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  1. jbdan

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    I got these 2 yesterday. Hopefully this will help someone decide which protector to go with. I took some pics with both the Crystal and the AF.

    Installation is rather painless, but takes some patience and a steady hand. I kept a can of compressed air by me and after cleaning the Inc screen real good had my better half air off the screen as I was installing.

    There is no solution to use and whatever adhesive they claim to use it seems more like just static cling to me idk.

    Opinion: these are nice the Crystal is very clear and the AF well not so clear. I do like the texture of the AF it seems thicker like it would protect better. It is super smooth and a finger glides very well....it is especially nice with Swype. I must admit as much as I like the AF for it's "buttery feel" it makes the screen too blurry....disappointing. So for now I go with Cyrstal, it does handle smudging better than the Inc glass and it cleans easier as well.

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    You get 2 per pack and comes with micro-wipe cloth and a cardboard squeegee (not pictured).

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    Crystal on left AF on right

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    AF (note in these pics it looks out of focus....unfortunately it's the AF protector. Look at the "menu" "home" "back" and "search" keys)

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    And what I ended up with is the Crystal

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  2. Ruben

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    How are the fingerprints on crystal? Do they appear?
     
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    dang. I ordered the AF one yesterday. Kind of wish I went with the crystal one now. I didn't realize it would make it so blurry.
     
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    Thanks for the post, I totally appreciate the time you put into this, it’s very helpful. I did the same thing and purchased both and will decide if the AF is too blurry when they come next week.
    If you don’t mind me asking - Are you running sense? How did you change the lock screen?
     
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    Yea they do, but not as bad as the Inc glass. Plus it is easier to wipe clean meaning it takes less wiping.
     
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    i went with the crystal as well, very pleased with it.
     
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    Yea it was disappointing the texture of the AF is outstanding and if your a Swyper it kicks butt. But when browsing the internet is where the AF starts to lose it's appeal. Guess there is always trade-offs. I will say that I couldn't put a smudge on the AF it works well.
     
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    Does the AF screen cause a refractive type of appearance like a prism or rainbow effect?
     
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    I got mine from ebay $13 after shipment.
    I heard a lot of good reviews, so I decided to replace my Verizon Screen Protector.
     
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    also where did you get the time and weather widget?
     
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    Excellent write-up and pics! Makes me glad I chose the Crystal which should be here sometime next week. What camera did you use for the pics (if you don't mind me asking)?
     
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    Bravo for your work!
     
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    How did you get any protectors? They still show as out of stock for me.
     
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    Just have to keep checking their site periodically. They had them in stock briefly yesterday.
     
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    Dont mean to go off topic, but these two pictures are absolutely GORGEOUS. Wow, what camera were you using here.
     
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    Yes they are Beautiful Widgets in the market I bought them just for that clock it's perfect imo and very customizable. There are 3 internal links within the clock/date/weather. You can choose what app you want it to launch with a click really cool and cut out 3 widgets I use to use on the home screen. : )

    thx ;) hope it helps some make a decision....my vote goes to "if you got the cash get both" so you can see what you might like. The AF is a beast against smudges! I ordered the boxwave AF after seeing the other review here going to give that one a shot next week. Camera is Nikon D90 with 90mm Tamron macro lens

    I ordered Monday (6 days ago) and they came Fri. I just was lucky and hit the site right as they came up for sale. Just check often! :D

    Thx paimon it is Nikon D90 :cool:

    Nupe not at all : )
     
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    *Drool* !
     
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    Those pictures are amazing! Well taken, thank you!
     
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    Appreciate your time on posting this awesome review...Very good indeed! The trade off is definitely worth it if finger prints drive u nuts, but like u said if your a web browser type of person, the crystal is the way to go...
     
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    And WOW that wallpaper is AWESOME, where did ya get it?
     
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    Nice Post. Thanks jbdan
     
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    Thanks for the compliments everyone!

    Sean I can't remember where I got it from maybe Zedge? But I re-did it made it darker.... I find in sunlight darker wallpapers allow you to see easier as it has better contrast against the icons etc... Here are the papers again if you like them ;)

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    Great post, Great Pics, Thanks.

    I originally went with the AF screen. My reasoning was that the DI had such great detail and color saturation, that I wouldn't mind losing a little for the anti-fingerprint benefits. But in the end, it's what made it worse. On other phones, the resolution is lower, and colors more washed out, so the AF screen doesn't affect it as much. Whereas on the DI, it is very noticeable. I took the AF screen off immediately and put on the VZW screen again.

    I have a set of Crystals on the way.
     

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