- iPhone Newbie
- 28 Posts
Screen protector or not?
I currently have a screen protector on my iPhone 4 but I am considering getting rid of it. It always seems dirty, I always manage to get a bubble under it, and I am constantly trying to keep it clean. I was just wondering how durable is the screen without a protector? And how many of you do or don't use one?
- 02-22-2011, 09:02 AM #2iPhone Newbie
- 14 Posts
i have had my iphone 4 since June and never ever ever had a screen protector on it and i still have yet to get single scratch on it. I do have a case that bevels above the face of the phone so if it does land flat on the face it wont impact the screen. Also when i put the phone in my pocket, it is the ONLY thing that is in my pocket so i dont have to worry about keys or loose change scratching the screen. I do recommend getting a screen protector if you are a lady and you are going to have the iphone in your purse, but other than that you should be fine
- 02-22-2011, 10:09 AM #3
- 02-22-2011, 10:19 AM #4
I did a quick search on screen protectors just before moving this thread to the accessories forum, and found a lot of people have already answered the question.
Search is your friend.
- 02-22-2011, 03:38 PM #5
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- 02-23-2011, 01:47 AM #7
Very few screen protectors look good once install. Almost all of them diminish the clarity of the screen to some extent. I don't buy these nice touchscreen gadgets to keep them nice for someone else to use months or years later, I buy them for MYSELF, and I intend to have the nicest view of them I can have. That means no cheap plastic covering the display.
- 02-23-2011, 10:43 PM #8iPhone Beginner
- 50 Posts
I agree about no protector. I've tried them and hate them. Now my defender has one built in, but when using it I want that level of protection.
Oh, and people who state " search is your friend" annoy the **** out of me. The time it takes to state that could actually be used to contribute somehow.
I'm just sayin...
- 02-24-2011, 05:21 AM #9
I agree if all they say is "search is your friend." But we do get tired of 1,000 people posting the same things in 1,000 threads. Makes it difficult for the people who do use search.
- 02-24-2011, 07:07 AM #10iPhone Intermediate
- 449 Posts
I use the screen protector, but used to clean up with wet towel :P lolDot Com Infoway- Mobile Application Development
- 02-24-2011, 04:11 PM #11
- 02-27-2011, 11:05 AM #12
Polling isn't going to get you a suitable answer for you. It's just going to get you whatever the popular answer is. However, if you just want to fit in then polling is the way to go.
Read the FAQ's, read the stickies, search then post. It's proper forum etiquette for any site. If you can't be bothered to take the initiative and fish for yourself (a must have skill these days and Google isn't difficult to use by any means) then why should anyone else be bothered? If you need assistance in searching then ask for it.
I'm just sayin....
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- 02-28-2011, 11:18 PM #13iPhone Beginner
- 50 Posts
Obviously my comment has ruffled some feathers. I did not mean to sound as disrespectful as it appears. I'll admit that I have posted prematurely and I often ignore posts that seem repetitive. I just don't understand the whole "forum etiquette" thing. It's not like the OP butted into a conversation between two people. I would rather just respectfully disagree and leave it at that. I do want to apologize to Alli if I appeared to be lashing out.
- 03-01-2011, 06:17 AM #14
- 03-22-2011, 07:53 PM #15
Screen Protector installation.
Don't know if it will help or not but: I noticed at Best Buy if you buy a ZAGG from them they offer to install it for 7 bucks. Took the offer on my wifes to see how they did it, using the squeegee on a small section at a time. (Think dividing the screen into four squares) After seeing that, was able to put mine on at home with little difficulty. Any bubbles left disappeared after a day. Hope this helps.
- 03-30-2011, 03:51 PM #16
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- 03-31-2011, 10:11 AM #18
Installed the SGP Steinheil Ultra Oleophobic on my wifes iPhone last night. At least at this point it seems great. It is very clear. I would not know it was there if I had not put it on. Obviously it doesn't feel the same as the naked glass, but it is not much different. The difference in her screen and mine with the ZAGG Invisible Shield is huge. I'm sure the IS provides more protection, but for me it is not worth sacrificing the beautiful screen. I am going to use the 2nd screen protector on my phone and return the ZAGG.
- 03-31-2011, 11:37 AM #19
Gorilla glass is really hard. It is beautiful and feels good to the touch.
I have had four screen protectors, two professionally installed. Those that had no bubbles, eventually had "orange peel" effect. They are ugly and do not feel good.
A scratch might not happen and would not be forever. June comes and I get a new iPhone. So far, I have passed on three with no scratches. I have a whole drawer full of old cell phones that no one wants. I bet I can always give away an iPhone, even with a scratch.
I do not take a shower with my socks on.Thanks for ending the exclusivity, Steve. it is about time.
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