11-03-2013 07:31 AM
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  1. ShoelerDroid's Avatar
    I dropped my X last night, FACE FIRST onto my hardwood floors. Heard what sounded like very expensive glass shattering. I stood there for a moment, afraid to pick it up. Picked it up from the floor...

    Not a scratch. Dropped from chest high too. No problems either. This is a damn sturdy phone.
    11-02-2013 07:39 AM
  2. fldude99's Avatar
    I've had my Moto X for just over two months now, and it doesn't have any scratches. I don't have a screen protector on my phone, either.

    You need to remember that Gorilla Glass isn't scratch proof.
    To those such as the above post, why not put a screen protector on it? I understand the debate over a case, as it can detract from the feel of the device. But a screen protector properly installed is invisible.
    11-02-2013 07:58 AM
  3. TeknoBug's Avatar
    No it doesn't scratch easy, I've gone through so many phones and most decent built Android phones are going to have Gorilla Glass on it, the only Android devices I've had scratches on were the ones with weak plastic screens that flex as soon as you press on it (LG Optimus One, LG Shine Plus, Motorola Charm, also most of my Blackberry phones too). My HTC Desire I've had since early 2010 still doesn't have scratches and I don't use a screen protector. Heck even my very first Android phone the Motorola Quench (Cliq XT) had a merely unscratchable screen even though the phone itself sucked (thank god Motoblur is gone now).

    Also screen protectors seem to cause slight input latency or lower captiviate response, at least I notice it on other people's devices that has screen protectors on them.

    Like ne0ne, in and out of my pant pocket, lots of finger prints and pocket lint, and case wear but that's it.
    11-02-2013 08:07 AM
  4. davidnc's Avatar
    The bathroom makes quite a bit of difference. Steam up the bathroom for 5-10 minutes before you head in to do your screen, have all your stuff handy and set up before you start . : ). Also be sure to use the "hinge method", (it may already come with the tape and instructions for it, here's a youtube video of it).



    Another video:
    Apply a Screen Protector Perfectly Every Time with the Hinge Method
    The video method is basically how I do all mine. I use the regular scotch invisible tape since I have that kind of tape around the house is all.
    I dont need to do the bathroom trick .Also I dont use the wet application type. Whatever type of screen protector you use follow the video tho and you should get real good results.I dont have any air bubbles or lint bubbles any where on mine
    Postoid and weksa like this.
    11-02-2013 10:26 AM
  5. TeknoBug's Avatar
    Masking or Scotch tape does the job, just put a strip from top to bottom and do each inch of the screen over and over before applying the screen protector.
    11-02-2013 10:47 AM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    My personal preference is to put some kind of protection on my phone. I got a Defender and I like it. My screen and device are so far, scratch free.
    11-02-2013 11:01 AM
  7. ultravisitor's Avatar
    To those such as the above post, why not put a screen protector on it? I understand the debate over a case, as it can detract from the feel of the device.
    And a screen protector detracts from the feeling of the screen, which is especially annoying for people who use gesture keyboards, like Swype or SwiftKey.

    I didn't use a screen protector with my Galaxy Nexus except for maybe a month when I first got it, and my Galaxy Nexus never got a scratch on its screen. I never used a screen protector with my Droid X, either, and that screen never scratched, either.
    11-02-2013 12:25 PM
  8. davidnc's Avatar
    I didn't use a screen protector with my Galaxy Nexus except for maybe a month when I first got it, and my Galaxy Nexus never got a scratch on its screen. I never used a screen protector with my Droid X, either, and that screen never scratched, either.
    I had same results with my HTC Incredible, Droid X, Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S3,although I did have screen protectors on them to start but eventually started to use them without.Either way no scratches.But even some others claimed to get scratches on them to ,I dont know if they had other stuff in their pockets or what .

    I agree the screen does feel better without.I can see why people want to use screen protectors tho.I tend to use screen protectors more on brand new phones and then later kinda drift away from them.At least thats been the case for me in the past.I always have started out using screen protectors on new phones,I guess its a habit ha.
    Its too early to say when or if / or when I may or may not stop using screen protector on my Moto X(I still got 2 left).
    11-02-2013 01:38 PM
  9. Steve-x's Avatar
    I can't help but wonder if there is a variation in the glass from different batches. Perhaps the protective coatings were poorly applied on one batch or the glass itself is not as hard as it should be.
    11-02-2013 03:28 PM
  10. fldude99's Avatar
    And a screen protector detracts from the feeling of the screen, which is especially annoying for people who use gesture keyboards, like Swype or SwiftKey.

    I didn't use a screen protector with my Galaxy Nexus except for maybe a month when I first got it, and my Galaxy Nexus never got a scratch on its screen. I never used a screen protector with my Droid X, either, and that screen never scratched, either.
    I don't know how to describe that amount of "pickiness" but I for one don't notice any difference with or without a good quality screen protector that is properly installed. Maybe even enhances the feel of the slide when using gesture keyboards in fact. My opinion
    11-02-2013 04:04 PM
  11. godwhomismike's Avatar
    This is good to know if I get a Moto X. I have kept my iPhone 4S in my same pocket as my keys for the last two years with no screen protector on it. All ll I got is one tiny little 1-2 mm scratch at the ear piece on the glass.
    11-02-2013 10:33 PM
  12. ShoelerDroid's Avatar
    For me it's simple - I hate the way every screen protector I've ever had "felt". I want the slick glass feeling and I'm willing to take a few scratches to get that.

    Now that my daughter's old enough (12), she gets my hand-me-down phones after I'm done with em in a year anyway - so re-selling it isn't an issue.
    11-03-2013 07:31 AM
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