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    Default First cut is the deepest

    Well, I have to say I got my first scratch on my screen and it pretty much ruined my weekend, lol. I have had this phone since launch with no problems. I have had keys drop on it, dropped it on pavement while in case, and it has also passed the kid test. I dropped it on my carpet yesterday and when I picked it up and cleaned the screen with my shirt I noticed a scratch, not deep, but a scratch in the upper left corner. It either hit something on the carpet and scratched or got a piece of dirt or sand on it and when I cleaned it with my shirt I must have done it. It is not that noticeable but I see it, and we all know how that goes. I don't want to put a screen protector on this beautiful screen, but now I am second guessing that decision. Anyone else with any battle scars or war stories to tell? Ha. This is probably a pointless thread to start, but just curious to hear any similar stories.
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    Only one thing to add:

    Get a screen protector. I have said this in other threads. A $20 screen protector would have avoided your issue. :-)

    Get a ghost armor or Zagg HD shield. Your screen will look just as gorgeous.

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    I gotta agree. I never used a screen protector before, but I have the one that came with my (Otterbox Commuter) case, and I hardly notice it. Makes the ol' shirt technique less anxiety-provoking!
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    last time i tried to use a screen protector, i hated it. it dulled the beauty of the screen and felt like a barrier between me and my phone. i would never use a screen protector again. i can understand your hesitation in putting a cheap piece of plastic over one of the most beautiful screens in the mobile market today.
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    Yeah maybe a spigen glass or something ghost armors suck and zagg don't get me started HD, ha! I don't use one but been thinking about a spugen now the buttons issue is solved if you don't know of them check it out there actually glass not like others

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    That sucks. Sorry to hear.

    I use SGP ultra clear and while the installation can go easily wrong with their screen protectors I have not noticed and degradation in quality.

    I once scratched my Droid Incredible screen and once I put a protector on it the scratch seemed to disappear (mostly). Just a thought if seeing the scratch eats at you.

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    Screen protectors are like condoms. No one likes them, and they are a pain to use but they are sometimes necessary.
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    I always use a screen protector, if you take you time applying it and have no bubbles or dust you can't even tell it has one on. Don't want a phone I have a 2 year contract on to have scratches as it will always bother me I'm ocd like that lol
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    I won't use a screen protector. I accept that I could get a scratch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinnugent View Post
    Screen protectors are like condoms. No one likes them, and they are a pain to use but they are sometimes necessary.
    So like...? I should use a screen protector when using a phone I'm not familiar with but I can go without when using the phone I'm used to and trust? But really, I've never used one(screen protector, not condom) and I've never had a scratch. What people are doing to scratch Gorilla Glass is beyond me. Feel free to use however if it doesn't bother you. Just remember one thing, if the screen protector is all scratched up don't assume it "saved" your screen from the same fate. Differences in hardness etc.
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    I got my HTC One and the first thing I did is install a ZAGG IS HD. You cant even really tell its there. Worth the investment IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgardnervt View Post
    I got my HTC One and the first thing I did is install a ZAGG IS HD. You cant even really tell its there. Worth the investment IMO.
    A phone isn't really a investment.. You buy it most likely knowing you will get another one in a couple years max.
    When you sell it no one is going to buy it for what you paid for it. If you do a buy back then it doesn't matter anyways. I like the feel of the screen naked. Protectors should not be needed but people get ocd and have to keep everything brand new. I don't want to sacrifice using my phone the way it was made so that I can look through a screen protector.
    How I feel won't change the world or other people's opinion. If my phone gets screwed up within a year or two then I use insurance and replace it. No I wouldn't replace it only for a couple scratches on the screen. The way phones are made, especially high end phones you shouldn't need to buy all the extra crap. Companies just making money for useless items

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    That's why i really have to buy screen protectors front and back to avoid these scratches. It really hurts to see my phone get hurt too. HAHAHAHAHA
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    Got my phone Thursday but couldn't get a case or screen protector, (ZAGG HD), until this friday, (Payday) lol...but this weekend, got a nick in the back of my One, smh...it fell out my pocket and hit the ground smfh.....im hurt!!!!

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    Got my phone Thursday but couldn't get a case or screen protector, (ZAGG HD), until this friday, (Payday) lol...but this weekend, got a nick in the back of my One, smh...it fell out my pocket and hit the ground smfh.....im hurt!!!!
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    I know it feels amazing without a screen protector but even a tiny scratch can change your life. ;-)

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    Sorry to hear about the scratch. I feel your pain. I guess this is the choice we all get to make.

    Want the phone naked? We have to assume we are ready to be ok with scratches. Sand will scratch gorilla glass.

    Want your phone protected and don't want to spend Lot of money? Get a cheap screen protector and it will feel cheap.

    Want your screen protected and want it to look and feel as good as the screen without a screen protector and still resist smudges? Get the spigen glass screen protector.

    Want your screen protected but are no good at applying screen protector without a mess of bubbles? Get the Moshi iVisor XT.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Topgonzo View Post
    A phone isn't really a investment.. You buy it most likely knowing you will get another one in a couple years max.
    When you sell it no one is going to buy it for what you paid for it. If you do a buy back then it doesn't matter anyways. I like the feel of the screen naked. Protectors should not be needed but people get ocd and have to keep everything brand new. I don't want to sacrifice using my phone the way it was made so that I can look through a screen protector.
    How I feel won't change the world or other people's opinion. If my phone gets screwed up within a year or two then I use insurance and replace it. No I wouldn't replace it only for a couple scratches on the screen. The way phones are made, especially high end phones you shouldn't need to buy all the extra crap. Companies just making money for useless items

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    Well thats your choice. However I like having the option of selling my device for more than I paid for it on contract after a year and getting another new phone. This is why I can sell mine for 15%+ more than most common listed devices. Mine do not have any scratches and are like new condition. So it does matter depending on what you end up doing with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgardnervt View Post
    Well thats your choice. However I like having the option of selling my device for more than I paid for it on contract after a year and getting another new phone. This is why I can sell mine for 15%+ more than most common listed devices. Mine do not have any scratches and are like new condition. So it does matter depending on what you end up doing with it.
    That's cool man. Whatever you want.. I don't know if you buy a phone for 199.00 after one year how you are buying a new upgrade for that same price.
    I've bought and sold in eBay and Craigslist for some time.. Usually a phone in like new condition gets about 220 to 300 maybe after a year of being out.
    If you get that I'm not sure how you upgrade once a year for that amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topgonzo View Post
    That's cool man. Whatever you want.. I don't know if you buy a phone for 199.00 after one year how you are buying a new upgrade for that same price.
    I've bought and sold in eBay and Craigslist for some time.. Usually a phone in like new condition gets about 220 to 300 maybe after a year of being out.
    If you get that I'm not sure how you upgrade once a year for that amount.

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    Yup I normally end up selling it after having it for a year or so. Like my S3 sold for $350. I spent $100 on my HTC One with a renewal of a contract so I made some extra cash. But to get the prices I like the device has to pretty much be in perfect shape. If you keep your phone for 2 years then I would care a lot less and would agree with you. But you and I come from different angles and thats ok!
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    ...Baby, I know.
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    THose $5 3 packs in AMazon do the job of protecting the screen. they are fingerprint magnets but i feel better cleaning it with a cloth than on a naked screen.

    Plus, it doesnt take away from the screen THAT MUCH at all. just get clear ones and not matte.
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    I got a scratch on my screen a week ago.... Stayed for a few days.. Now it's gone..? Lol. My phone is magical.

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    Well, I avoid that by keeping it in an Otterbox Defender during the day, then at night, I take off all her clothes, and....well, you know, I play with it without its clothes on! Now, I get the best of both worlds!
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    I've never seen a naked phone that has been used for a few months without any scratches. They usually have at least micro scratches. Seems like a pretty big risk to avoid using a 50 cent screen protector.
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