Screen & Body Protectors

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  1. ilikemoneygreen

    ilikemoneygreen Silver Member

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    wow they really changed the screen protectors, made them smaller. When I got mine on launch day the only part it didn't cover were the hardware buttons. Never buying those screen protectors again though, absolutely horrible imo.
     
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    Yeah, they used to follow the top and stuff (Nice spot cutout for speaker and camera) but i think they started with the smaller ones a year after the D1 came out. You can still get the full ones off amazon, i still have a couple laying around. smaller ones are more convenient though since you just go into vz and buy them with no wait.
     
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    True, how much did those cost you? Not planning to buy, just curious. Still waiting on my Steinheil protectors that were supposed to be here yesterday, 3 business days my butt:angry:
     
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    I need a screen protector that won't get fingerprints all over it (not non-glare though... that defeats the amoled screen)...

    The verizon screen protector looks great BUT there are fingerprints all over,

    Any recommendations?
     
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    Read first post.

    From my experience the best, imo, is the Ultra Fine line by Steinheil, but that isn't made for our Nexus yet. I have the Ultra Oleophobic coming and will post a small review of it once I get it on.
     
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    Received the Wrapsol Screen protectors:

    Cost 14.99 for each one(I bought two)

    Pros: Seem like they would be good protection(fairly thick)

    Cons: Everything else

    The installation was a nightmare(it was dry). I've installed nearly a dozen screen protectors, different brands ect... and never have I had such a difficult time. I even pride myself on being able to install them perfectly.

    Instead of doing just cut outs for the speaker and camera hole they just cut a big rectangle out of the top right corner, looked awful and left a lot of the glass unprotected.

    Felt very rubbery and too grippy, almost too thick.

    The bubbles were horrendous and everywhere despite using the squeegee, although they do say the bubbles will disappear within 24 hours on their own, but since I ripped mine off immediately I can't say this isn't true.

    For now I'm using Seidio's screen protector for the Droid X, it fits the actual screen perfectly, but obviously leaves the top and bottom unprotected. It installed perfectly with zero bubbles, no cure time and feels just like glass.

    I'd suggest Seidio's protector for the Nexus but they did the same thing as Wrapsol and cut a big chunk out of the top right corner instead of doing precision cuts for the speaker and camera hole, which I think it's unacceptable for a high end product.

    I'll most likely be trying the Skinomi next, as it seems like it's the most like the normal glass feel and has the cut outs for just the speaker and camera.
     
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    Money, here is another for your post > http://www.amazon.com/Rearth-Ultimate-Protector-SHIPPING-Tracking/dp/B006B8B2CK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1324257112&sr=8-4

    I was ordering a Diztronics TPU case and the Steinheil showed out of stock, so I said "WTH" I will try them.

    Pros: Precision cut, fits. Cut out for the ear speaker and FFC (not a big chunk like others)
    Dry application went pretty easy. Bubbles worked out easily. Instructions say that the minor bubbles or surface imperfections would diminish in a day. They did.
    Hard surface, smudges wipe off easily
    Fits to the case edges
    Really clear when the phone is ON (see Cons)

    Cons: With the phone OFF, minor orange peel seen over black when not looking straight on. May not be a problem for some.
    Protector is too stiff for the curved edges of the Galaxy Nexus - won't lay down, leaves a translucent edge all around the inside edge of the case and above the ear
    speaker.

    Overall, it appears that it will protect the screen. It seems durable and it's hardness should make it stand up to a lot of use but it looks bush on the GN because of the unstuck edges. It will probably gather dust and dirt under that edge in short order. I will use it until I can see what else everyone reports on. I guess it will be a trade off between flexible for adhesion and hardness for durability.
     
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    ROFL I love this but im not really sure how to write that up. Air bubbles truly are normal even after squeegee, waiting for a day is a common thing with the rubbery ones. Its not something id like to include without doing at least what the directions say. It is definitely a con to put the top being cut out. Also Before you ripped it off did it appear to be like zagg or anything? orange peel? glassy looking?
    This is great, ill add it right in. Perfectly done. :biggrin: I do have a tip for you though, the stiff edges may be able to comes down a bit if you use a hotgun or hair dryer on it. Not too much but just enough to heat up the screen cover. Its a recommended tip i've seen repeated a couple times.
     
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    Honestly I couldn't even tell because there were so many bubbles, I mean it was literally covered in bubbles. It was very rubbery though, my thumb was dragging badly trying to switch home screens. Looked glassy, no orange peel, haven't used Zagg before so can't compare.

    Yeah sorry for the bum review, but I was literally disgusted so I just ripped it off. I wasn't going to have hundreds of bubbles on my phone day one, wanted to use it =P
     
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    I thought I posted in this thread the other day, but I guess I didn't lol.

    I ordered one from BestSkinsEver ( Google Samsung Galaxy Nexus Skin , screen only). I had one on my OG Droid for 1.75 years roughly and loved it, so I am hoping for the same results on the Nexus. I haven't received it yet, so I can't comment on it. I will do a mini-review on it once I get it. Perhaps with some pictures. But my OG Droid, which is my camera, is kinda sick and pictures aren't it's strong suit.
     
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    If you don't mind, let us know if that one covers the whole front, with just the speaker hole and camera circle cut out.

    I couldn't tell on their site, they just have a picture of the phone and not the protector itself.

    Thanks
     
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