S2 Screen Protector?Tips

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  1. wtek

    wtek Member

    I just got my S2 yesterday, I haven't activated it but wanted to make sure that I was going to commit to the switch from the Triumph and i definitely am! I was wondering if a screen protector was needed? And if so what is recommended? I saw a different post that said it had Gorilla Glass so is it still good to put on a screen protector?

  2. Devon is Cool

    Devon is Cool Well-Known Member

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  3. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby Guides Guide

    Yes Gorilla glass can break. Trust me on that one. I recommend either Ghost Armor or Zagg screen protectors. They both use a wet apply process that gives a bubble/wrinkle free surface when it's done right. The Ghost armor people usually have a kiosk or cart in local malls and out it on for you. I had my Zagg screen protector put on by the good folks at Radio Shack. Both look great.
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  4. wtek

    wtek Member

    Thanks for the feedback guys. I eventually ordered the zagg protector last night as I used them on a couple of other devices. I also ended up getting a silicone case from amazon (from a different thread) because I wanted to keep the phone as slim as light as possible and I'm ok with those cases as I use one on the triumph currently.
  5. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

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  7. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Actually you could have gotten 2 for $2.30 with the discount code and free shipping. :p
    Actually you still could, can't beat the price and nothing wrong with having spares, I used to use Zagg when I had BB until I switched to Android 3 years ago, imho these are better than the Zagg which has a lot more orange peel texture, plus they're very "grippy" as you slide your fingers across the screen.
  8. TheBritton

    TheBritton Resident Galaxy Cat

    I like the privacy screen protector from Empire Accessories. Fingers glide right over the matte finish.
  9. neo_lithic3k

    neo_lithic3k Active Member

    I used to always get a screen protector for my cell phones but for the S2, I opted not to because of how resistant Gorilla Glass is on the S2. I took a key and tried to scratch a corner of the screen really hard but could not make a scratch. I've had my phone for many months without a screen protector and it still looks pristine.

    If you drop your phone or somehow crack your screen, a screen protector won't help with that. So, you can definitely do without one.
  10. TheBritton

    TheBritton Resident Galaxy Cat

    I like the "privacy" aspect of my protector. That's the only reason ;)
  11. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Sand and other fine particles will destroy gorilla glass. I always use a screen protector.
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    TheBritton Resident Galaxy Cat


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  13. rockstarr90

    rockstarr90 Member

    I jus got an otter box cause the phone is way to nice to mess up
  14. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Keys are made from brass, not much of a test, try taking a piece of sandpaper to it if you're that confident, all it takes is a single grain of sand to ruin your day. I also find that the wet application type increases the resilience of the glass and helps prevent cracks when dropped. :p
  15. neo_lithic3k

    neo_lithic3k Active Member

    If you really want to scratch the phone, I'm sure there is a way. Heck, even with a screen protector, dents can still penetrate the screen. My point is that for all intents and purposes, if you're not careless with the phone, it's resilient enough the way it is without a screen protector. Heck, after 2 years, it'll probably be old that I won't want this phone anyway.

    I generally try not put my phone in any place where there would be sandpaper-like texture applied in a constant friction to the screen. When it's in my pocket, I try not to keep it with my keys or anything metal. When I put it on a table-like surface, I'm not putting it on a bed of nails. I also don't have any sand in my pockets. For ladies, if they do throw their phone in a purse with other stuff... then perhaps a screen protector is a good investment.

    I decided not to get a screen protector this time because I tend to believe that it distorts the clarity and sharpness of the display. I may be wrong but I also feel that it affects the sensitivity of the touchscreen.
  16. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Well I live 4 blocks from the beach and it's amazing how I'll find specks of sand in my pockets even though I wasn't at the beach, I was being facetious about the sandpaper, point being it only takes a single grain to ruin your day. :rolleyes:

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