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Screen protectors for Galaxy S7

Gisabun
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Hi.

 

Anyone knows a good screen protector for the Galaxy S7 [not Edge]? So far the ones I jave seen have the same problem: They do not cover the full screen because at the edge of the screen the screen slightly curves.

I tried an iShieldZ model and I've read about some of the others.

Thanks

 

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Re: Screen protectors for Galaxy S7

Meowmix
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Hello @Gisabun

Have you tried going to Best Buy to see what they got? I know a few customers of mine got screen protectors on theirs and no issues so far.

Have you also tried checking online?

Re: Screen protectors for Galaxy S7

Gisabun
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Checked online. That's where I've seen complaints.

Actually heading to Best Buy hopefully tomorrow.

 

 

Re: Screen protectors for Galaxy S7

Meowmix
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Hello @Gisabun


Honestly you won't get the perfect screen protector for these devices or even any devices which have slightly curved glass. It will always have issues. Same happened with the S6 ans Note 5. They all Have issues

Re: Screen protectors for Galaxy S7

Gisabun
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So I went by Best Buy. All they had was a screen protector for $40.

I asked about how close it will be to the edge of the screen and she said there will be a gap - I guess like the previous one i tried and sent back.

I ordered the Otterbox one from amazon. Had a similar one for my S4. If it doesn't go to the near edge of the screen then I know it is typical for the S7. At least I saved $12. 🙂

Re: Screen protectors for Galaxy S7

Meowmix
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Hello @Gisabun

Did you ask them about clearplex? They do it with a machine. That should have not costed that much.

Either way that not bad!

Re: Screen protectors for Galaxy S7

Gisabun
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Never heard of Clearplex.

I asked if there was anything other than the $40 and the sales lady said know. Maybe not available at all locations.

Re: Screen protectors for Galaxy S7

Meowmix
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Hello @Gisabun

Clearplex is a new system which they put the phone on a machine which that measures the screen of the Device. Then applies a screen protector on it and it's a lifetime warranty on it.

Most locations which have a Geek Squad presict in their store has it.

Re: Screen protectors for Galaxy S7

Gisabun
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OK. I'll see how the Otterbox fits. If not I can return it and try Cleartext.

Re: Screen protectors for Galaxy S7

Meowmix
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Hello @Gisabun

Tell us what sure u think and hopefully it works!. I have a Otterbox on my S7 edge

Re: Screen protectors for Galaxy S7

Gisabun
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So the Otterbox Alpha Glass screen protector came in. It fits the visible screen nicely [way better than the Ishield one I tried] but there are some odd caveats. The instruction gide is wrong because

1) There is a film to remove but only on the sticky side.

2) The sticky side has the stickiness only at the top and bottom of the screen [the part you don't touch]. Therefore nothing really to smooth out.

3) The other side of the sticky side [where you don't touch] is all black. The two buttons [close all and go back] are replaced [sort of] so you need to make sure the originasl button's brightness shows through [you have to see it to understand what I mean].

4) The customer service address in the instructions doesn't work. 🙂

These comments were mentioned when I called their customer service.

 

Re: Screen protectors for Galaxy S7

Meowmix
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Hello @Gisabun

Oh wow eh? That's not right at all. Honestly i am just using a Otterbox on my S7 edge and i also have the Samsung S7 edge S-View case.

Re: Screen protectors for Galaxy S7

DrewLazz
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Honestly, I've always gotten the ZaggShield. I've had it on a few different devices, and I don't mind paying them the $15 for the install that comes warrantied for the life of the device.  If it ever bubbles or peels, they'll slap a new one on.

Zagg specifically uses the same plastic wrap that is used by the military to protect their helicopter blades. Super tough, self-repairing (small scratches disappear in a few days) and really nice, low friction surface that feels great under your fingertips.

Here's a a link to their S7 offerings.. If there's a kiosk near you, I'd again recommend ponying up for their installation service.

http://www.zagg.com/us/en_us/invisibleshield/samsung-galaxy-s7/pl/glass

Re: Screen protectors for Galaxy S7

Meowmix
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Hello @DrewLazz

That is great! Sadly they do not one for the edge. Only for the S7. Many that have the edge will have to stick without a screen protector as none cover the edge screens.

Thanks for the link!!!

Re: Screen protectors for Galaxy S7

Gisabun
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I can only guess that a thicker "glass" type screen protector would be needed for the Edges [ones that are curved already].

 

Re: Screen protectors for Galaxy S7

DrewLazz
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Well, I hope a cover is in the works for the Edge. They do have screen protectors available for the S6 edge, so it's likely.

Also, apparently they call the Zaggshield "Invisible Shield" now.. same thing though.

Re: Screen protectors for Galaxy S7

Meowmix
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Hello @Gisabun

That is true but until then we are a no good. It's alright my Otterbox keeps the device good for now!

Re: Screen protectors for Galaxy S7

Meowmix
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Hello @DrewLazz

Yeah but when u got it for my S6 edge last year the screen protector was always coming off and had major issues as many reported. We shall see!
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