Dropped my iPhone 7+ (Or...how does a scratched camera lens perform?)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SonRK, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. SonRK macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2011
    So I dropped my iPhone 7+ and I got the sides dinged up. I noticed the camera lens now has scratches on it, but you can't feel them with your finger/nail. I was wondering if this will degrade the photo quality when taking pictures?

    (Side Note, I looked at my 6s+, which I dropped a dozen times and the camera lens is completely perfect. I must have been lucky, or perhaps extremely unlucky with my 7)
  2. athletejmv macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2011

    I watched a scratch test on youtube and the new camera lens on the iPhone 7 is the regular scratch resistance glass uses on the screen of the phone, which scratches around a level 6 of hardness. However, to my understanding, the iPhone 6+ series uses a sapphire crystal glass, which is near the hardness of diamond... around a level 8 hardness (considerably more scratch resistant).

    Here's the video I watched on the hardness test of the iPhone 7 camera Lens:

    I hope that helps!

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