10-03-2017 09:25 AM
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  1. PaulQ's Avatar
    Now that we are several months into these phones, how is your screen protector holding up? I am interested in both the one that came with the phone and if you put a third part one on.

    I noticed that the one that came with my phone is now showing several 1-2" scratches but I am debating whether or not to replace it. I am going to Africa in a few months and I need the screen protected. I don't know if I should just leave this one on or go with a third party one.

    So... what is your phone screen wearing and has it held up?
    03-05-2017 03:09 PM
  2. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    OEM collects finger print smudges and yes 3rd party. Whole thread in mate 9 section.

    Take it off and put a heavy duty protector on.
    03-05-2017 03:58 PM
  3. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Mines good so far but I do have a 4 pack I got on Amazon sitting on my desk. The stock one is indeed a fingerprint nightmare but it fits perfect and I'm worried the others may be a nightmare to put on. I really wish the manufacturers would stop with this curved edge nonsense as it's almost impossible to get a tempered glass protector to fit right.
    03-05-2017 04:03 PM
  4. jdfry15's Avatar
    Mines good so far but I do have a 4 pack I got on Amazon sitting on my desk. The stock one is indeed a fingerprint nightmare but it fits perfect and I'm worried the others may be a nightmare to put on. I really wish the manufacturers would stop with this curved edge nonsense as it's almost impossible to get a tempered glass protector to fit right.
    Completely agree. The only ones that ever work on the 2.5 glass are smaller than they should have to be.
    03-05-2017 10:00 PM
  5. PaulQ's Avatar
    I couldn't really find anything in the other screen protector discussions. I am hoping some people pipe in here with their longer term experience with the protectors they mention in those threads. All of those were more about having ordered or just received one.
    03-05-2017 10:24 PM
  6. PaulQ's Avatar
    Completely agree. The only ones that ever work on the 2.5 glass are smaller than they should have to be.
    Yes. Personally, I don't like that look. I know I'll notice it every time I look at the screen.
    03-05-2017 10:25 PM
  7. Drew Oswalt's Avatar
    The oem is fine on my device. But once it's too ratty, I'll replace it with one I got from amazon.

    Update: noticing a lot of scratches now. Guess I'll have to install one of the glass ones I have. Just don't like that they're smaller than the screen.
    03-06-2017 02:08 AM
  8. aagvain's Avatar
    so far my prefs are
    1)supershields
    2)ringke
    neither fully cover but so far work very well. havent found a temp glass that doesnt halo yet
    03-06-2017 09:17 AM
  9. rjl2's Avatar
    Got my Mate 9 off Swappa and received it last Friday. Just tonight (literally 10 minutes ago) I peeled off the factory installed screen protector as the fingerprints and other smudges on it were driving me crazy. It also had some specs under it that once I saw I couldn't forget. I'm going to stay without one for the time being.
    03-06-2017 07:38 PM
  10. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Got my Mate 9 off Swappa and received it last Friday. Just tonight (literally 10 minutes ago) I peeled off the factory installed screen protector as the fingerprints and other smudges on it were driving me crazy. It also had some specs under it that once I saw I couldn't forget. I'm going to stay without one for the time being.
    Can you report back in a few weeks on how its holding up? Im trying to leave the factory one on but the smudges are becoming too much. My phone goes in my jeans back pocket and looking at my unprotected iPhone, Im thinking thats not a good idea without a screen protector. The iPhone has a bunch of surface scratches. Fortunately I dont really use or care about that phone so no biggy.
    03-06-2017 07:53 PM
  11. PaulQ's Avatar
    FYI - Don't buy a tempered glass off of eBay. I did. It was like $4. I figured why not. It adds too much height to the phone and the weirdness of the black bars on the top and bottom, not my thing. Maybe they make thinner ones. I just don't think tempered glass is going to work on this phone unless you don't mind it being smaller tha n the screen and looking obvious.
    03-06-2017 09:35 PM
  12. rjl2's Avatar
    Can you report back in a few weeks on how its holding up?
    Will do.
    03-07-2017 07:23 AM
  13. brutos08's Avatar
    Tempered glass doesn't work well at all i bought two so far from Amazon both don't fit well and especially when a case on
    03-13-2017 09:07 AM
  14. PaulQ's Avatar
    I ended up buying these film protectors. Just as much of a fingerprint magnet as the OEM plastic. My review says it all....

    https://www.amazon.com/review/R20KW7...cUvbUpU5710859
    03-13-2017 12:35 PM
  15. jeepentj's Avatar
    I've bought three different tempered glass screen protectors and so far, this is the only one that I've been pleased with. It's still a little bit small (compared to the OEM one) but it seems to stick well on the edges, where other ones have pulled up a little bit (because of the slight curve in the screen. Overall, it looks pretty good.

    The only thing I will say about it is I cracked after what seemed like a relatively easy drop. Hard to say definitively if it's weak or just a fluke though. If I lose another one for whatever reason, I'd definitely buy this one again.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N7PQ47T...cUvbUpU5711430
    03-13-2017 10:10 PM
  16. Ev C's Avatar
    Can you report back in a few weeks on how its holding up? Im trying to leave the factory one on but the smudges are becoming too much. My phone goes in my jeans back pocket and looking at my unprotected iPhone, Im thinking thats not a good idea without a screen protector. The iPhone has a bunch of surface scratches. Fortunately I dont really use or care about that phone so no biggy.
    I've been using without a screen protector for over a month and no issues or scratches at all. I couldn't stand the factory screen protector and I used tempered glass for a month, but it too collected fingerprints. It's so much nicer without one at all. The screen is very scratch resistant. I gained this confidence after watching jerry rig everythings video on mate 9 durability.

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    03-15-2017 08:50 PM
  17. brutos08's Avatar
    Very strong screen seems its unlikely to get scratched
    03-16-2017 06:59 AM
  18. PaulQ's Avatar
    Yeah, so, take that screen protector I mentioned above off your list. I updated my review - first line:
    https://www.amazon.com/review/R20KW7...cUvbUpU5715897

    Unfortunately, I travel and my next stop is going to be a special chalenge for my phone... Africa. I will probably get a little stronger case and I definitely want the screen shielded somehow. Why don't they make a good protector for this phone?!?!?
    03-18-2017 02:04 AM
  19. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Yeah, so, take that screen protector I mentioned above off your list. I updated my review - first line:
    https://www.amazon.com/review/R20KW7...cUvbUpU5716044

    Unfortunately, I travel and my next stop is going to be a special chalenge for my phone... Africa. I will probably get a little stronger case and I definitely want the screen shielded somehow. Why don't they make a good protector for this phone?!?!?
    It's these stupid 2.5 curved edge screens. I see LG is using some sense and keeping the G6 screen completely flat. That alone makes me interested in getting it.
    03-18-2017 07:39 AM
  20. rjl2's Avatar
    After two weeks without a screen protector, things are looking pretty good. No scratches or belmishes. Much easier to keep free of fingerprints as well.
    03-18-2017 11:45 AM
  21. TylerLV76's Avatar
    After two weeks without a screen protector, things are looking pretty good. No scratches or belmishes. Much easier to keep free of fingerprints as well.
    Awesome. I may rip mine off this weekend since the fingerprints are driving me nuts.
    03-18-2017 12:00 PM
  22. freddyttt's Avatar
    I just installed the Supershieldz and love it.... it comes with 2 screen protectors. after a first failed attempt, dust!!! i remembered that shower trick ive used in the past. turned it on hot, waited for the steam to build, and away i went. i small spot right where the huawii logo is but other then that, perfect. defiently feels good to the touch with way less fingerprints. it seems I got a good edge stick but will update as the days/weeks go by. i installed with the case on as to get an even install.

    I had my note 4 about about 2 years and it survived several drops. the phone survived but the screen protecter cracked every time. i believe it takes the impact and saves the glass on the phone... so for me, i can never go without. anyhow. for 7-8 bucks this protector has found a home ........
    https://www.amazon.com/Tempered-Prot...cUvbUpU5716408
    03-18-2017 02:50 PM
  23. PaulQ's Avatar
    It's these stupid 2.5 curved edge screens. I see LG is using some sense and keeping the G6 screen completely flat. That alone makes me interested in getting it.
    I don't think that's it when it comes to films. The film protector I bought (and the OEM one) both fit fine. It's the quality of the film that is terrible.
    03-18-2017 05:00 PM
  24. PaulQ's Avatar
    I just installed the Supershieldz and love it.... it comes with 2 screen protectors. after a first failed attempt, dust!!! ... so for me, i can never go without. anyhow. for 7-8 bucks this protector has found a home ........
    https://www.amazon.com/Tempered-Prot...cUvbUpU5716509
    Ok, you've given me a little hope. Can you post some pictures, especially showing how much of the screen it covers (how visible the edges are)?
    03-18-2017 05:01 PM
  25. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I don't think that's it when it comes to films. The film protector I bought (and the OEM one) both fit fine. It's the quality of the film that is terrible.
    I've got a 4 pack ready to install but I'm concerned they won't work and once I remove the factory one there's no going back
    03-18-2017 05:01 PM
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