[Q] Samsung Clear View case scratched my screen

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galijanach

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Hi all

I have a 2 week old S6 Edge which i fitted the Samsung Clear View case from day one (Phone was purchased from Carphonewarehouse on the 29th April). The screen is now full of scratches since and is bloody annoying the hell out of me. I have contacted Samsung UK and awaiting reply.
I strongly recommend avoiding this case at all costs. It is expensive and WILL scratch your screen no doubt about that. See attached photos

Anybody else experienced this???
 

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Oli2k

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Hi all

I have a 2 week old S6 Edge which i fitted the Samsung Clear View case from day one (Phone was purchased from Carphonewarehouse on the 29th April). The screen is now full of scratches since and is bloody annoying the hell out of me. I have contacted Samsung UK and awaiting reply.
I strongly recommend avoiding this case at all costs. It is expensive and WILL scratch your screen no doubt about that. See attached photos

Anybody else experienced this???
What does the inside of the case look like? Can you see damage on there as well?
 

charnapops

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Samsung Clear View case scratches screen

The same thing happened to mine and my beautiful new S6 Edge looks dreadful. I'm gutted as I've had iPhones for years and never had any marks. Spoke to samsung UK and they were less than helpful saying as I hadn't purchased the cover from them I had to contact the supplier....who were brilliant and have issued me a refund and said I should contact samsung again........but I'm still left with a damaged screen. This product is not fit for purpose as, due to the hard front cover being in direct contact with the glass, when grit or dust get between it rubs around resulting in circular scratched patches all over the screen. The cover shows no marking at all....just the "unscratchable Gorilla glass"!!
I'm sure when this phone and case combination is used on the beaches during summer there will be some seriously upset people !! DO NOT BUY THIS COVER:crying:
 

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galijanach

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The same thing happened to mine and my beautiful new S6 Edge looks dreadful. I'm gutted as I've had iPhones for years and never had any marks. Spoke to samsung UK and they were less than helpful saying as I hadn't purchased the cover from them I had to contact the supplier....who were brilliant and have issued me a refund and said I should contact samsung again........but I'm still left with a damaged screen. This product is not fit for purpose as, due to the hard front cover being in direct contact with the glass, when grit or dust get between it rubs around resulting in circular scratched patches all over the screen. The cover shows no marking at all....just the "unscratchable Gorilla glass"!!
I'm sure when this phone and case combination is used on the beaches during summer there will be some seriously upset people !! DO NOT BUY THIS COVER:crying:


I am totally shocked! i thought mine was bad but seeing yours making me cry
 
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Oli2k

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The same thing happened to mine and my beautiful new S6 Edge looks dreadful. I'm gutted as I've had iPhones for years and never had any marks. Spoke to samsung UK and they were less than helpful saying as I hadn't purchased the cover from them I had to contact the supplier....who were brilliant and have issued me a refund and said I should contact samsung again........but I'm still left with a damaged screen. This product is not fit for purpose as, due to the hard front cover being in direct contact with the glass, when grit or dust get between it rubs around resulting in circular scratched patches all over the screen. The cover shows no marking at all....just the "unscratchable Gorilla glass"!!
I'm sure when this phone and case combination is used on the beaches during summer there will be some seriously upset people !! DO NOT BUY THIS COVER:crying:

Wow, I am totally shocked!

My S6 edge has more scratches than my S5 which I never really looked after so it seems like the glass isn't as scratch proof as previous generations, not helped by the fact of the issue of getting a decent screen protector.
 

galijanach

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Just came off the phone from Samsung UK and awaiting to speak to the manager. I have emailed them images of the screen with the Clear View cover.
I am just shocked that a £800 smartphone that claims to have the latest Gorilla Glass 4 is more prone to scratches than older generations. I had iphones, Galaxy S4, Note 3, HTC One M7 and still have the HTC One M8 and not a single one of these phones exhibited the same issues as this one.
I really hope Samsung come up with something
 

blue13x

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Apr 28, 2011
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Its almost logicl: dirts gets in between...the flap sits close to the screen. When you hold the phone you squeeze the flap to the phone and rubs. Ofcourse you are going to get scratches. Conclusion: always put a screen protector...should be first thing you do.
 

Oli2k

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Jun 24, 2011
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Just came off the phone from Samsung UK and awaiting to speak to the manager. I have emailed them images of the screen with the Clear View cover.
I am just shocked that a £800 smartphone that claims to have the latest Gorilla Glass 4 is more prone to scratches than older generations. I had iphones, Galaxy S4, Note 3, HTC One M7 and still have the HTC One M8 and not a single one of these phones exhibited the same issues as this one.
I really hope Samsung come up with something

My friend has the S6 and that doesn't have a mark on it, could be a downside of the edge screen?

I've attached a shot of my home button, it looks like it would rub off but it won't, they are scratches
 

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Oli2k

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Its almost logicl: dirts gets in between...the flap sits close to the screen. When you hold the phone you squeeze the flap to the phone and rubs. Ofcourse you are going to get scratches. Conclusion: always put a screen protector...should be first thing you do.

Hasn't been that easy with the S6 Edge
 

galijanach

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Jul 9, 2013
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Its almost logicl: dirts gets in between...the flap sits close to the screen. When you hold the phone you squeeze the flap to the phone and rubs. Ofcourse you are going to get scratches. Conclusion: always put a screen protector...should be first thing you do.

Not logical at all.
I had many other phones with similar cases and none was fitted with a screen protector. All were pristine. My HTC One M8 with a similar case doesn't exhibit any of these issues. I think perhaps the screen on the S6 Edge (don't know if the non edge is experiencing the same issues) is rubbish and the Clear View case doesn't help at all and makes it worse.
 

galijanach

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Samsung UK have just rang me to let me know that they are now aware of this and passed it on to the head office (wherever that may be) to make a decision. The more of us calling them the better. They need to be aware of the grand scale of this.
 
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Oli2k

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Not logical at all.
I had many other phones with similar cases and none was fitted with a screen protector. All were pristine. My HTC One M8 with a similar case doesn't exhibit any of these issues. I think perhaps the screen on the S6 Edge (don't know if the non edge is experiencing the same issues) is rubbish and the Clear View case doesn't help at all and makes it worse.

I think having hard plastic instead of a fabric has probably amplified the issue but it does seem like the S6 edges screen is prone to scratching easier than other GG3/4 phones
 
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charnapops

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logicl (sic) LOGICAL?

Its almost logicl: dirts gets in between...the flap sits close to the screen. When you hold the phone you squeeze the flap to the phone and rubs. Ofcourse you are going to get scratches. Conclusion: always put a screen protector...should be first thing you do.

No it isn't "LOGICAL". I have never needed screen protectors on any previous phones and I have had a variety of covers. I didn't realise this was a forum for clever arse comments!!?? :p

AND, furthermore, Samsung UK are aware of this issue and are currently dealing with my problem as I am not the first person to bring it to their attention:)

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Samsung UK have just rang me to let me know that they are now aware of this and passed it on to the head office (wherever that may be) to make a decision. The more of us calling them the better. They need to be aware of the grand scale of this.

Hi there. I have just been on the phone with Samsung for half an hour and they agree there is an issue and are aware of other cases so I guess the more people say something there may be chance we can have a reasonable outcome. I've been asked to send photographs and receipts so that's a start. Good luck:)
 

Iskaral

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May 13, 2015
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It's not just S6 Edge. My Clear View case has scratched my S6 although not as badly as in these images.

I would say there are several problems with the case. First like the previous poster said the lid is too hard. Second (at least for the S6 case) the lid has some room to move. The Dot view case I had for my HTC M8 was soft and more fixed so that it would not move against the screen. Third, and this one I'm not sure matter as much, the case seems to gather a lot of static electricity, thus attracting small particles.

As a comparison I have these phones
HTC M8 with dot view cover. After a year of usage the screen is completely flawless. I couldn't find the least mark on it
S4 Active used for 2 years without any case. Has some small hairline scratches that are not very disturbing
S6 used with Clear view cover. The first day it had bigger marks on the screen than my 2 year S4 active. I thought it was just really bad luck so I kept using the cover and now the screen has a lot more blemishes.
 
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Ahmedivx

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First of all thanks a million guys for the heads up, I was that close of getting one of these covers considering how nice looking and catchy it is, but to think it can do such scratches to the screen, I mean come one, what was that talk about Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and how hard it is to get broken let alone get scratched, I know we all saw a lot of drop-test videos official and non-official (some times they throw it face down on rocks and really pointy and hard surfaces) yet they some times get no scratches at all, so for this cover to do such damage, it's a shame really, and in my humble opinion it's not Logical at all for the cover to do such scratches, I read the headlines but couldn't believe it until I saw the pictures, I was shocked of it really, and I'm now more afraid than ever of dropping the phone, and a screen protector of any kind now is a must, for my old S5 I didn't have to worry about the screen at all, and I dropped it sometimes face down, but I have never dealt with such scratches knowing that I used the device for more than 6 months before I could buy a tempered glass screen protector.
 
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johanbiff

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not only the edge

normal S6 here..same issue..day after I got my clear cover scratches appared :(

---------- Post added at 03:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:32 PM ----------

First of all thanks a million guys for the heads up, I was that close of getting one of these covers considering how nice looking and catchy it is, but to think it can do such scratches to the screen, I mean come one, what was that talk about Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and how hard it is to get broken let alone get scratched, I know we all saw a lot of drop-test videos official and non-official (some times they throw it face down on rocks and really pointy and hard surfaces) yet they some times get no scratches at all, so for this cover to do such damage, it's a shame really, and in my humble opinion it's not Logical at all for the cover to do such scratches, I read the headlines but couldn't believe it until I saw the pictures, I was shocked of it really, and I'm now more afraid than ever of dropping the phone, and a screen protector of any kind now is a must, for my old S5 I didn't have to worry about the screen at all, and I dropped it sometimes face down, but I have never dealt with such scratches knowing that I used the device for more than 6 months before I could buy a tempered glass screen protector.

it is absolutly true(sadly)
 
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    Hi all

    I have a 2 week old S6 Edge which i fitted the Samsung Clear View case from day one (Phone was purchased from Carphonewarehouse on the 29th April). The screen is now full of scratches since and is bloody annoying the hell out of me. I have contacted Samsung UK and awaiting reply.
    I strongly recommend avoiding this case at all costs. It is expensive and WILL scratch your screen no doubt about that. See attached photos

    Anybody else experienced this???
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    Samsung Clear View case scratches screen

    The same thing happened to mine and my beautiful new S6 Edge looks dreadful. I'm gutted as I've had iPhones for years and never had any marks. Spoke to samsung UK and they were less than helpful saying as I hadn't purchased the cover from them I had to contact the supplier....who were brilliant and have issued me a refund and said I should contact samsung again........but I'm still left with a damaged screen. This product is not fit for purpose as, due to the hard front cover being in direct contact with the glass, when grit or dust get between it rubs around resulting in circular scratched patches all over the screen. The cover shows no marking at all....just the "unscratchable Gorilla glass"!!
    I'm sure when this phone and case combination is used on the beaches during summer there will be some seriously upset people !! DO NOT BUY THIS COVER:crying:
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    Any News from u others?

    Sent from my SM-G850F using XDA Free mobile app

    Samsung UK Head office called me on friday to let me know that they are still not sure how to deal with this matter (replace screen or handsets). They fully acknowledge this is an issue but are still investigating whether the case is at fault or perhaps the screen is. They apologized for the further delay but reassured me that my phone (and others of course) will either get a new screen or replaced altogether and will let me know the outcome one day next week.
    I must say, the girl i have been in touch with from Samsung head office, has been so far very helpful and rang me on a few occasions and updated me with the progress of our claim.
    That's the only update i have so far. The positive thing is that Samsung worldwide WILL replace your screen OR replace your handset. They should come out with a statement, hopefully, next week.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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    How much did Samsung pay you to post here??? I noticed this is your first post on xda.
    Forgive me if I am wrong...
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    i added some picture from my galaxy S6 edge always with his clear view cover from belgium!
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