Question Did you remove your preinstalled screen protector?

Did you remove your preinstalled screen protector?


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jmikepr

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Aug 15, 2019
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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Really curious. It's next to impossible to get a replacement here in the states. Does it bother you, or have you left it on? Please respond with your logic as well as answering the poll.
 

Jhonxs

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Apr 15, 2013
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It depends how you use your phone.
If you "baby" it you should be more than fine.
On my mi9 i have removed for the past year or more. I only have one or two very fine scratches and those are from some drops :)
So yeah, on general use and being a bit careful ( using a case that would prevent the screen to make contact to the surface) you should be perfectly fine.
I personally have the one that came with the phone still on and will remove it when it gets worn out.
 

jmikepr

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Aug 15, 2019
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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Mi 11 series all have similar screen. Considering early release of mi 11, it shouldn't be a big issue. I received a glass protector in 10 days from China.
Thanks for this tip. I did a quick look up on GSM arena. Screens seem to be identical size and shape. I went ahead and ordered two packs of protectors from Amazon. They'll be here Sunday.


My original protector got caught on the edge of a dog cage in the most unfortunate scenario ever. My phone was okay but the screen protector had a huge gash in it.

I've gone with no protector for about a week. I've collected one tiny scratch that can only be seen with the screen off and the light hitting it just the right way. I've babied this thing so I'm not sure how it happened. Either way Gorilla glass victus hasn't impressed me all that much.
 

avetny

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oleophobic coating on this screen protector is iiiiinsane ! I surprised that no one said that yet. But I hate sharp edges on it.... Gestures and that no good together
 
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speedtripler

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Thanks for this tip. I did a quick look up on GSM arena. Screens seem to be identical size and shape. I went ahead and ordered two packs of protectors from Amazon. They'll be here Sunday.


My original protector got caught on the edge of a dog cage in the most unfortunate scenario ever. My phone was okay but the screen protector had a huge gash in it.

I've gone with no protector for about a week. I've collected one tiny scratch that can only be seen with the screen off and the light hitting it just the right way. I've babied this thing so I'm not sure how it happened. Either way Gorilla glass victus hasn't impressed me all that much.
Curved screens are a flawed design imo
This is what I would classify as a highly breakable device
Between the weight of it and the slab of glass on the back and the wrap around screen your nearly guaranteed a breakage no matter what side it lands on.....

Gorilla glass Victus is junk compared to whatever is on the iPhone 12 pro

In every drop test I've watched the android phone with Victus smashed and the iPhone survived.... although the iPhone has the benefit of being flat
 
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Sachamag

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Hello do you need to remove originally pre installed plastic film protection before putting a newly bought tempered glass ?? Thanks for answering
 

RoughNeck1971

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Feb 26, 2013
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Hi - I would not use 2 screen protectors at the same time. So if you want to put tempered glass on you should remove the preinstalled one. Otherwise you can get difficulties with the touch screen. I myself removed the preinstalled immediately and installed another (better) on.
 

tensux

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i dropped my phone about a week after buying it, was sick to stomach until i realized that the preinstalled screen protector was cracked but not the actual phone. im pretty sure it saved the phone
 
Many people think that pre-aplied screen protector is a feature therefore, they expect to see a better quality option. In reality, due to strict laws of EU and return policy of retailers such as Amazon, they want phone to be as much refurbishable as possible with given protection . That is why, we get a cheap quality phone case and screen protector that can barely live 4 weeks of legal limit and are really ugly non-characteristic additions. They have to make it looking boring because other case producers have to earn money too. So, my suggestion is change the original screen protector with a liquid self-repair one and buy a sturdy case for your own sake.
 

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    Mi 11 series all have similar screen. Considering early release of mi 11, it shouldn't be a big issue. I received a glass protector in 10 days from China.
    Thanks for this tip. I did a quick look up on GSM arena. Screens seem to be identical size and shape. I went ahead and ordered two packs of protectors from Amazon. They'll be here Sunday.


    My original protector got caught on the edge of a dog cage in the most unfortunate scenario ever. My phone was okay but the screen protector had a huge gash in it.

    I've gone with no protector for about a week. I've collected one tiny scratch that can only be seen with the screen off and the light hitting it just the right way. I've babied this thing so I'm not sure how it happened. Either way Gorilla glass victus hasn't impressed me all that much.
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    oleophobic coating on this screen protector is iiiiinsane ! I surprised that no one said that yet. But I hate sharp edges on it.... Gestures and that no good together
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    Thanks for this tip. I did a quick look up on GSM arena. Screens seem to be identical size and shape. I went ahead and ordered two packs of protectors from Amazon. They'll be here Sunday.


    My original protector got caught on the edge of a dog cage in the most unfortunate scenario ever. My phone was okay but the screen protector had a huge gash in it.

    I've gone with no protector for about a week. I've collected one tiny scratch that can only be seen with the screen off and the light hitting it just the right way. I've babied this thing so I'm not sure how it happened. Either way Gorilla glass victus hasn't impressed me all that much.
    Curved screens are a flawed design imo
    This is what I would classify as a highly breakable device
    Between the weight of it and the slab of glass on the back and the wrap around screen your nearly guaranteed a breakage no matter what side it lands on.....

    Gorilla glass Victus is junk compared to whatever is on the iPhone 12 pro

    In every drop test I've watched the android phone with Victus smashed and the iPhone survived.... although the iPhone has the benefit of being flat