Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Find everything you need for the Galaxy S5 and discuss it in our S5 forum!
Have you seen that OnePlus One's awesome camera?? The forum is over here!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old March 9th, 2012, 09:16 AM   #151 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 215
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Asus Nexus 7, Asus Transformer Prime, HTC Thunderbolt, OG Motorola Droid
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 30
Thanked 59 Times in 41 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BHATCH View Post
If this is how it is, it will be coming off.
Stick with it... It gets better the longer it is installed

wysts43 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to wysts43 For This Useful Post:
BHATCH (March 9th, 2012)
sponsored links
Old March 9th, 2012, 09:58 AM   #152 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 27
 
Device(s): Verizon G-Nex
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Ok I'll give it a week or two. I'll post and updated pic if things improve.
BHATCH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 10th, 2012, 02:46 PM   #153 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 14
 
Device(s): Droid X, Verizon Galaxy Nexus
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BHATCH View Post
Installed my XO Skin last about 15 hours ago and most of the large bubbles have worked themselves out. TIP: Don't try to work them out after it has dried for a bit just leave it alone and they go away. I tried to fix a few and now it has some blemishes around where the bubbles were.

My biggest concern with this protector is the grainy look it is giving to the screen. Looks like crystalized brush strokes. It is on 60% of the screen.

I have attached a pic that will hopefully demostrate this. Will this go away after time or is this how it always looks? Installation error perhaps?

If this is how it is, it will be coming off.

EDIT: the strokes I'm talking about are on the left side of the screen. They are vertical from top to bottom covering 60-75% of the screen left to right. THe only "clear" area is on the right. The right isn't perfect, but it's almost tolerable.
I have the same thing on my screen. It's on the left side of my screen roughly in the same place. It has been about a week and I do think it is getting smaller over time but it's still noticeable on a light colored screen. I thought it came from not letting my screen dry after I cleaned it, but I figured that would dry just like the instillation liquid.
ConfidentDroid is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 13th, 2012, 12:01 PM   #154 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
edge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 425
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 50
Thanked 46 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Weird. .. If it doesn't go away after a few days, it would be a defect. Contact their customer service and they will take care of you. I have always had good experiences with them.
__________________
Samsung Galaxy Nexus w/ otterbox case, Moto XOOM, and a Google Nexus 7 all rockin a XO Skin

Reviews: http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-nexus/465965-xo-skins-installed-fit-pics-perfection.html
edge is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 20th, 2012, 01:28 PM   #155 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
edge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 425
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 50
Thanked 46 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Did it go away or did you just get a replacement?
edge is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 22nd, 2012, 03:10 PM   #156 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
SimsDelt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bremen, Georgia
Posts: 1,067
 
Device(s): Motorola Razr Maxx LTE, HP Touchpad
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 35
Thanked 252 Times in 129 Posts
Default

Put a XO Skin on my Gnex last night. Applied it and it looked horrible. Tons of bubbles... but I decided to give it some time. I put the hair dryer on it at low with the heat off. After an hour almost all the bubbles were gone except the larger one. After another hour I powered up my phone and set it on the bedside table to charge overnight. Woke up to only 3 bubbles. Was very optimistic. During the day today the bubbles have all disappeared and the screen looks like there isn't a cover at all on it. I seriously can't believe how clear the screen is. I will never put another VZ screen protector on my phone. With the VZ protector it was really grainy and detracted from the beauty of a HD screen. The XO literally looks like there is nothing on the screen. It looks perfect. Can't speak highly enough. And the rubber feel that people have complained about only happens when you press really hard... light touch and even long holds feel perfect. A very happy customer here.
__________________
Motorola Razr Maxx LTE w/ Some Random Custom ROM, whichever is in my crackflasher habit's moment.

SimsDelt is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to SimsDelt For This Useful Post:
Ngo93 (March 26th, 2012)
Old March 22nd, 2012, 03:25 PM   #157 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: IL
Gender: Female
Posts: 188
 
Device(s): Verizon LG G2
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 42
Thanked 40 Times in 31 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SimsDelt View Post
... I will never put another VZ screen protector on my phone. With the VZ protector it was really grainy and detracted from the beauty of a HD screen...
You must have had the awful "anti-glare" ones (matte) from VZW.
I threw those out immediately, but their clear ones (dry application) are quite good!

Not rubbery at all, smooth, no lifting edges, zero bubbles. Saved my screen from a nasty scratch the other day, too.

I decided to use those till my XO Skin came in, but I still have the Verizon clear ones on to this day and the XO Skin is sitting in its box (since last December).
Neera is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 22nd, 2012, 03:40 PM   #158 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
SimsDelt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bremen, Georgia
Posts: 1,067
 
Device(s): Motorola Razr Maxx LTE, HP Touchpad
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 35
Thanked 252 Times in 129 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neera View Post
You must have had the awful "anti-glare" ones (matte) from VZW.
I threw those out immediately, but their clear ones (dry application) are quite good!

Not rubbery at all, smooth, no lifting edges, zero bubbles. Saved my screen from a nasty scratch the other day, too.

I decided to use those till my XO Skin came in, but I still have the Verizon clear ones on to this day and the XO Skin is sitting in its box (since last December).
You could always send me your XO if u don't want it
SimsDelt is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 27th, 2012, 10:00 AM   #159 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
edge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 425
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 50
Thanked 46 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SimsDelt View Post
Put a XO Skin on my Gnex last night. Applied it and it looked horrible. Tons of bubbles... but I decided to give it some time. I put the hair dryer on it at low with the heat off. After an hour almost all the bubbles were gone except the larger one. After another hour I powered up my phone and set it on the bedside table to charge overnight. Woke up to only 3 bubbles. Was very optimistic. During the day today the bubbles have all disappeared and the screen looks like there isn't a cover at all on it. I seriously can't believe how clear the screen is. I will never put another VZ screen protector on my phone. With the VZ protector it was really grainy and detracted from the beauty of a HD screen. The XO literally looks like there is nothing on the screen. It looks perfect. Can't speak highly enough. And the rubber feel that people have complained about only happens when you press really hard... light touch and even long holds feel perfect. A very happy customer here.

Crazy right? I have to point it out to people when I tell them about it.
edge is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 28th, 2012, 03:30 AM   #160 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 67
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 5
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

I dunno how long its been since i applied my xo skin (weeks or more).

Definitely do not like feel at all! Its just way too rubbery and annoying when trying to swipe the screen.

Ive no doubt it does a great job at protecting the glass, but im sure ill be fine with a regular dry application protector.
AussieAndroid is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old April 2nd, 2012, 09:50 AM   #161 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
edge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 425
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 50
Thanked 46 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SimsDelt View Post
You could always send me your XO if u don't want it
Ill take a spare!
edge is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 22nd, 2012, 11:07 AM   #162 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
edge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 425
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 50
Thanked 46 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AussieAndroid View Post
I dunno how long its been since i applied my xo skin (weeks or more).

Definitely do not like feel at all! Its just way too rubbery and annoying when trying to swipe the screen.

Ive no doubt it does a great job at protecting the glass, but im sure ill be fine with a regular dry application protector.
The rubbery feeling went away after a day or so for me. Maybe my hand are just less moist. If you have used other wet ones, this one is by far the best for no orange peel or stickiness.
edge is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 23rd, 2012, 08:50 PM   #163 (permalink)
Member
 
LoBatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 267
 
Device(s): Droid Maxx, Nexus 7 (2013)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 35
Thanked 41 Times in 30 Posts
Default

Just installed an XO skin on my Nexus and my daughter's Stratosphere tonight. She had some scratches on her screen so I'll be interested to see if it fills them in eventually. So far, it has the typically horrible look of a wet install. I have experience with Ghost Armor, which seems to be very similar and it cleared up after a day or two so I'm expecting the same results.

I had Ghost Armor on my OG Droid and was demonstrating to my brother how it was scratch resistent. So I picked up a wood screw from his workbench and scratched it back and forth on my screen. To my embarrassment and his amusement, the screen protector was scratched all to hell. I went to bed thinking I'd be ordering another screen protector in the morning but to my amazement, the scratches were gone in the morning. Not a trace.

I've heard people say that this film is essentially a slow moving liquid. Don't know about that but it's a curious material and works well as a screen protector IMHO.
LoBatt is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2012, 07:40 PM   #164 (permalink)
Member
 
LoBatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 267
 
Device(s): Droid Maxx, Nexus 7 (2013)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 35
Thanked 41 Times in 30 Posts
Default

24 hours in and the bubbles are all gone. Feels a bit more tacky than Ghost Armor but I recall that the Ghost Armor smoothed out over time and I'm expecting the same thing to happen with XO. My install was perfect if I do say so myself. Went on easier than Ghost Armor and I put that on 3 devices so I have a little experience with wet install screen protectors. So far I'm liking it alot.
LoBatt is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old April 26th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #165 (permalink)
ROM Developer
 
tdevaughn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Statesville NC
Posts: 1,007
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Sourcerized
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 48
Thanked 395 Times in 268 Posts
Default

XO skins rock... hardly tell it is installed!
tdevaughn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old May 28th, 2012, 12:07 AM   #166 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
edge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 425
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 50
Thanked 46 Times in 33 Posts
Default

They released a 40% Off Coupon! 40mdoff2012
edge is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to edge For This Useful Post:
maquina (May 28th, 2012)
Old June 11th, 2012, 09:54 AM   #167 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
edge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 425
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 50
Thanked 46 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Yo Dawg, how hard is the carbon fiber to install? The white looks pretty cool
edge is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 1st, 2013, 03:52 PM   #168 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1
 
Device(s): Motorola Droid
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default New XO Skin User Experience

I installed my XO Skin on Christmas. I spent lots of time to get out the bubbles with the corner of the squeeegee. Tiny tracks were left where I squeezed out the bubbles, but they're only noticeable with careful inspection under bright light. The orange peel effect disappeared after a day. There may be a slight colorized effect still, but again, it's usually not noticeable. I don't notice old scratches in the glass anymore, either. I don't find XO Skin too sticky for swipe.

The reason I searched for this post is I'm looking to see if others found ways to reduce fingerprints. I was considering dish soap. Finger oil does stick to plastic skins a lot more than glass. It's not permanent the way a scratch is, but there are now an annoyingly constant amount of smudges all over the screen every time I need to touch it --which is, of course, a lot. Now that I know the real enemy is sand, not keys, I might not have bought a plastic skin.
ptericles is offline  
Last edited by ptericles; January 1st, 2013 at 03:54 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old January 1st, 2013, 04:07 PM   #169 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: The South
Posts: 2,418
 
Device(s): S4, Note 2, +many others
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 166
Thanked 303 Times in 245 Posts
Send a message via AIM to syntrix
Default

Ironic, I had an extra XO for SGN. I came back to a SGN as a backup phone recently, so I'll be putting it on soon.

Wash your hands more

Ever notice that some "review" videos on youtube have reviewers that didn't wash their hands with soap before the review?
syntrix is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2013, 07:10 PM   #170 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
edge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 425
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 50
Thanked 46 Times in 33 Posts
Default

I use the skin to stop fingerprints and keep sand from scuffing the screen. The spray that's in it is just soap and water. You can refill the bottle. I keep it in my laptop bag. Just a drop of dish soap and water to use when my kids cheese my phone.
edge is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old March 27th, 2013, 02:38 PM   #171 (permalink)
Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
edge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 425
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 50
Thanked 46 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Trying spraying some rain-x on it and rubbed it out. Made it even more slick. neat
edge is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Galaxy Nexus
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The Galaxy Nexus is the third official phone contracted by Google and the first phone to come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Specs include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage, a 4.65 inch 720p HD Super AMOLED... Read More

Tags
nexus screen, screen protector, screen protectors


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.