1. camaroguy's Avatar
    I thought I would post something not about performance or let downs. I have had my phone for about 2.5 weeks now and run it w/out a case or any sort of protection. I have no scratches on my camera bezel that I can find.

    I have always been pretty careful with my phones, but the stories about just how fast this thing is supposed to scratch scared me a little. I am pleasantly surprised thus far.

    Anybody else?
    04-23-2012 03:56 PM
  2. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I scratched mine all up in the first week so when I swapped mine yesterday I got a Zag skin for my new one. I'm not scratching this one.
    04-23-2012 04:04 PM
  3. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Mines scratched up, but I don't care. I knew it would get scratched as soon as I saw it was high-gloss chrome. I don't baby my phones though, I only have the minimalist bumper thing on it that runs around the outside.

    IMO a phone is meant to be used, it's going to get scuffed up over the course of it's useful life. Kind of unavoidable. I take care of my stuff, I don't drop the phone all over the place, but this is not the kind of thing that concerns me at all.

    I have heard of a few people putting a bit of tape or protection on it and cutting around it, if it's an issue, people might try than.
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    04-23-2012 04:10 PM
  4. inteller's Avatar
    the att dude at the store pulled his out of his pocket and showed all the scatches he had. He was showing it as an example to buy a Zagg skin.
    04-23-2012 04:10 PM
  5. Bifurcated's Avatar
    Same as OP - I use no case and have no scratches.
    04-23-2012 04:11 PM
  6. Loiselle's Avatar
    I have the original "plastic" cover still on the chrome bezel. Also, I have a ZAGG screen protector on, and the Nokia thin black case on. No scratches anywhere.
    04-23-2012 04:13 PM
  7. NicholasCL's Avatar
    I had mine without a case for one week and somehow managed to add quite a few scratches to the camera bezel...I'm pretty bummed.
    04-23-2012 04:23 PM
  8. nascarnate326's Avatar
    Put a piece of tape on mine the second I took it out of the box. Also using a Nokia case on my l900 ...no scratches for me :)
    04-23-2012 04:35 PM
  9. PhilR8's Avatar
    This thread needs pictures.
    04-23-2012 04:36 PM
  10. jd914's Avatar
    Even before I got mine I knew it was going to get all scratched up. I don't use a case so in fact it is pretty scratched up. This pretty much reminds me of apple ipods, Nokia should have done a better job on the camera bezel.
    04-23-2012 04:39 PM
  11. Adiliyo's Avatar
    mine has one small scratch on it, but I've gotten over the idea of protecting the chrome strip, while I don't put my phone in the same pocket as my keys or change, I don't super baby it.

    I do tend to put it screen side down when I put it on hard surfaces, so whatever little i'm doing is doing a decent job of avoiding a ton of scratches.
    04-23-2012 04:39 PM
  12. camaroguy's Avatar
    I stand corrected, under the exact right angle and lighting conditions there is one tiny scratch.

    04-23-2012 04:49 PM
  13. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    No case, no scratches, but I do want the official form fitting Cyan blue case.
    04-23-2012 09:35 PM
  14. jimski's Avatar
    Just cleaned mine with a microfiber cloth and there are some tiny scratches right below the lens. Not sure how they got there. Put a black bumper on mine a few seconds after my rep handed it to me. Use a belt case, but with the bumper the bezel is good 3/32" away from harm. Not gonna worry about it though. It's a phone, not a Rolex.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    04-23-2012 09:50 PM
  15. nokia4life's Avatar
    No case no scratches I have nadda... On mine

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    04-24-2012 01:31 AM
  16. sdreamer's Avatar
    No case, no scratches here. That said I've been taking pretty good care of it. Never set it down on it's bareback on a table, always put a cloth under it or something.
    04-24-2012 01:56 AM
  17. pecuevasb's Avatar
    Man, the first thing I did after peeling the sticker off the back was apply a piece of ZAGG InvisibleSHIELD. No scratches here!
    04-24-2012 02:43 AM
  18. pmlittle7's Avatar
    IMO a phone is meant to be used, it's going to get scuffed up over the course of it's useful life.
    04-24-2012 02:43 AM
  19. cckgz4's Avatar
    Me. Left the packaging sticker on
    04-24-2012 03:43 AM
  20. invertme's Avatar
    Mine has "tracks" down it. I don't really care though..I won't put a case on my baby!
    04-24-2012 09:12 AM
  21. atlbuc's Avatar
    I have no scratches but that's because I learned from the 1st Lumia I had.
    04-24-2012 09:48 AM
  22. HeyCori's Avatar
    Me. Left the packaging sticker on
    But won't that eventually peel off?
    04-24-2012 09:51 AM
  23. clockworksnarf's Avatar
    My first Lumia got scratched up, I traded it for a new one because of the capacitive buttons and I immediately purchased an invisishield front and back cover, and the gel case

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    04-24-2012 11:05 AM
  24. iphone4convert's Avatar
    One can practice safe "Lumia" and protect the bezel or go bare-back and face the consequences. It's a personal choice. I chose to protect the bezel; my phone is just too young for scratches.
    04-24-2012 12:10 PM