1. Russel Shouse's Avatar
    I was curious if anyone has been using the flip3 with out a screen protector, mine has been cracking in the fold and is steadily getting worse.. ive called the ubreakifix locations in tulsa and they cant give me any price quotes or connect me with a technician.

    Was just wondering if anyone had taken the original protector off and used it that way, and if so have there been any adverse effects.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    06-27-2022 12:50 AM
  2. Morty2264's Avatar
    Oh, no! How awful! From what I can recall of similar posts, I know some users kept the factory-installed screen protector on their devices. Hopefully more users chime in with feedback for you!

    Please keep us posted on what happens!
    06-27-2022 06:04 AM
  3. Russel Shouse's Avatar
    I have an appointment tomorrow at the ubreakifix in Tulsa to get the protector changed.. it's no charge. hopefully it go better than last time i was there for a screen replacement on my note 9 i had.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    06-27-2022 05:32 PM
  4. J Dubbs's Avatar
    I was curious if anyone has been using the flip3 with out a screen protector, mine has been cracking in the fold and is steadily getting worse.. ive called the ubreakifix locations in tulsa and they cant give me any price quotes or connect me with a technician.

    Was just wondering if anyone had taken the original protector off and used it that way, and if so have there been any adverse effects.
    The screen itself is just a super thin layer of glass on a flexible backing... the glass is almost non-existent. I wouldn't feel comfortable using it without a protector. I watched Zach's YouTube channel JerryRigEverything where he took the Flip 3 apart, and without the protector almost anything was able to damage the screen It is literally paper thin.
    06-28-2022 04:48 AM
  5. sulla1965's Avatar
    Original is still one. Honestly if one keeps the flip folded, the chances of damaging the screen protector is very minimal. Unlike candybar slabs, the screen on the folded flip isn't vulnerable to falls or dirt from pockets etc due to it being folded when not in use.
    07-02-2022 02:52 PM
  6. tadpoles's Avatar
    Original is still one. Honestly if one keeps the flip folded, the chances of damaging the screen protector is very minimal. Unlike candybar slabs, the screen on the folded flip isn't vulnerable to falls or dirt from pockets etc due to it being folded when not in use.
    I get the impression from the posts I've read that the cracking in the screen protector is coming from the stress of repeated folding and unfolding. I wonder if local humidity has anything to do with the cracks (is the screen protector more likely to crack in very dry environments?).
    J Dubbs likes this.
    07-03-2022 05:53 PM
  7. Roosterman's Avatar
    I have an appointment tomorrow at the ubreakifix in Tulsa to get the protector changed.. it's no charge. hopefully it go better than last time i was there for a screen replacement on my note 9 i had.
    I haven't messed wth mine. Seemed best to leave OEM stuff alone. What happened at ubreakifix?
    07-05-2022 04:07 PM
  8. J Dubbs's Avatar
    I get the impression from the posts I've read that the cracking in the screen protector is coming from the stress of repeated folding and unfolding. I wonder if local humidity has anything to do with the cracks (is the screen protector more likely to crack in very dry environments?).
    I was wondering what would happen if you used it in wintery conditions... most things get stiffer and more brittle the colder they get. I watched a video of someone who said their Flip cracked the first time they opened it, straight out of the box. They had still shots of the phone after the crack... they said they heard a "cracking" noise when they opened it, and wondered if the cold room temperature was the cause. But they also said they "flipped" it open ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Like you said in another thread though, the fact we even have to worry about things like that puts a damper on people's willingness to take a chance on folding phones. That and Samsungs unwillingness to stand behind the warranty on the phones
    tadpoles likes this.
    07-06-2022 05:13 AM
  9. J Dubbs's Avatar
    I haven't messed wth mine. Seemed best to leave OEM stuff alone. What happened at ubreakifix?
    He had an inept tech work on his phone if I remember right, and they screwed up the screen replacement and damaged the phone, and refused to fix it until he got the higher ups involved. It was the typical battle to get them to do the right thing
    Laura Knotek and Roosterman like this.
    07-06-2022 05:19 AM
  10. AndroidFanboy8's Avatar
    I get the impression from the posts I've read that the cracking in the screen protector is coming from the stress of repeated folding and unfolding. I wonder if local humidity has anything to do with the cracks (is the screen protector more likely to crack in very dry environments?).
    My OG screen protector is still intact but is developing a crack after almost about 8months now.Got it at launch. Does Samsung warranty cover this or will it be out of pocket? I'm with Rogers Wireless in Canada!
    07-07-2022 04:51 PM
  11. J Dubbs's Avatar
    My OG screen protector is still intact but is developing a crack after almost about 8months now.Got it at launch. Does Samsung warranty cover this or will it be out of pocket? I'm with Rogers Wireless in Canada!
    Yep... the 8 month mark, that seems to be the average for the screen issues to start. It seems like it's hit or miss with Samsung on replacing the screen protector, but mostly miss if you need the screen replaced under warranty All you can do is ask. From what I've read it seems like the protector is pretty cheap to have replaced, but I would look really close to be sure it's not the screen cracking under the protector. Folks have had the repair shop tell them once they got the protector off that it needed a new screen.

    I would contact Samsung just in case.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    07-07-2022 10:28 PM
  12. AndroidFanboy8's Avatar
    I was curious if anyone has been using the flip3 with out a screen protector, mine has been cracking in the fold and is steadily getting worse.. ive called the ubreakifix locations in tulsa and they cant give me any price quotes or connect me with a technician.

    Was just wondering if anyone had taken the original protector off and used it that way, and if so have there been any adverse effects.
    I think if you do that......doesn't that voids the warranty!? I'm curious as well?
    07-08-2022 12:05 PM
  13. AndroidFanboy8's Avatar
    I get the impression from the posts I've read that the cracking in the screen protector is coming from the stress of repeated folding and unfolding. I wonder if local humidity has anything to do with the cracks (is the screen protector more likely to crack in very dry environments?).
    After about 8months daily use my own screen protector is showing a crack line. Got the ZF3 at launch,
    07-08-2022 12:06 PM

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