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[REVIEW] Ghost Armor full body for T989 Hercules

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By kenvan19, Senior Member on 24th October 2011, 10:00 PM
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So I've just placed an order for a Ghost Armor full body skin for my Tmo SGS2 Hercules and this thread is to post a review once I get it!

For those not aware of Ghost Armor, its a wet application screen/body protector that in my opinion is one of the best. I had it on my Nexus S which at one point was in a sweatshirt pocket when I happened to slip on some ice and as phones seem wont to do, it flew out of my pocket and landed screen down on the pavement about 10 feet in front of me. There was not a scratch on the screen nor a crack. Later, while sitting in a recliner my phone slipped out of my pocket and into the mechanics of the chair (without my knowledge). When I put down the foot stool and realized my phone was no longer in my pocket I lifted up the chair and the phone fell out. This time there was damage...to the screen protector; a MASSIVE gash from where one of the mechanisms in the chair had scraped against it. To my amazement the screen was undamaged.

Now that my own little Ghost Armor history is up I'll post a few pictures from the website to give you an idea.



The available finishes for the full body protectors are Black Carbon, Gun Metal Carbon, and White Carbon (the website says you can get a matte one as well but the guy at the kiosk I went to said that the matte ones don't adhere very well to battery covers like ours so he wouldn't apply one). I ordered the White Carbon and will be getting it applied on Friday morning.

For reference, you can buy the screen only protector for $14.99+s/h&tax on the website and the full body kit for $24.99+s/h&tax on the website but if you go to a kiosk to get it installed by someone who knows what they're doing the full body kit'll run you a hefty $42.

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What a long week its been! Jeez! This morning I finally went and got my Ghost Armor applied and DAMN does it look sexy. Below are a few pictures:

Front ~|~ Back


Side with Volume Rocker ~|~ Side with Power Button


[centerTop ~|~ Bottom[/center]


Top down view


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So to start with, I got the White Carbon skin which I find to be massively smexy. The first thing I noticed is that unlike on my Nexus S, the edges of the protector along the sides are not very sharp and are actually pretty comfortable to hold in your hand. The second thing I noticed was that the claim that this will improve grip isn't necessarily true; don't get me wrong, this doesn't make the phone slippery or anything of the sort. The back just isn't quite as sticky as the soft-touch back, however, the sides are much more grippy than the standard chrome bezel.

The biggest issue people have with screen protectors though is not how it looks on the back of the phone or how grippy they are: its the screen, so lets get to that. First off, without even turning the phone on it is MASSIVELY hard to tell there is even a protector on. You can see a feint outline that extends very nearly from the top bezel to the bottom bezel. There is a cutout at the top for the speak and thats really it. Even the capacitive buttons are covered (they do not however seem any less responsive to me). Aside from the outline, the first you'll notice the screen protector is on is when you touch the screen; it doesn't feel as … glass-like. I have very calloused fingers (having been a guitar-player for over ten years) so its hard for me to quantify what it feels like but it doesn't have that slippery glass-like feeling of the new screen.

It doesn't feel cheap either though, and thats nice. Really thats all there is to say. The screen still looks down right beautiful and remains very responsive. I'm super stoked about this protector and I think it was well worth the money.
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24th October 2011, 10:04 PM |#2  
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very suspenseful review lol
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very suspenseful review lol

Suspenseful for you?! I'm the one waiting to get the damn stuff on my phone! :P

Seriously though, I noticed that no one had brought up ghost armor and I wanted to get awareness out. I'm about 99.99999999999999999% my review will be "Zoh EM GEE GUIZ! DIS STUFFS IS SCHWEET!" because of my past experience but mostly its going to be about the pictures I take of the stuff on my phone
24th October 2011, 10:25 PM |#4  
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Suspenseful for you?! I'm the one waiting to get the damn stuff on my phone! :P

Seriously though, I noticed that no one had brought up ghost armor and I wanted to get awareness out. I'm about 99.99999999999999999% my review will be "Zoh EM GEE GUIZ! DIS STUFFS IS SCHWEET!" because of my past experience but mostly its going to be about the pictures I take of the stuff on my phone

lol i really like these. but for right now im going to get the white body glove case for sgs2 that thang is gorgeous..... lol
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I was looking at some videos on youtube after your post. Very intriguing. I know my phone will be going straight into my pocket with my keys, screws, and everything else! I def going to need a solid screen protector. Looking forward to your review.
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I was looking at some videos on youtube after your post. Very intriguing. I know my phone will be going straight into my pocket with my keys, screws, and everything else! I def going to need a solid screen protector. Looking forward to your review.

Friday morning/noonish mate I'm stoked to get it!
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lol i really like these. but for right now im going to get the white body glove case for sgs2 that thang is gorgeous..... lol

are you talking about the one that has the stand? Those are made out of really cheap material. They crack and chip easily. I put one on my phone and when I tried to take it off, it chip the corner then later on I decided to return it so I take it off the phone again and it chip on the other corner. I was very care when I tried to remove it but it still chip.
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Had my SG2 for less than a week and while walking across a parking lot, it slipped from my hand and fell about three feet and landed face down. Long story short, screen shattered. I had the Ghost Armor on my Vibrant and the screen never shattered when it fell from higher distances. Needless to say, got my replacement phone and it's going to get the Armor screen this weekend.
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Had ghost armour on my nexus s also only on the screen though was running for a bus flew out my pocket onto concrete pavement. Crack wasnt to bad was still usable thank god because I was on vacation. It kept everything intact

Ive had ghost Armour on every phone in the last year and screen protectors are really good and the carbon fiber added a nice black look to my sensation rather than the ugly brown. I really want to see the white one waiting for the kiosk at my mall to get one so I can get one for free. benefits of being an employee for cell phone stores lol
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Can someone link the site info? Id like more pictures and literature.

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I have ghost armor on my ipad and love it. I was gonna go with the white carbon this time around for my s2. But I chose the phantomskin chromatics in pearl white instead. One I get it I'll try to write a review. I kinda wanted an extra battery door like they had for my vibrant. So I don't lose the galaxy s II.

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