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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by eric0668, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. eric0668

    eric0668 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I have the New Vibrant

    Wow, what a screen

    I was used to and LOVED the Zagg, TBSE, all those type protectors.. Great.

    Then with the Nexus I got the anti glare, cause it looked unique. I actually thought originally it was nice, but it took away the appearance

    with my next phone, the EVO, I went back to the Zagg. It was great.

    Day one of my Vibrant (LOL, yes, what a roller coaster) I put on the Tmo screen protector, it is like the Clarivue I had on the N1 GREAT, but it is not showing off the graphics

    I will be buying a new one next week. IS the Zagg type, or is there something else out there other than Zagg/Invisible shield, Best Skins Ever, Boody Guardz.


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  2. all the screen protectors I get leave smudge prints on them, glare, etc..... so I went back to my original screen protector that I used in a pinch when I first got my droid....

    packing tape

    it fits over the touch portion of the screen, it doesn't smudge, but will eventually scratch.... I replace it once a week. To get it on without bubbles, I simply take a credit card and apply it. It takes practice, for sure, but it's cheap, doesn't glare, it works
  3. eric0668

    eric0668 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hey wright, thanks for your reply. I mean that...Thanks. However, I have had a lot of phones. and been around the block so to speak with them. I have had the Zagg, etc. that is why I bothered listing them

    I knew if I didn't that the others, so close as they are, someone would mention.
    Well, those TYPE are INCREDIBLE, but they are all the same.

    So too is the Clarivue and the one sold by Tmobile...But they are the opposite type, they are they Anti-glare.

    and then you have the plain type, the type that you know, comes on a phone, or is plain clear and sticky, Seidio kind

    Yours to me looks like the anti-glare kind, the kind I have NOW On my phone which looks BEAUTIFUL, don't get me wrong. But after seeing the games on the iPhone I want so desparately what I can get back to show off the best screen out there. And Anti-glare wont do that

    So please let me know if it is not anti glare. I'd buy it in a sec. Looks like a high quality company
  4. eric0668

    eric0668 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    A few smudge prints bother you but putting packing tape on and replacing it every week doesn't bother you. LOL, truly.
    The world is amazing and it truly does take all of us to make it go around.
    I am glad this works for you. Trust me. I am sure I have TONS of things you would laugh at as well, say LOL, WTF, etc..

    Thanks for sharing and making my night, mcatdtDroid

  5. My two cents:

    I ordered a Zagg that was the wrong one (for the international Galaxy S I guess; it didn't quite fit the Vibrant), so I decided, hell with it, I will just run with no screen protector.

    Been doing it for over a week with no problems. It seems to actually smudge less than with a protector, and it's smoother.

    I don't keep keys in the same pocket as my phone or anything, so it's hard to say how good the scratch protection is. But I think it takes quite a lot to scratch it. I'm sure everyone here has seen that Korean video of them testing it.
  6. robo21

    robo21 Android Expert

    I had the tmo screen protection on for a week or so but then saw the video about how impervious to scratches this Vibrant's screen really is and decided to go without. It looks much better without. :D
  7. eric0668

    eric0668 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Wow. Thanks to all. Seriously
    Even you Mcat. I hope you truly got I was not laughing at you . That is truly somethinG I would not want...but what I failed to tell you. There is no way I could put it on as good as you prolly. I shake, you see

    Robo, that is my point. I have a Tmo on now. I am thinking of taking it off after seing the game Bugdom 2 on iphone 4. (btw does anyone know of a game, possibly a simple game, that, like that truly shows off the INCREDIBLE graphics of the Samsung) (I see a lot of articles that say the resolution of the iphone "has It" however arent' there a lot of OTHER articles that say the TYPE Of screen of the Samsung HAS IT over the iphone)

    Back to the screen. with that, I too thought of taking mine off

    That is what I want. The BEST clear "type" of screen protector either the "wet type" which unless someone shows me otherwise I love, or the dry type which I may get wrinkles on when laying down LOL

    Thanks all.
  8. robo21

    robo21 Android Expert

    I have to ask, why do you feel you need a screen protector?
  9. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love

    There is no listing for the Vibrant on their site. Oh well, might have been nice.
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  10. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Android Expert

    I think people should still protect their phones. No where on Cornings official site does it say that Gorilla Glass will not scratch. I read their official site completely, the company never has made the claim that their product will never scratch.
    Gorilla Glass | Home

    Also look up the english definition of resistant. Just because something is scratch resistant, doesn't mean it wont scratch.

    Also check out that youtube video above, pause at 3:06 there you see scratches, so i'm sure your phone will come into contact with something sharp sooner or later. Also if you look carefully, the transition time between 3:11 to 3:12, there actually are horizontal scratches from the screws. These scratches intersect the diagonal scratches from the razor blade.

    Also here is a list of devices with gorilla glass:
    Gorilla Glass | Device List
    the galaxy S is not listed, unless its confidential, which doesn't make sense because other samsung phones are listed.

    Why take a chance? Just put a screen protector on
  11. guarepr

    guarepr Member

    Zagg makes an invisible shield for Vibrant. They have one for pretty much every phone out there. I got mine in the mail yesterday and fit perfectly. Make sure to read instructions on how to install it, and you tube has some good tutorials.
  12. robo21

    robo21 Android Expert

    Dude! Listen to the guy! He says he's going to find a way to scratch the glass using an Xacto knife. He then intentionally carves into the glass with this razor edged knife!!! LOL The point is that he tried everything keys, screws, nuts bolts, coins and when they didn't scratch the glass he carved it up the only way he could.

    No one ever said you can't scratch it only that it is difficult to do so. I haven't seen a screen protector yet that doesn't degrade the image to some extent. But by all means, you know best how you transport and use your own device. If you don't mind the degraded image, protect it.
    by all means, this is a matter of personal preference. But by no means can you say that the glass is easily scratched given what was shown in the video - The test with the plastic bags and the sharp screw proves that.

    IMO I would rather use the phone as it was built with the AWESOME AMOLED display and take my chances given the powerful and proven scratch resistance of this device.
  13. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Android Expert

    I never said the glass is easily scratched, i said the glass isn't 100 scratch proof like some people are making it sound to be. You also don't need a razor to encouter sharp objects, or objects that can scratch your phone. Also the video shows horizontal scratches that were not caused from the razor but something else. Everyone is free to do as they want, don't protect your screen, thats your choice. Also if you get a good screen protector, and you apply it correctly, it doesn't distort your image. The only thing that distorts my image is when finger marks get all over the screen, but then I can just wipe it off.
  14. eric0668

    eric0668 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    To answer the question posed to me: Habit

    I simply want one because I feel protected, even tho you say they say they are scratch resistant

    Even tho you say, Robo, that the image is degraded, that is the point of this thread. I am simply asking for the best screen protectors, that protect but keep the image as in tact as possible.

    Thanks for anyone recommending one
  15. robo21

    robo21 Android Expert

    Will a screen protector help with finger marks? I didn't know that.

    If you watch the video carefully the scratches were, in fact caused by the knife. The screw, also very sharp, left no discernable scratches. But let's not argue these points.

    The bottom line is that you feel you have found a screen protector which will not distort the image, what kind is that? I have not seen one yet that doesn't in some way adversely affect the image quality. Of course, I haven't seen 'em all. So please enlighten me. And I agree to each his own, everyone is free to protect or not protect their valuable screens and that is a subjective choice.
  16. robo21

    robo21 Android Expert

    Eric it was not my intention to disparage the purpose thread. If I could find a screen protector that would protect the screen without degrading the optical quality of the screen I might get one. Not just to protect against scratches but impact also. Unfortunately, I haven't seen any myself that will do the trick, that's why I read this thread.
  17. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Android Expert

    Oh my goodness, I meant the screen protector does not distort my image, except when i get finger prints all over the screen protector. doesn't matter if you have a screen protector or not, the phone will get finger prints either way. i just took my screen protector off and ran it over with a lawn mower, happy?

    i dont understand what you mean by distorting the image. you mean when you apply a screen protector nothing is visible? i mean when i apply a screen protector, the screen looks fine, as long as the screen protector is clear and not tinted in anway. the only time the image gets distorted is if i get finger greese all over the screen protector, then i have to wipe it down.
  18. robo21

    robo21 Android Expert

    Whoa, take it easy Sammy, I just wanted to find out if you had a recommendation for a screen protector that doesn't cause distortion or degrade the image in any way. And it could possibly be that a certain screen protector might not show fingerprints as badly as either the stock screen or another screen protector.

    You didn't mention which screen protector you were using or planning on using that doesn't degrade the display. Robinelli mentioned that the Tmobile screen protector caused a pixelation effect in her opinion. And I agree, it did seem to dull the display to such an extent that I removed mine after realizing how strong and scratch resistent the screen truly is, not only by watching the video above but also with testimonials from jree and others whose dogs had munched on their Vibrants with no damage to the glass.

    Look, if there is any degradation of the image, (for me and my personal preferences) I would rather risk (pretty minimal in light of the strong evidence) possible damage to the screen than go through life with a half assed looking Vibrant. Why not enjoy it as it was designed to be enjoyed? YMMV
  19. chaoscentral

    chaoscentral Well-Known Member

    I just got my realook screen protector in today, and I must say, probably the best screen protector I have ever had. If applied correctly(i.e. no air bubbles or dirt under the screen) you can't tell theres a screen protector on the phone aside from a slightly rougher feel when swiping, but that has more or less dissipated since I put it on a few hours ago. Definitely was worth the money, 2 sets for 10 bucks with free shipping on ebay, or u can get from Amazon too. Also comes with a clear protector for the camera lens too.
  20. robo21

    robo21 Android Expert

    Thanks for this information, what other screen protectors have you tried so that we have an idea of what you are comparing it with?

    And is the Realook custom cut to fit the Vibrant?
  21. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Android Expert

    I've tried two screen protectors, 1 is very thin, still offers protection but you barely know its on. I don't know who made it off the top of my head, i'll let you know later.

    The second screen protector that is currently on my phone, I got from t-mobile store. Its a pack of like 12 i think, universal, and you have to cut them to shape. The only shitty part is having to cut them to proper size, if you cut them too big it doesn't settle correctly, so its best to cut them smaller than you need. They are a tad bit thicker though.

    Oh and with all screen protectors, if you don't apply them when the screen is absolutely clean, or if you get even 1 dust settle on the screen before you apply the protector, you get a bubble. Thats the biggest hassle, making sure no dust settles before you apply the protector.

    Neither have distorted my image.
  22. chaoscentral

    chaoscentral Well-Known Member

    I have tried Zagg, Ghost Armor, and that craptastic Tmobile screen protector, and honestly for the money there is no better value in my eyes.

    and yes, custom fit for the Vibrant, covers entire front of the phone, keys and all.
  23. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    Thanks for the review of the realook. Ordering one on Amazon with some Gift Cert money I had left over there.
  24. robo21

    robo21 Android Expert

    Thanks for the info and application advice. I'm going to have to take a look when you let me know the name of the thinner one. I'm definitely not interested in anything that has to be cut to fit.

    Cool, I'm glad you agree the Tmobile protector looks crappy. That gives us a reference point I can relate to. Thanks for the info.
  25. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Android Enthusiast

Samsung Vibrant Forum

The Samsung Vibrant release date was August 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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