you must make a decision
Hey Trey Styles, is that Stealth Guard a dry or wet application? I've never used either, but from what I've seen on the web everybody recommends the wet application. Thanks for the post.
I dunno... day 1 of getting my X, the store popped a non-glare protector on there and it seemed to do fine. A few days later I went to the Verizon store complaining about battery life and they asked why I didn't have the anti-glare protector, so I got that one put on. I kept it on there for 3 months until I decided I wanted to try it without any protector for a bit because I didn't like losing some of the clarity. I've now been using no protector for about a week and I LOVE the feel of the stock screen. It looks so much better and the screen feels slick to me. It's much easier to swype than with the protector. Not that it was difficult before, but I don't really want to go back. I'm scared of harming the screen, but I have that belt clip case thing where the screen faces in anyway, so maybe I don't need one.
I have the Verizon anti-glare protector and it works fine for me....don't notice any distortion and seems clear when the screen is lit. It was easy to put on and all functions work fine. The anti-glare works.
the problem with the verizon ones is that they only protect the visible screen, and not the entire glass surface. So your fingers (or mine at least) have to run across the edge of the protector.
I went on ebay and got 3 protectors for $2.00 shipped/total and they work great. They are not anti-glare, but they cover the whole screen and are $2 for 3!
Well, the Verizon one covers all but the bottom 1/4" and side 1/8", where there are NO functions at all. I can't believe the paper-thin border at the bottom bothers fingers...it's almost imperceptible with normal touching and sliding, as you don't even touch that area. Personally, I never even notice that the screen is NOT totally covered, because the areas used ARE covered.
If it DID cover the whole screen with anti-glare, some people would complain that the nice, shiny piano-black border gets covered up.
I think the anti-glare and anti-fingerprint properties more than make up for not covering the edges. Fingerprints are at most a minimal issue, unlike the bare screen. Not sure how the ultra clear protectors do on fingerprints, but I imagine they show a lot. The Verizon screen still looks totally factory in style and went on with NO bubbles at all.
I guess I'll have to see someone's Ultra Clear one to make a comparison.
The anti-glare does not show fingerprints and your fingers glide very well across it! She likes it because she just wants a phone and doesn't care about the lost clarity, likes the no-smudge aspect, and the gliding.
The VZ regular ones DO show fingerprints, and show lots of glare in the sun/work lighting, But they are very clear with no distortion. However, they are shorter than the screen. So you can see that there is a protector on it, and have to be extremely precise when applying, also dust can get into the indented edge of the phone.
The ones I got from eBay DO show fingerprints, and show lots of glare as well. They are also clear with no distortion. They fit onto the entire screen almost exactly, and preserve the piano black finish. You can't tell that there is a screen protector on it.
In the end it's about personal preference. I prefer when my screen is on for it to look and feel like there is no protector on at all. Of course, I don't like the smudges that are shown when the screen is off, but the main purpose of the phone is to use it, not display it in a museum.
My fiance prefers usability and not having to clean off the screen as often. I will look for an anti-glare that covers the full screen on ebay tho.