I bought the VZW Tempered glass protectors when I ordered the phone and all I can say is wow. There's a slight, and I mean, slight raise, but the edges are curved, so that you don't really notice the rise. I have to actually try to notice the rise. Just a simple running of my finger over the edge does not stand out enough for me to remember that there's a screen protector on it. (Yes, I've forgotten several times that I even have a protector on.) I hate screen protectors because of the way my finger slides on them. So, placing a piece of glass over the glass was the perfect solution for me. Very very happy with my $18 purchase.