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  1. Joel S79's Avatar
    To the people who are condescending and just flat out rude on this board - go F yourselves
    lol, looked to me like you were asking for it.
    03-06-2014 10:37 AM
  2. Starrbuck's Avatar
    To the people who are condescending and just flat out rude on this board - go F yourselves
    Wow..
    calfee20 and jt09xlt like this.
    03-06-2014 01:17 PM
  3. berty6294's Avatar
    To the people who are condescending and just flat out rude on this board - go F yourselves
    Well that's condescending and just flat out rude!
    03-06-2014 01:22 PM
  4. arjunan's Avatar
    Even still, I would highly recommend against allowing your daughter throw, kick, beat, or hammer the phone. It could still shatter. But I'm sure the OP already knows that.
    yup, that is true.
    03-07-2014 05:51 AM
  5. Novron's Avatar
    The worst part of this, is that my previous phone (Galaxy Nexus, which is the worst phone of all time btw), managed to make it over 2 years without a scratch, naked, and 1 week into my Icon, and it gets dragged on the floor by my daughter. To the people who are condescending and just flat out rude on this board - go F yourselves, to those that made recommendations on how to get the hairline scratches out, thank you.

    Took my Galaxy Nexus to the beach 2nd day I had it. That screen got FUBAR by the sand.
    03-07-2014 08:37 AM
  6. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    Just curious--do the hairline scratches affect the actual viewing or performance? I had the same frustration when I scratched my naked L920 early on. I got over it quickly when I realized it was only visible when the screen was off. You may find that you can get past these scratches.
    03-07-2014 11:09 AM
  7. geromep's Avatar
    The icon does seem to scratch easily. My Droid went naked for two years, not a single scratch. I dropped it across the concrete several times getting out of the car, no scratches. One drop on my hardwood floor and I have scratches. This phone does not have Gorilla Glass
    05-17-2014 04:43 PM
  8. Tepid's Avatar
    The icon does seem to scratch easily. My Droid went naked for two years, not a single scratch. I dropped it across the concrete several times getting out of the car, no scratches. One drop on my hardwood floor and I have scratches. This phone does not have Gorilla Glass
    Damn those pesky Detailed specifications for the Nokia Lumia Icon,,, Damn them to hell.

    Display features: Brightness control, Orientation sensor, Sunlight readability enhancements, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Easy to clean, High brightness mode, Lumia Color profile, Sculpted glass, Wide viewing angle

    Nokia Lumia Icon - Specifications - Nokia - USA

    BTW, Nothing is perfect. And Physics being what they are, means that, the universe at that particular point in time was totally against you.
    I would consider Karma reared it's ugly head.
    05-18-2014 02:16 AM
  9. LumiaIcon's Avatar
    My Icon has been flying without a case and without a screen protector since the day it was released. I have ZERO issues, however I don't give it to any kids or slide it across the floor. I use it like a phone. Love it. Great durability. I have the white one and it does not discolor either.
    05-18-2014 12:27 PM
  10. Kasey Pierce's Avatar
    I was wanting to get the white one and was curious as to how well polycarbonite handled dirt and sweat residue.
    05-18-2014 08:34 PM
  11. LumiaIcon's Avatar
    I was wanting to get the white one and was curious as to how well polycarbonite handled dirt and sweat residue.
    Yes, it was my biggest fear as well. My thought was to use it until it discolored and then throw the case on... Kind of backwards, but I hate cases. Thus far it has been stellar. I was also worried the logo would wear off but no such issue yet (although it would be fine with me if the Verizon would wear away).
    05-19-2014 10:29 AM
  12. ibkevin's Avatar
    Ok so I see your guys' point that of course it would be badly scratched after a child sliding it across a floor like that, which is true, you're all right about that, but in defense of nasellok, I have to agree with him that the Lumia icon screen does scratch extremely easy! I myself was shocked at how easily my icon screen was scratched. Ok I don't rock a case on it and I usually put a screen saver on pretty quickly, however this time I did not so I realize the fault is my own n take full blame for that. However I'm a tech fan for many years now and a fan of many different platforms and have owned many different devices, just to list a few I've had or have, HTC 8x, iPhone 4 & 5, Galaxy Note 2 & 3, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Surface Pro 2, n my current Lumia Icon. Now don't get me wrong, I love the Icon/930, and Windows phone 8.1 brought me back to windows phone. I'm a big fan, but id be lying to myself and to you if I said that my Lumia icons glass didn't scratch easily. I sh#% you not people, I take pretty damn good care of my devices, and nothing, absolutely NOTHING ever gets put into the pocket I keep my phone in. I don't even put dollars in the same pocket as my phone, let alone any change or anything like it, but yet after only about a week of having my icon I started noticing I was getting these little scratches near the top and bottom of the screen. I was totally puzzled as to why? I even showed my wife n said to her WTF my phone keeps getting these tiny scratches and there's absolutely nothing in my pockets with it ever, huh. Well since they were small n not too too noticeable my plan was to just get a screen protector asap. That was yesterday. Last night my son accidentally knocked my phone from my hand and it fell face down on a fake wood floor and it barely even slid much at all. I honestly wasn't even expecting it to be a big deal cause it was no hard or brutal fall, nothing that should've done much damage if any at all, hell I've dropped a device in the past here n there, we all have at one time or another. Well my icon screen is brutally scratched everywhere top to bottom! I actually can't believe how badly and easily this phone has scratched! Way easier and way worse than any device I've had or dropped in the past. I just filed a claim since I thankfully have insurance but this time my icon is getting a screen protector right out the box! Maybe even a flip case. I love this phone, I do, but I can honestly say I've never had a device with glass that scratched as easily and as bad as my icon. Idk if its something with gorilla glass 3 or what? But in my opinion gorilla glass 2 held up way better and definitely survived much more stress than this.
    08-16-2014 02:33 PM
  13. Squachy's Avatar
    The worst part of this, is that my previous phone (Galaxy Nexus, which is the worst phone of all time btw), managed to make it over 2 years without a scratch, naked, and 1 week into my Icon, and it gets dragged on the floor by my daughter. To the people who are condescending and just flat out rude on this board - go F yourselves, to those that made recommendations on how to get the hairline scratches out, thank you.
    Did your child get a hold of your galaxy nexus and drag it across the floor like a ski?

    AFAIK the curvature of the glass makes it a bit more fragile. More weak points. I don't thnk any other flagship device has a curved glass in any way.
    08-18-2014 10:55 PM
  14. MikeLip's Avatar
    Diamond paste. I get it from Mcmaster-Carr. It works on watch crystals, even sapphire. .5 micron grit. Lots and lots of elbow grease, a dremel with a buffing wheel on very low speed, and patience. Then keep it away from kids. Maybe it will even work afterwards. YMMV.

    Or, better yet, replace the screen THEN keep it away from kids. Phones are not child proof.
    Last edited by MikeLip; 08-19-2014 at 07:12 AM.
    08-19-2014 06:53 AM
  15. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Funny, I have had 3 phones with this Gorilla Glass and not one of them has had a scratch of any type. Yes, I keep it in a pocket with NOTHING ELSE in it and when my girls play a game or watch the "Happy" or "Let it go" for the billionth time , I will be right next to them to watch them with it.

    Children can be tricky, Keep a good eye on your phone or always keep one eye on your kids...
    08-21-2014 09:38 AM
  16. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    It sounds like the screen held up fairly well considering what happened to it. If the scratches are not to deep you, there is a Gorilla Glass resurfacing compound you can use

    Resurfacing Compound
    And the machine you need to resurface it costs $19,995.00 TDI Smart Technologies - TSP XO1000E Resurfacing Machine (Electric)
    09-15-2014 05:21 PM
  17. DavidinCT's Avatar
    And the machine you need to resurface it costs $19,995.00 TDI Smart Technologies - TSP XO1000E Resurfacing Machine (Electric)
    Don't forget the $495 training for it...
    TDI Smart Technologies - TSP Resurfacing Machine Training (1 Day at TDI-LLC)

    LOL, crap, I need to buy one of those, JUST IN CASE.....lol and while I am at it I'll put one in the bathroom too....
    09-15-2014 07:02 PM
  18. PhalanxPunx's Avatar
    This thread is absolutely hilarious! My opinion though is that this particular GG does seem to scratch easier. I've owned numerous products over the years with GG and none of them seemed to scratch as easily as the Icon.
    09-17-2014 03:09 PM
  19. switch side method's Avatar
    I was surprised that my 1520 scratched when I used it as a snowboard.... I am appalled.... Not my fault... There I was...snowboarding on it... Then it scratched... I am going to tell everyone to F-off now... Because "your all wrong" yeah.... That's it..... Everyone here is captain obvious. ;-)
    09-21-2014 05:10 PM
  20. Marconis4's Avatar
    I think I'm more appalled at the people who say they have no scratches. If you don't use a screen protector, you have scratches, you probably just can't see them at all angles.
    09-21-2014 09:10 PM
  21. switch side method's Avatar
    I think I'm more appalled at the people who say they have no scratches. If you don't use a screen protector, you have scratches, you probably just can't see them at all angles.
    I don't use a screen protector on my 1520 but keep it in a case and always clean it with a microfiber cloth. I turned my phone off and looked at my phone screen in all angles under a light expecting to have tiny hair line scratches (we all get them at some point) but after having the phone for 6 months I was shocked to find I had none.
    09-22-2014 06:11 AM
  22. radmanvr's Avatar
    Sounds to me line small sand particles are the culprit. You need to sweep your house. Then, wax your wood floors.
    09-22-2014 08:34 AM
  23. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I don't use a screen protector on my 1520 but keep it in a case and always clean it with a microfiber cloth. I turned my phone off and looked at my phone screen in all angles under a light expecting to have tiny hair line scratches (we all get them at some point) but after having the phone for 6 months I was shocked to find I had none.
    X2. I have not a single tiny scratch on my 1520 either. Not even the super fine "hair line" scratches like my 920 used to get that could only be seen when the phone is off and examined under a close light source. None...
    09-22-2014 08:55 AM
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