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  1. swagglepuff'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.
    04-27-2017 10:31 PM
  2. VW Maverick's Avatar
    I agree that the Gorilla Glass is very nice on the S8 line.
    I would usually get a screen protector to cut down on fingerprints and smudges but there aren't any. Only needs a wipe down once or twice a day.

    Mav.
    04-27-2017 10:44 PM
  3. bhatech's Avatar
    Agree, I stopped putting screen protectors from few years and had no issues. First time when I went without screen protector it felt scary that I'll scratch etc, but after a few devices I never even think about it and enjoy the screen without any additional protectors.
    deadbeatles likes this.
    04-27-2017 10:48 PM
  4. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    People can't even relax and enjoy their phones they're so worried. Not a single scratch on either my S6 Edge+ or S7 Edge after a year with both.
    bhatech, Viscomi4444 and DWS44 like this.
    04-27-2017 10:52 PM
  5. Ageeb's Avatar
    Agree, I stopped putting screen protectors from few years and had no issues. First time when I went without screen protector it felt scary that I'll scratch etc, but after a few devices I never even think about it and enjoy the screen without any additional protectors.
    From iPhone 5s, S6 active, S7 Active I've cracked all my glass screen protectors. Displays stayed flawless though. Scratching, smudging and figerprints is the least of the marketed advantage for me...
    04-27-2017 10:53 PM
  6. bhatech's Avatar
    From iPhone 5s, S6 active, S7 Active I've cracked all my glass screen protectors. Displays stayed flawless though.
    I have case with raised lip to protect the glass in most scenarios. I'm not worried about scratches, I prefer no additional layer on the screen and been perfectly fine for years.

    You can say if it falls and hits some sharp edge directly on the screen it breaks. Yes I know but I never had that happen so I'm good and will take that risk for enjoying the phone without any screen protectors.
    Viscomi4444 likes this.
    04-27-2017 10:58 PM
  7. blaine07's Avatar
    I have ONE simple reason why I worry about a screen protector...THAT STUPID BUTTON ON MY JEAN POCKET! Whoever out that button there was in cahoots with screen protector makers. I've had several screens succumb to that stupid button no matter how "aware" and careful I am. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ
    Dngrsone, EMGSM, libra89 and 4 others like this.
    04-27-2017 10:58 PM
  8. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    From iPhone 5s, S6 active, S7 Active I've cracked all my glass screen protectors. Displays stayed flawless though. Scratching is the least of the marketing advantage for me...
    I can't tell if you're for or against screen protectors lol. I love the Zagg on my S6. Can't tell it's on, feels great.

    The S8 is a completely different story. Hate both glass protectors I've tried, but I'm scared of removing it because of scratching.

    So torn lol.
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    04-27-2017 10:59 PM
  9. Ageeb's Avatar
    I can't tell if you're for it and against screen protectors lol. I love the Zagg on my S6. Can't tell it's on, feels great.

    The S8 is a completely different story. Hate both glass protectors I've tried, but I'm scared of removing it because of scratching.

    So torn lol.
    Couldn't be more satisfied. They've done their job perfectly by absorbing some stress otherwise destined to the original layer.
    04-27-2017 11:07 PM
  10. zipro's Avatar
    Gorilla Glass has been getting less prone to breaking but GG5 scratches much more easily than GG4. If you don't like scratches, put a screen protector in, it's that simple.
    blaine07 and Highrisedrifter like this.
    04-27-2017 11:08 PM
  11. vwite's Avatar
    Couldn't be more satisfied. They've done their job perfectly by absorbing some stress otherwise destined to the original layer.
    They are very different types of glass Screen protectors don't provide any drop protection, they are meant for preventing scratches. Screen protectors usually scratch and break so easily so saying "wow the screen protector cracked sacrificing itself to save the screen" is like saying "wow a book fell and hit me in the head but fortunately I was wearing a hat and an egg under the hat, the egg cracked and saved my life" in reality, nothing would have really happened to your skull if you didn't have an egg under your hat. A properly designed case a different story, there are some cases that are specifically designed for drop protection and they do act like a helmet, a helmet can save your life, an egg won't.
    04-27-2017 11:38 PM
  12. vwite's Avatar
    Gorilla Glass has been getting less prone to breaking but GG5 scratches much more easily than GG4. If you don't like scratches, put a screen protector in, it's that simple.
    No one likes scratches but this phone has a screen that is so beautiful to put something on top to ruin the clarity/feeling, etc. All the people that I know that haven't used a screen protector for years says the same, they haven't got a single visible scratch, if any, just invisible scratches that can only be seen under direct sunlight and if you're really looking for them. All the screen protectors make the screen look like garbage not only under direct sunlight at and unusable angle but 24/7 and when youre actually trying to enjoy the screen. They ruin clarity and sometimes touch response since day one and in a few weeks they are all scratched and chipped but people leave like that just to "save the screen" and look at that horrible screen everyday, another excuse is the re-sale price but it is really the same there are a lot of people like me that just want to buy the phone and don't really care or would pay more if it has a screen protector installed or not, you're just "saving the screen" that you paid $850 for it so the next person that pays a fraction of that can actually enjoy the screen
    JHStewart1023 and gregg6942 like this.
    04-27-2017 11:49 PM
  13. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I tend to use them both to stop accidental marking up and for the added protection from an accidental drop.

    Usually I sell my phones on to help accrue funds for my next phone so the better the phone is aesthetically the better the return.
    04-27-2017 11:56 PM
  14. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I always put a screen protector and case on my phones from the minute it comes out the box. My screen protectors have saved my screens in the past, so overall i'm pretty happy.

    I'm not careless with my phone at all, I just have a job that sometimes gets 'physical', and things can get broken.

    Your mileage may vary.
    Shon123 likes this.
    04-28-2017 01:42 AM
  15. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    They are very different types of glass Screen protectors don't provide any drop protection, they are meant for preventing scratches. Screen protectors usually scratch and break so easily so saying "wow the screen protector cracked sacrificing itself to save the screen" is like saying "wow a book fell and hit me in the head but fortunately I was wearing a hat and an egg under the hat, the egg cracked and saved my life" in reality, nothing would have really happened to your skull if you didn't have an egg under your hat. A properly designed case a different story, there are some cases that are specifically designed for drop protection and they do act like a helmet, a helmet can save your life, an egg won't.
    LOL i think you may have won the analogy award for the hour.

    I have never used a screen protector on any of my phones (tried a few times but did not like how they looked). if comforts some folks to have them on so more power to them.
    04-28-2017 04:16 AM
  16. bobbigirl83's Avatar
    The inside of a gal's purse can be a very scary place for an unprotected phone screen.
    04-28-2017 05:03 AM
  17. bassplayrguy'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.
    Gorilla glass would still break if dropped. Glass screen protectors are a big help in preventing that. That's why I use them.
    Ageeb, Shon123 and eshropshire like this.
    04-28-2017 05:12 AM
  18. skipatrol's Avatar
    I have ONE simple reason why I worry about a screen protector...THAT STUPID BUTTON ON MY JEAN POCKET! Whoever out that button there was in cahoots with screen protector makers. I've had several screens succumb to that stupid button no matter how "aware" and careful I am. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ
    Hahaha... Same!
    blaine07 likes this.
    04-28-2017 05:32 AM
  19. skipatrol's Avatar
    Gorilla Glass has been getting less prone to breaking but GG5 scratches much more easily than GG4. If you don't like scratches, put a screen protector in, it's that simple.
    I don't like scratches so I put one on
    Shon123 likes this.
    04-28-2017 05:33 AM
  20. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    The inside of a gal's purse can be a very scary place for an unprotected phone screen.
    not only your phone
    04-28-2017 05:47 AM
  21. sweetypie31's Avatar
    The inside of a gal's purse can be a very scary place for an unprotected phone screen.
    This^^^
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    04-28-2017 05:52 AM
  22. jcp007's Avatar
    I can't tell if you're for or against screen protectors lol. I love the Zagg on my S6. Can't tell it's on, feels great.

    The S8 is a completely different story. Hate both glass protectors I've tried, but I'm scared of removing it because of scratching.

    So torn lol.
    I feel your pain. I am conflicted about applying the Alpha Glass screen protector. I have never had a curved display before and have always used the stock one on the Defender. The GS8 edition didn't come with one though one is rumored to come. I believe that it was to push the Alpha Glass product.
    Kalvin Kerns likes this.
    04-28-2017 06:17 AM
  23. naturalguy's Avatar
    The screen on the S8 is very scratch resistant, no need for a screen protector. I have a case with a high lip (Defender) which will protect the screen from most drops.
    04-28-2017 06:37 AM
  24. jcp007's Avatar
    The screen on the S8 is very scratch resistant, no need for a screen protector. I have a case with a high lip (Defender) which will protect the screen from most drops.
    I try to keep nothing sharp in my pocket to avoid scratches whether I have a screen protector or not. I have always used the one that came with the Defender until this year. Most phones will face plant far less frequently than a corner or side impact. GG5 is still subject to being shattered just less likely than other glass screens.
    04-28-2017 07:06 AM
  25. jeffmd's Avatar
    It may be getting better, but as we can see from the countless videos it can still be scratched and cracked. It comes down to avoiding a irreparable scratch on a 800 phone. If it was a 100 phone then things might be different.
    JHStewart1023 likes this.
    04-28-2017 07:43 AM
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