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  1. thenameless1's Avatar
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    Default Screen glass or plastic?

    The VZW reps promised me the Bold screen was scratch proof glass when I got my Bold. I didn't believe them and have an Invisible Shield screen protector on it.

    I have a small smudge and a spec of dust under the screen protector that annoys me. Just want to make sure the screen protector is necessary.

    It's not glass, is it? Damn sure seems like plastic to me. Doesn't seem to scratch as easy as my 8330 though.

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    i think it's plastic. i have a storm, that is glass, and it definitely doesn't feel like my bold.
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    That's what I was thinking but the VZW reps were so insistent that I was wrong and that the Bold had glass.

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    Not sure what it is. I'm leaning on the plastic side, but I'll go with glasstic haha. All I know is it definitely can scratch! And pretty easily at that.

    They make static cling screen protectors that don't use adhesive to cohere to the screen. If you get one of those and have dust or something under it, your free to remove the protector and then put it back on because there is no stickyness to be lost.
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    I can remove the invisible shield and reapply it as well, but the orange peel makes me sick to my stomach. Waiting on my body guardz to come in. Unfortunately I was ignorant to the fact that UPS mail innovations takes 3 weeks to deliver stuff. There is your forewarning, I didn't get one.

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    the screen on our phones are the actual LCD, not a plastic screen over it. i wouldnt be surprised if the LCD has a thin glass sheet over it. i wouldnt consider it scratchproof.
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    I've had my bold since release day and I usually have some very fine scratches on a screen by now of any other phone I've had. My bold is so far 100% scratch free. I'm thinking it's a better than average for scratch resistance.
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    I have no idea... but I use seidio ultimate screen guard and
    it works great. hard to apply. I bought another screen protector
    from wireless giant greatest screen protector i ever used. I have to
    go find the package its also available online. I'll get back to you on that
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    Quote Originally Posted by dictoresno View Post
    the screen on our phones are the actual LCD, not a plastic screen over it. i wouldnt be surprised if the LCD has a thin glass sheet over it. i wouldnt consider it scratchproof.
    Yes, the actual LCD screen is glass. Not scratch-proof, but it is glass. That's how LCD works (a thin film of liquid crystal sandwiched between two sheets of polarized glass).

    The part you can touch is plastic. Also not scratch-proof.
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    I was referring to the outer portion of the phones screen, not the actual LCD. Is it plastic or glass? Scratch resistant? Screen protector necessary?

    I guess once my BodyGuardz comes in I will use it regardless just to make sure.

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    It's plastic. And no, it's not scratch resistant.
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    I don't think it's scratch resistant.
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    Why would any sales rep not just go the "safe" route and tell you it isn't scratch-proof and sell you some screen protectors? That guy isn't going to make it very far if that is really his sales style. I've been in sales for eight years and there is no way I would make such a bold (lol) claim only to potentially be wrong AND miss out on selling an accessory. Sounds ridiculous to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agough05 View Post
    Why would any sales rep not just go the "safe" route and tell you it isn't scratch-proof and sell you some screen protectors? That guy isn't going to make it very far if that is really his sales style. I've been in sales for eight years and there is no way I would make such a bold (lol) claim only to potentially be wrong AND miss out on selling an accessory. Sounds ridiculous to me.

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    No kidding! Sounds like the rep dropped the ball on bumping up his commission/impressing his superiors. Even if the accessories aren't the best, the idea is to sell them, right? I mean...that's just business. You don't say, "Oh, no, you don't need that, don't worry." You make the customer believe he/she DOES need it, whether they do or not.

    The screen is different than my 8330, which was definitely plastic, but nothing is scratch proof.
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    as soon as i got the bold, i got a privacy screen protector. couldn't be any happier, and even if the screen was easy to scratch, i wouldn't know
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    You know what's funny is that it was the same rep that sold me the Droid I had for a week. Convinced me the near scratch proof gorilla glass Droid screen needed a screen protector.

    Sigh...VZW

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    Default Blod 9780 has a glass screen, scratch resistant

    Guys, late to the thread but I'll tell you I've had my Bold 9780 for over 2 years, no case, no screen protector, in my pocket all the time with keys etc and no scratches. I've also dropped it dozens of times, sometimes from great heights. And once into a swimming pool. Still chugging along just fine .... Can't comment on the 9650 however ....

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