1. dedduck0121's Avatar
    Long story short, my wife dropped her phone that had a tempered glass screen protector on it the other day.

    Her Pixel XL fell out of her hands about 5 feet off the ground, and while falling hit the corner of the dogs crate.

    Tempered glass screen protector was cracked bad, upon removing the screen protector we notice the actual screen glass was fine. Win!

    Until we turn on the screen. The panel was broken at the top and over the course of the next two days the screen began to black out.

    We received the new replacement unit yesterday, but take a look at her phone.

    I am wondering if the screen protector had anything to do with breaking the panel. Did it allow or not allow the phone to flex on impact causing the panel to break?

    What do you think?

    04-12-2017 01:58 PM
  2. LeoRex's Avatar
    Well, I would think that if the screen took that hard a hit, then had the screen protector not been there, it would have been shattered to bits anyhow.
    04-12-2017 03:01 PM
  3. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    It protects the screen, not the digitizer or interior components.

    The screen protector did it's job!
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    04-12-2017 03:10 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    The screen was broken by the shock of the phone stopping when it hit the dog crate - the tempered glass protector had nothing to do with it. Actually, tempered glass "protectors" only protect you from sharp glass shards - if you drop the phone on the screen, the protector crumbles (and keeps the screen from staying as long sharp shards). If there's no protector, the screen breaks into long shards and can slice your fingers.

    About the only "protection" you get is against scratching the screen. 3 for $10 plastic protectors work just as well, and in total, last longer than 1 glass protector. But the shock of dropping a phone from 5 feet to a hard stop usually breaks the internals of the screen, so it doesn't matter what it's covered with.
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    04-12-2017 03:16 PM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    That must have been quite the impact/drop! If the "exterior" of the screen was protected, that is one heck of a screen protector!
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    04-12-2017 03:18 PM
  6. dedduck0121's Avatar
    It protects the screen, not the digitizer or interior components.

    The screen protector did it's job!
    That's what I told my wife! Screen protector worked great! The glass screen didn't break! Haha she wasn't thrilled
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    04-12-2017 03:23 PM

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