Why so many screen protectors?

tlgem

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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
 

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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.
 

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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!
 

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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. :)
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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..
 
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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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