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By bignazpwns, Senior Member on 6th February 2020, 03:03 AM
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I'll be adding to this with some updates and if i ever find a source i'll post a link to order more.


Stock screen protector is glass...Well an extremely thin layer of glass making almost plastic like. press hard and you don't scratch it. You just plow through the glass to the plastic later under it.

i work with photonics so i got all kinds of fun stuff. So im going to measure how thick the glass layer is on it.

Definitely feels like this is a what they will be moving to for fordable displays. But the issues is its so thin the glass chips up on a scratch instead of just being a light surface scratch.

But i'll be updating this with some measurements and pictures under high magnification and some of the display in another topic with pixel size and all that like i typically do.


More info will be added with mesurements.

It's 4 layers. Glass. Middle plastic later and an adhesive later. I'll post actual measurements soon as I confirm it. I did not have time to check the calibration on it today.
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6th February 2020, 04:32 PM |#2  
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I'll be adding to this with some updates and if i ever find a source i'll post a link to order more.





Stock screen protector is glass...Well an extremely thin layer of glass making almost plastic like. press hard and you don't scratch it. You just plow through the glass to the plastic later under it.



i work with photonics so i got all kinds of fun stuff. So im going to measure how thick the glass layer is on it.



Definitely feels like this is a what they will be moving to for fordable displays. But the issues is its so thin the glass chips up on a scratch instead of just being a light surface scratch.



But i'll be updating this with some measurements and pictures under high magnification and some of the display in another topic with pixel size and all that like i typically do.

I have Verizon 10+ 5G... The factory screen protector had actually ripped on one corner of mine (before I finally removed it) - so mine at least was definitely not glass -

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6th February 2020, 04:54 PM |#3  
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I have Verizon 10+ 5G... The factory screen protector had actually ripped on one corner of mine (before I finally removed it) - so mine at least was definitely not glass -

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It is. It's plastic with and extremely thin layer of glass. That's how I found out it was glass. I ripped it looked at the edge and it was saw toothed. Checked under a microscope and tiny shards of glass. I'll post pics later today.
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6th February 2020, 06:33 PM |#4  
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Would you say the stock one is decent quality as I was thinking of taking mine off as i find it to have a hazy snowy effect on white backgrounds and when viewing hdr videos ect

I had a note 10 before and i took it off and there was quite a difference in removing the stock protector (was quite a bit clearer)

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7th February 2020, 12:45 AM |#5  
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Would you say the stock one is decent quality as I was thinking of taking mine off as i find it to have a hazy snowy effect on white backgrounds and when viewing hdr videos ect

I had a note 10 before and i took it off and there was quite a difference in removing the stock protector (was quite a bit clearer)

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That's from the layers used. 4 layers. You get some optical effect ls with light bending when you start passing through multiple layers.


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9th February 2020, 08:15 PM |#6  
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You are great!
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It's anti shock to drops?
9th February 2020, 11:19 PM |#7  
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You are great!
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It's anti shock to drops?


None. It's extremely thin with no property's to protect from shock.
11th February 2020, 12:45 AM |#8  
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I have a Note 10 and I can confirm the stock protector is glass and the outer layer is easily scratched.
I had my phone in my coat pocket and hung it up at the doctor's office. When I went to put it on my phone flew out of the pocket, hit the hard cement floor and cracked the screen.

I filed a claim with Asurion and they came to my house to replace it. The tech took my phone and disappeared off to his little van.
He came back in less than 5 minutes!
Good news, your screen wasn't cracked!
It was the screen protector.

You couldn't feel it because it is not the top layer.

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11th February 2020, 08:57 AM |#9  
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I filed a claim with Asurion and they came to my house to replace it. The tech took my phone and disappeared off to his little van.
He came back in less than 5 minutes!
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Wow, had no idea Asurion made house calls! Granted it's been years since I filed a claim, and I'm sure it's only available in a few area, but I never imagined that. Actually I'm shocked! I can't imagine that's a competitive market, and there's no way that can be profitable. I've gotta look it up now cause that's intrigued me
11th February 2020, 09:09 AM |#10  
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I have a Note 10 and I can confirm the stock protector is glass and the outer layer is easily scratched.
I had my phone in my coat pocket and hung it up at the doctor's office. When I went to put it on my phone flew out of the pocket, hit the hard cement floor and cracked the screen.

I filed a claim with Asurion and they came to my house to replace it. The tech took my phone and disappeared off to his little van.
He came back in less than 5 minutes!
Good news, your screen wasn't cracked!
It was the screen protector.

You couldn't feel it because it is not the top layer.

Sent from my SM-N970U using Tapatalk


Yeah it works great for resisting scratches for cleaning I love it. However I press on it with a key it rips that layer up and it looks much worse then a scratch due to how the light is reflected.



People really need to know that there is glass and it's extremely thin. This is a safety issue. Get a scratch. Touch the screen it won't cut you but stick on your skin and if you run your eyes you can get some serious eye damage. Samsung really needs to put that info out there.
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12th February 2020, 08:45 AM |#11  
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Confirmed this was a test for the screen on the Z flip. It uses an improved version of this for the top layer bof the display. I don't know what they improved but it can be much. If I get the runs to actually pick on up and do some test on it I'll post it but I probably won't waste my money since it will destroy the display. Probably pick one up used that the display is damaged after a while.

They could of gone with a slightly thicker layer of glass and the adhesive used would be an optical uv adhesive so being in the optoelectronics field I have an idea of what adhesive they would use. It should help by providing a put more support for the glass top layer but the improvement will actually be pretty small.



But if I can I'll be doing that but I gotta start cutting back on buying phones nto run game benchmarks on and test the displays and what not. I'm upto about $6,000 in phones just last year.


Soon I'll be checking out the displays on the note 10 under mag and mesure pixel size and all that. But work is pretty busy since everyone is rolling out 5g now and they all need what we make and it's only going to ramp up throughout the year.
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