3GS scratch proof?
Hi i was wondering if 3GS iphones are scratched proof, cause i own a 16gb 3gs iphone and i have a screen protector and i was thinking is it scratch proof? Cause when i bough the iphone at telus the guy who worked there said you do not need a screen protector so i asked why? and he picked up a iphone 3gs display in the store and pulled his keys and scratched on the screen and didn't see a single scratch? but he recomended to get a case, so i did and i bough the case but it came with a screen protector, so i decided why not put it on incase..? So i ask you guys are: iPhone 3GS Scratch proof ? - yes or no?
BTW i know that iPhone 3G is recomended with a screen protector cuase they cause to get scratch proof.
- 04-29-2010, 09:15 PM #2
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- 04-29-2010, 10:32 PM #6
I wouldn't call the glass "scratch proof", but it's very very scratch resistant. As others have said the back will get scuffed up easily if you set it down on rough surfaces.
And like Jellotime said, screen protectors are pretty much pointless and give you a worse user experience. I don't ever use a case, but if I did I still wouldn't ever use a screen protector.
- 04-29-2010, 11:06 PM #7
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- 04-30-2010, 10:05 AM #12
It drives me nuts. It's a very small scratch. I got it during the short period of time I went without a screen protector. iPhone fell out of my pocket while I was kneeling down, so it only fell about 6 inches, but it evidently landed on a piece of gravel from someone's shoe. Just enough. Ugh.
- 04-30-2010, 10:11 AM #13
- 04-30-2010, 11:00 AM #14
My first 3GS got a big scratch, about 1" long down the screen ( I have NO idea how, I treat my electronics like prized possessions) while I had my Incase Slider on it. The phone started acting wonky, I took it to Apple and they swapped it out.
The day they swapped it, I bought a Zagg screen protector and it's been on my device with my Incase Slider since.
- 05-01-2010, 03:10 PM #15iPhone Intermediate
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The 3gs is def. not scratch proof. Some effin how I got a 1/2" scratch with a screen protector on it. It's on the top left from the black area into the visible screen. I need to figure out how to make my phone go "whacky" so I can get a replacement. Lul.
I notice the scratch every time.
- 05-01-2010, 03:27 PM #16
My 3G fell out of a slip case I had attached to my hip, hit the pavement on it's corner and then slid about 3ft on it's face. The only damage was a small ding in the casing on the corner. I can't believe the screen didn't scratch. I suppose I got lucky. Since the incident, I trashed the slip case and replaced it silicon-like shell from SwitchEasy.
Even though glass is harder than plastic and is harder to scratch, I now use a screen protector. If you use cheap screen protectors from companies such as Griffin, you're going to notice a big difference in touchscreen performance. Cheap screen protectors also trap dirt between the protector and the screen. Spend the extra $$ and get a premium screen protector. You won't even know it's there and it will provide superior protection.
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