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Is a screen protector a good idea?

Anyone have a recommedation about screen protector vs. no screen protector?  I'm wondering if the scratch factor is something worth worrying about and also if a screen protector makes the screen less sensitive?

Is a screen protector a good idea?

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Jul 28, 2010 2:16:13 PM
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Edited by UNSC_REACH on Jul 28, 2010 at 2:17:12 PM

The screen protector will not make the screen less sensitive, the sensors for the screen do not rely on pressure - your finger just has to be close. (test it, get your figer as close as possible without pressing, it'll still work). Anyway, with my iPhone 4, the glass is pretty resistant to scratches - but the screen protector will definetly help. Overall: worth the investment, just get a good one like the ones Power Support makes.

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Jul 28, 2010 2:44:55 PM
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UNSC_REACH wrote:

Anyway, with my iPhone 4, the glass is pretty resistant to scratches - but the screen protector will definetly help. Overall: worth the investment, just get a good one like the ones Power Support makes.


I don't get it. Definitely help what? Helps the screen protector seller/manufacturer stay in business? If it's scratch resistant, why would you need screen protector?

 

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Jul 28, 2010 2:47:17 PM
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If you drop the phone, and the screen takes a hit (even with a case, nothing over the screen still poses a risk) then it will take the hit. One time I dropped my phone out of the car, it landed face first on the road. The road in my neighborhood had that asphalt thats good for gripping, but its got little parts sticking up higher then the rest. Anyway, my power support actually got a hole in it. I took the cover off, nothing underneath.


I highly doubt that the screen would resist that scratch.

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Jul 28, 2010 2:49:32 PM
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I will give the new glass some credit though, we dropped the new phone in WalMart - no case. It bounced off the cart handle, landed face first on the tile. Not a scratch, only a little mark on the metal band that hit the cart, but nothing noticable. But, I would still buy a case and a screen protector. My last power support lasted so long, I never removed it once after I got it. Lasted over a year.

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Jul 28, 2010 2:53:52 PM
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Ok, so the iPhone display isn't 100% scratch resistant.

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Jul 28, 2010 2:57:36 PM
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en protector is a great idea for heavy use or being in a pocket with multiple items.

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Jul 28, 2010 3:11:31 PM
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Just youtube iPhone 4 screen scratches, I'm sure you'll find what you need to see.

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Jul 28, 2010 3:17:22 PM
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Scratch resistant and scratch proof are 2 completely different terms. You are implying the word resistant as being the same as scratch proof which nothing is scratch proof.

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Jul 28, 2010 3:20:13 PM
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I have one one mine, I'd suggest it, but it's up to you. It doesn't make it any less gooder :smileywink:

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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Jul 28, 2010 3:45:36 PM
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I agree, screen protectors are a good idea. I just bought a Zagg online and Bestbuy is giving them away.

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Jul 28, 2010 3:50:32 PM
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ODCaloney wrote:
I agree, screen protectors are a good idea. I just bought a Zagg online and Bestbuy is giving them away.

Is Best Buy really giving them away? I love Zagg have one on my 3GS and its is like scratch proof!

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Jul 28, 2010 3:53:49 PM
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That's what I hear.

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If u get a protecter make sure u get a good brand. I got the 3 pack from att. they are casemate and are pretty bad. In my stint with the iphone the only one that i really thought was great was the power support one. I had it for my 3g. Its almost as if it isnt there in terms of feel and look. But the protection from it is great.

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Jul 28, 2010 3:57:38 PM
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I just got my Zagg yesterday from Best Buy. Paid for it!

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tkhan0223 wrote:

If u get a protecter make sure u get a good brand. I got the 3 pack from att. they are casemate and are pretty bad. In my stint with the iphone the only one that i really thought was great was the power support one. I had it for my 3g. Its almost as if it isnt there in terms of feel and look. But the protection from it is great.


Absolutely. We bought some at the Apple store that lasted pretty good. Don;t waste t=your money buying any online at some of these sites that have them cheap. I won't name any sites, just remember, you get what you pay for.

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