Do we need a screen protector?Accessories


Last Updated: 2010-10-13 04:16:36
  1. summerfish

    summerfish Well-Known Member

    I'm sure the screen is glass, but is it as hard as the DROID? I went to Verizon to get a case (they didn't have the one I wanted), but the guy was pushing for screen protectors (I know it's also a sales thing, I used to work for Verizon.) But are we ok without a screen protector? I guess the Vibrant's screen is Gorilla Glass also. But is the Fascinate?

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  2. FragDroidX

    FragDroidX Well-Known Member

    All Samsung Galaxy S class phones have Gorilla Glass. While it is very scratch resistant it is NOT scratch proof. Anything harder than the glass will scratch it (such as grains of sand). The Fascinate has a really nice screen. Do you really want to take the chance of scratching it up? If it were me it would have a screen protector as soon as it left to box.
  3. 09lexus

    09lexus Well-Known Member

    +1
    even tho they talk gorilla glass up how many phones suposodly have it and they get all scratched up and plus its your only screen for that phone so i would protect it bt its just me
  4. Jedii

    Jedii Well-Known Member

    I personally would not recommend a screen protector. Been using the Fascinate for over a week and there isn't a single mark on the screen (that includes having a 2 year old son who decides he wants to throw my phone). The only reason I would get a screen protector is to have the anti glare look and the smooth feel the anti glare screens have.
  5. eleazar

    eleazar Well-Known Member

    I haven't used a screen protector on my smartphones for at least 2 years. As soon as I realized how annoying they are on a capacitive screens, I gave them the boot. The stickyness completely ruins swype/gaming/ in my opinion.

    I used my Incredible for 4 months w/o a protector and it's scratch free. I used my iPhone 3GS for a year before that and it was scratch free when I sold it.

    Bottom line... be careful with your devices and you won't have an issue. And no matter what you do, DO NOT PUT YOUR PHONE FACE DOWN ON ANYTHING! I have to remind my wife of that almost daily.

    Just my two cents.
  6. nunyazz

    nunyazz Well-Known Member

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  7. xliderider

    xliderider Well-Known Member

    My Droid 1's Gorrilla glass screen is perfect to this day, and it's always been nekkid. My Fascinate's screen will be bare as well. :cool:

    But those Verizon reps sure do push their screen protectors. ;)
  8. xliderider

    xliderider Well-Known Member


    It's Korean, not Japanese... ;)
  9. nunyazz

    nunyazz Well-Known Member

  10. wonsae

    wonsae Active Member

    Screen protectors are always a plus, it adds another layer to screen just incase your phone manages to hit something that's harder than glass then your screen protector (depending on the quality of it) will protect it.
  11. SirKronan

    SirKronan Well-Known Member

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    My friend has one of these on his Captivate. He's tried about five different brands of screen protectors, and these are his favorite by FAR. They don't have one for the Fascinate yet, but I'm sure they will soon. He says that they feel like glass. Super smooth and very strong.

    He advises to get the ultra-crystal, not the fingerprint resistant, as there are reports that the anti-fingerprint anti-glare ones actually affect image output.
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  12. substring

    substring Well-Known Member

    I bought the screen protector not because I am afraid of scratches. I worry about dropping food and drink on it.... things like drops of red wine or food sauce. If you have a screen protector, you can simply wipe it off or just replace the protector. :)
  13. oPEEPINGTOMo

    oPEEPINGTOMo Well-Known Member

    Do you have any idea how long it took for the to put the captivate screen protectors out after the phone was released. I really want to get one of these for this Fascinate . I'm not really scared of scratches I am like the other guy thinking about all the other things like spills, etc. That being said too, if you ever go to the beach or on vacation its probably guaranteed that the screen is getting scratched, because you cannot avoid sand there.
  14. SirKronan

    SirKronan Well-Known Member

    I hope they get it out sooner or later. I bet if a bunch of us start emailing them requesting it, they might work a little harder/faster since now they know there's real demand, and customers know about them. I want one of these really bad.

    I'm tired of the ones you buy in the store. They all add a certain amount of "rubberyness" to the screen. My friend, who is even pickier than I am, says these feel and look just like the glass. And for $14 you get two. That's not bad considering the competition. It's still a lifetime warranty, as well.
  15. Avalanch3

    Avalanch3 Well-Known Member

    I just added the invisible shield screen protector and I already regret it. The material is so thick and unsmooth. It is so hard to do swype now or scroll on the screen, not to mention it added lines to my screen... Hopefully I can my money back because thats ridiculous..
  16. burningembers

    burningembers Well-Known Member

    Based on things I've read and videos I've seen on Gorilla Glass - I get this impression that it surpasses normal glass for durability.

    However, I noticed someone mention that things like sand will still scratch it. Which puts its surface still on-par with glass. Is this an accurate assessment?

    I'm afraid to try, but I am curious if normal sand will still scratch it, given its improved strength (or is it just improved durability?)
  17. saps

    saps Well-Known Member

    On Launch Day I "keyed" the demo model on display for a good 10-15 seconds. Im not talking grazing Im talking sawing. Nothing. Im not getting a screen protector I believe in the gorilla glass
  18. burningembers

    burningembers Well-Known Member

    Keys aren't as strong as sand, though. Keys won't scratch normal glass either (or they shouldn't).

    Sand however, since it is similar in strength to glass, will scratch glass (much like a Diamond generally needs to be cut with a Diamond).

    I guess I could take a handful of sand to a Verizon store and try it, but that seems kind of mean...
  19. saps

    saps Well-Known Member

    :pLOL yeah. All I had was a key, I was fresh outta sand and that would be a tough explanation.
  20. burningembers

    burningembers Well-Known Member

    Haha. I'm going to the beach this weekend, I'm honestly pretty tempted to get a small cup of sand or something to take back with me...must...resist...
  21. substring

    substring Well-Known Member

  22. gingergirl

    gingergirl Well-Known Member

    okay "saps".... this is my very first attempt at the fancy stuff... lol... so... I did what you told me. Looks strange... hmmm...we'll see if it comes out okay in translation. but.... I live on Cape Cod... LOTs and LOTs and then a WHOLE LOTTA more LOT of SAND.. lol.... I can send you some if you want to test out the effect of sand on your phone.. haha. gotta tell ya though... sadly... I'm ready to return it... boo hoo
  23. SirKronan

    SirKronan Well-Known Member

    Return the sand or the phone ?
  24. saps

    saps Well-Known Member

    Well ultimately that is your call [no pun intended]. I'm pleased with mine but there is no universal best device. By all means if you don't like return it. I might advise using the full 30 day trial but if you are already certain its not for you, make the move.

    Cape Cod huh.... go Sox!;)
  25. Agapens

    Agapens Active Member

    The guy at the verizon store sold me an anti-glare screen protector and I HATE it. It complete ruins that beautiful screen that sold me on the fascinate in the first place. Whites look like millions of colored speckles. In fact, everything looks speckled. He said that they wouldn't have any screen protectors without anti-glare for awhile. I'm considering going naked...

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