Anyone getting by without a screen protector?


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  1. iploya

    iploya Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Anyone getting by with no screen protector? I know there are lots of threads about this having Gorilla glass.

    I have been using a Zagg shield just to be safe though. I know some people aren't thrilled with it but I found a guy at Best Buy who reallly took his time and did a flawless job, so it works well. But I am tempted to go with a naked screen so there is nothing there to obscure my display.

    I'm not asking for recommendations on other screen protectors (I read about some nearly invisible ones in other threads). I am mainly just wondering whether I really need anything, short of dropping the phone.
     

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  2. onepoint

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    I haven't had any issues with no protector so far. I never keep anything in my pocket with the phone, and I don't lay the phone face-down anywhere. I don't anticipate any problems.
     
  3. ageros

    ageros Active Member

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    Screen protectors are a good idea. I don't have one at the moment because I didn't like how the zagg felt on this phone(was fine on my iphone might be how it was installed). I need to look into an new one. I've had it without a protector for 2 weeks now though and its been fine so far.
     
  4. Tasmin

    Tasmin Well-Known Member

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    So far, so good for me. I take standard empty pocket precautions and use an old cloth sunglasses cover that's lightly padded when I need to put in in my purse (works like a charm and makes people giggle when I pull it out).
     
  5. Dennis_Bham

    Dennis_Bham Well-Known Member

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    I don't carry the phone in my pocket. I carry it in a belt case ... don't use a screen protector ...
     
  6. nmoline

    nmoline Well-Known Member

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    I hate screen protectors, they never look good, they get dirty easy, and I have to replace them too often. They are always a hassle. If you put your phone in our pocket facing your leg and don't put other items inside your pocket you are fine.
     
  7. chicknlil

    chicknlil Well-Known Member

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    I had mine sans screen protector for a good month before I finally put an anti-fingerprint protector on. And that's really the only reason I did - I got tired of constantly wiping fingerprints and/or finger oil off the screen.

    As an aside to the poster above me - screen protectors can look good if installed properly.
     
  8. Jofaba

    Jofaba Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to get a thin case (not a cover) but so far since launch I've been pure naked. I would like to get some protection for it for the undeniable moment sometime within the next two years when I drop it.
     
  9. BigCiX

    BigCiX Well-Known Member

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    I had my captivate care bare for about three weeks. In that time I had a few small scratched by putting it in my pocket.
     
  10. idilium

    idilium Well-Known Member

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    1 month with no Screen protector and always in my pocket some times with keys and coins and so far no one scratch, one day i got scare thinking i scratch it but i clean it and everything was fine
     
  11. callihan_44

    callihan_44 Well-Known Member

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    i just got this phone last night along with a zagg protector and I dont really care for the matte look so went to the at&t store for their version and prefer it though it will show finger prints...any kind of scratches on the phone screen would drive me nuts so not taking a chance
     
  12. Endoran

    Endoran Well-Known Member

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    No protector for me. I'm not worried at all about my screen. If I had a history of damaging my screen I would have one but I tend to be very protective of my phone. I'm not convinced that it has gorilla glass, but almost so...if I wasn't I totally would have a protector. I love the naked screen...not sure now if I could go back to a film.
     
  13. cope

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    Got my phone 3 days before official release have yet to use a screen protector. still looks brand new. I work in a cnc machine shop, where i work on all kinds of metal from titanium to aluminum to stainless steel, and metal particles will get everywere. one of the reasons i was worried bout whippin out there. A couple of swipes with a clean cloth and its brand new again. Very durable, yay gorilla glass!
     
  14. Gaucho

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    I've had the phone for about a month without a screen protector and haven't had any scratches. I'm also very careful though-never put other items in the same pocket or lay the phone face down.
     
  15. BigCat8

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    I've had the phone about a month and a half now and haven't had a screen protector on it at all. I've kept the screen facing my wallet in my left pocket, and haven't had any issues at all. I'm pretty confident in the durability of the screen. (That said, any time I have a fine, linear scuff, I panic for about half a second... then wipe it off, and wonder what I was worried about.)

    My brother, on the other hand, has a couple minuscule scratches from use on the beach (which I was also guilty of), but nothing actually on the touch screen area. He wasn't too upset about it, and it didn't shake my confidence at all.
     
  16. Gipson

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    i really love the naked feel of the glass! i have some realook skins sitting by me but i'm worried how it will feel afterwards. i wanna feel glass, not plastic/silicone!

    a bit OT, but does anyone have the youtube link of the korean guy putting the captivate to a stress test?
     
  17. LeRolls

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    Had a screen protector for about a week and just didn't like it too much so I peeled it off. No protector for almost a month and not a scratch yet.
     
  18. fireonhigh

    fireonhigh Well-Known Member

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    get the bodyglove silicone/plastic from att.,Not the snap on case from att,and if they have the screen protects? get them while you are there,only prob. i have with the att screen protector is there is a cut out for sensors,no big deal..or?? wait until you scratch it
     
  19. alphadog00

    alphadog00 Well-Known Member

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    I have had mine bare since launch day (Jul 18th?) - no case, no film. I am very happy. I know some people like the protectors that reduce fingerprints, but then you sacrifice clarity.

    My iPhone did without one for 2 years - and i sold it on eBay for the $200 I paid for it, My MotoQ never had one, and i eBay'd it too after 2 years. The last thing i had that had a protector was a PDA, but they had plastic screens that could get scratched from the included stylus.
     
  20. Terry S

    Terry S Well-Known Member

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    Mine has been bare since launch day. This is my first smartphone so not sure if that is the right thing to do or not but so far so good and crossing my fingers that it will stay that way. I do have a seperate pocket in my purse for it and I have the body glove case on it.
     
  21. 3gAndroid

    3gAndroid Well-Known Member

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    I'm very picky and used to always use a screen protector. That's no longer the case however. Todays displays are much higher quality, and far more durable. I dedicate my left pocket to my phone and no longer cover the screen. Especially now with touch screens since a protector ruins the tactile experience.
     
  22. 3gAndroid

    3gAndroid Well-Known Member

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    I'm also using a Body Glove, what I really like about it is the ridge around the case next to the display, is high enough to allow me to place it face down on my desk or other flat surface which protects the display.
     
  23. peterpp

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    I have to have protection no matter what. Better be safe than sorry.
     
  24. jrdoll28

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    I would get the ones from ATT that are 3 for $10. Surprisingly good quality and the guy installed it for me. If you're concerned with the screen quality, then never use a matte or anti-glare screen protector, and invisible shields or anything that requires a liquid to install usually have the "orange peel" effect and may reduce the quality a bit.
     
  25. mesasone

    mesasone Well-Known Member

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    I've had mine since launch... almost two months now, and no screen protection. It goes in my pockets with keys and change and everything else, and is doing just fine. I have a small scratch on the back of the phone, but that's it. I think screen protectors are over rated these days. I know the older iPods had serious scratching issues, but I haven't used one in the past 3 years or so and all my gear seems to be scratch free - on the screen anyway. Now if they could only make the rest of the body this scratch resistant!
     

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