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Default Gorilla Glass screen so is a protector necessary?

Just wanted to get some thoughts / experience from you guys on this please.
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Gorilla Glass is tough, but it's not the indestructible thing a lot of people think it is. I still have the factory protector in place.
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Was asking as I'm generally pretty careful with my devices and was thinking it should be durable enough for my jean pocket.
 
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Durable, yes, scratch proof, no. Even people that are gentle get scratches once in a while. If one grain of sand gets in your pocket with the phone you could end up with scratches. Do yourself a favor and get a good quality protector that you will never notice once its on. I use Steinheil protectors.

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Durable, yes, scratch proof, no. Even people that are gentle get scratches once in a while. If one grain of sand gets in your pocket with the phone you could end up with scratches. Do yourself a favor and get a good quality protector that you will never notice once its on. I use Steinheil protectors.

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Thanks for the advice crzycrkr - you make a fair point, I'll take a look at the Steinheil.

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my only problem is with protectors I can't make the same slick swipe movements, that I used to make on the glass surface... the film just sticks to my fingers, and sliding on it is just not so fluent...
 
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my only problem is with protectors I can't make the same slick swipe movements, that I used to make on the glass surface... the film just sticks to my fingers, and sliding on it is just not so fluent...
You have not tried any good protectors then. Stick with dry application ones. The wet applications are more rubber like. The Steinheil is called the Ultra Optics I think. Have one on my Transformer and you can't even tell its there and can slide across it just like the glass. I used Boxwave in the past, but they scratched too easily. There are a lot of good protectors out there, just do some reading and stay away from Zagg Invisible Shields no matter what you do.

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I use a cloth pouch for my phone and haven't got any scratches since I got it (launch)

Like crzycrkr said, sand and minerals/stones in general are kryptonite for Gorilla Glass, whereas coins/keys/metal are no problem.

So, in my opinion, if you keep the phone in a pouch, you shouldn't face any serious problems.
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Unless some sand finds it's way into the pouch, then you're utterly boned.
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Just wanted to get some thoughts / experience from you guys on this please.
Hey dude. Do use a screen protector, my Nokia X6 has Gorilla glass too. but it has some scratches at the screen even when I put it inside a leather case.

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