11-12-2016 07:58 PM
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  1. venom0706's Avatar
    I have ordered a screen protector for the S7 Edge, however I am wondering - is it necessary? I always take care of my phones and never keep them in a pocket along something else so that the screen can be preserved. How is Gorilla Glass 4? I am not talking about shatter resistance (dropping the phone), but merely about scratch resistance. Thank you.
    11-02-2016 09:28 AM
  2. pappcam's Avatar
    I never use screen protectors and my phones always stay in pristine shape. I've had an S3 and a Note 4 previous to my S7 Edge and have had no problems so far. I do use cases on my phones but I've never used a screen protector because I don't like how they look or feel.
    11-02-2016 10:50 AM
  3. popkurn611's Avatar
    I have ordered a screen protector for the S7 Edge, however I am wondering - is it necessary? I always take care of my phones and never keep them in a pocket along something else so that the screen can be preserved. How is Gorilla Glass 4? I am not talking about shatter resistance (dropping the phone), but merely about scratch resistance. Thank you.
    I have earrings so I tend to scratch the gorilla glass 4. Yes it will get hairline scratches and you will be able to see them in bright lighting. The best screen protector out there for the s7 edge is the bodyguardz HD contour. None of the tempered glass protectors work well due to the curved screen.
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    11-02-2016 02:56 PM
  4. merlinskw's Avatar
    I don't use one on the S7edge, I wish they had one I like, you will get micro scratches no matter how careful you are..
    11-02-2016 03:40 PM
  5. Law2138's Avatar
    Does the phone need a screen protector?-20161102_093309.jpg

    I bought a used S7 Edge that was described as having minor scratches on the screen. Minor scratches don't bother me because it doesn't change the experience of using the phone. You can only see them while the screen is off. And if my screen is off, I'm probably not looking at the phone anyways.

    If you are planning on selling the device and asking for top dollar, screen condition may be of concern. For me, I'd gladly buy a used device for $300 less because of a few minor scratches.
    11-02-2016 03:42 PM
  6. CrudeOne's Avatar
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    I bought a used S7 Edge that was described as having minor scratches on the screen. Minor scratches don't bother me because it doesn't change the experience of using the phone. You can only see them while the screen is off. And if my screen is off, I'm probably not looking at the phone anyways.

    If you are planning on selling the device and asking for top dollar, screen condition may be of concern. For me, I'd gladly buy a used device for $300 less because of a few minor scratches.
    Random but how didn't you get that Google widget like that on the screen?
    11-02-2016 05:14 PM
  7. Gary02468's Avatar
    Yes it will get hairline scratches and you will be able to see them in bright lighting.
    you will get micro scratches no matter how careful you are..
    Nope. Like many on these forums, I've used my phone heavily for months with no protection and I have no scratches whatsoever, which I've verified by checking under bright light from a range of angles.

    It's been the same with every phone I've owned for the past decade. And for each of those phones, many other people have reported the same experience, whereas still others have complained that their phones have gotten small scratches despite their caution. So either those latter folks have been very unlucky, or they haven't been as careful as they think they have. But either way, their assurances that you'll get scratches are groundless. You might or might not get scratches, depending on how careful and how lucky you are.
    11-02-2016 05:43 PM
  8. Law2138's Avatar
    Random but how didn't you get that Google widget like that on the screen?
    Nova Launcher Beta has incorporated the Pixel launcher widget.
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    11-02-2016 06:30 PM
  9. popkurn611's Avatar
    Nova Launcher Beta has incorporated the Pixel launcher widget.
    Does your weather update on your home screen? Mine doesn't even after opening the weather app to refresh
    11-03-2016 09:52 AM
  10. chennaite's Avatar
    Nothing gonna bother you until you see a scratch or crack on your screen. The Gorilla glass 4 has more break resistance than a scratch resistance. And it's difficult to find a perect TG for the S7 Edge. This protector from Gadgetshieldz act as perfect scratch protector.
    Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Screen Protectors, Scratch Guards | Gadgetshieldz™ India
    11-04-2016 04:03 AM
  11. Law2138's Avatar
    Does your weather update on your home screen? Mine doesn't even after opening the weather app to refresh
    It was a bit wonky yesterday showing a " ? " where the temperature should be, but its fine now. No worries...just a beta.
    11-04-2016 11:41 AM
  12. venom0706's Avatar
    So, if I keep it in my pocket without anything else for a year let's say, will scratches occur after that year (just from the display's friction with any soft materials)?
    11-07-2016 03:59 PM
  13. pappcam's Avatar
    So, if I keep it in my pocket without anything else for a year let's say, will scratches occur after that year (just from the display's friction with any soft materials)?
    No
    11-07-2016 07:02 PM
  14. sweetypie31's Avatar
    Needing screen protector depends on you. I need one because I tend to throw my phone in my pocket or purse without thinking there might be keys or sharp items in there.
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    11-07-2016 07:22 PM
  15. Christine Aflak's Avatar
    I don't even throw my phone in anything. It's always in my hand or laying on a table (and always in a case) but it is full of minor scratches. They can only be seen with the screen off and in certain light but they still annoy me like there's no tomorrow. I'm currently waiting on my naked Slickwraps full body skin and Yootech screen protector. They are my last resort and if they don't stick to the edges, I'll just deal with the scratches.
    11-08-2016 12:54 AM
  16. Smith 001's Avatar
    I don't use a screen protector, maybe someday I would buy one.
    11-08-2016 01:22 AM
  17. venom0706's Avatar
    I applied the Yootech screen protector 12 hours ago, but there are still bubbles beneath it. I followed all the instructions properly and it said that they would disappear after 12 hours. Any idea how to fix it? Should I try to push the bubbles out with a cloth or remove and try another one from scratch?
    11-08-2016 04:17 AM
  18. anon(19981)'s Avatar
    I definitely would recommend putting on a screen protector if micro scratches would bother you. I always pocket my phone by itself yet the other day I noticed 3 or 4 small scratches on the back of my phone. It doesn't bother me because I don't see them but my ocd would not allow me to keep this phone if they were on the front.

    I highly recommend the case friendly ILLUMI AquaShield screen protectors. I've tried a bunch and these go on great and don't lift up after a week or two.
    11-08-2016 06:35 AM
  19. venom0706's Avatar
    I think I finally made it! I successfully put the Yootech screen protector after at least 2-3 tries. It is now stuck well. However, my only mistake is that there is a small bubble on one of the corners. It is not directly at an end of the protector, but it is close. It can't possibly expand and move to an end where it might cause exposure the protector and start peeling it off, right?
    11-08-2016 09:34 AM
  20. Fit24's Avatar
    I have ordered a screen protector for the S7 Edge, however I am wondering - is it necessary? I always take care of my phones and never keep them in a pocket along something else so that the screen can be preserved. How is Gorilla Glass 4? I am not talking about shatter resistance (dropping the phone), but merely about scratch resistance. Thank you.
    IMO using a screen protector is a personal choice. There is no guarantee your phone screen won't sustain some sort of damage; accidents happen. You decide the risk based on your habits and the environment where you use your phone.
    tadpoles likes this.
    11-08-2016 10:09 AM
  21. Fit24's Avatar
    I think I finally made it! I successfully put the Yootech screen protector after at least 2-3 tries. It is now stuck well. However, my only mistake is that there is a small bubble on one of the corners. It is not directly at an end of the protector, but it is close. It can't possibly expand and move to an end where it might cause exposure the protector and start peeling it off, right?
    I think your phone screen will be okay. If it starts to peel then you may have to replace it.
    11-08-2016 10:20 AM
  22. tadpoles's Avatar
    I use the Otterbox Alpha Glass on my silver 7e. It protects but affects touch sensitivity and screen clarity. i want to pull it off but am just fearful that the screen may get a micro scratch or worse so I may just live with it.
    11-08-2016 12:07 PM
  23. saffy77's Avatar
    Venom0706 - I had the same thing when I applied it to my phone - bubbles still well after the 12hr mark. However, they did disappear. I think I had a couple for as many as two days after putting it on, and I was thinking about reapplying. But they did end up disappearing.

    Sounds like you followed the application instructions well, so fingers crossed.
    11-08-2016 01:21 PM
  24. venom0706's Avatar
    Thank you, but I think the bubble is not air/water, but dust or something else (there is a small black dot at the center so it must be something). Anyway, I don't think it's worth re-applying/changing the protector just because of 1 small bubble. I spent way too much effort/money on protectors to do it again now. The bubble is very small and it is not even on the touch screen, but near the corner on the left side of the Samsung logo. It is also the only bubble on the screen. Do you think I should re-place the screen protector just because of that? I mean, it can't cause any damage in the long run, right?

    Here is a picture (you can see a small spot down on the left, just slightly on the left before the touch screen begins, near the left corner of the protector). Do you think it will reach the end corner of the protector and peel it off?

    Does the phone need a screen protector?-dsc_0007.jpg
    11-08-2016 01:40 PM
  25. naturalguy's Avatar
    I am rough on my phone and I don't use one but I have a pretty protective case (Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro)
    11-08-2016 02:30 PM
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