09-29-2013 04:47 PM
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  1. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    If you are using your Note 2 with no screen protector, how is it holding up? Any scratches or damage to your screen over time?

    I was thinking about putting a screen protector on but have no idea which one would be the best for the Note 2.
    What screen protector would be best for the Note 2?
    I would also want one that is easy to remove after it's been on the phone for a while.

    Let me know what you think about screen protector vs no screen protector?
    Thanks for the help.
    04-29-2013 08:20 AM
  2. K_Daddy's Avatar
    I use the ones from Verizon. I don't use the anti glare ones they make the screen look dirty. I'm pretty good at putting them on so it's almost impossible to tell it's there.

    Sent by Accident
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    04-29-2013 08:40 AM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    I use the Verizon one mainly because they install it for you. It is easy to remove.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    04-29-2013 08:49 AM
  4. MrMLK's Avatar
    I have always been a screen protector type, but a friend of mine convinced me to forgo it by showing how much better it looked without it.

    I have been protector-free for about three months and I have no scratches at all. I am not fanatically careful, but I don't put it in the same pocket as my keys.
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    04-29-2013 10:05 AM
  5. JasW's Avatar
    I'd never been a screen protector guy, but that was mostly because I used a pocket pouch for my phone. I bought a pocket pouch for my Note 2, but I never really use it -- the size (and slipperiness) of the Note 2 is such that it's too hard to just whip it out of the case as I'd been used to doing with previous, smaller devices. So I use a TPU bumper case and a screen protector. I can't tell that the screen protector (iSmooth) is there, but as with any screen protector on the Note 2, it doesn't extend all of the way to the edges because the screen is curved at the edges.
    04-29-2013 10:20 AM
  6. TabGuy's Avatar
    I use the Verizon one mainly because they install it for you. It is easy to remove.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    Me too. Those guys are experts at installing them and you can't tell they're on the screen. It's about $11 for three and no charge for installation. If your company is a Verizon user you can use your Verizon discount and get them for 25% less.

    I put the phone in my pocket and sometimes my keys go in there too. My last phone had "Gorilla Glass" and yet it got scratches. Why take a chance for a few bucks with something you won't even know is there?
    04-29-2013 10:34 AM
  7. fillossofer's Avatar
    I got one free with the Trident case I bought from ShopAndroid.com (excellent case BTW) and I assume it is the same one you can get in a three pack. It fits extremely well and is perfectly clear and glossy. I have three ZAGG screen protectors, but those tend to not work well with a case, so I haven't installed them yet. To me, even though ZAGG are supposedly the best, they are not smooth (kinda look like an orange peel) and they magnify the appearance of fingerprints on the screen.

    I prefer to use a screen protector because I know the moment I go naked, I'll get a huge scratch. I hate a scratched screen. I see it every time I look at my phone. I also enjoy removing an old screen protector and seeing a pristine surface underneath. There is something satisfying about that, so don't deny yourself that pleasure.

    Lil tip for installation I learned at CES. Take a piece of packing tape and pat your screen with the sticky side just before you place the protector. It gets all the dust and ensures a flawless install.
    04-29-2013 12:30 PM
  8. infmethod's Avatar
    Never used a screen protector and has held up just great. I have a tiny little spot, not sure what happened, but I don't even notice.
    Sue Donym likes this.
    04-29-2013 01:27 PM
  9. gollum18's Avatar
    I've been using the s3 with no screen protector since last July. No major scratches, just a little knicks here and there. I only notice them when the screen is off.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    04-29-2013 02:42 PM
  10. Josphe72's Avatar
    I have three ZAGG screen protectors, but those tend to not work well with a case, so I haven't installed them yet. To me, even though ZAGG are supposedly the best, they are not smooth (kinda look like an orange peel) and they magnify the appearance of fingerprints on the screen.
    I just put a Zagg (screen model) on my Note II yesterday and there is an orange peel look to it but it covers the the glass very well. In fact I had a hard time installing it because the fit was so precise. Fingerprints aren't prevalent and I can actually clean the screen with my finger.
    04-29-2013 05:15 PM
  11. EatMyTracers's Avatar
    I have had mine since launch day with no screen protector or case, only damage I have is a slight scratch that I can only see with the screen off, in bright sunlight and am looking for it.
    04-29-2013 06:24 PM
  12. chuckh0308's Avatar
    I've never been a real big fan of screen protectors, but I had seen a lot of positive reviews of the iSmooth brand, so I got one about a month ago. I have to say I'm really pleased with it. I followed the advice of installing it in the bathroom after a shower (so dust doesn't fall on the screen) and it went on beautifully. Because of the shape of the glass on the N2, you can see the edge of the protector a bit (the protector is slightly smaller than the glass), but it's not bad at all and with a case on it almost completely disappears. So far it seems to be holding up well..even with fairly frequent use of the S-Pen, and I don't notice any difference in how how the screen reacts to input or anything.
    04-30-2013 05:30 AM
  13. Lodingi's Avatar
    I don't use a screen protector, nor have I ever. I cannot recall ever having a scratched screen.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
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    04-30-2013 08:52 AM
  14. zhelf's Avatar
    i have never used a screen protector on any device i have owned more than tryign the antiglare for about 2 days and hating it never had scratches or damage but i take small preventive measures like never putting it in a pocket with change or keys or any metals that could scratch it but never took any measures other than that.
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    04-30-2013 10:08 AM
  15. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    i have never used a screen protector on any device i have owned more than tryign the antiglare for about 2 days and hating it never had scratches or damage but i take small preventive measures like never putting it in a pocket with change or keys or any metals that could scratch it but never took any measures other than that.
    Same here. I'm very OCD about protecting my devices which makes up for no screen protector or case. I only use a Monaco vertical pouch to protect it in transport. Otherwise, I prefer to use it naked as I just don't like how a screen protector can affect the screen operation or how a case changes the look and feel of the phone itself.
    04-30-2013 11:32 AM
  16. zhelf's Avatar
    i just use the small samsung protective case to give a slightly more solid feel and i hated how the back cover creaks when holding it certain ways.
    05-01-2013 11:39 AM
  17. MrSmith317's Avatar
    I don't use a screen protector and never do. I do however have the flip cover and it keeps the screen clean(Free of fingerprints etc) and I don't have so much as a scratch on my screen. I use my S-Pen quite frequently and in 5 months...everything is still pristine.
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    05-01-2013 06:49 PM
  18. dpham00's Avatar
    I don't use a screen protector and never do. I do however have the flip cover and it keeps the screen clean(Free of fingerprints etc) and I don't have so much as a scratch on my screen. I use my S-Pen quite frequently and in 5 months...everything is still pristine.
    I used the flip cover and within a few days, i had a scratch on my screen because I dropped it.



    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    05-01-2013 08:10 PM
  19. Jude526's Avatar
    I always use a screen protector. I just use the ones from Verizon. Can't even tell its on.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
    05-01-2013 11:26 PM
  20. MrSmith317's Avatar
    I used the flip cover and within a few days, i had a scratch on my screen because I dropped it.



    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    Yeah but a screen protector isn't going to stop that from happening.
    05-02-2013 09:36 AM
  21. mobius99's Avatar
    Xtreme Guard ultra strong works pretty good for me.
    05-02-2013 10:15 AM
  22. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    OP my advice to you is, if you're concerned about scratches at all then don't go without a protector. I have been there, I have considered it as I truly hate having a screen protector on especially with this case I am using (Seidio ACTIVE) but at the end of the day you WILL get scratches no matter how much you baby that thing, short of keeping it in a bubble vacuum. So unless you're okay with minor cuts and scrapes occurring over time then just put a protector on it and be done with it.
    05-02-2013 11:04 AM
  23. signaltwins's Avatar
    I used this screen protector on all three Galaxy Note 2 phones in my family:

    Amazon.com: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Screen Protector -


    It has about 700 5-star ratings on Amazon. There are three protectors in the package.
    If you've never used a dry screen protector before, use the 1st one as practice.

    Apply it in a steamy bathroom to avoid dust. You won't know it's there after you put it on.


    Legal disclaimer: this is not a product endorsement. I'm merely disclosing which screen protector I'm using.
    Even the ones sold at Verizon Wireless corporate stores work great.
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    05-02-2013 12:10 PM
  24. karsdroid's Avatar
    I used to be compulsive about keeping a screen protector on my phones......"and hey i can't even tell its there" was my mantra, until i took it off and was like, holy crap this screen is unbelievable why have i been missing this. from that point forward i stopped using screen protectors and have never looked back, had a scratch, and love my phones. i take reasonable precautions, have a flip case, and enjoy the heck out of my phone. i also don't spend time worrying over my battery, etc. i use the phone to the best of its abilities and enjoy the ride.
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    05-02-2013 01:18 PM
  25. ejb1013's Avatar
    Spigen Ultra Crystal ... feels just like the actual screen. looks just like the actual screen. just as responsive as the actual screen ... all while protecting the actual screen.

    I was never a screen protector user myself until I managed to get 2 gnarly gashes on my TBolt ... the horrible thought of the same thing happening to my GN2 scared me into trying one. I'm very careful with my phones and have no clue how my TBolt got scratched ... with this I dont have to worry about my GN2 meeting the same fate.
    05-02-2013 02:40 PM
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