06-03-2015 03:39 PM
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  1. millerwa76's Avatar
    I'm thinking of getting a screen protector for my Note 4. I had an off and on relationship with my S-View case for my S5, so I'm not sure if I want to go down that road again. I really loved that it offered total screen protection, but sometimes the cover was inconvenient, especially if I was trying to use the phone 1 handed.

    For now, I'm just using a basic shell case and want to add some protection to the screen so that it doesn't get scratched by my keys or lighter when I carry it in my pocket. So what's the preferred screen protector? I tried a Zagg (I think that was it) for my Note 8.0 tablet, but I found that it interfered a little bit with the S-Pen, so I took it off after a week or 2. Any other suggestions?
    05-23-2015 09:38 PM
  2. Dude2's Avatar
    I've had good luck with the Best Skin Ever.
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    05-23-2015 10:54 PM
  3. Roo_thless's Avatar
    Alpha glass. Thank me later

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    05-23-2015 11:26 PM
  4. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I had the Zagg HDX on my iPhone 6 Plus and I have it on my Note 4. I like it a lot. No issues when using the S-Pen and I do use it daily. There a number of good ones out there though including the ones that have been mentioned already.
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    05-24-2015 07:32 AM
  5. tsells's Avatar
    You might want to take a gander at this thread with 37 pages of screen protector info:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...protector.html

    The glass screen protectors feel the best, but there are "halo effects" on some Notes using some of the full screen glass protectors due to the curved edges on the Note. I am using this one and really like it: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 ScreenGuardz Pure Glass Screen Protector by BodyGuardz. I have no halo effect on mine but some people claim that there is a halo effect. The good thing about Bodyguardz is that they have excellent customer service and will replace or refund if you have problems.
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    05-24-2015 08:18 AM
  6. Trees's Avatar
    Zagg HDX also works well for me.
    HDX Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Screen Protector
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    05-24-2015 08:33 AM
  7. Oofa's Avatar
    05-24-2015 11:27 AM
  8. mty msi's Avatar
    I used an iCarez PET film protector until they came out with their 1st glass protector & am now using a Zagg hdx. The PET film had terrible clarity, the iCarez glass protector installed w/o a halo but was such a dust/fingerprint magnet I had to remove it. I'm satisfied w/ the Zagg hdx although I'd rather have a glass protector. The hdx has very good clarity & excellent resistance to dust/fingerprints. It installs w/o a halo.

    If you get a hdx you need to use the gray S Pen tip as it glides much smoother on the hdx than the black one.
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    05-24-2015 12:21 PM
  9. millerwa76's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll start looking into them.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-24-2015 12:40 PM
  10. skatergirl's Avatar
    I use Zagg Invisible Shield glass. Works great. You need glass and as you can see there are a variety of choices. Sales people in stores will tell you how many times they have seen glass save a phone. Of course, it is hard to believe sales people because of course they are trying to make sales. The real test is when you know of someone, like I do, who had a phone screen saved by glass. So, go with glass. As well, why ruin your beautiful Note screen with plastic.
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    05-25-2015 10:24 AM
  11. Gearheadaddy's Avatar
    Zagg Glass for my Note 4. I have used Zagg products for 6 years, have had 8 free replacements (due to my misuse) all replaced very quickly and all for free. Order new one, put old one back in shipping package and mark "return to sender". Drop at post office. Easy.

    Posted via the Verizon Note 4
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    05-25-2015 11:05 AM
  12. millerwa76's Avatar
    Anyone have experience with a mirrored/privacy protector? Looking at Zagg and wondering if there's a loss of "brightness" to the screen. I had a mirrored cover several years back on my iPhone 3Gs (don't remember if it was Zagg or not) and I took it off after about 2 weeks because it forced me to turn the screen brightness all the way up, even in low light settings. Outside in natural sunlight rendered the screen practically invisible.

    With the large size and hi-def of the screen, I'd definitely like to add a little bit of privacy for when I'm using my phone in public places.

    ZAGG InvisibleShield Privacy GLASS Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Cell Phones GN4GPS-F00 - Best Buy
    05-26-2015 12:48 PM
  13. Mom2Ninjas's Avatar
    Well I normally order from clarivue.com but the xtglass protector falls short on covering the whole screen. I'm sending it back.
    05-26-2015 03:45 PM
  14. mty msi's Avatar
    Well I normally order from clarivue.com but the xtglass protector falls short on covering the whole screen. I'm sending it back.
    Almost none of the protectors cover the whole screen because of the curved 2.5 glass Samsung used. It's curved downward on the perimeter making it all but impossible for a glass or non PET film plastic protector to adhere to it. The few that are whole screen I can think of off the top of my head have a border that covers the beveled edge portion of the screen so they're not edge to edge glass/plastic either, Moshi iVisor & Crown come to mind.
    05-26-2015 04:26 PM
  15. evohicks's Avatar
    I've always used the Spigen SGP brand, always been easy to fit and long lasting.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-26-2015 05:47 PM
  16. millerwa76's Avatar
    Ok, so I've looked at the protectors you've all recommended, along with a few others, and a common trend I notice among user reviews for all products is the "halo" around the edge of the phone. To be expected I suppose because of the curved glass. Many user reviews also included photos of their phone so that you could see the halo around the edges, but I noticed that none of them had their phone in a case....perhaps to better show the halo....and I thought that being able to see the edges of the screen protector was a bit of an eye sore. The case that I currently have my phone in overlaps the outside edge of the phone just enough that I can't feel the curved edge of the screen when swiping side to side or top to bottom. So I'm wondering if I apply a glass protector to my phone, will the overlap from my case kind of cover up the halo? I've got to admit, I've got some crazy OCD when it comes to stuff like this and I'm pretty sure that being able to see/feel the exposed edges of the screen protector would drive me up a wall.
    05-27-2015 07:54 AM
  17. tsells's Avatar
    Ok, so I've looked at the protectors you've all recommended, along with a few others, and a common trend I notice among user reviews for all products is the "halo" around the edge of the phone. To be expected I suppose because of the curved glass. Many user reviews also included photos of their phone so that you could see the halo around the edges, but I noticed that none of them had their phone in a case....perhaps to better show the halo....and I thought that being able to see the edges of the screen protector was a bit of an eye sore. The case that I currently have my phone in overlaps the outside edge of the phone just enough that I can't feel the curved edge of the screen when swiping side to side or top to bottom. So I'm wondering if I apply a glass protector to my phone, will the overlap from my case kind of cover up the halo? I've got to admit, I've got some crazy OCD when it comes to stuff like this and I'm pretty sure that being able to see/feel the exposed edges of the screen protector would drive me up a wall.
    There is no case that will cover a halo effect on a glass screen protector, as the halo is too far from the edge.
    You will read lots of reviews of the glass screen protectors with posts saying that the user has no halo effect, and then posts from others saying that they have halo effect. Reasons for this seem to indicate that some Notes have a slightly more rounded glass than others, or there could also be some who just did not apply the screen protector well.
    As mentioned in a previous post, I have the Bodyguardz Pure Screenprotector + Crown and there is absolutely no halo for me:





    Note: These pictures are with the replacement Crown that I received, as the original one did not adhere real well. (The original screen protector has had no problems at all; only The Crown was replaced.) The new Crown is much better and I hope it stays on, as it takes a lot a stress going in and out of my pocket. (But it is good so far!)
    I do not use a case anymore, as I have applied a Toast skin (TOAST | Real Wood Covers for iPhone, Android, Tablets, Laptops | USA). But I do know that the Tech21 case works with this screenprotector (as I used it before I got the Toast skin), but I am not sure that all cases will work.
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    05-27-2015 08:55 AM
  18. Mom2Ninjas's Avatar
    Almost none of the protectors cover the whole screen because of the curved 2.5 glass Samsung used. It's curved downward on the perimeter making it all but impossible for a glass or non PET film plastic protector to adhere to it. The few that are whole screen I can think of off the top of my head have a border that covers the beveled edge portion of the screen so they're not edge to edge glass/plastic either, Moshi iVisor & Crown come to mind.
    So, you are saying that almost all of the screen protectors will have a line going down the usable portion of the screen?
    05-27-2015 08:57 AM
  19. millerwa76's Avatar
    So, you are saying that almost all of the screen protectors will have a line going down the usable portion of the screen?
    I don't think the edge of the screen protector is going to go down a "usable" part of the screen. If you run your finger side to side on your phone (assuming it's not in a case), you will feel the raised edge of the screen on the outside of the frame. The usable screen portion of the phone (within the frame) feels perfectly flat and will be entirely covered by a screen protector.
    05-27-2015 09:09 AM
  20. mty msi's Avatar
    So, you are saying that almost all of the screen protectors will have a line going down the usable portion of the screen?
    If by a line going down the screen you're referring to the edge of the protector most of them completely cover the usable portion of the screen so the edge of the protector is just outside the usable portion of the screen. The problem in addition to not covering the screen edge to edge (which really IMO is not a problem) is finding a glass protector that installs w/o a halo. The iCarez glass protector installs w/o a halo but mine was such a dust/fingerprint magnet I had to remove it. Others have posted on xda forums they've not had the dust/fingerprint problem w/ the iCarez glass.

    I settled on the Zagg hdx which isn't glass but installed on my AT&T N4 w/o a halo. It has excellent clarity & excellent resistance to fingerprints & dust. I clean it maybe every 3-4 days by contrast I was cleaning the iCarez glass at least once a day. The hdx is not as smooth as glass & I'd rather have glass but now 7 months after I got my N4 I'm done trying to find a glass protector that installs w/o a halo. The hdx is a compromise & for me it works well enough to leave it on.
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    05-27-2015 10:08 AM
  21. cwbcpa's Avatar
    If by a line going down the screen you're referring to the edge of the protector most of them completely cover the usable portion of the screen so the edge of the protector is just outside the usable portion of the screen. The problem in addition to not covering the screen edge to edge (which really IMO is not a problem) is finding a glass protector that installs w/o a halo. The iCarez glass protector installs w/o a halo but mine was such a dust/fingerprint magnet I had to remove it. Others have posted on xda forums they've not had the dust/fingerprint problem w/ the iCarez glass.

    I settled on the Zagg hdx which isn't glass but installed on my AT&T N4 w/o a halo. It has excellent clarity & excellent resistance to fingerprints & dust. I clean it maybe every 3-4 days by contrast I was cleaning the iCarez glass at least once a day. The hdx is not as smooth as glass & I'd rather have glass but now 7 months after I got my N4 I'm done trying to find a glass protector that installs w/o a halo. The hdx is a compromise & for me it works well enough to leave it on.
    Similar situation for me as well. I put an HDX on my 6 Plus 6 months ago and now on my Note 4 and I agree that it is worth the compromise. I hate to even call it that though. Having used glass in the past on my Note 3, I don't really notice a huge difference day to day now that I use the HDX.
    05-27-2015 11:19 AM
  22. mty msi's Avatar
    Similar situation for me as well. I put an HDX on my 6 Plus 6 months ago and now on my Note 4 and I agree that it is worth the compromise. I hate to even call it that though. Having used glass in the past on my Note 3, I don't really notice a huge difference day to day now that I use the HDX.
    The hdx is to me completely acceptable it's just not as smooth/slippery sliding your finger as glass but as you say once you start using it you don't think about it.

    The black S Pen tip glides much better on the hdx than the gray one.
    05-27-2015 02:04 PM
  23. Wayne Sanders's Avatar
    I'm thinking of getting a screen protector for my Note 4. I had an off and on relationship with my S-View case for my S5, so I'm not sure if I want to go down that road again. I really loved that it offered total screen protection, but sometimes the cover was inconvenient, especially if I was trying to use the phone 1 handed.

    For now, I'm just using a basic shell case and want to add some protection to the screen so that it doesn't get scratched by my keys or lighter when I carry it in my pocket. So what's the preferred screen protector? I tried a Zagg (I think that was it) for my Note 8.0 tablet, but I found that it interfered a little bit with the S-Pen, so I took it off after a week or 2. Any other suggestions?
    I only carry my phone in a empty pocket. If you pick something heavy up or lean against something, and there is anything against the screen ,YOU WILL, break the screen. Seen it happen too many times.
    05-27-2015 03:11 PM
  24. barrettdaniel's Avatar
    Citigeeks screen protector. Awesome and cheap. I buy 6 for like 10 bucks on their website. Easy installation too.
    05-27-2015 04:24 PM
  25. GregMargie's Avatar
    Zagg Glass for me as well! I also use this case http://www.amazon.com/Bear-Motion-Ca...cUvbUpU4452471 to pop my phone into when carrying it around or to put into my purse. It snaps out easily to use the phone without the case and protects it when needed.
    05-27-2015 05:07 PM
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