I bought a FP2 one year and an half ago but I struggled to find a glass protection for my FP.
I kept the screen plastique protection until it was completely scratched and decided to try a nano liquid protection but its didn’t worked so well.
For my next purchase (FP3) I really wisch to buy a glass screen protection. I know shops that can print it on 3D printer, so it only require to design the model (no stock, so transport)
I’ve also never seen a substantially scratched FP2 screen in my activity as a #fairphoneangel and I’ve seen hundreds of screens. One or two were broken, but a 3d printed thingy would have probably not saved those screens.
I’m sure they won’t exchange the screen if you tell them not to.
I have no experience with such a company, sorry. You might want to tell others where you are from so they can give you tips if they know such companies.
Thank you vthejay, your experience of this screen protector is very helpful.
I do not own the Fairphone 2, but I will not even consider buying the 3 until an effective screen protector becomes available.
As for the more general question, is a glass screen protector worth it, I would say yes. JerryRigEverything is an expert in scratching Gorilla glass screens and also in doing drop tests, and he strongly recommends screen protectors and cases for the kinds of phones he tests (mostly curved glass monstrosities).
One downside to a screen protector of any kind is that it demands more of the world’s resources. However, it doesn’t require nearly as much resources to fabricate a screen protector as it does for an LCD touch screen , and it is not as demanding on your financial resources either.
Handsets are at some point held in peoples’ hand, in varying circumstances, and accidents can and do happen.
Shiftphone is in a similar market segment to Fairphone and they sell their own screen protectors, so you know they are the perfect fit. They are not nearly as fair as they claim to be, but I’m just using them here as an example.
Here is one of many web discussions on the pros and cons of screen protectors - in this case glass ones: https://www.quora.com/Is-a-tempered-glass-screen-protector-for-a-phone-worth-it-Does-it-really-protect-your-phone-from-drops
For next time: selfie cam plus (clean) mirror if you step to the side you even avoid photographing yourself.
I have one minor scratch on my FP2 but I don’t notice it during normal usage. When I first had the FP2, I dropped it while it was in my pocket and I was trying on shoes. It was perhaps 50 cm fall, but it fell wrong and I had a budge on the lower right of my screen. Which really distracted me (and made me angry cause of my action). So eventually I got this new screen (which is also better quality).
I also got a kid and she’s gonna grab my smartphone one day and toss it. So honestly, yes, I am interested in a screen protector.
Other than that I use a Feuerwehr cage to keep my smartphone on my belt. This way I got 2 more pockets free, and it will be guaranteed not put against a key (which is likely why I got that one scratch). I’ve been searching for a key protector (which also saves the key code to the public eye). Can’t find one…
Astonishingly I don’t have any scratches on my FP2 display, just like @paulakreuzer. It only suffers from overreaction when put into direct sunlight or when heated up. I’ve always kept it in my trouser pocket. Then I switched it with a used screen from a woman - maybe she kept in a handbag - and there are indeed some scratches on it.
Therefore I think how you store your phone has a massive impact on scratch affinity. Maybe trouser pockets are a rather good place for a phone.