Otterbox Defender + extra screen protector?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by phil1031, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I ordered my iphone 4 yesterday and am going to get the otterbox defender case. I have seen that some people have an extra screen protector under the one that comes with the otterbox and I was wondering how necessary that is. Also, does the iphone 4 come with a sheet of plastic over the screen like the 2G model did? And if so can that be used as the extra screen protector?

    Thanks,

    Phil
     
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    cambookpro

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    The iP4 does come with one sheet of plastic over it, but it's ugly. TBH, you don't need anything else with an otterbox.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm one of the weirdoes who has a clear SGP Oleophobic under the OB screen.

    The reason is simple. I alternate between the OB and an incase slider, and don't want to have to reinstall a new protector each time I use the incase.

    I doubt the protective film that comes on the phone would work well in the longrun.

    Also, seems like 2 protectors would offer a little extra protection anyway.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Yea the one that comes with the phone does not have a cutout for the home button or the speaker.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Extra screen protector

    The reason that people use an extra screen protector (matte/antiglare) with the otterbox defender is that adding antiglare protector underneath the default one eliminates the banding/watermaking effect. Without an extra screen protector, you'd see a watermarking/rainbow banding/oily effect while your phone was in the otterbox. You can also use baby powder to get rid of this effect, instead of using a screen protector.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    exactly....you will really not need the one underneath the case. I was watching a video about the new iphone 4 otterbox and he talked alittle about having a shield on the phone already. He said it hindered the touch screen's performance by a bit, would have to push very hard on the screen to get his movements to register.

    I say just use the otterbox shield and forget anything on the phone itself.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sounds good, thanks for the replies!
     

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