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By skateman274, Senior Member on 26th February 2012, 03:28 PM
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I messed mine up and haven't got a new one because I didn't think it was a big deal. I have a trident Cyclops case. Would you guys recommend me getting a screen protector

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26th February 2012, 04:35 PM |#2  
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Yes, they do help.

Though the 'Gorilla Glass' screen on our phone is resistant to chips and scratches, that doesn't mean degradation doesn't occur over time. The purpose of scratch-resistant screens like ours is that the effects are minimized, but it still does occur through small impacts, keys in a pocket, grit on fingers, and so on. Adding a screen protector offers a significant extra level of protection.

Have a look at this thread before you install your next screen shield.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1015394
27th February 2012, 04:59 AM |#3  
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yes...

im not sure what more you wanted. i personally dont use one but i only use the phoen for my 2yr contract anyways and then it just gets pawned to a friend lol
27th February 2012, 05:21 PM |#4  
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It definitely helps. Even if you do keep it for two years (like most people). If it looks like crap no is going to want it or your going to get less for it. Plus they are what $2 including shipping? Definitely worth the money.
27th February 2012, 11:01 PM |#5  
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I bought a zagg shield when I got my Inspire, it served its purpose (rather it needed to or not with the gorilla glass). But it eventually collected so much dirt+dust I decided to take it off. I never seen such a beautiful display before on my phone! It was clearer, and the colors were more vibrant. Plus the screen is a lot more "smooth" and a tad bit more responsive without the protector on. Perhaps other brands are better, but I've been screen protector free for about 3 months now without any issues! (Knocks on wood!)
28th February 2012, 09:24 AM |#6  
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I bought a 2 pack from ATT corporate store that is grease resistant. Helps tons at keeping face oils off screen, or at least 90% less than without. That's the only reason I use them. Being from ATT, the 2pack was a little pricy, but since I'm still on the first one from November 2011, $12 was doable.

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28th February 2012, 04:17 PM |#7  
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Definitely agree with the screen protector. I have an anti-glare, smudge resistant protector I found on Amazon for like $4 for 5. While it does hinder the vibrancy of colors on the device, the colors still look nice.

Little OT, does anyone's power button begin to recede into the housing?
29th February 2012, 09:22 PM |#8  
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Just put them on.
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29th February 2012, 10:00 PM |#9  
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^ lulz

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Quote:
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^ lulz

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Like the electrical tape?

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29th February 2012, 11:59 PM |#11  
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Quote:
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Like the electrical tape?

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I thought it was a bandage

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