Why do you use a glass screen protector?

What is the primary reason that you use a glass screen protector for?

  • Prevent Damage from drops and impacts

  • Prevent scratches

  • Reduce smudges and fingerprints


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a.guillermo

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Hi everyone, I'm interested to see the main reason you use a screen protector. If there is a reason that I haven't included, please let me know!
 

tallazzPilipino

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in case for whatever reason should the face make contact with something that would scuff it (ie: concrete, lint, yes, lint), the tempered glass screen protector would have prevented it. and I prefer them to film. peace of mind is a factor, too, especially when you can get pretty CDO about certain things.
 
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DevinNj

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I'd rather a $10 screen protector get scratched or nicked or damaged as opposed to the screen on my phone. I use glass now because I like how it feels compared to the film protectors.
 

h9826790

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I didn't have a screen protector, but if I have to pick a reason, that because I want to avoid scratch (before I see this thread).

However, it seems since iPhone 6, the glass are more scratch resist. I use my 6+ since day 1, and still no scratch without any screen protector. Of course I will try to avoid the risk (e.g. won't put it in the same pocket with my key), but apart from the obvious precaution. I didn't baby it too much, and just use it normally.

TBH, fingerprint is quite annoying, if a screen protector can avoid that effectively, I may get one for just this reason (after seeing this thread).
 

arms10

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Mar 31, 2016
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All three reasons apply, though I could only vote for one. I had an incident in a store parking lot where my phone fell out of my jacket pocket, hit the inside of my car, bounced off it and did a facepalm on the concrete. Amazingly enough, no damage, and that was before the glass screen protector. The Tech Armor Ballistic feels silky smooth, though it doesn't cover completely to the edges.

http://www.techarmor.com/tech-armor...earest-screen-protector-retail-packaging.html
 

Toltepeceno

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I just posted this in another thread:

Most modern smartphones use scratch-resistant glass on their screens, but every once in awhile you'll see that your phone still gets some fine scratches. XDA Developers nails down the source: it's not the change or the keys in your pocket, it's the sand.

XDA does a bit of experimentation with a number of Spigen screen protectors, which use tempered glass to keep scratches off your phone (not unlike the "Gorilla Glass" that coats most modern smartphones). They test it against keys, coins, sand, and other materials to see what scratches it the most. Surprisingly, most materials didn't leave a mark, but that hard, gritty sand that's floating around in your pocket—or on your desk, or anywhere else—actually has the potential to leave some scratches in your phone, showing us that screen protectors can still be useful. Check out the video above to see their tests in action (though close your eyes at the end, it gets pretty scary when she does the drop tests).
Sand can leave small scratches and it does for many people even though keys, etc. do not. Anyone that claims it is false protection does not know what they are talking about. Of course depending on where you live, or your work, some are more prone to it happening but it's cheap insurance.

I actually like the feel of the protector more and response is no difference. It's a lot smoother. I have one on my phone but not one on my ipad and I prefer the feel of the phone. I had one on the youngest kid's ipad and he dropped it, had it about a year and a half, and broke the protector. I think it helped keep the screen from breaking. I have a two pack coming and I am putting one on mine. I don't need one as I do not carry it around in my pocket or have never dropped it in a year but because of the smooth feel. My fingers slide much better.

I live in a small pueblo on a dirt road. Sand is everywhere and even if you cannot see it in your pocket it gets there.

I'm guessing it also adds some strength to the screen and for me that's just a side benefit.

So if you don't like them then don't use them but they certainly have a use.
 
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Allin44

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I didn't have a screen protector, but if I have to pick a reason, that because I want to avoid scratch (before I see this thread).

However, it seems since iPhone 6, the glass are more scratch resist. I use my 6+ since day 1, and still no scratch without any screen protector. Of course I will try to avoid the risk (e.g. won't put it in the same pocket with my key), but apart from the obvious precaution. I didn't baby it too much, and just use it normally.

TBH, fingerprint is quite annoying, if a screen protector can avoid that effectively, I may get one for just this reason (after seeing this thread).
Keys cannot scratch an iPhone screen.
 

bubulol

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Mar 7, 2013
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Do i need to add back tempered glass on the rear of iPhone?
If i put my phone under case, does aluminium get scratch overtime when dirty/dust will inevitably making contact between case and rear of phone?
Thanks
 

DevinNj

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Do i need to add back tempered glass on the rear of iPhone?
If i put my phone under case, does aluminium get scratch overtime when dirty/dust will inevitably making contact between case and rear of phone?
Thanks
Back tempered glass is up to you, and yes the phone can definitely get scratches even in a case. Most case manufacturers even recommend removing the phone from the case periodically to clean it.
 

BigMcGuire

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Jan 10, 2012
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Micro scratches here. I try to take good care of my phone but after 2 years it'll have a lot of micro scratches that you really can't see unless you turn off the screen and look at it outside.

With a $7 Anker tempered glass screen protector, I can not care about scratches and use my phone a little more "freely" than I would otherwise.
 

MichealHeitz

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Apr 13, 2018
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Being a severe case of having butter fingers my phone is prone to drop alot....a case and a protector is the best way to save it...
 
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