Power Support Anti-Glare vs. SGP Anti-Fingerprint, and the winner is ????

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Bobioden, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I started with the Power Support Anti-glare, bought at the Apple Store for $14.95, which includes 2 film covers. This was the first film I bought for my new iPhone 3G. My first impressions of it was great. Nice film, went on easy, and the fingerprints were not noticeable. I liked it.

    http://www.powersupportusa.com/products/iphone3G_antiglare.php

    I then had to get my phone replaced, it kept re-setting on me, and I was forced to re-start all the time. I bought a new set of the Power Support, and although it did not go on as easily as the first set, I also noticed other things. After having a naked phone for few days, I really noticed that the anti-glare, although it stopped the fingerprints, was really blurry. Things looked dull, and the colors seemed faded.

    In comes the SGP Anti-Fingerprint film, and I am sold. $11.99 for their set of 2 films, super fast delivery, and the product is top-notch. I am completely amazed at how clear the product is, and how bright everything looks. Fingerprints are non-exist, and it was a breeze to install.

    http://www.sgpstore.com/product_info.php/products_id/177



    My choice. Hands down, the SGP Anti-Fingerprint.
     
  2. larapumkin macrumors regular

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    I can't be so comfortable with anti glare ones....
    I'm using SGP's crystal clear one that came with their shield and im pretty much satisfied
    It's thinner than power support's so more sensitive
    Power support's was great too but I would give SGP a point for cheaper price with the quality
     
  3. mr-macintosh macrumors member

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    used the SGP anti fingerprint and it wins bty far, there is absolutley NO fingerprints whatsoever... awesome
     
  4. yOyOYoo macrumors 6502a

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    does this work with the seidio innocase for 3G?
     
  5. THE JUICEMAN macrumors 68000

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    does the SGP feel about the same as the power support?
     
  6. BLACK MAC macrumors 6502

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    SGP seems to be putting out great products. Might have to purchase one of them. :D
     
  7. PSiBeR macrumors newbie

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    I ordered the SGP crystal version a week ago, should arrive late this week hopefully. I can't stand the Anti-Fingerprint version with the blurred/dulling effect on the screen.

    I watched one of Carlos' video reviews on this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFQs3-fFe1s

    and he seems to be praising this over the Power Support Crystal which I am currently using. So we'll see how well it holds up against the PS.
     
  8. Bobioden thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It actually has a smoother feel to it.
     
  9. THE JUICEMAN macrumors 68000

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    thank you im glad you responded. i guess i will give it a try at some point. sometimes i love the feel of the PS antiglare.....and sometimes i hate it.
     
  10. dauerhippo macrumors regular

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    Just wanted to add my vote for SGP. Their clear and their anti-fingerprint screen protectors blow away PowerSupport, IMO.

    I am a "screen-shield junkie" I have several of each kind in my drawer. I am currently using the BSE, which I like a lot. It's sort of a compromise between anti-glare and clear, in that it is more optically clear than anti-glare, but less fingerprint prone than the plastic clear screen protectors.

    That being said, when I take off the BSE, without a doubt I will go back to the SGP products.
     
  11. pocketdoc macrumors 6502a

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    I also like the SGP anti-fingerprint. I ususally use the crystal clear, so it takes a bit of getting used to. I DON"T miss the fingerprints, however. it also feels like paper. Nice.

    One thing I have noticed is a wearing of the film where my wife plays a word game. You can see where she moves the word tiles around, but only when the phone is off and tilted.

    Just my $0.02.
     
  12. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Ah interesting, that's one of the things that is still making me pull the trigger with SGP Anti Fingerprint film. I've had the PS Anti-glare since July and so far it is doing great, no wear offs and still no scratches.

    So how durable really is this SGP film? anyone had it for more than a month on their iPhone that could comment?
     
  13. larapumkin macrumors regular

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    im using crystal clear one from them, not anti-fingerprint one though.
    slightly over a month, no scratches and doing good so far in my magical handbag that has everything you can imagin inside.
     
  14. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the input. Anyone? Other comments? I'm more on looking for the SGP Anti-fingerprint's durability especially after considerable use like a month or more, because based on experience from one of the users above, the film wears off.. can someone shed light?:confused:
     
  15. gilbert1020 macrumors regular

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    Definately go with the Anti-glare
    its the best film out there in terms of
    keeping fingerprints off, glare, and scratches.
     
  16. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    I ordered and got mine a couple of days ago, and oh boy I'm amazed, the quality of the image is not as bad compared to Anti-glare, they definitely made it a little bit clear. Now I'm rockin' this shield protector, bye bye PS Anti-glare.
     
  17. slapppy macrumors 65816

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    Starting to sound too good to be true. Okay who has pics to post? I tried the antiglare from PS and could not stand the grainy images. Specially when reading books or web sites.
     
  18. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    I couldn't post a really macro shot because I don't have a digicam, but trust me I've always surfed Macrumors forums on my iPhone before on my PS Anti-glare, and the small grainy effect against the white background bothered me. Right now I'm viewing any white background websites and my eyes aren't bothered anymore. I waited since October before getting this, I wish I could've purchased it earlier.
     
  19. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    I'm with you slappy

    the two choices break to this simple choice


    IF you can stand grainy images, the anti glare screen protectors are the best you can buy

    I couldn't which is why I chose the bodyguardz shield

    although if someone could take some pictures I would love to see what the SPG vs nake iphone looks like
     
  20. fishmd macrumors 68000

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    Ok, as I saw this thread pop up once again I decided to chime in also, being that I have had both the PS and SGP anti-glare films now. Currently I have the SGP on my phone and love it. The feel is better as is the image that shows through. Yes, it is still grainy, but not as much as it was with the PS film.

    Now for the bad, SGP sent me the films about a week ago. When I went to put them on, the first film was actually cut crooked. I tried multiple times for like an hour to get it on and make it work, but no luck. No matter what I did, there was just too much glass that was not covered due to the slightly crooked cut. So then I pulled out the second film and put this one on. Now with this one, the cut was straight so I was able to line it up perfectly. The size however is not perfect like it was with the PS. There is actually about 1mm of uncovered glass surrounding the edge. It is almost as if this was a film that was cut for the original iPhone and not the 3G. And yes, it does say iPhone 3G on the packaging. I double checked it.

    So anyways, I email SGP store about this, but have not gotten a reply about it yet. We will see what happens. I will try to update.

    I am wondering though, anyone else out there with the SGP anti-glare film on notice this? Does your film cover the glass in its entirety, or not quite?
     
  21. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    I think I might have to give these a shot, pretty interesting. I loved the PS anti-glare on my 1st gen and felt smooth. These are smoother? WOW!

    I actually wouldn't mind if there is 1mm around the device. Wouldn't have problems with slider cases that have lay on the table. I think personally I would benefit from that.
     
  22. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    fishmd,

    I wouldn't say 1mm on mine, but probably around one half of a millimeter, it's pretty small and unnoticeable but yes you're correct it doesn't cover the left and right side completely, the top and bottom are nicely fit though.
     
  23. mciarlo macrumors 6502

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    What I like about Power Support is that they don't actually use adhesive (or so I've read). Do these SGP protectors leave any residue after a year? Do they cover the front and back of the iPhone 4?
     
  24. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

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    Way to revive a 1.5 year old thread! Who does that?!
     
  25. mciarlo macrumors 6502

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    Instead of starting a new one, and it matches my exact question.

    I usually go with Power Support, but I'm not sure I want to wait until the end of July. Anyone have any thoughts?
     

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