Mime Feather Glass Screen Protector vs iLoome Screenmate Flex Glass Screen Protector

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  1. RafixPhoenix macrumors regular

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    I've purchased the iLoome Tempered glass screen protector (9H) and am currently using it on my 5s. Eventually I'll have to replace it but when I do I want to get a much thinner one this time. I've done a bunch of research on all the other options out there (Spigen slim, nano slim, etc) and these two are by far the thinnest ones out there. The Mime Feather glass is 0.15 mm thick and still retains the same 9H hardness as tempered glasses. The thing that concerns me however is if there'll be chipping issues as I've read about on these forums before. The iLoome flex glass has an 8H rating and is very thin (0.12 mm) since its supposedly bending flexible glass. Which is why I'm still skeptical as if it's really 100% real glass and not just some plastic with a glass like feel coating to it. To anybody who's use one or both of these products perhaps you can answer my questions to the best to your abilities:

    1) The tempered glass can absorb the impact if you were to drop your phone and the screen protector will shatter in its place. Can the Mime feather glass still do the same even with a 0.15 mm build?

    2) How much harder is 9H from 8H? Like if I get the flex one and I accidently drop the phone face down on it's face, will it crack and save my normal screen from cracking just like the 9H premium tempered glass will?

    3) Are both these screen protectors more prone to scratches? I've read on other sites that the Mime is a bit more prone to scratches and chipping and that the flex glass is far more prone to scratches. Is this true?

    4) How is the cut out for the home button? I can feel the gaping hole with the 9H tempered glass, how deep is it with the Mime feather glass and the Flex glass?

    5) Like I said, I am still skeptical if the Flex glass is real glass and can absorb the impact like a 9H tempered glass would. I've looked for drop tests on YT but found nothing.

    6) If there are other better screen protectors just like these, which do you recommend and why?

    Thanks.
     
  2. 6thDAY macrumors 6502a

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    I just got the Mime feather come in the mail today and trying it out.

    I currently have the spigen glas.tr nano slim, and the oleophobic coating is just horrible, which is why I decided to test the feather out.

    I was contemplating between the feather and flex, but when with feather because I read of how easy the flex scratches.

    Is this the case with yours?

    How has it hold up in every day use?
     
  3. RafixPhoenix thread starter macrumors regular

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    I actually don't have the flex or the Mime. I have the normal 9H tempered glass screen protector from iLoome and so far it's been very good resisting against scratches. How thin is the Mime on yours? How deep is the cut out for the home button?
     
  4. robotphood macrumors 6502a

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    I've owned many glass protectors (pure, glas.t, mime ghost, spg nano) and the mime feather is my favorite so far. Although there doesn't seem to be a big difference among them other than thickness and oleophobic coating. The mime coating would sit somewhere between the bare glass coating and the bodyguardz pure (which I feel is the best). It is thin enough where I don't think I would opt for a the iloome flex at this point for 0.03mm at the sacrifice of durability (scratching). I'm guessing the iloome will probably hold up better against impacts (the protector itself not the screen) but that's an assumption based purely on the fact that it's flexible.

    As for the thickness, the one you're using is the same thickness as the Pure which I had on my iphone 5. The mime feather on my 5s (which already has a slightly recessed button) feels much less recessed than that one did. On a 5 it would probably feel nearly the same as a regular plastic protector.
     
  5. RafixPhoenix thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wait, so the Flex glass is better at handling drops then the tempered glass because it's flexible?
     
  6. Ta0jin macrumors 6502

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    I don't think that the flexibility really plays a part in protecting your screen. I would imagine a thicker glass protector would protect the screen better. I have the flex and it protects great. I haven't had issues with scratching at all. The cutouts are so precise that people can't even tell that I have a glass protector on my phone.
     
  7. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    I found the flex to be a POS IMHO. I didn't like the texture of the protector when I put it on my 5s and I thought it wasn't durable at all. I then put on a Mime feather glass and as it's not rounded I had a chip within 2 days and another the 3rd day. I called and they replaced if free but I asked if they could send me a ghost glass instead. IMHO ghost glass is the best glass protector I've ever used.

    I don't understand why people want a thinner and thinner protector. The typical glass protector isnt "big" by any stretch, and I've found the "thicker" ones are better products. I've used Pure, glass T, mime feather and ghost, iLoome flex and like I said, the ghost is the best of the lot. I just placed an iLoome screenmate on my wife's phone and it's also very nice but I have to see about durability. IF their flex is their durability standard then I don't think it will hold up. We shall see.
     
  8. robotphood macrumors 6502a

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    Just speculation in my part. But I didn't say at handling drops or protecting the phone, just impacts on the protector itself. IE; chipped edges. A thicker tempered protector is probably better for that, although I wouldn't bank on it. A thin case will probably do better at absorbing the impact.

    The thickness only bothers me personally bc of how deep the home button becomes. On the 5 I didn't mind because I put a mime aluminum button there. But it's not possible with the 5s (without losing touch id) so the thinner the better.
     
  9. RafixPhoenix thread starter macrumors regular

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    What do you mean by "rounded"?
     
  10. robotphood macrumors 6502a

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    Rounded edges instead of squared. More resistant to chipping.
     
  11. RafixPhoenix thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think I need a visual graphic to get what you're saying.
     
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  14. robotphood macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, mime feather, bodyguardz pure, spigen nano are a few non rounded protectors. Not sure on the flex either. I'm guessing being that thin and flexible it wouldn't need rounded edges. I find it hard to feel the edges on my mime feather other than around the home button.
     
  15. Partridge macrumors 6502

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    Another data point.

    Just replaced my phone under warranty and had to get a new screen protector for my 5S.

    I had the Spigen Nano T.r previously and loved it, but decided to go with the Mime feather+ for cost reasons and because it is thinner.

    I can feel how much thinner it is. The + version has the rounded edges like the nano slim t.r, but it is even thinner. Application was easy, and I was even able to peel it up a couple times to reposition without problems. I appreciated all the extras in the package (dust removal film and extra screen protector for use during warranty replacement).
     
  16. robotphood macrumors 6502a

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    Nice. Wish I knew the feather+ was coming out before buying my feather.
     
  17. 6thDAY macrumors 6502a

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    how is the oleophobic coating on it?

    I currently have the spigen glas.tr nano slim and the coating sucks!
     
  18. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently, the Feather+ was only just released.

    It showed up on their site's selection menu, but it didn't lead to a page last week. It works now.
     
  19. RafixPhoenix thread starter macrumors regular

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    You think you can post a couple of pics of how your phone looks with the Feather+?
     
  20. Partridge macrumors 6502

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    Nothing to really post. It's just a really really thin glass screen protector. It feels thinner than some plastic ones I've used in the past (esp the polarized privacy ones)
     
  21. RafixPhoenix thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you've used the iLoome flex glass before, is there a noticeable difference between the cutout hole? If you haven't same question is there still a noticeable difference with the cutout hole? How recessed does it feel?
     
  22. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    I've had a lot of problems with my Mime Feather chipping, do you think they would offer the + as a replacement for the usually half off?
     
  23. robotphood macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it's 40% off. No questions asked for replacements. I botched an install on one and they just gave me one for free.
     
  24. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    But will they replace my regular Feather with the Feather + is the question?
     

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