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    Default Gorilla glass & screen protectors

    I think I just had a "duh... Earth to Deb" moment.

    Our Notes are made with Gorilla glass screens. Why then are we spending money on and installing screen protectors on them?

    Deb from my Note 3
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    Default Re: Gorilla glass & screen protectors

    Gorilla glass is nowhere near as scratch resistant or indestructible as some would think...and a hardened glass screen protector is far more resilient and impervious to damage than our Gorilla glass screens, especially if the phone is dropped and lands on it's face!
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    Default Re: Gorilla glass & screen protectors

    I have a screen protector on mine as I don't use a case. I actually have a scratch on it, but not my phones glass. Phew!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Gorilla glass & screen protectors

    Quote Originally Posted by FBA View Post
    Gorilla glass is nowhere near as scratch resistant or indestructible as some would think...and a hardened glass screen protector is far more resilient and impervious to damage than our Gorilla glass screens, especially if the phone is dropped and lands on it's face!
    What FBA said.

    I've been using The Best Skin Ever on different smart phones for a couple of years and it has been great keeping the screen scratch free. Always keep in my pocket and never used a smartphone case.
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    Default Re: Gorilla glass & screen protectors

    Quote Originally Posted by FBA View Post
    Gorilla glass is nowhere near as scratch resistant or indestructible as some would think...and a hardened glass screen protector is far more resilient and impervious to damage than our Gorilla glass screens, especially if the phone is dropped and lands on it's face!
    EXACTLY this^^^
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    Default Re: Gorilla glass & screen protectors

    Thanks everyone!

    Deb from my Note 3
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    Default Re: Gorilla glass & screen protectors

    I would rather replace my $40 screen protector than having to pay three times as much to replace the screen.

    Sent from my Note 3. It has a pen😉
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    Default Re: Gorilla glass & screen protectors

    So would I, just thought maybe we didn't need them any more.

    Deb from my Note 3
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    Default Re: Gorilla glass & screen protectors

    ^ Wot FBA said ^

    I'm running the gauntlet of not having a tempered glass screen. I'm hoping when I drop it on its face my flip over case will be closed at that time. I will get one, I read tips and saw a video I think (humid - dust free), but I worry I will get frustrated at not being successful.
    I will try to find a great guy that was in my local Carphone Warehouse / Best Buy I saw fit them. He moved to another branch I know. Expensive with a tip. iLoome or Spigen I guess.
    2 weeks ago I seriously dropped my phone on concrete with a massive smack sound and I was sure it was done for. Coming fast out of a building on to a busy 'sidewalk' I was slipping my phone quickly into an inside jacket pocket. Of course the pocket was the wrong side as I had changed my jacket 2 hours earlier.
    It landed four square on its back with perfect precision and was unhurt. Phew!

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    Default Re: Gorilla glass & screen protectors

    My tempered glass screen was much easier to put on than the other kind. It really is that easy to put them on. I had to take mine off once or twice to position it properly but it still stuck just fine on the third try.

    I will say though that the tempered glass screen I have is much much much more slippery on the screen front than I thought it would be. It also collects fingerprints majorly

    Deb from my Note 3
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    Default Re: Gorilla glass & screen protectors

    Thanks. I read tempered were easier to put on. So they can be a little slippery to write on, and get smudged. Did you get one of the bigger brands. I use a screen cloth and spray on my naked screen, but I also think it would be hard to make it as clean as new. Anyway, best to do it rather than speculate.
    As I write this it is very humid in a hot car, my screen is smudged, and for the first time the typing and haptic feedback are sticking, then catching up very fast. Feels weird.

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    Default Re: Gorilla glass & screen protectors

    Not slippery to write on, slippery to pick up the phone. Write on works just fine.

    Deb from my Note 3
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    Default Re: Gorilla glass & screen protectors

    Because it is scratch resistant,, not scratch proof,, big difference... I have memi ghost glass protector and it is finger print resistant,,, of course it needs a wipe few times a day but that's because I'm eating a piece of fruit or something.

    Note 3 SIZE IS EVERYTHING
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    Default Re: Gorilla glass & screen protectors

    I have a tempered glass screen protector on mine. I found that a regular screen protector and the S pen don't work well together.
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    Default Re: Gorilla glass & screen protectors

    The only thing I found, and I'm not sure if it's characteristic of the Zagg Glass, is that smudging makes it impossible to see in direct sunlight...and it smudges like crazy. I've never gone naked on the Note 3, so I don't know if this nuisance would be as prevalent using Gorilla glass with no screen protector.
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    Default Re: Gorilla glass & screen protectors

    I haven't found it hard to read smudged, but using a tiny glass cloth helps if I remember it. We don't get many bright hot sunny days, but this is the period it starts so I will see how the screen copes.
    I was surprised how sticky it became yesterday, having left home in a car with a clean phone and clean hands! I guess people exude different oils!

    Question : do any or all tempered glass improve reading in bright sunlight. I haven't found my naked one brilliant so far (girlfriends use to say the same!). At best its a dull image you can work on.


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