Who's not using screen protection?
Hey. I'm a converted BB Storm, 8830 user who had the Incredible delivered 1 day after I ordered it. This phone is ridiculous. Anyway, I've never used screen protectors and I was wondering how many of you are out there or am I missing the boat on this. I'm not a fan of fingerprints however I'm fairly convinced that the glass is scratch resistant based upon my research. So the question is, do the screen protectors prevent prints/smudges etc. but still look and feel like the original phone? I kinda don't want to glue something to this work of art if it's not really necessary.
- 05-08-2010, 01:40 AM #2
- 05-08-2010, 02:11 AM #3
I'm not using screen protection, and I didn't use it on my BB Storm either. With a glass screen you're right, they are VERY scratch resistant. I can still to this day (after over 18 months with my Storm) just clean the screen and it's just as it came out of the box... no scratches whatsoever.
I won't be putting a protector on my incredible. They just get in the way and make the phone look bad and not be as responsive.
- 05-08-2010, 02:15 AM #4
- 05-08-2010, 03:05 AM #5
I've never used screen protectors on any of my glass screen phones. I've never had any scratches on any of the screens. Protectors, some of them, do help with glare and finger prints however. But I must not have as oily fingers as most, because that hasn't ever been a huge issue with me either.
I don't believe unless you do something stupid with your phone you will ever get a scratch on it from simply dropping it.
- 05-08-2010, 03:48 AM #6
- 05-08-2010, 05:25 AM #7
I'm honestly thinging about doing nothing with this phone as far as protection. My Storm still looks as good today as it did new, screen is a bit dirtier but over all still looks good. I even did the whole talking and getting into it thing and slung the phone to the ground. It took a good lick and it slide face down across a rough asphalt surface for about 3-4 feet. Nothing happened to the case or the screen. I'm sure I may have picked up some scratches on the chrome of the face if it had not been for the case. But it was an incipio feather not like an otter box defender or something crazy.
- 05-08-2010, 06:19 AM #8
I came from a blackberry storm 2 and i never installed a screen protector on that phone. I was planning on doing the same with my incredible...until I found out that Seidio is coming out with anti glare anti fingerprint protectors. Nowise have set on pre order.
- 05-08-2010, 07:39 AM #9
- 05-08-2010, 07:51 AM #10
I'm not going to use a screen protector even though I did on my POS Storm. Rumor has it that HTC uses Gorilla Glass from Corning on this phone which is extremely resistant to scratches and breaking.
Incredible using Gorilla Glass? HTC says so... - Android Forums
- 05-08-2010, 07:57 AM #11
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- 05-08-2010, 11:09 AM #16
I had Ghost Armor on my Incredible within the day of receiving it. I haven't felt any appreciable difference in response. Although I would say just get the face Armor, I had them put Armor on the sides too and it feels weird, ruins the nice smooth lines of the phone
- 05-08-2010, 11:10 AM #17
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I probably wont get one. I had 3 different Palm Pilots over the years. They all lasted much longer than the anticipated 2 year life of a cell phone. Never had any major scratches on any of them. Remember you will be replacing this phone in 24 months or less (at least most of the people on this forum). So let it be free!
- 05-08-2010, 11:13 AM #18
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I started out with not using a screen protector, then went to the VZW crappy protectors. Both ways leave a TON of fingerprints. I then got a ZAGG invisible shield from Best Buy and those leave little to no smudges. Lovin' it!
- 05-08-2010, 12:57 PM #21
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- 05-08-2010, 03:01 PM #24
i am the clumsiest girl EVER and i do NOT have a screen protector. I have the HTC Hero, not sure if the screens are different, but i also bought it at Best Buy and pay for Black Tie Protection, which means it will be fixed for free if something happens to it. No problems yet tho... knock on wood! lol
- 05-08-2010, 03:09 PM #25
Screen protectors scratch and make the phone look used and abused. Believers look at this and think boy, I'm glad I had that on or my phone would look that bad, and they run out and get another protector and feel all smug and happy.
The truth is tho, that the glass screens don't scratch. Unless of course you wear your diamond ring stone down.
It won't protect against drops.
Its that simple.
Screen protectors offer no real protection, make a lot of people a lot of money. They are totally un-necessary. Even Apple has officially abandoned the idea and no longer sell them.
If you insist you need a screen protector, what you REALLY need a flip case or a pouch case. That's right, if your phone environment is THAT hostile, you need more protection than a thin piece of plastic.
Now if you LIKE the bubble look of entrapped air and dust, that's fine. To each his own. But no one has posted a single shred of proof that a screen protector works.