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Tempered glass screen protector recommendations for UK?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ifb-online, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. ifb-online

    ifb-online Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Sorry to resurrect the tempered screen protector topic for the infamously curvy Note 4 but although I see a lot of info about what to buy in the US many of the recommnded solutions don't appear to be available in the UK.

    eBay is full of products but there is almost no way to know if they will be any good (avoiding the dreaded edge halp effect). I have tried two and the more expensive one was worse than the cheaper one.

    I realise a narrow fit protector will minimise the halo effect and that's fine by me but how can I tell if a product being advertised is this type?
     


  2. ifb-online

    ifb-online Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Well, I have contacted one eBay UK seller based on an image of their screen protector and it does seem to be cut smaller than most. They responded by saying theirs is only 70mm wide, which is roughly the width of the visible part of the active screen area. To be honest that's only 2-3mm less than the one on the phone already and the halo-free width is narrower than 70mm but the seller says they don't have a halo problem. One seller has already refunded me after I emailed them photos of the halo under their protector and I suspect the same will happen with the one on the phone at the moment. Anyway, I have ordered one from this third supplier and I will let you know if it's any good.
     
  3. ifb-online

    ifb-online Android Enthusiast
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    I have received the promised protector and it's definitely better than the old one but there is still a narrow halo and the glass is pretty much only as wide as the actual AMOLED screen width. I was hoping for a bit better finish than this. I will post some photos later.
     
    #3 ifb-online, Feb 24, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2016
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  4. ifb-online

    ifb-online Android Enthusiast
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    Here are photos of the three tempered glass screen protectors for the Note 4 I have tried so far. P2250255.jpg Above the most recent one and just about acceptable.


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    Above was the second one, massive halo but the camera is spared the image quality penalty of being covered.

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    The above two photos are of the first protector we tried - not only was the halo gap unacceptable but the gap extened over the camera lens.
     
  5. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    I have Gorilla Glass on my Note 4 and nothing else over it.

    the damn thing is too big to be putting a folding cover over it.

    It does have a Speck CandyShell grip case on it, but that leaves the face open....
    no issues with scratches at all.
     
  6. ifb-online

    ifb-online Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Do you mean the Note 4 screen is Gorilla Glass? Yes I know that and my preference is not to have a screen protector but this is my daughter's phone and she values the security of the protector. She won't be using the flip case for long as she prefers a bumper-style back case and this makes the screen protector more important. I think the primary function of a screen protector is to prevent scratches but I think it can also absorb some shock if the phone is dropped. Her last phone had a big crack through the tempered glass after a drop but the screen underneath was undamaged. I can't stand plastic screen protectors.
     
  7. bonerp

    bonerp Android Expert

    Nuglas. It's the only one I use for note 4 and now note 5
     

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