Anti-Glare Yes? or No?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Elevon, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Elevon macrumors regular

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    Would you recommend Anti-Glare screen protectors for the iPhone 5 (or iPhones in general)

    if yes then any recommendations?
     
  2. jbromer macrumors 6502a

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    I've never liked them. They ruin the retina display and feel all "zippy" to the finger.
     
  3. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    No way. It gives the screen a fuzzy look and the surface is unnatural.

    I don't mind it as a back protector. In fact, I actually prefer it as a back protector as it won't catch fingerprints.
     
  4. class77 macrumors 6502a

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    I love my PowerSupport AG. What you lose in clarity(just a tiny bit), you make up for by being able to see the screen in the sun
     
  5. yezza macrumors regular

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    I have an anti-glare on my 4S (Belkin possibly..?). Had a clear on my previous iPhone. The matt is great for doing what it's supposed to do - reduce glare - and another big bonus is not having to constantly wipe the fingerprints away. This particular screen protector also has a very nice feeling to it, somewhat different to a plain clear type.

    I've ordered the SGP Ultra Optics for my iPhone 5 when it arrives.

    So, if you value screen visibility (not to be confused with quality) and fingerprint resistance over clarity, I recommend you give an anti-glare a try.
     
  6. CatsTide macrumors 6502

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    I like it for the anti-fingerprint quality...I use a Moshi iVisor AG
     
  7. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    and ruin the beautiful screen quality of the iphone 5? Why?

    AG screen protectors never looked right to me. The iphone 5 is already great when it comes to glare.

    The only benefit I can see is if it cuts down on the grease/fingerprints.
     
  8. docprego macrumors 65816

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    I don't think describing it as a tiny bit is accurate. A lot of people describe it that way but every time I've installed one I could not live with it for more than a few hours. It just degrades the quality of the screen far too much.

    The best compromise I have found is the SGP Ultra Optics. It truly does degrade the screen a tiny bit but even so it's nowhere near as clear as a crystal screen protector. I have it on my retina iPad and I find myself thinking about removing it every day even though it's a lot more clear than an anti-glare screen protector.
     

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