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Samtb

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Do iPhones Screen protectors affect screen quality?
 

Ulenspiegel

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Mine's neither.
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Qbnkelt

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I voted incorrectly so had to change my vote.

No, it doesn't affect the quality, it keeps it from scratches and some falls, so rather it maintains it. I won't do without it.
 

Samtb

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I voted incorrectly so had to change my vote.

No, it doesn't affect the quality, it keeps it from scratches and some falls, so rather it maintains it. I won't do without it.
So is it so good you can't even tell its there?
 

that be me

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Depends on the type.

Anti-glare ones generally do affect the quality, as do lower quality plastics.
Glass protectors usually don't.
If you're really concerned about quality, it's best to not go with a protector at all.
 

HEK

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This must be screen protector week. Last couple weeks was chip week.

What does quality mean? Clarity, light transmitance, scratch resistance, breakage resistance, feel, finger print adhesion, overall look, lick test? I vote, yes yes no maybe no yes.

Will give head start to next week's question. Vote for which is better, upright or landscape mode of viewing? The outcome of this vote will determine which way I hold my phone, so vote carefully. My viewing depends on your vote. :confused::):D
 

sunking101

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Cheap ones do, as do the anti-glare ones. If you get a 'crystal clear' one, or a glass one, then it won't affect visual quality at all.
 

HEK

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Cheap ones do, as do the anti-glare ones. If you get a 'crystal clear' one, or a glass one, then it won't affect visual quality at all.
I sincerely hope your concise and correct input on this was confirming what everyone hopefully already knows. If this is news to anyone, I am going off to corner and have a short cry. :(

I tried those matte finish plastic ones from 3m I believe it was. Just couldn't accept the muted screen colors and clarity. Got Zagg glass, just like nothing there. I can accept the edges, as I don't look at them when using phone. Zagg did save me once when phone dropped out of shirt pocket and landed on edge of a metal car part inside a box I was over. Of course it landed dead nuts on center of screen. Cracked it good with crater. Was sure phone screen was cracked. Was I surprised when I removed the Zagg and phone was pristine. Won't always prevent damage, but this time only cost me $6 bucks in postage to replace Zagg.
 
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Qbnkelt

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So is it so good you can't even tell its there?

You can't tell is there by feel or by looking at it dead on. You can tell its there if youooknat the edges. But as far as clarity when reading or feel as you're interacting with the screen, you can't tell at all.

I use Zagg glass.
 

Eileen89

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I got this on on Amazon for $14.95, and it's the best glass screen protector that I've had on any of my iPhones so far. It comes right to the edge on all 4 sides and I don't even know it's there. This proctor does not pull up when you put a case on your iPhone. It feels just like the iPhones glass. It does not show any fingerprints either, which is rare for a screen protector. I already dropped my 6S Plus from pocket level the other day when I was pulling it out. It landed hard face down. As I slowly turned it over I couldn't find a mark on it. I'll get this one again next year too. This comes in White, Black and Clear if anyone wanted to know.

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sunking101

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I got this on on Amazon for $14.95, and it's the best glass screen protector that I've had on any of my iPhones so far. It comes right to the edge on all 4 sides and I don't even know it's there. This proctor does not pull up when you put a case on your iPhone. It feels just like the iPhones glass. It does not show any fingerprints either, which is rare for a screen protector. I already dropped my 6S Plus from pocket level the other day when I was pulling it out. It landed hard face down. As I slowly turned it over I couldn't find a mark on it. I'll get this one again next year too. This comes in White, Black and Clear if anyone wanted to know.

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Does it have curved edges then?
 

Eileen89

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Does it have curved edges then?
It is shaped just like the iPhones screen itself. So yes, I would say it is curved at the top and bottom edges. There are three holes to line up at the top and a hole cut out for the home button. Where most glass protectors stop at the end of the screen, this one goes all the way to the edge.
 

sunking101

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I'm not sure what you mean. It is shaped just like the iPhones screen itself. There are three holes to line up at the top and a hole cut out for the home button. Where most glass protectors stop at the end of the screen, this one goes all the way to the edge.
That's my point though, if it goes all the way to the edge then to be any good it must surely have curved edges? Most 6+/6S+ screen protectors only cover the screen and don't go right to the edges of the phone due to the way the phone slopes off towards the edges. Any flat screen protector would collect dust underneath the edges & be prone to being 'caught' and pulled off.
 

Eileen89

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That's my point though, if it goes all the way to the edge then to be any good it must surely have curved edges? Most 6+/6S+ screen protectors only cover the screen and don't go right to the edges of the phone due to the way the phone slopes off towards the edges. Any flat screen protector would collect dust underneath the edges & be prone to being 'caught' and pulled off.
I corrected that. This definitely goes to the edge and is curved. It does not collect dust like the other protector that I used on my 6 Plus. This one won't pull up either. It's on there good.
 
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sunking101

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I corrected that. This definitely goes to the edge and is curved. It does not collect dust like the other protector that I used on my 6 Plus. This one won't pull up either. It's on there good.

Is it quite thick? Could you upload a photo by any chance?
 

Eileen89

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Is it quite thick? Could you upload a photo by any chance?
It's slightly think, but not too bad like some. I'm at work. When I get home from my 12 hour shift, I'll take a picture with my 6 Plus, if you want?
 

bhayes444

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Besides my glass screen protector not covering the entire display, the only bad thing I'd have to say is that the actual glass surface reflects more light than the naked iPhone display. Not a real issue, but I definitely noticed it after applying.
 

takeshi74

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Do iPhones Screen protectors affect screen quality?
Depends on the specific screen protector. They are not all exactly the same. Some do. Some do not.

It's not as binary as your poll assumes. Take a look at the various threads discussing the different options out there.
 

Eileen89

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Yes please. Don't work too hard.;)
Here are the two best ones. I could have gotten it a little closer to the left side, but my case covers that anyway. As you can see, though, it does come to the edge and it is curved. This is a nice edge to edge glass screen protector for $14.95. :)

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sunking101

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Here are the two best ones. I could have gotten it a little closer to the left side, but my case covers that anyway. As you can see, though, it does come to the edge and it is curved. This is a nice edge to edge glass screen protector for $14.95. :)

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Cool, thanks. Is it self-adhesive like the film protectors, or is there an application fluid like with some of the glass ones? Also, is the white colour a spot-on match for the Apple white? Oh and finally, does the protector protrude above the TouchID ring at all?
 

Eileen89

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Cool, thanks. Is it self-adhesive like the film protectors, or is there an application fluid like with some of the glass ones? Also, is the white colour a spot-on match for the Apple white? Oh and finally, does the protector protrude above the TouchID ring at all?
It is a self stick. You remove the film from part one, place it down (line up the top holes first is the easiest way to do it), then remove the top film, and it automatically starts to stick to the screen. There were no bubbles with this at all, and it only took a few seconds.
Yes, the White is a spot on match and because of it coming to the edge you can't tell that it's there.
The hole goes around and right up to the TouchID ring without interfering with it. I found it easier to line this up last.

Here's a link to it on Amazon. If you have Prime like I do, it's free 2 day shipping. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0_121528360_pd_te_s_gc_im/185-3543600-0517247
 
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XTheLancerX

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It is a self stick. You remove the film from part one, place it down (line up the top holes first is the easiest way to do it), then remove the top film, and it automatically starts to stick to the screen. There were no bubbles with this at all, and it only took a few seconds.
Yes, the White is a spot on match and because of it coming to the edge you can't tell that it's there.
The hole goes around and right up to the TouchID ring without interfering with it. I found it easier to line this up last.

Here's a link to it on Amazon. If you have Prime like I do, it's free 2 day shipping. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0_121528360_pd_te_s_gc_im/185-3543600-0517247
Does this work well with cases? Like do the wrap around edges mess with where the case meets the glass?

I was thinking of getting the spigen thin fit for my iPhone 6, and I also have a spigen tough armor case for iPhone 6. Any knowledge to whether these will cause problems or not?
 

Eileen89

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Does this work well with cases? Like do the wrap around edges mess with where the case meets the glass?

I was thinking of getting the spigen thin fit for my iPhone 6, and I also have a spigen tough armor case for iPhone 6. Any knowledge to whether these will cause problems or not?
I answered these questions for you in your other post. :)
 
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