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Old December 16th, 2013, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone , I'm new to the nexus 5 but been a member of AF for awhile(just migrated from the S3).

Just got the device and i want to protect it as much as i can. Already have the Spigen Slim armor on it so i kind of want a screen protector that will fit with the case. Been looking at some on amazon (links below) and was wondering what you guys are using and what can you recommend to me.


Amazon.com: Spigen Google Nexus 5 Screen Protector Glass Slim [Crystal] [GLAS.t NANO SLIM] (0.15mm) Thin Lightweight 9H Hardness Tempered Glass Screen Protector Clear for Nexus 5 - GLAS.t NANO SLIM (SGP10666): Cell Phones & Accessories


http://www.amazon.com/Skinomi%C2%AE-TechSkin-Protector-Lifetime-Warranty/dp/B00EZB9KKQ/ref=sr_1_6?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1387211058&sr=1-6&keywords=nexus+5+screen+protector

Amazon.com: Tech Armor Google Nexus 5 Smartphone Premium High Definition (HD) Clear Screen Protector with Lifetime Replacement Warranty [3-PACK] - Retail Packaging: Cell Phones & Accessories

Amazon.com: ArmorSuit MilitaryShield - Google Nexus 5 Screen Protector Shield Ultra Clear + Lifetime Replacements: Cell Phones & Accessories


Amazon.com: [Pure Oleophobic] - Obliq LG Google Nexus 5 Screen Protector Zeiss Pure Series - Premium Japanese Film - Lifetime Replacement - 3 Pack - Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, International, and Unlocked - LG Google Nexus 5 D820 2014 Model: Cel

Amazon.com: Spigen Google Nexus 5 Screen Protector Clear [Ultra Crystal] Premium High Definition (HD) Screen Protector for Google Nexus 5 - Ultra Crystal (SGP10603): Cell Phones & Accessories

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Original invisishield hands down. Although a slight orange peel, it won't scratch like cheap ones.
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Don't listen to me. I don't use screen protectors or cases, going back to my Palm TX.
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Original invisishield hands down. Although a slight orange peel, it won't scratch like cheap ones.
Orange peel ? Idk how I feel about that. I don't wanna degrade the screen quality
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i got the spigen slim armor pack that came with 3 screen protectors... i use those and love them. they are basic, but don't have a grippy texture to it so they work well. ONLY downside to these is that like most SP's they pick up finger prints
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Oh man thats risky for me. I basically destroyed my Gs3 screen. and i just wanna protect this one as much as possible
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How bad are the smudges on the screen? should be able to just wipe on your shirt and have it be fine right
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i got the spigen slim armor pack that came with 3 screen protectors... i use those and love them. they are basic, but don't have a grippy texture to it so they work well. ONLY downside to these is that like most SP's they pick up finger prints
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How bad are the smudges on the screen? should be able to just wipe on your shirt and have it be fine right
Yup ..... seems like I'm constantly doing the shirt wipe thing.

I'm also using the Spigen SP. I have no complaints, they are a good basic "clear" SP. Shortly I should be getting the ones from Tech Armor's joke contest and I will give them a try.
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Nillkin Tempered glass.. about $15 on ebay, worth every penny.
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You guys prefer tempered glass or reg?
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The zagg has peel, but you can't see it unless the phone is off. And for people not using a screen protector, have fun! You should have seen my S3 after just a couple months. Ruined.
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The zagg has peel, but you can't see it unless the phone is off. And for people not using a screen protector, have fun! You should have seen my S3 after just a couple months. Ruined.
Same here dude I just destroyed my s3 last week.
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You guys prefer tempered glass or reg?
This is my first tempered glass and I like it WAY better than the likes of Zagg. If for no other reason than because my finger doesn't drag across the screen like it does with the rubbery plastic screen protectors.
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Love my Invisisheild HD from Zagg!
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using Invisible defender right now, its really nice, can barely tell it is there, feels great finger doesn't get stuck or drag. shows a lot of finger prints though.
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The zagg has peel, but you can't see it unless the phone is off. And for people not using a screen protector, have fun! You should have seen my S3 after just a couple months. Ruined.
<shrug> TX with glass backed digitizer 2007-2010, Nokia 5800 2009-2010, Nexus One 2010-2013 (Fine condition other than broken power button and too old hardware), Nexus 4 2013 (7 months then give to my son), and now Nexus 5. All naked, no regrets. Sure, bad things can happen anytime. No regrets if they do. (well, maybe a little) It's a risk I'm willing to take. I'm not going to buy an attractive phone just to hide that attractiveness.
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<shrug> TX with glass backed digitizer 2007-2010, Nokia 5800 2009-2010, Nexus One 2010-2013 (Fine condition other than broken power button and too old hardware), Nexus 4 2013 (7 months then give to my son), and now Nexus 5. All naked, no regrets. Sure, bad things can happen anytime. No regrets if they do. (well, maybe a little) It's a risk I'm willing to take. I'm not going to buy an attractive phone just to hide that attractiveness.

totally agree with your last statement, I will never use a case ever. and never used a screen protector before had a HTC incredible and Gnex before my N5.

only very few minor cant see unless you look for them scratches, but I decided to try a SP (only $5.00) and actually surprised how I can barely tell it is there and how similar it feels to glass.
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<shrug> TX with glass backed digitizer 2007-2010, Nokia 5800 2009-2010, Nexus One 2010-2013 (Fine condition other than broken power button and too old hardware), Nexus 4 2013 (7 months then give to my son), and now Nexus 5. All naked, no regrets. Sure, bad things can happen anytime. No regrets if they do. (well, maybe a little) It's a risk I'm willing to take. I'm not going to buy an attractive phone just to hide that attractiveness.
I didn't hide mine. Got zagg and a Diztronic case. The real ugliness will start when you have a scratched screen and the back is all worn down. Or you drop it. You'll learn. I did. Gorilla glass sucks.
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I didn't hide mine. Got zagg and a Diztronic case. The real ugliness will start when you have a scratched screen and the back is all worn down. Or you drop it. You'll learn. I did. Gorilla glass sucks.
how is the back going to get worn down? what?
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Lay it down. Move it around. It will happen. Should have seen my S3. It looked 5 years old in 6 months.
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Lay it down. Move it around. It will happen. Should have seen my S3. It looked 5 years old in 6 months.
My S3 did too. That was the worst finish I've ever seen on a phone. Never had a problem like that with any other phone I've owned, and I never use a case.
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When I first got my HTC EVO 3D it got a ZAGG. I hated the feel, so it went naked. After a year there is one 5mm scratch that you can see when the phone is off. Considering that I work construction, I think that was pretty lucky. Not wanting to hurt my new baby I gave the Spigen a chance and I donít feel it at all. I donít really know it that means less protection than a rubbery ZAGG or not.
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The only reason i haven't looked into getting an S3 is its build materials.
Im a self employed builder and use no protection but am careful with my phones,i've never had a scratch worth writing about.
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