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  1. jonebk12's Avatar
    I'm wondering if these are really worth the relatively high price. Won't the gorilla glass hold up pretty well on its own, or should I bite the bullet and get one? Are they really so thin and transparent that you can't tell it's on there?
    04-13-2014 11:20 AM
  2. Devil13n's Avatar
    I never used one until this phone (one of the SGP ones) and it has a strange awesomeness that it feels like there really isn't anything there. Not used to it, but love it!

    From a few short days of use, I'd definitely recommend one.
    04-13-2014 01:55 PM
  3. ibcop's Avatar
    I've used the Glas.t Nano on my S4 and it's awesome. Your finger glides across it where with a plastic screen protector it kinds drags across.

    Definitely worth it to me. I have noticed several brands on Amazon that aren't as expensive as Spigen but I don't know about their quality.

    And Spigen is making an anti-privacy Glas.t.

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    04-13-2014 07:50 PM
  4. DarshOne's Avatar
    I got one with my s5 from costco. The guy put it on for me and did a flawless job. I wasnt sold on it and planned to keep the protector that came on the phone like i did with my s4, until i realized that samsung has now made them extend over the edge of the screen. So i plopped down the 25$ and im actually quite pleased. Feels very smooth and is super clear, not too thick, barely notice it. Would reccomend.

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    04-13-2014 11:35 PM
  5. mjcecil's Avatar
    I'm wondering if these are really worth the relatively high price. Won't the gorilla glass hold up pretty well on its own, or should I bite the bullet and get one? Are they really so thin and transparent that you can't tell it's on there?
    Think of it this way. Even if the gorilla glass holds up great, there will still be scratches. When you get tired of the glass scratches and you HAVE a glass protector, peel it off and spend another $25-$40 on a new one and, voila! a screen that looks new. If you DON'T have a protector, then you are out $200 to replace the digitizer and the glass (and who knows what results you'll get). OR, you burn $100 on a new phone via insurance. OR WORSE, you just live with the scratches, which, if you're as uptight as I am about that stuff, can be nerve-wracking.

    I bought the Zagg one. I had one for my S4 and LOVED it. Not only is it scratch resistant, but it has an oleophobic coating that resists (doesn't PREVENT, mind you) fingerprints, so the screen actually gets far less nasty. To be honest, I bought the Verizon-branded tempered glass protector at the Verizon store along with the phone for $24, and after two hours with it, I replaced it with the Zagg model, because the VZW model appeared to ATTRACT fingerprints. I'm MUCH happier with the Zagg.

    As for the clarity and feel, I can say that the screen on the S4 and the S5 look exactly as they do unprotected, and the Zagg InvisibleShield Glass model actually has a smoother glide than the bare phone glass.

    I'll never buy another phone that can't be protected with one of these!

    Mark
    04-14-2014 03:36 PM
  6. atg284's Avatar
    How hard is it to apply onto the phone? what happens if there is a bit of lint underneth after you place it on the screen. Are there re-do's like with the plastic ones or is it a onetime placement?
    04-14-2014 05:27 PM
  7. Sara Di's Avatar
    Think of it this way. Even if the gorilla glass holds up great, there will still be scratches. When you get tired of the glass scratches and you HAVE a glass protector, peel it off and spend another $25-$40 on a new one and, voila! a screen that looks new. If you DON'T have a protector, then you are out $200 to replace the digitizer and the glass (and who knows what results you'll get). OR, you burn $100 on a new phone via insurance. OR WORSE, you just live with the scratches, which, if you're as uptight as I am about that stuff, can be nerve-wracking.

    I bought the Zagg one. I had one for my S4 and LOVED it. Not only is it scratch resistant, but it has an oleophobic coating that resists (doesn't PREVENT, mind you) fingerprints, so the screen actually gets far less nasty. To be honest, I bought the Verizon-branded tempered glass protector at the Verizon store along with the phone for $24, and after two hours with it, I replaced it with the Zagg model, because the VZW model appeared to ATTRACT fingerprints. I'm MUCH happier with the Zagg.

    As for the clarity and feel, I can say that the screen on the S4 and the S5 look exactly as they do unprotected, and the Zagg InvisibleShield Glass model actually has a smoother glide than the bare phone glass.

    I'll never buy another phone that can't be protected with one of these!

    Mark
    I was planning on getting the Zagg glass protector as well. Hoping the kiosk at my mall has it because I don't want to install it myself...
    04-14-2014 05:33 PM
  8. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I just ordered a tempered glass protector, my first one...I'm excited to try it from reading what you all are saying
    04-14-2014 07:32 PM
  9. atg284's Avatar
    I just ordered a tempered glass protector, my first one...I'm excited to try it from reading what you all are saying
    Which one did you order if you don't mind me asking...
    04-14-2014 08:02 PM
  10. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    04-14-2014 08:27 PM
  11. jonebk12's Avatar
    OK for $10 I may have to bite on that. Please let us know what you think when it arrives.
    04-14-2014 08:51 PM
  12. atg284's Avatar
    Ok cool that's one of the ones I was looking at. The spigen one and that one. the spigen one is just kind of expensive and dont want to break it upon application.

    Yes, please quote me with your review if you write one!
    04-14-2014 08:54 PM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    Installation isn't too difficult, just do it in a steamy bathroom using the hinge method

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
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    04-14-2014 08:56 PM
  14. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    OK for $10 I may have to bite on that. Please let us know what you think when it arrives.
    Ok cool that's one of the ones I was looking at. The spigen one and that one. the spigen one is just kind of expensive and dont want to break it upon application.

    Yes, please quote me with your review if you write one!
    Will do! I didn't want to get an expensive one lol
    04-14-2014 09:01 PM
  15. atg284's Avatar
    Installation isn't too difficult, just do it in a steamy bathroom using the hinge method

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 via Tapatalk Pro
    Ok yeah I've read up on those techniques and they definitely look like goo techniques. I put a traditional screen protector on but it took 3 tries lol.

    So I guess my main concern is that if you mess up the first time is ther a way to re-apply it?

    side note: here is the ebay link for the same thing for those who do not want to pay for shipping: Aerb Premium Ultra Slim Ballistic Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Samsung S5 | eBay
    04-14-2014 09:04 PM
  16. schwanz583's Avatar
    Ive got the zagg one on mine and so far its the nicest protector ive ever had!! I had the zagg HD on my GS3 and it was nice. This glass one doesnt even feel like there is a protector there!!!! Worth the $40 in my opinion!!

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    04-15-2014 02:52 AM
  17. schwanz583's Avatar
    Btw, the zagg takes about 2 seconds to install by yourself and is almost impossible to mess up... watch the youtube video of your scared haha. Really though its super easy..

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-15-2014 02:55 AM
  18. ibcop's Avatar
    What is the deference between the $10 protector by Aerb Amazon.com: Aerb Premium Samsung Galaxy S5 Ballistic Nano Tempered Glass Screen Protector
    and the $35 Spigen one. Amazon.com: Spigen Samsung Galaxy S5 Screen Protector Glass

    This is quite a big difference in prices!
    Quality I would imagine. I have used Spigen Glas.t in the past and it's a great product. But the cheaper one could be just as good. We need a real user review of it - $9.99 is musher better than $35!

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    04-15-2014 07:55 AM
  19. jschu22's Avatar
    My suggestion for everyone considering something more than the el cheapo glass ones- get the Zagg or Spigen Glas.TR. Both have a rounded edge and its so much nicer than all the others.

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    04-15-2014 08:15 AM
  20. jonebk12's Avatar
    My suggestion for everyone considering something more than the el cheapo glass ones- get the Zagg or Spigen Glas.TR. Both have a rounded edge and its so much nicer than all the others.

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    The $10 one says it has a "rounded edge cut." I wonder if that's the same thing as on the more expensive ones.
    04-15-2014 08:38 AM
  21. Dom Laz's Avatar
    im looking at getting the Glas.tr SLIM 0.4mm,
    does anyone have one on the s5? i want to know if it affects the use of the fingerprint reader? and use of the home button?
    i know they send gel stickers for the home button but they arent really ideal
    cheers.
    04-15-2014 11:24 AM
  22. michael3735's Avatar
    I just ordered the bodyguardz pure tempered glass screen protector from att,i had one for my iphone 5s and liked it.
    04-15-2014 02:28 PM
  23. Sara Di's Avatar
    Just got my Zagg tempered glass screen protector put on and I love it! The edges are slightly rounded so it lays nicely on the phone and you can't even tell it's on there. It was $48 with installation at the mall. I know, rip off, but I hate putting these things on myself and after I drove out to the mall I figured might as well save my time and gas and just have them do it while I was there and make sure it was perfect. Very happy with mine. They said not to put a case on it for 48 hours which will be tough because my white S5 is super slick, feels like it will fly right out of my hand!
    04-15-2014 05:33 PM
  24. Sara Di's Avatar
    Ive got the zagg one on mine and so far its the nicest protector ive ever had!! I had the zagg HD on my GS3 and it was nice. This glass one doesnt even feel like there is a protector there!!!! Worth the $40 in my opinion!!

    Posted via Android Central App
    I agree, so smooth you can't even tell it's on there. Very happy with mine too.
    04-15-2014 05:34 PM
  25. livendive's Avatar
    I should know more by this weekend. I was considering the silly expensive Spigen version ($38!) but instead ordered the slightly thicker Luvvitt version. It, my new S5, and my Spigen case should all be here tomorrow.
    04-15-2014 07:00 PM
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