- 04-24-2012, 07:21 PM #6MAN LAW #17: A man in the company of a HOT, seductively dressed, woman must remain sober enough to fight!
- 04-24-2012, 11:24 PM #8
Scratched the screen on my first 900 within a couple of days. The replacement has been under a screen protector since it came out of the box!!Make with the WP purchase already one time why dontcha for pete's sake. Honestly.....
- 04-24-2012, 11:51 PM #9MAN LAW #17: A man in the company of a HOT, seductively dressed, woman must remain sober enough to fight!
04-25-2012, 01:34 PM #11
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I dropped my Samsung Focus on gravel. It landed face first and it still shattered the Gorilla glass.
My co-worker dropped his iPhone 4. It had a gel case, but no screen protector. It landed square on it's back and it still shattered the Gorilla glass.
In fact, I'm more inclined to put a screen protector on the 900 and not bother w/ a gel case because I'm interested in protecting the Gorilla glass display instead of the polycarbonate backside.
- 04-25-2012, 02:03 PM #13MAN LAW #17: A man in the company of a HOT, seductively dressed, woman must remain sober enough to fight!
- 04-25-2012, 02:13 PM #14
This will be my third device with Gorilla glass and it holds up to neglect pretty good. The screen on the Lumia 900 feels silky smooth and I don't want a screen protector taking away from that feeling. I can't stand screen protectors and will not be using one on my Lumia 900.Cyan Nokia Lumia 900
04-25-2012, 02:33 PM #15
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It really depends on how you use your phone. When I am not using mine, it is in a pocket all by itself. So I haven't used a screen protector on my past 2-3 phones. and only ever got minor scratches, even with the occasional drop. I haven't found a screen protector that I like as much or better than bare glass, so that is probably part of it too. Also, maybe I don't produce much oil on my skin, but I don't find the smudges and fingerprints to be an issue. If anything, they are less than what I dealt with on my HTC Trophy.
- 04-25-2012, 03:08 PM #16
I hated the smudges on the screen without a Screen Protector. Now I have one installed, it's shinny and I just bought some Matte Screen protectors from eBay. I know it'll downgrade the screen a little, but i'll rather have that than smudges.
*Smudges = Fingerprints on screen.
04-27-2012, 11:18 AM #17
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My co-worker is hoping he'll just be able to replace the glass and not the entire digitizer on his iPhone 4. His looks as though an 18-wheeler ran over it, and he dropped his from shoulder height (it was resting on a shelf).
I have a screen protector on my Motorola Xoom tablet. I dropped a multi-tool on it and it just chipped the screen protector. I can only imagine what it would have done to the Gorilla glass if the screen protector was not there. If a $10 screen protector can mitigate the risk of cracking or shattering the Gorilla glass on your device, then it's a no-brainer to me.
- 04-27-2012, 01:41 PM #18
2nd failed attempt at applying the Skinomi! For now I'm going skin-less and transporting the phone in a holster. I don't plan to put it in my pocket with keys and other things that could scratch the screen. I love the feel of the screen and I feel in the end the screen skin will dull the experience.
- 04-27-2012, 04:27 PM #19
And its only $10 shipped on amazon, just wondering if this was too good to be true?
- 04-27-2012, 05:05 PM #20
Gorilla Glass is almost impossible to scratch. Its not impossible to crack though, no glass is, but it's very very tough. No screen protector us designed to prevent glass from cracking or shattering. It *might* offer a tiny bit of extra protection from that, but if you're dropping the phone hard enough to shatter Gorilla Glass, odds are something's getting broken.
Personally I hate screen protectors. Here I've got this beautiful superAMOLED+ clear black screen protected by gorilla glass. Do I really want to look at it through a foggy piece of saran wrap with bubbles under it like a cheap tint job? **** no. I don't care if you buy the best screen protector on the market and have it installed by a surgeon in a vacuum, its still going too look like butthole compared to naked screen and it will never feel as nice beneath the finger tips.
I'm very careful with my phone and I have insurance, that's all I need. Not adding a 2lb 5" thick otterbox either. No thanks.
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- 04-27-2012, 06:03 PM #21
I don't know what it is but some people it looks like they play hockey with their phone or something.