Yes, the Steinheils are much easier to apply. No "solution" is needed. I like it cuz it took all of 1 min to get it on, and no wait time to freaking dry! I hate getting anything wet close to my phone, probably will never use anything else since this is sooo easy. Any of the shields that require wetting them are quite difficult if you're not use to applying them. For most everyday users this isn't something they do on a regular basis. Just my opinion, Steinheils are way easier. 1 clean everything 2 line it up to make sure it's good 3 peel the adhesive protector down half way 4 apply squeegee out any bubbles on first half 5 pull the rest of the backing off and squeegee more All done and no waiting for it to dry I always hated waiting for the skins to dry.