How many still use screen protectors??

davidg4781

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Never have. I’ve noticed on my one year old 8 I have some micro scratches. My older iPhones had very little to no scratches. But even so, I like the clarity and smoothness of the Apple screen.

I do use an Apple leather case and have since the iPhone 5S. I find it helps with gripping it and it’s very minimal. People think I have an SE sized iPhone.
 

Strangedream

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Sep 15, 2019
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Last time I used a screen protector was on a CRT monitor hooked up to a computer running Windows 3.1. That was nearly a quarter century ago, no lies.
 
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Ericdjensen

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Nov 6, 2019
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Never have, never will. On some phones I’ve had hairline scratches that you could only see if the screen was off and in direct light. Don’t need them
 

Ta0jin

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Nov 9, 2011
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I use the film style because I want scratch protection but I also want the screen to look like I don’t have anything on it.
 

swarlos

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I bought one again last month after not using one since my iPhone 7 and I hate them! LOL. They’re just super annoying to me.
 
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newellj

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I have been reading that the new gorilla glass in newer smartphones is actually very scratch resistant. I therefore have not put a protector on my new 7+. How many still buy them? Also for those that don’t how long have you been not using one and have you experienced any troubles?
Dropped my 11Pro Max on a wet road a week or two ago. Screen protector was destroyed, phone was pristine. Worth it? I’d say heck yeah.

Here’s my report in another thread:

I hear all the complaints about the Belkin screen protector. I've been using them since at least the iPhone 7, but have also used a lot of others before and during, on alternate phones of mine and on family members' phones. Personally, that gap is a total non-issue for me, especially since the edges are in practical terms protected by the curve of the display and the raised edge of the Apple leather case.

Here's a very recent (Sunday of this week) real life story involving the Apple leather case and Belkin InvisibleGlass screen protector. I was walking one of my dogs in the rain, on the side of the road. My 11 Pro Max, in an Apple leather case with the Belkin screen protector, feel out of my pocket without my noticing. It landed face down, apparently, in the road, in the pouring rain, almost like being in a river. I didn't figure out that the phone was missing until we'd gone a couple of hundred yards. We went back and found it in the road. Luckily, no one had driven over it (it was more or less in the middle of the lane). The screen protector had shatter marks and cracks around nearly the entire edge, and several very large impact star cracks in the middle-ish part of the display. When the Genius and I peeled it off, the phone's display was absolutely pristine. Was I lucky? Somewhat. Do I think that the case and the screen protector are better protection than most people give them credit for? Absolutley.
 

yui4

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Personally, I have screen protectors at hand when I inbox my new iPhone. That way is the best way to get a clean installation as plastic comes off and screen protector goes on. The glass screen protector and case fit well together and u cant really notice the protector is on
 
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bobsamm

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I bought one again last month after not using one since my iPhone 7 and I hate them! LOL. They’re just super annoying to me.
if I owned a 7 I wouldn’t bother either, pretty much a throw away phone when done now anyway.
 

Paco II

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The nice big scratch on the screen of my iPhone 8 work phone is a regular reminder of why I use a glass screen protector on my personal phone.
 
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thedalepool

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Dec 15, 2019
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Never have. I’ve noticed on my one year old 8 I have some micro scratches. My older iPhones had very little to no scratches. But even so, I like the clarity and smoothness of the Apple screen.

I do use an Apple leather case and have since the iPhone 5S. I find it helps with gripping it and it’s very minimal. People think I have an SE sized iPhone.
Hi, good sir. I have this small straight hairline scratch looking on my iphone 8. Im not sure if its a crack or a scratch. If I run my fingernails through it, I can feel it. Please help me determine what is it.
 

topcat001

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Nov 17, 2019
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I use wallet cases for all my phones. Almost impossible to break. I have never dropped my phone so it's probably overkill but it gives me peace of mind.
 

forestinjersey

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Oct 24, 2013
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I don't usually I used to change my phones a lot but plan on keeping this one for 3 years so I had a Belkin Glass protector put on straight out of the box. It works fine and does not look bad at all. Let's see how it looks in a year or so :rolleyes:
 

wolfboy

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Sep 28, 2010
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No, I've stopped using them ever since the switch to curved glass. The cutout was more subtle when screens were still flat, but its too obvious and ugly now with both the notch and curved displays.

On the flipside, the glass does get micro scratches more easily but not really noticeable unless under very bright lights
 

Paco II

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The edge to edge screen protectors are almost unnoticeable. They are the only kind I'll use for that reason.


No, I've stopped using them ever since the switch to curved glass. The cutout was more subtle when screens were still flat, but its too obvious and ugly now with both the notch and curved displays.

On the flipside, the glass does get micro scratches more easily but not really noticeable unless under very bright lights
 

Macral

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Aug 3, 2012
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The edge to edge screen protectors are almost unnoticeable. They are the only kind I'll use for that reason.
I concur.
There are two types of edge to edge screen protector.
The first one is full edge to edge, including the notch area, you can barely notice the screen protector.
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While the second one is also edge to edge, but has a notch cutout.
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Though I prefer the first one (Spigen) with full edge to edge, the second one is from Otterbox in which the glass is made by Corning. It has much better clarity, glass smoothness, and slightly better touch response.
 

twx

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I use the new Otterbox/Corning Amplify (anti-glare) for my iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. Installed both the second I peeled the factory plastic film off the screen. Super easy install thanks to the plastic guide.
 

Rodneyp

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I use a whitestone dome glass screen protector and have for several years. It is like not having a screen protector on the phone, but it absolutely saved my XR screen. When I got my Pro Max I got a ”deal” with my case and a free brand name glass screen protector. That protector started to bubble about 5 weeks ago, which always seems to happen now with the curved screens. My wife got me the Whitestone for Christmas. It is a night and day difference and when installed correctly you will not get any lifting on the edges because of the application with the Loca. I will never use anything else again. My phones look brand new when I upgrade phones and I can demand and get a premium price for them.
 
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Paco II

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Whoa, that is a seriously involved installation! I've read some reviews indication glue 'leakage' along the sides. What's your experience with that?

I use a whitestone dome glass screen protector and have for several years. It is like not having a screen protector on the phone, but it absolutely saved my XR screen. When I got my Pro Max I got a ”deal” with my case and a free brand name glass screen protector. That protector started to bubble about 5 weeks ago, which always seems to happen now with the curved screens. My wife got me the Whitestone for Christmas. It is a night and day difference and when installed correctly you will not get any lifting on the edges because of the application with the Loca. I will never use anything else again. My phones look brand new when I upgrade phones and I can demand and get a premium price for them.