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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by stroths, May 19, 2010.

  1. stroths

    stroths Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I am a big supporter of ALWAYS using a screen protector on my high end phones. This thread is for discussion of various brands available for the EVO.

    According to the Sprint EVO box, no screen protector is included. I took the screenshot and compared it to a scan of my Touch Pro 2 box (see bottom of this post). The TP2 box lists it while the EVO box doesn't. Unless they messed up on the box, then the EVO will not include a screen protector.

    Here are some I have found so far.

    Clarivue
    Cost
    $12.99 for 2 - LINK

    Thoughts
    I went ahead and ordered a pair for $12.99 shipped (clear). They also have anti-glare and I suspect they will create a privacy version as they show on their website for other phones (not that I would want one). These supposedly have the nice, smooth glass feel.

    I found the coupon code Clarivue7 over at the retailmenot coupon site which took 10% bringing it down to $11.61. I figured I would give them a try since they have some good feedback and I get 2 for less than 1 Zagg.

    UPDATE: I ordered over the weekend and got my shipping notification by email today (5/17), so that confirms that they are actually available now and shipping.

    Clarivue Reviews
    Review 1 - PPCGeeks
    Review 2 - AndroidForums
    Review 3 - Brighthand

    [​IMG]Zagg
    Cost
    Full Body - $24.99 - LINK
    Screen Coverage - $14.99 - LINK

    Thoughts
    If you want a full body shield or like a more rubbery feel, then Zagg is a good choice for you. I personally like the smooth feel which is part of the reason I did not go with Zagg. Their price is also a little steep for my tastes. I have never had a Zagg, but some say it turns yellowish over time

    Here are some possible Zagg coupon codes - LINK

    Reviews
    Review 1 - PPCGeeks
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    [​IMG] Clearfreak
    Cost
    $14.99 on their website - LINK
    $3.99 on their ebay site (free shipping) - LINK
    Thoughts
    I am not familiar with this seller, but they were mentioned in this thread, so I added them in.
    [​IMG]
    Ghost Armor (pre-order)
    Cost
    $14.99 for full body coverage - LINK
    $10.00 - Pre-order price for full body coverage (as of 5/18 anyways).

    Thoughts
    I haven't used it, but I have heard good things from others.


    PhantomSkinz
    (Pre-Order) - Compliments of GeneralPatton
    Cost
    $9.95 Screen Only
    $24.95 Full Body
    $24.95 Matte Full Body
    COUPON: Use code SPRING25 for 25% off. Still appears to work

    PhantomSkinz EVO 4G LINK

    Personal Thoughts
    Originally I was going to get the ZAGG InvisibleSHIELD, however, I heard from friends that it has a rough texture, so moving your finger around your screen may not feel 'right' .. with that being said, I decided to Pre-Order the "screen only" $9.95 PhantomSkinz. Right now, my status is "Held for Shipping" and the S/H Cost was free, so my total was indeed, $9.95 ​
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    Touch Pro Box (left) vs EVO box (right). Note that no screen protector is listed on the EVO box like it is on the TP2.

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  2. SoFLO

    SoFLO Guest

    I actually started a thread kind of like this in the Android Lounge, it's in my sig if you want to check it our or contribute.

    I got my Clairvue (ultra-clear) screen protectors about a week ago. I think it takes a minimum of five business days.
     
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  3. tracerit

    tracerit Android Enthusiast

    wow i hope they do include a screen protector. I was a fan of the stock OEM protector that came with my TP2 until it got caught with my finger and ruined :/
     
  4. SoFLO

    SoFLO Guest

    Yeah I'm almost positive there won't be a screen protector included with the phone.
     
  5. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    other notable mentions...
    these haven't been released yet but just so others have options later down the road.

    there's also:
    boxwave
    seidio
    steinheil

    so glad that's in your sig! i would've never found it haha. great thread! thumbs up
     
  6. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton Well-Known Member

    PhantomSkinz (Pre-Order)
    Cost
    $9.95 Screen Only
    $24.95 Full Body
    $24.95 Matte Full Body

    PhantomSkinz EVO 4G LINK

    Personal Thoughts
    Originally I was going to get the ZAGG InvisibleSHIELD, however, I heard from friends that it has a rough texture, so moving your finger around your screen may not feel 'right' .. with that being said, I decided to Pre-Order the "screen only" $9.95 PhantomSkinz. Right now, my status is "Held for Shipping" and the S/H Cost was free, so my total was indeed, $9.95
     
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  7. stroths

    stroths Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks GeneralPatton. I added it to the OP plus the coupon code SPRING25 which takes 25% off your order.
     
  8. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I seen that. (Wish I knew of the Coupon before I ordered .. but, oh well) :eek:
     
  9. MyFishWagon

    MyFishWagon Android Enthusiast


    I'm still on the fence with the PhantomSkinz. I really want the Matte front only, but they only sell it as the whole kit (Front and back) for 25... I may have to dish it out though, I much prefer the matte (non fingerprint grabber) over the regular glossy look :)


    EDIT: Well, I just applied coupon code SPRING25, and now the total is $18 ! woohoo !
     
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  11. MyFishWagon

    MyFishWagon Android Enthusiast

  12. NiCK Crush

    NiCK Crush Well-Known Member

    Why am I having such a difficult time choosing one?? Haha
     
  13. Autosuggestion

    Autosuggestion Android Enthusiast

    Was pretty disappointed with PS for my Incredible.

    I'll be buying GA or Clarivue for my EVO.
     
  14. SMC333

    SMC333 Newbie

    Made the tough decision haha. Just ordered my PS screen only... Came out to 7.46 for 2, can't beat that.
     
  15. hyabusha

    hyabusha Newbie

  16. MyFishWagon,

    I wanted to take a moment and clarify our Matte Finish Full Body Kit production and shipment (what you can expect to receive). Basically, we produce an entire 2 kits made from the Matte film (this includes screens) and also include 2 of our Original Clear screen protectors. This gives our customer the choice of screen coverage. Matte screen coverage is definitely a personal preference. We feel there are significant features and benefits to the Matte finish, but some customers prefer the clear screen protector.

    For those customers that have tried our Matte Screen protectors and wish to order them without the rest of the Full Body Kit, you can order Clear Screen Protectors and put a "Note to PhantomSkinz" in your order indicating that you ONLY want the Matte screen protectors. You will only receive Matte Screen Protectors.

    I hope this clarifies things.

    Guru
     
  17. Clock

    Clock Well-Known Member

    That's a lot of good research, folks; thank the man!
     
  18. Orion

    Orion Android Expert

    Wow I have to make a choice here. Based on the comments here...I'm leaning towards clarivue or steinheil. Maybe you people can help me here. What is the ''official'' best screen protector???
     
  19. MyFishWagon

    MyFishWagon Android Enthusiast

    Great, thanks for the reply. This is surprising news, because I called you guys early this morning, I spoke to one of your reps. Perhaps the rep was misinformed, but she told me that as far as the Matte finish goes, I have to order the whole kit (front and back).

    Are you saying I can order just the front, in Matte, for less ?

    Thanks !
     
  20. Waflsk8s

    Waflsk8s Newbie

    are some only screen protectors vs. full body? which ones cover everything (kickstand, camera, etc)? what are worth covering?
     
  21. You can order Matte Screens. That will only include screens. If you want more coverage, as our CS Rep thought you indicated, then you will need to purchase a Full Body kit.

    Guru
     
  22. ejchis

    ejchis Well-Known Member

    One thing I have found I really like about Phantom Skinz in the past was their excellent customer service. I'm sure this means what it says--that you should order the screen only and put a note in the appropriate box during your order requesting the matte screen cover.

    When I had them do my install for my Tour, they had me put in the comments that I was shipping my Tour to them so that, when processing my order, they wouldn't ship me a skin. I actually shipped to them twice--trackball problems on the first phone--and they never accidentally shipped to me. I was surprised because it seems that could have been an easy mistake. Obviously, they actually read those notes when they process the orders.
     
  23. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    Hands Down, the best one is Boxwave! Clarivue is ok, but the Anti Glare one I got from them for the incredible was very Foggy, not nearly as good as the one I have on my iphone 3Gs from apple. My friend has the Anti Glare from Boxwave on his BB 9700, and it's the closest I've seen to the apple one, which IMO is the best i've ever used. I'd sit tight, either Boxwave or steinheil should have them listed soon...
     
  24. MyFishWagon

    MyFishWagon Android Enthusiast

    Thanks Guru. Just placed my order for the front piece only. I specified in the notes section that I wanted a Matte screen.

    Thanks again ! :)
     
  25. spridell

    spridell Android Enthusiast

    +1 for Boxwave.

    I put Boxwave protectors on all of my stuff. Phones, Digital camera, Ipod, i use them for everything.
     

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