05-27-2013 05:59 PM
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  1. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I currently have a screen protector on my phone because I was afraid that the s pen would scratch the screen. I usually don't use screen protectors. Can anyone that doesn't have a screen protector and uses the s pen frequently tell me if they've seen an issue?
    03-15-2013 01:54 PM
  2. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    No issues here. I actually put a screen protector on and had bad results.

    Verizon protector scratched from the SPen in first use.

    SGP scratched after several uses but don't remember how many.

    Glass looks perfect. Only way the SPen will scratch is if something abrasive gets caught on the tip and hits the screen but I've yet to see this.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
    03-15-2013 02:13 PM
  3. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    Are you OCD about even the most minute scratches on your screen OP?

    If so, never go without a screen protector. They're cheap, easy to apply, and last quite awhile. Plus you can rest assured knowing that even the most ugly scratches will just peel off when you replace the protector with a new one.

    I am using the Verizon protector as well and can echo that I am seeing scratches on it. As much as I love the feel of this phone naked, I will never give up my Seidio case and screen protectors. Maaaaybe way down the line when I replace it and use it as a mini tablet on WiFi, but until then no chance
    03-15-2013 02:53 PM
  4. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    No I'm not OCD about minor scratches. I fully expect that with no protection. I'm planning on using the s pen a lot and worry that it will mark my screen up

    I've never liked screen protectors but this time it's awful. The guy who installed it touched the adhesive side with his bare hands. So there are permanent fingerprints under the protector
    03-15-2013 03:13 PM
  5. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    No I'm not OCD about minor scratches. I fully expect that with no protection. I'm planning on using the s pen a lot and worry that it will mark my screen up

    I've never liked screen protectors but this time it's awful. The guy who installed it touched the adhesive side with his bare hands. So there are permanent fingerprints under the protector
    What brand? Because as I said my experience is the Verizon protectors scratch on first contact but my screen is scratch free. I use a pocket pouch when its in my pocket otherwise its naked.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
    03-15-2013 03:38 PM
  6. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    What brand? Because as I said my experience is the Verizon protectors scratch on first contact but my screen is scratch free. I use a pocket pouch when its in my pocket otherwise its naked.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
    The verizon brand.
    03-15-2013 03:53 PM
  7. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    The verizon brand.
    I would never go completely naked as Gorilla Glass does scratch but maybe use at least a flip cover or pouch. But in regards to SPen it will not scratch the screen unless something is on the pen.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
    03-15-2013 04:17 PM
  8. VetteDude's Avatar
    I have a Tech Armor protector and it doesn't scratch from the S Pen.
    03-15-2013 05:07 PM
  9. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I would never go completely naked as Gorilla Glass does scratch but maybe use at least a flip cover or pouch. But in regards to SPen it will not scratch the screen unless something is on the pen.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
    I feel like the flip case would get annoying. Having to open it every time I get a text or something. I have the verizob case that has a built in kickstand
    03-15-2013 05:09 PM
  10. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    I feel like the flip case would get annoying. Having to open it every time I get a text or something. I have the verizob case that has a built in kickstand
    I agree about the flip case, took me all of two whole seconds to realize that was not a viable option. Honestly it's not a case so much as it's a screen protector when you're not using the phone.

    The Verizon cases that actually fill the role of being a case, I also felt were lacking. There's so many better options for looks and durability out there.
    03-15-2013 05:43 PM
  11. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I agree about the flip case, took me all of two whole seconds to realize that was not a viable option. Honestly it's not a case so much as it's a screen protector when you're not using the phone.

    The Verizon cases that actually fill the role of being a case, I also felt were lacking. There's so many better options for looks and durability out there.
    I agree, I stopped using it did to the fact I always had to open it. I'm more of s pocket pouch style guy anyways and mine is Note II branded.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
    03-15-2013 05:59 PM
  12. universeand's Avatar
    I currently have a screen protector on my phone because I was afraid that the s pen would scratch the screen. I usually don't use screen protectors. Can anyone that doesn't have a screen protector and uses the s pen frequently tell me if they've seen an issue?
    Absolutely no problem.

    Ridin' a Note 2 blast
    03-15-2013 10:40 PM
  13. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I suppose it would make sense that the pen wouldn't scratch. Since it is made by the manufacturer.
    03-16-2013 08:09 AM
  14. universeand's Avatar
    I suppose it would make sense that the pen wouldn't scratch. Since it is made by the manufacturer.
    Actually the stylus is made by Wacom. But you would expect that it wouldn't scratch the screen if Samsung had any forethought in trying to avoid replacing millions of screens. Something they could easily check when developing the device. BTW, Wacom is a long time, noted digital stylus and companion digitizing pad maker.
    03-16-2013 09:47 AM
  15. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Actually the stylus is made by Wacom. But you would expect that it wouldn't scratch the screen if Samsung had any forethought in trying to avoid replacing millions of screens. Something they could easily check when developing the device. BTW, Wacom is a long time, noted digital stylus and companion digitizing pad maker.
    Then I think I'm safe
    03-16-2013 10:12 AM
  16. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    Then I think I'm safe
    Well, not quite. As Eclipse2k said above it's not the PEN that scratches the screen but tiny particles that get stuck between the pen knob and the glass. When you slide those particles across the screen, say a dirt or sand particle, THEN you will scratch the screen. This is almost completely unavoidable unless you wipe your screen and pen tip off every single time you go to use the phone, and only use your phone in some kind of air-tight quarantine space lol

    Point is, you go without a screen protector and you will get scratches. No matter what Gorilla Glass or super duper anti-scratch proof glass you use, it will happen. If you don't mind seeing lines scattered all over your screen, go naked. Just don't be in shock when one day you hold your screen under a light and feel your heart skip a beat
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    03-16-2013 02:04 PM
  17. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Well, not quite. As Eclipse2k said above it's not the PEN that scratches the screen but tiny particles that get stuck between the pen knob and the glass. When you slide those particles across the screen, say a dirt or sand particle, THEN you will scratch the screen. This is almost completely unavoidable unless you wipe your screen and pen tip off every single time you go to use the phone, and only use your phone in some kind of air-tight quarantine space lol

    Point is, you go without a screen protector and you will get scratches. No matter what Gorilla Glass or super duper anti-scratch proof glass you use, it will happen. If you don't mind seeing lines scattered all over your screen, go naked. Just don't be in shock when one day you hold your screen under a light and feel your heart skip a beat
    I think its time we see Sapphire screens.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
    03-16-2013 02:07 PM
  18. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    I think its time we see Sapphire screens.
    Indeed lol shame it's too expensive to really mass produce on things like Samsung phones just yet.
    03-16-2013 02:15 PM
  19. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Indeed lol shame it's too expensive to really mass produce on things like Samsung phones just yet.
    I would pay a premium for this. Go ahead and charge more. No more botched screen protector installations. No more scratched screens. Spend the money up front for the Sapphire screen and never sorry about it again. Any time you have to put a cheap piece of plastic over a $700 smartphone just so the glass stays pristine is unacceptable. Especially if you keep it in a pocket by itself and its pocket sand that damages it.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
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    03-16-2013 02:26 PM
  20. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    Yeah I absolutely agree and would definitely pay for it. Unfortunately it's the manufacturers who decide if it goes in from the get go. I wouldn't buy a Sapphire "screen protector" to slap ontop of my actual screen though. At that point, why bother?

    Hopefully Samsung steps up to the plate and eats the cost so we can see it on the Note 3.
    03-16-2013 02:29 PM
  21. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Yeah I absolutely agree and would definitely pay for it. Unfortunately it's the manufacturers who decide if it goes in from the get go. I wouldn't buy a Sapphire "screen protector" to slap ontop of my actual screen though. At that point, why bother?

    Hopefully Samsung steps up to the plate and eats the cost so we can see it on the Note 3.
    I wouldn't do a screen protector either. I just want a stock screen. I despise scratches so I'm stuck using s pocket pouch. Besides, what good is a screen protector when the SPen damages it?

    I bet you Motorola will be the first company to do this. Their build quality is amazing and what better way to say TOUGH then a Sapphire screen.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
    03-16-2013 02:31 PM
  22. Reciprocal's Avatar
    I'm currently using the Verizon screen protector and haven't had a single scratch from the pen. It's mostly been from the random dust and stuff in my pocket.
    03-17-2013 04:46 PM
  23. zmann's Avatar
    I am using a tempered glass screen protector and the s pen works great with it. I get top notch screen protection,,,a no screen protector look and feel and a natural glass experience.

    Note 2, it's true, ,size is everything!
    03-17-2013 04:52 PM
  24. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Two months in, no screen protector and my screen looks brand new. I use the S Pen everyday and not a scratch to be found. I am very careful about keeping it clean though. I am in and out of the office all day so the phone travels and still no scratching.

    Sent from my Really Big Phone
    03-17-2013 05:21 PM
  25. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Two months in, no screen protector and my screen looks brand new. I use the S Pen everyday and not a scratch to be found. I am very careful about keeping it clean though. I am in and out of the office all day so the phone travels and still no scratching.
    Same here, not a scratch since getting the Note 2 last November (no screen protectors or case, just a Monaco leather pouch). Even my old Thunderbolt that I used for a year and half still has a screen as pristine as the first day out of the box. Ditto for my tablets (Nexus 7 and Note 10.1). The key is to be fastidious in keeping things clean and always being proactive about protecting the device. I do so to such a degree they don't even get finger prints on them (always ensure hands are clean before using device and no one else is allowed to touch them).
    03-17-2013 06:11 PM
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