1. mcjama76's Avatar
    A durable polycarbonate chassis? Check. Screen made with gorilla glass? Check. Silky smooth and complete OS? Check. Crappy *** cheap chrome accent around the camera? Whaaaaaat?

    I have had my phone for less than a week now and I like to think I take care of my stuff. My chrome piece is absolutely scratched to all ****, already. Granted, I have no case (and wont) the phone is gorgeous, why would I want to cover it up? I understand normal wear and tear, but with the rest of the phone supposed to be nice and tough, it would have been nice to have that theme throughout the device.

    Minor complaint, I know, but I had to get this off my chest. Anyone else notice this?
    04-12-2012 12:05 PM
  2. kregstrong's Avatar
    Yea. But big deal haha. Il take that over a crappy plastic phone any day lol

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    04-12-2012 12:09 PM
  3. AllPhoneNews's Avatar
    I agree mine is all F'd up. I refuse to use a case.
    04-12-2012 12:12 PM
  4. hasasimo's Avatar
    Yeah, refused to use a case on my Lumia 800 and now my 900. Just defeats the purpose of having such a beautiful handset. Just gotta accept the scratches on the chrome. Like you said, tiny complaint, and not even noticeable to anybody but you.
    04-12-2012 12:18 PM
  5. JetLife87's Avatar
    I cut out a piece from a screen protector and put it back there lol
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    04-12-2012 12:21 PM
  6. AndreaCristiano's Avatar
    mine isnt i put zagg invisisheild on it , covers the bezzle and incipio ngp case as soon as I got it. since reviews said the scratches were possible figured I would be preemptive
    Mines like new :)
    04-12-2012 12:37 PM
  7. Blackwood504's Avatar
    I put mine in a pouch on my hip.
    04-12-2012 12:58 PM
  8. puredrive07's Avatar
    I put the Zagg Full Body protection kit on my L900 the minute I opened the box, because I knew the chrome piece scratches up; I only have the bumper edging on the phone, as any case just makes this phone too big to put in my pocket.
    04-12-2012 01:03 PM
  9. jmerrey's Avatar
    I cut out a piece from a screen protector and put it back there lol
    how is that working out? I want to do something like this, but I'm concerned the material might peel easily, etc. Could you post some pics? Thanks.
    04-12-2012 01:10 PM
  10. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    I have a piece of tape over mine right now to protect it. Is it possible to buy the Zagg just for the back? I don't like having a screen protector on, but I would like to protect the chrome strip. Any issues with the Zagg on the back peeling up?
    04-12-2012 01:14 PM
  11. larrynj's Avatar
    I also don't use a case. Not sure if mine is scratched, I don't look at the back. ;)
    04-12-2012 01:30 PM
  12. camaroguy's Avatar
    I have had mine for over about a week now, I just put it face down on hard surfaces and don't have any scratches on the chrome yet :) I hate cases, so I don't plan on using one.
    04-12-2012 01:39 PM
  13. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    There is another thread about this and the person suggested using a brillo pad to make it look like brushed metal. Interesting idea, but I'm not gonna be the first to try it. :-) But I understand the concept, scratch it yourself then you don't have to worry about it scratching somewhere else.
    04-12-2012 01:41 PM
  14. LordGreylock's Avatar
    I have the Incipio case on mine and I cut a piece of screen shield and put it over that little chrome section so it doesn't get scratched up.
    04-12-2012 03:05 PM
  15. sting7k's Avatar
    I cut out a piece from a screen protector and put it back there lol
    I did this at first but then I just decided I don't care.
    04-12-2012 03:16 PM
  16. Kon-Aitor's Avatar
    Mine was scratched withing an hour of getting the phone, just putting it and taking it out of my pocket
    04-12-2012 03:19 PM
  17. Adiliyo's Avatar
    mine has two tiny scratches on it so far, and i really cared about it getting scratched when i first got it, but after the first scratch showed up, i care a lot less now.

    i still put it screen side down on hard surfaces, but as long as the actual lens cover for the camera is fine, i don't care if the chrome gets scratched.

    maybe i'll take some steel wool and give it a "brushed" finish and really stop caring about scratching it. ;)

    anywhoo, the phone is too good looking to cover up with a case imo.
    04-12-2012 03:28 PM
  18. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I had a scratch on mine in less than one day and now well lets just say it looks bad. Every other detail on this devices seams top notch, Why O_O Why did Nokia do something like this to such a great device. Everyone I show my phone to comments on it.
    04-12-2012 09:18 PM
  19. jmerrey's Avatar
    What's so surprising to me is they new about this problem. It was a problem on the 800. If you look at videos of the 900 at CES and that other conference, they have a crappy looking clear strip over the camera area. They knew about it and still let it go unchanged.
    04-12-2012 11:09 PM
  20. Heron_Kusanagi's Avatar
    It's an issue in the 800. Something that I hope can change in the coming Apollo devices.
    04-12-2012 11:16 PM
  21. cckgz4's Avatar
    Reminds me that I need to stop at Walgreens before I unbox my phone so I can buy some scotch tape. Ordered a case for my phone online and screen protector but won't arrive until next week
    04-13-2012 05:46 AM
  22. choover's Avatar
    Why do people care so much?

    So the little chrome strip will get scratched... it's tine, not part of the screen, and does not impact the use of the phone or camera at all.

    I'm pretty particular and even I could care less about some scratches there.
    04-13-2012 07:23 AM
  23. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Why do people care so much?

    So the little chrome strip will get scratched... it's tine, not part of the screen, and does not impact the use of the phone or camera at all.

    I'm pretty particular and even I could care less about some scratches there.
    I was showing my phone to a friend he looks at file it over then says "Did you get a used one". I had the phone for 3 days and that's just sad.
    04-13-2012 08:02 AM
  24. aarondr's Avatar
    Let's put it this way:
    I used to have a 1st gen iPod Touch back in the day... Polished metal should never be on a product you carry in your pocket, but at least it's just that small part.

    I am curious if anyone does a how-to of the brushed look... I'm thinking old screen protector on the casing, painters tape on the lens, steel wool until happy... but I just don't know
    04-13-2012 08:27 AM
  25. mcjama76's Avatar
    Why do people care so much?

    So the little chrome strip will get scratched... it's tine, not part of the screen, and does not impact the use of the phone or camera at all.

    I'm pretty particular and even I could care less about some scratches there.
    Like I mentioned, it's a minor gripe. The thing that bothers me though (perplexed), is the rest of the phone is perfect, curious why they decided on this design approach instead of something else that would match the rest of the phones durability.

    It's going to get scratched, yes. Does it physically effect the use of the phone at all? No. The rest of the phone has been designed to be "scratch proof" why not the trim piece around the camera lens?

    At it's current pace, I will have a brushed metal look in about a month!
    04-13-2012 12:46 PM
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