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    Anyone have a preference for screen protectors? Easy to apply, obviously works well. Or have people found they don't need it with the Gorilla Glass.
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    You don't need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyluis View Post
    You don't need it.
    Don't is a strong word. Gorilla Glass is scratch resistant but certainly not scratch proof. All it takes it one grain of sand in your pocket.
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    Depends on how OCD you are about small scratches or the possibility of scratches. Personally I use screen protectors on all my devices whether or not it has gorilla glass. Regardless of how scratch resistant gorilla glass is, I'd rather have the peace of mind of knowing I can just stick on another protector rather than constantly worrying about scratching the screen.

    After having tried wet apply protector from Zagg, I now only use dry ones from Steinheil. Their ultra crystal is top notch and fairly easy to apply as long as you take your time. I will say for my touchpad, I bought some off ebay for $2 for a set of three and quite honestly, there isn't that much of a difference from those costing more. But for the S3, I plan on getting the ones from Steinheil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJnc284 View Post
    Don't is a strong word. Gorilla Glass is scratch resistant but certainly not scratch proof. All it takes it one grain of sand in your pocket.
    lol who walk around with 1 grain of sand in their pocket. But I understand what you mean
    I never understood why people would put their expensive phone in their pocket, but a lot of people do this!!
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    I work at a hardware store in a department that helps load heavy items into customers cars, including sand. I have had my phone in my pocket with sand pouring into it and didn't realize until the end of the day. Still not one scratch on my Dinc2. Though the buttons are getting stuck :/
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    If you want to go with a screen protector, choose wisely. Some cloud up the display while others have an "orange peel" texture to them.

    Steinheils are the best; just ask around and a lot of people here will agree. Their ultra crystal version is completely invisible, strong, and feels like the naked glass on the phone to your finger:

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    Steinheils are the best; just ask around and a lot of people here will agree. Their ultra crystal version is completely invisible, strong, and feels like the naked glass on the phone to your finger
    100% agree on this, used them on my Thunderbolt and they were almost undetectable. People didn't believe I had on a screen protector. The first thing I looked for was the ultra crystal screen protector after I pre-ordered the S3.
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    i'm not liking the steinheils too much, they're okay, but i just buy my screen protectors from DCMUGEN on ebay, worked GREAT on my Incredible! And they're like, a $1 or $2 a piece. Work really well, cut well, and a lot of people use dcmugen, check out the other forums. You can't beat that price as well.
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    It definitely depends what else you put in your pocket with your phone...but for the most part, you don't need one since the G-glass is very strong (although not completely 100% scratch proof like others have said).

    FWIW, both my wife and I haven't had a scratch on mour unprotected screens in years...but I tend to use holsters half of the time which helps protect the screen when not being used.
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    Screen protectors are from the old days of smartphones. You don't need them anymore. But if you must, like the others here, I would recommend the Steinheil Ultra - almost like not even having one on.

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    I also have had good experience with the Steinheil SGP Ultra Crystal on my Droid X, I will probably get one for the SGSIII as well.
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    When the GNex came out, everyone thought it had gorilla glass.. Found out the hard way. Fortunately, I got a free replacement. I'm curious though, how this gorilla glass 2 on the SGIII will hold up considering it's thinner than the original. I have the Ringbo ultimate clear+ protector on my Gnex and wife's Tbolt, and are clear as it can be. No bubbling, first time application, no residue when you take it off either. Needless to say I'll be getting it for the S3 as well.
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    What's the difference between the sgp ultra crystal and flex hd? Besides the fact the ultra crystal doesnt fit the whole screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikman View Post
    What's the difference between the sgp ultra crystal and flex hd? Besides the fact the ultra crystal doesnt fit the whole screen.

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    Ultra is dry and flex is wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g1toevo678 View Post
    Ultra is dry and flex is wet.

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    Is there a reason to prefer one over the other?

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    Is there a reason to prefer one over the other?

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    With phones that have curved glass, dry ones leave about 1/16th inch uncovered on all sides so they don't start lifting at the edges. Also, dry ones are a dust magnet during application so if you're not methodical, you can get dust trapped which causes bubbles.

    Wet ones covers the whole glass and dust isn't as big of an issue. Also some of them supposedly have self healing properties. The big down side is wet ones tend to have orange peel, which for me was a deal breaker. Also, getting liquid all over the screen and potentially having it get into places where it shouldn't go is a risk.

    I personally will not use wet apply ones. There just isn't a need to put up with the cons when the dry ones work so well.

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    Flex is "soft" (some might say "sticky"), while Ultra is much more like the glass surface.
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    100% agree on this, used them on my Thunderbolt and they were almost undetectable. People didn't believe I had on a screen protector. The first thing I looked for was the ultra crystal screen protector after I pre-ordered the S3.
    I agree with the Steinheils as well. I have it on my Thunderbolt now and it's the best screen protector I've had. Ordered one for the S3 last week.
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    ...Also, dry ones are a dust magnet during application so if you're not methodical, you can get dust trapped which causes bubbles...
    Glad you brought this up. One way around this is to go into the bathroom with the phone and turn on the shower without the fan so that the room steams up. Wait a few minutes and the steam will trap all the dust in the room. Then apply your screen protector while it's still steamy and you'll be dust free under the protector.
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    I'll most likely have BB put one on for me. They do a great job.
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    Anyone have a preference for screen protectors? Easy to apply, obviously works well. Or have people found they don't need it with the Gorilla Glass.
    You need one. The screen will get scratched whether it's gorilla glass or not. It takes a while, but you will regret not getting one when it's scratched.
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    Yup I'd much rather have a scratch in my screen protector, than a scratch in my screen.

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    How thick is Steinheil. All i can say is ived used Zagg in the past and it saved my phone many times from a cracked screen when i would face plant my phone on solid rock. Only thing with ZAgg is it doesn't stay clear and moves around after awhile, then collects lint on the edges. but nothing will protect ur phone better then a hard case or otter box wich im def buying asap
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