seeforyourself, writing at MacRumors:
I’ve had my iPhone SE without a case/screen protector for over a year, and it never had scratches on its screen. I’ve even dropped the iPhone as a ton of times and it had no scratches on the screen itself.
My iPhone 8 plus though, has had a TON of scratches ALL over the display even before I’ve dropped it the first and only time. There are scratches running across the display and swirl scratches all over it, but the aluminum rimming is in mint condition.
My iPhone 8 has deep vertical scratches on it. You can feel them as you swipe your finger across the display. Several people I know with the 8 and 8 Plus have the same issue. There’s definitely something softer about this display.