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Screen Protectors

Unread post by JTA » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:32 pm

Yo.

Got a new galaxy S7. The screens are curved on the corners. I typically use tempered glass screen protectors. Unfortunately because of the way this shit phone is designed I can't use those... Unless you guys know of any?

Currently using a plasticy protector, but I'm afraid it won't protect my phone when I drop it.
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Re: Screen Protectors

Unread post by O Really » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:25 pm

You'd have to drop it pretty hard to damage the Gorilla Glass 4. I wouldn't worry about it.

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Unread post by rstrong » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:37 pm

O Really wrote:You'd have to drop it pretty hard to damage the Gorilla Glass 4. I wouldn't worry about it.
Don't count on that. I've paid to replace my step-daughter's iPhone screen twice.

Reviewers testing Gorilla Glass screens inevitably do so on new phones with no scratches. Apparently it's not nearly as strong months later when the screen has picked up a few scratches that it can break along.

Trivia: "Gorilla Glass" used to be called "muscled glass" and was marketed by Corning as "Chemcor." It was used in approximately one hundred 1968 Dodge Dart and Plymouth Barracuda racing cars, where minimizing the vehicle's weight was essential. It fell out of use in the early 1990s, but was revived in 2005 for smartphones.

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Re: Screen Protectors

Unread post by O Really » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:15 pm

I'll bow to your greater knowledge, but in my experience, reasonable care is enough. I used to use screen protectors until I got the S3 and started going naked. I never even got a scratch in the couple or three years I had it. Same with the S5. I keep it in front pocket (with keys to back side), rarely (but occasionally) drop it, and all is fine. Maybe JTA treats his like he treats his women :lol:

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Unread post by rstrong » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:44 pm

I've never had a broken screen myself, but a I said, I've paid for two replacements. And there's a booming business in 3rd-party iPhone screen replacements.

A salesman as a phone kiosk in the local mall told me that they're getting a lot of smashed S7 Edge screens. The glass sides make them more slippery to hold onto, and the wrapped screen means that people usually aren't using screen protectors with them.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:53 am

I think JTA may need armoring more than his phone does.
So many liberals, so little time. :P

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Unread post by bannination » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:46 pm

Vrede too wrote:I think JTA may need armoring more than his phone does.
That's what his epic beard accomplishes.
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Re: Screen Protectors

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:02 pm

bannination wrote:That's what his epic beard accomplishes.
I didn't know that JTA is gay, nttawwt.
So many liberals, so little time. :P

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