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Old September 20th, 2013, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best screen protector for the N3?

Just wanted a dedicated thread for screen protectors. I've always used Zagg, Clear-Coat, or BodyGuardz with my devices but the N3 has such a beautiful screen, that I what to try a glass protector. I'm considering the iLoome ScreenMate Flex. It is available for pre-order at $16.99 USD. Does anyone have any experience with iLoome products? Also, is the N3 screen perfectly flat to allow a glass protector?
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Just wanted a dedicated thread for screen protectors. I've always used Zagg, Clear-Coat, or BodyGuardz with my devices but the N3 has such a beautiful screen, that I what to try a glass protector. I'm considering the iLoome ScreenMate Flex. It is available for pre-order at $16.99 USD. Does anyone have any experience with iLoome products? Also, is the N3 screen perfectly flat to allow a glass protector?
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Never tried one. With the gorilla glass on my bionic. I felt it should last. It has. Nice graphics on the add though. Would have to see/feel it on a device before I plunked down about $20 on it
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Check out the thread With or without Case/Screen protector
With or without Case/Screen protector. I posted a link to a YouTube video demonstrating that protector. I am thinking of trying it as well.
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Android Forums - View Single Post - Accessory With or without Case/Screen protector. I posted a link to a YouTube video demonstrating that protector. I am thinking of trying it as well.
obsessed- I saw you post, just wanted to have a dedicated SP thread. I'm actually going to try the Flex version. For only $!6.99 it's worth a try.
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I really like this screen protector. I have never heard of this company. Thanks for posting.
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one so-so review on amazon, but only one review so he could've had a lemon ....

Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: iloome Galaxy Note3 / Note 3 ScreenMate Flex Flexible Glass 8H Hardness Premium Screen Protector with Oleophobic Coating
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True. I am looking at this one. Amazon.com : iloome Galaxy Note3 / Note 3 ScreenMate Real Tempered Glass 9H Hardness Premium Screen Protector with Oleophobic Coating : Electronics
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Ha, this is the one I preordered!

I'm not sure if I want to spend $80 for the S-window case, and I want as slim a profile as possible. I figure since the nice faux-leather back is replaceable if it ever gets worn or too dirty, I'll be fine with just a nice screen protector.

I'm not even sure the N3 needs a protector, but it's probably best to be on the safe side.
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Ha, this is the one I preordered!

I'm not sure if I want to spend $80 for the S-window case, and I want as slim a profile as possible. I figure since the nice faux-leather back is replaceable if it ever gets worn or too dirty, I'll be fine with just a nice screen protector.

I'm not even sure the N3 needs a protector, but it's probably best to be on the safe side.
Yep, just ordered my Flex today. This will be my first glass protector. I have always used a SP. Another benefit is resale value.
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Normally I wouldn't use a screen protector,but,I ordered this one.
As GORILLA GLASS isn't perfect,I have developed a small flawed area on my HTC ONE.

While the flaw isn't deep,or noticeable during use,it's noticeable in dark screen situations,w/light reflecting on it.

Is there some sort of 'coating' on the GG that could be wearing/improperly applied during the mfg process?

I say a flaw,as it's not scratched,simiar to haze from moisture,yet,doesn't wipe away when cleaned.

For this reason,I've decided to go w/this level of protection on the NOTE 3.
Being that it'll have the same look/feel of stock,it seems like the best choice.
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...I say a flaw,as it's not scratched,simiar to haze from moisture,yet,doesn't wipe away when cleaned.
I have a couple similar spots on the screen of my Q; they appeared shortly after the screen impacted a hard object, or vice-versa (one I think may have been a sharp rock, as there's a very minor scratch that seems to cut one area in two; the other was me being impatient ).
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I'm not even sure the N3 needs a protector, but it's probably best to be on the safe side.
I just preordered mine last night :-)
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As a (soon to be) new Note user, I'd be interested to know if anybody has experienced S Pen operating problems when using a particular brand of screen protector? Specifically, anybody ever notice a tip offset big enough to be bothersome? I assume none of them have problems with pen scratching?
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I wanted to make a thread on this after having spent some time with our screen protectors. I purchased the iBlason matte screen protector from Amazon and I am not happy with it. The Sharper Image made the best matte SP. Sadly this one does not measure up. It scratches easily and leaves a rainbow Haze on the screen. So it's thumbs down from me.

I've heard you guys talking about the tempered glass SP.
Anyone have a link and review?

What other SP are you wonderful people using?
And what do you think about it?
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I just ordered my first tempered glass ...iloome
I saw it first on here
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I got the zagg hd my screens looks very bright and nice
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I have this:

iloome Galaxy Note 3 Screen Protector - Premium Flexible Glass

However,I'm not going to install just yet,as I'm awaiting delivery of this:

Welcome to Liquid Glass Protection - Crystalusion

As I mentioned in another thread,this is an either/or scenario,the two together will adversly affect screen responsiveness.

I'm hoping the latter proves to provide enough protection,since edge peeling wouldn't be a factor in choosing a case/frequent case removal/installation.

I'll update when the CRYSTALUSION arrives,ETA 10/16/13.
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I saw it first on here
This is the same one I went with; unfortunately, it's backordered until the 18th.
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I'm planning on having Ghost Armor installed if I ever get my case.
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i ordered the flexible glass from iloome and when i opened it to put it on my phone there was no screen protector in the package
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i ordered the flexible glass from iloome and when i opened it to put it on my phone there was no screen protector in the package
Sorry to hear that. I hoped you emailed them about it. They will do the right thing.

Quick question. I can't decide between the tempered glass and the matte Armor. Has anyone tried the matte Armor?
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However,I'm not going to install just yet,as I'm awaiting delivery of this:

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I actually like the Verizon ones, had them on my last several phones, no orange peal or stickness and they last like crazy.
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If I was not worried about the hardness rating and extra protection from impacts, does the glass protectors still have an advantage over the PET (film) ones?

Does glass slide better? Is it more responsive? Etc...
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If I was not worried about the hardness rating and extra protection from impacts, does the glass protectors still have an advantage over the PET (film) ones?

Does glass slide better? Is it more responsive? Etc...
Great question. Hoping to hear an answer. And would love to hear some personal 1st hand views on the Spigen Ultra Crystal, Ultra Oleophobic, and Ultra Optics. Can really determine which is the right one for me..
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anybody know if the iLoome flex will work with a Spigen slim armour?

Amazon.com: iloome Galaxy Note3 / Note 3 ScreenMate Real Tempered Glass 9H Hardness Premium Screen Protector with Oleophobic Coating: Cell Phones & Accessories

Amazon.com: SPIGEN Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Case Protective [Slim Armor] [Infinity White] Dual Layer Protective Case for Galaxy Note III - Infinity White (SGP10459): Cell Phones & Accessories
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I used the iSmooth on my Note II, waiting for them to come out with one for the Note 3, until then I'm just using the one Verizon had in store, which is surprisingly not that bad at all.
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I am using Bodyguardz for my Note 3. It is a tempered glass screen protector and their customer service is beyond incredible. They also are frequently offering discounts for various things. I highly recommend them.
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I am using Bodyguardz for my Note 3. It is a tempered glass screen protector and their customer service is beyond incredible. They also are frequently offering discounts for various things. I highly recommend them.

Wow. pricey. $44 price shock. Though I guess its a $700 phone. Which protector did you use. What case are you using, I ordered a Spigen Slim Armour, and would had to spend on a protector that wonder work/fit with the case.

UPDATE: Crickey! watched the youTube video for Bodyguardz. when they get to the Pure, they take the utility knife, nail and hammer to the S3. Mercy, I cringed with ever blow. Guess they work. impressive
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I've tried a few and my fave (current one) for my Samsung Galaxy S4 is iSmooth for S4 in Ultra Clear. $9.95 for 3 and they last quite awhile. Only downfall is fingerprints but they include really good Microfiber cloth with the screen Protectors. 1 sec wipe with that it's spotless.

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Does glass slide better? Is it more responsive? Etc...
PET films are usually around 3-4H. Tempered glass is around 8-9H.

Tempered glass definitely offers much more better protection than PET films. Harder to scratch tempered glass than PET films.

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Great question. Hoping to hear an answer. And would love to hear some personal 1st hand views on the Spigen Ultra Crystal, Ultra Oleophobic, and Ultra Optics. Can really determine which is the right one for me..
I used the Ultra Oleophobic from Spigen on my Note 2. It looks like a naked screen visually (screen is vibrant). Of course because of it, there is expected glare. Also no rainbow effects (that is until you scratch the protector; you'll notice it more). The oleophobic coating is nice, but not as easy to clean. Best way to clean this oleophobic screen is with a microfiber cloth. Otherwise, it'll smear like crazy and not look so nice.

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Don't know about that, but there's a lot of complaints about the screen cracking during or slightly after application. Seems consistent with the company not replacing it. Rather offering a small discount on next purchase. Definitely turning me away from their product.

I have used the Glas.t (8H rating) by Spigen (on the original Note) and Vitreo (9H rating) by Seidio (on the Note 2).

I did experience some input issues (S Pen and touch) with the Glas.t on the original Note. It could have been the type of adhesive they used at the time. But it served well as it did protect the screen from my abuse. And even with the 8H rating, I did scratch it (though it was barely noticeable) a few months after applying it. It is exactly like glass and it looks and feels exactly like the naked screen.

The Vitreo is nice and so far I haven't scratched it yet with my constant abuse. It also looks and feels exactly like the naked screen. Also do not have any input issues with this protector. Everything works fine.

I am no longer considering PET films anymore. I would invest more on tempered glass protectors. They work out as a better investment for me in the long run. Considering I can burn through a PET film in a month or 2. Yeah, I really abuse the screen.

EDIT: Sorry, forgot to mention that both tempered glass protectors worked with the Otterbox Commuter case.
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PET films are usually around 3-4H. Tempered glass is around 8-9H.

Tempered glass definitely offers much more better protection than PET films. Harder to scratch tempered glass than PET films.



I used the Ultra Oleophobic from Spigen on my Note 2. It looks like a naked screen visually (screen is vibrant). Of course because of it, there is expected glare. Also no rainbow effects (that is until you scratch the protector; you'll notice it more). The oleophobic coating is nice, but not as easy to clean. Best way to clean this oleophobic screen is with a microfiber cloth. Otherwise, it'll smear like crazy and not look so nice.



Don't know about that, but there's a lot of complaints about the screen cracking during or slightly after application. Seems consistent with the company not replacing it. Rather offering a small discount on next purchase. Definitely turning me away from their product.

I have used the Glas.t (8H rating) by Spigen (on the original Note) and Vitreo (9H rating) by Seidio (on the Note 2).

I did experience some input issues (S Pen and touch) with the Glas.t on the original Note. It could have been the type of adhesive they used at the time. But it served well as it did protect the screen from my abuse. And even with the 8H rating, I did scratch it (though it was barely noticeable) a few months after applying it. It is exactly like glass and it looks and feels exactly like the naked screen.

The Vitreo is nice and so far I haven't scratched it yet with my constant abuse. It also looks and feels exactly like the naked screen. Also do not have any input issues with this protector. Everything works fine.

I am no longer considering PET films anymore. I would invest more on tempered glass protectors. They work out as a better investment for me in the long run. Considering I can burn through a PET film in a month or 2. Yeah, I really abuse the screen.

EDIT: Sorry, forgot to mention that both tempered glass protectors worked with the Otterbox Commuter case.

Cool you've try many of the major players. A few posts back was the bodyguardz. From the website seems awfully good. Not seen that name in this group though. For $44 I would hope it darn nice.

In you option what are the top 3 or 4?
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I bought some screen protectors from Amazon (good ones) and I didn't like how much more unresponsive the S-pen was. I would think anything like zagg or Ghost Armor with a rubbery feel would really inhibit the S-pen. The S-pen didn't glide well.
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i did email them and they refunded so i could reorder but now it's on backorder till the 25th
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The best screen protector I've ever put on a device was made by Ionic for my Galaxy Tab 2. No trouble, no bubbles etc. and it looks like it's not even there.

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Amazon.com: Ionic Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Screen Protector Film Invisible (Clear) (3-pack): Cell Phones & Accessories
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My experience with PET films are simply:

Brando Workshop: used them back in the day of Palm and Windows Mobile. Nice protectors, fast shipping, can remove and reuse protector. Able to clean screen with a bit of soap and water. Ultra Clear screen is vibrant. However, texture of screen may be a con for some. It has a 'grippy' feeling on the screen. But not sure how their protectors are now.

Otterbox: No good, scratched it good in a few days of use.

Boxwave: Again, no good as I managed to scratch it up after a few days of use as well.

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Spigen: Great protector. Lasted quite a long time before I gave my Note away. Only problem was some input issues. Also (at the time) glass was not rounded and could be chipped if not careful. But could be fitted into a case like Otterbox Commuter without conflict. Pen glided over it easily without issue.

Seidio: Also a great protector. Still holding strong and no scratches yet. No input issues and will fit most cases since glass does not fully cover the entire screen. Pen glides over it very easily. Too slick for my tastes which is why I switched from a plastic nib to a flex nib. Offers a little bit of grip to give a pen on paper feel.

If I managed to destroy my glass protector (or get a new device), I might give the Brando ones a shot to see how it is. I was not disappointed by their PET films back in the day.

EDIT: forgot to mention Spigen for PET films. They are good and they come with two protectors for the cost. The only thing wrong with them is that you need to have a microfiber cloth to properly clean the screen. Smears are noticeable on the protector. I only used the ultra oleophobic. Not sure about the others.
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I actually like the Verizon ones, had them on my last several phones, no orange peal or stickness and they last like crazy.

Agreed, never had an issue with them.
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I have the Zagg one and it works well, but it keeps getting dust under it. It pisses me off. You apply the thing and spend all that time making sure there is no dust or bubbles and then it gets in there anyway. Is there any way to get it out once its in there?
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I usually don't use screen protectors, but I am interested in one to limit the finger smudges when using my phone. Any recommendations?
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I ordered the Verizon 3 pack with my Note 3, just so I would have something to put on it when it came in. I usually just use the Verizon screen protectors on my phone. These show greasy fingerprints real easy. Of course, I can just wipe them off and do. I ordered a couple of belt clip cases from Ebay and those each came with screen protectors and I have not tried either of those yet.

I would like to maybe change to another screen protector at some point that doesn't show grease so easy...other than that, these do the job for now.
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I haven't seen this asked or answered so here goes.

I have never used a glass screen protector and considering how much this phone cost, I am all about protecting it (as I do with all my electronic toys). I have the Verizon one on for now just to have something but I really want to upgrade to a glass one. I have the Incipio Dual on it right now but am going to get an Otterbox when they come out.

So my question is, does anyone know if a phone with a glass protector will fit in an Otterbox? I want the Defender (overkill, I know, but you should see what my iPod lives in!) or would a Commuter be better?

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I haven't seen this asked or answered so here goes.

I have never used a glass screen protector and considering how much this phone cost, I am all about protecting it (as I do with all my electronic toys). I have the Verizon one on for now just to have something but I really want to upgrade to a glass one. I have the Incipio Dual on it right now but am going to get an Otterbox when they come out.

So my question is, does anyone know if a phone with a glass protector will fit in an Otterbox? I want the Defender (overkill, I know, but you should see what my iPod lives in!) or would a Commuter be better?

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Yes, you will be able to use a defender with a glass screen protector. The thickness of my BodyGuardz Pure glass screen protector matched the ear speaker on the top of the phone. They're very thin.
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I bought a Zagg screen protector for this thing, but I loathe it. The thing is impossible to apply without getting air bubbles everywhere. I am looking for one that is easy to put on and off without issues. I had one like this for my old Iphone that worked really well. I forgot what type it was though. It wasn't like the other screen protectors. It was rigid and easy to take on and off.

Oh yeah one other thing: In the note 3 manual it says not to use a screen protector on page 9. They claim it can interfere with the sensor. Is this true? Should I note use one at all?
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I've spent a fortune on screen protectors seeking ease of application, and an end result that is bubble free while not killing the wonderful tactile experience of a bare display. So far I've not found a good solution. As much as it concerns me I'm going to risk it and go without one on my Note 3, this display is just too nice to cover up.
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Yeah, I can see your point. I am still kind of hesitant to go without one though.
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I can't say for the note 3 but I have a screen protector on my note 2 and it doesn't interfere with the touch screen at all. I put zagg protectors on all my devices.
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