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  1. icellphones32's Avatar
    Does leaving it on affect the image quality?
    04-16-2014 01:27 PM
  2. Chris Abbott's Avatar
    Yes you are. Yes it does. You will notice it takes slightly longer to capture the photo, as well as an image that is not quite as clear.
    04-16-2014 01:29 PM
  3. eyecon82's Avatar
    I left it on my s4 and had no issues. I intend to leave it on the s5 too

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    04-16-2014 01:29 PM
  4. Ceetar's Avatar
    if it's situated in EXACTLY the right spot with no shifting, it probably won't affect the camera. but it's a freaking piece of plastic. it's not meant to stay on the phone.
    04-16-2014 01:37 PM
  5. eyecon82's Avatar
    Only difference between the s4 and s5 is that on the S4 the actual camera sensor is left uncovered while with the s5 it covers the entire glass

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    04-16-2014 02:04 PM
  6. SloProjeklt's Avatar
    Will the lens scratch if leave the phone naked without a case? Im worried that after setting it down on surfaces after two years, the lense will get scratched and affect picture quality.
    04-16-2014 02:16 PM
  7. eyecon82's Avatar
    Will the lens scratch if leave the phone naked without a case? Im worried that after setting it down on surfaces after two years, the lense will get scratched and affect picture quality.
    That is definitely an issue. That's why i look for a case that is thicker so it extends beyond the camera lens like the S-View flip cover

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    04-16-2014 02:29 PM
  8. novice97's Avatar
    Is the plastic film obvious on the back camera? I can't seem to see it even under a magnefying glass? Does it cover the whole camera?
    04-16-2014 02:47 PM
  9. eyecon82's Avatar
    Is the plastic film obvious on the back camera? I can't seem to see it even under a magnefying glass? Does it cover the whole camera?
    No it's not obvious. It covers the whole camera unlike the s4 which had a hole in it

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    04-16-2014 03:05 PM
  10. debdroid1a's Avatar
    Mine didn't cover the entire camera glass. Had a hole in it. I could barely see it and didn't think it was on there. Took some photos and they turned out great. I finally could see it yesterday and took it off. It's just like any other plastic on new phones, nothing special or to protect anything. Well it might protect the glass, but I see no reason to have it on.
    04-16-2014 03:14 PM
  11. Cobravision's Avatar
    Is this a carrier thing? My Sprint S5 has no sticker on the camera lens.
    04-16-2014 03:26 PM
  12. eyecon82's Avatar
    Mine didn't cover the entire camera glass. Had a hole in it. I could barely see it and didn't think it was on there. Took some photos and they turned out great. I finally could see it yesterday and took it off. It's just like any other plastic on new phones, nothing special or to protect anything. Well it might protect the glass, but I see no reason to have it on.
    Mine has no hole. Weird.

    Is this a carrier thing? My Sprint S5 has no sticker on the camera lens.
    I have sprint too. I think it's on there, but perfectly to the edge of the camera glass so it's not noticeable. Perhaps, it's not even on there now that I think about it


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    04-16-2014 03:28 PM
  13. novice97's Avatar
    I have Sprint also. Maybe that's why I'm having trouble seeing it.
    04-16-2014 03:46 PM
  14. Ceetar's Avatar
    sometimes they come off when you remove the big plastic on the back.
    04-16-2014 03:51 PM
  15. bgsanti's Avatar
    Me too. No plastic cover on lens. Sprint. Or is it on there? Lol.

    Is this a carrier thing? My Sprint S5 has no sticker on the camera lens.
    04-16-2014 04:02 PM
  16. Mikest's Avatar
    Hmm maybe the store rep took it off? I know when I got my GS3 I felt the sadness of watching the sales person tear off all the protective plastic as they activated the phone. It didn't bother me that the plastic came off, I just wanted to do it like its Christmas morning. Oh well no big deal.
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    04-16-2014 04:14 PM
  17. icellphones32's Avatar
    Mines have it with a hole in it. I have Verizon now, just took it off anyway just in case.
    04-16-2014 07:44 PM
  18. eyecon82's Avatar
    Hmm. Maybe sprint doesn't even have one

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    04-16-2014 08:18 PM
  19. mouseglider's Avatar
    It's there to help protect the camera lens in shipment - even if there is a hole in the middle (some not), take it off for best camera function and clarity - why would you leave it on?, unless you never ever use the camera!

    Just keep the lens clean and don't slide your phone camera lens on a hard surface! - heck if you have to, use one of my kickstands to keep your lens from scratching on the surface if you like to run naked or use some type of case on your phone to help lift the lens from hitting the surafce when you lay your phone on it's back.
    04-16-2014 09:45 PM
  20. starsofthelid's Avatar
    My Sprint S5 had it. Difficult to see.
    04-16-2014 09:58 PM
  21. novice97's Avatar
    How did you end up removing the sticker? I can't seem to lift up an edge.

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    04-17-2014 09:24 AM
  22. mouseglider's Avatar
    How did you end up removing the sticker? I can't seem to lift up an edge.

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    If you are sure you have it on and you are careful, you either use a: x-acto blade - a razor blade - a steak knife to gently lift the "very edge" of the sticker, or possibly a fingernail or a pointed toothpick. I have done all at one point or another and all work fine.
    04-17-2014 10:15 AM
  23. eyecon82's Avatar
    If you are sure you have it on and you are careful, you either use a: x-acto blade - a razor blade - a steak knife to gently lift the "very edge" of the sticker, or possibly a fingernail or a pointed toothpick. I have done all at one point or another and all work fine.
    I wouldn't suggest that

    What I did in the past is to get some strong tape and then stick it on and peel it off

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    04-17-2014 01:36 PM
  24. mouseglider's Avatar
    I wouldn't suggest that

    What I did in the past is to get some strong tape and then stick it on and peel it off

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    I have no problems doing what I said, I have done that since the days of Palm OS and before - it is is perfectly safe if it is a new blade or a clean steak knife thats not dull or jagged if that is what you are referencing - also a fingernail, or wooden toothpick, definitely won't hurt - after all you are just picking at the very edge - of course you need to take the back cover off to get at it easily - now if the lens where soft plastic I would be careful. Although everyone's skill level and knowledge is different, so you have a point.

    Your way with tape will also work and I have done that too - I just happen to do it with whatever I have handy simply because it can be done.
    04-17-2014 01:55 PM
  25. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    No it's not obvious. It covers the whole camera unlike the s4 which had a hole in it

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    Not that it really matters but that's not true. I just noticed on my s5 that the film was on there. Open hole in the center.
    04-17-2014 02:51 PM
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