I'm sick if the glass screen shield cracking

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by richxps, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. richxps macrumors 65816

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    I have had 3 zagg glass on my plus, and so far all end up with a sharp corner or a chip. It's in a magpie case and it never fell. are they that weak that they damage so easy ? I'm going to go with a tech21 screen in hopes that it last longer , yea I'll get less quality from the screen but I rather deal with that than replace screens often . Anyone else have this issue
     
  2. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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  3. waynerbbx macrumors member

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    I don't think you're alone in thinking that glass screen protectors are not the greatest. They have their faults. I still use plastic, and have no plans of using glass. There are just sometime so many problems with screen protectors, plastic or glass, that it seems somewhat smart to just avoid them altogether.
     
  4. Kaylor macrumors regular

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    I used to buy Spigen glass screen shields, but they're expensive. I only would replace them after one of the chips caused them to start separating from the screen itself, but even waiting that long made it too expensive for my broke-college student bank account. I switched to cheap ones from amazon that cost <$10 and in all honesty they work the same, and I'm a lot less annoyed when they chip because I didn't drop $35 on it.
     
  5. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I still have my original one I got when I got my iPhone 6. I love it so much better than the plastic ones.
     
  6. TechnicallyTee macrumors 65816

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    Zagg glass is garbage, I had that when I first for the 6 Plus and after a week or two with carefully handling my devices which I baby all of them, I took it out my pocket and there was a chip without dropping or anything so that ruled them out right there. I have had the Tech Armor Ballistic ever since then and all has been well. You can also go with a good PET screen protector to but I always prefer glass.
     
  7. Jzo macrumors regular

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    I installed my first glass screen protector the other day, and so far love it.

    Although I have always wondered when people say:

    "I dropped my phone and the glass screen protector shattered, but I peeled it off and the phone was perfect! These things are great, will be buying more!"

    I wonder if they used a regular screen protector, if the real phone glass wouldn't have shattered either? Hard to guess I suppose.
     
  8. waynerbbx macrumors member

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    I know what you mean, however, I've personally never had a shattered screen. I see people all the time that do have them, but it's never been a problem for me. For me, the plastic works just fine, and every glass that I've had (while feeling nice) breaks around the edges, or isn't perfectly adhesive. Not too sure if that's just my experience or what, but i suppose screen protectors and installations are a matter of personal expertise and preference.
     
  9. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

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    I think some may have just installed these incorrectly of which the edges go to far out to the rounded part of the screen. Only way I can imagine my zagg glass to shatter is when I drop it.

    Mind posting pictures of where the cracks occur?
     
  10. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Had a Verizon tempered glass on my iPhone 6 since day one - not one problem.
     
  11. CausticSoda macrumors 6502

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    I have never had so much as a scratch on my iPhones. I just use very simple care and common sense.
     
  12. Kaylor macrumors regular

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    Here's one of my old ones that for some reason I have a picture of:

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    You can see how it had chipped along the edges. Some of the cracks were from the phone falling, some were from the stress of prying the screen shield off of the phone to replace it.

    I rarely ever drop my phone. In this particular instance I was dressed in business attire because I had made a presentation for a class earlier in the day. The pants I was wearing had very shallow pockets, and the phone was too tall to fit in my pockets without sticking out to some extent. When I got back to my suite in my dorm, I went to the bathroom with my phone still in the pocket (which I almost never do).. and yeah. It fell out onto the tile floor face down. The cracks at the top and the small ones on the very bottom left corner happened from that impact. All the ones in the middle (including the long vertical one) occurred while I was peeling it off. There was no use in being careful because it was already cracked, and the silicone adhesive keeps all the glass together so it wasn't like I would have shards of glass flying in my face while I was removing it.

    My phone's screen was perfectly fine.
     
  13. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    Your post is not exactly answering the question of whom you quoted. Nevertheless, 1.) you got your money's worth with your protector. 2.) You're lucky the phone didn't fall into the toilet.

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    This I agree with. Best Buy in Baldwin, New York did a crappy job of putting on my protector and wouldn't stand behind their work by redoing it. I saw a clear distinction between glass that lay flat on flat surface and glass edge that was protruding beyond the waterfall curvature of the iPhone screen edge. I said to them, your install is what's going to cause me to have a premature chipping at the edges, besides looking like hell with it being installed cockeyed and all. I went to another Best Buy that didn't have a cretin running the mobile area and got it fixed and I'm satisfied.
     
  14. Kaylor, Jan 23, 2015
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    I was kind of just posting it for the sake of showing the wear and tear they can take before they finally quit on you. There were some visible cracks and chips along the edge of that one but their visibility in that picture is debatable.

    The cheapo one that's currently on my phone is probably a much better example of edge-chipping because I've been using my phone naked.. but my phone is my camera so I don't really have a way of photographing it unless I use one of my roommates phones, and that's not worth the effort unless anyone is genuinely curious. I obviously can't demonstrate wear when poorly applied to a the edge of the curved screen because the iP5 doesn't have one.

    With regards to phones falling into the toilet: when girls drop their phones in the toilet it usually flies out of their back pocket straight into the toilet as they're pulling their pants down. I don't keep my phone in my back pocket for a number of reasons. I typically don't even bring my phone into the bathroom because of hygiene reasons, even though in the grand scheme of things it probably makes very little difference. It's just a mental thing. In this instance, I had just gotten back to my room after a long day and had completely forgotten my phone was even in my pocket. I just threw my stuff down and mindlessly went into the bathroom without either changing clothes or taking it out of my pocket first.
     
  15. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    I brought mine into the bathroom once and, grabbing for the phone on the sink, made it Frisbee out of my hand and just miss plopping into a loaded toilet. I freaked out how close that was. I wouldn't have been able to take it to the Genius bar, no way.
     
  16. Femme macrumors regular

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    $10 for tech armor tempered glass and so far so good for me. Great customer service too from my experience.
     
  17. Kaylor macrumors regular

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    "I uh... I dropped it in a puddle."

    ... A very nasty puddle.

    That's a close call and another reason I just don't bring it into the bathroom altogether. Somehow something stupid like that can happen even if you're careful. Not worth it.
     
  18. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    That's going to be my next. I'd rather that then go for the overpriced Zagg replacement with its nearly equivalent price in shipping for its so called lifetime warranty after having paid forty dollars at retail.
     
  19. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    I've only had one crack in a good drop - but saved my screen. My edges from my Mime have stayed fine - no chipping.
     
  20. jwlbel macrumors regular

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    My wife and I both have Zagg glass protectors on our 6+ and we have both have had them replaced 3 times. Neither of us have dropped our phones. They just chip. We are both super careful with our phones. They were all installed at the Zagg kiosk in the mall.
     
  21. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Gee that doesn't look like an iPhone 6/6+ glass.
     
  22. Kaylor macrumors regular

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    It's not. I already clarified that. It's just an example of how tempered glass screen shields wear down.
     

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