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View Poll Results: Which Screen Protector is your favourite?
Anymode Oleophobic 2 1.40%
Pro-Tec 3 2.10%
MFX 5-in-1 0 0%
Martin Fields 3 2.10%
Case-Mate Anti-Glare 3 2.10%
Zagg Invisible Shield 62 43.36%
3M Scotch Film Lite Matte 0 0%
3M Scotch Film Lite 1 0.70%
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 2.80%
MOFRED 4 2.80%
Steinheil 49 34.27%
XO Skins 4 2.80%
Skinomi 8 5.59%
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Old June 18th, 2012, 12:38 PM   #101 (permalink)
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but I've never had an uncovered screen before.
How ironic that my first phone to go without a protector is my most expensive one.
I was scared, too.
But you kind of go into a new level of carefulness knowing this. You automatically care for it as you would a vulnerable newborn child.
I just think plastic makes a $600 phone feel like a $100 entry level phone.

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Old June 18th, 2012, 01:12 PM   #102 (permalink)
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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.
For the wet apply type I also like the BSE. great price, i order 3 to get free shipping. I could never get the dry mount type I am without getting dust underneath.
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We've hd a droid x now for almost two years, no screen protector for the last 10 months and not a scratch on it. Gorilla glass is very scratch resistant, so unless you abuse your phone, a screen protector is a want, not a need in my opinion.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 04:33 PM   #104 (permalink)
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I got the xtremeguard screen protector and I have to say that I am not happy with its texture. I mean if you like Zagg's screen protectors then you will love xtremeguard. I owned a Zagg screen protector before and I hated it, it feels like rubber and there is just too much resistance. Simply put, it just doesn't feel natural.
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THIS Is How You Play Fruit Ninja On The Galaxy S3 – Using A Real Knife [Video]

After watching this video I'm thinking I don't need a screen protector.
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Old June 20th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #106 (permalink)
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I just think plastic makes a $600 phone feel like a $100 entry level phone.
Have to disagree. I compare it to putting a $500 clear-bra/3M film on a $60K BMW to prevent paint chips. Doesn't cheapen it. (NOT talking about those crap fabric ones that cause more damage than good)
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Have to disagree. I compare it to putting a $500 clear-bra/3M film on a $60K BMW to prevent paint chips. Doesn't cheapen it. (NOT talking about those crap fabric ones that cause more damage than good)
Have to disagree. The only protector that could feel as luxurious as glass would be a screen protector made of glass. A plastic protector feels like... well, plastic.
Just my opinion.
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Ughh... I already have bought my screen protector for gs3 from sgp even if my phone is not here yet. I even opened up the package and very much excited about reviewing this product and writing product review on their website. Then I found this new product, which still prevents anti-fingerprints with the best clarity as Ultra Crystal. Not sure if I can return the opened package of screen protector. I kind of want this new screen protector.

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Old June 21st, 2012, 07:40 PM   #109 (permalink)
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So I order the new nano screen protector from SGP Steinheil's website and signed up for a login there. Well they send me an email confirmation confirming my login but in the email they send my password in plain text which is a HUGE no no. That site has some very bad website security. Thank the gods they don't take credit card numbers.

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I just bought the SGP wet apply one off of amazon. I had one for my Galaxy Nexus and it was great, even after I shattered the screen it held the glass in place, it applied very well and was tough against scratches but did not detract from the screen.
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I agree, this should be moved to combine with the other thread.

I also just received my SGP Ultra Crystal protectors. However, as I read this 'New' screen protector hype it seems to contradict itself and lead one to believe that it works into the curved portion of the S3 display. Then there's the **fine print which states that it is cut shortof the curved edges. Of course it's not going to peel up from the curved area because it's not even over it.

As much as I like the SGP screen protectors, having them on my INC for the past two years and will continue to use them on my soon to be S3, I'm not really sure if there is anything new about this screen protector except the marketing package. To be fair though, I just ordered one of these to compare. I have two S3's coming from Verizon and will try one the old 'Ultra Crystal' and one of these new ones to compare. I'll follow up with my review in the future.


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Ultra Nano Clear is made of soft and flexible material that precisely fits the display without lifting up on curved areas of screen.



The premium silicone adhesive reduces air bubbles during application. The adhesive does not damage or leave residue on the screen.


3. Resistance to scratches caused from daily use


Steinheil Ultra Nano Clear is hard coated to protect the screen from scratches caused from daily use. Also, Steinheil Ultra Nano Clear does not interfere with touch-screen responsiveness.


4. Oleophobic coating : Oil-resistance coating


Steinheil Ultra Nano Clear has an oil-resistant coating to resist smudges caused by oil, cosmetics and other contaminants while providing high clarity for the screen.


** This film is made slightly smaller than the LCD size to avoid bubbling, due to the curved glass surface of the Galaxy S3
Now this 'glass' one could be very interesting if it comes out for the S3

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Am I the only one who bought it?? i should have been waited a little even till my phone gets here... And, this is confusing. I thought it's a new product with strong adhesive, but it's still cut short??????????
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I emailed SGP about the Nano, and here was there response:

Thank you for your interest in our products! The new Steinheil Ultra Nano will be the same size as the Ultra Crystal Screen Protector. It is cut slightly smaller than the actual size of the screen. It will be a somewhat hard surfaace compared to the Flex HD, but not as hard as the original Ultra Series Screen Protector because the Ultra Nano is much thinner than the Ultra Series.
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Ughh... I already have bought my screen protector for gs3 from sgp even if my phone is not here yet. I even opened up the package and very much excited about reviewing this product and writing product review on their website. Then I found this new product, which still prevents anti-fingerprints with the best clarity as Ultra Crystal. Not sure if I can return the opened package of screen protector. I kind of want this new screen protector.

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Merged your thread into this one. Sorry about any confusion.
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I just bought the SGP wet apply one off of amazon. I had one for my Galaxy Nexus and it was great, even after I shattered the screen it held the glass in place, it applied very well and was tough against scratches but did not detract from the screen.
I like the wet apply type and have never had any problems. But I was wondering if the physical button on the S3 might be an entry place for water?
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We've hd a droid x now for almost two years, no screen protector for the last 10 months and not a scratch on it. Gorilla glass is very scratch resistant, so unless you abuse your phone, a screen protector is a want, not a need in my opinion.
Some of us spend time outdoors whether it be for work or play... Get any kind of abrasive dust/sand on your fingers and it's going to scratch the screen.
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I've asked about this in other threads but I figure this is "the" screen protector thread.

Is anyone who has used the wet apply type concerned about water getting in by the physical home button? I've use these before but on fully enclosed phone like the Rezound and T-bolt with no buttons
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Keys, coins... they can't scratch the screen. Check your hardness scale and where most metal comes in, and where Gorilla glass is. You will find that most every day objects you think are a risk, can't do a darn thing to it.

Now what you should worry about is sand, or silica. Found at beaches, and in dirt. It is easy to get a little dirt somewhere and scratch that screen.

This is why you see all these videos of people running keys and such on their phones, they know it won't hurt it at least in most cases. I tend to roll with a protector, if you get a good one it keeps the screen in good shape and it is easier to replace than the screen.
Your's is the post that everyone who thinks Gorilla Glass is impervious to scratches should read. This was a topic of discussion about 2 years ago when I got my Droid X. Pretty much the exact same posts but from different people. There were GG demo videos then too. And there were a couple of posts that pretty much said the same thing as yours (Eryl Flynn) does. A few people couldn't understand how their GG screen got scratched when it never came anywhere near their keys, a pen or whatever. Yeah, but what about the grain or two of sand that somehow worked it's way into your pocket? Oh well...

Of course plenty of people will get away with no screen protector and no scratches but I'll bet some of them won't admit it if they do end up getting scratches.

To anyone who thinks the GG is impervious to scratches, how hard is it to do a tiny amount of research with Google? It's EASY to find examples of where people scratched their glass and it's easy to find a post like the one quoted above by Eryl Flynn that explains why it happens. If you are now aware of the FACT that GG can and does get scratched and you still don't want to use a screen protector then that's certainly your right. Just understand that it can happen and makes your decision based on that.

For me and my wife and kids, the very first thing that happens when we unbox a new phone is the application of a screen protector. I do this before we do anything else so that we never have to think about it again or wonder how that scratch got there. It sure improves the resale value too.

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Ughh... I already have bought my screen protector for gs3 from sgp even if my phone is not here yet. I even opened up the package and very much excited about reviewing this product and writing product review on their website. Then I found this new product, which still prevents anti-fingerprints with the best clarity as Ultra Crystal. Not sure if I can return the opened package of screen protector. I kind of want this new screen protector.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Screen Protector Steinheil Ultra Nano Clear - GALAXY S3 - Samsung - Cell Phones
Sorry for confusing. I don't think it's actually discontinued. SGP officially still sell Ultra Crystal in Amazon, so I'm keeping it not exchanging Ultra Crystal to Ultra Nano Clear.

http://www.amazon.com/SPIGEN-SGP-Steinheil-Protector-Carriers/dp/B00818EQ1M/ref=sr_1_20?ie=UTF8&qid=1340754053&sr=8-20&keywords=galaxy+s3
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Armor skins get my vote.
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I tried to put my Marin Fields protector on the day I got the phone; complete disaster.

It's cut *way* too precisely around the button and the earpiece, and, and previously mentioned by someone else, doesn't over the whole front, just the width of the screen and a couple mm in on the top and bottom.

The thing got filthy and I gave up, that was Saturday.

Last night determinedly went at it again. After a lot of patient usage of scotch tape, it's clean, and on, and I do feel good about it.

Might remove it again after a few weeks, but for now, glad it's on there.
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I for one will most likely run a Zagg on my S3. Yes it has some texture. Yes it dulls out the display a little. But it's also one of the most, if not the most durable screen protector on the market.

I had a full Zagg wrap on my BB and it took a dive off the roof of my car at about 60mph. The Zagg took some damage, but the phone was fine.

I work on a flightline in the desert and can't count how many times my phone has skidded across the asphalt or been dropped in the sand. I also desert race and have the phone in the race car in case we break down out of radio range.

So yes, I'm rough on my phones and appear to be on the other end of the spectrum from many users that work in an office environment where they can run without a screen protector or use a nice thin one.

My long winded point is that there are screen protectors for every environment and should be chosen accordingly.

Oh yeah, and there's a Zagg shop next to my Verizon store, so that makes the choice even easier.
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I bought a silicone gel case for my S3 and it came with a screen protector which I have applied. I bought a (used) S2 7 months ago and it came with a couple of scratches - it now has more.
Regarding what an earlier poster said about screen protectors making a "$600 phone look like $100 phone" if you don't use one your $600 phone may end up as a $100 phone sooner than you think.
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I tried to put my Marin Fields protector on the day I got the phone; complete disaster.

It's cut *way* too precisely around the button and the earpiece, and, and previously mentioned by someone else, doesn't over the whole front, just the width of the screen and a couple mm in on the top and bottom.

The thing got filthy and I gave up, that was Saturday.

Last night determinedly went at it again. After a lot of patient usage of scotch tape, it's clean, and on, and I do feel good about it.

Might remove it again after a few weeks, but for now, glad it's on there.
Hi,
I have put 2 Martin Fields protectors on now. I've had 2 phones as one had to go back due to stuck pixels on the screen. Both have gone on perfect. It's definitely a case of taking your time and lining it up. As you said, it's cut very precisely.
I don't like the fact it does not go to the edges, but the curve down prevents that and it would just peel.
My father has the zagg invisible shield on his S3. And it does go right to the edge due to being a wet apply. But I have to say I hate the thing. The screen is nowhere near as bright and clear as mine with the MF protector. And the zagg is so sticky when using the screen, just doesn't feel right to me. At least the MF still has a nice smooth almost glass like finish. And a quick wipe over with a cloth soon removes any fingerprints, not that you can see them that badly to start with.
Time will tell how the edges look though after long term use, if they become dirty or start to peel.
I was so tempted to go without a screen protector as I love the feel of the glass, but just can't bring myself to do it through fear of scratches appearing even though I'm ultra protective of my phones, giving them good re-sale value.
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So I am planning on buying a GS3, and I am looking to get a screen protector for it. Anyone have any thoughts on what brand of screen protector I should go with? What are the best brands?
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I got a free ZAGG with my SGIII today. I had a captivate floating around in my purse, on the dashboard, in my pocket and wherever it landed for over a year with no case and no protector on it. It has a few minor scratches that are barely visible.

I put the protector on and will see how I like it. The phone is still fabulous with it on, way more fabulous than the SG Captivate so I am OK with it for now.
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Has anyone applied a wet mount type on the S3 yet? I ask because this has a physical button and was concerned that could be an entry point for water as opposed to my solid faced Rezound

I use them all the time on my other phones. I don't mind the texture or decrease in screen quality, as i feel like it's more protective
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Has anyone applied a wet mount type on the S3 yet? I ask because this has a physical button and was concerned that could be an entry point for water as opposed to my solid faced Rezound

I use them all the time on my other phones. I don't mind the texture or decrease in screen quality, as i feel like it's more protective
I did. I put on the Spigen HD Flex wet and I didn't experience any issue. Spray the protector and not the phone (obviously) and when you squeegee the bubbles, do it gently away from the button. To be safe, I wouldn't go around using the phone at least for 30mins-1hr afterwards. It came out pretty good.

Frankly, I think there's always a chance, but I think for the most part these phones are built to withstand a little bit of moisture. I mean, there will be times when you're sweating and talking on the phone so it has to withstand a little bit of moisture. Don't douse it water and I think in most cases it'll be fine.
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Hi everyone,

Been reading up on all of your discussions/suggestions and I have a few questions:

So it seems like there's a few different high quality suggestions for screen protectors:
Zagg (I value screen brightness/clarity/quality and from what I hear, though protection is great, the brightness isn't the best, so I'm not going with this)
Steinheil (seems like the best value to me right now)
Martin Fields (on amazon this is too expensive for my taste and haven't heard enough good reviews about this to consider)

So, I'm interested in Steinheil but I don't know exactly which one to buy.

Steinheil Ultra Nano Clear
Steinheil Flex HD

I'm looking for something that can cover the whole screen ideally, but I'm wondering if the Ultra Nano Clear is noticeably undercut (as described in their details --"It is also cut smaller than the screen to prevent any bubbles and lifting from the edges of the screen protector") and if it has a significant better clarity than the Flex HD.

Any thoughts on this?

And lastly, what about the not so good reviews for the FlexHD from the few people who have reviewed it on Amazon? Any comments about those?

Thanks in advanced.
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Also has anyone had any experience with this?

Rearth Ringbo Screen Protector

Amazon.com: [Ultimate Clear Plus] Samsung Galaxy S3 Rearth Ringbo Screen Protector for [Sprint At&t T-Mobile Verizon US Cellular Unlocked i9300 3G GSM] Cover Film: Cell Phones & Accessories

It has a bunch of good reviews on amazon so I'm curious as to all of your experiences with it.
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Hey guys!!!
Please suggest me good screen protector for my galaxy s3
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Well, I'm living in the Middle East and the worst part is that no one gives a crap about Samsung S3. I had to go buy a fake one for 10 AED (1 USD = 3.5 AED) but will a fake or an original one cause any problems?
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I'll go naked as soon as the phone comes with a no-scratch guarantee. Until then I'm using a screen protector. My phone isn't a piece of art, it's a tool that I use for hours a day. I'm not taking any chances.
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Please suggest me good screen protector for my galaxy s3
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Just read thru the pages of this thread as there are some good suggestions. I'm a ZAGG fan myself. Mobile Accessories | Screen Protectors, iPhone Skins, iPad Cases | ZAGG
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Well I've always gone naked, but having put a tiny scratch on the screen withing the 1st week - I'm being picky, you can barely see it; I've ordered 5 anti glare screen protectors from ebay. Had them before and they are normally very good. 5 For less than 2!
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If you like the wet apply type, this one is practically free. - $1.49 each.

I use this company for all my devises. Arrives at my door within 2-3 days, great customer service. At this price you can bu several and even waste one on a plain piece of glass to see if you like it. I already have my 2 sets of 2

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00885RVBU
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And lastly, what about the not so good reviews for the FlexHD from the few people who have reviewed it on Amazon? Any comments about those?
It seems to me that the negative reviews are from people who had difficulty putting it on. If you warp the screen protector because it got stuck to the screen while you are trying to pull it off it means you didn't moisten the protector enough. It's not as easy as the ads always make it seem because aligning it with the home button and the earpiece hole will take a few tries, but it can be done. If you've ever put on a Zagg's invisashield - it's basically the same thing.

I did mine in the bathroom with the hot water running to minimize dust in the air. I did have to reposition it twice before I got it down perfectly but I think the key is to keep the protector AND your fingers moist. You won't get fingerprints on the adhesive side as long as your fingers are moist.

Now, whether or not you like that "orange peel" effect is a different story. I don't mind it at all actually but some people do.

The FlexHD covers the whole screen except for holes for the front camera, earpiece speaker, and home button. But - it does cover the whole screen otherwise.

Oh, and it comes with 2 protectors.

Edit: also - squeegee the bubbles out gently. Some people do it so harshly that it may stretch the protector. If you stretch the protector while it's drying, it's not going to snap back into shape because it'll get stuck on the screen. Apply enough pressure to squeegee the biggest bubbles, but don't waste time trying to get out the smaller ones. They *will* disappear within 1-2 days. I think I had about 6 or so small bubbles which are all gone now.
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Has anyone applied a wet mount type on the S3 yet? I ask because this has a physical button and was concerned that could be an entry point for water as opposed to my solid faced Rezound

I use them all the time on my other phones. I don't mind the texture or decrease in screen quality, as i feel like it's more protective
i've put zaggs on 3 original razrs, 1 chocolate, 2 laptops, and 1 slider smartphone with zero problems with moisture getting in.

1) i dont use a ridiculous amount of spray. you dont need that much and the more you use, the longer it takes to work it out.

2) i always had a papertowel or something near the edge that i was squeegeeing the liquid towards. that way, no liquid would run off into the device.
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I ordered this. It's overkill and pricey to some, but what the hell. I love my phone:

xgear tempered glass screen protector - SPECTRE

And here's the demo:

XGear Tempered Glass Demo - YouTube
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I was so tempted to go without a screen protector as I love the feel of the glass, but just can't bring myself to do it through fear of scratches appearing even though I'm ultra protective of my phones, giving them good re-sale value.
I'm exactly the same.

The S3 probably won't even scratch, but I take really good care of my tech, so I'm happier with it being on there.
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I ordered this. It's overkill and pricey to some, but what the hell. I love my phone:

xgear tempered glass screen protector - SPECTRE

And here's the demo:

XGear Tempered Glass Demo - YouTube
Never heard of it, but it looks pretty nice. Being a rigid type of screen protector, I wonder if it coveres the full screen.
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Used zagg invisible shield previously. But the orange peel made the screen quality look really bad. So my fascinate is naked now. Ordered a skinpea for the S3. Hopefully it really doesn't have much of the orange peel look
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I've got a favor to ask for those with the Spigen/SGP/Steinheil screen protector installed. I'm looking for an accurate measurement of the material. Please help.

I'm looking for the amount of usable material there is between the highest and lowest cut out. I'm guessing there is a cut out for the button and a cut out for the speaker/Front Facing Cam.
For comparison I'd also be interested in the measurements of the total protector material including the cut outs, so top to bottom. A width would be good to note as well, though the Galaxy S III screen should be a hair wider than my Evo.

I have the Evo 4G LTE (U.S. - Sprint) with Spigen/SGP/Steinheil Ultra Optics installed (self cut), but just noticed there is a new product line only for the Galaxy S III so far. The new Nano Crystal and Nano Optics. I'm interested in possibly trying to retrofit one for my device since Spigen won't be producing them for it (I'm guessing based on their past actions).

Also, since the Nano line is so new, it is hard to find reviews or comparisons to the old products, so if anyone has them installed I'd love to hear their thoughts.
Specifically the Nano Crystal, I'm wondering exactly how well it resists oils.
Specifically the Nano Optics, I'm wondering if the clarity has been increased compared to the older Ultra Optics line.

I'm willing to use my first 'like', even though I vowed not to use the 'like' system, for anyone that can help me out with the measuring. Now that's some high praise for somebuddy.
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(By the way, I've asked for measurements from Spigen in the past and they will not provide them. So this scenario I've laid out above is my best/only hope)
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Just ordered a Wrapsol clean screen.

Wrapsol | strongest, easiest and fastest-to-apply protection for Samsung Galaxy S3
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Never heard of it, but it looks pretty nice. Being a rigid type of screen protector, I wonder if it coveres the full screen.
I just contacted them and they confirmed that it does indeed cover the entire front screen. They had it designed such that it is an exact fit over the original glass - so it's basically like adding an additional layer of tempered glass on top of the gorilla glass.
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That's true, but the S3 will ship with the new Gorilla Glass 3. Youtube videos have shown people scratching their S3, or attempting to scratch, with coins, keys, etc, and it doesn't. Is there a chance it can get scratched?
dude...99% of the time what will scratch your screen is SAND...Nothing will stop sand from scratching your phone other than a screen protector. All these videos you see of people bashing there phone with a knife or something else is nothing compared to a spec of sand rolling around in your pocket.
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I ordered this. It's overkill and pricey to some, but what the hell. I love my phone:

xgear tempered glass screen protector - SPECTRE

And here's the demo:
Too expensive for a screen protector.. and I think it's impossible to have a rigid glass screen protector on the curved screen.
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Too expensive for a screen protector.. and I think it's impossible to have a rigid glass screen protector on the curved screen.
I don't think it's impossible but it seems very unlikely. It's far more likely that the person on the other end of the line was either lying or ignorant about the screen protector covering the entire screen. They would have to make them by molding them to shape. I don't know much about glass but that doesn't seem likely.

How could you install it? Since it would only fit by dropping it straight down on top of the screen and the edges curve down there would be no place for the air bubbles to go. Or at least it seems that way to me. But, I've been wrong before, just ask my wife.

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That's true, but the S3 will ship with the new Gorilla Glass 3. Youtube videos have shown people scratching their S3, or attempting to scratch, with coins, keys, etc, and it doesn't. Is there a chance it can get scratched?
I could be wrong but the specs I saw say that it has Gorilla Glass 2. And as has been stated many, many times before, Gorilla Glass is absolutely able to be scratched.

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I haven't used one on my Droid X for almost two years. I keep my phone in pocket and have dropped it many times. Not a scratch to be found.
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