Apparently, Gorilla Glass is not scratch proof. Found that out the hard way.
My Samsung Galaxy S2 used to have a smudge-proof matte screen protector on it. Next to the iPhone, it looks hideous. So I decided to remove the protector weeks ago. Boy, I was in love with my phone once again!
Screw you iPhone.
Now you just look fat next to my sexy SGS2.
Previous experience with a Samsung Galaxy Ace has led me to believe that Gorilla Glass is scratch proof - I was wrong. Now, the screen of my SGS2 has scratches on it. Scratches are not etched deep but can be seen under very bright light when giving the phone a slight tilt.
After reading a few threads on XDA, I found out that Gorilla Glass is not scratch proof. Bits of sand can actually scratch the oleophobic coating of the SGS2 screen and all other phones using Gorilla Glass. It is merely resistant to usual causes of scratching like your car keys or coins in your pocket.
Sand is the kryptonite of Gorilla Glass.
I love my SGS2 so much that this all seems like a nightmare.
|Using the scratch remover for my mom's car to remove them.|
Attempt to remove scratches, FAILED.
Please learn from my mistake. Use a screen protector to keep your phone's Gorilla Glass screen scratch proof.