XR, tempered glass... i hate it, help

hancuriang

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I finally get tempered glass despite not liking it bc the film ones have virtually disappeared from local market. I’ve used tempered glass since 5s so i had no clue its no longer commercially available.

I hate it, it takes longer to type bc it will miss some letters and i have to touch harder than before... and the screen has oil smears from wiping. The naked screen is fingerprint magnet but its so easy to wipe it clean...

Do you think a pricier tempered glass will help? Mine costs $10... It will be a joke if it still cracks in the first drop though, its the aspect i really hate from tempered glasses. Just a short drop will crack the tempered glass and i will have to buy a new one.... when normally the screen won’t crack in a single accidental drop...

should i order the film one to prevent from fine scratches? I wonder if one with oleophobic coating is available? Should i just take it off and enjoy it naked (use a sleeve to store it) ? The guy who applied my tempered glass said it looked pristine despite having it for two weeks...
 

willmtaylor

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I finally get tempered glass despite not liking it bc the film ones have virtually disappeared from local market. I’ve used tempered glass since 5s so i had no clue its no longer commercially available.

I hate it, it takes longer to type bc it will miss some letters and i have to touch harder than before... and the screen has oil smears from wiping. The naked screen is fingerprint magnet but its so easy to wipe it clean...

Do you think a pricier tempered glass will help? Mine costs $10... It will be a joke if it still cracks in the first drop though, its the aspect i really hate from tempered glasses. Just a short drop will crack the tempered glass and i will have to buy a new one.... when normally the screen won’t crack in a single accidental drop...

should i order the film one to prevent from fine scratches? I wonder if one with oleophobic coating is available? Should i just take it off and enjoy it naked (use a sleeve to store it) ? The guy who applied my tempered glass said it looked pristine despite having it for two weeks...
It’s supposed to break. It breaks so your phone doesn’t.

I hate film.

Just get something reliable with a lifetime replacement warranty like amFilm.
 

jjohnstonjr

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I have a Pure Gear tempered screen protector from T-Mobile and it fits perfectly. Doesn't hinder my typing at all and there is a lifetime warranty on the protector. If you have TMO I would strongly recommend going thru them.
 

hancuriang

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Ive tried looking at the more expensive tempered glass and looks like they still will break even though clarity and touch are improved. I guess i just dont want to spend usd50 just for it to break in two weeks. Ive looked at my previous phones with broken screen. I handled them badly and the screen actually looks good despite the cracks. No visible scratches, only visible under bright light... i actually think it gives the phone personality :p

Ill just go naked after i get my sleeve... im itching to take the glass off. I hate tempered glass as a broken screen prevention but it does protect from deep scratches...

It’s supposed to break. It breaks so your phone doesn’t.

I hate film.

Just get something reliable with a lifetime replacement warranty like amFilm.
Ok its supposed to break... but phone wont break in every situation whereas tempered glass breaks in every drop. I know bc i have dropped my phone with and without tempered glass. Once my glass broke from couch height like wtf... screen wont break from that height. If you drop it often i guess its worth it to invest in it but is there a proof where in a similar situation the phone breaks without tempered glass but doesnt with tempered glass?

All my broken phones break from the top right corner. All three. i doubt tempered glass can prevent a concussion to the corner strong enough to deform the chassis and thus break the screen. I didnt wear a case before... but i do now. I handled my three broken phones recklessly. They bumped into something in the car bc they kept slipping off the dashboard for example. And they only have like 1mm scratches and fine like fine hair. And one of them have scratches under the light. I doubt potential buyer think its big deal enough... chipped/dents on bumper is worse than natural scratches imo.. the broken screen however a big deal but somehow a case will prevent it. I guess i have no qualms with tempered glass for scratches, etc. but they really shouldnt market it to prevent broken screen... and then, it breaking might be more palatable. i have a feeling people only swear by them bc it gives the illusion of safety..

You are right about film though i just remember why i got a tempered glass in the first place... it does feel and look better than film ones...
 

willmtaylor

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Ive tried looking at the more expensive tempered glass and looks like they still will break even though clarity and touch are improved. I guess i just dont want to spend usd50 just for it to break in two weeks. Ive looked at my previous phones with broken screen. I handled them badly and the screen actually looks good despite the cracks. No visible scratches, only visible under bright light... i actually think it gives the phone personality :p

Ill just go naked after i get my sleeve... im itching to take the glass off. I hate tempered glass as a broken screen prevention but it does protect from deep scratches...


Ok its supposed to break... but phone wont break in every situation whereas tempered glass breaks in every drop. I know bc i have dropped my phone with and without tempered glass. Once my glass broke from couch height like wtf... screen wont break from that height. If you drop it often i guess its worth it to invest in it but is there a proof where in a similar situation the phone breaks without tempered glass but doesnt with tempered glass?

All my broken phones break from the top right corner. All three. i doubt tempered glass can prevent a concussion to the corner strong enough to deform the chassis and thus break the screen. I didnt wear a case before... but i do now. I handled my three broken phones recklessly. They bumped into something in the car bc they kept slipping off the dashboard for example. And they only have like 1mm scratches and fine like fine hair. And one of them have scratches under the light. I doubt potential buyer think its big deal enough... chipped/dents on bumper is worse than natural scratches imo.. the broken screen however a big deal but somehow a case will prevent it. I guess i have no qualms with tempered glass for scratches, etc. but they really shouldnt market it to prevent broken screen... and then, it breaking might be more palatable. i have a feeling people only swear by them bc it gives the illusion of safety..

You are right about film though i just remember why i got a tempered glass in the first place... it does feel and look better than film ones...
...so you’d rather MAYBE break your very expensive phone’s screen than most likely break a cheap protector? Wow.

Welp, different strokes for different folks I guess. :confused:
 
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