This morning we talked about the torture test on the Nokia Lumia 900, surviving all the usual bangs and knocks that would kill lesser phones.
I mentioned in that post about something the blogosphere has named ‘scuffgate’ where new iPhones are appearing with scuffs to the anodised aluminium out of the box and are scratching really easily on scratch tests.
Apple’s Phil Schiller was then reported to say that is a completely normal thing so essentially, users have nothing to worry about. Well it’s true that even the N8′s anodized aluminium CAN get scratched. BUT that was only from heavy abuse. In these scratch tests, similar to iPhone 5 and worse, the N8 fares so much better. In the N8, if you scratch it, you can rub the scratch away. The weakest part for me was the silly chromed bezel bit which was prone to paint chipping. The anodised aluminium bit was much tougher.
As cool as it is to have a metal phone, I love having a matte polycarbonate material. It truly is that colour throughout the device so that if you did scratch it, it is really hard to see And it’s quite difficult to scratch in the first place. My N9/800 looks absolutely pristine compared to my first N8.
Nokia’s polycarbonate is very different to your bargain basement plastic. Nokia’s anodised aluminium seems to be different to what’s seen in the iPhone 5.
Cheers Peter L for the tip!