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XO Skin arrived today... not what everyone makes it out to be

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by andyandroid81891, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. andyandroid81891

    andyandroid81891 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys I just got my XO skin today. With all the hype they've been getting in this forum I was obviously excited but after just having applied it to my device... I've got to say that I'm pretty disappointed. I applied the skin as directed and with notable care but this thing is crazy bubbly. There are small nearly invisible bubbles which are all over and mimic the short of orange peel affect and then there are more pronounced bubbles which look more like that standard bubble you would expect when applying a screen protector. I'm going to give it a day or so before I make my final judgement but right now I'm REALLY disappointed.

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  2. Renegade360

    Renegade360 Newbie

    I did not experience the issues you are describing and am very satisfied with mine and the one I installed on my X. No bubble issues at All on either phone.
  3. ez12a

    ez12a Member

    From what I've read bubbles present immediately after application are normal. You have to wait to be able to see if the bubbles go away.
  4. chamjin

    chamjin Newbie

    This is normal and it will disappear. I left my phone on with playing a movie w/ no volumes for few hrs, and by the time it's over, most of big bubles disappeared.
  5. KingDillinger

    KingDillinger Newbie

    applied mine yesterday. I've tinted window before so I didn't think this was going to be an issue... After a couple of minutes when I returned to my phone there were two or three large bubbles and a number of smaller ones. I was about to panic. I was mainly concerned with the large ones. But, as the directions suggested I waited some time and they did disappear. I have one minor imperfection on the far side that you can't see with the phone on, but, I am hoping by tomorrow (still under 24 hours of dry time) it will disappear as well (fingers crossed). I will still sing praises for them even if that little imperfection remains as it's the best application experience I've had. Besides, I now feel comfortable again carrying my phone in my pocket.

    I would suggest waiting a little longer if you're still under the 48 hour application time.
  6. edge

    edge Android Enthusiast

    I have been using them for years. The bubbles go away as well as any haze. Just be patient with it and allow it to cure.
  7. Terrantula

    Terrantula Lurker

    I have no issues with the XO as far as the application is concerned and I was able to get it bubble free and perfectly placed. My problem with it so far is the rubbery texture of the material. I have never used a Zagg before but have used Phantomskinz and this one seems to be much more rubbery in feel than the Phantomskinz were. On the plus side though, I feel the screen is much more protected than it was naked and there is very little orange peel.

  8. andyandroid81891

    andyandroid81891 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    You all are correct. I'm now left with just the one bubble and a small area that didn't quite adhere on the edge.
  9. itsTee

    itsTee Well-Known Member

    i installed mine yesterday and all my bubbles i had yesterday are gone..
  10. BubbaNexus

    BubbaNexus Android Enthusiast

    Agreed. Xo is great for 10 bucks, but it still has the orange peel. No skn is perfect though.
  11. demosthenes

    demosthenes Member

    The Steinheil Crystal on my DInc is. Wish they made that for this phone. I have Verizon's cheapie on right now and have an XO Skin in its package waiting to go.
  12. reggie16

    reggie16 Member

    I have my galaxy nexus screen protector still on out of the box. i have a XO screen Protector in the box waiting. How bad is the rubbery texture on the XO is it like unbearable, how much do your fingers catch?
  13. BubbaNexus

    BubbaNexus Android Enthusiast

    It's not that bad.
  14. BubbaNexus

    BubbaNexus Android Enthusiast

    Thought I heard those were available.....
  15. tarponbeach

    tarponbeach Android Enthusiast

    For me, it is more notable when tapping with with a fingernail. Not sure yet if I'm going to keep it on, or go naked.
  16. Terrantula

    Terrantula Lurker

    Its definitely not unbearable, but it makes me miss the naked screen. It will stay on until I find something better though. It really is the only issue I have with the XO. Went on great, has great coverage, and looks nice.

  17. clb2196

    clb2196 Android Enthusiast

    The rubbery feeling bothered me for 3 days or so. Now I hardly notice it. Definitely no orange peel effect on mine. Has one tiny piece of lint under it :/ but I can't tell when the screen is on.
  18. Dabitz

    Dabitz Android Enthusiast

    I had the Verizon version which was horrible. I took it off after a couple of hours. My store didn't accept a return. The XO was a piece of cake to install, no bubbles at all and it retains the screen quality. Couldn't be happier.
  19. BubbaNexus

    BubbaNexus Android Enthusiast

    i just got my second xo skin...

    i emailed them because the first one didn't cover the entire screen to the edges. the replacement one they sent is the exact same. kinda pissed at this point, and will ask for a refund.

    i now understand they have two different sizes on their website, but its not clearly indicated. one size is smaller and made to fit with their cases which i do not have.

    you figure if i complained that it doesn't cover the edges, they would use some common sense and send me the larger size, but no. :mad:
  20. elogical

    elogical Newbie

    The bubbles go away as long as they're small and you applied it right. No sense being over-dramatic about it, it says this exactly in the instructions that came with it, it needs to set and totally dry for a day before you judge it. It's still not as clear as a naked screen but it's at least as good as any other screen protector I've seen
  21. Droidmare

    Droidmare Lurker

    I used Wrapsol on my TBolt after the Zagg completely failed. Very happy with it. How does the Wrapsol compare to XO?
  22. BubbaNexus

    BubbaNexus Android Enthusiast

    im returning my xo since the imbeciles are incapable of sending me one that covers the entire screen. might try the ghost armor....
  23. TrumpetMan

    TrumpetMan Android Enthusiast

    I'll admit I was having my doubts about the XO screen protector when I installed it last night. I had to resist the urge to get mad after there were so many bubbles on the screen (I had even left the stock protector on just to make sure I was off to a good start with the new protector), yet low-and-behold I awoke this morning and all but one very very small bubble was still there and it looks like it's on its way out.

    Give it time to cure and you'll be a happy camper.
  24. monsterenergy22

    monsterenergy22 Android Enthusiast

    I have installed several XO protectors on my devices as well as for friends and family. The best thing to do is just let it cure for at least 12 hours. My moms happened to have 2 minor bubbles on hers that took 3 days to cure, I blame myself for that one. LOL But they will go away in due time. I couldnt be happier with mine on both my GNex and GTab 10.1.

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