No More Screen Shields for Me :)

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Austin M., Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Austin M. macrumors 6502a

    Austin M.

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    I'm done with screen shields. I get them on perfectly everytime, but I love the feel of the glass and "It takes a lot to scratch a 4".

    Anyone agree with me?
     
  2. djinn macrumors 68000

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    no... The Powersupport Clear HD one feels just as good and adds protection. :D
     
  3. vong macrumors 6502a

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    it feels the same to me (probably because i had a protector on since day one)
     
  4. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Used a PS crystal for 7 months. I finally took it off a few days ago and going completely naked. First time I've ever done so for any iPhone, and I've gotta say it's liberating. The screen looks so incredible too. Nothing can beat the look of that smooth, clear glass.
     
  5. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    i felt that way too until i got a light scratch on the screen :(

    slapped on a ps antiglare and pretty happy with it
     
  6. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    I have to use a screen protector. If my phone was my child, Protection Services would take him away in a heartbeat.

    I use a Power Support Crystal as well and it is amazing.
     
  7. barkingDog macrumors regular

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    I'm wondering if those reporting scratches on their iPhone 4 (front side) are actually on the oleophobic coating and not the glass itself?

    I've read where this is far more common ('coating scratches') than actual scratching into the glass. But this 'reading' is anecdotal, non-edited content information from various Interwebz sites.

    For those with scratches, can you actually feel a small divot with your fingernail on the 'scratched' front screen? What say you all?
     
  8. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    I ran it naked for 5 months, now I have hairline scratches that can be seen only in direct sunlight at an angle. I'm ocd enough that it pissed me off, so screen protection from now on. I cannot feel the scratches, and they may very well be just in the coating, but they are there.
     
  9. techdude6693 macrumors 6502

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    I used to avoid screen protectors, but I started noticing some hairlines on mine too. Luckily, something went screwy with my wi-fi and the Apple Store Replaced it for me. Ever since, I always use a shield. Plus I have so many lying around from the ones that included with cases
     
  10. aldo82 macrumors regular

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    Completely agree. Even when I manage to get a screen protector on perfectly, it spoils the screen for me. Picks up grease and dirt more especially at the edges, scratches much more easily. Why would apple put the oeleophobic coating on if the screen wasn't designed to be used naked? The glass is much nicer bare. I do worry a bit about scratches and for this reason use a leather pouch. I keep wondering about using a bumper and getting rid of the pouch but when I've tried this before with screen protectors, I've hated it and only lasted a day or two. Considering trying just bumper without any screen protection. Anyone do this?
     
  11. deeesea macrumors 6502

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    sure i agree. noticed a scratch 3 months ago, and i said screw it, been using the device with no SP since

    Waiting for the my next phone, whatever it may be, this thing can go to hell now :D
     
  12. dayumitzmark macrumors regular

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    put that **** back on..your gonna get hairline scratches..;)
     
  13. Grolubao macrumors 65816

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    Using only the bumper is the best compromise you can get. It still looks awesome, while adding a bit of protection
     
  14. decafjava macrumors 68000

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    Yup got a black xqisit bumper that protects the back and sides. Very nice.
     
  15. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    I hate using any type of case or bumper but I did put PS crystal screen protectors on the front and back. feels fine to me and I could barely tell they are there.
     
  16. djransom macrumors 68040

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    I agree. I'm about 5 minutes away from removing this protector from my OB Defender now.
     
  17. weisjt macrumors 6502a

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    everyone drops there phone wether it be 6 inches or 5 feet you will drop it and hit the screen and it will scratch or shatter, i just dropped mine from my lap in a full size moving truck and it bounced all the way down to the ground and all i had was a nic in my power support if it were not on there it would have been glass crack or scratch for sure.
     
  18. Austin M. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Right now, I'm rocking the Kinetic Case with a naked iPhone 4. May get a decal for the back though.
     
  19. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    That is no naked that is an iPhone in a case with no screen protectors.
    Naked is nothing,
     
  20. aldo82 macrumors regular

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    Really? This happens to everyone does it and the glass always cracks or scratches? I didn't know that was fact
     
  21. weisjt macrumors 6502a

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    98.6 percent (not a proven number) have dropped there phone and if it has no screen shield it will scratch or crack it hit on the screen, i find it hard to believe that there are people out there who have never ever slipped and dropped there phone. be realistic using a screen shield is a good idea.

    these glass screens are not by any means indestructible so i feel what i am saying is a valid point.
     
  22. Meltdownblitz macrumors 65816

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    Wow that sucks. What case were you using? And do you personally like ps more then SGP?
     
  23. Missjenna macrumors 6502a

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    I honestly prefer the look and feel of a naked iphone, but I am way to OCD about scratches so I keep a shield on the front and back.
     
  24. aldo82 macrumors regular

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    I'm on my third iphone (had the 3G, 3GS and now the 4). Occasional light drops and no cracks or serious scratches. No screen protectors used on any of them. On the 4, the back is easily and cheaply replaced if need be and for anything really serious I have insurance. I'm not saying I will never seriously drop it or dmamage the screen but it is a gross over exageration that 98.6 percent of people drop their iphones and crack and scratch the screen.

    You know screen protectors are less scratch resistant than the screen so all the scratches your protector picks up would not necessarily be on the screen itself if it was naked. Of course some might, but personally I believe I get more enjoyment out of my iphones using them naked as apple intended, rather than wrapping them in cheap plastic.
     
  25. weisjt macrumors 6502a

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    i had a apple bumper with a slick wraps wood skin on the back and a ps crystal on the front, the bumper and front screen shield got some damage on them enough for me to take them off.

    @aldo82 i didnt say that minor drops will break you phone i just said that minor drops will cause hairline scratches and i dont want small minor hairline scratches so i use screen shields.
     

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