Verizon HTC Droid Incredible scratch test

Do not try this at home. For that matter, it hurts just looking at it. But sure enough, it's a Verizon HTC Droid Incredible getting coins thrown at it and keys dragged across the screen. Basically, it's like being in pocket Hell. [Imageshack via Android Central Forums] Thanks, Brandon!

There are 25 comments

ilongbored says:

No comments. Everyone is speechless.

SteveEdson says:

Safe to assume my desire will be as strong? Or do I have to still keep it separate in my pocket?

sjcea says:

Kinda a bogus test , side of the key and knife , try using the point of either , that test proved nothing

lgldrgdlr says:

It proved you can scratch the crap out of with things normally found where your phone is, usually a pocket, and it's fine. I'm the one that did the test (don't know why they say thanks brandon, my names not brandon, anyways) and the tip of the key wouldn't have (and didn't) do anything thing either. My knife is sharp enough to shave with, so yes, had I used the tip, it would have gouged the crap out of the screen because, well, it's glass and any really sharp object will scratch glass. I don't however, keep my blade open while it's in my pocket so I should be fine.

sjcea says:

Besides its a GLASS screen like the Droid, Nexus and alike , any of them would easily pass that so called test

tkfox007 says:

I think most of use keep our touch screen devices in either a pocket with only the phone in it, or in it's own special case in our bags, clipped to our belt on in our pocket.

I always see people say to use the point of the knife, key, pin or whatever. Yeah that'll damage it, but this is to simulate being in a pocket with keys and loose change. The stuff in your pocket isn't going to carve it like a Thanksgiving turkey, and even if it did, there was probably enough pressure to crack and destroy the screen completely.

Ytown says:

I quit using screen protectors when they went from plastic to glass screens and have no issues.

sjcea says:

Yeah meeting too , the easy to scratch palm pre was the last phone I ever put a screen protector on , no longer needed. On the 4 phones I have had since the pre

John-Paul says:

I am still using the "Remove before using" film. Sure, the screen legend is a little difficult, but I am not worried about scratching the screen.

SirChazwell says:

:) hahah.

appleander says:

AHHHH!! You guys make hitler look like a fairy :(

TheRock6650 says:

Another good test would be to drop it on the ground, like for example outside on the sidewalk.

I want to see a palm owner do that!

SeanNYC76 says:

Ok, while I'm a big Android supporter! I have to say someone dropped the ball with the Incredible! Guessing it was HTC and not Verizon. But the signal strength, and call quality are not on par with whereva flag shop device should be. Returned mine today, when they get a fix I'll be back!

itch808 says:

I get equal or better reception than I did from before. Sure the screen shows only two bars, you got dB signal not some amount of bars. Oh well, makes good for getting rid of noobs

darktanone says:

So I see the hardware keyboard also got scratched. Just saying! Seems the iPhone is leading the way in that too.

salpiche says:

I do the same thing with my Hero when someone asks about screen protection, most of them have glass screens vs plastic.

ricbon says:


NexusNole says:

Next he should try scratching off that ugly Verizon branding from the top of the phone.

mmurdock says:

So, is this showing that it is a good screen or bad screen?

who would be stupid enough to put this phone in their pockets with the keys or pocket change? That is why they have BELT holders for these kinds of phones. I would'nt do it even though I'm stupid.

chicojd says:

Glad I don't carry an open buck knife in my pocket with my phone... whew! Even then tho, I guess it wouldn't scratch my phone, just puncture my femoral artery.

dymary1 says:

i definitely cringed when i saw this vid...i actually held my Incredible juuuuuust a lil tighter when i saw the blade...hew thank goodness it's over