Do you ever set your phone face-down on the table?

Do you ever set your phone face-down on the table?
There are two kinds of people — those who often place their phone face down on their table, desk, or whatever other flat surface; and those who wince at the very sight of such an action.

And sure, both sides have their reason. Some people who lay their phone screen down will have a screen protector on, or a case with a lip. Others will trust that the latest Gorilla Glass will fight off any scratches. And there are those who change smartphones often, so, before the scratches become annoying, the handset is already gone. Manufacturers and app developers have acknowledged the fact that some people like to keep their phone face down when they do not wish to be disturbed and have developed software solutions that mute the phone when its turned this way.

On the other hand, purists and general smartphone aficionados will argue that even the latest generation of Gorilla Glass can't withstand some harder specks of sand that can be floating through the air (and landing on tables) and that it's generally not a good idea to have your phone's display skidding along any surfaces.

Which camp are you in?

Do you put your phone face down on the table?

Never would I ever do this!
25.69%
Very rarely (example: when in an important meeting and notifications keep coming in)
19.93%
I do it sometimes, but that's fine, I've got a screen protector / case with a lip on it
28.71%
Yeah, I often lay my phone on its display, it's fine.
25.66%

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40 Comments

1. JcHnd

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I own a LG G4...curved screen, tempered glass on, a clear case and i put it that wall all the time! No problem! :D

13. TechNeck

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Same.

27. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

NEVER!

2. DFranch

Posts: 526; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

All the time, Haven't had a problem.

12. Rocket

Posts: 636; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

everyday!

33. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

same .

3. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

All the time I do have a clear Affinity case on it. Love this case.

4. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Also a tempered glass screen protector

5. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1157; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Rarely, usually do it in meetings, and will rest it on my notepad cover.

6. bighandssmallpockets

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

S6 Edge and no screen protector. I do it all the time and the screen is good as new. Also, I can still see notifications due to the edge screen.

7. isproab

Posts: 20; Member since: May 27, 2010

I always put a case on my phone. The ones with the lip to provide some screen protection.

8. libra89

Posts: 2265; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I do it rarely when I really need to focus or in meetings.

9. Basharhd99

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Well I'd rather protect the camera rather than the screen. (yes I do have a screen protector and I have an s6 so you can imagine that camera hump struggle)

10. Prajjwal

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 03, 2016

Yes, Just to look at the wonderfully beautiful edge lighting.

14. xperian

Posts: 417; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

iPhone 6 owner. I see no reason to put it face down. And a case protects the protruding camera from scratching

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hell to the no! I don't even do that in bed.

16. Bankz

Posts: 2515; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Nope. Why should I in the first place?

20. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Because you don't always have to check your phone notifications every minute of the day?

17. Obádárà

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... I DO THAT VERY OFTEN...

18. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I do it all the time especially when I'm at work or with my friends when somebody's talking. Face down scratch is a 2011 problem.

19. jack11141

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

i never put my phone with display up.

21. FlySheikh

Posts: 443; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Nope.....

22. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

i have the yotaphone 2 so yeah every time

23. Clars123

Posts: 1076; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Sometimes...but usually concioulsy

24. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I am a otterbox user.. so i put it when i need it silenced on its face. Otherwise i lay it screen up so i can doubletap to get my notifications.

25. ashrafalhujaili

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

I have galaxy note 5 , no case , no screen protector and I always put tge phone face down and my screen is fine

26. ph00ny

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 26, 2011

I do it all the time on my note 5 since my hybrid case protects against scratches on display side of the phone

28. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Only if I don't want others seeing my screen.

29. aljololzz

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

no problem with my asus too

30. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I don't even think about it with my OnePlus One. If it's face up, I easily keep track of notifications. If face down, I just admire my carbon fiber casing...

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