Google Pixel Scratches EASILY

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  1. Jodie1987 macrumors regular

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    I have scratches on the fingerprint scanner on the back of my google pixel xl and I have scratches on the antenna line at the bottom of the phone and some around the chamfered edges around the display, has anyone else's google pixel scratched easily, I have babied this phone and had a google silicone case on it since I bought it!
     
  2. Ds6778 macrumors 6502

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    I love how your one device scratching "easily" is a direct representation of ALL Pixels lol
     
  3. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Im just wondering if anyone elses has scratched this easily
     
  4. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    must be me then :(
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    anyone had this problem? before I give up hope that its not just me
     
  5. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am considering ringing google and see if I can get the back of my phone replaced, has anyone elses google pixel scratched?
     
  6. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    I've had mine for a few days now and don't use a case. I by no means baby my phones and I can't find a single mark on it.
     
  7. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    do you think the google pixel xl is more durable than the iphone 7 plus?
     
  8. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have noticed a dent on the corner of the device now, i dont get why there is so much damage I have been really careful
     
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    Never leave your phone around Christmas elves they're evil little pranksters.
     
  11. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Especially that one that hangs out on shelves.
     
  12. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i ordered my phone from carphone warehouse the phones box had a thew little scratches and dents on it but it was sealed, is it likely the phone could have got damaged in transit or should the phones box kept it safe?
     
  13. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    I'm a bit confused by your question. Didn't you inspect your phone when you took it out of the box? Usually when people receive a product in a shipping box that is in rough shape, the first thing they do is inspect the product inside for damage. Now after you apparently have used the phone for awhile, it's just not possible to know if the damage had been inflicted in transit.

    I have read comments over on Android Central that Pixels that are not cased do pick up scratches. But I don't know that they are especially prone to scratches.
     
  14. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i just dont know how dits scratched, i have been soooo careful
     
  15. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    Well I think of your Pixel had been damaged in transit, you would have noticed right away. Unfortunately you probably picked up a normal level of wear and tear. You may think you've been babying your phone, but all of us, as we go through our days and our routines, put on a bit more wear and tear than we realize. Grit comes from so many sources. At the beach bits of sand get everywhere, even into phone cases--it drives me nuts because I vacation at the beach a lot.

    In the city, grit comes from bits of concrete and brick dust from your environment getting kicked up a bit. I never realized how true this is until I visited a few big cities and could feel it on me at the end of the day.

    I currently live out in the country and pick up grit from landscaping. It takes just a little bit of silica from all these varied sources of grit to scratch our phones and watches and eyeglasses and jewelry. Sometimes you just get unlucky and stick something in your pocket or carrying bag that sheds a bit of grit that does a lot of damage before you catch it. I actually periodically vacuum out the pockets of my work jeans and purses because this can happen and laundering my jeans does not help.

    Have you had problems with scratches on previous phones? What did you own before?
     
  16. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I also have a iphone 7 plus matte black which I have scratches on the touch id ring and the back on the apple logo and near the sim tray, thanks for your reply also :D
     
  17. Ds6778 macrumors 6502

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    Dang dude take care of your stuff
     
  18. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i want to wipe dust away from the finger print scanner, is the fingerprint scanner made of plastic, if I wipe the fingerprint scanner will it scratch it?
     
  19. GigabitEthernet macrumors 6502

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    So OP damaged their phone and they're blaming Google.
     
  20. Jodie1987 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats the thing, I never done anything to damage my phone, and I am not blaming google I just am unsure how its happened
     
  21. GigabitEthernet macrumors 6502

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    Conveniently though it took you many weeks to find the damage that you said was there when you bought the phone?
     
  22. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Clearly then your definition of 'being careful' is not what the majority would deem 'being careful' ...
     
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    Quick read of OP's post history might answer that...
     

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