05-10-2010 05:59 PM
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  1. mlavin00's Avatar
    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.
    Mitch
    05-08-2010 12:37 AM
  2. threepio's Avatar
    I dont have one right now, because its in the mail...get one asap man. These phones are too expensive to NOT have one.

    Ghost-Armor is my favorite pick.
    05-08-2010 12:40 AM
  3. rab05's Avatar
    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 01:11 AM
  4. mudpud's Avatar
    No protector yet but ill be buying one soon. Don't know if I wanna dish out the $25 for the Screenguardz that is probably no better than a cheap knockoff.
    05-08-2010 01:15 AM
  5. Qazme's Avatar
    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 02:05 AM
  6. g77rvd's Avatar
    I had a storm for over a year and no scratches on the screen. Even dropped the p.o.s a few times down some stairs. Not doing the screen protection on my incredible. just maybe a case..
    05-08-2010 02:48 AM
  7. Qazme's Avatar
    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.

    Ah well.
    05-08-2010 04:25 AM
  8. Huffdaddy1982's Avatar
    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 05:19 AM
  9. dgalanter's Avatar
    This is my 5th touch screen phone. Never had a protector, never needed it, never got the phone scratched.
    05-08-2010 06:39 AM
  10. AJFSTORM's Avatar
    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 06:51 AM
  11. jib's Avatar
    No protector here either.
    05-08-2010 06:57 AM
  12. Kylazin's Avatar
    Right now, no protector, simply because the Seidio ultimate screen guards haven't shipped yet. I have a pre-order now, and I'm simply waiting to receive mine.
    05-08-2010 07:07 AM
  13. danielk's Avatar
    I put the bucks into the 'Shell/Holster'. I can't see messing with the touch aspect, I like it the way it is.

    Yes, the screen smudges easy, but that's what the end of your t-shirt is for
    05-08-2010 07:25 AM
  14. rpfarrah's Avatar
    FWIW, I've always used a screen protector. Installed the ZAGG within 15 minutes of getting my Incredible.

    Also, their leather skins look pretty cool - but not yet available for DI.
    05-08-2010 09:00 AM
  15. Grizzly420's Avatar
    Had one but made blurry and smudged even worse. I took it off waiting on a better that doesn't render this beautiful screen
    05-08-2010 09:44 AM
  16. trpttrooper's Avatar
    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 10:09 AM
  17. Sandman824's Avatar
    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 10:10 AM
  18. jared916's Avatar
    I think screen protectors take away from oily smudges and you never know on the scratches. It is only $7-10 from phantom skin. And I don't think they take away from the responsiveness at all.
    05-08-2010 10:13 AM
  19. tjubb's Avatar
    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 10:22 AM
  20. mlavin00's Avatar
    Thanks. I think I'll hold off for awhile. I am going to get a case but that's all. I just love this phone.
    05-08-2010 10:45 AM
  21. gcims's Avatar
    search youtube incredible screen scratch test (etc) tere is a video of a guy abusing his Inc w/ coins, keys and knives.

    No screen protector here or ever on my Storm 1
    05-08-2010 11:57 AM
  22. threepio's Avatar
    Just finished installing my ghost-armor screen protector. AWESOME. i love this company. Their skins are fantastic. absolutely NO sensitivity loss in the screen.

    Def very good stuff.
    05-08-2010 01:53 PM
  23. mclarryjr's Avatar
    I tried a screen protector once on my S1 a couldn't stand it so it came right off and I never had a scratch on the S1, Droid, or Incredible.
    05-08-2010 01:58 PM
  24. danidiva's Avatar
    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 02:01 PM
  25. icebike's Avatar
    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.
    05-08-2010 02:09 PM
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