1. evlarberryman's Avatar
    I'm looking for a tempered glass back protector for the S8. Can't find one anywhere, but seems like a no brainer to make for people that don't like cases. Anyone know where I can find one? Thanks.
    uncreativeartist likes this.
    05-13-2017 09:59 AM
  2. Ecm's Avatar
    That's not a bad idea. Especially if there was an option for a matter or sand-blasted type finish to reduce fingerprints.
    05-13-2017 10:17 AM
  3. gernerttl's Avatar
    I'm wondering if this would work. I use it on my screen.

    http://www.qmadix.com/pc_combined_re...27998A8BBD9B0B
    05-13-2017 10:23 AM
  4. evlarberryman's Avatar
    I'm wondering if this would work. I use it on my screen.

    http://www.qmadix.com/pc_combined_re...27998A8BBD9B0B
    The reviews for this generally are not good. I would be concerned that this "liquid glass" does not create a thick enough layer to protect that rear of the phone. I just wish a company will start making glass back covers...
    blaine07 likes this.
    05-13-2017 10:34 AM
  5. evlarberryman's Avatar
    Basically, I want a tempered glass protector for the front and rear panels of the s8 phone. I'm concerned about impact from 3 feet drops. I'm hoping that tempered glass protectors on both sides would save the glass, even if the protector cracks. I'd keep spares on hand. Cheaper than a new phone.
    05-13-2017 10:38 AM
  6. gernerttl's Avatar
    It's about the same thickness as a glass protecter. It is also rated at 9H hardness. The only thing harder is a diamond. The issue with a rear glass protecter would be cut outs for the camera and FPS. How would they affect the structural integrity of the protector?
    05-13-2017 10:44 AM
  7. evlarberryman's Avatar
    It's about the same thickness as a glass protecter. It is also rated at 9H hardness. The only thing harder is a diamond. The issue with a rear glass protecter would be cut outs for the camera and FPS. How would they affect the structural integrity of the protector?
    I'd be willing to find out if someone made them!
    05-13-2017 10:47 AM
  8. uncreativeartist's Avatar
    That is an interesting idea. I want to use my phone without a case but I don't have the money to replace it every few weeks. I am going to search the internet for more options and see what is available.
    05-13-2017 11:34 AM
  9. gernerttl's Avatar
    Here is one by Skinomi. I'm not sure tempered glass would be a good solution for the back.

    Galaxy S8 TechSkin Full Body Skin Protector
    05-13-2017 12:02 PM
  10. ltcjmramos's Avatar
    Not tempered glass.

    I just put a dbrand skin on the back of mine. For now, left the screen unprotected. I've tried two tempered glass protectors on the screen. Neither worked. I have a film protector standing by.
    05-13-2017 12:12 PM
  11. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    Samsung film protector on front.
    Dbrand Black Dragon Skin on the back.
    RhinoShield CrashGuard Bumper.
    05-13-2017 01:04 PM
  12. k3m1c6's Avatar
    I was looking for something like that for my Note 5 but was unable to find one. I went to the Zagg booth in a local mall to get a glass protector for the front and they where able to cut a back protector for the back but it was just a plastic one.

    I don't think enough people would be interested in glass for the back to justify the expense for anyone to develop it.
    05-13-2017 01:07 PM
  13. Anastayja1's Avatar
    I'm wondering if this would work. I use it on my screen.

    http://www.qmadix.com/pc_combined_re...27998A8BBD9B0B
    I'm using this now on the front and back of my phone. The fingerprints are still there but nowhere near as bad as they were when I wasn't using it. It's been a week since I first put it on and I stopped using a case and have just been using a leather sleeve for my phone. No issues so far.
    05-13-2017 01:27 PM
  14. evlarberryman's Avatar
    I was looking for something like that for my Note 5 but was unable to find one. I went to the Zagg booth in a local mall to get a glass protector for the front and they where able to cut a back protector for the back but it was just a plastic one.

    I don't think enough people would be interested in glass for the back to justify the expense for anyone to develop it.
    While you may be right, i'd imagine I am not alone in wishing there was a tempered glass option for the backs of these phones. More manufacturers are creating glass backs so it seems like a market for something like this is growing.
    05-13-2017 03:09 PM
  15. jcp007's Avatar
    What about ghost armor?
    05-13-2017 03:21 PM
  16. PJRed2008's Avatar
    More manufacturers are creating glass backs so it seems like a market for something like this is growing.
    I'd have to disagree. I think the glass phones are creating a great market for armored cases. Putting glass over glass makes no sense to me from a mechanical standpoint, and that's what happens is the phones falls. On the other hand, it would be pretty
    FWIW, my Tough Armor saved my phone from a shirt pocket fall to a tile floor with absolutely no damage. To the phone or case. I much prefer function over form for a $850 phone.
    gernerttl likes this.
    05-13-2017 03:51 PM
  17. sc_al's Avatar
    Here is one by Skinomi. I'm not sure tempered glass would be a good solution for the back.

    Galaxy S8 TechSkin Full Body Skin Protector
    I have put a skinomi cup coverage skin on my girlfriends Sony, she likes it as gives her the grip she wants and it has 'self healed' in a few places that have been hit in her bag. It's a wet application but did it in 10 mins.
    05-13-2017 06:26 PM
  18. canthoine's Avatar
    I have the otter box defender and I got a pro glass screen protector at Wal-Mart for 20.00 so far so good
    05-14-2017 03:50 PM
  19. Whiskey619's Avatar
    I just upgraded from any s7 that cracked falling out of my pocket while I was sitting in a chair. I'm keeping my new phone in a case, but I've always hated cases because of the additional bulk and how they detract from the design of the phone. I'm definitely interested in something more minimalistic.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-14-2017 04:42 PM
  20. Qc_Anubis's Avatar
    I just upgraded from any s7 that cracked falling out of my pocket while I was sitting in a chair. I'm keeping my new phone in a case, but I've always hated cases because of the additional bulk and how they detract from the design of the phone. I'm definitely interested in something more minimalistic.
    I just got a cheap 20$ case running without protector on my screen i quite like the glass feeling + i only hear bad things about glass protector because of the edges. Might consider a dbrand soon though.
    kevinpleasants and Whiskey619 like this.
    05-14-2017 04:58 PM

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