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Old 08-12-2012, 20:36
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Anyone use them? I find them fiddly to put on and just wondering whether to bother or not.
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Old 08-12-2012, 20:38
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Anyone use them? I find them fiddly to put on and just wondering whether to bother or not.
depends on the phone and how careful you are. Gorilla glass is good but will still scratch .......

I keep telling myself I wont bother but I always do ......
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Old 08-12-2012, 20:44
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depends on the phone and how careful you are. Gorilla glass is good but will still scratch .......

I keep telling myself I wont bother but I always do ......
Not sure if I have gorilla glass - it's an Xperia U.

It's just hard to know what the best way to keep it is - in a case or with a rubber skin...
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Old 08-12-2012, 21:16
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It depends on how much you want to look after your phone. Some people aren't bothered by scratches and see it as general wear and tear. Others, (like me), want to keep their phone scratch free and even it has gorilla glass it will still scratch.

I always use Zagg InvisibleSHIELD screen protectors, they are probably the most expensive screen protectors on the market but come with a lifetime replacement warranty and are the only screen protector I seem to be able to apply without any bubbles or faults.
Unlike other plastic screen protectors the Zagg protectors are like a rubbery film which you then spray with the supplied applicator liquid, (which is basically filtered distilled water), you can then apply the protector to the phone and push all the liquid and bubbles out with the supplied rubber squeegee. If you make a mistake you can just peel it off, spray on some additional liquid and start again. Leave it to dry off and cure for a few hours and you'll hardly notice it's there. They have a slightly matt orange peel finish to them which helps keep down fingerprint marks and smears.

They are expensive but well worth paying extra for.
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Old 08-12-2012, 21:16
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Well there pointless IMO

ive never had a Screen shield on my iPhones and i never noticed a scratch.

Always put a shield on the back of the phone though.
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Old 08-12-2012, 21:26
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Well there pointless IMO

ive never had a Screen shield on my iPhones and i never noticed a scratch.

Always put a shield on the back of the phone though.
Do you keep your phone in your bag or pocket?
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Old 08-12-2012, 22:09
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I can never put them on without getting air bubbles no matter how careful I am so I don't bother now. But I haven't scratched a phone screen in years.
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Old 08-12-2012, 23:28
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I put one on my desire hd 2 years ago and can't even tell its there. First one I've had but if I sell it it'll make it more appealing I reckon.
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Old 09-12-2012, 00:44
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Never use one......If you are the sort that chucks their phone into pockets or bags with keys, coins etc I doubt you would be worried by a few scratches anyway......Under normal usage over 4 years using iPhone and Androids, I've never had a scratched screen.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:28
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Where do you carry your phone then?
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:18
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Where do you carry your phone then?
Pockets......Not the one with the change and keys in though....That would just be beyond stupid eh?
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:23
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But these modern large but thin phones won't fit in my pockets. Or would snap if I sat down. I suppose it works if you have large flabby thighs and buttocks?
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Old 09-12-2012, 13:00
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But these modern large but thin phones won't fit in my pockets. Or would snap if I sat down. I suppose it works if you have large flabby thighs and buttocks?
You'll be OK carrying it in your handbag if you are careful....
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Old 09-12-2012, 13:03
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Lol
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Old 30-12-2012, 20:33
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Do you keep your phone in your bag or pocket?
Pocket. Sorry about the delayed response.
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Old 30-12-2012, 20:41
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Pocket. Sorry about the delayed response.
You couldnt get the dam thing out of youre pocket
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Old 30-12-2012, 20:43
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I have this wet application skin protector by Skinomi on my Nexus 4 atm. I would feel gutted if I scratched my phone.
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Old 30-12-2012, 21:45
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I used to think they were naff and pointless until...........

I got my Iphone , and in the first hour ,I put the phone in the cradle whilst i was driving , hit a pot hole , the Iphone leapt out of the cradle onto the floor of my truck

I pulled over,I was gutted the screen was scratched,very badly,the rest of the day I was mighty peeved.

When I got home,my son peeled back the screen saver and it was the plastic protector that was scratched,I was mighty relieved

I would never have a decent phone now without a protector
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Old 31-12-2012, 18:20
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I had one on my Galaxy Note 2 but removed it as it makes the S-Pen feel strange on the screen, makes it almost grip more than it should.
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Old 31-12-2012, 18:35
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I can never put them on without getting air bubbles no matter how careful I am so I don't bother now. But I haven't scratched a phone screen in years.
Do you just buy the cheapest ones (under 7) as I found they are a nightmare to get on without bubbles etc.

When I've bought the more expensive ones they always go on without a problem.
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Old 31-12-2012, 18:44
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After inadvertently scratching an old windows mobile phone with a stylus, I would never ever not protect my screens now.

Plus the resale value I've got on perfect screens has been fantastic.
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