Is a screen protector worth investing in?
The iPhone 3G's screen is sturdy and I've seen it tested under tough conditions. But I wonder if a screen protector is worth it. What are the benefits of it if I never put my screen in danger? It's always in a pouch with the screen faced toward my hip and whenever I'm out of the house I keep an Incase Slider Case.
- 06-01-2009, 10:42 PM #2
- 06-01-2009, 11:47 PM #4
i had a screen protector on my phone but it got all banged up i took it off and my phone has yet to have a single scratch on it ive dropped it once or twice and its been in and out of my pocket and the screen still is perfect i dont think the screen protectors are worth bothering with
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- 06-04-2009, 12:44 PM #14
I've went through several different screen protectors. If I'm going to have one, I want one that doesn't acquire fingerprints. That's my main reason for having one as I never had one on my 1st gen and got not one scratch on my phone. The screen is pretty tough and I am always careful with my phones.
Either way - the 2 that I've found to be the best are the Crystal Shields or the Anti-Glare matte ones the Apple store has.
The crystal shield has the same feel as the actual screen, and the matte one has a little bit more of a smooth feel, hard to explain, but kind of like a frosted look. I liked both a lot.
I've used mirror screen protectors and ones of eBay but they never seem to last long. The corners bubble or they start to peel.
The mirror ones acquire fingerprints just as much as the regular screen does, so to me, there's no point. I liked the matte ones because it NEVER acquired fingerprints. I may pick up one of those to put on the new ones if me and the g/f spring for those when they come out. If not, I'll pick up some more for our current 3Gs.
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- 08-24-2010, 12:25 PM #19iPhone Nanite
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I've been without a screen protector for 1 month..
My iPhone does not have a single scratch on it. I keep it in my front pocket with the screen facing me and am careful not to put any keys and hard objects on it. I'll never use a screen protector again. Biggest waste of money and time I've ever experienced are screen protectors.
- 08-25-2010, 02:45 AM #20
When I had my first iPhone 4, the FIRST thing I did was get a zagg invisible shield for the front and the back and it worked so well. No bubbles, easy to clean, and didn't take away from the beauty of the phone at all. When i returned my iPhone 4 and peeled off the shield, it looked like I had just gotten it. No dust, scratches or anything. Also, I can't wait to get another iPhone 4. I miss it terribly.
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- 08-25-2010, 06:56 AM #22iMore Intermediate
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I only have a bumper on my 4 and don't have a single scratch even though I routinely carry the phone in my pocket. I am careful, though, to make sure that it is the only thing in my right pocket.
- 08-27-2010, 04:56 PM #23iPhone Newbie
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- 08-30-2010, 06:52 AM #25iPhone Beginner
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Also, is the coating on the back as well, or just the front?