Are tempered glass for camera good?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by areyoushook, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. areyoushook macrumors member

    areyoushook

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    I saw on ebay these things and was wondering if anyone has used them and if they are good?

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  2. Trogdor796 macrumors regular

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    But...why? Isn't it sapphire just like the 6 and 6s? I assumed it was, and if it is then it shouldn't get scratched. I ran my 6+ without a case for over two years, always placing it on tables screen up, the camera never got scratched, though the housing around the outside got beat up a bit, nothing major though.
     
  3. areyoushook thread starter macrumors member

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    i'm just worried because my dad broke his camera by just dropping it
     
  4. Trogdor796 macrumors regular

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    Ah, okay. I've never used one or known anyone that's used those, but I'm sure someone else here has some info. Though I don't think it would provide a lot of protection from drops.

    I'm curious what others think.
     
  5. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    I personally wouldn't get it, not only is it ugly, but I *think* the protector would interfere with the lens and worse optical quality
     
  6. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    How is it ugly? I doubt you'd even notice it when it's on.
     
  7. rainafterthesun macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 7 camera?

    I've dropped mine a zillion times by now, no cracks on front or camera on back
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    I see no good reason to use one. If you're worried about damaging your phone, use a case.
     
  9. nia820 macrumors 68020

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    It may be hard to shatter but it does scratch. And now that the camera protrudes even more, I would consider putting one on my phone as well.
     
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  11. MCube74 macrumors 6502a

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    It all depends on the quality of the protector.
     
  12. rijc99 macrumors 6502a

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    Since the additional glass sticks on the outside doesn't it make it more likely to catch light on the exposed edges and reflect it into the lens?

    I would guess under most conditions it would be ok but there might be times when it causes a problem with light reflection.
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Things tend to break when you drop them. This glass cover would not have prevented damage.
     
  14. powerocool macrumors 6502

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    The lens cover is made out of sapphire. I never had a single scratch on lens since iPhone 5. Used my phones naked most of the time.
     

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