To Protect or Not Protect - Glass ScreenTips


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  1. Timbits93

    Timbits93 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well having just got a X10. It has a pre-installed screen protector.

    HOWEVER

    Somehow i managed to scratch the screen protector [UGH] and now i want to remove it however i'm having much difficulty removing it.

    Now i'm thinking if i should get a replacement screen protector as the Rogers version doesn't come with a spare one or just go without it.

    Anyone without the screen protector wanna add input about the durability of the mineral glass screen?

    I know that the screen on the iPod Touch 2G is very durable since i own one without having a protector on but i want to know if the X10s screen is just as durable.

    Thanks in advance,
    Tim
     

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  2. Joefloater

    Joefloater Active Member

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    I was brave and went bareback, now I have a nice deep scratch, don't even know how I did it. I listened to peeps on other forums saying that it wouldn't scratch, now I am paying the price. Just waiting for the price of a digitizer to come down so I can replace it.
     
  3. Timbits93

    Timbits93 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Mind if you post a pic [if you can]?

    But man... that sucks!
     
  4. powerkiter

    powerkiter Well-Known Member

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    Just get that protection dude, honest if you ever keep change or keys in your pocket then not only get a screen protector but also get some sort of case for it too.

    I still don't believe the screen comes fitted with a protector!
     
  5. jeff84

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    I have a invisible shield. Installed it myself. Not one bubble or imperfection. Can't even tell its there. Definitely worth the 20 dollars
     
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    Gurba Well-Known Member

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    Both mine and my sister's came with screenprotectors. Mine is really scratched even though I always keep it alone in my pockets, never keys, coins etc. Maybe because I leave it face down on the nightstand cause the chargelight lights up the bedroom. But it's better than scratching the screen. :)
     
  8. Timbits93

    Timbits93 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm just getting annoyed by the first scratch on the screen protector as its visible when using the phone...

    Now i'm thinking if i should return it and wait for Rogers to release some more phones in September and decide then if i should get the X10 back or a different phone.
     
  9. ECBomb

    ECBomb Well-Known Member

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    I think you should get a protector, get a matte one!

    When I was getting my screen protector, the person helping me with it said that the stock screen protector is made of really crappy material, and that if you don't take it off, then it would leave marks later when you choose to get it off. Kinda scary, but the matte one looks nice!
     
  10. rosered

    rosered VIP Member VIP Member

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    Where did you find a matte one? Had a look fairly recently and couldn't find one in UK online. I have a Martin Fields one that I am constantly polishing to get rid of the finger prints.
     
  11. ECBomb

    ECBomb Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm not sure about online, because I got mine at a mall. Are there any places over there that sell screen protectors? Because doing it yourself is a hassle too, might as well get the person selling you one to put it on for you as well.
     
  12. Timbits93

    Timbits93 Member This Topic's Starter

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    There are so many asian stores here, it would just be a breeze to get a screen protector haha.

    Still thinking if i should jump ship from Android to iOS [cuz Rogers doesn't offer any good Android devices yet]
     
  13. manxape

    manxape Active Member

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    Having cracked my screen (in the black bit by the light sensor) I can recommend getting a screen protector and keeping it on! Ps I also recommend not walking home tipsy and dropping your phone. The even protector saved the screen from some serious damage!
     
  14. ECBomb

    ECBomb Well-Known Member

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    Don't do it man! iPhone 4 is alright I guess, but I have an iPod Touch and it'd just be too repetitive. I'd be bored of the OS sooo quickly.

    And I just realized that you're also from Vancouver haha nice~
     
  15. Timbits93

    Timbits93 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah i have an iPod Touch too, thats why i wasn't really thinking of the iPhone 4 anyways.

    I'll probably end up keeping the X10, gonna miss having multi-touch [such as for games but hey, ipod touch haha]

    Still need to find a screen protector though haha
     
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    Timbits93 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Anyone wanna shed some light on an easy method to take the screen protector off?
     
  17. Gurba

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    Start in a corner and peel it off I guess. :)
     
  18. ECBomb

    ECBomb Well-Known Member

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    Haha, you're exactly like me. I have the X10 and a 2nd gen iPod Touch. I just carry both of them around, could care less for the bulk. And you're right, I don't need multitouch cuz I got my X10 for calls, text, GPS, bluetooth, etc. and iTouch for gaming and music.

    And you really need to get a matte screen protector. Depending on where you live in Vancouver, I'm sure you can find one at Crystal Mall or Lansdowne Mall for less than $10. I believe Crystal Mall has it for $7 (at least when I did it back in April) and the lady even puts it on for you, just make sure you ask her to peel the stock one off for you before she applies the new one on. So no need to peel it off yourself ;)
     

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