Originally Posted by pdes
Half the items I read about the Xp Z tab say that the front is Gorilla Glass, the other half say it's not! I am paranoid about not scratching the screen but I have just installed a protector and am disappointed about the adverse effect the protector has on the screen quality - it has a definite opacity. My dilemma is that I am a heavy note taker and have been waiting to trying the Jot Pro - but only with a protector. Can any one categorically advise what the screen is made of and whether or not it is totally scratch resistant? If so, I may do away with the protector
This, though a genuine question, is a moot one. The only man made glass that will not scratch (except by a diamond) is sapphire glass and its next in hardness to diamond. As no phone or tablet to date has sapphire glass all other glass will and does scratch.
There are some truly awful screen protectors but also some very very good ones. To ensure you don't scratch your screen I would respectfully and strongly suggest you fit a screen protector.
I am unsure anyone outside the Sony factory knows what glass they use. Its immaterial in any case but I do agree I have zero idea why Sony is the only high end mobile brand that does not give their customers this information. I find it rather annoying, I think we are entitled to such information.
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Originally Posted by daveid
It's covered by a protective sheet already, that is what scratches easily to keep the scratch proof glass below from shattering, supposedly... kind of ironic if you ask me.
If you think about this.....the latest Sony products are all water resistant. Think on, this means that people will use them either sitting by water or even while sitting IN water. If you broke that glass while in your bath how would you feel about maneuvering your naked butt out of the tube with a splintered sheet of glass shards sitting on your lap and under your fishing tackle.
As bad would be the cost of emptying a swimming pool?!
A company like Sony would not fit an anti shatter proof membrane if it was not required and well thought out, why would they?
prevention is better than cure or education from with hindsight.