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  1. MikeekiM's Avatar
    Note: I am updating this post with the latest and greatest feedback from this thread. I will continue to do so on a best effort basis.

    I'd love for all of us to get a short list of good and bad experience with tempered glass solutions...

    Based on what I have read in this thread, it sounds like:

    Good Experiences
    • Zagg - Mixed reports on glass shield covering front camera
    • Tech Armor
    • Klear Cut
    • N5 - Reported that pen does not slide smoothly
    • ID Glass - Covers entire flat surface. Installation must be precise side-to-side to avoid halo. Pen slides smoothly)

    Avoid
    • JETech


    Anyone have any experience with Skinomi?

    Last Updated: 9/2/2015
    Gray Area likes this.
    09-02-2015 04:21 PM
  2. Gray Area's Avatar
    I'd love for all of us to get a short list of good and bad experience with tempered glass solutions...

    Based on what I have read in this thread, it sounds like:

    Good Experiences
    - Zagg (Note: Reportedly covers front camera)
    - Tech Armor
    - Klear Cut
    - N5 (Note: Reported that pen does not slide smoothly)

    Avoid
    - JETech

    Anyone have any experience with Skinomi?
    My Zagg doesn't cover the front cam

    Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5

    DEVICE HISTORY (since they got smart)
    PHONES: Galaxy Nexus, LG viper, Galaxy s3, HTC Evo 4g, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy s5, LG G-Flex, Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy s6 edge, Galaxy Note 5. TABLETS: Galaxy Note 10.1 gt-n8013, Galaxy tab 3 7.0. WATCH: Galaxy gear
    09-02-2015 07:35 PM
  3. beh's Avatar
    I am currently using ID Glass screen which fits well, has rounded edges and is very slick when using the S pen. You need to be very careful in mounting as it is sized to cover all of the flat face of the screen and side to side mis-alignment will create a bit of a halo along one side edge. I would purchase it again. The cost was $9.99
    Amazon.com: Galaxy Note 5 Screen Protector-Invisible Defender Glass[TEMPERED GLASS]The Ultimate Clear Shield for High Definition Quality, Super Strong Clear Protection, Anti-Scratch Technology for Galaxy Note 5: Cell Phones & Accessories
    09-02-2015 10:24 PM
  4. MikeekiM's Avatar
    I am currently using ID Glass screen which fits well, has rounded edges and is very slick when using the S pen. You need to be very careful in mounting as it is sized to cover all of the flat face of the screen and side to side mis-alignment will create a bit of a halo along one side edge. I would purchase it again. The cost was $9.99
    Amazon.com: Galaxy Note 5 Screen Protector-Invisible Defender Glass[TEMPERED GLASS]The Ultimate Clear Shield for High Definition Quality, Super Strong Clear Protection, Anti-Scratch Technology for Galaxy Note 5: Cell Phones & Accessories
    Thanks for the feedback... I've updated my recommendations post:

    Updated List of Recommended Tempered Glass Solutions
    09-02-2015 10:41 PM
  5. badkitties's Avatar
    which tempered glass covered the Note 5 edge-to-edge? (preferably sold or shipped by Amazon.com... or at Verizon, AT&T, or Best Buy local stores)

    I bought the TechArmor one, but it didn't.(although I've used them on my other phone with great results) TechArmor customer service rep told me that they were working on a new one that "may" cover the Note 5 edge-to-edge.

    Thanks!
    09-23-2015 07:29 PM
  6. JawjaBill's Avatar
    2nd that emotion on the JETech. It is on the way back to Amazon tomorrow. Stopped by 1st Verizon and they said Best Buy only carries Zagg. I have learned not to argue with people. Stopped by a 2nd location and scooped 1 up. I have $25/30 tied up in tempered glass returns so it was a time saver for me to just get the Zagg.
    09-23-2015 07:48 PM
  7. badkitties's Avatar
    2nd that emotion on the JETech. It is on the way back Amazon tomorrow. Stopped by 1st Verizon and they said Best Buy only carries Zagg. I have learned not to argue with people. Stopped by a 2nd location and scooped 1 up. I have $25/30 tied up in tempered glass returns so it was a time saver for me to just get the Zagg.
    doesn't Verizon(corporate store and verizonwireless.com) also have a Verizon-branded tempered glass screen protector? has anyone tried that one? I believe it's about $24, after my employee discount.
    09-23-2015 09:47 PM
  8. badkitties's Avatar
    I meant this one from verizonwireless.com $18.74 after 25% employee discount. I like the design because it does not cover the front camera lens.

    If the Toyota tempered glass screen protector that I just ordered from Amazon doesn't work out, I'll probably try the Verizon one.

    Which tempered glass is good for Galaxy Note 5 without Halo or Bubble effects?-verizon_note5_glass.jpg
    09-23-2015 10:03 PM
  9. Gray Area's Avatar
    *Update from previous posts*

    I had the Zagg Invisibleshield and got it installed by best buy for $7. The 1st few days there was a dead zone about 1x1 inch in the bottom right of the screen where my s-pen wouldn't write unless I pressed extra hard. After 2 weeks the protector started lifting in the top corner so I went to 2 best buys and they called other nearby best buys and nobody had the Invisibleshield. I got annoyed so I let them replace it with the plastic Zagg HDX shield but it was applied slightly off centered which caused it to rub against my case and eventually after a few days started to lift on the sides. I took it back and best buy had no Zagg protectors at all for the note 5. I got a refund but they didn't refund my installation fee. I went on ebay ordered 2 generic $2.50 tempered 9h extra thick glass. Applied it myself almost perfectly and it's great! The only thing I miss about the Zagg Invisibleshield is the nicely slopped edges. The cheap $2 tempered glass I got has a little sharper edges but with my case on I don't even notice the edges.

    Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5

    DEVICE HISTORY (since they got smart)
    PHONES: Galaxy Nexus, LG viper, Galaxy s3, HTC Evo 4g, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy s5, LG G-Flex, Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy s6 edge, Galaxy Note 5. TABLETS: Galaxy Note 10.1 gt-n8013, Galaxy tab 3 7.0. WATCH: Galaxy gear
    09-24-2015 11:10 PM
  10. Delirious D's Avatar
    This is what I'm using. No bubbles at all. No raising on the edges.

    Which tempered glass is good for Galaxy Note 5 without Halo or Bubble effects?-uploadfromtaptalk1443156218390.jpg

    Sent using my gorgeous Korean Phone and its clicky stick...
    09-24-2015 11:45 PM
  11. MK Redding's Avatar
    I'm using the Supershieldz no complaints here except for maybe one. Has anyone come across a screen protector with a hole for the home button instead of a slot?
    09-24-2015 11:54 PM
  12. badkitties's Avatar
    Has anyone come across a screen protector with a hole for the home button instead of a slot? I'm using the Supershieldz no complaints here
    Are you saying the Supershieldz has a hole for the home button?

    I'm also looking for a tempered glass screen protector with a hole instead of a slot. (also one that does NOT cover the front camera)
    09-25-2015 01:07 AM
  13. MK Redding's Avatar
    Sorry for the confusion I was stating that I'm using the Supershieldz and asking if anyone came across a TGSP with a hole instead of a slot.
    09-25-2015 06:32 AM
  14. billykac's Avatar
    There a so many threads here and on XDA regarding N5 protectors. After owning a bunch of the available protectors, and spending too much time researching this topic and providing feedback here and on XDA, here's what I can add:

    - There is absolutely no consensus on what brand works on the N5.
    - For those that have had perfect, non-halo results out of the box, that's awesome.
    - For those that have dedicated time to working the edges with various techniques, including the hairdryers, that's awesome as well.

    Still for nearly every report of a brand that "works", there's a report that is just doesn't. As I said, no consensus.
    Consider researching threads here and on XDA and you'll find deep info on tons of brands.

    With other phones that have totally flat displays, you find that while plenty of poster have their favorite brands, there's plenty of consensus on brands that work for just about everyone. Not with the N5. Not yet.
    09-25-2015 08:04 AM
  15. Gray Area's Avatar
    Agreed

    Posted from my Beast Galaxy Note 5

    DEVICE HISTORY (since they got smart)
    PHONES: Galaxy Nexus, LG viper, Galaxy s3, HTC Evo 4g, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy s5, LG G-Flex, Galaxy Mega 6.3, Galaxy s6 edge, Galaxy Note 5. TABLETS: Galaxy Note 10.1 gt-n8013, Galaxy tab 3 7.0. WATCH: Galaxy gear
    09-25-2015 10:02 AM
  16. beh's Avatar
    There a so many threads here and on XDA regarding N5 protectors. After owning a bunch of the available protectors, and spending too much time researching this topic and providing feedback here and on XDA, here's what I can add:

    - There is absolutely no consensus on what brand works on the N5.
    - For those that have had perfect, non-halo results out of the box, that's awesome.
    - For those that have dedicated time to working the edges with various techniques, including the hairdryers, that's awesome as well.

    Still for nearly every report of a brand that "works", there's a report that is just doesn't. As I said, no consensus.
    Consider researching threads here and on XDA and you'll find deep info on tons of brands.

    With other phones that have totally flat displays, you find that while plenty of poster have their favorite brands, there's plenty of consensus on brands that work for just about everyone. Not with the N5. Not yet.
    Which can only lead to the conclusion that operator error in the installation is most likely the issue with many of the "halo" effect installations.
    09-25-2015 10:44 AM
  17. billykac's Avatar
    Which can only lead to the conclusion that operator error in the installation is most likely the issue with many of the "halo" effect installations.
    If I was truly new to this cell phone thing, I might have to agree with you.

    But, I've been installing protectors for years, on lots of different phones, with lots of brands of protectors, with great results. I got this. To say that I've suddenly lost my ability to properly install a protector, and that this sudden inability has continued across all of the glass protectors I've installed on the N5 in the past few weeks, is a stretch, to say the least.

    It's fine that this is your conclusion. Not sure many here, or on XDA would agree.
    Gray Area likes this.
    09-25-2015 10:56 AM
  18. badkitties's Avatar
    If I was truly new to this cell phone thing, I might have to agree with you.

    But, I've been installing protectors for years, on lots of different phones, with lots of brands of protectors, with great results. I got this. To say that I've suddenly lost my ability to properly install a protector, and that this sudden inability has continued across all of the glass protectors I've installed on the N5 in the past few weeks, is a stretch, to say the least.

    It's fine that this is your conclusion. Not sure many here, or on XDA would agree.
    same here.... I can't remember how many times I locked myself in the bathroom to apply the tempered glass screen saver. (after getting the bathroom hot and steamy, to avoid as much dust particles as possible)
    09-25-2015 11:14 AM
  19. beh's Avatar
    If I was truly new to this cell phone thing, I might have to agree with you.

    But, I've been installing protectors for years, on lots of different phones, with lots of brands of protectors, with great results. I got this. To say that I've suddenly lost my ability to properly install a protector, and that this sudden inability has continued across all of the glass protectors I've installed on the N5 in the past few weeks, is a stretch, to say the least.

    It's fine that this is your conclusion. Not sure many here, or on XDA would agree.
    I obviously didn't make myself clear. I wasn't implying you didn't know how to install a glass screen. What I was trying to say (abet poorly it seems) is that many of the posters over the last couple of years with the Note 4 and Note 5 were not using the necessary care to correctly place the glass screen on the display of these phones with the curved glass edges. While some screens dimensions were very poorly done especially in the early Note 4 days, today most manufacturers are doing a better job now. And the likelihood of wide variations of phone screen dimension and screen protector variance is small. Thus, in order for the same screen make and model being the culprit in some installations of that make and model and not in others would seem to be low. Hence the major variable left is installation variation. And you are absolutely correct, this is my opinion not gospel.
    09-25-2015 05:20 PM
  20. rgh718's Avatar
    Saw some on groupon. Has anyone used them. Reviews look a bit suspect.
    09-28-2015 03:53 PM
  21. badkitties's Avatar
    I obviously didn't make myself clear. I wasn't implying you didn't know how to install a glass screen. What I was trying to say (abet poorly it seems) is that many of the posters over the last couple of years with the Note 4 and Note 5 were not using the necessary care to correctly place the glass screen on the display of these phones with the curved glass edges. While some screens dimensions were very poorly done especially in the early Note 4 days, today most manufacturers are doing a better job now. And the likelihood of wide variations of phone screen dimension and screen protector variance is small. Thus, in order for the same screen make and model being the culprit in some installations of that make and model and not in others would seem to be low. Hence the major variable left is installation variation. And you are absolutely correct, this is my opinion not gospel.
    I bought two ZAAG protectors directly from Verizon. (4 days apart) Ibought two note 5 phones because they were only $269 each.(with the $400-off deal at Verizon) Anyway, I was kind of shocked that those two ZAAG protectors were cut differently. (especially the top edge near the two sensors and around the home button on the bottom) One was also a tiny bit wider than the other(which cause a bit of halo). The other one was perfect. I guess they have quality control issues during manufacturing? I return the one that was a tiny bit wider and will see if the replacement will fit like my other Note 5.
    09-28-2015 10:09 PM
  22. beh's Avatar
    I bought two ZAAG protectors directly from Verizon. (4 days apart) Ibought two note 5 phones because they were only $269 each.(with the $400-off deal at Verizon) Anyway, I was kind of shocked that those two ZAAG protectors were cut differently. (especially the top edge near the two sensors and around the home button on the bottom) One was also a tiny bit wider than the other(which cause a bit of halo). The other one was perfect. I guess they have quality control issues during manufacturing? I return the one that was a tiny bit wider and will see if the replacement will fit like my other Note 5.
    Hearing about the seemingly poor quality control by Zagg for a product they charge a top drawer price for doesn't exactly inspire me to try their products in the future. Thanks for sharing your experiences.
    09-29-2015 02:05 PM
  23. beh's Avatar
    I bought two ZAAG protectors directly from Verizon. (4 days apart) Ibought two note 5 phones because they were only $269 each.(with the $400-off deal at Verizon) Anyway, I was kind of shocked that those two ZAAG protectors were cut differently. (especially the top edge near the two sensors and around the home button on the bottom) One was also a tiny bit wider than the other(which cause a bit of halo). The other one was perfect. I guess they have quality control issues during manufacturing? I return the one that was a tiny bit wider and will see if the replacement will fit like my other Note 5.
    Hearing about the seemingly poor quality control by Zagg for a product they charge a top drawer price for doesn't exactly inspire me to try their products in the future. Thanks for sharing your experiences.
    09-29-2015 02:05 PM
  24. Technified's Avatar
    Hearing about the seemingly poor quality control by Zagg for a product they charge a top drawer price for doesn't exactly inspire me to try their products in the future. Thanks for sharing your experiences.
    The Zagg does have poor quality! I'm taking mine back today! It has not worked on my phone and they have put 2 on there already!

    Posted via my Galaxy Note 5
    09-29-2015 02:30 PM
  25. DvineMzM's Avatar
    Note: I am updating this post with the latest and greatest feedback from this thread. I will continue to do so on a best effort basis.

    I'd love for all of us to get a short list of good and bad experience with tempered glass solutions...

    Based on what I have read in this thread, it sounds like:

    Good Experiences
    • Zagg - Mixed reports on glass shield covering front camera
    • Tech Armor
    • Klear Cut
    • N5 - Reported that pen does not slide smoothly
    • ID Glass - Covers entire flat surface. Installation must be precise side-to-side to avoid halo. Pen slides smoothly)

    Avoid
    • JETech


    Anyone have any experience with Skinomi?

    Last Updated: 9/2/2015

    I've got Skinomi on mine. No issues with the s-pen but it doesn't cover edge to edge as I'd prefer. I can see the edges of the screen protector inside my Verus case... which I hate. I'm thinking of going with a non-glass protector instead.
    09-29-2015 02:55 PM
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