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View Poll Results: Which company did you purchase your glass screen protector from?
XGear 7 1.18%
Spigen 284 47.89%
iLoome 43 7.25%
iMuse 1 0.17%
BodyGuardz 13 2.19%
Brando Workshop 6 1.01%
MIME 88 14.84%
SenseGlas+ 2 0.34%
Seidio 10 1.69%
Benks 4 0.67%
DealExtreme 11 1.85%
TemperedArmor 2 0.34%
Itskins 0 0%
Tech Armor 41 6.91%
NT 1 0.17%
New Plus 7 1.18%
Other (please post in thread which one) 73 12.31%
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Tempered Glass Screen Protectors


XGear

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Sentinel (Clear) - Link

- Edges: Beveled
- Thickness: 0.4mm
- Hardness: 8H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: $34.99
- Video Review: None as of yet

Spigen

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GLAS.t SLIM (Clear) - Link

- Edges: Straight
- Thickness: 0.23mm
- Hardness: 8-9H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: Non-existent
- Price: $27.99
- Video Review: Link

GLAS.tR (Clear) - Link

- Edges: Rounded
- Thickness: 0.4mm
- Hardness: 8-9H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: Non-existent
- Price: $34.99
- Video Review: Link

GLAS.t NANO SLIM (Clear) - No Link Yet

- Edges: Straight
- Thickness: 0.15mm
- Hardness: 9H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: ?
- Video Review: Link

iLoome

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Screenmate (Black) - Link
***THEY WILL SHIP AS CLEAR INSTEAD AS NO LONGER OFFERED***
- Edges: Rounded
- Thickness: 0.4mm
- Hardness: 9H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: Non-existent ***Confirmed direct from iLoome***
- Price: $27.99
- Video Review: None as of yet

Screenmate (White) - Link
***THEY WILL SHIP AS CLEAR INSTEAD AS NO LONGER OFFERED***
- Edges: Rounded
- Thickness: 0.4mm
- Hardness: 9H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: Non-existent ***Confirmed direct from iLoome***
- Price: $27.99
- Video Review: None as of yet

Screenmate (Clear) - Link

- Edges: Straight ***Confirmed direct from iLoome***
- Thickness: 0.26mm
- Hardness: 9H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: Non-existent ***Confirmed direct from iLoome***
- Price: $27.99
- Video Review: Link

iMuse

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Black - Link

- Edges: Beveled
- Thickness: 0.4mm
- Hardness: 8H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: $29.90
- Video Review: None as of yet

White - Link

- Edges: Beveled
- Thickness: 0.4mm
- Hardness: 8H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: $29.90
- Video Review: None as of yet

Clear - Link

- Edges: Beveled
- Thickness: 0.4mm
- Hardness: 8H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: $29.90
- Video Review: None as of yet

BodyGuardz

Quote:
Pure (Clear) - Link

- Edges: Straight
- Thickness: 0.4mm
- Hardness: 8H+
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: $39.95
- Video Review: None as of yet

Brando Workshop

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Clear (version 1) - Link

- Edges: Straight
- Thickness: 0.4mm
- Hardness: 9H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: $23.00
- Video Review: Link

Clear (version 2) - Link

- Edges: Rounded
- Thickness: 0.4mm
- Hardness: 9H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: $27.00
- Video Review: Link

MIME

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Ghost Glass (Clear) - Link

- Edges: Anti-Chip (Rounded?)
- Thickness: 0.32mm
- Hardness: 9H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: Non-existent
- Price: $27.95
- Video Review: Link

SenseGlas+

Quote:
Clear - Link

- Edges: Rounded
- Thickness: 0.4mm
- Hardness: 9H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: Non-existent
- Price: $22.88
- Video Review: None as of yet

Seidio

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Vitreo (Black) - Not yet released (See for Galaxy S III)

- Edges: ?
- Thickness: ?
- Hardness: ?
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: ?
- Video Review: None as of yet

Vitreo (White) - Not yet released (See for Galaxy S III)

- Edges: ?
- Thickness: ?
- Hardness: ?
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: ?
- Video Review: None as of yet

Benks

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Magic KR KingKong Series (Clear)- Link

- Edges: Rounded
- Thickness: 0.4mm
- Hardness: 9H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: $19.99
- Video Review: None as of yet

DealExtreme (Kawin - review)

Quote:
Clear - Link

- Edges: ? (Refer to TemperedArmor below)
- Thickness: 0.4mm
- Hardness: 8-9H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: $12.30
- Video Review: None as of yet

TemperedArmor

Quote:
Clear - Link

- Edges: Straight
- Thickness: 0.4mm
- Hardness: 9H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: $29.95
- Video Review: None as of yet

Itskins

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GLA.Z (?) - Link

- Edges: ?
- Thickness: ?
- Hardness: ?
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: $35.90
- Video Review: None as of yet

Tech Armor

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Ballistic Glass (Clear) - Link

- Edges: Rounded
- Thickness: 0.4mm
- Hardness: ?
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: $19.95
- Video Review: None as of yet

NT

Quote:
Clear - Link

- Edges: Straight
- Thickness: 0.5mm
- Hardness: 8-9H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: $14.00
- Video Review: None as of yet

New Plus

Quote:
Clear - Links: (1, 2, 3)

- Edges: Straight
- Thickness: 0.2mm
- Hardness: 9H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: $29.95
- Video Review: None as of yet

Perfect

Quote:
Clear - Link

- Edges: Rounded
- Thickness: 0.4mm
- Hardness: 9H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: $18.18
- Video Review: None as of yet

Cosmos

Quote:
Black - Link

- Edges: Rounded
- Thickness: 0.4mm
- Hardness: 9H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: $25.99
- Video Review: Link

White - Link

- Edges: Rounded
- Thickness: 0.4mm
- Hardness: 9H
- Dot-matrix for Sensitivity: ?
- Price: $25.99
- Video Review: None as of yet
This is a complete list of all the Tempered Glass screen protector companies that are currently avalable. In my opinion, this is a must-have accessory as no regular screen protector will ever match the quality, smoothness, and protection of true glass. Please feel free to add on and comment if you have any experiences or find new companies making glass screen protectors.




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Just picked up the GLAS.tR for the S4.
Gotta admit, it looks durable! I haven't applied it yet though since I'm still waiting on my S4 to be delivered :P
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Just picked up the GLAS.tR for the S4.
Gotta admit, it looks durable! I haven't applied it yet though since I'm still waiting on my S4 to be delivered :P
Definitely let us know your results whenever you do get it.

I personally purchased both a clear and black version of the iLoome variant. I will decide which one looks better as the colored option is the original way they used to design them before but I think the companies are shifting to a clear solution this time around. Not sure how that will affect the look of the device (if it will look like the device is too deep behind glass?). Will be sure to let you guys know.




 
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Yes, for anyone that have used one of these kind of protectors before, please give a review. How does it hold up/feel in everyday use? I am planning to get the Spigen glass t/tR version, but if there's anything better/cheaper, I will try. I did get my S4, and the thing is a fingerprint magnet. I hope to get my cases shipped SOON and then to order the screen protectors asap.

Are the glass ones better than regular plastic kind?
 
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Yes, for anyone that have used one of these kind of protectors before, please give a review. How does it hold up/feel in everyday use? I am planning to get the Spigen glass t/tR version, but if there's anything better/cheaper, I will try. I did get my S4, and the thing is a fingerprint magnet. I hope to get my cases shipped SOON and then to order the screen protectors asap.

Are the glass ones better than regular plastic kind?
Far better! Incomparable in fact. I consider myself personally to be a screen protector connoisseur as over the life of all my smartphones I must have tried at least tens of different screen protectors ranging from cheap generic eBay ones to even the most expensive brand-name models, both matte and glossy, different finishes and material, and so on. There have been many that are complete junk and scratch within a few hours, to a few that can withstand even the harshest scratches. But no matter what I have never been completely satisfied with a single screen protector as they just cannot provide the experience of glass.

No regular plastic screen will ever provide you with the clarity and smooth clean glide of your finger on a true glass surface. And the biggest reason of them all: protection! You can literally drop the phone with this glass flat on the screen on concrete and that tempered glass protector will save your actual screen from cracking by allowing to crack itself (but not shatter). It's really an ingenious design and highly recommended. The same idea sort of goes into the design of car windshields. No plastic screen protector will ever provide you anything even close to that level of protection. The fact is, once you go glass, you will never want to go back.




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Far better! Incomparable in fact. I consider myself personally to be a screen protector connoisseur as over the life of all my smartphones I must have tried at least tens of different screen protectors ranging from cheap generic eBay ones to even the most expensive brand-name models, both matte and glossy, different finishes and material, and so on. There have been many that are complete junk and scratch within a few hours, to a few that can withstand even the harshest scratches. But no matter what I have never been completely satisfied with a single screen protector as they just cannot provide the experience of glass.

No regular plastic screen will ever provide you with the clarity and smooth clean glide of your finger on a true glass surface. And the biggest reason of them all: protection! You can literally drop the phone with this glass flat on the screen on concrete and that tempered glass protector will save your actual screen from cracking by allowing to crack itself (but not shatter). It's really an ingenious design and highly recommended. The same idea sort of goes into the design of car windshields. No plastic screen protector will ever provide you anything even close to that level of protection. The fact is, once you go glass, you will never want to go back.
Thanks. I will consider it since I have an eBay coupon I need to use by today. Which brand do you recommend? Are the ones listed in OP good? I've been considering the Spigen versions. What do you think of them?
 
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Thanks. I will consider it since I have an eBay coupon I need to use by today. Which brand do you recommend? Are the ones listed in OP good? I've been considering the Spigen versions. What do you think of them?
I personally recommend taking a look at the iLoome ones since they have a slightly different design than most offering a slighty better level of protection and also have a true 9H hardness. I've heard good things about the Spigen as well but I have yet to try those. XGear of course are the ones who started it all so if you're looking for proven design there's that one. If you take a look on youtube there are tons of review about all these screen protectors, if you look at the Galaxy S III reviews I think that will give you a great idea of what to expect from each. I'll pull just a few examples for you below.

XGear
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iLoome (long review)
iLoome (shows example of his cracked one briefly @ 9:30 mark)

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I had the Xgear product on my S3 and I absolutely loved it. There were complaints about dots and other stuff but I personally was quite satisfied with the product and service from the company. That being said, I have my SIV in hand now and need a tempered protector now. I will order the Spigen today and since my SIV will be cased, I will order the slim. The tR is thicker and rounded and probably most suited for naked or minimal phone protection.
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What about touch sensitivity? Is it affected by using these glass protectors?
 
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What about touch sensitivity? Is it affected by using these glass protectors?
According to many many reviews, I have not seen one issue on it so far.





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