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    Default What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    I purchased the Steinheil oleophobic for my mom's iPhone5 and put it in a sena case that does not have a lip on it and now the steinheil is peeling off from around the edges. It is terrible and I thought this was supposed to be one of the premium screen protectors?

    Any recs for a great screen protector?
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by androidluvr2 View Post
    I purchased the Steinheil oleophobic for my mom's iPhone5 and put it in a sena case that does not have a lip on it and now the steinheil is peeling off from around the edges. It is terrible and I thought this was supposed to be one of the premium screen protectors?

    Any recs for a great screen protector?
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    Do a search here in the Accessories forum. There are multiple threads debating the merits of various screen protectors.
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    I'm sure this topic has been beaten to death but give ghost armor a look...

    I have my phone completely wrapped in it and I love it.

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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by folgrz View Post
    I'm sure this topic has been beaten to death
    idk, the steinheil oleophobic have received great reviews in the past. I just can't believe how bad this one is. Maybe they changed?


    Quote Originally Posted by folgrz View Post
    Ibut give ghost armor a look...
    Thanks, will take a look. The thing that I always worried about with ghost armor is the difficulty of application.
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    Have you looked any tempered glass screen protectors? I'm rocking the spigen sgp premium tempered glass screen protector. It's fantastic.
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by bg6552 View Post
    Have you looked any tempered glass screen protectors? I'm rocking the spigen sgp premium tempered glass screen protector. It's fantastic.
    No, I just realized they made them. Does it decrease the screen's responsiveness? The Steinheil oleophobid, which is a spigen sgp product also, peeled and significantly decreased the screen's responsiveness.
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    Highly HIGHLY recommend ismooth .com screen protectors, have one on my galaxy note 2 And iPhone 5.... 7 dollars for 3 screen protectors 2 dust removers and a huge microfiber clothe, and customer service is fantastic. Awesome deal for the price
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by androidluvr2 View Post
    No, I just realized they made them. Does it decrease the screen's responsiveness? The Steinheil oleophobid, which is a spigen sgp product also, peeled and significantly decreased the screen's responsiveness.
    I've had the Spigen GlasT on my 5 since December. Looks like glass. Feels like glass. Can't tell there's anything on there. I suspect there's little difference between the glass screen protectors, and all the major players now have them (including Radio Shack!). Love mine. Can't imagine going without.
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by androidluvr2 View Post
    idk, the steinheil oleophobic have received great reviews in the past. I just can't believe how bad this one is. Maybe they changed?


    Thanks, will take a look. The thing that I always worried about with ghost armor is the difficulty of application.
    If you have a kiosk near you then I would order it from ghost armor direct and take it to your local kiosk to have it installed or you can just go to the kiosk and get everything there. I think they only charge $10 (USD) for installation if you bring the ghost armor with you. Another plus is you get a lifetime warranty, (life of the phone) you can take it back whenever you like and they will re-wrap the phone for $5.

    If you buy everything in one shot at the kiosk I believe it is a total cost of $40(USD) with installation.
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    Zagg makes really tough screen protectors.
    I could paint a masterpiece with all the colors of your ignorance.
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    SGP...

    But again it's user preference and cost that plays a factor.
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by folgrz View Post
    If you have a kiosk near you.
    I don't unfortunately. If I did, I would definitely have them put it on.
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by androidluvr2 View Post
    I don't unfortunately. If I did, I would definitely have them put it on.
    Ahh! Well, best of luck to you on your search. I'm sure there are plenty of people with iphones around. Ask what they use and check out their phones.
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    SGP...

    But again it's user preference and cost that plays a factor.
    The Steinheil oleophobic is an sgp product, this is why I was so disappointed.
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    I've had the Spigen GlasT on my 5 since December. Looks like glass. Feels like glass. Can't tell there's anything on there. I suspect there's little difference between the glass screen protectors, and all the major players now have them (including Radio Shack!). Love mine. Can't imagine going without.
    Are they hard to put on?
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by androidluvr2 View Post
    Are they hard to put on?
    Nope! They are very simple. You drop it on your iPhone and align. I did it by sliding my nails around the edges so that it was perfectly squared. Once it's in place, you tap the center which releases the adhesive and spreads out, leaving you with a perfectly placed screen protector with no bubbles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    Nope! They are very simple. You drop it on your iPhone and align. I did it by sliding my nails around the edges so that it was perfectly squared. Once it's in place, you tap the center which releases the adhesive and spreads out, leaving you with a perfectly placed screen protector with no bubbles.
    How do they fit with cases?
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    never had a screen protector. IMO you dont need one
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by EauRouge View Post
    never had a screen protector. IMO you dont need one
    Do you keep your phone in a case or do you keep it totally naked?
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by androidluvr2 View Post
    How do they fit with cases?
    Depends largely on the case.
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    I am starting to dislike Zagg even thought it is all I use. I hate the texture of the original and now I thought I had hope with the HD and I was wrong. It is clear but it scratches really easily and with the screen off looks like crap.
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    Default Re: What is the best screen protector for iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by shaolinfinest View Post
    I am starting to dislike Zagg even thought it is all I use. I hate the texture of the original and now I thought I had hope with the HD and I was wrong. It is clear but it scratches really easily and with the screen off looks like crap.
    I have the original on my Lumia 820, which I have dropped face down many times, and it still looks great. I have even used it many times with dirt/sand on my fingers and it hasn't scratched. I am hopefully the one I got for my iPhone doesn't go bad.
    I could paint a masterpiece with all the colors of your ignorance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastbayrae View Post
    I have the original on my Lumia 820, which I have dropped face down many times, and it still looks great. I have even used it many times with dirt/sand on my fingers and it hasn't scratched. I am hopefully the one I got for my iPhone doesn't go bad.
    That is the thing, they advertise that their screens have nano self healing technology. The originals seem to hold up to that but the HD versions do not. I like how clean the originals look when the screen is off, do not like how it looks with it on. I like how the HD look with the screen on, but not off lol
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    Just installed the spigen glastr slim and wow am I impressed its amazing
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