Is a scratch protector really needed?

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  1. joshxdroid

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    Yep, that is why my screen had never and will never be unprotected. I learned my lesson with my last phone granted it was not gorilla glass, but still, lesson learned
     
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    I think that the quality of gorilla glass has changed. Like so many other things, it started out awesome.. and then after it becomes the norm... they pull back or skimp on something in the manufacturing process... this is a theory. I'm not scratching any of my phones to prove it :)
     
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    It has nothing to do with quality lessening, that type of grit will always be able to scratch glass.
     
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    I agree. It's great screen. I just don't think anyone can make a screen harder than sand. Unless you want to pay for a diamond screen
     
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    Has anyone measured the reduction in touch sensitivity/accuracy after applying a screen protector? Especially if a bubble gets between the screen and the protector?
    Many screens are textured to reduce reflection. Would a screen protector defeat this feature?
    Screen protectors get scratched more easily than Gorilla Glass. Would you be happy using a device showing scratches on the screen protector, or would you change the screen protector every time you get a minor scratch (which would not have scratched Gorilla Glass) on the screen protector?

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    I could sprinkle some sand on my screen: it won't get scratched. It is the pressure on the sand onto the screen that creates scratches. That pressure is what one needs to be careful about.

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    i don't think i implied that any sand touching the screen would scratch it. I was just starting that because sand is harder than gorrilla glass that's why it can scratch it. Very few other substances could. I'm sure if you had diamonds in your pocket, that would do it too
     
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    I order cheap protectors on Ebay for like 50 cents. I don't change them with every tiny scratch, but whenever i get either several tiny scratches, or one or two bigger ones, i change it. Maybe once a month or so. I always get the clear ones because the matte finish becomes dull and scratches much easier. I have to change those after a week.
     
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    I've never had to change my screen protector because of scratching. They're actually somewhat malleable and the ones I get have unlimited replacements. I've only had to change them when an edge or corner starts to peel.
     
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    I've found the malleable ones to be not as clear. Have you found this to be the case?
     
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    Military shields are clear.. not at first.. but a day after you install them, if you do it right, you can't tell its there.
     
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