11-08-2019 07:06 AM
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  1. PaulQ's Avatar
    Now that people are getting the phone in hand, I'm surprised I haven't seen a thread like this.

    If you use a screen protector, which style did you get? (full screen w/black frame, full screen clear, notched at the top, etc.)
    What brand?
    Do you like it?
    Any problems with gestures or sensors?

    I bought mine early on before any legitimate reviews hit. I needed one because my phone arrived day one. Just took a risk.

    I got this one. It's okay. The occasional rainbow effect is annoying but it doesn't seem to happen to often. I wish there was one with adhesive all over the protector, not just the edges. I've had good luck with those.

    [3-Pack] OEAGO Google Pixel 4 XL Screen Protector,Tempered Glass Screen Protector,Anti-Scratch, Anti-Fingerprint,Bubble Free Case Friendly for Google Pixel 4XL,Lifetime Replacement Warranty
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    10-30-2019 06:17 PM
  2. dmxjago's Avatar
    I ended up going with this and absolutely glad I did only $9.99, comes with 3, life time warranty, a face plate so you don't need effort to align and you can't miss align. And best part 0 bubbles.

    LK [3 Pack] Screen Protector for Google Pixel 4 XL Tempered Glass (Easy Frame Installation) 9H Hardness Anti-Scratch with Lifetime Replacement Warranty https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XMLTX8C...cUvbUpU6681432
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    10-30-2019 06:22 PM
  3. LeoRex's Avatar
    I grabbed an IQ Shield liquid clear. I used to be a huge fan of glass... Until they all stopped making phones with flat panels. I got frustrated with halos, partial adhesive, and delaminating... So I have these a go on my last phone and it was a transformative event.

    First off, the install... The last thin film I tried to install was in my wife's S7 a few years back. After ruining all three trying to get it on right, I said screw it... But these were a revelation. It was the first 'wet' install I've tried and it was night and day.

    All you need for a perfect install is a) keep away the dust and b) take your time. The wet install means you have plenty of time to wiggle the thing into the perfect position. No more 'one and done' anxiety. Any bubbles are easily worked out and once it cures, it's on there... The edges won't peel up, nothing.

    And the best thing is that the sucker heals itself. Plastic SPs had always started to show signs of wear pretty much right away...a sight scratch here, etc.. but even if you scratch this thing, it'll fade in few days. The last one I had on my 2XL was on for maybe 9 months and you could only see fine scratches if you held it up to a light.

    Feel is also really good. The screen feels slightly soft-touch, with a faint smooth feeling drag that is quite nice. And being so thin, there is zero sensitivity loss.

    I got the case friendly version, which leaves a small gap in coverage of the full glass, but it still covers more than the glass one I tried first. I have the full coverage coming as I think that the Google fabric case I have won't interfere at all.

    Oh... The bottom... I hated... HATED feeling the lip of the glass sp when I was dragging up from the bottom. This is far less offensive... And I think will not even happen with the full coverage version.
    10-30-2019 09:11 PM
  4. matyou98's Avatar
    I used to be a screen protector maniac. The curved pixel 2xl glass made me forego the protector. Surprisingly my screen held up just fine. Made me confident when I got the pixel 3 xl that its screen would also be fine without a screen protector. Each device after a year had one or two light surface scratches that could only be seen when reflecting sunlight off the screen.

    I only get tpu phone cases that have a raised edge to prevent the screen from hitting flat surfaces when dropped. Phone looks so much better with no protector in my opinion. I used to be OCD about the slightest scuff or scratch but when I don't know it's there unless I look for it, I'm now ok with that. I get both sides of the protector argument, I think the gorilla glass or equivalent glass that comes on phones these days is fairly resistant to scratching. My wife throws her phone in her purse with everything so her phone has a protector at all times.
    10-30-2019 09:14 PM
  5. ricflairwoo2's Avatar
    I ended up going with this and absolutely glad I did only $9.99, comes with 3, life time warranty, a face plate so you don't need effort to align and you can't miss align. And best part 0 bubbles.

    LK [3 Pack] Screen Protector for Google Pixel 4 XL Tempered Glass (Easy Frame Installation) 9H Hardness Anti-Scratch with Lifetime Replacement Warranty https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XMLTX8C...cUvbUpU6681624
    I got the same brand. Love that it comes with a holder you put on top of the phone to insert the protector in seconds. I didn't wipe down my screen or anything first. I unwrapped my phone from the original packaging and immediately put the screen protector on.
    10-30-2019 10:58 PM
  6. ricflairwoo2's Avatar
    I used to be a screen protector maniac. The curved pixel 2xl glass made me forego the protector. Surprisingly my screen held up just fine. Made me confident when I got the pixel 3 xl that its screen would also be fine without a screen protector. Each device after a year had one or two light surface scratches that could only be seen when reflecting sunlight off the screen.

    I only get tpu phone cases that have a raised edge to prevent the screen from hitting flat surfaces when dropped. Phone looks so much better with no protector in my opinion. I used to be OCD about the slightest scuff or scratch but when I don't know it's there unless I look for it, I'm now ok with that. I get both sides of the protector argument, I think the gorilla glass or equivalent glass that comes on phones these days is fairly resistant to scratching. My wife throws her phone in her purse with everything so her phone has a protector at all times.
    I did the same with my 2XL. But the fingerprint buildup disgusts me.
    10-30-2019 11:00 PM
  7. bhatech's Avatar
    Not a screen protector guy, always like my screens without screen protector.
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    10-30-2019 11:42 PM
  8. PaulQ's Avatar
    I ended up going with this and absolutely glad I did only $9.99, comes with 3, life time warranty, a face plate so you don't need effort to align and you can't miss align. And best part 0 bubbles.

    LK [3 Pack] Screen Protector for Google Pixel 4 XL Tempered Glass (Easy Frame Installation) 9H Hardness Anti-Scratch with Lifetime Replacement Warranty https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XMLTX8C...cUvbUpU6681692
    Do you find that dust accumulates along the top edge, in the notch? Is the notch something you notice? Could you post a picture?
    10-31-2019 01:43 AM
  9. dmxjago's Avatar
    Do you find that dust accumulates along the top edge, in the notch? Is the notch something you notice? Could you post a picture?
    Like most screen protectors this one doesn't fully reach all the way around 100% and I think it's bc if it does the edges will be be lifted buy minimal. As for the dust it has not been 24 hrs yet since I installed it yesterday afternoon, but so far from what I could tell very little dust build up which I was able to just dust right off by wiping it with my shirt. I'm very happy with this so far but I'll report back.
    10-31-2019 06:18 AM
  10. nelamvr6's Avatar
    I only buy screen protectors that come with an installation frame. After using one I never want to try to install another screen protector without one again. They make installation so simple.

    The protector I got was the Pleson. Fits fine, wasn't too expensive, and you get three in the box, so when it comes time to replace it you already have spares on hand.
    10-31-2019 06:49 AM
  11. almath's Avatar
    This screen is so silky smooth, no screen protector. And it wipes clean without that swirl effect left over, I really like it.
    Apple2Droid, bhatech and ezdoit like this.
    10-31-2019 07:55 AM
  12. BCWARE's Avatar
    I ended up going with this and absolutely glad I did only $9.99, comes with 3, life time warranty, a face plate so you don't need effort to align and you can't miss align. And best part 0 bubbles.

    LK [3 Pack] Screen Protector for Google Pixel 4 XL Tempered Glass (Easy Frame Installation) 9H Hardness Anti-Scratch with Lifetime Replacement Warranty https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XMLTX8C...cUvbUpU6681829
    This is the same one I got. Put it on my wife's with ease and she likes it, so that is all that matters. When my phone gets here I will put one mine. The frame is the best part. And I will have a third one in case of breakage.
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    10-31-2019 09:10 AM
  13. dmxjago's Avatar
    This is the same one I got. Put it on my wife's with ease and she likes it, so that is all that matters. When my phone gets here I will put one mine. The frame is the best part. And I will have a third one in case of breakage.
    Agreed that's what I really liked.
    10-31-2019 09:19 AM
  14. cribble2k's Avatar
    I grabbed an IQ Shield liquid clear. I used to be a huge fan of glass... Until they all stopped making phones with flat panels. I got frustrated with halos, partial adhesive, and delaminating... So I have these a go on my last phone and it was a transformative event.

    First off, the install... The last thin film I tried to install was in my wife's S7 a few years back. After ruining all three trying to get it on right, I said screw it... But these were a revelation. It was the first 'wet' install I've tried and it was night and day.

    All you need for a perfect install is a) keep away the dust and b) take your time. The wet install means you have plenty of time to wiggle the thing into the perfect position. No more 'one and done' anxiety. Any bubbles are easily worked out and once it cures, it's on there... The edges won't peel up, nothing.

    And the best thing is that the sucker heals itself. Plastic SPs had always started to show signs of wear pretty much right away...a sight scratch here, etc.. but even if you scratch this thing, it'll fade in few days. The last one I had on my 2XL was on for maybe 9 months and you could only see fine scratches if you held it up to a light.

    Feel is also really good. The screen feels slightly soft-touch, with a faint smooth feeling drag that is quite nice. And being so thin, there is zero sensitivity loss.

    I got the case friendly version, which leaves a small gap in coverage of the full glass, but it still covers more than the glass one I tried first. I have the full coverage coming as I think that the Google fabric case I have won't interfere at all.

    Oh... The bottom... I hated... HATED feeling the lip of the glass sp when I was dragging up from the bottom. This is far less offensive... And I think will not even happen with the full coverage version. [IMG=756x1008]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191031/674c507e89ece855aeee89e8bb0afd89.jpg[/url]
    How did you get your lock screen to show in blue text like that?

    Mine is white text on black background
    10-31-2019 04:34 PM
  15. LeoRex's Avatar
    How did you get your lock screen to show in blue text like that?

    Mine is white text on black background
    Don't trust the picture... it was a white balance thing. The actual text is most certainly white.
    10-31-2019 04:44 PM
  16. cribble2k's Avatar
    Alright, thanks!

    It would be nice to be able to change the lock screen text colour though.
    10-31-2019 04:47 PM
  17. PaulQ's Avatar
    I grabbed an IQ Shield liquid clear. I used to be a huge fan of glass... Until they all stopped making phones with flat panels. I got frustrated with halos, partial adhesive, and delaminating... So I have these a go on my last phone and it was a transformative event.
    Wow. I haven't used a film protector in a long time. Maybe I need to revisit them.

    Little frustrating that they aren't shipping free on Amazon, for the 4XL that is. I'm going to think about this. It's good to hear a positive review.
    11-01-2019 12:22 PM
  18. mck2018's Avatar
    Skinomi makes a great film screen protector.

    http://www.skinomi.com/google-pixel-4.html

    Easy to install (use a hairdryer to help).
    11-01-2019 01:03 PM
  19. LeoRex's Avatar
    Wow. I haven't used a film protector in a long time. Maybe I need to revisit them.

    Little frustrating that they aren't shipping free on Amazon, for the 4XL that is. I'm going to think about this. It's good to hear a positive review.
    I got mine straight from iqs... Free shipping there.
    11-01-2019 01:30 PM
  20. PaulQ's Avatar
    I got mine straight from iqs... Free shipping there.
    Ah, thanks! I am going to try the other style of tempered glass mentioned early in this thread. If it proves to have frustrations, I'm going film!
    11-01-2019 06:43 PM
  21. JJBetty7's Avatar
    I ended up going with this and absolutely glad I did only $9.99, comes with 3, life time warranty, a face plate so you don't need effort to align and you can't miss align. And best part 0 bubbles.

    LK [3 Pack] Screen Protector for Google Pixel 4 XL Tempered Glass (Easy Frame Installation) 9H Hardness Anti-Scratch with Lifetime Replacement Warranty https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XMLTX8C...cUvbUpU6683301

    I picked this up today even though I haven't ordered the phone yet. There is a coupon available so I paid $7.64 after taxes. Now I just need a black friday deal on the phone!

    ~Betty
    11-02-2019 02:11 PM
  22. dmxjago's Avatar
    I picked this up today even though I haven't ordered the phone yet. There is a coupon available so I paid $7.64 after taxes. Now I just need a black friday deal on the phone!

    ~Betty
    Fyi the package came with a card that said claim your free wireless charger. So if you goto the link in the physical card that was shipped with the package it allowed me to put some info like my mailing address for them to ship me a gift and received a confirmation. Yesterday I received the tracking # for USPS so it wasn't BS. Now let's see if I receive and actual wireless charger. This means if I do then for the $9.99 + tax that I paid means I got 3 great tempered glass screen protectors x3 with life time warranty and no bubbles. And now I might be receiving a free wireless charger with it.
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    11-02-2019 02:14 PM
  23. nelamvr6's Avatar
    There is no way I would even consider a plastic screen protector. I'm glad they're working out for you, but I'm sticking with glass. Especially now that the Pixel 4 has a flat screen.
    11-02-2019 09:10 PM
  24. BCWARE's Avatar
    Fyi the package came with a card that said claim your free wireless charger. So if you goto the link in the physical card that was shipped with the package it allowed me to put some info like my mailing address for them to ship me a gift and received a confirmation. Yesterday I received the tracking # for USPS so it wasn't BS. Now let's see if I receive and actual wireless charger. This means if I do then for the $9.99 + tax that I paid means I got 3 great tempered glass screen protectors x3 with life time warranty and no bubbles. And now I might be receiving a free wireless charger with it.
    Got ours a couple days ago. The cord is too short and it doesn't come with a charging brick. It struggles to connect and doesn't charge quickly at all. The other one we bought works WAY better.
    11-02-2019 10:41 PM
  25. dmxjago's Avatar
    Got ours a couple days ago. The cord is too short and it doesn't come with a charging brick. It struggles to connect and doesn't charge quickly at all. The other one we bought works WAY better.
    I have 2 pixel stands from my old pixel 3 xl so I'm good but wouldn't mind having an additional charger to throw in the kitchen just to out the phone on sometimes. I'll see how mine works.
    11-02-2019 10:51 PM
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