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View Poll Results: Glass up or down?

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  • Glass up!

    83 75.45%
  • Glass down!

    27 24.55%
  1. cobra302's Avatar
    ok, so i've been looking at a lot of reviews on youtube and what not on different types of cases for the iphone. and i'm seeing a trend in which i guess i never really thought of. it seems a lot of people, when placing their iphone on a table or hard surface, place it glass down. now, i've never done this as i dont want to break or scratch the glass, but does anyone else do this? my thinking was that i would rather damage the phone case than the actual glass. what does everyone else think?
    09-05-2009 12:31 AM
  2. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    I've never place it face down. Freaks me out; I too don't want to scratch it.
    09-05-2009 03:06 AM
  3. NotCrazy's Avatar
    If it's a flat clean surface i will place it glass down, but only because my case is designed in such a way that it makes a 1-2mm "lip" around the whole thing so the glass is relatively far from the surface. If the surface wasn't clean or flat i probably wouldn't put my phone on it.
    09-05-2009 07:04 AM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    It's funny you raise the issue, cause this is something I think about a lot. All the smartphones I've ever owned, I made sure to place glass down. I didn't want something to spill or fall on the face of the device, and there was always a fairly large bezel, so it wasn't much of an issue.

    When I go to bed at night I find I've been going back and forth between up and down with my iPhone. I don't want one of my cats to do that kneading thing on the glass in the middle of the night, but I want to be able to see it when it goes off. (Conflicted!)

    Beyond that, I try hard to not put it down at all.
    09-05-2009 07:29 AM
  5. mth785's Avatar
    For me it is always glass up.
    09-05-2009 07:46 AM
  6. alex.shimp's Avatar
    Laces out = Glass Up :-)
    09-05-2009 09:08 AM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Glass up for me.

    Edit: I don't use a case
    Last edited by forever29; 09-06-2009 at 07:49 PM.
    09-05-2009 03:27 PM
  8. IGoSlo's Avatar
    I'm with Alli.. I NEVER put it DOWN it's always in my hand GLASS UP. IPHONE JUNKIE...My wife's JEALOUS
    09-05-2009 05:27 PM
  9. IGoSlo's Avatar
    My fingers are on my IPhone more than on her.
    09-05-2009 05:28 PM
  10. Tramain's Avatar
    I always place mine glass down.
    09-05-2009 05:35 PM
  11. Shangraham's Avatar
    Glass up for me too.
    09-05-2009 05:57 PM
  12. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    every case I buy, the first most important thing I look for is a case which has a lip, so the glass never really touches any surface... So I usually go glass down
    09-05-2009 07:24 PM
  13. li2327's Avatar
    I always put mine glass up. Never really understood the reasoning for putting it glass down.
    09-05-2009 11:52 PM
  14. chobbs1's Avatar
    I have a case with a flap that covers the glass and a belt clip on the back so I must put it glass down. But the whole phone is always covered unless I am activly using it.
    09-06-2009 12:57 AM
  15. Watcher's Avatar
    My fingers are on my IPhone more than on her.
    Not something to brag about... really!

    (Okay, just to clarify, I was joking :o)
    Last edited by Watcher; 09-06-2009 at 04:45 PM.
    09-06-2009 02:15 AM
  16. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    Glass down so none can read my screen, and also glass down so nothing is dropping or spilled on the screen...
    09-06-2009 05:32 PM
  17. kristinlynn#IM's Avatar
    Glass up. I've never gotten in the habit of putting any phone with the usable side down.
    09-06-2009 07:11 PM
  18. rknowlt's Avatar
    Glass up. I like to quickly see the screen when I have a call/text/alert/etc.
    09-07-2009 05:32 PM
  19. thatirishguy's Avatar
    Glass Down so far. I don't want anything spilled or dropped on the screen!
    09-07-2009 06:41 PM
  20. BENGRIMM's Avatar
    Always glass up and I use a case , I dont want to take any chances
    09-08-2009 08:02 AM
  21. Limegrntaln's Avatar
    Glass up. I use a ZAGG so its not really covered on the front side at all.
    09-08-2009 08:10 PM
  22. kenkenken's Avatar
    glass down. unless its stacked on top of my wife's phone
    09-08-2009 08:18 PM
  23. Hakala's Avatar
    I also have a el chēapo silicon case/skin for my phone where it allows 1-2mm of clearance between the screen and said surface. I rarely put it glass down so I voted glass up. But there are occaisional times where I'll put my precious 'child' (Like that even needs the quotes!!!) glass down. I can't think of any at the moment but I'll admit I do...
    09-08-2009 08:29 PM
  24. anon(4671651)'s Avatar
    Mines usually in my pocket, then I usually place it face up, since I like seeing when it goes off
    09-08-2009 08:34 PM
  25. absolutejustin's Avatar
    I always place my iPhone glass down. I've had my iPhones, first my 3G and now my 3G S, in a case with a screen protector from the moment I got them. I had them on before I left the store. The case I use is a DLO silicone case. It has the thicker corners and the raised lip on the front so the actual screen never touches anything. I only place it face up if I am waiting on a MSG at work so that I can see it light up on my desk and be able to read it without having to mess with it. I feel like it is safer because the phone is fully protected with a case and all of that and with the lip on it I can have it glass down so nothing can get to the screen.
    09-08-2009 08:44 PM
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