04-13-2017 11:41 PM
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  1. jcp007's Avatar
    The GS8 will be my first smartphone with a curved display as I have avoided them in the past due to cost not justifying the value of the added features. I saw the Alpha Glass from Otterbox and Gorilla Glass has one but it's sold out. Are there any other options? Do I really need it?
    04-06-2017 10:45 AM
  2. LeoRex's Avatar
    I am a huge proponent for screen protectors, especially the tempted glass variety. Are they needed? Yes... as least in my opinion. Corning has done a good job with Gorilla Glass.. their production techniques have helped improve the toughness of a material that is often used to describe something that is, well, not tough.

    BUT... the world is filled with crap hellbent on scratching the heck out of these displays. Some of the most common substances we come across in our daily lives will scratch even the best treated glass... all it takes is a single speck of sand in your pocket to wreck a screen. While the metal used in keys is softer, they can still scratch a screen. I've had the metal end of a USB plug scrape up a screen before. And those light scratches might seem benign, but glass's strength comes from its structure. Even a small scratch weakens the overall strength of the glass.

    Screen protectors are cheap... you can get a good quality tempered glass protector for under $10... granted, I don't know how well they will fit the S8's screen. TG SPs love screens that are flat, edge to edge, something that even the 'flat' regular S7 was not (it had a very slight bulge). But let's assume there will be good ones that fit well without any of the halo bubble nastiness that poorly fitting ones have. A good tempered glass protector feels great... it's glass... you most likely wouldn't be able any difference in feel between it and the actual screen. Not only do they protect from scratches, they offer up some level of impact protection as well. I dropped a TG'd phone on my porch once, it landed pretty much face down. I picked it up and there was a pretty good crack in the protector and a chip from its edge. I peeled it off, fearing the worst, and found a completely pristine main screen.

    If you do a number on the S8's screen, how much is that going to run you? Even if you have insurance through your carrier, the deductible can run upwards of $175... that might seem high, but the screen itself goes for even more than that, not including labor cost. The S7's screens were hellishly expensive, I would guess the S8's are no less pricey. Scratch up the screen protector? You are out $10.
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    04-06-2017 12:53 PM
  3. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    From my experience with the Note7 and S7E, I haven't found many people that were happy with their screen protector purchase. It never fits right (if you have the glass tempered) or the feel is bad (if you have the plastic).
    Some of the glass ones have adhesive in the wrong spots or only on the edges.
    There's also issues with screen sensitivity in certain parts of the screen, as well as the protector lifting slightly off of the screen towards the center.
    IMO, screen protectors aren't worth the hassle. Accidents do happen sometimes. That's life. You just deal with it and move on. If you are doing this because you are not getting insurance, I wouldn't count on the screen protector keeping your screen from shattering. Yes, if your phone comes in contact with foreign particles often, you may need some extra protection.
    Otherwise, just be careful with it and enjoy the visual and feel of the display.
    04-06-2017 02:40 PM
  4. jimd1050's Avatar
    Never leave my AT&T Store without one! Generally, BodyGuardz HD Contour but I've also used SuperShieldz by Protection Professional and had decent luck with them as well. I had BodyGuardz HD Contours on both of my Note 7s and they stuck well and I had no sensitivity problems. I have one on my flat S7 Active now and it is the same... no issues. Just an opposing opinion.
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    04-06-2017 02:40 PM
  5. Inders99's Avatar
    LOL...good luck with the tempered glass options. After my experience with the S7 I've gone without.
    04-06-2017 07:05 PM
  6. johnny8410's Avatar
    This is my only concern with the edge screen, it's difficult to find the right screen protector. With the s7 edge I picked up one from bestskinsever and I stuck with that one for a while since they make a case friendly one. I did try a tempered screen protector but didn't like the screen input issues and that they're not all clear. For now, I ordered the one from spigen for my s8 just so that I could have something to put on the screen as soon as it arrives.
    04-06-2017 09:16 PM
  7. donm527's Avatar
    Samsung must know after so many edged models sold that people hate trying or can't find a proper fitting curved tempered screen protector. I wish that if they can work with Corning to make the curved glass and plan to order 60 million of them, you'd think they could have worked with them to make a screen protector that fits their glass and they'd make a lot of money selling it. They'd sell millions!

    I like the S8 and not absolutely a deal breaker... but if I went with S8, I hate the idea I might not be able to find a tempered glass protector and even have a hard time finding a good plastic protector in general.

    Samsung! ... please make a tempered glass protector to go with your screens!
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    04-06-2017 09:27 PM
  8. sergysn's Avatar
    04-07-2017 12:15 AM
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    04-07-2017 12:17 AM
  10. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    There will be a bunch of screen protectors for the S8. My company tested a bunch of them and they work well.

    I personally don't use them.
    04-07-2017 12:27 AM
  11. vasekvi's Avatar
    The lack of a good curved screen protector is the main reason why the Mrs. is going with the G6 over the S8. I got her to see the light and leave Apple!
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    04-07-2017 07:27 AM
  12. sergysn's Avatar
    There will be a bunch of screen protectors for the S8. My company tested a bunch of them and they work well.

    I personally don't use them.
    So what brand is the best?
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    04-07-2017 08:51 AM
  13. jcp007's Avatar
    Please see the link below. Is this screen protector made by Corning.

    https://www.gorillacasestore.com/pro...een-protector/
    04-07-2017 09:28 PM
  14. jcp007's Avatar
    04-07-2017 09:41 PM
  15. donm527's Avatar
    Don't think so. They call their company gorilla case. No mention of Corning gorilla glass or trademark. Also look at pic of S8... it has a him button :/

    Please see the link below. Is this screen protector made by Corning.

    https://www.gorillacasestore.com/pro...een-protector/
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    04-07-2017 09:41 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    I never used to use screen protectors but I finally tried one of the tempered glass ones and I fell in love with it so now I am using them indefinitely on all my phones. Leorex was happy to hear that.
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    04-07-2017 09:42 PM
  17. jcp007's Avatar
    I never used to use screen protectors but I finally tried one of the tempered glass ones and I fell in love with it so now I am using them indefinitely on all my phones. Leorex was happy to hear that.
    Which one? Was tempted by the Alpha Glass.
    04-07-2017 09:43 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    Which one? Was tempted by the Alpha Glass.
    I got this one that my buddy recommended.

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    04-07-2017 09:49 PM
  19. jcp007's Avatar
    I assume you pre-ordered. Please let me know how well it it works.
    04-07-2017 10:10 PM
  20. the_munc_e's Avatar
    I ordered some new glass from spigen. It's called neo flex. I don't even think it's glass, idk wtf it is.

    I've always used tempered glass, but when I got the s7 edge I didn't use one because of the curve and it was scratched in like 2 days.

    When I got the note 7, I got some of that liquid screen protector stuff and that stuff is awesome.

    I'll probably wind up using that again if this neo flex is a waste of money.
    04-07-2017 11:05 PM
  21. LeoRex's Avatar
    .When I got the note 7, I got some of that liquid screen protector stuff and that stuff is awesome.
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    My only concern about that stuff is how you handle a scratch... Do you reapply, and the crack gets blended back in, or are you stuck?

    Granted, that hasn't happened yet on the devices I've put it on.
    04-08-2017 07:11 AM
  22. the_munc_e's Avatar
    My only concern about that stuff is how you handle a scratch... Do you reapply, and the crack gets blended back in, or are you stuck?

    Granted, that hasn't happened yet on the devices I've put it on.
    You can reapply, or if it cracks, you can scratch it off with your fingernail.
    04-08-2017 08:04 AM
  23. bembol's Avatar
    Why can't Samsung make it.

    Or even better these companies should just apply one off the factory like OnePlus. They give you the option to upgrade to Tempered Glass.
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    04-08-2017 08:13 AM
  24. KupKrazy's Avatar
    Never leave my AT&T Store without one! Generally, BodyGuardz HD Contour but I've also used SuperShieldz by Protection Professional and had decent luck with them as well. I had BodyGuardz HD Contours on both of my Note 7s and they stuck well and I had no sensitivity problems. I have one on my flat S7 Active now and it is the same... no issues. Just an opposing opinion.
    BodyGuardz HD Contours are the only screen protector that I've been totally happy with for my edge phones because of the fit and durability. All glass protectors I've tried have been a miss with the edge phones because they don't fit well and the adhesive is usually just the top and bottom, allowing dust to get in. BodyGuardz also is case friendly as well.

    If the screen was flat, then I would look for a glass protector. For my S8+, I will get a BodyGuardz like I did with my S7e. I will never buy a glass screen protector from Otterbein, by the way.

    I did also buy the Spigen neo flex protectors as backup because i dont know if BodyGuardz will be available or in stock before I get the phone, and I need to put something on the screen before using it! The problem I have with the Spigen ones is that when I had them for my Note7, the healing properties didn't work well and my stylus left grooves and marks on the screen even with light use. But they're cheap and good enough to hold me over until I get a BodyGuardz.
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    04-08-2017 08:59 AM
  25. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    BodyGuardz HD Contours are the only screen protector that I've been totally happy with for my edge phones because of the fit and durability. All glass protectors I've tried have been a miss with the edge phones because they don't fit well and the adhesive is usually just the top and bottom, allowing dust to get in. BodyGuardz also is case friendly as well.

    If the screen was flat, then I would look for a glass protector. For my S8+, I will get a BodyGuardz like I did with my S7e. I will never buy a glass screen protector from Otterbein, by the way.

    I did also buy the Spigen neo flex protectors as backup because i dont know if BodyGuardz will be available or in stock before I get the phone, and I need to put something on the screen before using it! The problem I have with the Spigen ones is that when I had them for my Note7, the healing properties didn't work well and my stylus left grooves and marks on the screen even with light use. But they're cheap and good enough to hold me over until I get a BodyGuardz.
    Where'd you get the body guardz one?
    04-08-2017 10:47 AM
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