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I have tried several different screen protectors for my Focus and have been disappointed by most of them. The Zagg and Skinomi skins were too soft and were easily damaged and dented while being stored in my leather soft lined case. The dents refracted light and were very distracting. The Skinomi skin continued to have small bubbles weeks after installation that I could never get rid of. Both of these skins felt somewhat tacky and I could feel some drag when sliding up and down the screen. They both had a bit of orange peel finish to them that I did not like. The soft material seemed to easily scratch and haze after normal cleaning with a soft cloth.

I decided to try some extremely inexpensive skins from VShield. I got 5 skins for $2.08 plus $1.49 shipping. They are dry skins with a protective cover on both sides. You peel off the back side, place it on the screen and then remove the cover from the other side. It was fairly easy to install. It would be nice to have a clean room for eliminating dust during installation. I had a few dust particles that landed on the screen. I was able to lift the skin and remove the dust with a piece of tape. It fits perfectly. I have no bubbles. It is a harder plastic and does not dent. It is very clear and is barely noticable. I put one on my wife's Focus and she didn't even know it was there. I highly recommend these skins. I got them from Amazon for a total of only $3.57 for 5 skins. The other skins were 4 to 5 times that much for only one skin. Apparently, "You get what you pay for" doesn't always apply.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GRBUSE
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I decided to try some extremely inexpensive skins from VShield. I got 5 skins for $2.08 plus $1.49 shipping. They are dry skins with a protective cover on both sides. You peel off the back side, place it on the screen and then remove the cover from the other side.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GRBUSE
Using your link, I just got 5 for $3.01. I'm interested in getting a smoother finish to see how it feels. I know the iPhone has a super smooth strong plastic cover that my wife uses, and I'm hoping this is the same material because I really like the feel of hers.
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I'm using an invisible shield and i don't really care for it. i have more glare from it and the edges peel up and catch lint. worse use of twenty bucks ever.
 
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I got the Skinomi. I followed the instructions and still ended up with a lot of bubbles\wrinkles. Also I'm not sure that the "full body" skin is even needed. I certainly can't see how the side pieces are supposed to fit around the buttons and headphone jack anyway.

I give this product a huge thumbs down. A waste of $20.
I had Skinomi too on my old Droid. I also got that bubbles problem, and the supposed to be "military grade" protector scratched easily.
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I have been running for over 6 months now with no screen protector. The display is scratch free. I don't see the need for it.

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I have been running for over 6 months now with no screen protector. The display is scratch free. I don't see the need for it.
The screen is Gorilla Glass and even if it's very tough, it can still scratch. Durity of metal (Mohs hardness scale) is at maximum 6.5 (usually, common metals 4-5) while glass/quartz is about 7. That's why Gorilla Glass resists scratching to coins, knives, screwdrivers, cutters, keys etc. However, porcelain, glass, sand, have the same durity as Gorilla Glass. And these will scratch the screen.

Not funny that a sharp knife, scissorts etc can't scratch the screen but a tiny sand particle can, but it's a fact. Keep in mind that you might end up accidentally with dust/sand on the screen and then wonder how did that scratch happen...

And that's exactly why it's important to have a screen protector. Your call, however.
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I have been running for over 6 months now with no screen protector. The display is scratch free. I don't see the need for it.
Yeah I had Gorilla glass phones before and always put the phone in my pocket with my keys and it didn't scratch, guess keys aren't too sharp but my GF had the same phone and got scratches on it from keeping it inside her purse. God knows what those GF's keep in there lol
 
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Mate screen protectors looks awesome in apple products. But i don't know is there any mate SP for Focus
 
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Mate screen protectors looks awesome in apple products. But i don't know is there any mate SP for Focus
Search for "samsung focus anti-glare screen protector" on eBay
I'm using one for like 1 year. Most say it reduce fingerprints by 90% and that is correct. I have one like this (and I don't live in States so no advertising )
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Yeah I had Gorilla glass phones before and always put the phone in my pocket with my keys and it didn't scratch, guess keys aren't too sharp but my GF had the same phone and got scratches on it from keeping it inside her purse. God knows what those GF's keep in there lol
I'd worry about knives.

2 years running my Focus sans screen protection and it has ONE scratch. I have (accidentally) dropped it, kicked it, had it in in pockets with keys (even my gun once) put it face down every night on my nightstand. The scratch came only when it fell and slid on asphalt.

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