1. baseballbert's Avatar
    Apparently my model got Chimpanze glass! 24 hours and there are two scratches. The phone has to be angled correctly, but you can see them.

    Looks like I will be exchanging this because of the "data connection" issue after all! Maybe screen cover would hide them? Has before on my iPhones.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    04-14-2012 01:23 AM
  2. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Apparently my model got Chimpanze glass! 24 hours and there are two scratches. The phone has to be angled correctly, but you can see them.

    Looks like I will be exchanging this because of the "data connection" issue after all! Maybe screen cover would hide them? Has before on my iPhones.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    Do you carry the phone in your pocket with keys? How did it get scratched? I doubt an iPhone would do any better as it's made with the same Corning glass.
    04-14-2012 01:57 AM
  3. hasasimo's Avatar
    Actually, the quality of the iPhone's glass seems to be considerably crappier. iPhone's routinely crack after a single drop. I dropped my Lumia 800 at least a half a dozen times, some on concrete. Not even a scratch on the glass.
    04-14-2012 02:11 AM
  4. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Actually, the quality of the iPhone's glass seems to be considerably crappier. iPhone's routinely crack after a single drop. I dropped my Lumia 800 at least a half a dozen times, some on concrete. Not even a scratch on the glass.
    Jesus - do you have butter fingers? I own an iPod Touch and I have never ever dropped it.
    04-14-2012 02:12 AM
  5. MattLFC's Avatar
    I've dropped my TP2 100+ times, landing at force on concrete even... the LCD is still going strong. Sounds like these Gorilla glass devices are not so strong lol. Still I have a screen protector on my TP2 so it always "looks" new (on the front at least lol) and I've not removed the screen plastic off my 710 as yet, though the more stories I head about scratches on the glass of 710/800/900's, the more I think I'll be purchasing a pack of SP's before I do so...

    Sorry to hear you have scratches, you can remove them using a 3M compound, but it is effectively like "T-cutting" you screen, so whether you choose to do so or not is up to your confidence lol...
    04-14-2012 03:29 AM
  6. sideshot's Avatar
    Apparently my model got Chimpanze glass! 24 hours and there are two scratches. The phone has to be angled correctly, but you can see them.

    Looks like I will be exchanging this because of the "data connection" issue after all! Maybe screen cover would hide them? Has before on my iPhones.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    Maybe screen cover would hide them
    you should use screen cover before you get scratches :D
    04-14-2012 04:34 AM
  7. ftap's Avatar
    Have always put screen protectors on all my smart phones even ghetto screen protectors from the old blackberry days. (all iPhones, windows mobile, and android phones I ever owned an that's like over 30 smartphones the past 7 years)

    Last year after getting the Motorola Atrix with their so called gorilla glass. I went without a screen protector and bam 3 days after having it I notice 3 scratched on the screen.

    Pissed me off. Must have been put together with my keys and I failed to notice it.

    So my one experience without screen protectors the past 7 years gets the screen scratch.

    I haven't brought a screen protector for the lumia 900 yet. But I found one of my old universal screen protectors and cut it out and put it on the screen as a stop gap measure.
    04-14-2012 07:21 AM
  8. ousooner314's Avatar
    Sucks that you already have scratches on your new phone. It always makes my heart sink when I get my first dent/scratch/imperfection on a new phone. However, I don't think Gorilla Glass was ever intended to be scratch proof, just more resistant to normal cirumstances. That being said, a pointed metallic edge always wins against glass.. Hope you can get it replaced because of the data issue, and consider it a mulligan!! Oh, and put a screen protector!! :)
    04-14-2012 07:37 AM
  9. JetLife87's Avatar
    Yeah gorilla glass scratches just as easily as normal glass. Its weakness?? Dust and sand imo.
    04-14-2012 09:22 AM
  10. blamattack's Avatar
    That sounds like bad luck to me... I've had my focus for over two years now and never put a case or screen protector on it, and the screen looks awesome. It always gets its own pocket... Left front to be exact :)

    Should be getting my 900 on the 16th. I hope it holds up as well as my focus has!
    04-14-2012 09:37 AM
  11. riffraffy's Avatar
    Do screen protectors affect the touch sensitivity or viewing quality much?
    04-14-2012 09:54 AM
  12. NeighbrhoodPush's Avatar
    My screen is still looking good but I can't say as much about the raised "lip" around the screen. My 900 slipped out of my hand and and fell no more than 5" onto my laptop and now I've got 4 dents/gashes on the raised "lip." oh well its still a great phone

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    04-14-2012 10:12 AM
  13. hasasimo's Avatar
    Jesus - do you have butter fingers? I own an iPod Touch and I have never ever dropped it.
    I'm not Jesus.
    Tikerz likes this.
    04-14-2012 10:23 AM
  14. vantil's Avatar
    Thats weird... Do you carry diamonds in your pockets?
    04-14-2012 11:02 AM
  15. kiramon's Avatar
    Do screen protectors affect the touch sensitivity or viewing quality much?
    I like the feeling of the matte screen protectors better than the glass feeling :P
    04-14-2012 01:48 PM
  16. jamesdean74's Avatar
    I'll tell ya, my wife has dropped her iPhone 4 at least a dozen times, on concrete, our wood floor, carpet and linoleum... So far just a few marks on the stainless steel band, but no cracks or scratches.... So if your iPhone breaks when you drop it, you're dropping it wrong!
    04-14-2012 02:04 PM
  17. ljkelley's Avatar
    Apparently my model got Chimpanze glass! 24 hours and there are two scratches. The phone has to be angled correctly, but you can see them.

    Looks like I will be exchanging this because of the "data connection" issue after all! Maybe screen cover would hide them? Has before on my iPhones.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    You can not compare a plastic screen to a glass screen. The industry has moved to glass screens. Oddly the only screen I have broken is the plastic screen on the TP2. I have scratched a few glass screens though. My iPod Touch and my HD7 before I exchanged it. Now I use screen protectors and have never had a single scratch. Screen protectors can also help take impacts and thus people using them are less likely to shatter the display.

    Gorilla Glass is scratch resistive and stronger (so less prone to shattering) than traditional glass. However, it is still a thin piece of glass and should be treated with care.

    The iPhone 4S/4 uses a lot of glass, both front and back, so its area available to scratch/shatter is just that much more and the metal body doesn't give unlike better designed phones (looks is only one part, Apple, hence Antennagate).
    04-14-2012 02:33 PM
  18. SuperSport's Avatar
    My screen is still looking good but I can't say as much about the raised "lip" around the screen. My 900 slipped out of my hand and and fell no more than 5" onto my laptop and now I've got 4 dents/gashes on the raised "lip." oh well its still a great phone

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    I've heard some complaints about that "Lip" on the 900. Personally, I'd prefer it without also, but what you described is exactly why it's there. When dropped, the lip takes the brunt of the hit, and saves the glass. I guess for that reason, I'll be happy with it on my phone.
    04-14-2012 02:35 PM
  19. joemd60's Avatar
    I'm not Jesus.
    I am, what's seems to be the problem? :D
    hasasimo likes this.
    04-14-2012 02:51 PM
  20. Los's Avatar
    I'll tell ya, my wife has dropped her iPhone 4 at least a dozen times, on concrete, our wood floor, carpet and linoleum... So far just a few marks on the stainless steel band, but no cracks or scratches.... So if your iPhone breaks when you drop it, you're dropping it wrong!
    So you're saying its user error? Aren't we lucky to have beta testers like you. LOL
    04-14-2012 03:18 PM
  21. baseballbert's Avatar
    Screen cover ordered last night. Calling att store

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    04-14-2012 04:22 PM
  22. scottywilks's Avatar
    Whether it's gorilla glass or not, use a screen protector. I have always loved the screen protectors from Screenguardz. Compared to the ones at Best Buy (forget which brand but they were rather stickier feeling), they are extremely smooth and the anti-glare is great in sunlight or other bright environments. Here's their link...

    BodyGuardz ScreenGuardz | The Ultimate Screen Protection

    But, if you already have scratches in your touch screen, you might check out the resurfacing compounds from these guys (TDI-LLC Technology). It looks like industrial grade stuff or something of the sort and might work quite well.

    TDI-LLC Technology - Resurfacing Compound Set

    A little late here but I hope this helps someone who comes across this in the future. :)
    11-16-2012 02:56 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD