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  1. dlalonde's Avatar
    Hello

    So I got my Lumia 640 on Monday. This morning, I picked it up with the same hand I had my keys in and one of the keys slipped on the screen with no pressure at all. Now there's a scratch that can only be seen at a certain angle but still.

    Given that it's a pretty superficial scratch, there must be a way of getting rid of it. I've seen tonloads of tricks but am not sure I should try them as I've also seen warnings to not use those tricks.

    So does anyone have a real trick to get rid of that kind of minor superficial scratch?

    Thanks :)
    07-24-2015 08:40 AM
  2. Geo Hutchings's Avatar
    I have no fix, but you got to understand that Lumia 640 is using crap glass to bring down the cost
    Last edited by Geo Hutchings; 07-24-2015 at 09:34 AM.
    07-24-2015 08:57 AM
  3. dlalonde's Avatar
    I have a 640 ;)

    But it's supposed to be Gorilla Glass 3 isn't it?
    07-24-2015 09:03 AM
  4. Geo Hutchings's Avatar
    I have a 640 ;)

    But it's supposed to be Gorilla Glass 3 isn't it?
    I meant 640 :P, and I could not imagine so, maybe the 640xl i will have a look, if it was Gorilla glass 3 it would not scratch from keys
    07-24-2015 09:36 AM
  5. dlalonde's Avatar
    It's Corning Gorilla Glass 3. What's corning?

    I think it's the Oleophobic coating that scratched though.
    Jazmac likes this.
    07-24-2015 09:42 AM
  6. Allen Brandt's Avatar
    some of the nano coating sprays that claim to protect phone screens will fill, or at least hide the scratch very well. I started using these on my devices, and they seem to add some layer of protection without messing up either the feel of the screen or make them harder to read.

    I had a small chip in one of my screens that the spray completely filled in, so I'm pleased. I have this one, but it doesn't seem to be available at the moment from Amazon: LIQUID-ARMOR by Dynaflow
    07-24-2015 10:07 AM
  7. webdave's Avatar
    It has GG 3.
    Microsoft Lumia 640 - Specifications - Microsoft - USA
    Display features: Sunlight readability enhancements, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Easy to clean, Lumia Color profile
    dlalonde likes this.
    07-24-2015 03:54 PM
  8. trivishal's Avatar
    It has GG 3.
    Microsoft Lumia 640 - Specifications - Microsoft - USA
    Display features: Sunlight readability enhancements, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Easy to clean, Lumia Color profile
    Gorilla Glass 3 has tough resistance against breaking not scratches but Gorilla Glass 4 has both high breaking resistance and anti scratching properties. Hope all the upcoming Lumia smartphones use Gorilla Glass 4, not older Gorilla Glass 3
    dlalonde likes this.
    07-24-2015 04:04 PM
  9. webdave's Avatar
    Gorilla Glass 3 has tough resistance against breaking not scratches but Gorilla Glass 4 has both high breaking resistance and anti scratching properties. Hope all the upcoming Lumia smartphones use Gorilla Glass 4, not older Gorilla Glass 3
    I hear the same thing about each revision of Gorilla Glass.
    07-24-2015 04:05 PM
  10. ArtificiallyYours's Avatar
    Oleophobic Coatings, while a welcome feature, are imperfect as they tend to scratch like gloss plastic. The good thing is you cannot always feel them or get an 'itchy' sensation when swiping like on other panels when they get worn.
    dlalonde likes this.
    07-24-2015 04:33 PM
  11. Jack Neill's Avatar
    First thing I do with any phone is put a tempered glass on it. I got one for my 640 on Amazon for 9 bucks works great!
    libra89 likes this.
    07-24-2015 04:48 PM
  12. Birgitte Sciarretta's Avatar
    Yeah, maybe I should do that. Any suggestions?
    07-25-2015 05:13 PM
  13. Jack Neill's Avatar
    Yeah, maybe I should do that. Any suggestions?
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00W3L...pUvbUpU3168830

    I bought this one, install took 2 min.
    07-25-2015 10:53 PM
  14. dlalonde's Avatar
    Yes definitely do that. I was an adamant anti-screen cover thinking that the screen was solid enough. But this really convinced me. I bought a 6-Pack of Clear HD XtremeGuard HI-DEF Screen Protector Skins. That'll hide the existing scratch and keep new ones from happening.
    07-26-2015 09:25 AM
  15. mewcatchew's Avatar
    img_0127-1-.jpgimg_0118-1-.jpg If you're impatient and don't want to wait for a screen protector to ship in, and - or - are also a McScrooge, pick up a galaxy s6 tempered glass screen protector at the Dollar tree for $5. Just flip it and intall upside down, almost looks like it was made for the 640... almost. Looks good and protects at the same time.
    dlalonde and Jack Neill like this.
    08-23-2015 11:45 PM
  16. dlalonde's Avatar
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ID:	110922 If you're impatient and don't want to wait for a screen protector to ship in, and - or - are also a McScrooge, pick up a galaxy s6 tempered glass screen protector at the Dollar tree for $5. Just flip it and intall upside down, almost looks like it was made for the 640... almost. Looks good and protects at the same time.
    Wow that does look good! Better than the crap I got on ebay (a full screen protector manually cut to fit on the Lumia!)
    mewcatchew likes this.
    08-24-2015 06:38 PM
  17. michail71's Avatar
    Gorilla glass 3 will easily scratch from keys. Keys are probably one of the most damaging things to phones.

    However, the 640 doesn't cost much more than a screen protector or case. One could get a new one every few months. :)
    etad putta and dlalonde like this.
    08-24-2015 06:41 PM
  18. dlalonde's Avatar
    Gorilla glass 3 will easily scratch from keys. Keys are probably one of the most damaging things to phones.

    However, the 640 doesn't cost much more than a screen protector or case. One could get a new one every few months. :)
    Ha ha ha ha!!
    08-25-2015 12:45 PM
  19. michail71's Avatar
    Ha ha ha ha!!
    That is probably one if the coolest things about this phone. :) It's 1/10th the price of comparable devices! I'm just using one while my 1520 gets repaired but I could see myself using it as a daily device.
    dlalonde likes this.
    08-25-2015 03:47 PM
  20. dlalonde's Avatar
    That is probably one if the coolest things about this phone. :) It's 1/10th the price of comparable devices! I'm just using one while my 1520 gets repaired but I could see myself using it as a daily device.
    I do and it's really awesome. I've had no real issue with it.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-25-2015 05:26 PM
  21. STALKER-SVK's Avatar
    I use this tempered glass and I tested it with keys and knife and no scratches after that :)
    Premium Real Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nokia Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE | eBay
    08-27-2015 05:58 AM
  22. dlalonde's Avatar
    I use this tempered glass and I tested it with keys and knife and no scratches after that :)
    Premium Real Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nokia Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE | eBay
    How does it look?
    08-27-2015 10:35 AM

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