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What is the best screen protector out there ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by teddytales66, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. teddytales66

    teddytales66 Member
    Thread Starter

    hello should I buy a screen protector? im a little paranoid right now, i just got the phone & i haven't put it in my pocket yet because im afraid it might get scratch. But whats screen protector do you guys recommend for me ? Also is it true that everyone who buys a phone off the virgin mobile website has a 1 year warranty? thanks :)

  2. QuiteTheChoi

    QuiteTheChoi Newbie

    A cheap screen protector off of Amazon or eBay should do you well. Look for something made specifically for the EVO V or EVO 3D (since they are the same phone) and you should be good to go.

    I currently use one that came with my case from Seidio. It's not like a thin flimsy plastic, it's rather thick and sticks well. I never notice it when I use my screen.
  3. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    It doesn't matter where you purchase your phone, the first 30 days any problems go through the seller, the remaining 11 months Virgin takes care of warranty issues.
  4. teddytales66

    teddytales66 Member
    Thread Starter

    ohh soo for example I dropped my phone on the floor & it cracked, Will virgin mobile replace it for me? And I didn't pay for warranty.
  5. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Accidental damage isn't usually covered by the warranty and no one has to pay for the warranty,it's included with your purchase. I think that you're confusing warranty with insurance. The details of what is/isn't covered by insurance depends on the policy. For example Best Buys black tie warranty includes coverage for situations where the insurance offered by Virgin through Assurion doesn't. Whether it's worth the additional $5 a month plus $100 deductible is a question only you can answer.
  6. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Android Expert

    I paid $30 for a year of insurance through best buy for my evo v. $100 deductibles and $5/mo isn't a very good plan for a $150 phone unless you're under contract.
  7. OakIris

    OakIris Member

    I understand your paranoia, teddytales66; I don't want scratches on my phone's screen, either. I do use screen protectors and just think it is common sense to do so, but many others don't. It is, of course, up to you. (On the other hand, if you are one of the lucky ones who can afford to upgrade your phone every 4-6months, a screen protector might not be considered a necessity.)

    I don't know if it is the BEST screen protector but I have been using those made by Clarivue for the past few years. They are easy to install (really!) and do their job admirably. They are more expensive than many of the cheap ones out there, but I think they are worth it. (No affiliation, just a happy customer.)

    I have one on order for my new HTV Evo V 4G; I tried to keep the factory screen protector on until I got the one from Clarivue, but one of the corners came up and that was that. Hope my Clarivue protector gets here soon!

    HTC EVO 3D Screen Protector from Clarivue

  8. LakersDroid

    LakersDroid Android Expert

    For a protective screen protector you can't go wrong with this one:
    Amazon.com: eForCity Clear LCD Screen Protector Guards with Lint-free Cleaning Cloth for HTC EVO 3D, 4-Pack Combo: Cell Phones & Accessories

    Also, if you need a protective case get this one:
    Amazon.com: eForCity TPU Rubber Skin Case for HTC EVO 3D, Frost Black S Shape: Cell Phones & Accessories
  9. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Whatever you decide to buy make sure that it's not a matte/anti glare type because they interfere with the parralax barrier used for 3d on this phone. :p:D
  10. Tejer

    Tejer Android Enthusiast

    I have the Zagg InvisiShield. I got it because it was on clearance where I bought it. Personally I would not spend $20 plus the $10 to have someone install it. If you get it, do it yourself because it's not that hard. I actually like it a lot, it has been very durable and stayed on well. The only problem I've had is that it gets dust under it in the edges by chance if it lifts a little from accidentally snagging it. The good news is they do have a lifetime warranty and you just have to send in your old screen saver and pay $3 for shipping.
  11. Jaxmoto

    Jaxmoto Well-Known Member

    I buy from a seller "Gadgettown" on Ebay, just search for the seller, then search for Evo 3D screen protectors.

    Just buy a pack of 10 ($3.50 with free shipping) and replace them when they get scratched up. There is no point putting some single $20 film on your phone if you have to live with the scratches it soaks up. Use the cheap ones and replace them every time they scratch.

    They have soaked up some pretty serious damage that ABSOLUTELY would have scratched the glass had they not been on there.

    It is nice since you don't really need to worry about a body protector... the entire rear and sides of the phone is protected by the back plate that you can just replace off Ebay for a few bucks. So for a couple bucks in screen protectors you get everything you need.
  12. OakIris

    OakIris Member

    I didn't buy the phone for its 3D capabilities and haven't even checked out the camera yet, but that is good information, OverByter. I was not aware of this potential problem before buying my screen protector and I almost bought the anti-glare version to see if I liked it better than the clear, but changed my mind and went with the clear after all.

    I received my Clarivue order yesterday and will be installing the protector today. :thumb:

  13. V3n0m90

    V3n0m90 Member

    Don't know if it was mentioned or not, but get a Zagg shield. I got one off eBay for a little less than $8 shipped. That is a steal considering they are usually around $20 and they come with a lifetime replacement warranty.

    Don't get the cheap screen protectors off eBay. They are a pain in the ass to get on without getting any air bubbles. A lot of people hate doing the wet installs, that's what the Zagg shield is. Personally I think it is WAY easier, but that's just me.
  14. remanifest

    remanifest Android Expert

    I have an Otterbox Defender case, works great and the screen protector is built in. Some people say it's too bulky, but I don't mind.
  15. goo

    goo Newbie


    I love those cheap Amazon and eBay protectors. I've bought many for different devices and have never been disappointed.

    On a side note, are there any protectors that cover the ridge where the frame meets the screen? I like not having a bulky cover, or one that I have to remove when charging due to heat retention, but I don't have anything covering that ridge/crevice. I am paranoid about dust getting in there and under the screen, never to be removed.
  16. big_hoovie

    big_hoovie Newbie

    I have the Zagg protector on my phone, and it's worked great so far. I have used less expensive ones on other phones in the past, and find that some of the cheaper ones provide less friction on my finger, but that's minor. I don't know if screen protectors or luck - I've dropped other phones with screen protectors on them straight to pavement, and the screen didn't even crack. Not sure if it helped, but I like to think it did.
  17. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Android Expert

    I'm looking for a dry application clear screen protector that resists small micro scratches. I've had mine for less than a month, and it's looking beat up.
  18. fisterkev

    fisterkev Newbie

    I have used Skinomi protectors on several phones and tablets and have loved them on every device. They are wet-application protectors, but when properly applied you don't even notice they're there, and they tend to reduce fingerprinting and glare (although they should not have the problems with 3D mentioned earlier). I just ordered one for the EVO... I don't anticipate any problems.
  19. EazySteve

    EazySteve Android Enthusiast

  20. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Nice find Steve, I've used these in the past and they're great! :p

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