1. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I think every phone I've ever purchased had something protecting the lens for shipping that needed to be removed to get the best images. I can't feel or see one on my N7 even with a magnifier. Does any know for sure whether there's one there or not?
    09-01-2016 09:44 AM
  2. clg82's Avatar
    Wasn't one on mine when I bought it brand new......jeesh the amount of OCD on these forums is getting ridiculous....
    Jona005 likes this.
    09-01-2016 10:42 AM
  3. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    It's not like the phone was loose in a rough box.
    09-01-2016 10:49 AM
  4. edubb256's Avatar
    I had the same question. The owners guide says there is one, but I can't see one on mine. In another thread, someone said there was one but it was hard to get off.
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    09-01-2016 11:13 AM
  5. Jewels81's Avatar
    Mine didn't. I'm ordering some tho.
    09-01-2016 11:17 AM
  6. jshah500's Avatar
    Mine had one, still does. Not going to take it off until it falls off naturally. Extra protection, why not? My pics look great.
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    09-01-2016 12:27 PM
  7. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Wasn't one on mine when I bought it brand new......jeesh the amount of OCD on these forums is getting ridiculous....
    How is it OCD to want to remove a shipping sticker?
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    09-01-2016 01:34 PM
  8. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Mine had one, still does. Not going to take it off until it falls off naturally. Extra protection, why not? My pics look great.
    Thank you. Good answer. I'm a photographer so image quality matters. I do remove them and will take an even closer look.
    09-01-2016 01:36 PM
  9. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I had the same question. The owners guide says there is one, but I can't see one on mine. In another thread, someone said there was one but it was hard to get off.
    I had a feeling that was the answer. I'll let you know if I get it off.
    09-01-2016 01:37 PM
  10. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    It's not like the phone was loose in a rough box.
    Not about protection. They do it and I just wanted to take it off. Kind of like using the screen cover it ships with if you don't.
    09-01-2016 01:39 PM
  11. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    What it protects does not affect your pictures. The center is usually cut out and still could get scratched, if that's your worry. I believe the lens is made of stronger material that shouldn't scratch that easily unless you abuse your phone.
    09-01-2016 02:27 PM
  12. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    What it protects does not affect your pictures. The center is usually cut out and still could get scratched, if that's your worry. I believe the lens is made of stronger material that shouldn't scratch that easily unless you abuse your phone.
    Thanks. I care more about the camera than the phone since I don't like phones. They are a necessary evil when you have a business. I use it as a lightweight, mobile computer and a camera, primarily. All of that said, I will remove the sticker at some point. I protect my lens at all costs so not worried about flying solo or scratches. Just want the sticker off.
    09-01-2016 02:53 PM
  13. jimd1050's Avatar
    I actually have a precision Jeweler's Loupe optical lens that I used back in the day to check/adjust cardiac x-ray film output on my machines. I used that and a new X-Acto blade and tried to gently lift a corner - no deal! Felt like all glass to me!
    09-01-2016 03:34 PM
  14. Oj467's Avatar
    I just use a piece of scotch tape to pull those protective pieces off. There was one on my Note 4 that was hard to see and it came right off with the tape trick. There was not one on my VZW Note 7.
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    09-01-2016 05:30 PM
  15. digitalhen's Avatar
    Mine, on T-Mobile, had one. Easily removed, but it was almost impossible to see. I used scotch tape to grab it.
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    09-01-2016 05:34 PM
  16. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I actually have a precision Jeweler's Loupe optical lens that I used back in the day to check/adjust cardiac x-ray film output on my machines. I used that and a new X-Acto blade and tried to gently lift a corner - no deal! Felt like all glass to me!
    Felt like all glass to me too so I stopped and asked here. I have several different loupes with various powers and a set of high power glasses. I'm going to load up and look again tomorrow.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    09-01-2016 06:51 PM
  17. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Decided to try the scotch tape method now.

    No plastic on mine either. Thanks to all who replied. I use tape to swap my fountain pen nibs, but didn't try it on the phone. DUH.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    09-01-2016 06:53 PM
  18. RobSteal's Avatar
    Does the flash lens have sticker? Vzw wireless model. I know previous galaxy phones had stickers that were impossible to see.
    09-01-2016 07:07 PM
  19. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Not on mine. No stickers except back cover sticker and front cover sticker.
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    09-01-2016 07:14 PM
  20. eyecon82's Avatar
    My flash lens and heart rate sensor has a sticker on it
    09-02-2016 01:26 AM
  21. eyecon82's Avatar
    However, my camera does not
    09-02-2016 01:27 AM
  22. songbaekim's Avatar
    Stickers on both the lens cover and flash. Had stickers on both for my Note 5 as well.

    Also, the flash cover is not glass...it's plastic.
    09-02-2016 05:35 AM
  23. mvsmith's Avatar
    I think it depends which carrier you got it from. T-Mobile and att boxes and contents are different. Mine came with camera sticker on and it's staying on. My friend's n7 on att didn't have it in. Also mine came with what looks like a more samsung official box with headphones case and my friend's is just an ATT box

    I didn't realize that the differences between carrier versions goes as far as a sticker on the camera lenses
    Attached Thumbnails Shipped with Camera Sticker for Protection?-257.jpg  
    09-02-2016 01:45 PM
  24. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    My T-mobile N7 didn't, I stuck some scotch tape on it and nothing came off. If there is one one there than that sucker is really stuck on.
    09-02-2016 06:12 PM

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