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  1. dewalist

    dewalist Android Enthusiast
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    Hi all,
    I bought a two-pack of TruShield glass screen protectors. The first one had a "halo" effect because the far edges of all sides did not stick well. I thought maybe I just screwed up the installation, despite having done this many times on other phones. That first one cracked after a few months, and when I applied the second one, I had the exact same issue with the edges (despite doing two other devices at the same time with no issues). In looking at reviews on Amazon, this seems to be a common complaint, specifically with the Nexus 6. Someone mentioned that it was because the 6 has a slightly curved screen, but I wasn't aware of that. Do you guys had better luck than me with glass screen protectors? If so, which brand?

    Thanks!
     

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    Hi - this is a tricky one. The N6 screen edges are slightly curved, so it is hard to find a screen protector that will cover without halo.
    I ended up trying several and none of them were good. Ended up with one by "Jelly Comb" - this doesn't have the Halo issue, but that is because it doesn't cover 100% of the screen. It leaves about 1.5 mm or so exposed around the edge on all sides (that's where the curve is)
     
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    Thanks! I was afraid of that... I'll look at that one, otherwise I may go with the plastic kind instead.
     
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    fwiw, you could always add a case in attempt to improve screen protection (you're less likely to damage the screen during a drop if the edges of the case extend above the screen..at least on the four corners). But it's not for everyone.
     
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    That's what I ended up doing - bought the Spigen case http://www.amazon.com/Spigen®-Exact-Fit-Crystal-Premium-Finish/dp/B00OH4HVE8?

    It has held up pretty well, despite 4 separate falls (out of other people's hands - they somehow underestimate how large the phone is) - and I know for sure that at the very minimum, the edges would have been scraped if it had not been for the case.

    The plastic one - I have tried it in the past on my Nexus 5 - I'm not going for that again :) (besides, that won't adhere well either because sooner or later, the edges will likely lift off on that)
     
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