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  1. lowboydrvr's Avatar
    I thought the screen of my S6E+ was also scratch proof....I found out otherwise. The scratches weren't deep but nevertheless they were there. Until someone absolute proof the screen can't be scratched, mine is protected.
    04-28-2017 08:03 PM
  2. cert15z's Avatar
    I will always use a screen protector. I hate any marks or scratches on my phone.
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    04-28-2017 08:16 PM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I personally get screen protectors. I would rather be safe than sorry. There is nothing wrong with spending $10-20 to protect your phone.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    04-29-2017 09:13 AM
  4. arunma's Avatar
    Heh, there are some brave people in here. If you're OK with scratches on your phone, I guess a screen protector is optional. But I would suggest that if you're OK with scratches, are you sure you want to buy an $850 phone? There are MUCH cheaper options out there.

    Maybe that tempered glass stuff is a bit of overkill. But for $7.85 you can get an Illumi Aquashield or Skinomi wet-apply 2 pack on Amazon. So basically, for less than $4 a pop, you can put on a screen protector which will make your phone impervious to the occasional scrape with your keys, that annoying jean button, or just grains of silicate that happen to be in your pocket. I use an Illumi on my S8+, and if not for the dust that tends to collect on the 1 mm around the edges, I wouldn't even know it's there. Seems like a super-inexpensive way to protect a very expensive phone.
    04-29-2017 09:33 AM
  5. bembol's Avatar
    I don't think the problem is about protecting it. I get this a lot...

    "It's just a phone."

    I was never like this back with my Nokia/Sony Ericsson days. I can't remember using cases or especially screen protectors. Did they even exist back then? LOL

    I guess my addition plays into it, you know an excuse to upgrade because of a tiny scratch, dent, etc.



    Here's a question. I recently sold my OnePlus 3t (best IMO but upgraded anyway) for $500 CAN. Obviously it was in Like New condition because I had a case & screen protector but say it had a scratch or I dropped it, how MUCH would the price drop...$450, $400, $300?
    Ecm likes this.
    04-29-2017 09:57 AM
  6. ffejjj's Avatar
    Heh, there are some brave people in here. If you're OK with scratches on your phone, I guess a screen protector is optional.
    No protector and no scratches! To each their own and I usually use tempered glass (the wet application are garbage) but it's not mandatory by any means.
    04-29-2017 10:01 AM
  7. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Some of us don't want to scratch the screens on our $900 devices, no matter how strong GG is. It still scratches.
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    04-29-2017 10:22 AM
  8. arunma's Avatar
    No protector and no scratches! To each their own and I usually use tempered glass (the wet application are garbage) but it's not mandatory by any means.
    Impressive! The first time I tried not using a screen protector was on my Note 7, And within a few days, it had a small but perceptible scratch. But hey, kudos to you if you're able to pull this off!
    04-29-2017 12:00 PM
  9. hparsons's Avatar
    I find comments that it "can't be scratched" interesting; especially when we see, on the same forum, threads like this one:

    So...it's been 5 days and yes, i got a nice around 2 cm scratch on my phone! I was really careful with it, no keys in the same pocket or anything else so i have no idea how it got that scratch (which is kinda deep since i can feel it using my fingernail) but it is what it is now. Although i have to say that my S7E haven't gotten a single scratch.

    So, anyone used cerium oxide? I kinda want this scratch to be gone, otherwise ill be replacing the screen!

    Any ideas?
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    04-29-2017 04:22 PM
  10. Kalkarni00's Avatar
    With the amount I spent on the phone and possibility of selling later on, I would like it to be protected very will. I would like not to put so much on it but nah
    Dngrsone likes this.
    04-29-2017 04:29 PM
  11. Kalkarni00's Avatar
    Some of us don't want to scratch the screens on our $900 devices, no matter how strong GG is. It still scratches.
    Exactly
    04-29-2017 04:30 PM
  12. swagglepuff's Avatar
    I'm not in the market of buying and selling phones I usually just trade it in as a down payment on my next phone. I had an HTC 10 for 10 months no screen protector and just a case dropped it several times had nothing more than barely visible micro scratches that you had to view from a specific angle. I live in a giant desert and have no issue with sand ending up in my pockets. When I do wipe the screen I always use an non alcoholic lens cleaner with a microfiber cloth. I never wipe that against my jeans or shirt especially dry. I don't feel that I need a screen protector because I take specific steps every day to ensure that I'm careful. All cases and screen protectors do is give people a false sense of security. I put a screen protector on it so my phone can't be scratched and leads to careless behavior with the device.
    04-29-2017 05:47 PM
  13. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    LOL... The billion dollar screen protector industry must love you guys, especially if you buy Samsung. How many of you guys are planning on spending $100 plus dollars on screen protectors that don't work, or peel up when you put a case on them? Yeah, have fun with that. I've owned 3 edge screen phones with no scratches. Why should I spend my money on them?

    If it makes you feel more secure to get one that kinda works, more power to you.
    04-29-2017 06:02 PM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    While I definitely do agree that screen quality and design have gotten much better in recent years, I'm still way too paranoid to go without a screen protector. And even if my screen protector gets a crack or little scratch, it will annoy me. But that's just me. :P
    LoveMyPhone likes this.
    04-29-2017 06:10 PM
  15. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Seriously gorilla Glass just keeps getting better and better. Gone are the days where you will scratch your screen putting it in your pocket. There is no actually need for one. I never use and never get scratches on my screens of any phone. Maybe I'm just not careless with $800+ dollar device.
    I love screen protectors. They keep my device brand new for many months and years. Gorilla glass is designed to prevent shattering screens, but will not prevent scratches. Like others mentioned, little things in life such as the rivets in your jeans will accidentally scratch your screen. Mostly, it's cosmetic, but I'm OCD and a bunch of scratches on the screen can be bothersome. A simple screen protector would solve that issue. Also it'll help if you accidentally drop your phone on cement or concrete.
    04-29-2017 06:59 PM
  16. Dngrsone's Avatar
    LOL... The billion dollar screen protector industry must love you guys, especially if you buy Samsung. How many of you guys are planning on spending $100 plus dollars on screen protectors that don't work, or peel up when you put a case on them? Yeah, have fun with that. I've owned 3 edge screen phones with no scratches. Why should I spend my money on them?

    If it makes you feel more secure to get one that kinda works, more power to you.
    I have never spent $100 on screen protectors, even with five phones to cover.
    04-29-2017 07:09 PM
  17. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I have never spent $100 on screen protectors, even with five phones to cover.
    You could remove a zero, and it's still too much in my book. But I understand it's different for everyone.
    04-29-2017 07:16 PM
  18. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    See, I TRIED a screen protector today ... which lasted a whole 10 minutes before I peeled it off because it was coming off the edges. That annoys the living hell out of me and it was the same brand that I used to have on my S7E that gave me the same issue so I don't know why I even bothered. Waste of money. Literally. I will just stick with a case. I've gone that way with my S7E after the first month of failed screen protectors and it hasn't had any scratches. I am super careful with my phone and where I place it when I'm not using it. I will continue to do that with this phone because I feel like there won't ever be a screen protector that will protect this phone WITH a case on.
    04-29-2017 07:58 PM
  19. EMGSM's Avatar
    Honestly, I just don't buy Gorilla Glass' claims. It will scratch.
    I'm with you on this. It does give me some comfort know it's durable but I don't put my complete trust in it.
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    04-29-2017 08:34 PM
  20. xsikal's Avatar
    I know GG will scratch, but I've never had a screen protector, and through both the Note 7, S7E and now S8+, being reasonably careful (keys and change in the other pocket, usually have my phone on the passenger seat when I drive) has to this point been enough to keep them scratch-free.
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    04-29-2017 09:10 PM
  21. hparsons's Avatar
    ...All cases and screen protectors do is give people a false sense of security. I put a screen protector on it so my phone can't be scratched and leads to careless behavior with the device.
    You were clicking right along until you got to that last part.
    I've had a screen protector on every phone I've owned in the last 8 years, and a case on every one in the last 7.
    I don't exercise the level of care you do. I take them on my motorcycle, camping and boating, basically just about everything I do and everywhere I go. I've forgotten and put them in my pocket with keys, knocked them of counters and desks, and have even just dropped a few here and there.
    When I get a new phone, my old one usually goes to a grandchild, family member or a friend that needs one. They typically look brand new.
    It's good that you "take specific steps every day to ensure that I'm careful", and especially good to know that some phones will do fine with that level of care.
    For those of us that have no desire to go to those extremes; cases and protectors do a fine job. No false sense of security here, they've proven their worth many times over.
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    04-30-2017 03:33 AM
  22. sangs's Avatar
    LOL... The billion dollar screen protector industry must love you guys, especially if you buy Samsung. How many of you guys are planning on spending $100 plus dollars on screen protectors that don't work, or peel up when you put a case on them? Yeah, have fun with that. I've owned 3 edge screen phones with no scratches. Why should I spend my money on them?
    If I buy a screen protector and it doesn't work properly, I return it for a refund and try again until I find one I like. So not really losing any money - or spending a lot of it.
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    04-30-2017 06:14 AM
  23. sangs's Avatar
    You were clicking right along until you got to that last part.
    I've had a screen protector on every phone I've owned in the last 8 years, and a case on every one in the last 7.
    I don't exercise the level of care you do. I take them on my motorcycle, camping and boating, basically just about everything I do and everywhere I go. I've forgotten and put them in my pocket with keys, knocked them of counters and desks, and have even just dropped a few here and there.
    When I get a new phone, my old one usually goes to a grandchild, family member or a friend that needs one. They typically look brand new.
    It's good that you "take specific steps every day to ensure that I'm careful", and especially good to know that some phones will do fine with that level of care.
    For those of us that have no desire to go to those extremes; cases and protectors do a fine job. No false sense of security here, they've proven their worth many times over.
    Bingo. Sure, it's easy to say - "I don't need a screen protector or a case" if your phone sits on a desk or table all day. My phones are exposed to, or potentially exposed to, sand, gravel, dirt, water, grass, oil, metal, dogs, toddlers, pollen, branches, fish hooks, etc. I'm supposed to remember to be super careful all the time in those situations? Screw that. Screen protector + case = security and freedom. And I resell every old phone when I get a new phone and they look like new, which is reflected in the sale price.
    04-30-2017 06:18 AM
  24. swagglepuff's Avatar
    Maybe if I was in situations where it warranted a screen protector I would use one. Maybe I just have a solid routine down that works for me. In my everyday use I don't come across situations where I am like man I need a screen protector. Also there is something about how damn good a phone looks with out a screen protector on it, I would go naked if this phones wasn't a slippery son of *****.
    04-30-2017 01:02 PM
  25. PJRed2008's Avatar
    See, I TRIED a screen protector today ... which lasted a whole 10 minutes before I peeled it off because it was coming off the edges.
    It takes longer than that to dry I have an Armorsuit Case Friendly on my S7e that is invisible and has not raised anything with the Spigen Tough Armor case. I applied the same shield to my S8+, let it set overnight and, sure enough, the edges came up with the same case combo as on the S7e. Contacted Armorsuit and they mailed two replacements cut from new templates. I have that shield on now, with the case and it is also invisible. Well, except around the cutouts at the top. Sorry you're having a tough time with them, but ones that work are out there.
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    04-30-2017 01:27 PM
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