BlackBerry Storm Screen Scratch Test

By Kevin Michaluk on 4 Dec 2008 06:24 am
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Update: Brian did up a shorter revision of the video. Check it out here!  *

Wow. Do you have any doubts on the BlackBerry Storm's display's ability to resist scratches? Watch this video!! Ohhhh Brian... you're crazy man, you are crazy :-)

[ via engadget ]

Topics: Video Devices

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29 comments

cap10mark

Thanks for that video! It will help the pocket carriers by far! Seems like quite a screen on there.

bbunderground

Good to know, great video thanks

Andrew
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litchblade

So actually I dont have to put some invisible shield on my BB Storm right? At least not against light scratches or did I missunderstand something?

Regards

Valace2

Just wanted to scream, felt like I was watching Freddy or Jason hack up another victim. Never felt that strongly about those victims though. Man that was painful to watch.

Brian CES911

Hello everyone,

Thanks for watching my video... I didnt think that it was going to hit the Blogs this hard. I am glad i could help in any way on easing the minds of some. I am SORRY for the long chatter I promise on my next endever I will speak less and more action.

Thanks
Brian CES911
http://blog.ces911.com

ipod screen repair

Brian, great video. Keep up the good work.

markcb

I feel like this should be a standard test by RIM

wezra

if the screen has a sapphire coating on it like a lot of watches have on the mineral crystals the manufacturers use. Tissot, for example, has a touch screen watch that utilizes a tactile touch screen crystal. That crystal has a layer of sapphire on it to prevent any scratching. The only thing that will scratch it is a diamond.

If the Storm and iPhone have a sapphire coating on the screen, then their is no worry about minor scratches from coins or other objects that one micht have in their pocket. That said, over some time, especially with constant cleaning (as sapphire will smudge), the sapphire coating will wear down. If the screen was pure sapphire crystal, then no problem ever. But the cost of doing that would be so out of wack that the screen alone would cost more then the straight retail price of the Storm.

wezra

if the screen has a sapphire coating on it like a lot of watches have on the mineral crystals the manufacturers use. Tissot, for example, has a touch screen watch that utilizes a tactile touch screen crystal. That crystal has a layer of sapphire on it to prevent any scratching. The only thing that will scratch it is a diamond.

If the Storm and iPhone have a sapphire coating on the screen, then their is no worry about minor scratches from coins or other objects that one micht have in their pocket. That said, over some time, especially with constant cleaning (as sapphire will smudge), the sapphire coating will wear down. If the screen was pure sapphire crystal, then no problem ever. But the cost of doing that would be so out of wack that the screen alone would cost more then the straight retail price of the Storm.

mina3050

That's amazing............

Chester,NY....were neighbors!

Boldly_Going...

Very Impressive. My old Treo screen would get scratched all the time. How does the body stand up to scratches?

GmrPnm21

OMG my butthole puckered up as soon as I saw the knife!!! Am I the only one that feels sick when someone does this with a beautiful piece of equipment like the storm?

tfrankson

That's really something else. Thanks for sharing

MrJodie

Great job Brian, thanks for showing us. A disclaimer to all those whose jaw dropped and/or wet their pants when they saw this video: he states he scratched this Storm because he is sending it back regarding the screen clicking issue. So he didn't really have anything to lose!

Fukmor

Wow I didnt know the screen was so resistant. Plus i wanted to know if he got that weatherbug program for free?

Anonymous

I for serious about had a heart attack when i saw you scratch it with all those items... that is insane... but hey if your gettin another one why not?! lol

btw:: what is the clicking problem youre talking about??? mine works fine... the only thing im havin problems with is the bottom corner of the screen right above the send button doesnt click like the rest of the screen but its a problem ive gotten used to... i figured it was just supposed to be that way... but if it aint then ill return it and get a replacement...

thanks for the vids though... im a new bb user and i am becoming addicted... so i guess i do have to start calling it my crackberry... lol

rickjs

I don't think it was mentioned anywhere. Was the test done with or without the factory protective film pre-installed on the screen?

Anonymous

Just wondering, how do you like the Storm? Can you describe its best features and more importantly its failings? I am thinking of switching over to VZW and the Storm is the closest thing to what I want.

rodented

Thanks for taking the time to give us that great demo! Your truly are a CrackBerry legend.

Anonymous

The factory protective film on my Storm scratched. Was this test done without it because I've been really careful with my Storm and when I saw the scratch on it I felt like dying!!!

Can I replace the protective film on it???

Anonymous

Thought my screen was scratched took it back to the store the Verizon rep. was at the store and showed me that the screen had a protective cover on it that needed to be removed, it covers the whole screen and is very hard to see. The cover scratches the screen does not.

He also told me if you put a screen saver on a Storm it voids the warranty because the chemicals in the screen don't like the chemicals in the screen savers.

ScratchedStorm

I managed to scratch my Storm. I got the phone about 3 weeks ago and the Vodafone screen protector didnt last long. Bubbled up so I removed it. After watching the video on the guy testing the screen I was confident my screen wouldnt scratch. But I was very WRONG. Last weekend I managed to get a round of golf in. Spent a bit of time in the bunkers. Phone was locked in my bag but after the round I had it in my pocket. Must be some sand got in my pocket because the phone now has very tiny scratches all over the screen. I cleaned it last week and it was pefect. So much for the test. I think if the guy stood by a window later and got some light he would find his screen is well scratched. Screen protector for me.

Anonymous

My screen shows a straight scratch mark across the screen as well, eventhough I am careful not to put it alongside anything else inside my pockets. However, it seems that the pre-installed protective film is what's actually scratched and the screen is most likely okay? If the scrached pre-installed film is now removed and replaced with another film it sounds like it will void the Storm's warranty according to what someone said above? Why do they sell these protective films then? Can someone verify whether replacing the pre-installed film and maintaining the protective film from time to time is adviced?

Anonymous

I got the storm a little over a week ago and already the screen is scratched like crazy found this sight while looking for a product to repair it actually the scratches are just from being put in my pocket by itself won't even cary a pack of smokes in the same pocket defiantly get some kind of screen protector

mbvdlza

Maybe I can't see my protector, but my screen is scratched just by cleaning it gently with a microfibre "sunglass" cloth. So this video is moot to me...

tshudyb

I have three scratches on the screen of my storm 2 : (

wkdIII

Hi everyone, I recently switched from the droid to the storm 2 so far I love the phone. But a lot of the reason I gave up the droid was beacause of my work environment.....I hated having to bulk up my phone with a snap on case it drove me nuts. So I took the case off and the screen didn't scratch but literally every other part of the phone scratched and got damaged so easily. I am wondering if I'm gonna have the same problem with my BlackBerry like I said I love this phone and I need a smartphone but I want something that had a good resistance to damage because like all of you BB fans know these are gorgeous phones and like the rest of you I'm sure I don't want to hide the phone in an ugly bulky case. Please give me some input I'm totally new to the BB community. WkdIII