1. tlgem's Avatar
    Just curious why so many people on this forum are using screen protectors
    on an oleofobic (spelling) coated glass screen??
    Nothing wrong If you want to thats your choice
    I have never had a problem with scratches on a glass cellphone screen
    My take is they just make the screen less sensitive & get smudged easier & faster
    than the bare screen

    If someone comes up with a good reason to use one maybe I'll try one
    10-09-2012 01:33 AM
  2. Garz's Avatar
    Screen is scratch resistant but not scratch proof. I once scratched my i4. Used a screen protector ever since. Just choice. I pay a lot of hard earned money for my 64GB. I want to protect it.

    They also don't make the screen less sensitive. I also use the SGP Oleophobic screen protector. Feels just like the screen itself.
    Natemz and B.builder_1 like this.
    10-09-2012 01:39 AM
  3. OTACORB's Avatar
    I cannot speak for other people, but for me its peace of mind. Not to mention I usually always sell my iPhone prior to getting the next version. The key to getting top dollar is a scratch free almost new looking device. I've actually always paid for the bulk of my cost by reselling. I also do a case and honestly it isn't that I am careful or handle it with kid cloves I really don't. However, a screen protector and cases allow me not to have to worry about it. Ultimately I want to get a year or so use out of then get top dollar for it. Thus far that has always worked!
    Guacho likes this.
    10-09-2012 01:46 AM
  4. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    The Otterbox defender, by FAR my favorite for iPhone 4 and 5 has one built in. My 2 year old iPhone 4 that was just sold looked brand new because of the case/screen protector. Would it not have if it was not in a case? Not sure, all I know is what works.
    10-09-2012 05:58 AM
  5. sj-performance's Avatar
    screen protectors arent bad to what people make it out to be. ive always had my devices with a screen protector. when i used the blackberry brand every single device had a screen protector. my 4S had and so does my 5 since day one. i use clear screen protectors i buy cheap from ebay. these do the job well and you can barely noticed it has one. i buy like 5-10. i change them every 1 month or so. when its time to sale my phone the screen is flawless. even on the iphone i do not notice any lag from the screen. screen protectors are like extra cheap insurance to protect your screen thats all.
    10-09-2012 09:04 AM
  6. tlgem's Avatar
    So far its a choice thing not that anyone has had or seen damage to the screen surface on the Iphone's over time from normal use.
    So far Im not convinced that I would want to try them
    Thanks for the feed back so far
    10-09-2012 10:56 AM
  7. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    I won't use one of the stick on ones. I only buy cases with SPs built in. Personal preference for me.
    10-09-2012 11:02 AM
  8. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    The screen still can scratch. It isn't gorilla glass.
    10-09-2012 01:05 PM
  9. sj-performance's Avatar
    The screen still can scratch. It isn't gorilla glass.
    agreed. bare naked non protector screen will get tiny scratches. with a screen protector in place no scratches what so ever. unless you drop it direct contact with a hard surface or scratch it on purpose. i have never had any lag or issues with a clear screen protector on my iphone. never.
    10-09-2012 03:07 PM
  10. Guacho's Avatar
    Peace of mind too, the protectors I use are usually very good and you can hardly see it's there, the resale value of my phones are usually pretty high since I take very good care of my stuff.
    10-09-2012 03:22 PM
  11. jjj651's Avatar
    10-09-2012 03:57 PM
  12. Guacho's Avatar
    Screen is scratch resistant but not scratch proof. I once scratched my i4. Used a screen protector ever since. Just choice. I pay a lot of hard earned money for my 64GB. I want to protect it.

    They also don't make the screen less sensitive. I also use the SGP Oleophobic screen protector. Feels just like the screen itself.
    Never mind, I found it..
    Last edited by Guacho; 10-09-2012 at 05:17 PM.
    10-09-2012 04:47 PM
  13. Guacho's Avatar
    I did a blind test with my two iphone 5's ( wife and me ), I installed the first clear screen protector on my phone and left my wife's without one, I left only the screen of the phones uncovered and asked her which one had the protector and she wasn't able to tell.
    a good protector doesn't really sacrifice on screen quality.
    10-09-2012 06:32 PM
  14. John Yester's Avatar
    SGP FTW. best ones out there IMO.

    Finger prints are a pain in the rear.
    10-09-2012 06:44 PM
  15. Eileen89's Avatar
    ^ I hate SGP and their screen protectors too. Power Support FTW!!!


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    10-09-2012 06:56 PM
  16. John Yester's Avatar
    As long as you use protection lol

    That is all that matters. some like a new out of the box screen feel or some like a matte finish feel.
    10-09-2012 07:03 PM
  17. Guacho's Avatar
    ^ I hate SGP and their screen protectors too. Power Support FTW!!!


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    Why do you hate the SGP protectors ??
    10-09-2012 07:59 PM
  18. Eileen89's Avatar
    Why do you hate the SGP protectors ??
    Not only did they not work, they also bubbled up on the end of the left side on my iPhone 5. I only have the original ones that they sent me as the replacements that they promised to ship out to me never came. I had to go through my CC company in order to get a full refund for this faulty product. The Clear Moshi iVisor XT screen protector that I ordered should be here soon, and I'll finally be able to take this one off. iPhone 5 Screen Protector | iVisor XT White | Bubble Free | Moshi
    10-09-2012 08:36 PM
  19. Garz's Avatar
    Not only did they not work, they also bubbled up on the end of the left side on my iPhone 5. I only have the original ones that they sent me as the replacements that they promised to ship out to me never came. I had to go through my CC company in order to get a full refund for this faulty product. The Clear Moshi iVisor XT screen protector that I ordered should be here soon, and I'll finally be able to take this one off. iPhone 5 Screen Protector | iVisor XT White | Bubble Free | Moshi
    My wife and I are ing using SGP Oleophobic. No bubbling at all. Not sure how they went bad on you. I swear by these.
    B.builder_1 likes this.
    10-09-2012 10:11 PM
  20. jjj651's Avatar
    My wife and I are ing using SGP Oleophobic. No bubbling at all. Not sure how they went bad on you. I swear by these.
    Are those really fingerprint and oil proof??
    10-09-2012 10:13 PM
  21. Garz's Avatar
    Are those really fingerprint and oil proof??
    Resistant but not proof. It really repels away though. It you want proof, anti glare is the closest you will get.
    10-09-2012 10:18 PM
  22. Peligro911's Avatar
    I use to use them but decided i like the feel without them so I don't use them on mine or my iPad .. Even my 6 year olds iPad don't have one and its doesn't have a scratch it does get dirty but I just wipe clean now and then ... My wife iPhone 4 does have one scratch thou so it can be done lol my 2 year old decided to give it a try as a airplane across the kitchen floor lol scratch is not bad thou ..
    I don't knock people who use them because stuff can happen
    10-10-2012 12:12 AM
  23. Alli's Avatar
    This is the best out there, bar none. It is a thin piece of glass that adheres to your screen protecting it from scratches and even drops. Because it is glass, it feels like your phone's screen, with no drag or plastic feel.

    10-10-2012 09:07 AM
  24. CandyBean's Avatar
    Only reason I use it is to protect the screen from scratches. I've gotten minor scratches in the past and don't want that to happen again. Plus, I have multiple earrings and I realized that my earrings have scratched screens in the past (learned the hard way) so now.. always keeping it protected!
    10-10-2012 07:11 PM
  25. ray0123's Avatar
    never use protector..
    10-11-2012 11:50 AM
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