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Screen Protector?

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S3' started by goeagles5039, Jul 7, 2012.

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    I just got my S3 and I am getting a case for it. Is it neccessary to get a screen protector since it has gorilla glass? I never had one for my droid bionic and it never seemed to get scratched at all.
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    i use phantomskinz love them, ive dropped my bionic and a piece of the case chipped off, but the phone had zero damage.
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    Gorilla Glass is scratch resistant, not scratch proof. Smartphones are devices worth hundreds of dollars, so to me it's not even a choice as to whether I will or won't spend few bucks for a decent screen protector - I always get one. Just the slightest scratch or scuff can be very distracting, particularly since pretty much everything you do with the phone is on the screen. If you get one that's good quality, you won't even know it's there.
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    +1... its like a gun.. i'd rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.

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    The best protection that I've found for any device is the Otterbox Defender case which is coming out this month. There is a youtube video of some idiot testing the Otterbox Defender on an Iphone 4s with a 23 story drop and the phone surviving. I have yet to see a report of a phone getting destroyed with the Otterbox defender in normal use (it is also water resistant).
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    i got the zagg invisible shield, not too impressed feels a bit clingy but since i spent 15 dollars on a screen protector im not ready to just throw it away. Maybe the cling will wear off with use.
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    You should have went with the one I mentioned, they are crystal clear and smooth as glass, I have used Zagg before, they give great protection, but the orange peel effect will eventually drive you crazy.

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    Cybertec, does this cover up to the top and bottom or only the actual screen?
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    Have not received the phone yet but got the screen protector yesterday, in my Rezound it covers the whole screen, on the S3 it will not do to the curved glass, but that is good, that means no curling up at the edges.

    Image of S3 clarivue guard:


    View attachment 52686

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    I used the Halo Screen Protectors for my Rezound. I plan to get the same for the S3 when it arrives. They fit great.
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    I have used Zagg in the past, and they are still on some of my devices, best screen protectors, yes they are, but the orange peel effect get annoying after a while and takes away from the sharp screens of today's smartphones, so I tried a few others and none of them compare to clarivue, they are tough and crystal clear, next best thing to zagg, you can only order them from their store, they don't use any outside vendors to sell their products.

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    Yeah, im kind of wishing I stuck around the forum to see what others like. I guess if I somehow manage to wreck this protector i will get the free replacement to keep as spare and go buy the protector you have.
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    The Zagg is pretty impossible to wreck, they are tough as nails, the thing I hate about them is the orange peel effect look, do you know what that means, have you ever seen a bad paint job on a car that has that wave look to it, that's what you call orange peel effect.

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    Yea i see what you're talking about. So far i can tolerate it. But when i unlock or swype i can feel all the bumps.
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    That's not true.. if you have ocd about your screen like I do, you'll find that the zagg and the military shield both are prone to gouges. They don't go all the way through, but it causes bumps and raises in the protector. Zagg is OK, but if you want that same protection without the orange peel, use a military shield, its also easier to run your thumb across the military shield. The zagg feels like a racing tire.. very grippy....

    Now for the clairvue... haven't used it.. so idk.

    Also the way the warranty works on all of these protectors zagg and armor suit for sure, you pay then for the replacement, they send it to you, you send back the damaged protector, then they refund your money... it takes almost a month for the entire process.. least it did for my wife.

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    Sounds like I will be getting a military shield next. That warrenty process sounds like more of a pain than its worth. I loved the otterbox warrenty process, I litally told them i hated the case i got for my droid x and they upgraded it for free and i recieved a new case not even a week later.
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    Otterbox has a great warranty... I have only have one defective case... actually it was broken by a vzw rep trying to get it off, and otterbox covered it.. I have nothing negative to say about otterbox at all.

    I love the military shield, I have it on all of my devices now. It doesn't cause the pixelation that the zagg can cause... its all subjective.. one mans trash is another mans treasure..

    Ya gotta find what you like :)

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    I just saw the military shield on amazon for 10$ and i am really tempted to get it, i will try to hold off on it so i get a little use out of the invisible shield
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    When I got my og droid when it first came out I never got a screen protector because every one said you didn't need one and I got scratches all over it. When I got my thunderbolt I put a screen protector on it since day one and now on my s3 I'm using the screen protector that came with my otterbox.
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