Do I need to apply a screen protector on my iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by raptorstv, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I've been thinking about applying a screen protector for my iphone or just leave the phone naked.. What do u guys think?
     
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    Spink10

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    I went naked. I consider myself careful. Several scratches on screen. None on the back case.
     
  3. macrumors demi-god

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    If you don't like scratches cover it. If you don't mind a few scratches leave it naked. Your choice.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    I didn't want to get a case that would cover up my iPhone so I went with a full body Wrapsol. Scratch protection is what I'm concerned with and it does the job.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    I prefer a screen protector. I never pay attention to where I throw my phone so I would rather be safe with a good protector.
     
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    grapes911

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    You don't need a screen protector. You may get the ocasional scratch but you probably won't notice unless you really start looking for them. Some people feel more confortable with a screen protector but there is no guarantee you won't get scratches even with one. IMO they are expensive and not worth it. I don't like the way they feel either. So no, you absolutely do not need a screen protector. If it makes you feel more conformable and you like extra little protection they give, then by all means get one. I'll never argue with someone over peace of mind.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    I always go with a screen protector. Everything I do on my phone requires the screen, so I like it as flawless as possible!
     
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    PNutts

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    You have good advice in this thread and I'll add that I go with a matt screen protector to reduce reflections.
     
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    chrislaw

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    I don't even notice the screen protector... it has never hindered me in anyway whatsoever. Then when I sell my iPhone to cover the complete cost of my new upgrade I can say "iPhone for sale, no scratches" ;)
     
  10. daneoni, Nov 24, 2012
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    daneoni

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    I did and boy am i glad i did. There are three scratches on my screen protector which would've been on my actual phone if i went naked.
     
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    Ih8reno

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    Always have had screen protectors on my phone, just like to protect my investment.
     
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    Minhimalism

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    You also have to remember the protector is plastic which scratches a lot easier than glass.. unless you have the Pure or Glas.t, haha.
     
  13. macrumors member

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    I'm very glad I got one, would hate for the actual screen of my phone to get smudged or scratched in any way.
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    Just put on a wet apply screen guard for the first time, seems more durable then the dry and less prone to scratches and fingerprints I would suggest one I use to have a dry one on my 4 but took it off and went naked but that phone is so scratched and dented its almost not reselable
     
  15. macrumors member

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    I'm glad I went with a protector. I saw the first small scratch on one edge of the bodyguards pure glass after just a week of use. If you're unsure about screen protectors making touch response worse, go all out and get a glass one - feels awesome. I got a replacement phone, and just cleaned the new screen, lifted the Pure from the old phone, laid it down on the new phone, and was good to go.
     
  16. macrumors member

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    Screen protectors effect your experience. They change the look of the screen and touch isn't as responsive, especially at the sides. Best leave it uncovered and let the glass do its job!
     
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    You dont need a screen protector but I always put them on my iphones to feel a little more comfortable with added protection.
    They're dirt cheap on ebay and once on I can barely tell they're on.
    I had a long scratch on my old iphone 4S and glad I had the screen protector on. Took it off, installed another one and screen was still perfect.
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    I like the way a matte screen protector feels so I put them on anyway

    Sent from my SGH-i917 using Board Express
     
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    daneoni

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    True. But still don't want to put my eggs in one basket.
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    I have used the Power Support Anti Glare since my 3GS. I love that there are no fingerprints and it protects my phone from scratches.
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    Am I the only one who knows about gorilla glass 2? It's scratch resistant and has amazing drop protection.
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    This.

    I just know that the Iphone 5 screen uses a variant that is lke gorilla glass 2.
     
  23. macrumors 6502

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    I use Spigen protector on my 5 and don't notice any issue with response or impact to picture quality. I had a matte finish on my 4S and liked it too.
     
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    Minhimalism

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    I had an ultra oleophobic spigen on mine and had to ditch it because it squeaks. also the matte ones feel great, look bad :/ no compromise.. naked screen ftw :cool:
     
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    RichardC300

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    Where can I buy that screen protector?
     

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