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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by treb1797, Jun 6, 2012.

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Which Screen Protector is your favourite?

  1. Anymode Oleophobic

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  2. Pro-Tec

    3 vote(s)
    2.1%
  3. MFX 5-in-1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Martin Fields

    3 vote(s)
    2.1%
  5. Case-Mate Anti-Glare

    3 vote(s)
    2.1%
  6. Zagg Invisible Shield

    63 vote(s)
    43.8%
  7. 3M Scotch Film Lite Matte

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 3M Scotch Film Lite

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  9. Rock Anti-Fingerprint

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Terrapin

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Kolay

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. FoneM8

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Vikuiti CV8 by 3M

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Vikuiti ADQC27 by 3M

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Vikuiti DQC160 by 3M

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. GadgetinBox

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. BAAS Matte Clear (Anti-Glare)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Trizmo Anti-Glare & Anti-Fingerprint

    4 vote(s)
    2.8%
  19. MOFRED

    4 vote(s)
    2.8%
  20. Steinheil

    49 vote(s)
    34.0%
  21. XO Skins

    4 vote(s)
    2.8%
  22. Skinomi

    8 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. 120inna55

    120inna55 Newbie

    As far as indentations? Yes, I can attest to the accuracy of her statement. If you use your nail, you're going to put a permanent mark/indentation on the protector. I would imagine using a stylus would be a bad idea.

    As far as the bubbling she experienced with a fresh install, I think she rushed it a bit. Even though she eventually got the bubbles out, I didn't have that problem. I essentially had a large bubble in the middle that I easily worked out. Install is incredibly easy.

    She did say something about the adhesive separating and a bubble forming associated with the indentation. I have not seen that. I think that may be because she used her nail on a fresh install. I'm very gentle with my protectors for the first 48 hours. I've only got a couple indentations and they're clearly where I used my nail. Otherwise I clip my nails, so it's not an issue.

    Everything else she had to say about it are true: fit, clarity, etc.
     

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  2. sherlock5545

    sherlock5545 Android Expert

    Is there a good anti-glare and anti-fingerprints screen protector that doesn't distort the screen quality? Many I tried just add a very disturbing "noise" to the screen.
     
  3. atomicus

    atomicus Lurker

    I'm really split between three Steinheil protectors; the Curved Crystal, the Ultra Nano Clear and the Ultra Nano Optics. The indentation issue with the Curved Crystal could become annoying after a while; the Ultra Nano Clear seems very prone to scratches, and the Ultra Nano Optics I don't know that much about, but it may not be much different to the Ultra Nano in terms of the scratching. I don't want a protector that scratches super easy, as I don't want to be staring at scratches all the time lol! But I really want one that helps with the fingerprints, as I have a Martin Fields one on there at the moment and that's just annoying the hell out of me with how often I have to wipe it down.
     
  4. 120inna55

    120inna55 Newbie

    In my experience, the Curved Crystal is incredible in it's ability to repel fingerprints. The only time I leave prints is if my fingers are dirty, and even then it's pretty minimal. I believe the indentation issue is a non-issue. The one that I have is only visible with the phone off and viewed at an angle. There are zero scratches after over a month of use.
     
  5. atomicus

    atomicus Lurker

    Thanks, that's good to know. Are you using a case? The Seidio Active one in that review seems a good match. I've got VERY tight TPU one at the moment which doesn't have much of a lip, so I think it would be quite likely to cause the curved crystal protector to bubble up.
     
  6. 120inna55

    120inna55 Newbie

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  7. rjtim

    rjtim Well-Known Member

    I have the Spigen Ultra Matte full body protector. I like the naked feel of the S3 more, coming off a plastic case.
     

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  8. treb1797

    treb1797 Extreme Android User
    Thread Starter

  9. scooter1942

    scooter1942 Android Enthusiast

    This website makes very interesting claims for its screen protectors:

    Just Like Glass Screen Protectors
     
  10. ItnStln511

    ItnStln511 Android Enthusiast

    Looks tempting...let us know how you like it, please.
     
  11. steveu694

    steveu694 Android Enthusiast

    Just scratched my phone after a week with no protection. Be warned everyone.
     
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  12. Krunk83

    Krunk83 Android Enthusiast

  13. mufnman

    mufnman Newbie

    I also use SGP on my s3. Best screen protector I have ever had.
     
  14. scooter1942

    scooter1942 Android Enthusiast

    got my protector in the mail a couple days ago, but ive been hesitant to put it on. the way its cut, it just barely covers the part of the glass over the screen (the website says there is a "New Full Cut Now Available!"), and im pretty sure that would bother me. i frequently use a few functions that require me to swipe my finger/hand from the very edge of the screen. i also didnt take the time to read carefully enough to realize that its a wet apply, and im not all too keen on purposefully getting my phone wet (i know many people do this with no problems but that doesnt mean i want to)
     
  15. KeithSr

    KeithSr Well-Known Member

    Ditto that scooter! Mine is still sitting on my dresser for the same reasons.
     
  16. scooter1942

    scooter1942 Android Enthusiast

    nice, mines in the exact same spot haha
     
  17. Covart

    Covart Android Enthusiast

    Interesting. I have gone since June without a screen protector and my phone still looks like new. Not a scratch on it. Maybe you got the iPhone 5 version of the S3? :D j/k
     
  18. Wasabijuice

    Wasabijuice Lurker

    I just bought the full cover armorsuit for my samsung galaxy s3. From my previous mistakes with bodygaurdz on my ipod touch, I was able to (after 2hrs) perfectly apply the film on my phone. So far it has no problems, but marks in it that should be "self-healed" do tend to stay on there for a little bit and are pretty easy to get nicked back in again. I would also recommend trying your best to also keep the film from hanging over any edges because dust and dirt particles will stick on it pretty quick and though it doesnt pile up so much, if you're any bit ocd like I am, it may get on your nerves.

    One problem that I have to say with the type of film I got was the fact that it attracts and leaves oils on the screen quite a lot. It distorts the image of the screen and is very hard to get off. I would buy a different film for the screen itself because of this. Otherwise the rest of the film does its job quite nicely.
     
  19. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

  20. TadeoNYC

    TadeoNYC Well-Known Member

    I've got a package of the anti-glare that I havent used yet. I bought them at the same time as my new otterbox commuter. i installed the protector from that first and it isn't very good. The edges peeled from the moment it went, fortunately the case keeps anything from catching it and peeling right off.

    The packaging for the techarmor is very proffesional and it includes a large piece of tape to get any dust out along with the usual squeegee and cloth. I'll post my opinion a few weeks after install
     
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  21. HTC.Me.Now

    HTC.Me.Now Newbie

  22. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User

    Did you decide against trying this out? I'm curious how accurate those claims are. Sounds almost too good to be true.
     
  23. ticojpunk

    ticojpunk Newbie

    I tried resisting using a screen protector, as I despise them.

    But preserving the longevity of my mint glass screen made me rethink it. And although I try not to make it top priority, eventual resale is always in the back of my mind. A phone that's always in a case and always screen protected stays cosmetically uncompromised for a pretty long time.

    Now using the Spigen Ultra Nano Clear. I still hate screen protectors, but this one is pretty nice. You can't really see it. It's not too tacky. Actually it's barely tacky, just not as smooth as glass.

    I don't like how finger oils leave a rainbow blotch depending on lighting. Finger oils are actually a little harder to get off the screen protector than they are from the naked glass.

    But all in all I'll be sticking with this one. Spigen seem to make really nice stuff.
     
  24. TadeoNYC

    TadeoNYC Well-Known Member

    There seems to be a sweet spot in screen protector use. It starts out kind of tacky and gets greasy, then the tackiness goes away and it is smooth and fairly oil and fingerprint resistant z, and then at the end of its lifespan it gets lots of microscratches and gets really oily and is very difficult to wipe clean.
     
  25. LANdroidParty

    LANdroidParty Lurker

    Posted earlier on this thread.
    I'm going to just quote what I wrote

    I read through some of the posts people have made. To be honest, I think you can definitely go without using a case or protector for the S3; it SHOULD be okay. However, one nasty drop might cause some scratches on the phone. I think the screen itself can sustain some serious punishment, but the back of the phone can get scratched up pretty easily. My girlfriend's S3 already has some scratches because she didn't want to use the case at first, but quickly changed her mind.

    I've heard good things about the spigen as well. I was definitely thinking about trying that protector next.
     

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