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Can't remember the brand, but im gonna get it changed later cos this one is pure nonsense.

I will try and find the name/brand of the new one I'm getting.

 

Great! Please let me know. I'll be getting my S8 on May 10 and I want to be ready with basic protection for it (I guess the Spigen Liquid Crystal and a front screen protector qualify).

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Can't go wrong with Spigen in my opinion. I think you're going to love this new phone! Congrats!
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Can't go wrong with Spigen in my opinion. I think you're going to love this new phone! Congrats!
Everything can go wrong with Spiegen all the time like me. I think Spiegen is overpriced and overhyped junk. I ordered Nexus back cover and the cutouts were misaligned. Then I ordered for Pixel and the case was too tight to fit in. Finally I ordered tempered glass and after applying on Pixel, there were halo air bubbles at edges.

In short, avoid Spiegen. Their QA RnD had started slipping few years back.
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Can't go wrong with Spigen in my opinion. I think you're going to love this new phone! Congrats!

 

I definitely will! My last Samsung phone is an S3! Lol.

 

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Everything can go wrong with Spiegen all the time like me. I think Spiegen is overpriced and overhyped junk. I ordered Nexus back cover and the cutouts were misaligned. Then I ordered for Pixel and the case was too tight to fit in. Finally I ordered tempered glass and after applying on Pixel, there were halo air bubbles at edges.

In short, avoid Spiegen. Their QA RnD had started slipping few years back.

 

Ok, now I'm confused which one to get :(

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FYI: some glass screen protectors have a matrix of small dots on the screen, which is supposed to help reduce the "rainbow" effect. With regular usage, you won't notice them, but if you decide to use the Gear VR headset, you may want to look for a glass protector without the dots.

I usually go with a case and no screen protector. I have been switching between the Ringke Slim case and Fusion case which are pretty much the same as the Spigen Thin Fit case and Crystal Shell case, and they have been great! Both cases have no issues with wireless charging and I am able to use the magnetic car mount with the small metal plate between my phone and the case. I just needed to move the metal plate away from the center of the back since that's where the wireless charging coils are located. With wireless charging, the metal plate would shoot to a very high temperature (too hot to touch) in less than a minute. exclamation.gif Induction charging is great, but that's one of the drawbacks unfortunately.
    
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I also want to go that route (case without screen protector). But is the screen really scratch-resistant?
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I also want to go that route (case without screen protector). But is the screen really scratch-resistant?
My S7E screen looked good after 13mo of use but I do tend to be conscious of not putting keys in the same pocket and where I rest my phone. You had to clean the screen and reflect a light source off the screen to get any HINT of a SMALL shallow scratch.
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My S7E screen looked good after 13mo of use but I do tend to be conscious of not putting keys in the same pocket and where I rest my phone. You had to clean the screen and reflect a light source off the screen to get any HINT of a SMALL shallow scratch.

This has been my luck with the last 5 or so smartphones I've had. I think the worst offender was my Note 3, and even then it took some lighting angles to really show them. You would have to consistently have abrasive junk in your pockets or areas where you set your phone down to scratch the screen to the point of ruin or even noticeable.
 
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I've never gotten a screen protector for my S7E (got it in October) and it still looks nearly perfect. I have one very small scratch in the bottom left that can't be seen except in certain lighting conditions. Its actually the very first smart phone that I haven't put a screen protector on and it has been dropped a couple of times.

The only reason I didn't get a protector for this phone was because I viewed it simply as a temporary phone since I really didn't want to replace my Note 7 in the first place and figured I'd just get an S8 Plus when it came out anyway. I had heard at the time that Samsung may be offering free upgrades to the S8 for Note 7 owners that had to settle for the S7 once they had to return their Note 7's but I guess that just didn't happen. Would have been a really nice move by Samsung to atone for the recall fiasco but I guess that's just old news now. Oh well...
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I don't bother buying screen protectors for phones with curved screens. Hard to find a good one, don't feel like spending the extra cash on it and I always swap phones.
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