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Old Feb 6, 2012, 04:06 AM   #1
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Hello, I'm trying to decide what type of protection is to use with my iPhone 4S. Case is out of the question, I'll never put a hard case around it.

I was planning on going naked but my friends insisted I should put at least a front and back invisible shield. Does the back plate scratch easily when used without a protector?

If yes, what is the best protective film? Thanks for any advice.
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Old Feb 6, 2012, 07:31 AM   #2
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Hello, I'm trying to decide what type of protection is to use with my iPhone 4S. Case is out of the question, I'll never put a hard case around it.

I was planning on going naked but my friends insisted I should put at least a front and back invisible shield. Does the back plate scratch easily when used without a protector?

If yes, what is the best protective film? Thanks for any advice.
I would at least try to use front/back screen protectors. I am using Power Support Crystal protectors and they work great.
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Old Feb 6, 2012, 09:24 AM   #3
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Before you buy the case, you better check out is it the case are for iPhone 4 only or the iphone 4s. Based on the appearance even they look similar but its completely two different phone as well.

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Old Feb 6, 2012, 09:41 AM   #4
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Before you buy the case, you better check out is it the case are for iPhone 4 only or the iphone 4s. Based on the appearance even they look similar but its completely two different phone as well.

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Read the op , he said a case is out of the question
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Old Feb 6, 2012, 10:29 AM   #5
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The glass is pretty scratch resistant, but I'm a very "just in case" person and started looking into cases and screen protectors before I even had a phone. (And now I can't stop - bona fide case-a-holic haha )

For screen protectors, Power Support and SGP are my favorite. A little on the pricier side, but they're quality. Their crystal versions are perfect with the retina display. Right now I have the PS anti-glare on my phone, which degrades clarity ~5%, but I prefer that to fingerprints.

You might also want to look into protection for the antenna band, as I've found it's pretty prone to scuff marks. The Lucky Labs sells vinyl strips designed to lay over the band, which protects from scratches and also helps with the "death grip" issue. They come in a ton of different colors as well. They also have back skins that you can use instead of a back screen protector.
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Old Feb 6, 2012, 11:17 AM   #6
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Read the op , he said a case is out of the question
Oh..sorry. .

Why don't just get some cheap one on ebay.
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Old Feb 6, 2012, 12:01 PM   #7
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Oh..sorry. .

Why don't just get some cheap one on ebay.
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Old Feb 6, 2012, 12:46 PM   #8
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Seriously do you not have anything better to do? I say go for the SGP Ultra Crystal EX. It comes with two sets of front and back protection and it has guards for the metal band. All that for 24 bucks on Amazon.
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Old Feb 6, 2012, 11:43 PM   #9
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I got IS on the front and back. It's ok, I'm not really a fan of it. Since it's usually in my pocket along with my keys and changes, I need good protection.

I also have the Apple bumper, it still feels nake even with the bumper on. It's only on until my Electron bumper gets here. It'll be my backup once the Electron gets here. I rather be safe the sorry, you can drop your phone at any time.

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Old Feb 7, 2012, 01:57 AM   #10
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I really wanted to go caseless too, but the glass seems just too fragile to me. It seems like even the slightest bump might break it But the best way would be a Glas.t screen protector, Lucky Labs Wrap and maybe a titanium or metal back plate IMO.
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Old Feb 7, 2012, 03:12 AM   #11
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I think I'll go completely naked guys. Thanks for input. As far as I'm concerned, all front films distort the display. That's the last thing I want. And for the back plate, I know that the replacement is $29 at the Apple Store. Almost the same price with shields.
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Old Feb 7, 2012, 06:27 AM   #12
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I've been thinking for ages about going completely naked but I'm too scared. I just hate scratches. I don't like the screen protectors cause they always look so messy and distort the display so I was thinking about just putting one on the back since that's all that could possibly get scratched in my day to day use of the phone. At least then it would look and "feel" naked without actually being naked! Who makes the best ones these days? I haven't used a screen protector since 2007/08!
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Old Feb 7, 2012, 06:32 AM   #13
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I've been thinking for ages about going completely naked but I'm too scared. I just hate scratches. I don't like the screen protectors cause they always look so messy and distort the display so I was thinking about just putting one on the back since that's all that could possibly get scratched in my day to day use of the phone. At least then it would look and "feel" naked without actually being naked! Who makes the best ones these days? I haven't used a screen protector since 2007/08!
I'm always going with the zagg invisible shield. Offers great protection and gives the best experience using your phone.
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Old Feb 7, 2012, 07:09 AM   #14
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I think I'll go completely naked guys. Thanks for input. As far as I'm concerned, all front films distort the display. That's the last thing I want. And for the back plate, I know that the replacement is $29 at the Apple Store. Almost the same price with shields.
Agree with you on the back plate, but check out the Glas.t for the screen. Its a screen protector made of glass, so no distortion or degradation of display.
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