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  1. Alazarin

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    Hey guys. Just bought the S2 from Expansys-USA to use here with AT&T. It
     

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    i personally dont think u need a screen protector for this phone. if ur reasonably careful, the gorilla glass will resist scratches quite well.. i dont think u should worry about it.. using a screen protector usually causes other problems like the ones mentioned.. some start to peel off after a while etc. much better off without one, i think :)
     
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    i dont like the smearing that my protector leaves - and the screen is slightly less sensitive.
     
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    i don't like protectors with a wet application. I have this one from Rearth
    that works really well: Galaxy S 2 Ultimate Clear
     
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    Zaggs are tough - I've got one on my GS2 (with a CaseMate case) and it's stood up well to use in a dusty and grimy environment. They're a beast to apply though, even with the supplied liquid, and it can take a frustratingly long time to get a satisfactory finish. The 'feel' is certainly different to the bare glass but does improve with use. I've noticed no loss of sensitivity. If you need the degree of protection Zagg offer then the pros probably outweigh the cons.

    Mine will be coming off in a fortnight when I finish my current job, so I'll let you know about any marking on the display then.
     
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    I am always worried with wet/water-based screen protectors. I've had nothing but good experience with InvisibleShield before. But now I am just worried that water damage could be a risk/possibility when trying to install the IS. Of course, I am not going to install it myself. I am going to pay $5 for one of Zagg guys to do it. Still, the idea of damaging my newly, $650 phone with water doesn't seem too appealing to me.

    Any issues with yours?
     
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    its not like you drench it - just dampen the surface to get them to stick.

    They don't leave an residue either.

    Just too grabby for me.
     
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    Whatever he said.
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    Mine has started to peel after a couple of months so I will be replacing it with another one. I walk around all day at work with drill bits in my pocket and it has no scratches. Since it is starting to peel I just peeled it back a little more to check the screen and it looks brand new. So if it marked that persons screen I would say they installed it wrong.
     
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    Whatever he said.
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    I've just put a new invisible shield on my phone so I thought I would test my old one. I scraped a key over the surface for about a minute and a half them stopped to see what condition it was in. It was scratched but hadn't gone all the way through. It took about another minute to break through. Then I tried to push a pen through it. It bent the end of the pen before it broke. Then I tried and failed to snap what was left of it with my hands. So to answer your question I would would say yes you should get this.
     
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    Forgot to say. There wasn't a single mark left on the screen from the old shield. I barely had to wipe the screen to put my new one on.
     
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    Nope, as bonerp said the screen, protector and fingers are just dampened, mostly to prevent it adhering immediately on contact. The bottle has a very fine spray nozzle so little of the liquid is actually expelled.
     
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    I saw Mirror SP and Anti-Glare SP were more expensive than the normal one. Why? Anything different?
     
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