Posted by: vertigo« on: January 31, 2021, 23:04:00 »
If you don't have one then you're solidly in the minority, it gives a lot of peace of mind for very little, and leaves the phone in a much better condition 2-3 years later when you consider selling.Hopefully this is actually used unlike the first gen. When that was announced a few years ago, I was really looking forward to getting one on my next phone since I hate when I can't unlock my phone if my hands are damp, but here we are, years later and pretty much every phone released still uses an optical sensor.Ultrasonic is far more picky about the protection film, I view that as a bigger issue.
Do you mean screen protector? If so, I don't use one, so wouldn't matter to me, but I realize many people do, so yeah, that would be a problem and might explain its lack of ubiquity.
Just don't like them. I've been using Android phones since their inception, so ~12 years, have never used a screen protector, and have never had a single scratch on any of my screens. And I've only broken the screen on one phone, and even then it was still usable, just didn't respond to touch on the top half. I still have and use it when I need a mobile hotspot. The simple fact is, screens don't scratch easily, if you're reasonably careful you won't scratch them, and I'd rather maybe get a scratch than definitely, always have the screen look bad due to a screen protector. Granted, tempered glass protectors are better, but I just don't bother since I don't have the need and the edge would probably bug me and catch on stuff (I don't use cases, either), and the one time I broke my screen I'm not sure one would have helped due to how it hit. And I don't sell my old phones, I either keep them as backups or give them away, not that it matters since, as I said, I don't get scratches. I just don't put keys/coins/etc in the same pocket as my phone. But as I said, I realize many people do use them, and understand that would be a reason for not using the ultrasonic sensors, it just sucks because I'd prefer ultrasonic personally. So hopefully that's improved with this new version. And maybe they'll start being used on laptops, too. The sensor on mine is pretty lousy and usually takes two or three tries and half the time doesn't work even then.