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Does Gorilla Glass Coating worn off?

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By peeweew, Senior Member on 29th August 2014, 04:53 AM
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Good day everyone!
I just have concern regarding the screen of my Nexus 5.

I have attached a screen protector back then but not for long so my phone's currently bare. I think this is another con for screens if used with gorilla glass alone and not protected. (Aside from sapphire and other harder objects can scratch it)

I noticed the different touch feel on a certain spot (fingerprint-size). I feel like touching a pure glass, it does squeek when wiped. You do not feel the smooth touch on other areas without it.

The spot is visible when slightly wet wiped.

Could this mean that gorilla glass coating can really get worn off? Though it can be used with screen protector, some are comfortable with no screen protector attached.

This photo is not my phone, only a reference from the internet but you can refer to it as it shows exactly the same with my concern.

Thanks in advance!

29th August 2014, 04:57 AM |#2  
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Unfortunately the oleophobic coating will eventually wear off on any device.
29th August 2014, 09:09 AM |#3  
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yes as mentioned the oleophobic coating will wear off. you can use a tempered glass screen protector such as the Spigen Glas.tR which are oleophobic to get the smoothness back.
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I use a matte cause it feels great!

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30th August 2014, 06:27 AM |#5  
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Thanks for the response.
I've read that oleophobic coating is for oil repellant and is different to Gorilla Glass. So this area is still scratch resistant, right?
5th December 2014, 12:00 PM |#6  
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I have the exact same problem on my Nexus 5. Bottom centre is a haze area where a sort of stain lights up when viewing the screen at an angle in a source of light. Probably because of swype.
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