- 01-24-2013, 08:58 PM #4
glass screens are so durable these days, for a phone you are going to have for 2 years, you might as well enjoy it without an ugly film covering the whole thing for the off chance you figure out how to scratch it.
- 01-24-2013, 11:10 PM #5
I've never been a big fan of them. I think that anything tough/sharp enough to scratch the glass...is going to rip right through one anyway.
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01-25-2013, 12:26 AM #7
- 119 Posts
It's pretty easy to scratch a glass screen. Since force = pressure/ area it will not take much to scratch a screen if you get a micro particle on the screen. Once it's scratched it will take an automotive buffer with an abrasive paste to get out!
I usually apply Boxwave ClearTouch crystal screen protectors. They are durable and have over 90% transparency.
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02-11-2013, 11:46 AM #8
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My son has a Zagg screen protector on his phone (it's an iPhone 5, but the same principle applies). He knocked it off his night table onto the floor, screen down, on top of a screw on the floor. Don't ask why there was a screw on his floor. I don't know! Anyway, it made no mark on either the screen or the screen protector. zagg.com. I found them too expensive, and am looking for an alternative so I don't have to look at a scratched up screen for years after it inevitably happens - usually the first few days of ownership, just like what happens with a new car!
He found it at first had bubbles under it, but they went away after a time.
- 02-11-2013, 12:08 PM #9
I've used the Best Skins Ever, iShieldz, and cheap screen protectors from ebay in the past, and recently I've been putting the cheap protectors with anti-glare/matte finish on most of my phones and devices. These don't hold any finger prints and I enjoy the frosted finish from the protector. I used to like the 'wrapped' look that BSE and iShieldz would give but after a while they started to build up gunk on the sides of the protector and it looks bad after some time.
Going the route of the anti-glare screen protectors, usually you will get 3 or so in a pack and they are fairly durable comparing them to their more expensive counterpart. They do take some time to get used to putting on but after a couple tries it gets easier.
If you're looking to try them out just go on google and search 'blackberry z10 matte screen' and some will come up.
- 02-11-2013, 12:24 PM #10
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02-11-2013, 12:37 PM #13
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Every phone I have ever used, touch screen or not, has had a screen protector and while the screen protector has gotten scratched never has my screen because of the protector. I can change out a scratched screen protector for a lot cheaper then I can a new screen.
The same goes for all tablets. Always have a screen protector. I will not touch a device until I have put a screen protector on it.
P.S. I have a 3 inch thick glass dining room table... It really is NOT hard for glass to get scratched.Former:
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02-11-2013, 12:40 PM #15
- 99 Posts
I picked up an iShieldz protector on the weekend because that was all that was available in Ottawa. I've never been a big fan of the iShieldz stuff, but this one feels pretty good on the screen. You barely notice it is on there. The Source had a deal on, $50 for the protector, the flip cover and a charger. Pretty good deal.
- 02-11-2013, 12:52 PM #16
I use xoskins for my screen protectors they always get the job done. I think they are selling the z10 protectors now.
Screen Protector | Screen Protectors | Shield | XO Skins
I ordered one as a Pre-order.
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02-11-2013, 04:31 PM #18
- 128 Posts
I got mine from Rogers. It's the tru matte anti glare one. Went on super easy (no extra liquid required) and I'm a real stickler for it to be perfect and I did a pretty decent job the first time. $20 + gst and you get two of them.
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- 02-11-2013, 06:11 PM #25
I got a set of three cheap one from eBay. Very good, clear and cheaper than a new screen.
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