Oleophobic screen - nice, but not scratch proof. So what screen protector is both?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jmeray, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. jmeray macrumors member

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    Oleophobic screen.
    Nice.
    However, fingerprint proof is NOT scratch proof.
    So, what type of screen saver (not full body) do you all suggest to continue the thought of limited fingerprints, yet also scratch resistant?

    I want a screen protector (as apposed to full body) cuz i'm putting it in a case. Suggestions?
     
  2. redrox5 macrumors member

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    I'd say the general consensus around here is that PowerSupport Anti-Glare or Crystal Film is the best. I got them after being reccommended them here back in 2007. I got them again for my 3G and will get them for my 3G S as well.
     
  3. timmypv15 macrumors regular

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    The Power Supports still scratch up however. The InvisibleShield that I had on my iPhone 2G was awesome. Never scratched, and fingerprints didn't show up nearly as much as they do on the Power Supports
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Just go naked. Glass is scratch proof enough under normal use.
     
  5. auero macrumors 65816

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    Are they necessary? I never used one with my iphone and its flawless. Come to think of it, i never even saw a scratched screen before.

    Just curious.
     
  6. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I have the anti-glare film as well, and its pretty awesome. I've been using that same single film for almost a year and a half now on my iphone. And when I cracked my screen the film is keeping the pieces from falling off :D
     
  7. AlfaLavala macrumors regular

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    lol nice. Not sure it's a reason for buying one though...!
     
  8. Chris Welch macrumors 6502

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    the screen is very durable. just keep it away from sand at all costs. that's the one thing that can easily scratch it up.

    but I also recommend the InvisibleShield front for the screen.

    yes, it has a slight orange peel effect, but fingerprints are reduced dramatically, and it doesn't get scratched.
     
  9. fr00b macrumors regular

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    Power Support Anti-Glare films seems to work the best, especially with the 3G. Prevents finger prints and smudges all across the screen. :)
     
  10. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    Haha yeah, its just nice knowing that if I didn't have that film on, my screen wouldn't be functioning lol.

    Here's a pic, air pockets all over the place lol:
     

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  11. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

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    I was using one for some 5 months until a few scratches on it made me take it off. I decided not to put another one on as the beauty of the screen now clearly shows through. As long as one is reasonably careful - ie no keys or coins in your pocket - I do not see the need for a screen protector.

    Yes, it gets fingerprints like crazy but, for me at least, there is a net benefit.
     
  12. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a

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  13. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a

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    but ruins resolution.
     
  14. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a

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    I like a combo between full rear Invisible Shield protection, but Power Support Crystal film for the front.
     
  15. AlfaLavala macrumors regular

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    :(

    Best investment for you though!
     
  16. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Yeah. I don't understand why so many people like this thing. I bought it on the overwhelming recommendations from this board, and my screen looked like total crap afterwards. Any and all white space was converted to seizure-inducing rainbow artifacting.

    It did prevent fingerprints nicely. But I've found that going without a screen protector is the best. They always get scratched up and a naked screen doesn't. So what's the point, really?
     
  17. Cloudane macrumors 65832

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    Glass is, but what about the anti finger print coating? If that's easily scratched, things are going to get ugly :) We just don't know yet, unless someone familiar with the treatment process says otherwise.
     
  18. Randykn. macrumors member

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    Oleophobic screen.

    they did coat this for some reasons which is to resists fingerprints
    and now people want to put another screen protector on it?
    so that basically just recontructing the fingerprints problems again

    wasn't the iphone scratchproof all along? keys can't scratch it, that's the main reason for scratches? you're not planning to glide the phone on concrete are you?
    its just not crackproof, so yeah get a casing with a string attached like nintedo wii lol,

    anyway my 2g iphone was case-free all these while, have a dent or two at my back case but no scratches on screen, its almost 2 years now
    so.. 'just go naked!'
     
  19. scootaru macrumors 6502

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    I have two scratches on my glass. Not sure how they got there. I don't use a screen protector, but I also make sure not to put keys or coins in my pocket with my phone. I guess I wasn't careful enough.
     
  20. ZDDP1273 macrumors 6502

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    After destroying the screen on my 3G, I'm definitely going to be picking up some sort of screen protector when I get the new iPhone.
     
  21. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    I've used BodyGuardz, Best Skins Ever, and InvisibleShield, I think they're all pretty much the same... over time when the corners fold up, that's when it sucks :(
     
  22. iphones4evry1 macrumors 65816

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    Wait! Is the original post saying that the new 3G-S phone "oleophobic" screen is NOT as scratch proof as the current 3G screen ? :confused:
     
  23. jmeray thread starter macrumors member

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    Tks for the responses so far.

    Well, like another poster said... we just dont know.
    The Oleophobic treatment helps with keeping fingerprints off the screen.
    Thats wonderful!
    However, will the screen show scratches easier now because that treatment provides a layer of fingerprint protection that scratches easily?
    Thats my concern.
    So, I thought, hmmm there has gotta be some really good screen protector that doesnt cause the rainbow affect, doesn't look like i wrapped plastic-wrap around my iphone, it has decent fingerprint protection, and good scratch protection.
    I put it on, i put the case incase slider on.
    I wait and see how other "naked" people fair with the new oleophobic screen.
    If we find out its just as scratch proof as the naked glass was on the 3G, then I have the option of removing the protector.

    But until i know... i'd rather have the protection.
    Then again, i hope the screen saver doesnt pull the treatment off! :) doubtful, but i'd like to read the manual in that section before I place a screen protector on.

    So it sounds to me like the:

    1) Power support Crystal FILM
    2) The Invisible Shield FRONT section
    3) Power support Anti-Glare

    are being recommended, with the AntiGlare being disliked by a few.
     
  24. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    I've been using the Anti-Glare about four months now and have not noticed any of this "nausea inducing rainbow effect".

    It looks good. Go to an Apple store and I guarantee you can find a genius with one on his iPhone. That's where I got to see it in use before making my decision.
     

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