powersupport anti-glare vs crystal screen protector

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by McWaffles, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. McWaffles macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2010
    anyone using either one of this? any comments about it?
    which do you prefer, anti-glare or crystal clear?
  2. Weirik macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2011
    Its one of the best screen protectors out there. I like this one and the Phone Devil. I prefer the matte antiglare because it's more resistant to fingerprints and I really like the texture. It's really smooth and your finger runs nice across it without sticking compared to the glossy.
  3. aricher macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2004
    I'm a long-term PS crystal clear user but switched to an PS anti-glare as that's all they had in my local apple store. I really hate it. It degrades the image quality, visible speckling. It feels exactly like running your finger across a piece of scotch tape, nasty. It also makes your phone not as responsive as the clear, scrolling is not as fast. I do like being able to see the phone better under all lighting conditions but the detractors above were enough for me to order a couple clear sets from the PS website.
  4. utl768 macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2009
    id go neither

    power support quality has taken a huge hit

    installed it today and a million bubbles even though the screen is spotless

    real dissapointed
  5. McWaffles thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2010
    so what do you suggest then? :)
  6. tonyy macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2011
    Hmm, I just bought PS anti-glare last night but haven't installed them yet. Any suggestions then?

    I've only heard of good things about PS on here.
  7. utl768 macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2009
    i had an sgp film lying around so i used that

    good quality makes it seem like nothing is on the screen

    finger print magnet though
  8. Poochi macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    The best quality "protector" is the gorilla glass installed on everyone's iPhones.

    In other words... go naked and you'll come to realization that all this time we have wasted so much money babying the phone and it does not increase resale value as in most cases the screen seldom get scratched as long as you exercise common sense.

    Majority of buyers who are in second hand phone market don't care much about hairline scratches. They just want a functional phone at lowest possible price... That's why they buy it second hand.

    If you are the kind of person who uses the phone for more than one year, you will "get over" the phone after a month or two, and more often than not the true moment that one actually "enjoys" the phone is after the phone gets a little scratch and the owner don't care anymore.

    We should stop being slaves of iPhones :) (now... let's see what Siri will talk to me about...)
  9. shadedred macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2009
    I have to disagree... I've been using PS since the 3G and love it... In fact I just installed PS on my 4S today, and it turned out beautifully. Maybe a bad batch? As for the Anti-Glare vs. the Crystal, it definitely comes down to preference, the Anti-Glare is much easier on the fingers but does detract from the clarity of the screen, I do a lot of outdoor walking so I stick with the Anti-Glare. The Crystal shows the full clarity of the screen, however, fingerprints are really apparent as well as scratches over time.
  10. jdaniel macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Ive always used PS anti glare since the days of 3G. No bubbles no issues.. people like to blame it on the film... blame the installer... if you prep everything properly and install it right after you take off the factory protector thats best... do it after u use it.. it could be have micro pits n whatever else and needs to be really cleaned well before install.
  11. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Not sure why this keeps coming up. Iphones DO NOT USE gorilla glass.


    Best antifingerprint protector is the SGP Ultrafine. And yes, I have tried all of the others.
  12. Weirik macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2011
    Operator error.
  13. Chrisbkreme macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2011
    I ordered a power support for my 4s a couple days ago. Will report back when I have received and installed it.
  14. ansabakhan macrumors 65816


    Mar 3, 2010
    i have used dozons of screen protectors ... and i can assure your powersupport anti-glare is the best of the best!
  15. aawil macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2008
    I have the anti-glare, it's great for fingerprints but it does hurt the screen quality. Quite a bit in my opinion. My main reason for using it is my I4's coating has been worn off and it's constantly a smeary mess now. Hoping to prolong my 4S by using the screen protector this round.
  16. Nhwhazup, Oct 19, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2011

    Nhwhazup macrumors 68020


    Sep 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    I've used both the crystal clear and the anti-glare both previously on my 3GS and my iPad. They are both top notch but I totally prefer the crystal clear. I actually prefer the feel of the scratchy anti-glare but I could not take the reduction in clarity on my previous devices and certainly don't want to diminish the crispness on the retina display screen.

    I actually received the 3 pack from Power Support today and put both the front and back on with no issues, no dust, no bubbles. Perfect install as usual with Power Support.

    Here's a tip to putting on these with no dust or bubbles. First of all run a steamy shower in your bathroom - which will settle the dust down and not have it hanging out in the air ready to attach to your screen. This really, really helps. Then use the white strip to pull any chance of lint off the screen. When doing an
    install, I also have scotch tape handy in case there is a speck of anything under the protector. Use one piece of scotch tape to lift the protector and the other to dab at the speck or lint. Helps if you have any problems to lift up, correct and lay down again. I believe there is a video on you tube that shows exactly what I've just explained. Follow this, go slow and be patient with yourself and you'll have a perfect install. I'm very anal when it comes to my screen protectors so I have to get them right.

    I also can attest that as careful as you can be, these screens unprotected will scratch. I had my iPad in a protective case all the time initially and only wiped it with iKlear and a clean microfiber cloth. There was no way I had done anything to bump it, or had grit or anything else on it. But after only 3 weeks I could see very light surface scratching when I had a black screen in the light. I could imagine what it would look like after long use. So I put on the Power Support Crystal clear and it is super - I think it actually shows less fingerprints than the naked screen if that is at all possible. My iPad was purchased on day one of the original version and it still looks like new. The screen protector has actually held up better than the screen itself initially did.
  17. b24pgg macrumors 65816

    Jan 28, 2009
    The iPhone 4S does NOT use Corning Gorilla Glass and it will scratch if you're not careful.
  18. The Toddler macrumors member

    The Toddler

    Oct 17, 2011
    Are there cutouts for the front proximity sensor for either the crystal or anti-glare front screen? People in other threads are saying there are, but the pictures on the Powersupport website do not show this -- just a cutout for the speaker and camera.
  19. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
  20. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020


    Sep 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    There are only cutouts for the camera and speaker - nothing for the black ellipse over the speaker. Is that the proximity sensor? What does it do? Does it need a cut out?
  21. Degree macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2011
    I like the antiglare a lot better, I had it on my iPhone 3GS.
    The antiglare feels really nice and smooth, look at itsmemorpheis (idk how to spell his name) on youtube with him installing it on and you will know what I mean by "smooth and nice". It is also better then the crystal clear due to the fact it shows less fingerprints.

    But I guess its a matter of opinion. Do you like the glass feel just like the iphone's? Get the Crystal Clear, otherwise get the antiglare
  22. Bossboss macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2011
    just installed power support crystal on front and back and by far this is the BEST screen protector ever...

    0 bubbles,
    completely clear front and back,
    and don't even notice it is on.

    its phenomenal! got the antiglare one too in case i want to use it.

    highly recommended

    boss out.
  23. wellok macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    I installed PS Crystal front and back today and am pleased with it. I got the set that also came with a matte film for the front, and just holding them in front of my hand there was an obvious decrease in clarity through that one when there wasn't with the crystal.


    Some protectors have issues with this... I think the SGP Oleophobic is one that inhibits the proximity sensor but I could be remembering wrong. I haven't had that issue with either the PS or SGP crystal films and neither has a cut out for it.
  24. takeshi74, Oct 19, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2011

    takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    I'd suggest the SGP oleophobic or PS crystal.

    "Best" is always highly subjective and it's no different with the screen protector versus naked debate. Realize that your preference is your preference. Not universal preference.

    As stated above, the iPhone doesn't use Gorilla Glass but even Gorilla Glass isn't unscratchable.

    For some, "seldom" isn't good enough. For those that fall into "seldom" that's no reassurance. Once your screen is scratched your screen is scratched. Accidents happen. You can say "be careful" or "use common sense" (which is irrelevant) all you want but who intentionally scratches or cracks their screen?

    No, I'm not. Again, speak for yourself. You need to use "I" where you're using "you".

    If you really believe that then warranty it. Odds are your environment is dustier than you think. Try the shower tip.

    You are. Prox sensor works just fine with the SGP oleophobic on my iPhone.
  25. Kilo-9 macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I'm running the PS Crystal and love it. The PS crystal on my previous 3Gs lasted over two years.

    I purchased a two-pack from Power Support last week and they both have a cut-out for the proximity sensor...

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