Exchanged the 64GB for 256GB

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Duncanator, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. Duncanator macrumors 6502

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    So my local AT&T store, who I have a GREAT relationship with, called and let me know they had a SG 256GB 8+. They waived the restocking fee and I was able to exchange! Did not intend to but the wife said I needed to since I like to take pictures of my 6 month old twins! Super stoked! Threw the Black Apple Silicone case on it but do not have a screen protector. Getting the one of the old phone was unsuccessful. Should I drop another $40+ for a screen protector?
     
  2. PBz macrumors 68020

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    No. IMO just be conscious & don’t put phone near keys or hard items. I haven’t used a SP in years.
     
  3. Duncanator thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good to know! It feels so nice with the bare screen!
     
  4. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Screen protectors are nice but typically not needed.

    I use because I buy the edge to edge curved ones for a few dollars.
     
  5. Duncanator thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I always find my screen protectors do not full adhere on the edges and then debris gets on the adhesive and looks crappy. Annoys the heck out of me! Lol
     
  6. ImBuz macrumors 6502

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    I've carried my iPhones in every pocket for years and never had a problem--no screen protector for me.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    That never registered with me when consumers put their iPhone caseless in a pocket with keys and change. And then they wonder why it scratches so easily. I always put my iPhone in my pocket, but I never have anything else inside of it.
     
  8. Damon2 macrumors regular

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    Usually I'd agree but I've tried to keep my phone away from keys etc, but I've found I still get micro scratches on my screen that you can see sometimes in direct sunlight or when you tilt your phone at an angle
     
  9. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a

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    I guess I'm in the minority here.

    $8 for a clear case to protect the exterior of the phone from damage and/or drops... and $20 for a glass screen protector that you can't even tell is on the phone.

    If the screen protector gets scratches on it... I go swap it out for $5.

    Amazing how people drop $1000 on a phone and when it comes to protecting it they go cheese mode.
     
  10. Toonartist macrumors regular

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    I'm currently using the silicon case without a screen protector and after a week I've noticed micro scratches appearing around the home button. I've got a screen protector arriving today.

    I have a feeling these micro scratches are the result of everyday small particles attaching to your finger tips that are them rubbed into the screen when pressing or performing gestures. Think of the natural oil of your fingers that causes finger prints on the screen etc. This oil can also attract small rough grains of muck that can (and do) cause these micro scratches.
     
  11. MrJM macrumors 6502

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    I stopped using a screen protector when I had the 6S. I got fed up of how it looked and also didn't like the lip it left around the home button.

    The general rule for me is my phone always goes in a pocket on its own. It also feels a lot better to use it without!
     
  12. geta macrumors 6502a

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    The micro scratches is not the issue here (with this i can live), its when you drop your phone on hard surface… if you already using a case to protect your phone, why not to cover it completely protecting your screen as well?

    Couple weeks ago i dropped my phone by accident on the road face down on the screen, luckily i had screen protector on it. I picked it up, toke the broken protector off and the screen, and screen was like new, no damage.

    PS- OP, you dont need to pay $40 for screen protector, you can get one in Amazon for less then $10, usually comes in 2 pack...
     
  13. CPR556 macrumors newbie

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    It’s pricey, but I have the Belkin glass screen protector installed at the apple store. It always comes out perfect and if I ever break it, Belkin sends out a replacement.

    Only get the Belkin for the 8 Plus. The Belkin for the 8 doesn’t cover the entire visible display for some reason, while the Plus version does. Odd.
     
  14. PBz macrumors 68020

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    It isn’t the $. It’s spending $$$ on amazing hardware and putting crap plastic or glass over it.
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    Glass SPs a sham IMO. phone glass will break or not on a drop. SP glass more likely to break on a fall. SP breaks (higher prob) & phone glass doesn’t (lower prob) .. & glass SP magically saved phone screen? Not IMO.
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    Yes. Micro scratches in coating can happen. Can only see in certain lighting. Used to bug me. I just value the nice, slick stock screen.
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    Wife has had 6S+ fall off moving car at 30 mph & land on pavement and not break or crack screen. Had phone dropped in laundry room and break screen. (Both in a good case).

    It’s not predictable IMO.
     
  15. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a

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    Please link some examples.

    On a side note I've used Ballistic cases for years. The ones with bumpered corners and raised edges to prevent the phone from landing directly on the screen. They do guarantee their cases... something like drop protection up to 6 ft as I recall...

    ... and they are $20-$25.

    Can't really go against what they say either... my phones have been dropped many times over the years on concrete floors at work... never a broken screen... never a scratch on the exterior.
     
  16. phillytim macrumors 65816

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    Screen protectors can really make a difference in whether the screen glass shatters or not, when the phone is dropped.
     
  17. ImBuz macrumors 6502

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    It's a tool , not an heirloom and I use it as such. I don't abuse it I use it.
    If some of you think after 3, 4 years you will get more for your phone, dream on.
     
  18. PBz macrumors 68020

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    I think the difference is minimal to none. I tested devices and accessories for about 5 years and IMO, if a phone screen is going to break due to impact it is going to break, no extra glass or plastic will have any significant impact on preventing that. I have not used any screen protection in over 5 years and have no screen breaks and I have dropped my phone many times. My wife uses nothing and she is brutal with her phone. Yes, she has had screens break.. as has my 4 year old with an iPad Mini.
     
  19. phillytim macrumors 65816

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  20. PBz macrumors 68020

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    Cases with corner protection are possibly your best bet for preventing screen breaks/cracks. I was referring to screen protectors, glass or plastic... I think they are a waste. Cases like MagPul, Tech21, etc... all good options that WILL prevent screen breaks.. heck.. even the Apple Leather case has saved my screen several times.
     
  21. 0928001 Suspended

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    Good for you? Just buy whatever you want and be happy with it.
     
  22. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    That's your preference. But everybody treats their property differently. But to the point, my post indicated those who complain about the durability of the iPhone scratching and scuffing due to keys in your pocket at the same time. It's exercising Common sense.
     
  23. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    $40?? Never buy those from retail stores, you can buy higher quality ones on Amazon for $10 or less.
     
  24. MacQork macrumors regular

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    I think it's a paradox. People put protection on their iPhone because they want to keep it nice, but they never see anything of the phone other than the case. You won't remove the case because your phone may be damaged. So you either encapsulate the phone and you'll never enjoy the design, or you'll use it and it may be minimally to substantially damaged.
     

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