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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BLACKTOOTHGRIN, Jul 24, 2013.


    BLACKTOOTHGRIN Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I'm getting ready to buy a Glass Screen Protector for my S4.
    Based on what I've researched, I think I am going to go with the Mime Ghost Glass.
    They seem to give more bang for the buck and from what I've personally found so far, their customer service seems to be quite a bit better over others.

    The main question I have is:
    Does the Glass Protector interfere with the front facing camera in any way?
    (Halos, Rainbows, Blurring )

    I'd also like to know:
    Does the Glass Protector interfere with any of the Top Sensors in any way?
    Mime stated they've had very few complaints about Sensor interference, but the ones they have had have to do with the Proximity Sensor.
    What all does that Sensor Control???
    They also said if I'm worried about it, they will cut one to their 'Feather Glass' specification which leaves all the Sensors open.
    Sounds good to me, but also makes me wonder why they're changing cut out design if there isn't a problem with the original design.
    *If it isn't broken, don't fix it.*
    I'm also a bit concerned with the edge of that design interfering with the camera. I read one review from someone that said if not placed perfectly, the camera will pick up the edge of the Protector in every picture.
    So which would be a lessor evil?

    Do these Glass Protectors interfere with Air View because they are So Thick,
    and have any of you had problems with dust and gunk getting stuck in the cutout by the Home Button?

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  2. KryptoNyte

    KryptoNyte Android Enthusiast


    BLACKTOOTHGRIN Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the link...I'll give it a look and do some research on it. ;)

    BLACKTOOTHGRIN Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Anyone want to chime in about these 'issues' or 'non-issues' who own the Spigen Glas.tr or Mime Ghost Glass Protectors?
  5. KryptoNyte

    KryptoNyte Android Enthusiast

  6. Lacit1707

    Lacit1707 Well-Known Member

    i bought the spigen glass tr slim and had the same questions as you before i purchased mine. i was assured that there are no issues with it....

    and, i can vouch for everyones previous recommendations that i have not had any issues related to the sensors or camera...

    i recommend the spigen glass tr...never used the others though...
  7. Screech

    Screech Well-Known Member

    Also happy with my Spigen GLAS.tR
  8. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert

    I can see the advantages of screen protectors but there have always been two significant factors putting me off.

    Firstly, the plastic looks and feels horrible compared to the glass screen.

    Secondly, they seem to be almost impossible to put on with no dust or bubbles.

    I can see that the first may not be an issue for a glass screen protector. How about the second?

    Can someone please post some close-up pics of an S4 with a glass screen protector on? I'd be very interested to see them.
  9. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    I've had 2 defective glas.tr (both purchased at different times, both with different flaws). I love the product and have no issue with spigen's customer service.

    One has been replaced with Seidio's Vitreo and the other will be shortly also.
  10. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert

  11. KryptoNyte

    KryptoNyte Android Enthusiast

    I assume you noticed the second image, where the screen had no flaws.
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  12. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert

    I am embarrassed to admit that I did not :eek:.

    Thank you for pointing that out.
  13. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw Well-Known Member

    I put my faith in the ineffable Zagg, rather than the god Spigen, so I have no experience, but in my research before buying, I noticed the installation tips for Spigen in the first review at this link (the one dated September 28).

    Amazon.com: SPIGEN Samsung Galaxy S4 Screen Protector Premium Crystal Clear High Definition [HD] Front Screen Protector Steinheil [Ultra Crystal] for Galaxy 4 Galaxy S IV Galaxy SIV i9500 - - [LIFETIME WARRANTY]: Cell Phones & Accessories

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 release date was April 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 5410 Octa processor, and 2600mAh battery.

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