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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jamaicanbrandon, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. jamaicanbrandon

    Thread Starter


    I am looking for a screen protector for when my phone arrives. I've always just used plastic ones.

    Does anyone use tempered glass protectors and recommend them? What brands do you guys recommend?

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  2. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

    I use a Spigen Glas t on my Note 3 and I'll definitely be getting the same for my Note 4. They're not the cheapest but well worth it in my opinion.

    There may be an issue with the Note 4 as the screen isn't completely flat so edge to edge coverage won't be possible but I'll still use one.
  3. bonerp

    bonerp Android Expert

    the glass is great so long as you fit it right first time and trap no dust! Else it shatters on removing. I've bought the spigen glass t and other cheaper ones off ebay and they are all pretty much the same. I don't like the hole left for the home key, which is why I prefer screen protectors. They are less obtrussive/noticeable.

    Also my experience of the glass t was it got tatty around the edges after a while - hence using cheaper ones that do the same job.

    On my note 3 I used a screenmate Flex but could only source it from the US on amazon - which was a delay in the UK! It was excellent though.

    For the note 4 I bought a
  4. jamaicanbrandon

    Thread Starter

    You brought up a good point about the curved edges. I didn't think about that at all. I'll probably be sticking with the flexible, and cheaper to replace plastic protectors.

  5. ItnStln511

    ItnStln511 Android Enthusiast

    I've just started using them on my S5 and One M8 and find them to be excellent. The brand I use is zNitro but I might try a Spigen for the Note 4 because I'm going to get a Spigen case, so I'll just order everything from them.
  6. I always have problem with screen protector, so I removed it instead.
  7. daveydog

    daveydog Android Enthusiast

    Anyone know how well plastic screen protectors hold up with s pen use? Thanks!
  8. bonerp

    bonerp Android Expert

    Never had any problems with the s pen and protectors...
  9. Canesfan

    Canesfan Android Enthusiast

    Correct me if I'm wrong: The only reason I can see to use a screen protector is less likelihood of glass cracking when dropped. With or without it, screens need to be cleaned often with build up of smears from skin oils and contaminants which are less likely with the Note phones if using the pens.

    Protectors are a real pain getting in place with the absence of dust or bubbles. Just can't see using.
  10. JimKnuckles

    JimKnuckles Android Enthusiast

    The best screen protectors in my opinion are ballistic glass. I usually go with the ballistic glass from Tech Armor. I get them from Amazon.Com. they have a lifetime warranty. If you Crack the screen, just take a pic of it and email it to customer service and within a few hrs they respond back letting you know they are shipping a replacement

    Also, the glass screen protectors are far easier to apply
  11. bonerp

    bonerp Android Expert

    Yeah exactly. I dropped my note 3 on the pavement and expected the worse but the screen protector no doubt saved it from cracking. I've just wasted 4 spigen protectors to get just one on without dust etc in it. Finally.
  12. DagMiller

    DagMiller Member

    To apply a screen protector I always apply it using the 'wet method'. I've never had any dust issues and as it's wet when applying I can fiddle with it until it's in a perfect position. I never wasted any protector trying to apply it.
  13. Risley

    Risley Well-Known Member

    I've never used a screen protector on the dozens of phones I've had and I have never scratched a display yet.
  14. m3incorp

    m3incorp Well-Known Member

    My son said the same thing and added that he had never dropped her phone. Lo and Behold, he dropped his iPhone 6 Plus the day after getting it. Good thing I had the tempered glass protector installed before I gave him the phone. Screen protector cracked on bottom edge, but phone screen was just fine. You can believe I put another on it. At $700-850 for phones these days, a screen protector is cheap insurance.

    I also never bought insurance for phones, but for the iPhone 6 Plus and Note 4, I purchased the 2 year Smart Trade Warranties for $75 each.

  15. timelord65

    timelord65 Android Enthusiast

    Its better protection yeah, but it also mimics feel of glass while the plastic ones often felt, well like plastic. Also plastic sometimes don't hold up well with the s pen.
  16. Captain Sexy

    Captain Sexy Android Enthusiast

    Are there any available? I bought a tech armor ballistic glass one early on, but it's driving me nuts as it's not even close and my thumb runs off it. Ideally I would like to stick with glass, but I will consider plastic ones.
  17. bonerp

    bonerp Android Expert

    even normal screen protectors seem to be short for the note4. My spigen looks like its shrunk in the wash!
  18. treb1797

    treb1797 Extreme Android User

    I went w/ the ZAGG Glass screen protector & couldn't be happier :thumbup:
  19. Schwuar

    Schwuar Member

    Sorry if there is millions of threads for this but are these screen protectors any good for the Note 4, i had them on my Note 3 and Note 2 and they were great. You get 3 in a pack as well now which is good but is the quality of them the same, dont want the screen quality to take a massive hit.
  20. Schwuar

    Schwuar Member

    Hey all, was just wondering if any of you have this screen protector and if its any good? I had them for the Note 2 and Note 3 and they were but now they are giving 3 in a packet for cheaper so was wondering if the quality has taken a hit? In terms of both protection and clearness.

    EDIT: The ones i have are only Crystal and not Ultra Crystal
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  22. The_Chief

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    I prefer the Armorsuit Military Shield. Case Friendly version. It covers ALMOST the phone screen, except for 1/8" around the edges... that way the screen protector isn't in conflict with a case or portfolio.

  23. Schwuar

    Schwuar Member

    I didnt mean to post this on here, i meant to start a new thread for it lol but whilst its there i might as well leave it, i put as the title i was asking about the Ultra Crystal however its just Crystal so are they any good?
  24. Gti fly

    Gti fly Well-Known Member

    I'm using the Spigen one, so far so good. It's nice they now give u 3 sheets, compared to 2sheets on previous Notes

    I also tried out a glass screen protector (tempered glass), but just like the note2 I had before, the glass sticker doesn't stick down at the edges (even though the sticker falls well short of the entire width of the lcd screen) because the screen is too curved..

    I wish samsung made the screen flat!

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date was October 2014. Features and Specs include a 5.7" inch screen, 16MP camera, 3GB RAM, Snapdragon 805 processor, and 3220mAh battery.

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