You can only see the screen protector whith canera flashes or when the screen is off and the room lighting hits it the wrong way. Otherwise, you can not see that screen protector at all. If I handed you the phone with it turned on, you would have to stand there tilting the screen this way and that to see that screen protector. I love it! I can care less how it looks turned off or in photos, it looks PERFECT while I am using it!
I can tell you that the Zagg and other "soft" protectors like the "free" ones mentioned on this forum, are thick and gummy compared to "rigid" protectors like the Steinheil and Boxwave. This means several things:
1.) The Zagg and other protectors reduce touch sensitivity and accuracy due to thickness (especially on resistive touch)
2.) They reduce touch feel due to irregular "drag" due to the gummy texture and unsmooth surface
3.) They reduce screen brightness and color accuracy due to thickness, and also due to their irregular orange peel texture which scatters light.
With my Steinheil, the screen looks identical to without it, and touch feel is virtually identical. It's like laying a thin layer of glass over top. If I took a picture with the light on it, you wouldn't know it's on the screen save for the tiny "lip" at the edge of the protector. It's that clear.