Do You Use a Screen Protector?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by theturtle, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. theturtle macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2009
    Hey guys, just wanted to vent.

    My first iphone 4, i had my oleo installed PERFECTLY. than i got my replacement and had to install a oleo on that. than 2 days later, i noticed interlacing issues on the phone so i had to get that replaced, so another oleo gone. THAN i totally just blundered up the install so i ended up throwing away that oleo. SO THREE EFFING OLEOPHOBIC'S I WENT THROUGH. im so freaking frustrated i couldnt get it correctly.

    My question, who hear is totally running naked? I used to just run with a oleo, but im thinking about not even using a screen protector anymore. anyone go that route?
  2. psyduckiee macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2008
    This is one of those questions where you're going to get mixed answers. It's similar to asking the forums, "What case is the best?"

    If you want to save money and stop wasting oleo shields, by any means just use no shield. If you have money to throw at a number of shields, go right on and slap on your next shield. Really comes down to your personal preference because in the end, you're the one that'll make the decision if you have to get another replacement phone or if you're shield were to mess up which forces you to get another shield.
  3. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Used to use a screen protector. Now completely naked. I will never go back to screen protectors after seeing how beautiful the glass and screen is.
  4. Satori macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2006
    I have never used a screen protector and never had a scratch... and I often shove my phone in my pocket with keys and coins (although I try to avoid this when I remember).

    I know other people will have had different experiences and I guess the answer for you will depend on how you handle your phone.
  5. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    My story too!
  6. NWI73 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2010
    Me too!
  7. bilals macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2010
    I used a protector on my old 3D and when I removed it it was like going from SD to HD or something. Helped with battery life a bit as I could turn the brightness down, but it probably depends on your screen protector.

    I drop my 3GS quite often but the screen never gets touched. I have a hard case for it and keep it away from keys and coins and it's been fine so far.
  8. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2010
    Peterborough, Canada
    I'm too scared to run around naked :cool:. I've had the same Oleo on since September and it's been holding up fairly well.
  9. swiftflo macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2010
    I am using a Wrapsol screen protector on my iphone 4 - what a mess it looks it is dull and although I thought I got it on without bubbles I now see some. I don't know what to do - take it and go naked or stick with it ?.:confused:
  10. tjcampbell macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2006
    No. I can never get them on without the bubbling. It's in a case anyway.
  11. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I use ghost armor on mine. When I had an iPhone 3gs, the oleophobic coating failed. I use the protector to guard against that, along with protecting against the risk of scratching the phone itself. The phone goes in my pants pocket and while I try not putting keys/coins in the same pocket. Accidents can happen.

    I understand that many people go naked on theirs and have no problems with it. There are those that did the same then and something did happen and they regretted not putting any screen protector on.

    To each his own, but I want to protect my investment.
  12. rwilliams macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    I would never go without one. I used to be loyal to the InvisibleShield, but now I swear by Power Support's protectors. The Crystal Film is amazing and well worth the cost.
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  14. iApples macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2011
    I would never spend money on a screen protector.
  15. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    I use cheap ones all the time. Have a bad habit of throwing my phone in the same pocket as my keys. My protectors are usually jacked up within a couple months and I have to replace them. GO EBAY!
  16. TG1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2011
    Thumbs up to this! Easy to apply (very important) and didn't degrade the retina display experience at all.
  17. benjayman2 macrumors 6502


    Sep 1, 2010
    I use to use PS, but it was getting expensive. So I switched to SGP and look for discount codes when available. Don't really notice any difference.
  18. Jonasgold macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2011
    I use one(on a 3GS).
    There might be a slight quality loss on the screen,but it's barely noticable, and the lack of fingerprints is way more important to me.
  19. ajohnson253, Apr 16, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2011

    ajohnson253 macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    I love the clarity without. Yet I still use the power support anti glare HD for my 4. I just like how it feels and the matte finish looks sharp. I also mainly like the fact that I'm no longer constantly wiping my phone done with a microfiber cloth.
  20. Angel baby macrumors member

    Angel baby

    Jul 17, 2010
    Never spent money on screen protector since i got a free one when i bought the case for my i4.
  21. ihelen macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2011
    Pretoria, South Africa
    I use the matt typed (not gloss) screen protectors, they work wonders, just hate the finger marks on my screen and i never know what's in my handbag, so just in case...
  22. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2009
    I rather have less finger prints!
  23. guccigucci88 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2010
    I've used all types of screenshields. I stick with cheapies now (currently on a switcheasy freebie). I don't see a point to pay 20 bucks for a screenshield or however much one of those nice ones are. Mine get jacked up pretty quick besides the matte one I've used in the past plus I really don't see a HUGE difference between expensive and cheap ones besides the cut sometimes. Anyways, I've considered screenshieldless but honestly after 2 years with a screenshield why risk getting a scratch right after I take it off? Can barely tell the difference with a crystal clear one...

    Do the power support or sgp ones scratch easy or are they more scratch resistant than a cheap one?

    I'd be pissed off as hell if I had to replace my phone 3 times too btw. what problems were u having/
  24. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    Definitely one less thing to worry about.
  25. ashinatam macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2011
    Hong Kong

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