One of our members over at AndroidForums.com – Roman G. – is returning his HTC EVO 4G to Sprint due to a physical defect, and before he exchanges it for a brand new one, he decided to give us a look at how well the screen holds up to tough conditions.
His scratch test consisted of taking a metal screw, a key, a razor blade, and a penny to the EVO’s screen with no regard to its safety (or feelings, because phones do have feelings). The result was pretty impressive: nary a scratch or nick to be found (at least from what we can see, and we just decided to take his word for it, anyway).
If anything, this just tells us that you won’t have much to worry about if your keys/loose change and your phone end up brawling with each other in the same pocket. Still, who wouldn’t want the piece of mind of keeping a screen protector on that beautiful display?
[Note]: The glass covering the camera lens on the back of the phone is still very scratchable, so don’t use this as an excuse to treat your phone like it stole something from you.