1. _JKK_'s Avatar
    I've been a user of Apple devices, and I've been able to get through without a screen protector. I've attributed that to the strength of the glass on iDevices.

    Is the Incredible similar? I'd love to not use a screen protector (I just don't like the feel, possibility of air bubbles, taking it off and dealing with sticky substance, etc.)

    I do take care of my tech, too, so I'm sure that has something to do with it. But does the Incredible's touchscreen compare to iPhone/iPod touch/iPad in terms of strength?

    06-08-2010 08:53 PM
  2. markhunsaker's Avatar
    It is made out of glass and that is a tough surface. Even though it is glass I still would recommend a screen protector.
    06-08-2010 09:10 PM
  3. mclarryjr's Avatar
    In my last 3 touch screen phones (Storm , Moto Droid, Incredible) I have never used a screen protector and carry my phone in my pocket. I have never had a scratch on any of the phones and I'm pretty careful not to have change or keys in the same pocket. I would say you should be safe without a screen protector.
    06-08-2010 09:18 PM
  4. crash0515's Avatar
    The screen display is actually an Opaque Aluminum-Silicone Base. It is called Gorilla Glass, which is impervious to the very real threats of key scratching and localized pressure. Gorilla Glass is an unscratchable, unshatterable material used as a protective window for your mobile phone.

    I got this info from xmonkey on androidforums
    here is the link to the post:
    Incredible using Gorilla Glass? HTC says so... - Android Forums
    06-08-2010 09:31 PM
  5. _JKK_'s Avatar
    If it's using Gorilla Glass, I will for sure not use a screen protector. Can anyone confirm that it is?
    06-08-2010 09:42 PM
  6. retro77's Avatar
    My Incredible got scratched when it slid on its face across asphalt for about 4 feet. Its not bad, but it is scratched.
    06-08-2010 11:18 PM
  7. prometheus's Avatar
    I go naked. No scratches at all. Pocket, 7 months.

    Moto droid, which I believe is the same screen as the inc
    06-08-2010 11:23 PM
  8. ScottLong's Avatar
    I am EXTREMELY careful about having it in my pocket by itself (I have never caught myself breaking this rule) and I have a couple of scratches on mine. I did drop it on the hard wood floor in my bedroom of the bedside table (luckily it's pretty low) once when I went to silence the alarm, and I guess that was it. Pretty upset about it but what can you do. You can only see the scratches if you look in the light, very tough to notice otherwise.

    but I am putting a Seidio screen protector on tomorrow.
    06-08-2010 11:24 PM
  9. rpfarrah's Avatar
    Screen protector is a must-have for me. And they CAN be installed bubble-free! I'm test-driving the Phantom Skinz one, now and it is very smooth - can't hardly tell it is there.

    There are a couple threads here that discuss the different offerings of protectors.
    06-09-2010 06:52 AM
  10. robm15's Avatar
    I am letting my Incredible go all natural. When I first got my Storm, it was my baby and I thought screen protection was a must. I left it on for over a year, and when the edges started to curl I pulled it off and wondered why I ever got screen protection in the first place. Nothing bad ever happened after that. I never plan to use screen protection again.
    06-09-2010 06:57 AM
  11. _JKK_'s Avatar
    So I'm thinking I'll just see if the screen will be a problem.

    One I get it, if it feels like it's fragile, i will definitely put a protector on.

    But I'm extremely careful of putting it in my pocket by itself, and I don't let my gadgets fall (my 3 year iPod has fallen once).

    Thanks for all the advice, guys!
    06-09-2010 08:12 AM
  12. Frank Mineo's Avatar
    Ya, I used a screen protecter initially for my blackberry storm and when it had seen its better days I installed another that I did a poor job on (thank you 1/2 case of Dogfish Head). After that I didn't use a screen protecter for the better part of the year with no scratches and I am still debating on whether to put on on the Incredible. If I do I am likey to buy cheap ones from EBAY.
    06-09-2010 08:18 AM
  13. _JKK_'s Avatar
    Sounds good, everyone. I'll just have to see it in person for longer than 30 minutes...

    06-09-2010 08:55 AM
  14. willymakit's Avatar
    I use the Chrome screen protector,not for protection..............Because it is COOL.
    06-09-2010 10:35 AM
  15. LDubs's Avatar
    sooooooooo if no screen protector, how to clean fingerprints off the screen?
    06-09-2010 10:41 AM
  16. doctorg23's Avatar
    sooooooooo if no screen protector, how to clean fingerprints off the screen?
    I use one of those microfiber clothes that are intended for glasses. Works great...When the screen is clean it is gorgeous!!
    06-09-2010 10:47 AM
  17. doctorg23's Avatar
    Screen protectors don't keep the screen clean anyway. They are (IMHO) more likely to get greasy than the stock screen...
    06-09-2010 10:48 AM
  18. mclarryjr's Avatar
    Screen protectors don't keep the screen clean anyway. They are (IMHO) more likely to get greasy than the stock screen...
    That's why I keep mine nude
    06-09-2010 10:58 AM
  19. wryun's Avatar
    If anything, at least get this:
    SGP Steinheil Crystal Clear for HTC Droid Incredible

    It's clear, and you can't even tell it's there. My fingers slide without any grab just like on the naked screen. My screen was naked for a few days while I was waiting for the covers to ship. I feel better now that my screen is protected.
    06-09-2010 11:10 AM
  20. rpfarrah's Avatar
    sooooooooo if no screen protector, how to clean fingerprints off the screen?
    Doesn't matter if it has a protector or not; still have to wipe it off occassionally with a cloth of some kind. If it HAS a protector, you can be a little less careful about the type of cloth.
    06-09-2010 11:21 AM
  21. mobiledevice's Avatar
    sooooooooo if no screen protector, how to clean fingerprints off the screen?
    my shirt usually, but sometimes I use my pant leg or a paper towel
    06-09-2010 12:51 PM
  22. davidnc's Avatar
    As long as I can find a decent screen protector that is easy to keep clean and doesn't smudge worse then the screen or cause the screen to be blury I will use a screen protector too .
    06-11-2010 09:12 AM