10-09-2016 05:14 PM
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  1. c921's Avatar
    Are there any tempered glass protectors out there that only cover the flat portion of the screen? I have the thick plastic one on that came with the phone and since I don't use the edge panel much, having an edge right at the start of the curved screen doesn't bother me.

    Oops, just saw this in another thread: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KV59FHM?psc=1
    Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Ballistic Screen Protector ShockWize [Tempered Glass] [NOT Edge to Edge] .3mm Thin Premium Real Glass Screen Protector Galaxy Note 7 (1x) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KPH3EH8...cUvbUpU5443131

    doesn't have the curved edge
    09-23-2016 09:07 PM
  2. Andrew Port's Avatar
    Hey all - just giving my own update here.

    I got one of SUPTMAX's Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for the FLAT portion of the screen from Amazon, and I couldn't be happier with it. There isn't any haloing whatsoever, and absolutely zero bubbles.

    This was achieved by using an alcohol spray (literally rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle) and spraying the adhesive side of the glass as well as the phone's screen after the latter was cleaned with the cloth that comes with it. Placing the glass down on the glass will reveal LOTS of water bubbles underneath - but that's alright. Simply align the protector EXACTLY center on the phone, or as close as possible (the screen protector will SLIDE AROUND on the screen since the alcohol stops the adhesive from working), and begin applying pressure to the center of the screen. Use credit cards or finger nails to begin easing the liquid out from underneath the protector, wiping up the alcohol as it pops out from the sides of the protector. Do this with lots of dedication and focus, and you'll get an amazing result. I say again, this will prevent haloing of ANY kind. Make sure to continue pushing out the liquid bubbles as they appear - they will appeal again, so just use LOTS of pressure to get them out from underneath. After 24 hours, it should be perfect.

    The benefit of this brand's glass is that the taper at the sides of the class is so exquisitely manufactured that you can run your finger along the edge of the protector and the curve, and your touch response will not be affected. It is ridiculously comfortable to use and the protector doesn't bother my fingers whatsoever on the edges.

    To be clear, my edges are not covered, but my case PLUS the tempered glass allows the phone to be protected on 95% of the body, which is what matters to me.

    Please forgive the quality of the photos - I had to take them with my Surface Book since it's the only other camera I have in the house.

    Note 7 Tempered Glass Screen Protector-win_20160923_22_53_52_pro.jpg

    Note 7 Tempered Glass Screen Protector-win_20160923_22_53_26_pro.jpg

    Note 7 Tempered Glass Screen Protector-win_20160923_22_53_40_pro.jpg
    09-23-2016 09:48 PM
  3. thomassimon248's Avatar
    Well, this Galaxy Note 7 is currently Free. Even shipping is free.

    @Kayses.com
    Promo Code: newnote7

    https://www.kayses.com/collections/g...nt=27879398339
    09-24-2016 04:42 PM
  4. ehosey2's Avatar
    I just decided to take a chance and purchased this. The IQ Shield tempered glass is supposed to have adhesive on the whole screen, not just the edges. I will update after installing.

    09-25-2016 11:30 AM
  5. sg1junkie's Avatar
    Does anyone know much about the Gorilla Glass 5 as far as being scratch resistant? Sometimes I don't have the option of being on speaker and I might have earrings on and have to hold the phone to my ear. I refuse to put those filmy plastic protectors on my expensive beautiful screen.

    As for the glass protectors, the glass on the phones surly must be stronger than the glass protectors. I have often thought it was a ploy to sell the glass by sales people saying the glass has saved numerous phones from shattering. I have cracked more than one glass protector and I wonder if the actual glass on the screen would have cracked if the protector had not been on it. I never cracked any of my other screens without glass protectors and the only glass I have used is on the Note 4. I have, however, dropped the Note 4 more than any other phone, I think because of its size. As I got used to it, I dropped it less.

    What do you think?
    09-25-2016 02:49 PM
  6. sg1junkie's Avatar
    Samsung said the Gorilla 5 is more impact resistant but scratches easier than Gorilla Glass 4. So protection would be wise.
    09-25-2016 02:52 PM
  7. homer813's Avatar
    Most reviews on Amazon are "questionable". I've learned to ONLY read the "verified purchase" reviews - these are ones where people have purchased from Amazon. The difference in the reviews is substantial between the verified and non-verified reviews.
    I agree. I left some bad reviews for some the screen protectors that claimed to have adhesive along the entire screen when it really only had them along the edges. I had some guy with bad grammar under the name "Amazon Customer" that replied basically saying I'm lying because all I do is write bad reviews.

    Anyhow, I finally found one that I settled on: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cUvbUpU5448553

    Keep in mind, none of them are perfect. After using the phone without one for several weeks, I noticed that the screen is pretty awesome and durable. It really doesn't get fingerprints on it. But I am using this screen protector, and I noticed a huge difference.

    Pros: It protects the screen, which is why any of us use it in the first place. Adhesion is not along the entire screen, but it is around all edges so I haven't gotten any dust underneath yet. I will update it later as a few weeks pass. It also covers the entire screen, but I've used several of these already and they typically didn't adhere very well. This one stuck very well and didn't seem to decrease sensitivity. There also does not seem to be any rainbow effect, or the tiny little dots on the screen.

    Cons: My main beef with these screen protectors is that they don't adhere to the entire screen, so I don't think it'll protect the screen from drops very well. The other thing is that I question how much of them are actual glass. I've always used tempered glass screen protectors, but the flat screens were easier to find. They always seemed durable, but these ones for rounded screens seem cheaper, and feel more like plastic than glass. They also are magnets for finger prints. Seriously, take the screen off and you will see a huge difference. The screen for the Note 7 is just fantastic at not collecting fingerprints. Lastly, you can tell a huge difference. The stock screen is just slick, and this makes it look cheap.

    So not perfect, but after trying close to 3 dozen different ones, this is the one I like the most.
    09-26-2016 05:40 PM
  8. jharo's Avatar
    So I decided to try this one out: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cUvbUpU5452114 . I did because I just didn't want to take the chance of getting scratches on my screen. I know that this screen protector has it's flaw. I can confirm that there is only glue on the top and bottom, which allows for particle to get under the screen protector. I found that you can get those out for the most part by using a air duster. One other thing I found is moisture can get under the screen protector. I had my phone sitting on the counter in my bathroom as I was taking a shower, and on my drive to work, i noticed that there was water under the protector. This is no big deal as the phone is water resistant anyway. The moisture has since evaporated, so all is good. This screen protector look good, was super easy to place on the phone, and fits with my Spigen case. I place the screen protector on my phone with the case still on. For now, this will have to do until a better option is available. I'll keep checking back, and looking for one.

    Why are manufacturers not placing adhesive on the entire screen like I have had on my previous tempered glass screen protectors? This doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. The glass is curved, so it shouldn't have a problem with lifting on the edges.
    09-28-2016 11:08 AM
  9. Joeykool's Avatar
    Well, this Galaxy Note 7 is currently Free. Even shipping is free.

    @Kayses.com
    Promo Code: newnote7

    https://www.kayses.com/collections/g...nt=27879398339
    Wait.... Free? How?
    09-28-2016 11:38 AM
  10. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I just decided to take a chance and purchased this. The IQ Shield tempered glass is supposed to have adhesive on the whole screen, not just the edges. I will update after installing.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...6c217ad9a4.jpg
    Adhesive only on the top, bottom and thin sides. None on the actual display area. Answer from IQ themselves.

    Note 7 Tempered Glass Screen Protector-iq.jpg
    10-01-2016 09:32 AM
  11. ehosey2's Avatar
    This black one is supposed to have full adhesive. The clear one is supposed to be only the edges. Even the verified Amazon reviewer said full adhesive. A month ago IQ Shield stated full adhesive.
    10-01-2016 11:52 AM
  12. ehosey2's Avatar
    I just sent IQ Shield an email via Amazon asking for clarification. I bought them because it was stated full adhesive. And the 1 review from the verified Amazon buyer said full adhesive so we will see.
    10-01-2016 12:09 PM
  13. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I just sent IQ Shield an email via Amazon asking for clarification. I bought them because it was stated full adhesive. And the 1 review from the verified Amazon buyer said full adhesive so we will see.
    That buyer is full of it and has no idea what he is talking about.
    Look at the latest response from IQ, adhesive only on the edges.

    The response from IQ that I posted above was from 3 days ago.
    10-01-2016 05:48 PM
  14. naturecannon's Avatar
    Anyone try this zagg tempered yet. Is it legit? I am kinda leary because zagg isn't even selling it on their site yet. 2 different sellers I found on ebay (in Australia) with the zagg tempered

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/ZAGG-Invisible...960?nav=SEARCH

    10-02-2016 12:43 AM
  15. naturecannon's Avatar
    After some research, I see a place called Casemate( in Australia as well maybe same place as eBay link) is selling the tempered Zagg also. $50 is kinda steep though for it to not stick to edges or not work well with cases. Anyone willing to be the first to test at 50$ LOL


    I see them for sale online many places in Australia with a "zagg note 7 glass contour" google search. I just posted on Zagg FB site to see if they are even Authentic!


    http://www.casematestore.com.au/zagg...galaxy-note-7/
    10-02-2016 12:52 AM
  16. ehosey2's Avatar
    Adhesive only on the top, bottom and thin sides. None on the actual display area. Answer from IQ themselves.

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    You are correct. IQ Shield contacted me and apologized for the confusion and stated adhesive on the edges only. I mean, come on. You would think these companies would know how to put adhesive on the whole glass like flat tempered glass. I am very unhappy and will probably request a refund tomorrow after I receive them.
    10-03-2016 06:03 PM
  17. ehosey2's Avatar
    Been in contact with IQ Shield. Both protectors are going back for a full refund. Neither glass had any adhesive on them at all. The protective stickers were removed, glass was lined up, and .....nothing. No adhesive. They have a manufacturing problem. I suggested they be pulled off the market and re-made with full adhesive. So disappointing.
    10-04-2016 09:15 AM
  18. besweeet's Avatar
    Well, this Galaxy Note 7 is currently Free. Even shipping is free.

    @Kayses.com
    Promo Code: newnote7

    https://www.kayses.com/collections/g...nt=27879398339
    Looks like one of those like the one just above your post that doesn't cover the curves. No thanks.
    10-04-2016 09:30 AM
  19. calred34's Avatar
    Just got an email that iLoome is back in stock ... I've used them for an iPad and a Note 3 and have been very happy. Has anyone used this curved type on either Note 7 or S7 ?
    https://www.iloome.com/collections/galaxy-note-7
    10-04-2016 06:43 PM
  20. besweeet's Avatar
    Just got an email that iLoome is back in stock ... I've used them for an iPad and a Note 3 and have been very happy. Has anyone used this curved type on either Note 7 or S7 ?
    https://www.iloome.com/collections/galaxy-note-7
    Given the cutout selection, it looks identical to the generic ones that we've seen already that aren't that good.
    10-04-2016 07:31 PM
  21. ehosey2's Avatar
    I just don't understand why they aren't putting adhesive on the whole glass. If the glass is shaped correctly and the cut outs all match the cameras and sensors, then many of these should work. This is getting really stupid that these companies keep releasing crap tempered glass for the Note7.
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    10-04-2016 07:36 PM
  22. jharo's Avatar
    Given the cutout selection, it looks identical to the generic ones that we've seen already that aren't that good.
    The easy way to tell that a tempered glass screen protector is junk is that they are colored on the top and bottom. They do this to hide the junk glue under the colored sections. The just adhesive is probably why they aren't putting adhesive on the entire screen.
    10-05-2016 11:04 AM
  23. ehosey2's Avatar
    But even the clear ones are only having adhesive on the edges. You would think it is the same process as the flat tempered glass except with curved edges. Make glass, add adhesive to the whole screen, slap on film cover with pull tab, make available to buy.
    10-05-2016 11:13 AM
  24. bertsirkin's Avatar
    The easy way to tell that a tempered glass screen protector is junk is that they are colored on the top and bottom. They do this to hide the junk glue under the colored sections. The just adhesive is probably why they aren't putting adhesive on the entire screen.
    That's ridiculous. The SPs with color on the top & bottom are no different than the ones that are clear.

    None of the SPs are great with the Note 7. My guess is that they're ALL made in the same factory in China. My experience has been that that factory isn't very consistent, so 2 SPs with the same name on the package will be slightly different. It's just a matter of finding one SP that works and stick to it.
    10-05-2016 11:28 AM
  25. jharo's Avatar
    That's ridiculous. The SPs with color on the top & bottom are no different than the ones that are clear.

    None of the SPs are great with the Note 7. My guess is that they're ALL made in the same factory in China. My experience has been that that factory isn't very consistent, so 2 SPs with the same name on the package will be slightly different. It's just a matter of finding one SP that works and stick to it.
    There are SPs out there that are all clear with adhesive around the entire edges of the SP, and you can see the junk adhesive. The SP I had on my S6 was great and I couldn't see adhesive.
    10-05-2016 11:50 AM
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