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  1. pasva007's Avatar
    After several attempts with tempered glass and film screen protectors, I give up. The curved screen seems to make it impossible for the screen protectors to adhere for any length of time. Aside from not adhering, the tempered glass screen protectors I've tried caused a significant reduction in response to the touchscreen. Looking at reviews, it doesn't appear there is any screen protector for the Note 8 that doesn't have issues. I have a nice case for the phone, but I don't like not having a screen protector. I'm not sure what else to do at this point. I don't have the $$$ to keep wasting on screen protectors that don't work. The Note 8 screen is gorgeous, but now I'm regretting having the curved screen.
    Morty2264 and crxx like this.
    11-01-2017 03:05 PM
  2. 103Softail's Avatar
    Yep. Have given up on the horrible spigen neo flex which fitted really well, no issues there, but the orange peel, degradation of screen clarity and of s-pen use forced me to rip it off. Now having used this awesome screen naked I urge everyone to do same....mind you, I DO have phone in a Samsung clear view stand case!
    11-01-2017 03:12 PM
  3. j_hansen's Avatar
    I used mine first 2-3 weeks with nothing withouts issues, then put on a fairly heavy duty one ( ikalula ) and a soft case for going on holidays, the SP lifted a bit in one corner so ripped it off when I got home and used again without for a couple of weeks until yesterday I put a Smash-it SP on and happy with it so far but time will tell how durable it is.
    My point is that you don't really need one if you're carefull with your phone but it does give some peace of mind ( real or not )
    With the curved screen it does seem very important to get the installation bang on, or you'll have issues.
    Maybe a flip cover with a soft inner will suit you better
    11-01-2017 03:17 PM
  4. pasva007's Avatar
    I use this case. I really like it. It has a belt clip like the otterbox, but not as bulky. I do not wear the belt clip on my belt, but when I'm not using the phone I place the belt clip cover over the face of the phone to protect the screen:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cUvbUpU6049081
    11-01-2017 03:33 PM
  5. erwaso's Avatar
    I did for a week. Loved it. But i have to have a glass screen protector.

    I've had the amfilm one on for a few days so far. It smudges as much as all others and you can kinda see the dot matrix but it doesn't bother me as long as I know my screen is scratch free lol
    11-01-2017 04:16 PM
  6. bbgpsuser's Avatar
    I have had zero problems with the glass screen protector that came with my Zizo Bolt case.
    11-01-2017 04:21 PM
  7. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    The last screen protector I used was on my Motorola Droid or Galaxy Nexus. I forget which one. After reading all of the horror stories over the years, I just don't use one. I like the feel of the screen without it.
    11-01-2017 04:56 PM
  8. anon(9947084)'s Avatar
    Go naked. It feels better.
    I own and work in a wood refinishing company and I get blasted with particles continuously. I even get stuff in my pocket with my phone.
    3 weeks with the note 8 and I just checked over the screen again.... not one blemish.
    I also had my note 4 naked for about the last 4 months I used it.... It also had zero blemishes.
    11-01-2017 05:10 PM
  9. creekwater1482's Avatar
    I purchased one from att store when I bought the N8 on launch day. It did not fit well and I ended up removing a couple weeks later. Went "naked" for a week or so with no issues but decided to try the Whitestone Dome protector and installed on Monday. Have to say, it's by far the best one I've used on any phone...at least after 2 days of initial use. Time will tell I guess but it definitely fits the curves better than my previous one and is super clear. Can hardly tell that there's a screen protector on there.

    Main concern i had for the Whitestone dome was that not all cases work with it but there are a few YouTube channels that have compiled lists of cases that do work. I purchased the tech 21 tactical case on day 1 and had zero issues with compatibility.
    11-01-2017 05:12 PM
  10. anon(9947084)'s Avatar
    That sweet S Pen wants to love that screen. Go naked people!
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    11-01-2017 05:14 PM
  11. creekwater1482's Avatar
    That sweet S Pen wants to love that screen. Go naked people!
    Haha, I do like all natural if possible. Haven't had any sensitivity issues with the Whitestone yet. It'll come over off in a heartbeat though if that changes.
    11-01-2017 05:25 PM
  12. durandetto's Avatar
    I haven't used a screen protector since the s8+ they make the experience with the phone unbearable. That and it was costing too much money trying to find one that worked. I do however have a little nick in the screen on the curve. It's not really noticeable, but I know it's there. Still not as bad as dealing with a crappy screen cover.
    11-01-2017 05:57 PM
  13. naturalguy's Avatar
    No screen protector, I am rough on my phones and have had no issues, I use a really protective case however. Screen protectors take away from this amazing screen.
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    11-01-2017 06:17 PM
  14. WeAreAllUnique's Avatar
    No more screen protectors for me from now on.
    11-01-2017 06:58 PM
  15. Climb14er's Avatar
    I usually have a screen protector but with the Note 8, and the curved screen, I'm not sold on any of the mixed reviews I've read. Using a Spigen Thin case inside a leather belt holster, it would be easy to rip off the curved protector taking it out and putting it in the holster. And the Whitestone doesn't impress me. So I'm going naked in a Spigen and leather belt holster.
    11-01-2017 07:04 PM
  16. buckifvr's Avatar
    No Screen protector and so far no problems . I have never used a screen protector on any of my devices and never had problems on any of them. Maybe I've just been careful and lucky.
    11-01-2017 07:08 PM
  17. kj11's Avatar
    No case and no screen protector is how I always roll. No issues at all.
    11-01-2017 07:24 PM
  18. WeAreAllUnique's Avatar
    No case and no screen protector is how I always roll. No issues at all.
    I couldn't go without a case. Not that daring.
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    11-01-2017 07:24 PM
  19. Victor Hernandez Jr's Avatar
    I told people a few weeks ago just purchase a screen protector for an s8 plus it will fit the note 8 perfect
    11-01-2017 08:26 PM
  20. chyeo1979's Avatar
    I put on the moment i got my Note 8, so i'm actually not sure if the sensitivity is reduced. But so far i have no issue using it at all. It just gives me a peace of mind and i do not have to handle it like i'm holding a delicate baby in my hands.

    Also. i know i'm going to regret for sure if i dun put and got scratches on it. Just love my Note 8 too much
    11-01-2017 08:33 PM
  21. Thomasrope's Avatar
    I haven't used screen protectors for 3 years on my last 3 phones : Note 4, S8+and now my Note 8. I use a thin minimalist case (Spigen) and have never gotten scratches on the screen. I work outdoors and carry the phone in my rear pocket.
    11-01-2017 08:44 PM
  22. Lepa79's Avatar
    Need to feel the glass. No screen protector here. Life is too short.
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    11-01-2017 08:57 PM
  23. srvctec's Avatar
    For those that do not use a screen protector, how long do you typically have/use a phone? I've never had/used a phone for less than 2 years. My N8 will be no different. I'm not convinced that going that long without a SP would be the best thing to do. However, if you only have a phone for a few months or even just a year, going without a SP doesn't seem like a bad idea.
    11-01-2017 09:09 PM
  24. Lepa79's Avatar
    For those that do not use a screen protector, how long do you typically have/use a phone? I've never had/used a phone for less than 2 years. My N8 will be no different. I'm not convinced that going that long without a SP would be the best thing to do. However, if you only have a phone for a few months or even just a year, going without a SP doesn't seem like a bad idea.
    I don't think it matters how long you keep the phone but rather how much abuse you put your phone through.

    I normally upgrade yearly, but even after 12 months of use, screen is almost as new as it can be. Yes there will be very minor scratches but the type that you have to turn the phone off and put it under light to see.

    Some people can cause more damage to their screen in a month vs what typically happen to mine in a year.
    11-01-2017 09:29 PM
  25. srvctec's Avatar
    I don't think it matters how long you keep the phone but rather how much abuse you put your phone through.
    Totally agree and should have prefaced my post by saying that I take extremely good care of my phones. However, the longer you have/use the phone, the more potential damage to the screen will occur. I've never broken a screen on any phone or broken a phone at all in the almost 20 years of having a cell phone, including having a cell phone for work and never breaking one of those, either. In my case, maybe going without a SP would be OK but I'd rather be safe than sorry.
    11-01-2017 09:35 PM
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