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Just removed my screen protector.... WOW.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ni Dieu Ni Maitre, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Ni Dieu Ni Maitre

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    I just removed the screen protector that the Verizon guy put on for me 6 months ago. What a difference it makes. The display is absolutely stunning. I'm flabbergasted as to how good this phone looks with the cover off.

    Do all screen protectors cause the display to look worse than it normally would? Or are there screen protectors out there that still let the display strut its stuff?
     

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    I put ghost armor on all my tablets and phones. Looks great, has a lifetime warranty, and doesn't distort the screen at all.
     
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    The screen protectors that are marketed through Verizon for DroidX leave a lot to be desired. They make the display of the X appear "grainy."
     
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    I think the ones sold at the Verizon stores are anti-glare. I think they make the displays slightly easier to see when outside in sunlight. I had one of those on my "X" for about 3-4 months. Then I bought and put on a Steinheil "Ultra Crystal" Clear. If I didn't know it was on my phone, I don't think I could tell the differnce between the phone having or not having a screen protector on it.
     
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    I have had a Verizon screen protector on my X for about 10 months and it has helped with the glare when out in the bright sunshine. (I live in New Mexico!!) I recently took it off and was amazed at the difference. The displays difference is stunning.
     
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    Just skip the screen protector.
     
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    I always run naked, like god intended
     
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    [Kramer]My boys are free and lovin' it![/Kramer]
     
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    I'm considering yanking mine.
     
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    the X uses gorilla glass...it is pretty tough stuff, but can still be scratched. i bought my DX used and it had 2 tiny scratches on the screen already....but been without a protector for the last 7 months and no other scratches on it.
     
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    I second that - I didn't quite appreciate how good the display was until I took off the Verizon store folks put on when I first bought it. I'm now using the one on my Otter Box alone and it looks great to me. I've looked at the displays on the DX2, Thunderbolt, Charge, and Revolution and my X here isn't as good as those, but it's quite good enough for me for me.

    Regardless, there's any number of "clear" screen protectors and you don't necessarily need a brand name one to keep your screen from being scratched up. No matter how careful you are, it's cheaper to replace a scratched/ damaged screen protector that a damaged DX! (And yes, I know from personal experience)
     
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    I think the reason people hate screen protectors is they get the Verizon one that is a matte finish and only covers part of the entire front screen.

    Ebay ones are much more durable and less than $1 a piece. I think once you see a quality one you'll realize Verizon just sells crappy ones that they make a KILLER profit on.
     
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    Did the same a few weeks ago. Screen looks a lot better without it.
     
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    After I removed my VZW screen condom, I hit my DX with Windex to get rid of the fingerprints and then gave it a loving coat of Maguire's California Gold. It's shine-y, Cap'n!
     
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    So much to say here, lets hear 'em. I'll start.


    You'll go blind! :eek:
     
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    I still have mine on there from when the VZW guy put it on when I bought it...

    Tempted to remove it and see what lurks behind. :D
     
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    I haven't had a screen protector on my phone yet. I've owned the x for a year now, and knock on wood, the screen is still flawless.
     
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    i have a clear face guard on my x and it looks just fine.

    although my buddy had a weird grainy cover on his iphone and had to change it cuz it brought a tint to the screen.

    yeah those are stupid.

    btw, i bought a cheap .99 cent protector. i lol at the fools who spent more than that AND I GOT A THREE PACK.

    i remember when the fool at the store tried to sell me the bundle of car charger, face guard, and phone protector for $45.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Well, as long as you don't knock your DX on wood............... ;-)
     
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    Got rid of the screen protector and the rubber phone protector. This phone looks and feels better naked. And, I've dropped it on the concrete and the corners are barely scratched. No scratches on the screen yet.
     
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    Yeah I had the same reaction when I took mine off, didn't even see the phone "naked" when I bought it was such a frenzy (launch day). Decided to put a new one on, my old one was so scratched, took it off and bam! "So that's what its supposed to look like!" it was so much like a new phone I've kept it off ever since, soon will be getting an otter box, well some time. Until then enjoying how crisp the screen is, before - grainy, blurry, dull but it was glare free!.....:rolleyes:
     
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    I suppose that would eliminate the benefits of removing the screen guard.
     
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    A second for Steinheil Ultra Crystal Clear - it fits perfectly and seems to disappear.
     
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    Yep, looks amazingly better without screen protector. Maybe I need one of the clear ones. The Verizon one was too cloudy.
     
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    I totally agree the VZW one is crap. The GF had been using those (she went thru a pile of DX's before going to the "fruit phone". I bought us a pair of ebay specials before we got our phones on launch day and Im still using mine. I couldnt tell you who made it but I can tell you it has served me well. There are a couple micro blems that dont amount to squat but I just might yank that sucker off just to see if im missing anything. my phone lives in a bodyglove case and it still looks out of the box.
     

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