10-15-2010 09:43 PM
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  1. Jellyman's Avatar
    Has anyone purchase a screen protector from Verizon? I am wondering if the protector will cover the entire screen or not. From the picture on the web, it looks like it will only cover the screen area. If that's the case, does anybody know if there are custom protectors available for the Fascinate? I spoke to Skinomi, and they will not have one available until next week or so.

    Lastly, does the gorilla glass need protector at all?
    09-08-2010 03:12 PM
  2. pheatton's Avatar
    Not sure. I will know once I get mine in the morning. Im hoping SPG makes this for them, SPG Silke case.
    09-08-2010 06:27 PM
  3. tdosthp's Avatar
    The Verizon screen protectors I have bought in the past have only covered the "usable" part of the screen. This has been the case for both storms, the incredible and X.
    09-08-2010 07:07 PM
  4. ozzzy3z's Avatar
    Verizon screen protectors produce a terrible rainbow effect. I would not recommend one - especially for such a beautiful display. I had one on my X for 3 days and took it off. I ended up with the Steinheil Ultra Crystal screen protector and cannot even tell its on.
    09-09-2010 07:08 AM
  5. 928SC's Avatar
    I had multiple screen protectors on my Storm for the first year and hated them. I ran out and said hell with it and went naked for the second year. Screen looked better and no damage, I'm going naked from the get go (today).
    09-09-2010 07:27 AM
  6. namebrandon's Avatar
    I can see a case for the body, but the screen is gorilla glass.. Unless you're going at it on purpose, with a drill, you probably aren't going to scratch the screen.
    09-09-2010 07:34 AM
  7. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Lastly, does the gorilla glass need protector at all?
    Gorilla Glass is advertised as being scratch resistant. It should survive contact with keys, coins, and even razor blades without being scratched. However, even Gorilla Glass, can still be scratched by abrasive materials such as sand or tungsten carbide. It would not be uncommon for something abrasive (like a spec of sand) to come in contact with a cleaning cloth, or a piece of jewelery made from tungsten carbide, and it turn come into contact with your Fascinates screen. So, if you want to be certain to not scratch your screen, you will want to use a screen protector.

    I personally dislike screen protectors, so I will take my chances. I buy the Klear Screen cleaning clothes and cut then into small squares and throw them away frequently. I don't put my Fascinate in my pocket without putting it in a sunglass bag first. This strategy has left me scratch free.
    09-09-2010 07:47 AM
  8. evilhunter101's Avatar
    The Verizon brand screen protector only covers the screen itself not the entire front face. And it also does produce the rainbow effect as someone else noted.

    I am using one until a better alternative is released for consumers because I've seen first hand that Gorilla glass marketing is over-hyped. My gf's iPhone4 has a ton of scratches on it and she's only had it for 3 weeks. Note that this second paragraph is pure opinion and only based on my experiences.
    09-10-2010 11:28 AM
  9. j32driver's Avatar
    I ended up with the Steinheil Ultra Crystal screen protector and cannot even tell its on.
    Maybe I'm blind or dumb (probably both), but can anyone post a link to the Steinheil Ultra Crystal for the Fascinate. I've found it for all the other Galaxy S phones, just not the Fascinate. I don't know... do the others fit the Fascinate, or is it "full frontal" that the button arrangement requires a different design for each Galaxy S?
    09-11-2010 12:34 PM
  10. thetaylor310's Avatar
    There's another alternative out there called the Realook and it looks pretty cool. From what i can tell, it looks like it covers all the way to the four buttons at the bottom

    i placed an order for one today and i'll give my personal review once i install it and use it. It's not like those ZAGG-type protectors where it's the military grade stuff, but it apparently feels more "solid" or "plastic" like? But it seems like other users have been raving about it

    Here's the link for the Realook protector (for Fascinate no less!)
    Amazon.com: REALOOK Verizon Samsung Fascinate Crystal Clear Premium LCD Screen Protector 2 Pack: Cell Phones & Service
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    09-11-2010 12:52 PM
  11. xliderider's Avatar
    The Verizon screen protectors are not very good at all. But that doesn't stop them from pushing them real hard to the customers.
    09-11-2010 01:29 PM
  12. redboneqt's Avatar
    I purchased the pack of 3 and kind of like the look of the screen. It's not a shiny protector, it's more of a matte finish. I'm so programmed to buy the protector, buy the protector, that I did. So far, it's ok.
    09-11-2010 03:44 PM
  13. prakash99's Avatar
    I purchased the pack of 3 and kind of like the look of the screen. It's not a shiny protector, it's more of a matte finish. I'm so programmed to buy the protector, buy the protector, that I did. So far, it's ok.
    The matte look was what I did not like. It takes away the beautiful glossy look and add s a rainbow effect that is pretty annoying for me.
    09-12-2010 07:00 AM
  14. quarky42's Avatar
    I bought the Verizon Brand protector for about $10 for a pack of three. This is comparable to eBay. This particular protector does not have a rainbow effect and seems to work well so far. The screen is still very clear and readable. The rest of the face has not been scratched yet by being in my pocket. I don't mind scratches on the black area, but scratches on a screen would drive me nuts.

    So in the end: If you can get the Verizon brand ones cheap enough, then go for it. A protector may not be required for this phone, but I like having that extra layer of protection just in case.
    09-16-2010 02:10 PM
  15. kvaughan#AC's Avatar
    Guess I should have read this before I bought the Verizon ones. I was extremely disappointed to find out they don't cover the whole screen. So now I guess I'm going to check out those Realook protectors now...
    09-16-2010 06:40 PM
  16. CR6's Avatar
    I was very unhappy with Verizon's screen protector and thought it was a complete waste of money at 14.99 for a pk of 3. I took mine off 2 minutes after I put it on as it completely diminishes the high quality screen of the Fascinate. Don't waste your money!! (at least on the Verizon brand) like others have noted....it has a "matte" finish to it that dulls the screen.
    09-20-2010 03:37 PM
  17. Kevin Gossett's Avatar
    Did you get the "anti glare" version? Because that would certainly have more of a matte finish. I had the Verizon branded screen protector on my phone and it didn't diminish the screen quality at all...
    09-20-2010 07:46 PM
  18. coltsbr's Avatar
    I got the ones at Verizon to use till I can find some that cover the entire screen. And verizon does have some that do cover the whole screen if tiy want pink or silver glitter abround the edge. I ordered some off of Ebay that should be here this week that cover the whole thing. We will see how they work.
    09-21-2010 08:42 AM
  19. king_of_fools's Avatar
    I got a vzw screen protector, 14 bucks for a 3 pack, and well worth it, not discolored, didn't produce any rainbows .... covers the screen not the front face of the phone, and that works perfectly fine.

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    09-30-2010 04:26 PM
  20. ryan301.storm's Avatar
    it only protects the screen i have on and im going to take it off and get invisible shield which will cover the entire face and to me its the best phone protector iv ever used.
    09-30-2010 06:25 PM
  21. fwdixon's Avatar
    it only protects the screen i have on and im going to take it off and get invisible shield which will cover the entire face and to me its the best phone protector iv ever used.
    Love the invisible shields, except the face/screen cut is the same slightly tacky material used for the rest of it and makes it hard to use the touch screen imo. When you get it tho, I am interested in seeing how it interferes with the desk and car cradles.
    09-30-2010 09:52 PM
  22. ryan301.storm's Avatar
    Love the invisible shields, except the face/screen cut is the same slightly tacky material used for the rest of it and makes it hard to use the touch screen imo. When you get it tho, I am interested in seeing how it interferes with the desk and car cradles.
    i got it today it doesnt effect the touch screen usage. i had it with my iphone i used to have and it never effected it i only got the screen and not the whole body because im going to get a seperate back case
    10-01-2010 12:29 PM
  23. kenshell's Avatar
    Yup. I just got my phone 3 hours ago and let them talk me into the junk protector. I took it off already..
    It does diminish the screen color and quality.

    I was very unhappy with Verizon's screen protector and thought it was a complete waste of money at 14.99 for a pk of 3. I took mine off 2 minutes after I put it on as it completely diminishes the high quality screen of the Fascinate. Don't waste your money!! (at least on the Verizon brand) like others have noted....it has a "matte" finish to it that dulls the screen.
    10-01-2010 07:15 PM
  24. fwdixon's Avatar
    ordered the ez install from invisible shield. It covers the face and back but leaves the sides exposed. Figured that would have the least impact on the cradles while still keeping the case from getting too scratched up.
    10-06-2010 07:25 PM
  25. dgoode01's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the SGP screen guards for the TMO Vibrant will work on the Fascinate?
    10-13-2010 03:08 PM
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