1. PowrDroid's Avatar
    I've never used a screen protector until my 2 XL. I've never had a scratch on any of my phone's screens. But I would kick myself if I scratched the screen on my new phone.

    I got an IQ Shield Liquid Skin. I got the case friendly version. It was fairly easy to install, just follow the video instructions. The trick is to get the edges to seal. They tell you to let the edges "dry" for a couple of minutes before sealing them down. I used the heel of the palm technique to press the edges down and followed up a couple of minutes later with a hair dryer blowing around the edges. After two weeks I haven't had any edges pop up. I have a Spigen Liquid Crystal case installed so that might be helping to protect the edges.

    Once installed, you can't see the screen protector on the phone. No rainbow effect, no bubbles, no gaps. If the screen is off (is dark) and you tilt the phone this way and that under a bright light, you can see a very, very slight orange peel. When the phone is on and the screen is lit up you can't tell there is any protector installed.

    There is no detectable decrease in screen touch sensitivity.

    What I don't like about it is the feel. It's not as smooth as glass. While my fingertip does not drag on the screen there is a barely perceptible amount of resistance. Just a teensy-weensy amount. I glide-type rather than tap type, so I notice the minuscule amount of resistance as my finger moves over the keyboard. There is also a slightly soft feel to the screen, especially when you tap the screen. You can feel a cushioning effect on the edge of your fingernail. Since installation I've gotten used to this sensation, but when I use my tablet which has no screen protector, I can tell the difference in "glide-ability".

    It does collect fingerprint oil a bit, but it's not a big bother.

    I really wish I didn't have to use a screen protector but, again, I'd hate myself if I scratched this screen.

    Two days ago I noticed I had a couple of fairly deep scratch-gouges on the screen. Two parallel lines about 3/8" to 1/2" in length. Imagine making lines with a scratch awl. If I ran the edge of my fingernail perpendicular across the gouges, I could tell I had a severe scratch in the IQ LiQuid Shield protector. I have no idea where I got these scratches. I only put my phone in my right front pants pocket, with screen facing my leg. Nothing else goes in that pocket. OK, I figured, let's see this so-called self-healing properties I heard so much about.

    After a day I could tell by using the fingernail test that the depth of the gouges had decreased a little bit. After a day-and-a-half there was no more progress, I still had the gouges, though they were not as deep. I figured I'd be peeling this one off and installing the spare screen protector that came in the box.

    Before I went to bed last night I got out the hair dryer and heated up the area in question. I used the dryer for about 30 seconds, moving the outlet of the hair dryer back and forth about an inch or two from a distance of about six inches away from the screen in an effort to not get too much heat concentrated in only one spot on the screen.

    This morning I looked at it and I could see the scratches were still on the screen. I decided to wait until after work to install the spare protector. But first I grabbed a bottle of eyeglass lens cleaner, spritzed it on the screen and cleaned it off with a microfiber cloth. To my astonishment the gouges were completely gone! Not a trace showed on the screen. I looked at the screen in direct sunlight, tilting the screen and it has completely healed. It passes the fingernail test, though I don't know exactly where I should be dragging my fingernail since I see no gouges. I am very, very, impressed.

    I give the IQ LiQuid Shield screen protector 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. It only loses 1/2 star because of the niggling minuscule glide resistance and slight propensity to collect fingerprints.
    radgatt, kenorian and Ron Copsetta like this.
    12-19-2017 12:32 PM
  2. radgatt's Avatar
    It's the protector I am using right now. I have no complaints about it. I just wish there were good glass screen protectors out there. This protector is doing it's job right now. And it's cheap. I just hate the install process more than anything.
    12-20-2017 08:12 AM
  3. PowrDroid's Avatar
    UPDATE
    It's been a month since I first installed the IQ LiquiShield screen protector. About a ten days ago I noticed a small lifting up of the screen protector in the bottom right corner of the screen. I removed my case, wetted underneath the lifted corner with water, pressed it into place and hit it with heated air from a hair dryer. It's held until today. The lifted area is a semi-circle about the size of the Pixel's camera's LED light. It's totally contained within the bezel area so I don't even notice it. Still, it's a slight detraction from an otherwise excellent product. I figure if it gets worse I will install the 2nd unit that came with the purchase.
    01-17-2018 10:10 AM
  4. Hypnotoadd's Avatar
    Mine has been fine, no lifting at all, no scratches or bubbling or anything. I've had it on for at least 2 months.
    01-18-2018 01:06 PM
  5. oks10's Avatar
    I used this one on my last phone but am running without a screen protector on this one right now. It's a good protector but it is kinda rubbery feeling. I had my S7 edge with it for 2 years and only noticed some odd imperfections developing towards the end of that. It held the curved edge great though once it had finally set.
    01-19-2018 04:55 PM
  6. PowrDroid's Avatar
    I continue to be amazed with this screen protector. Somehow I put a scratch, no, more like I plowed a gouge in the screen protector. Imagine taking a sharp stick pin but one with the shaft the thickness of a thumbtack and etching a line about 1/2” long in the surface of the screen protector. So deep I thought it must have gotten down to the gorilla glass. Obvious ridge on the edge of the scratch, enough to stop your fingernail from traversing it if you were to drag your nail across the scratch.

    Even though it looked hopeless, I got the scratch out. Here's what I did.

    Using my fingertips I cleaned the screen with a small amount of soapy water. I then rinsed it using small amount of water and my fingertips, then towel dried it.

    Took out my small hand-held hair dryer held it about four inches away from the screen and using high heat blew hot air on it for about 10 seconds. I then rubbed the damaged area with my thumb tip for a second or two, not pressing down very hard at all. And... the scratch was gone!

    Total time for repair--about two minutes. I also noticed a bunch of smaller nicks and dings were completely gone. Screen looks like brand new. Loving it!
    GSDer likes this.
    05-03-2018 10:50 PM
  7. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    I'm ordering the IQ Shield. This is my third straight phone that doesn't have any great tempered glass options. Also used IQ Shield on the OnePlus 3T and Essential Phone. Seems like one of the better options when most of the tempered glass protectors have issues.
    05-28-2018 06:05 PM

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