Are glass protector a little or very useful?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Racineur, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. Racineur macrumors regular

    Racineur

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    Hi, a friend insists I buy a glass protector for my new 5s. One of the tempered glass type that can be found on eBay, Amazon, BestyBuy and all the rest. I want to, but are these glass protector invisible enough they want either blur the vision or cause a decrease in brightness. Plus, can they be removed easily?
    Thanks for the input. I never installed a glass protector on any of my Android phones.
    R.
     
  2. got556 macrumors 6502

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    They're very useful. I'm OCD about my screens so I want to always keep them in tip top shape. The protector ensures that. Secondly tempered glass protectors are awesome when running your fingers over them compared to the PET or plastic ones. They're also very easy to apply, just make sure the screen is clean and dust free. Furthermore, you won't notice it much on the LCD screens but on OLED screens, I swear putting a tempered screen protector on the phone often seems to enhance the clarity. May just be me though.

    I was one of those a few years ago that said, plastic ones are fine with me. Then I started using the tempered glass ones and it's the only kind I will use now. Also, my fiance is rather clumsy with her phones (she shattered a 2 month old 6S screen a while back....before we put a protector on it) but I can say when she had the 6 she went through three tempered glass protectors, including one time the phone took a 12 foot fall to the basement through the stairs and landed face down....it only cracked the protector. So I saw her 6 saved by a tempered glass protector three times which really made me a believer.

    I say go for it OP. You will probably question why you didn't sooner.
     
  3. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a

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    They do have a minor impact on light transmittance, but not discernibly.

    They can also be removed without leaving any trace.

    But, they are glass, and still vulnerable in the same ways as other glass objects to chipping, cracking, etc.

    And though they may provide some degree of impact protection, their primary benefit is surface protection.

    I like having a renewable surface that I can clean with whatever is handy, and with impunity.
     
  4. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    Glass are fine. I hate plastic ones and glass looks just as the phone would without it to me. I hate putting them on and gave up after my Zagg broke a 2nd time and haven't bothered to get a replacement. If you drop your phone a lot and don't want to make your phone look like a brick they protect the phone itself so it won't break the glass.
     
  5. cortez31 macrumors newbie

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    I have used a tempered glass protector on my 5 and I'd like to get one for my SE. Can anyone tell me: Does the thickness of the protector affect the Touch ID functionality? I am concerned about this, that's why I got a thin plastic protector for now, but it doesn't feel as good as the tempered glass on my 5!
     
  6. Racineur, Apr 20, 2016
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    Racineur thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi again. OK then, I will get one. Which one should I get? Which brand? The most extensive one are they the best ones? Thank you guys, you convinced me… BTW: accept my apologies for posting to the iPhone forum first. I did not know that there was a dedicated forum for iPhone accessories. I see there is much information here about the subject of my post.
     
  7. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a

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    To me, there's no need to spend a lot for one; just choose one from a known brand with a good warranty, and support, like Anker, Tech Armor, etc.

    Especially since the 5/SE models don't have the same potential fit issues as the 6 does, and a need to chase after an expensive "holy grail" protector that supposedly avoids those problems.
     
  8. Jackson1337 macrumors newbie

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    What's a good iphone case + glass cover combo from tech armor?
     
  9. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a

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    I had their glass for my 5, which should be fine. Never tried the anti-glare version.

    They don't make cases for the 5, and even if they did, there are countless options elsewhere, and down to personal preference.
     
  10. mysterydate macrumors 6502

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    I have seen way more broken screen protectors than screens, fwiw.
     
  11. Nancy bout macrumors regular

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    Very for me-
    I dropped a heavy metal Vape mod on my phone and the glass shattered- but my phone glass was fine!! I've had many ocassion a when it saved my phone sveeenn
     

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