Rhino Shield Review
Got my Rhino Shield in the mail today and promptly applied it. Here's a short review of my experience with it thus far.
Coming from a Spigen Ultra Clear, which fit the Nexus 5 screen perfectly, I would say the Rhino Shield is not very accurately cut. It doesn't cover the glass entirely and this makes the application a bit more difficult as you struggle to center the protector on the glass such that hole on the screen protector aligns with the speaker hole. I gave up after a few tries and left the screen protector slightly misaligned to the right.
Furthermore, I noted that the curved edges (top and bottom) of the screen protector does not have the same curvature as the phone. It was slightly less curved than the phone, but doesn't cause any issues as the protector was cut smaller than the screen anyway.
After applying the Rhino Shield, I kept experiencing touch issues where the screen had issues tracking my swipes and multi-touch. Swipes in the app drawer would accidentally launch applications and trying to zoom in and out in the camera app using pinch zoom often triggered the camera settings circle menu instead.
Not sure if I need to let the protector settle or something as the protector is relatively thicker than normal polymer screen protectors. Will update again if touch responsiveness improves.
All in all, the Rhino Shield was quite a bit of a disappointment for me. The fit was not the level of quality I would expect from such a highly priced polymer/plastic screen protector, especially after having to remove a relatively fresh piece of Spigen Ultra Clear to make way for it.
Also, being tough and offering superb shatter resistance is pretty much meaningless if it causes issues with the touchscreen.