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    Default Nexus 5: Screen protector needed?

    Ive always used a screen protector on my phone...being in my pocket and all. I didn't put one on my Nexus 7 and like it so much better.

    With the Nexus 5 having gorilla glass 3, do you think its necessary to get a screen protector for it or no? What about for a woman who throws it randomly in her purse?
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    I would get a screen protector. Better safe than sorry. You don't want your brand spanking new device to get an ugly scratch in it.
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    life is too short for screen protectors.
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    Yes, gorilla glass never work as good as they claim.

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    Any recommendations? Ive always used Skinomi, but willing to check out something else....
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    I would never put a screen protector on. But that's just me..
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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick96 View Post
    I would never put a screen protector on. But that's just me..
    I agree. I only had a screen protector on my Palm Pre Plus because it's screen was plastic. Don't just toss phones in pockets either. I either use a dedicated holster for my model phone or a universal holster if one for my model doesn't exist.

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    It will eventually get scratched, nicked, dropped or damaged somehow....I won't waste money in protecting it. Phones are better naked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jflexe99 View Post
    It will eventually get scratched, nicked, dropped or damaged somehow....I won't waste money in protecting it. Phones are better naked.
    No it won't. Had my current phone for two years and not a scratch on it. Screen protectors won't protect from drops.

    Not necessary. Not with gorilla glass. Unless you keep your phone in the same pocket with a janitor's size key ring full of keys, it won't get scratches.



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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Pac View Post
    Any recommendations? Ive always used Skinomi, but willing to check out something else....
    I'm not a fan of screen protectors, but I'm way less of a fan of even the tiniest of scratches. Too OCD! After someone stole my mint N4, I ended up buying a used N4 with some very slight scratches. I got used to it but occasionally it in the perfect lighting/screen off you can see them and it drives me nuts. I also hate the feel of screen protectors, so I'm going to give a GLASS screen protector a try. I'm hoping the selling in this guys (long) post makes one for the N5. I would suggest going this route for the extra protection without losing the feel of glass, because it is glass lol.

    The Tempered Glass for the Note 3. Warning, kinda long.. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishenFool View Post
    I agree. I only had a screen protector on my Palm Pre Plus because it's screen was plastic. Don't just toss phones in pockets either. I either use a dedicated holster for my model phone or a universal holster if one for my model doesn't exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icebike View Post
    No it won't. Had my current phone for two years and not a scratch on it. Screen protectors won't protect from drops.

    Not necessary. Not with gorilla glass. Unless you keep your phone in the same pocket with a janitor's size key ring full of keys, it won't get scratches.



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    I put a screen protector on my Fascinate 4 years ago and that lasted all of two days. I hated the way it felt and they way it looked and haven't used one since. Both my Fascinate and my S3 are still scratch free and I'm hard on my phones. While I admit you CAN actually notice tiny micro scratches on my Fascinate, but only when the phone is turned off and you tilt it at a certain angle. Today's screens simply do not scratch as much as people think and screen protectors are not needed imo.
    Just my 2 cents....opinions vary of course.

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    I actually still have the OEM film that shipped on my N4 face. It's worked perfectly thus far. "If it's cheap and it works, it ain't stupid."
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    FWIW the best screen protector I've used is the Martin Fields brand. Tempted to try the 'glass' type screen protectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Pac View Post
    What about for a woman who throws it randomly in her purse?
    A solid ground for divorce.
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    I probably wouldn't put one on, but I agree with neonworm, and the good thing is you can probably get one fairly cheap! That is what my bf did, he got one on amazon for a good price. The only thing is if you put one on you just have to be really precise about it, otherwise you might get stuck with air bubbles. But if that doesn't bother you than you are all good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stylez619 View Post
    I actually still have the OEM film that shipped on my N4 face. It's worked perfectly thus far. "If it's cheap and it works, it ain't stupid."
    This. I was so p*ssed off when someone working at Best Buy pulled the plastic off the screen of my last feature phone just after I gave them my money!

    They peel off eventually but while they're on you have the wonderful feeling of knowing you have a virgin screen under there without ever having been covered with oil, fingerprints, germs and residue.

    The problem with screen protectors is I wouldn't be able to get one on without some dust or fingerprint under it.

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    I never understand the need to use a screen protector. The screens with the projector looks ugly as hell. What's the point? I'd rather look at a screen with s few scratches than the one without but has a protector on it.

    None of my past phones (GS1, GS2, HTC OneX, Lumia) never had any scratches on them naked.
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    Not a one size fits all question. Some people are very careless with expensive phones. I see beat up and scratched devices being used all the time. Got my girlfriends iPhone screen replaced and she cracked it again within two weeks....smh. If you routinely toss your phone into a pocket full of loose change, then yes, you are going to need a screen protector. Personally, I have never had a scratch on any phone I've used in over 20 years and I have never used a screen protecter. The advent of large, smartphones only made me be more careful, keeping mine in one of those hard shell, two piece cases. When it's time to sell one for a new toy, I list it as being in perfect condition. Currently using an HTC One sans screen protector and will do the same with the N7 when it arrives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    They peel off eventually but while they're on you have the wonderful feeling of knowing you have a virgin screen under there without ever having been covered with oil, fingerprints, germs and residue.

    The problem with screen protectors is I wouldn't be able to get one on without some dust or fingerprint under it.
    I agree.
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    I used a screen protector on all of my phones until my T-Mobile S3. I used it for a solid year without a screen protector and loved it. I never had a scratch and was so proud of how i'd taken care of it. Then my wife was using it in the car and helping me search for an address so we could get somewhere in an unfamiliar city, and she dropped it down between the seat and the center console. After that I had 3 diagonal LIGHT scratches on it. It killed me. Wished i'd had a screen protector. However, I ONLY get the expensive protectors that aren't as cloudy and thick as the cheap crap protectors that come in a set of 3 for $10
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    Get a glass screen protector. Problem solved.

    I just installed a Nillkin tempered glass screen protector (cost around $16 on eBay with free shipping) and couldn't be happier.
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    I have a SPIGEN Slim Armor Air Cushioned Protective Case that protects my phone & screen that has a 1.5mm lip that protects the Gorilla Glass 3 from touching most surfaces. Gorilla Glass 3 isn't scratched by keys, coins or even knife points. Some people claim that fine grains of sand under 3.5 pounds of pressure against the screen will scratch Gorilla Glass 3. No worries there. My phone is in a case but the screen goes naked and I have never scratched any glass before so this Gorilla Glass 3 is enough protection. I like the true colors on the screen and don't want a extra piece of film covering it.
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