Are you using a screen protector in your iPhone X?


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DDustiNN

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No, because I’ve always hated the way they look and feel. They ruin the smoothness and sleekness of a phone.

Still looks perfect, as my phones always so. Sometimes I’ll get a hairline micro scratch on a screen, but it’s rare and mostly unnoticeable unless you’re specifically looking for it at certain angles and reflections of light.
 

Jjayf

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May 31, 2015
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I’m not.. sort of. I used one of those wipe on nano coating systems that came with a clear case. They claim it provides scratch protect for up to 12 months. So far everything it great. No sign of any scratches.
 

Jordan921

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Jul 7, 2010
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No, because I’ve always hated the way they look and feel. They ruin the smoothness and sleekness of a phone.

Still looks perfect, as my phones always so. Sometimes I’ll get a hairline micro scratch on a screen, but it’s rare and mostly unnoticeable unless you’re specifically looking for it at certain angles and reflections of light.

I’m using a tempered glass screen protector and it feels smooth and sleek.
 

Five_Oh

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Jan 7, 2017
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Never use a screen protector. Screen is flawless so far. Never had a scratch on any of my phones' displays. I am kinda particular about it though.

I never put anything else in the same pocket or allow anything to touch the screen. I do use a case now that the phones are so dang slippery. I didn't with the 5 and earlier.
 

Knowlege Bomb

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Feb 14, 2008
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I’ve always preferred the feel of an anti-glare screen protector and the great thing about them is I can get a six pack from Amazon for $8 so not a big deal if you screw up the install or decide you want to go bare screen for a while.

I can’t imagine paying $50 for a single screen protector.
 

Myzhi

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Dec 15, 2009
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I use tempered glass protectors since I drop my iphones often. Don’t notice the difference in touch or feel. Crack so many protectors, but never damage the screens. Peel off the protector, install a $10 new one and as good as new.
 
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markp-a

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Sep 18, 2014
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^^^ you can get a 2 pack of tempered or ballistic glass screens for like 7-8 bucks on Amazon. Just make sure you clean your hands twice and use the lint tape for install. You will never go back to the anti glare ones.
 

Knowlege Bomb

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^^^ you can get a 2 pack of tempered or ballistic glass screens for like 7-8 bucks on Amazon. Just make sure you clean your hands twice and use the lint tape for install. You will never go back to the anti glare ones.
The problem with tempered glass or the bare screen is if there’s any sort of humidity you lose that “swipability” and your finger kinda sticks. Anti-glare always glides nicely.

Just me?
 

Myzhi

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The problem with tempered glass or the bare screen is if there’s any sort of humidity you lose that “swipability” and your finger kinda sticks. Anti-glare always glides nicely.

Just me?
Never had that problem when I lived on a tropical island for 3 years. Humidity was so bad that as soon as you walked outside, you glasses would totally fog up.
 

kristiguin

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Oct 18, 2015
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Glass screen protector saved my iPhone 7+ when it flew off the roof of my car at 35+ mph. Seriously. I would never go without one on a piece of tech this expensive, due to my habit of doing things like that. You can barely tell the 7+ took flight - just a tiny scratch at the very edge of the screen. You should have seen that screen protector though.
 

ArkieBiker

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Sep 24, 2014
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Never used one before, but I put one on my iPhone X. If fact, I bought two different kinds...I bought the Anker Karapak which is OVER the glass and has the notch, and then I also bought iCarez full coverage with rounded black edges. I went with the iCarez and wasted the first one when I put it on....

But I got it perfect the 2nd time and I'm using it with a case....I can't tell there is a screen protector on it...so far, I'm feel much better having it on there and can see NO degradation of the screen on the iPhone.
 

irod87

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Jan 25, 2012
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I usually run a tempered glass screen protector. I just got my X a few days ago and ran it with no case and no screen protector. It felt too vulnerable. Added a case and a Caseology screen protector. Didn't take anything away from the screen and I feel better now.
 

KONVICTED

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I used my iPhone 7 without a screen protector for a year. It has hairline scratches but they are not visible until you are looking at certain lights. Not big deal for me. This time I opted for a screen protector for my X for the safety.
 

thesaint024

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I love the feel of bare screen. But I had one bad experience with micro scratches back on my 5 and have been using protection ever since. Used all kinds, but I pretty much only use tempered glass now as it's the closest feeling to bare. Glass is also much easier to install. Seems like there are 2 kinds of people in this world, ones that don't notice micro scratches, and those of us that lose our **** when we keep seeing the same micro scratch every time we turn on the phone.
 
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dokindo

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Feb 4, 2009
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Icarez protector, but no case. Very smooth. Looks perfect.

Dropped the phone today on a hike, and the protector cracked. Replaced easily with a new one (2 for $8 on Amazon). Back to new.
 

Sean76

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Feb 10, 2013
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I keep my phones for exactly one year as I've been doing for quite some time with trade ins and now the Apple upgrade program.

And for that year I want the screen looking pristine every time I clean it with a micro fiber cloth. I've used em all over the last few years, anti glare, glass, full screen, etc etc.

Best screen protector I've used in the last few years is the Belkin Glass screen from apple. They put it on with the machine and honestly you can't even tell it's there. No dust, no air bubbles, no hassles of putting it on and worrying about any of those things. Yes it's $40 for the glass, but if I can't spend another $40 to protect my very expensive phone, I shouldn't be buying this very expensive phone in the first place.

Yes some will complain, hey it's up to you how you spend your money, and up to me how I spend mine. If someone is cool with a $10 screen protector off amazon, and is ok with dealing with putting it on...high five and good luck.
 
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royinla14

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Oct 12, 2011
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I always used protectors in the past. This time it’s the first phone I got apple care with so I’m going without screen proteuand will pay $29 if there any scratches to replace screen
 
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DDustiNN

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Jan 27, 2011
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I’m using a tempered glass screen protector and it feels smooth and sleek.
Not on the edges though. With any screen protector, you’ll never have that near seamless feel of a naked phone. And on a phone where you’re often using the edges of the screen, I just can’t stand the bump.
 

bushman4

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Mar 22, 2011
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OLED seems to show more micro scratches Remember it’s an OLED PLASTIC SCREEN
Best bet is a screen protector will save you aggravation down the road. And if the screen protector gets scratches you can easily put another one on
 

meikdunj

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May 21, 2015
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Not this time, screen if fine but I’m careful. Have used tempered screen protectors in the past but they alway chip at the edges and make the screen look nasty.
 
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