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Anymode Oleophobic 2 1.39%
Pro-Tec 3 2.08%
MFX 5-in-1 0 0%
Martin Fields 3 2.08%
Case-Mate Anti-Glare 3 2.08%
Zagg Invisible Shield 63 43.75%
3M Scotch Film Lite Matte 0 0%
3M Scotch Film Lite 1 0.69%
Rock Anti-Fingerprint 0 0%
Terrapin 0 0%
Kolay 0 0%
FoneM8 0 0%
Vikuiti CV8 by 3M 0 0%
Vikuiti ADQC27 by 3M 0 0%
Vikuiti DQC160 by 3M 0 0%
GadgetinBox 0 0%
BAAS Matte Clear (Anti-Glare) 0 0%
Trizmo Anti-Glare & Anti-Fingerprint 4 2.78%
MOFRED 4 2.78%
Steinheil 49 34.03%
XO Skins 4 2.78%
Skinomi 8 5.56%
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Old June 12th, 2012, 02:02 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I will be trying a TruProtection screen protector on my next phone (likely GS3). They are the sister company to Power Support which makes the best screen protectors for Apple devices bar none. I really like the smooth feel and fingerprint-resistance of their Anti-Glare protectors.

I've had both Steinheil and Realook screen protectors on my original Galaxy S and have not been satisfied with either of them. I always wished Power Support would make screen films for non-Apple products, so I e-mailed them and they let me know of their sister company.

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+1 for the SGP Ultra Crystal. That's what I've used for my DX ever since I bought it, and I love it. Hopefully it will work well on the S3. I use Best Skins Ever on non-touch devices and really like them, but I don't like the drag it creates on touch screens.
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SPIGEN SGP Samsung Galaxy S3 Screen Protector Steinheil Flex HD Series - GALAXY S3 - Samsung - Cell Phones

I'd like to try one out myself.
I think that one is similar to the Zagg material based on the specs. The only other phone it is offered on is the Galaxy Nexus and the reviews are a bit mixed.

I spend a good deal of time outdoors in dusty environments so I suspect gritty fingers on the UltraClear caused most of the issues with the haze. I may just have to plan to replace the screen protector more often than normal use...
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I would normally use one but every screen protector i've tried just doesnt look right on the screen of the Galaxy S3 due to size and the slightly curved surface round the sides.

So I might just go for a pouch and no screen protector this time, I don't like the look of cases so far either.
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I plan on getting Ghost Armor when they have it on their website.
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Naked for me - My Evo has been nekkid since it was born. No scratches, I want to see all the hd Netflix LTE will stream
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+1 for the SGP Ultra Crystal. That's what I've used for my DX ever since I bought it, and I love it. Hopefully it will work well on the S3. I use Best Skins Ever on non-touch devices and really like them, but I don't like the drag it creates on touch screens.
Same here, I always forget it's on. I've had the same one on my DX for 2 years and it's still in perfect condition even after all the roughness and oils.
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These are my go to for all my devices. I've come to accept that few will be perfect, and at 2 for $3.00, it's hard to go wrong.

I have purchased these before. This company ships quick and does honor their guarantee

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Think I'll be getting one of these bad boys:

XO Skins Galaxy S III Screen Protector

All the coverage of a Zagg style protector with no orange peel effect or degradation of screen quality
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Are their any other ones out there that are similar to zagg and ghost armor?
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I dunno - I always read about on these threads about how Gorilla Glass is unscratchable, etc., etc. - but shoot, time and time again I visit AT&T stores and I see phones with Gorilla Glass (supposedly) that are all scratched up. Just recently I saw a HTC One X and an HTC Vivid scratched up BIG time - like as if someone really wanted to test it out, and it was like someone took keys or something and kept scratching over and over on a part of the screen. So, while maybe it's not what most of us would do to the phone, my personal experience is that Gorilla Glass DOES scratch. To be honest, I always thought that Gorilla Glass was near impossible to break - not impossible to scratch. In the Corning demos I've seen - I think they usually show the strength on impact and never demo scratching.

A friend just bought a Spring HTC Evo 4G or whatever it is called - but the latest HTC on Sprint - and shoot, she had it for a week and there's already a scratch on the screen. She thinks it's because she had it in a pocket with a bag of something - and the edge of the bag scratched it. I doubt THAT, but I saw the scratch myself.

Maybe it's an HTC thing then?
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Are their any other ones out there that are similar to zagg and ghost armor?
Yeah I order mine from best skin(s) ever. Just as good and cheap. They have a full body skin for $8. Covers front, back and side.
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In prior android smart phones I guess screen protectors were necessary.

But with this being GG2 and all. Do you guys suggest to put a screen protector on them or no? Thank you
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I'm not going to bother. Didn't with my s2 either personal choice I suppose.
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I still haven't on mine. I am looking for a good one to fit. Don't just trust your phone, it's always better to have additional protection, Gorilla Glass are tough, scratch-resistant, etc. but you never know what can happen. Plus, have you noticed how prone is the Galaxy S3 to get covered with fingerprints? I am trying to find a screen protector to avoid that.
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I'm not going to bother. Didn't with my s2 either personal choice I suppose.
Did you get any scratches or any small nicks on the screen at all?
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Key-word to pay attention to with Gorilla Glass is that it's scratch resistant, not scratch PROOF. So it is still very capable of getting scratched, especially if you spend anytime at the beach.
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Never had a scratch on any of my gorilla glass products.

Scratches are UNUSUAL on gorilla glass, but not IMPOSSIBLE. Like the poster before me said, they're scratch resistant not scratch proof. I wouldn't worry too much, just don't be deliberately careless, i.e. don't keep your phone in your pockets with your keys.
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I think I am going to go without one for a while. I really hate the feel of a phone with screen protector. I had one on my EVO 4G, took it off a couple of weeks in. Then with nice care I didn't get any scratches at all. Of course the last 6-8 months I abused it and got a couple of small scratches. And that wasn't even Gorilla Glass.

Anyway, unless I find a really good protector that I don't feel akward using I think I won't get one. I am very careful anyway. For me the phone always has its own pocket and kept very carefully when out of pocket
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There are some really good screen protectors, for those who like the peace of mind of using one. I recommend SGP screen protectors. They feel smooth, like the bare glass, and are crystal clear.
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http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s3/560562-screen-protector.html

Here is another screen protector discussion if interested.
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I would say, if you are generally careful with your phone and use common sense a screen protector is not for you, I've had my droid x for 2 years (coming up this July) no scratches at all. the only thing i did do is get a rubber phone case because i do sometimes put the phone face down and the case actually prevents the phones screen from touching any flat surface but other than that my phone has been going in and out of my pocket for 2 years with keys and earphones and other objects.
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I think it varies person to person. I am obsessed with paying close attention to my smartphones. I have had smartphones the majority of the time since 2006 and i havent yet scratched any screens. So if your super careful i don't feel they are nessasary but if your not then it's better to be safe and pick up a screen protector.
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There are some really good screen protectors, for those who like the peace of mind of using one. I recommend SGP screen protectors. They feel smooth, like the bare glass, and are crystal clear.
SGP is my pick as well.
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Thanks guys, I will check out SGP. By the way, I have no experience putting it on. So if I buy a screen protector, is it better to go to the sprintstore and have one of them put it on?? Or try it myself?? I would think they would have more experience, the same goes to maybe going to best buy or something
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By the way, I have no experience putting it on. So if I buy a screen protector, is it better to go to the sprintstore and have one of them put it on?? Or try it myself?? I would think they would have more experience, the same goes to maybe going to best buy or something

Also, We are getting 2 of these phones in our family. I see the SGP has 2 of those protectors. So it should be fine to order 1 correct? Or should I order 2, because the trying to put the first one usually doesn't work.
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By the way, I have no experience putting it on. So if I buy a screen protector, is it better to go to the sprintstore and have one of them put it on?? Or try it myself?? I would think they would have more experience, the same goes to maybe going to best buy or something

Also, We are getting 2 of these phones in our family. I see the SGP has 2 of those protectors. So it should be fine to order 1 correct? Or should I order 2, because the trying to put the first one usually doesn't work.
Had Best Buy putt my ZAGG on. If you don't have alot of confidence putting these things on it's best to leave it to the professionals.
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super easy. its a dry application.

another vote for the steinheil. i have the matte finish/finger print proof. i like it, but it has a slight haze to it. my wife has the crystal clear. gets finger prints but its super clear.
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No reason to have one IMO/Experience.GG feels too awesome to cover up with plastic.
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I don't think it needs one. Again it's just a case of being careful i had my iphone4 for two years with no screen protector and not one scratch, but i never put anything in my pocket with my phone EVER
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Had one on my OG Inc for a while...it was nice. Then it started bubbling up, took it off and never got another. Didn't need to, the GG was fantastic. Dropped it a few times, no scratches at all. A case around the edge is a must I think, so that when it goes flat it doesn't contact the screen. That's all I'll be getting for the S3: a case.
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I just received my SGP FlexHD yesterday. Looks a lot like Zagg, but with less orange peel.

Question for anyone that has ever dealt with SPG before... The 2 screen protectors are on a black paper in the box. When I pulled them out the have what looks like small imperfections or wrinkles and such. Ya think this is just the paper they are stuck to? Or is this normal. Are these self healing like Zagg? Not sure what to make of it.
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Here is another screen protector discussion if interested.
I forgot about that thread. I'm going to merge this one into that thread.
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I personally always get a case and screen protector, also I keep the box in a nice safe place. When it comes to upgrading and selling the device I can then maxamise on my return.

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Is SGP comparable to Zagg or Ghost Armor?
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Is SGP comparable to Zagg or Ghost Armor?
Zagg and Ghost Armor look and feel terrible. They both have very noticeable orange peel and will deteriorate the display. The SGP Crystal Clear is one of the best. You almost won't even know it is there. Also feels like the glass itself.
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Zagg and Ghost Armor look and feel terrible. They both have very noticeable orange peel and will deteriorate the display. The SGP Crystal Clear is one of the best. You almost won't even know it is there. Also feels like the glass itself.
I was thinking of getting the Anti-Fingerprint one when it comes out. What's the different between this one:
SPIGEN SGP Samsung Galaxy S3 Screen Protector Steinheil Flex HD Series - GALAXY S3 - Samsung - Cell Phones

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Is it just the flexibility and the HD?
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I don't want to put a screen protector on it, but may have to give in. It is my experience that it is more than possible to scratch screens. Though I generally haven't ever scratched my droid 2 global which has gorilla glass or my ipod touch, I have a used samsung stratosphere which uses some unknown company's glass and it both came with scratches and I think I have made a few small ones too. I also had a used thunderbolt that had a really deep scratch or 2 and many light ones. I have no clue how someone did that to gorilla glass, but apparently it is possible.
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I was thinking of getting the Anti-Fingerprint one when it comes out. What's the different between this one:
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Screen Protector Steinheil Series - GALAXY S3 - Samsung - Cell Phones

Is it just the flexibility and the HD?
The Ultra Crystal is about as good as you can get. It will have the absolute least effect on the display quality. All anti-fingerprint/glare screen protectors will diminish the display quality more than the clear ones to a varying degree. It is a trade off, clarity vs fingerprints. The Flex HD is similar to the Zagg type, but people have said it has less orange peel affect. If you want the absolute least negative effect on your display, get a clear one. If your priority is no fingerprints, and you don't mind a little more loss of display clarity, get the anti-fingerprint one. Personally, I don't like the Zagg type protectors. They have way too much of a negative effect on the display. I saw an HTC One X with and without the Zagg, and wow it really made that beautiful display look like crap.
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The Ultra Crystal is about as good as you can get. It will have the absolute least effect on the display quality. All anti-fingerprint/glare screen protectors will diminish the display quality more than the clear ones to a varying degree. It is a trade off, clarity vs fingerprints. The Flex HD is similar to the Zagg type, but people have said it has less orange peel affect. If you want the absolute least negative effect on your display, get a clear one. If your priority is no fingerprints, and you don't mind a little more loss of display clarity, get the anti-fingerprint one. Personally, I don't like the Zagg type protectors. They have way too much of a negative effect on the display. I saw an HTC One X with and without the Zagg, and wow it really made that beautiful display look like crap.
Thanks for clearing that up for me. I'm really leaning towards the anti-fingerprint one because of the matte finish it has so there won't be no glare and display quality isn't a big concern to me but I might have to see it in person before I make my decision. Thank you for the clarification though.
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anyone tried Skinomi TechSkin before?
looks good and has lifetime replacements.

£15.99 is quite a lot for something that might not work
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anyone tried Skinomi TechSkin before?
looks good and has lifetime replacements.

£15.99 is quite a lot for something that might not work
I just ordered a XO screen protector, it's Zagg wet style but is supposed to have zero orange peel effect and not affect screen quality. Plus XO is having a fathers day sale this weekend, 40% off with a coupon code from their facebook page.
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I never had a screen protector on my old AMOLED DROID Incredible and after two years the screen is still perfectly smooth.

My current LG Spectrum came with a screen protector on it but I took it off as soon as the corners started curling up. I took it off and am now keeping the screen naked. It feels so much better touching glass than plastic. And glass wipes clean just rubbing it on my shirt, while plastic doesn't.

Based on these experiences, I will be keeping my SGS3 free of screen protectors.
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Question To screen protect, or not to screen protect; that is the question.

So, as it turns out, the S3 has a weirdly curved screen.
Also, the Martin Fields screen protector doesn't entirely cover the screen (probably because of the curve) and so I can't go for my usual, HQ protector standard.

I keep telling myself it's glass, so don't worry about covering it, but I've never had an uncovered screen before.

And for a phone this expensive...

What about y'all?

Protector/ no protector?

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SGP getting some mixed reviews on UK Amazon; and the verdict is "not bad" to "terrible."

SPIGEN SGP Samsung Galaxy S3 Screen Protector Steinheil Flex HD Series: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

I'm a Martin Fields fanboy, had them for my last three phones and they're amazing, so I think I'll go that way again (even though it doesn't reach the edges of the screen.

Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S III: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
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The Ultra Crystal is about as good as you can get. It will have the absolute least effect on the display quality. All anti-fingerprint/glare screen protectors will diminish the display quality more than the clear ones to a varying degree. It is a trade off, clarity vs fingerprints. The Flex HD is similar to the Zagg type, but people have said it has less orange peel affect. If you want the absolute least negative effect on your display, get a clear one. If your priority is no fingerprints, and you don't mind a little more loss of display clarity, get the anti-fingerprint one. Personally, I don't like the Zagg type protectors. They have way too much of a negative effect on the display. I saw an HTC One X with and without the Zagg, and wow it really made that beautiful display look like crap.
Is the Flex HD an anti-fingerprint one? It doesn't really mention anything in the description about that. I'd prefer one that can minimize smudges and prints, hopefully without degrading too much screen quality...

Will SGP make their Ultra Optics and/or Ultra Fine protectors for the SG3? And can anyone recommend one over the other if so? I'm also debating waiting to see what Realook has to offer since I've heard nothing but good things about them.
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Bought this... Samsung Galaxy S3 Flip Case - Ceramic White: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

Don't need a protector, besides I can never get them on without dust or something getting underneath...
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Bought this... Samsung Galaxy S3 Flip Case - Ceramic White: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

Don't need a protector, besides I can never get them on without dust or something getting underneath...
I would check the thread on this forum about "cases for gs3" apparently this flip case gets very dirty and grubby. So you might want to go with another one. Don't take my word for it though. Go through that thread, and I remember seeing somebody posting that

edit: actually here it is: Don't get the official flip case
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I would check the thread on this forum about "cases for gs3" apparently this flip case gets very dirty and grubby. So you might want to go with another one. Don't take my word for it though. Go through that thread, and I remember seeing somebody posting that

edit: actually here it is: Don't get the official flip case
Well I wash my clothes regularly so don't have to worry about stains in my pockets getting onto my phone case.
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