I have a MAXX on preorder with wirefly. While I wait I am debating whether or not to use a screen protector on this phone. On all my previous smart phones I have had one, but never having dropped one or damaged a screen I am debating it usefulness. It dims the screen is hard to remove when you are done with the phone and considering resale.
I am looking for the communities view. What are your views on this item? The pros, cons please help me a little with your insight.
Device(s): Moto Droid Maxx (2013-), Moto Droid 3 (2011-2013), HTC Droid Eris (2009-2011)
Also, an iPad 3rd gen.
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I always put one on. With my last phone, I had one on for at least a year, and the it started peeling and I pulled it off (it was a zagg.) I decided to just use the phone without and within a week I had a few small scratches on the display.
For now I have one of the vzw protectors on, until zagg starts selling them for the Maxx.
My last phone (Gnex) was the only phone I ever put in a case, with a built-in screen protector (Otterbox Defender). I did that for about 7 months. After my 2nd Otterbox literally fell apart at the seams, I chucked the case and went naked.
A year and two months later, the Gnex has some light scuffs around the edges, but the phone is basically in pristine shape, and the screen is as smooth as... glass! And this is riding around in jeans pockets (I tried to keep it separated from my keys), coat pockets, center console & cup holders, laying around the house for the kids to drool on, and -- for part of my work day -- in a lovely felt-lined Sedio spring clip holster.
So, yeah, I'm done with cases and screen protectors. I'd maybe reconsider if I dropped my phone much, but I'm fairly respectful of it, and really just enjoy it more in an unencumbered state.
Well I hit the only two I know of, but it was a question that has been bugging me. I am leaning towards no screen protector this time around and wanted to see what other people's experience and thoughts were on this course.
Never have used a screen protector for any phone I've used. Droid 2, 3, 4, and now the Maxx. Dropped them plenty of times and scuffed back/sides of all of them, but never a problem with any of the screens. Isn't gorilla glass supposed to be, in theory, scratch proof? Seems overkill to put another covering on top of that.
I have never used a screen protector or case. I only use the Seidio Spring clip Holster. My Inc, my GNex when I sold it and my Maxx are day one flawless. The screens I mean. Of course the shell has some dings and scuffs but the screens are great.
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