Remove All Ads from XDA

How Strong Is The HTC Evo 4G Screen?

17 posts
Thanks Meter: 3
By Michael Milken, Junior Member on 4th December 2011, 09:14 PM
Post Reply Email Thread
20th January 2012, 04:09 PM |#31  
muahhShay's Avatar
Flag Tulsa
Thanks Meter: 32
Donate to Me
Not stronger than concrete found that out the hard way one day when I was being smartass to my bestie on an unprotected/no case day while trying to pump gas and text lmfao.. but I had a screen protector.. phone still worked cause I guess it was held into place..

But its apparently strong enough to handle an iPhone4 coming at it full force.. lmfao pissed my bestie off playing with my phone and she attacked me.. the only thing damaged was the "durable" screen protector.. I now have no screen protector.. been without 2weeks.. although I have an issue with fingerprints (irks me constantly wiping) on the screen I have yet to get it scratched up.. keys in my pocket and etc.. *knocks on wood* don't wana jinx myself now..

sent from my HTC Evo 4g using tapatalk
23rd January 2012, 03:39 AM |#32  
Junior Member
Flag K.C.
Thanks Meter: 0
I heard first edition evos did not have gorilla glass but the later ones do.
My fiance and I both have first editions without screen protectors been running them without protectors for over 6 months still scratch free and she keeps hers in her purse with keys and change.
23rd January 2012, 04:34 AM |#33  
cactusone's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Paradise Valley
Thanks Meter: 18
I still have my "launch day" Evo 4g with no problems..

---------- Post added at 07:34 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:29 PM ----------

I forgot to mention that the Seidio Extended Rugged Case and screen protector was a big factor of the survival of my Evo...I have 2 boys..3 and 7 that love to play Angry Birds.
23rd January 2012, 05:09 PM |#34  
Junior Member
Flag Riverside, CA
Thanks Meter: 1
I'd like to think that Sprint would have advertised the EVO 4g as having Gorilla Glass. That's a major selling point. I'm curious if revisions after initial release got it because they had complaints about screen durability.
The Following User Says Thank You to guitar jesus For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift guitar jesus Ad-Free
23rd January 2012, 09:04 PM |#35  
jmzmanito's Avatar
Junior Member
Flag Itasca
Thanks Meter: 6
Screen protectors work, however, they are not 100% guaranteed to stop scratching or breaking. People think screen protectors make your phone bullet proof. This is not the case.

I currently have an E4GT. My wife and two teenage kids all have the EVO 4g. I've gone through 1 broken screen & 1 severally scratched screen. The only one without problems is the one that never had a screen protector. My point is just try and be as careful as possible with your phone & it will last. I also understand that accidents happen and that's why we have ebay & craigslist to buy spare parts.

24th January 2012, 11:18 AM |#36  
-EViL-KoNCEPTz-'s Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Tampa Bay area
Thanks Meter: 3,501
Donate to Me
Originally Posted by guitar jesus

I'd like to think that Sprint would have advertised the EVO 4g as having Gorilla Glass. That's a major selling point. I'm curious if revisions after initial release got it because they had complaints about screen durability.

I have the atmel screen with a gorilla glass digitizer, last week I dropped it face down on the concrete and proceeded to kick it down a flight of concrete stairs(it fell mid stride right in the line of fire) it bounced all the way down face first and landed on the corner of a concrete paver across the sidewalk from the bottom of the stairs, I thought "sh!t time to hit up eBay for a screen", when i picked it up and dusted it off the only thing wrong was a tiny scratch on the bottom.corner of the housing that all but vanished after I wiped it with a wet rag, and it was completely naked no case no screen protector nada

We are legion, for we are many.
31st January 2012, 06:30 AM |#37  
Junior Member
Flag Norco
Thanks Meter: 0
From my experience the Digitizer(Touchscreen) is Durable, and tested it on a broken screen from an EVO I fixed. Ran a serrated blade and a razor blade, no scratch's at all.
I use a Otterbox case, not to protect the phone but to lessen the impact(#1 Killer of Digitizers in my family) on the screen when I drop it, like I do everyday.
Sidenote: I order my screens at Amazon, great prices.
31st January 2012, 09:03 PM |#38  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
I heard the phantom USA very nice full body clear phone protecter.

Sent from my PC36100 using XDA App
25th February 2012, 03:11 AM |#39  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 2
I'm still rocking the original EVO 4G with no protector (almost a year and a half) with very minimal wear. Granted I'm not hard on my phones (I don't keep my keys or anything else that could cause damage in the same pocket as my phone) and I've only dropped it a handful of times. I've never liked any screen protectors I've used so I guess I'm a bit biased, but I just don't see the benefit as long as you're somewhat careful.
28th February 2012, 03:59 AM |#40  
roxicodine's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag North Las Vegas
Thanks Meter: 23
is there a way to get a better, clearer htc screen?
24th March 2012, 11:54 AM |#41  
Junior Member
Flag Cincinnati
Thanks Meter: 0
Sharing my experience. My EVO has taken serious punishment from me. Dropped and the corner of the EVO and concrete met up and had a disagreement. Thank goodness for insurance.

Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1332582527154.jpg
Views:	208
Size:	83.7 KB
ID:	962888  
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

Guest Quick Reply (no urls or BBcode)
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes