amFilm Premium HD Clear Screen Protector
I was sent a set of amFilm Premium HD Clear Screen protectors to see how well the work. My last phone was basically used Naked. When I first got it, I put a Zagg on it and had it on for a couple months and got tired of the rubbery feel it had. I remember the day I removed it and it was like Wow, what a nice screen.
I went the rest of the time without a protector and only ended up with one scratch that was hard to find if you didn't know it was there (I knew where it was).
So, new $700 phone... do protect or not. I had already decided to get a case. A co-worker had already dropped his and dinged up the corner before he got a case. I had the case before the phone.
I was thinking of the Glass types like from Spigen, but $30+ is a lot for a screen protector even it it is as good as it is being reported.
The offer to try this brand and style without know who they were before hand was cool.... I unfortunatly got the protector before the phone showed up. It was quickly delivered in a day or two on a Thursday and my phone didn't arrive until the following Tuesday... and its been a really bad week.
On top of that I have a lot of pets... so finding a "clean" area to do this was not easy to find. I ended up doing it at work on my desk. No pets there.
I cleaned the desk really good first, and then the phone before taking anything out.
I used the "Hinge" method. This basically has you line up the protector on the phone and then using special tape they provide, taping down one side to the phone. Then you can lift up the protector, do a final cleaning, remove the first layer and lay it down and it will line right up. Then you use the card it comes with to squeeze out any bubbles that might exist and when done, remove the upper layer and finish making sure it is smooth.
The package said it had 3 protectors in it, I at first thought there was only one, but when I opened up the package there was in fact 3, a cloth, card, and a "hinge" tape of 4 labels.
Installation went very smoothly, and only took a minute or two. Took perhaps more time lining up the protector and taping it down than to do the whole rest of the process. The protector is very close to the edge all the way around the phone.
The final install was pretty good looking. I did end up with a speck near the bottom but other than that it worked out very nice.
How does it feel?
Does feel like glass... not quite, but really not bad at all. The screen is very slick like before and feels pretty much like the screen did before. I have not used the stylus yet much but it works fine and so far seems to not impede the use of the device at all.
Cost, I didn't buy these so I had to look them up. On Amazon they are listed for $4.95 w/Prime Shipping http://www.amazon.com/amFilm-Protect.../dp/B00FRIK0TQ
. I think for $5 that is a pretty good deal. There are still 2 additional protectors in the package left.
Certainly less than $30+ and a lot better than just leaving the screen unprotected.
Will update in a day or two on how it works out.
Note: I was not paid to review this product but was sent a free sample of it to do so. I have no previous or current association with them in anyway.