- 05-14-2011, 08:05 PM #2
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- 05-14-2011, 09:13 PM #4
not needed vs unnecessary... I dont use them, but i dont want to say there worthless.. i hate the texture change they produce.. the screen feels "sticky" to me and the "protector" gets dingy after a while i dont htink there worth it but i know some people will disagree
- 05-14-2011, 09:54 PM #5
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- 05-15-2011, 12:29 AM #10
ok gorilla glass is a company that makes a acrylic type "glass" it is super scratch resistant and doesn't break easily.... If you YouTube the stuff form CES they put it through some CRAZY tests. I do not believe it is "necessary" to use a screen protector at all.. in fact i hate them! but as with many accessories people will debate their usefulness. If you have never used a Gorilla glass device before i recommend not getting a protector right off. Use the device for a week or so then try one if you want. See what works best for you, but i will tell you form my experience with gorilla glass devices, (past 3 devices) I find a screen protector to be a pain to use.
Please let us know what your final decision is as multiple opinions are always better than 1
- 05-15-2011, 07:32 AM #11
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- 05-16-2011, 05:04 PM #14
I purchased a Zagg full screen protector before even having the phone. Then I see where this phone is supposed to have GG. I love the way my finger slides across the glass screen. The Zagg Invisible Screen protector is a good one and if put on correctly there is no screen distortion, but there are times that it seems like your finger doesn't slide as smoothly across the screen. Might be returning the protector to Best Buy and goign without!
- 05-17-2011, 06:00 PM #15
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I handle over a dozen smart phones per day so I'll lay out what I consider a well balanced diet of info.
I've seen gorilla glass scratched LIKE CRAZY to the point the phone's touch screen starts malfunctioning. It had never been out of the ladies purse beyond use and phone calls. She wore one diamond ring, and had a set of very nice diamond earrings.
Gorilla glass is not invincible.
You can run car keys over it all day with no issue, but with diamond jewelery, hand tools (like screw drivers, chisels, pocket knives, etc. anything with hardened steel) rock chips, sand, other stuff like that, will scratch the hell out of it.
Weigh your usage and exposure to these items when considering a screen protector.
- 05-17-2011, 06:22 PM #16
True any material harder than that of the "glass" can indeed scratch it. I just prefer to take car of my devices as much as possible and keep away from the alt. textures.. If you work on a construction site you may want to use a protector but from my home office I'll just play nice with my things
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Also worth noting: Don't rely on Gorilla Glass to protect your screen if you put your phone in your pocket with other devices that could put pressure on the screen and crack it... See http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...-dropping.html
- 05-18-2011, 09:06 AM #24
I was in the store and ran my key accross the screen on the demo unit. It did not scratch. However my g/f likes going to the beach, so needless to say I will be getting a screen protector because sand will scratch your phone. I will go to the mall and have invisisheild installed.
- 05-18-2011, 09:19 AM #25
Well crap on a stick!!! After hearing that this thing had guerilla glass I was convinced that I did not need a screen protector. I love the silky smooth feeling of the screen when gliding your finger across. But if yall are saying it probably needs one, well then I guess I gotta get one. I am a facilities manager of 8 commercial buildings, although I am the manager and do very little labor intensive work, there are still times that I need to break out my tools and show my maintenance guys how things need to be done. I woudl hate to hit this thing with a carbide drill tip or a screw driver.
So I guess I gotta wait for ghost armor to realease a protector for the charge and get it. IMO when ghost armor is applied correctly it the cleanest looking of the bunch, I have used Zagg on several devices and the other major brands as well, and I always go back to ghost armor.. Thanks for the great info guys.