2013 06:20 PM
  5. Hawkhe's Avatar
    Well whatever the reason the 1520 scratches a lot easier then my S4 with enduring a lot less.
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    12-08-2013 07:00 PM
  6. JOHNGAETANO's Avatar
    I have not had any problems at all with scratches. That's naked too.
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    12-08-2013 07:41 PM
  7. Mark Reed2's Avatar
    Well I had 2 sgs4 phone (lost one) the 1st one went out drinking with me...oh the fun times we had, and the many falls we both had.........and yet not a mark on the screen.
    The second one lasted 3 weeks before a scratch appeared, bit of dirt/sand on a cleaning cloth that I did not see, rubbed the screen to clean it and thats it, not a bad one but a scratch all the same.
    In the past I was told to stay away from a pouch case, reason been if and sand /dirt gets in the pouch and you keep taking your phone in and out of it you will mark the screen.
    12-09-2013 06:45 AM
  8. Hawkhe's Avatar
    I guess I will write this up as a freak accident then. I never use screen protectors on my phones and I haven't had an issue with scratches in about 5 years or so and I use a dual layer case with no clip and no pouch just pocket.
    12-09-2013 01:55 PM
  9. Tom Markham's Avatar
    My new Lumia 1520 also has 2 small scratches in it. I have only put this in my pocket and treated it like a baby. My iPhone is over a year old without any scratches and I beat the crap out of that. I love this phone but I am now so nervous that it will only get worse.
    12-11-2013 09:28 PM
  10. Shaz2012's Avatar
    I got a small scratch as well. My fault too, didn't notice that the piece of paper i had folded up in my pocket had a staple on it. I think that created a small scratch right in the middle of the O in Nokia at the top of the phone. It slides about an inch down and I swear it is longer than it was 2 days ago. I'm going to put a screen protector on it to hide it and prevent it from getting larger. Worst comes to worse, I will just replace the screen..
    12-11-2013 11:40 PM
  11. Mark Reed2's Avatar
    It might well not be up to the standards of say my old SGS4 but some of the marks are by chance and some by two other things, one been its a bigger screen= more room to make a scratch, and the othe been weight, its bigger and has more weight behind it, anything sharp that you lay this on or move it along will mark faster.
    12-12-2013 09:14 AM
  12. Phrozty's Avatar
    Wow... I reeeeeally took a look at my whole screen after wiping it down and I can see two very shallow scratches (indentations really) around the nokia label. I guess I'll go ahead and order a zagg shield.

    EDIT: nm.. going w/skinomi and getting it from newegg for free shipping. We'll see how this goes.
    12-12-2013 10:40 AM
  13. rbiasca's Avatar
    its funny, my wife is an iphone girl and she is rough with her phones, but never gets any scratches on her screen. I have a few friends who have iphones and try to be very careful with them, they end up with scratches. I had an htc titan with the original gorilla glass for two years naked and it was almost in mint condition screen wise. That fun took many falls onto stone, concrete, asphault, but i was very lucky in landed on corners or back everytime and the aluminum body held up well. Now i have a 1520 and so far no scratches. I think a lot of it is subconscience habits that people have, they think they are being careful but they arent 100% of the time.
    12-12-2013 08:08 PM
  14. Phrozty's Avatar
    Well I can tell you that placing it face first in a marble slab, even if irs just sitting there, is a bad idea. Just picking it up off the slab was enough to scratch the corners where it touched
    12-14-2013 08:43 PM
  15. zipro's Avatar
    Seems its not very scratch resistant to me. I had my S4 since launch and just sold it and I have dropped it, had my children throw it around, hit it with toys and not one scratch on the screen, not eve hair scratches. My 1520, I had for about 2 weeks, been very cautious since im waiting for a case for it and it is kept in my pocket only with a leather wallet and it has 2 small scratches on the screen somehow .



    that's what screen protectors are for.





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    12-14-2013 11:31 PM
  16. bickel's Avatar
    Hawke, i totally recognize your issue, i have almost the same situation here, i had a samsung galaxy s2 for 2,5 years, never used screen protection or a cover and there is still no scratch on it. Since 3 weeks i have the 1520 nokia and today i noticed several scratches on the screen...a big dissapointence...i've been advertising my enthousiasm about the device since day 1 but now i'm sad :-(
    06-17-2014 03:20 PM
  17. SteveSAPA's Avatar
    that's what screen protectors are for.


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    When i was looking at the 1320, the sales guy told me you could try cutting the screen with a knife & it wouldn't scratch. By the sounds of it, he was full of it.
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    06-17-2014 10:23 PM
  18. Dietrich Cleijne's Avatar
    There's not a scratch on mine.
    What i noticed with one of my jeans is that it has rivets right above the pocket i keep my phone in, everytime i put my phone in my pocket i take care not to slide it in because that would mean i could potentially scratch the glass from top to bottom.
    06-18-2014 04:54 AM
  19. oditius's Avatar
    If (and that should be WHEN) you get a screen protector for it, get one made from Tempered Glass. You won't notice the difference. After all it is glass. But if you scratch it, then $20 replaces it and not $200. I wish I had preordered mine, but it hides the scratches pretty well, it is just the TG isn't curved like the glass is, so the edges are a little gray. I bought a different one from another seller, but haven't tried it yet.
    06-18-2014 05:13 AM
  20. Will6371's Avatar
    When i was looking at the 1320, the sales guy told me you could try cutting the screen with a knife & it wouldn't scratch. By the sounds of it, he was full of it.
    It's times like that that you wish you had brought a knife with you.
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    06-18-2014 06:51 AM
  21. hyedefinition's Avatar
    I've been told its the oleophobic layer on top of the screen that scratches, and not the actual screen itself. Whatever it is, it was really annoying to have scratches on my 920 soon after I bought it.


    My 925 was naked for 6 months not a scratch.... However, the 1520 seems to be suffering the same as the 920. Maybe a design issue?
    06-18-2014 10:28 AM
  22. Thomas Laisney's Avatar
    I feel your pain noticed scratch on my 1520 today. I have been trying to be so careful. I had a Samsung S3 for a year not a scratch till I dropped it and broke the screen. Screen protector from now on I have to keep this thing pristine so I can trade up in 12 months!
    07-25-2014 05:31 PM
  23. Phantom3D's Avatar
    Damn, I also have had several phones: Note 3, SG4 Mini, HTC One X. Not a scratch. But my 1 week old 1520 now has 3 scratches..
    09-12-2014 04:02 AM

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