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XO Skins Installed with fit pics, Perfection!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by edge, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Random input...i had XO on my iphone 4s. The impression above is accurate. It is crystal clear and no orange peel effect, BUT sticky! It was cumbersome typing out text messages because the screen was not smooth (aka sticky). Did not feel right IMO.

    In addition, the solution bottle failed after the 3rd pump...in the middle of me wetting the protector. I got it on anyways. And when i emailed them to inform them that my bottle failed...no response. Oh well, i eventually yank it because the protector made my screen too sticky.

    I now have the Otterbox screen protector that comes with their commuter cases. Awesome! Dry application...and smooth as glass. It is a fingerprint magnet however, but that's ok...i can text just like i had no protector at all.
     



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  2. vandyman

    vandyman Android Expert

    I have tried the XO skin on my Verizon Nexus phone. It seems to be to thick and it does not let your fingers glide as if it were glass.
    I pull it off and toss it.:(


    PS. Sorry for posting in the GSM thread about a Verizon phone.:rolleyes:
     
  3. SirKronan

    SirKronan Android Expert

    This is why I'm waiting for the SGP ultra crystal ones. Maybe the Flex is just as good??? I really want it to have the glass feel to it. Zaggs definitely do not, but I've heard XOs are better.

    Apparently not better enough. Thanks for the input.
     
  4. reggie16

    reggie16 Member

    damn mines coming tomorrow. Im getting mixed feedback. Idk whether to return it or put it on and see how it does...
     
  5. soy.lor.n

    soy.lor.n Well-Known Member

    I don't think this is a GSM forum - I think this one is generic and the other is Verizon. Hence the Verizon one being a subforum to this one.

    So don't feel bad. I have a feeling 95+% of us posting in this forum are VZW
     
  6. esmith818

    esmith818 Android Enthusiast

    I received my skin last night and installed it without too much trouble. Admittedly, I have never used a screen protector before, but all the hype early on in this thread along with the coupon convinced me to try it.

    Application was fairly easy. I managed to get a clean install except for one tiny bubble in the bottom, right that I couldn't work out before the screen dried in place. It's not horrible since it's not in a usable area of the screen but I see it. Other than the bubble, just by looking at the phone you would never know there was a protector.

    I agree with others that the screen is NOT as smooth as the uncovered screen, but it does handle fingerprints well, the screen still looks as amazing as ever and the protector is not so "sticky" as to make the touchscreen unusable.

    I'll probably keep mine on long enough to see if the bubble disappears (their FAQ claims many small bubbles and other "imperfections" clear up in 24-48 hours). I showed the phone to a friend at work this morning and he didn't know there was a protector so perhaps I am being overly critical. ;)
     
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  7. chamjin

    chamjin Newbie

    I had skinomi skin on mine but couldn't stand the quality of it. So after watching this thread, I jumped in to get xo skin and installed it just yesterday night. So it's little over 12 hrs since installed.

    I had alot of major bubles when i first installed, but now they are all gone. (I usually run a movie on it with volume down to cure it faster) Screen is still somewhat hazy?..if this is what they are called...on a very bright scenes or white webpages. I am almost sure this will go away though.

    Below is my 2cents comparing it to skinomi skin.

    Despite the skin not perfectly covering the screen same as skinomi skin(around 1mm shorter in height and width) it looks better for some reason. It is hard to see where are the edges of the skin.

    Xo skin is alot more resistant to oil from the finger than skinomi. It has alot less orange peel look. You can't see orange peel look unless you look hard for it under the reflective light.

    Like the other owners said, this skin is very tacky/sticky first, but now they are smoother, but not as smoother than probably other skins.

    All in all, I am satisfied so far. it is better than skinomi skin imho. I'll follow up few days later after skin fully cures.
     
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  8. esmith818

    esmith818 Android Enthusiast

    So I put the phone in my pocket today with my company badge. I've never had an issue with this before as there are no sharp/metal edges on the badge to scratch the glass of the phone. But today I had a problem with the badge "sticking" to the screen protector and then when I removed it, I had "dings" in the protector. On a whim, I touched the protector lightly with a fingernail and it left an indention. Now my screen is covered with minor "blemishes".

    What are the benefits of these skins again? I never had any real problems with scratches going back to the OG Droid and I'm thinking I may have been better off with a naked screen...
     
  9. Jay3

    Jay3 Android Enthusiast

    I've had a longtime aversion to skins for this reason. Kind of like the old joke about why don't they just make the plane out of the black box material, I often wonder why they don't just make the screen out of screen protector material.

    But I guess one benefit is you can change the screen protector if it gets scratched up.

    I've never had a problem with scratch screens.
     
  10. ez12a

    ez12a Member

    That's exactly the reason why screen protectors exist. A cheap replacement alternative to replacing the glass. Plus with one investment you can get screen protector replacements for life (minus shipping cost).

    you can bet more than a few of those people in this forum with hairline scratches on their nexus wished they spent 10 bucks to get one. So many people here demand perfection from the nexus but wont take steps to protect it.

    I had a speck hard shell case on the bottom of my macbook pro for 3 years. Lets just say the hard shell has tons of scratches that would have scratched and worn the bottom of my aluminum case from my pants/belt buckle.
     
  11. edge

    edge Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Agreed Way cheaper than replacing a $100+ screen
     
  12. ANewDay

    ANewDay Well-Known Member

    Got mine today, going to install it sometime this weekend. :)
     
  13. edge

    edge Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Good luck. Steam up your bathroom first, it has always helped me.
     
  14. Roroco

    Roroco Well-Known Member

    I have never been a fan of screen protectors, but the XO stuff seems to be decent. It is a bit sticky, but it is no where near as rubbery as the Zaag stuff. Quality stuff at a reasonable price. I still think they need a new website, but the product is more important.

    BTW... I rubbed the screen protector on my jeans to clean up some oil, and it produced very minor scratches. They are not visible when the screen is on, but it is odd that my jeans can lightly scratch the film when they advertise taking a demel to it.
     
  15. edge

    edge Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Just warm it up with a blow drier and rub them out. They heal like a gummy bear
     
  16. edge

    edge Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Did that help?
    Using the spray and rubbing it out seems to help too. Someone else tried that in another topic. The hard ones don't heal XO does.
     
  17. SkylineGTR87

    SkylineGTR87 Lurker

    Is this a good skin to order? I am looking into one for my new phone. Last phone I had I wasn't using a screen protector and it ended up being scratched then dropped it and cracked the screen pretty bad.
     
  18. edge

    edge Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I have been happy with them. They don't have orange peel like a lot of others. It will help with drops, but wont make it bullet proof. A otterbox is a great combo with it
     
  19. SkylineGTR87

    SkylineGTR87 Lurker

    Orange peel? That like bubbles or something? Just barely learning about the android phones and what not. Had a sidekick style phone up until now.
     
  20. edge

    edge Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yes its a term used for the texture you see in paint or lower quality protectors
    [​IMG]
     
  21. SkylineGTR87

    SkylineGTR87 Lurker

    Yikes that is gnarly. Now you are saying that the XOSkin doesn't end up looking like that on the screen?
     
  22. ANewDay

    ANewDay Well-Known Member

    ^ It doesn't have that effect, can't even tell there is a skin on, and it will be less rubbery over time.
     
  23. id_mew

    id_mew Newbie

    I'm trying to purchase the Xo skin, but I don't see where you can input the coupon code.
    I clicked on Pay with PayPal and it took me to checkout but I did not proceed.
    Can anybody please let me know where to put the code?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  24. dstevens63

    dstevens63 Newbie

    @id_mew I just ordered mine with the discount code. I didn't use the first pay pal option, I went down to the bottom and went to check out than used the code then selected PayPal. Hope this makes sense.
     
  25. edge

    edge Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I just use google checkout. But to do it the paypal way, it looks like you have to do it the way dsteven63 said
     

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