do I need a screen protector

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  1. DevilDogMP

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    Do I need to get a screen protector for the droid bionic even though it has gorilla glass?

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC
     
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    I had a screen protector on my Droid 3 for the first few months that I had the phone. The protector got knicks and scratches all over it and looked bad. I removed it, and after 6 months without it, i didn't have any noticable scratches at all. I recently switched to a Bionic that I purchased use, which seems to have pretty much the same screen quality as the D3 and I haven't bothered with a protector. It's showing no signs of wear on the screen at all so far (~3 weeks). So I don't recommend wasting your money, but if you are rough, or keep the phone in the same pocket as your keys, then it might be worth it.
     
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    Depends what you plan to do to it. I have never used screen protectors and my OG Droid without gorilla glass never scratched in two years. My Bionic has never scratched yet either. Honestly unless you keep it in a pocket full of really sharp and hard stuff or drag it across the pavement regularly I don't see the need for protectors.
     
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    Better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it. IMHO

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    I've been without a screen protector on my Bionic for about 4 months now and the screen is still like brand new.

    I baby my phone though, so YMMV
     
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    If you get a spec of grime on your finger or in your pocket, a little sand... anything like that.. you can scratch up your screen pretty good. But everyone's luck is different ..

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    i carry my phones naked - no case ( except for when i go on a trip i have a belt holster for it ) - no screen protector no scratches . but that is just my opinion . take it with a grain of salt
     
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    I didn't have any scratches on mine(had it since release day) until I went camping and got some sand on it and I swiped to unlock, now I have a scratch there. Barely noticeable but it's there.
     
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    yep sand and glass dont mix:)
     
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    Neither do trucks in 4 feet of muddy water that won't start. :)
     
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    been there done that .. poor droidX RIP
     
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    Muddy water that won't start?
     
  13. DevilDogMP

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    I just bought 1, and put it on my phone it's better to be safe than sorry! Thanks for the help though.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC
     
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    Ive had my bionic for 2 months without a screen protector and it is fine. No scratches or anything and i even use my bionics flashlight a lot to work on cars.

    You do not need one imho
     
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    Good call

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC
     
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