power support anti glare vs crystal

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  1. THE JUICEMAN macrumors 68000

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  2. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    crystal feels like the glass on the iphone, is perfectly clear and you cant really tell its on. also leaves fingerprints like the glass

    anti glare has more of a matte feel. makes the screen a bit dimmer since it reduces glare, and fingerprints dont really show up as much.
     
  3. THE JUICEMAN thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ok thanks. I want to get rid of the finger prints so I guess I'll get the anti glare. Is the "feel" of the film very noticable?
     
  4. luckygyrl83 macrumors 6502

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    I love the anti-glare since fingerprints irritate the heck out of me. I dont see them with that. And my brightness is set to about 30%, and I can still see pretty well.
     
  5. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    with the anti glare you can tell its there. but it feels good. its really smooth
     
  6. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

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    I personally like the feel better with the anti-glare. Finger glides much more easily than on the bare glass.
     
  7. Hybrids macrumors newbie

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    I used both and I like anti glare, no finger print.
     
  8. THE JUICEMAN thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ok thanks everybody for the input I'm def getting the anti glare
     
  9. dranakin macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I've long considered the Power Support Anti-Glare, but I'm not sure if I can sacrifice screen quality. Does it dull out colors? Reduce brightness? Make it grainy? How much is the compromise?
     
  10. THE JUICEMAN thread starter macrumors 68000

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    trust me get the anti glare....i have it now and its amazing. no finger prints....no finger prints....but it does not wash out the screen that much. i cannot even notice the difference. you wont be dissapointed buy it.
     
  11. docprego macrumors 65816

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    I completely disagree with this. I found that the anti-glare made the screen look awful. Some people claim it makes a minimal difference, for me it was a huge difference. White backgrounds especially end up looking for lack of a better term, fuzzy. Overall clarity is reduced and brightness takes a hit. The fingerprint reduction is remarkable but still not enough of a trade off for me.
     
  12. slapppy macrumors 65816

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    I agree its terrible. The grainy image makes it harder to read web pages. Images looks grainy. Movies you watch will look grainy. Not worth it just to have less fingerprints. I tried it and after a week or so, drove me nuts and replaced it with crystal clear.
     
  13. luckygyrl83 macrumors 6502

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    I think it depends on what you hate more, grain or smudges? There may be another screen protector that has none. I hate the smudges, and the quality of the pix are still great. Not as great as having no cover, but I can deal. Boooooo fingerprints!!
     
  14. STC macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. I had the anti-glare for a day, I couldnt stand it and returned it for the crystal clear.
     
  15. GeneticFreak84 macrumors regular

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    How do you remove the Power Support Crystal film? I had the Apple employee install mine, but I'll be removing it to install the SGP Anti-Fingerprint shield... :eek:
     
  16. Italchef macrumors 6502

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    You can just pull it off with a piece of scotch tape. When you lift the tape off, the film will lift off with it.
    Mick

    By the way, I just installed the anti-glare and now having used both it's really nice not having to wipe the phone off several times a day. Yes, you lose a bit on the clarity, but it's not really enough to make me put the crystal back on. So far I'm ok with the anti-glare. I'd try it out if you haven't already.
     
  17. GeneticFreak84 macrumors regular

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    Thanks Italchef! Worked like a charm! I installed the SGP Anti-Fingerprint shield and I agree with you completely! The texture is a little different and clarity is slightly affected, but not having those dreaded fingerprints all over the screen is well worth it!

    Is the SGP Anti-Fingerprint film the same as the Power Support Anti-Glare? :confused:
     
  18. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    I have the crystal clear. Less fingerprints than glass, thats for sure, but still fingerprints. I can't stand the fuzziness of the matte though; I use mine a lot for web browsing somewhat close to my face, and the anti-glare bugs the crap out of me.
     
  19. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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  20. negapascris macrumors newbie

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    Anti glare is better~ I think
     
  21. robertatwb macrumors member

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    Yep - agreed
     
  22. richxps macrumors 65816

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    I had the anti glare and got use to it but i just put on a full BodyGuardz kit and wow the screen does look awsome when its not dulled out with the frosty anit glare. So far the Bodyguardz is working well, and not many finger prints as you would think.
     
  23. Smacky macrumors 6502

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    I went from BG front to PS crystal
    PS is way clearer than the BG, and much smoother to touch
     
  24. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    I would agree with you that it is a bit smoother, but when applied correctly Bodyguardz is 100 % optically clear ( you really cannot get better than that)

    the problem with the PS crystal is that the protector itself can get scratched a lot easier than the BG shield
     
  25. mangoman macrumors 6502a

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    Just pre-ordered 2 sheets of HD Anti-Glare from PS. Shipping on July 26th, I think?
     

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