So this is my first "smart" phone, and I had a screen protector installed when I bought it,... took the sales person three tries to get it on right and without lint or bubbles.
Anyway, the plastic creates a sort of newton ring grainy distortion. After a week, I just took it off and wow it looks so much better.
I do not plan to put this thing in my pocket with keys and change. I use a holster for it.
Anybody else go naked screen with one of these?
On my previous phone (Droid X) I started with a Verizon-issue screen protector, hated how it looked so I switched to a Zagg. That was nicer but I didn't like the feel and tiny wrinkling texture, so after a couple more months I removed it as well. After a full year without a screen protector the phone had absolutely no scratches.
That said, people need to be realistic about how they treat/pamper their phones (and what kind of activities you engage in). My wife needs one on hers, as she drops her phone quite a bit. A friend of mine is a geologist and gets grit in his pockets no matter how careful he is. Both have cases and screen protectors for good reason.
But for me, I'm careful with my gear and never put anything in "the smartphone pocket", so I'm confident with a naked phone,
No screen protector for me. I had one on my Fascinate and the corner started to peel and I took it off and it was a night and day difference in regards to screen clarity. I did put the TPU case on the back.
I usually keep my diamonds in my other pocket so I should be OK.
Thanks everybody for chiming in.
I don't wear diamonds, I holster the phone, if I'm at the beach I will put it in a zip lock. Seems that some of this is a matter of lifestyle and if you can separate the objects that scratch from your phone in everyday use. I'll take the gamble and go no protector after seeing how beautiful it is without.