Is the screen Glass or Plastic?

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    The ONLY thing i like about the iphone is its glass screen, which means no need for a screen protector, and no scratches.

    Can we get a final answer as to what the screen is on the droid?
    Thanks
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    The screen is made of glorious.... Glass.
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    I love that it's glass as well. I put an invisible shield on mine, and although I know and respect that others swear by them, to me it was like driving around with garbage bags taped to my porsche to keep it from getting scratched. it looked and felt horrible compared to the bare screen.

    I'm hoping since it's glass it will hold up to scratches well, but I know glass isn't totally scratchproof.. I wonder at what point of force will it take to get a scratch (obviously falling to concrete would do it) but what about constantly rubbing up against my jeans for years? Does glass get those small swirl scratches like your clear coat on your car? I don't think it does, but I'm not sure.. eithyer way, as far as the screen goes, I'm staying bare :)
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    The screen is just so beautiful, there is no way I could reduce that clarity by putting on a screen protector. Here's to hoping the glass doesnt get all scratchy. So far, so good.
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    I have the invisible shield and I don't have a reason to take it off. If I did and I got a scratch id be upset.
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    i have insurance so need for protection..
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    Insurance doesn't cover scratches, or appearance defects. it covers the phone breaking or not working properly. A cracked screen, yes, I believe.. but a scratched screen? I don't believe so.
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    Hey guys, in terms of scratching the glass screen... I think you should look at my youtube video I made. It should help ease some worries.
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    Holy Jesus I nearly just had a heart attack watching you do that!!

    First off, you must be crazy, or have money for a new phone, what gave you the balls to try and scratch it??

    Secondly, you are AWESOME for doing it so the rest of us can see the results without having to

    Third. Holy crap! This glass is amazing! I feel 100 times better about it not getting scratched from accidentally hitting my keys now and then, thank you!
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    Ya, had a defective droid so I knew that one was going back to verizon/motorola anyway, so I thought hell.. why not try it out before I take it back, and that's what I did. Glad it helped.
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    Motorola recommends that no screen protector be used.:icon_ banana:
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    oops i lost my phone call in get a new one.. been there done that..
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    should stick in a glass jar with keys change pocket knife pocket lint and shake for like five mins. and see how it turns out..i remeber the storm1 some did that. whats wrong with the Droid?
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    lol that's nuts, I wouldve tried that but I got my new droid already and I think I'll pass :p
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    Damn, so I paid $3 for a screen protector for nothing??!! :D I don't see any clarity loss to be honest.. only thing that bugs me is the cheap ones that you get at the store..the 3 pack..man they pick up my finger oil so badly! I am constantly wiping the screen. Does the screen glass pick up oil off of fingers quickly?
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    I just had ghost armor installed at Best Buy for mine and there is no clarity loss at all. It looks fantastic. But had I known the glass screen was that scratch resistant I wouldn't have done it!
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    personally i don't use screen protectors. mainly because the glass is durable enough that it doesn't need one and also because i don't like having an added layer over the screen.

    although the rest of the phone is primarily metal it's more likely to see gouges and scratches than the screen. we'll see how well the bezel and case hold up to daily wear and tear.
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    That actually works? I highly doubt they would just say "Really? ok! we'll send your new $600 phone out immediately! if you lose this one as well in the next week, we'll send five more just to be extra sure you have enough!"
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    If you are paying for the insurance, yes they will. You can make two claims per year, and must pay a $90.00 deductible. However the insurance must be added in the first 30 days of having the phone. I lost my iphone twice and this is a huge advantage that a lot of people don't mention. There is no way to insure your iPhone through apple. Verizon will help you get insurance on the phone through ascurion. Its 6.99 or 7.99 for the tec which is total equipment coverage. That extends the manufactures warranty another year and insures the phone.
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    Wow, thanks for the detailed info. I can't believe poeple aren't absuing this and making 500 bucks off each phone.

    Then again there is the ESN issue.
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