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  1. pduffer's Avatar
    When my original Note 7 came the first thing I did was find a T-Mobile store that sold screen protectors and had them put one on it. It was the Zagg, and it held pretty well for a plastic one. When I got my replacement, I decided to go without a screen protector. I use a wallet flip case so when it is in my pocket it is always covered
    What brand/type of wallet case do you have?
    09-26-2016 11:30 PM
  2. dcooper830's Avatar
    I have some no name generic tempered glass curved screen protector I got off eBay and it works very well. I also have an Otterbox Defender and it holds the screen protector down very nicely!

    It's an excellent combo imo and makes me feel confident my phone is reasonably safe from damage.
    Carlo Villa likes this.
    09-27-2016 12:10 AM
  3. stmax's Avatar
    This has been discussed a few times... I was not able to use my glass screen protector with my Spigen Tough Armor case. ( It lifted off )

    Now I am naked with the back case. Maybe thinking of the Samsung plastic ones but still not sure.

    Another option I thought of is a flap style case but they wouldn't have as much drop protection as the tough armor I have now. So no matter what it doesn't seem ideal.
    09-27-2016 12:28 AM
  4. sweetypie31's Avatar
    I ordered a canica glass protector from Amazon. The reviews were good, but if it doesn't work I won't be too mad. It was only $8 and I used a gift card so I really didn't lose any money. I tried to put a zagg one on my first note 7, but it didn't last. If this new one does not work out them Im just going to leave the screen bare.
    09-27-2016 12:33 AM
  5. Jenn40811's Avatar
    Exchanged my phone on Tuesday was holding out for the screen protector I ordered from eBay. Pulled my phone out of my pocket on Saturday morning and there is a deep scratch in the center of my screen. It's bugging me to the point that I may use my insurance to get it replaced.
    09-27-2016 12:43 AM
  6. Cooler299's Avatar
    In my opinion a Screen protector is a must. The Note 7 has Gorilla Glass 5 which is Supposedly Crack proof but not scratch proof compared to their Gorilla Glass 4. I've heard a lot of people complaining about the glass getting scratched.
    09-27-2016 01:20 AM
  7. Carlo Villa's Avatar
    Which version of Samsung flip cover do you have?
    This one, except when I bought the original explosive Note7, I went to Best Buy and got it for $60 !!!

    As you can see Amazon has it for less

    09-27-2016 05:16 AM
  8. donm527's Avatar
    No it's like buying a Ferrari or in this case a McLaren and protecting your investment with a layer of protection.

    Skip to 3:30 to see the film being applied like a wet install screen protector and skip to around 14:30 for the finish look. Doesn't look cheap to me.


    Since you mentioned Ferrarim, fast forward to 18:30 mark.


    IMO putting a screen protector on the N7 is like buying a Ferarri and putting a cheap tint job on it. The cheesy peeling edges make it look like junk
    09-27-2016 06:21 AM
  9. rushmore's Avatar
    The Note 7 should have had GG4, since it apparently handles scratches better. GG5's ability apparently to crack less is obviously futile on a curved all glass covered device. Why bother besides spec touting? There is no positive value to Note 7 users.

    Protectors on the curved device are problematic and annoying. Especially if you swipe the edge much, use certain cases and or use VR. The extra layer actually adds to the refraction issues with curves.

    Not using a protector for those reasons and carrying in belt loop case, just like the Note 4 and MXPE (I can handle the jeers). None of which got even a slight scratch during their extended use.

    That is an attribute of VR and scratch checking. Even the slightest one stands out huge.
    09-27-2016 06:21 AM
  10. billykac's Avatar
    I always use a screen protector. The challenge with the N7 is both the curved screen and the SPen. The curved screen is difficult for a lot of protectors, as they can easily not stick, leaving a lifted edge. It looks bad and it collects stuff. Also, the SPen really needs a glass-hard surface to glide on.

    So far, I've used and researched tempered glass and TPU. Here's what I've found.

    - Tempered glass: many brands don't have adhesive under the curved portion of the screen, so they lift. The SPen loves tempered glass - works great. The deal-breaker for me is the edge lifting and the fact that, for me, they look awful. Even from 4-5 feet away I can see the tempered glass protector, and for owners like me that use minimalist cases to enjoy the beautiful design of the N5/N7, those glass protectors really look terrible. Again, just my opinion.

    - TPU: there are different grades of TPU, some are softer than others. Since most are wet-apply, I really like the chance to get it perfectly lined-up and TPU is very forgiving in that bubbles and streaks typically disappear within 12 hours or so. However, unlike glass, they suck for using the SPen as their somewhat rubbery surface grabs the SPen and the marks left behind make it hard to re-write in the same area. On the plus side, properly applied, they are almost totally invisible.

    At this point I am using an Illumi AquaShield TPU and it looks amazing. The sides stick 100% and there's no issue using the cases I like to use. Aesthetically, it's just perfect. The SPen is the gotcha. The Illumi is a tad harder than other TPU's so it's better for SPen writing. And it self-heals well, so any marks that the SPen leaves on it disappear within a few minutes. But the soft TPU surface is not the best for the SPen.

    I've been looking at the Samsung protector, which many say is the best for the N7. It's not a thick glass plate, but it's not a softer TPU either. The $20 - $35 price tag has me pausing for the moment.
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    09-27-2016 07:59 AM
  11. pduffer's Avatar
    This one, except when I bought the original explosive Note7, I went to Best Buy and got it for $60 !!!

    As you can see Amazon has it for less

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...de4bdfac9b.jpg
    How do you like that cover? I've been considering that one. Does the AOD work with it?
    09-27-2016 08:47 AM
  12. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    - TPU: there are different grades of TPU, some are softer than others. Since most are wet-apply, I really like the chance to get it perfectly lined-up and TPU is very forgiving in that bubbles and streaks typically disappear within 12 hours or so. However, unlike glass, they suck for using the SPen as their somewhat rubbery surface grabs the SPen and the marks left behind make it hard to re-write in the same area. On the plus side, properly applied, they are almost totally invisible.
    I realized something.

    Notice the replacement S Pen nibs in the box? There's some that are designed to be used with TPU protectors.
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    09-27-2016 08:54 AM
  13. billykac's Avatar
    Didn't know this!
    I'll check it out.
    Thanks for the heads-up!!

    How can you tell which ones are good with TPU?
    09-27-2016 09:51 AM
  14. andrewg13's Avatar
    Didn't know this!
    I'll check it out.
    Thanks for the heads-up!!

    How can you tell which ones are good with TPU?
    The grey tips are made for plastic. Glides very smoothly.
    09-27-2016 10:10 AM
  15. JessiLulu's Avatar
    I always use a screen protector. The challenge with the N7 is both the curved screen and the SPen. The curved screen is difficult for a lot of protectors, as they can easily not stick, leaving a lifted edge. It looks bad and it collects stuff. Also, the SPen really needs a glass-hard surface to glide on.

    So far, I've used and researched tempered glass and TPU. Here's what I've found.

    - Tempered glass: many brands don't have adhesive under the curved portion of the screen, so they lift. The SPen loves tempered glass - works great. The deal-breaker for me is the edge lifting and the fact that, for me, they look awful. Even from 4-5 feet away I can see the tempered glass protector, and for owners like me that use minimalist cases to enjoy the beautiful design of the N5/N7, those glass protectors really look terrible. Again, just my opinion.

    - TPU: there are different grades of TPU, some are softer than others. Since most are wet-apply, I really like the chance to get it perfectly lined-up and TPU is very forgiving in that bubbles and streaks typically disappear within 12 hours or so. However, unlike glass, they suck for using the SPen as their somewhat rubbery surface grabs the SPen and the marks left behind make it hard to re-write in the same area. On the plus side, properly applied, they are almost totally invisible.

    At this point I am using an Illumi AquaShield TPU and it looks amazing. The sides stick 100% and there's no issue using the cases I like to use. Aesthetically, it's just perfect. The SPen is the gotcha. The Illumi is a tad harder than other TPU's so it's better for SPen writing. And it self-heals well, so any marks that the SPen leaves on it disappear within a few minutes. But the soft TPU surface is not the best for the SPen.

    I've been looking at the Samsung protector, which many say is the best for the N7. It's not a thick glass plate, but it's not a softer TPU either. The $20 - $35 price tag has me pausing for the moment.
    On my first N7, I bought a cheap protector from Amazon. I could not get it lined up, got frustrated, and threw it away.

    Then, I bought the PureGear from T-Mobile. I LOVED the application process. So easy. However, it did not feel as nice as the glass. It had an awful haze behind it that never went away. Plus, the edge of the protector gathered so much dust and stuff. Mine wasn't too bad, but my husband's was awful.

    For our replacement N7s, I bought the official Samsung protector. It feels amazing and had an easy application process. It fits perfectly!! However, my clear Ringke case made the edges lift. ๐Ÿ˜”

    I guess I am using the screen bare until I find another option.
    Carlo Villa likes this.
    09-27-2016 10:10 AM
  16. ajb1965's Avatar
    What brand/type of wallet case do you have?
    VRS Design Dandy Series
    09-27-2016 11:05 AM
  17. Carlo Villa's Avatar
    How do you like that cover? I've been considering that one. Does the AOD work with it?
    I like the cover. But I don't know what AOD means ๐Ÿ˜”??


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    09-27-2016 11:11 AM
  18. billykac's Avatar
    The grey tips are made for plastic. Glides very smoothly.
    Thanks Andrew!
    09-27-2016 11:13 AM
  19. donm527's Avatar
    Always On Display

    I like the cover. But I don't know what AOD means ??
    Carlo Villa likes this.
    09-27-2016 11:39 AM
  20. donm527's Avatar
    Always On Display

    I like the cover. But I don't know what AOD means ๐Ÿ˜”??
    09-27-2016 11:39 AM
  21. LeoRex's Avatar
    I tried one on my wife's.... went on fine, it adhered to the curve well enough, seemed like it would have worked. Then I popped it in her wallet case and the corners bunched right up and turned it into a hot mess. So I ripped the blasted thing off and she'll just rock it without a SP.

    But she doesn't care... I couldn't get a SP to fit right on her outgoing S7 either, and over the course of the few months, it developed a few faint scratches. But she couldn't care less about them, so if SHE doesn't care, I don't care.
    09-27-2016 11:52 AM
  22. andrewg13's Avatar
    I tried one on my wife's.... went on fine, it adhered to the curve well enough, seemed like it would have worked. Then I popped it in her wallet case and the corners bunched right up and turned it into a hot mess. So I ripped the blasted thing off and she'll just rock it without a SP.

    But she doesn't care... I couldn't get a SP to fit right on her outgoing S7 either, and over the course of the few months, it developed a few faint scratches. But she couldn't care less about them, so if SHE doesn't care, I don't care.
    The problem though is the GG5 on the N7 is not scratch resistant at all compared to the GG4 on the S7. It is barely more scratch resistant then plastic. See the durability test below.
    09-27-2016 01:52 PM
  23. LeoRex's Avatar
    The problem though is the GG5 on the N7 is not scratch resistant at all compared to the GG4 on the S7
    Oh, I get ya... and I've seen that video. But getting a SP to fit on a curved screen, nevermind one that's in a case, is a feat. The S7, which has a sneaky curve/bulge, I went through 3 or 4 different SPs before I just gave up. Like I said, the phone's going to be in a wallet case, so that mitigates the chances. But like I said, she doesn't care either way, so I'll just let it be.
    09-27-2016 02:16 PM
  24. Victor Hernandez Jr's Avatar
    It's a waste of time and money, rock the phone naked
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    09-27-2016 04:35 PM
  25. dcooper830's Avatar
    if anyone is interested... I have found that the Otterbox Defender and Commuter cases WILL work with a curved tempered glass screen protector.

    The only thing is ... with the Defender, it helps to remove the built in clear plastic protector that comes with it.
    09-27-2016 04:50 PM
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