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Whitestone Dome just released a replacement screen protector for the inner folding display, which they advertise as the genuine Samsung film. It comes in a one-pack for $20 plus shipping on their site, or $18 with free Prime shipping on Amazon. It includes a jig to help with alignment and they advertise a bubble free installation.

Just thought I'd mention it for those looking to replace their inner screen protector, but want the original film (which in my opinion is fantastic). But mine has picked up a few hairline scratches and I may replace it soon.

Whitestone Dome [Samsung Genuine Film] for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Dome Genuine Film Screen Protector Anti-Bubble HD Clear PET Film Screen Guard for Galaxy Z Fold 3 (2021) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B09LV4W...abc_5256ME01VCGKQN1GVWZS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

 

blackhawk

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None of the display disassemble is easy on this model. You better know what you're doing, and have steady nerves and hands... and a near clean room environment be nice to have.

I have zero faith in Whitestone based on their lame of customer support and poor QC that I unfortunately witnessed myself.

OEM parts by Samsung certified repair center is the safest bet...
 
I just received my screen protector today from Amazon. I don't plan on installing it yet, as my factory screen protector is still in great shape with only a few surface scratches. I basically bought this out of curiosity and to have a back up if I need it.

Again, this is marketed as the genuine Samsung film, meaning it's the OEM replacement film for the ZF3. It comes with a jig to assure perfect alignment, and they advertise a bubble free installation. I can't attest to that since I haven't installed it, but a dust free environment would be ideal. No different than any other screen protector installation.

The film is the EXACT same size as the factory applied film. It is not the $90 UTG film that Whitestone originally marketed, which also seems to no longer be available on their site. I have no doubts about the quality. WSD has a great reputation amongst users here, and I'm currently using their EZ glass protector on the outer screen, and it's fantastic and was super easy to install.

As far as what @blackhawk said, you can safely ignore him and his comments. He has been trashing the ZF2 and the ZF3 since they were released, despite the fact that he's never owned either device and says he will never own them. He often makes false claims about the devices and Samsung in general. He is a troll that goes to different forums here just to trash talk devices. I actually have him on my ignore list, but his comments still appear sometimes. But he's just trolling this thread, too. He doesn't own this device, obviously has NO clue how to install a screen protector on it, and I doubt he has any experience with any WSD product.

There is NO disassembly of the display required at all. You're merely peeling the factory screen protector off. It does not require skill or nerves of steel. Simply watching a YouTube video will show you how easily the factory film is removed. Obviously you can always go to a Samsung certified repair shop like UBreakIFix or Best Buy, but this is the genuine film and can easily be installed at home. Run the shower, steam up your bathroom to knock dust out of the air, and just be patient and careful. Same method I've used for years to install all different types of screen protectors.

This video shows installation of WSD Silk UTG screen protector, but the jig and installation for the genuine film is identical. As you can see, it's pretty straightforward.

 
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blackhawk

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I just received my screen protector today from Amazon. I don't plan on installing it yet, as my factory screen protector is still in great shape with only a few surface scratches. I basically bought this out of curiosity and to have a back up if I need it.

Again, this is marketed as the genuine Samsung film, meaning it's the OEM replacement film for the ZF3. It comes with a jig to assure perfect alignment, and they advertise a bubble free installation. I can't attest to that since I haven't installed it, but a dust free environment would be ideal. No different than any other screen protector installation.

The film is the EXACT same size as the factory applied film. It is not the $90 UTG film that Whitestone originally marketed, which also seems to no longer be available on their site. I have no doubts about the quality. WSD has a great reputation amongst users here, and I'm currently using their EZ glass protector on the outer screen, and it's fantastic and was super easy to install.

As far as what @blackhawk said, you can safely ignore him and his comments. He has been trashing the ZF2 and the ZF3 since they were released, despite the fact that he's never owned either device and says he will never own them. He often makes false claims about the devices and Samsung in general. He is a troll that goes to different forums here just to trash talk devices. I actually have him on my ignore list, but his comments still appear sometimes. But he's just trolling this thread, too. He doesn't nt own this device, obviously has MO clue how to install a screen protector on it, and I doubt he has any experience with any WSD product.

There is NO disassembly of the display required at all. You're merely peeling the factory screen protector off. It does not require skill or nerves of steel. Simply watching a YouTube video will show you how easily the factory film is removed. Obviously you can always go to a Samsung certified repair shop like UBreakIFix or Best Buy, but this is the genuine film and can easily be installed at home. Run the shower, steam up your bathroom to knock dust out of the air, and just be patient and careful. Same method I've used for years to install all different types of screen protectors.

This video shows installation of WSD Silk UTG screen protector, but the jig and installation for the genuine film is identical. As you can see, it's pretty straightforward.

I wuv you too.
How many can you repeat yourself, weak sauce?
Me not owning this device doesn't change the materials or design of it... unfortunately.

By all means show us how well your do it self repair went. You probably should have got two, you'll need the practice.
Someone who has done dozens of them knows the tricks you don't. They get paid to learn by their failures, do you?
You'll be looking at every day for hours, that's why you pay a skilled tech to do it.
Anyone can buy 2 quarts of urethane car paint, the trick is putting it on.
 
I wuv you too.
How many can you repeat yourself, weak sauce?
Me not owning this device doesn't change the materials or design of it... unfortunately.

By all means show us how well your do it self repair went. You probably should have got two, you'll need the practice.
Someone who has done dozens of them knows the tricks you don't. They get paid to learn by their failures, do you?
You'll be looking at every day for hours, that's why you pay a skilled tech to do it.
Anyone can buy 2 quarts of urethane car paint, the trick is putting it on.
Literally none of your rambling response made any sense at all. But thanks for attempting to communicate and successfully hijacking yet another thread with your utter nonsense.
 

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I just received my screen protector today from Amazon. I don't plan on installing it yet, as my factory screen protector is still in great shape with only a few surface scratches. I basically bought this out of curiosity and to have a back up if I need it.

Again, this is marketed as the genuine Samsung film, meaning it's the OEM replacement film for the ZF3. It comes with a jig to assure perfect alignment, and they advertise a bubble free installation. I can't attest to that since I haven't installed it, but a dust free environment would be ideal. No different than any other screen protector installation.

The film is the EXACT same size as the factory applied film. It is not the $90 UTG film that Whitestone originally marketed, which also seems to no longer be available on their site. I have no doubts about the quality. WSD has a great reputation amongst users here, and I'm currently using their EZ glass protector on the outer screen, and it's fantastic and was super easy to install.

As far as what @blackhawk said, you can safely ignore him and his comments. He has been trashing the ZF2 and the ZF3 since they were released, despite the fact that he's never owned either device and says he will never own them. He often makes false claims about the devices and Samsung in general. He is a troll that goes to different forums here just to trash talk devices. I actually have him on my ignore list, but his comments still appear sometimes. But he's just trolling this thread, too. He doesn't own this device, obviously has NO clue how to install a screen protector on it, and I doubt he has any experience with any WSD product.

There is NO disassembly of the display required at all. You're merely peeling the factory screen protector off. It does not require skill or nerves of steel. Simply watching a YouTube video will show you how easily the factory film is removed. Obviously you can always go to a Samsung certified repair shop like UBreakIFix or Best Buy, but this is the genuine film and can easily be installed at home. Run the shower, steam up your bathroom to knock dust out of the air, and just be patient and careful. Same method I've used for years to install all different types of screen protectors.

This video shows installation of WSD Silk UTG screen protector, but the jig and installation for the genuine film is identical. As you can see, it's pretty straightforward.

This is great, thanks. I generally avoid expensive screen protection because I'm absolutely useless at applying it. This video shows why you'd invest in this protector. It seems that even I could manage it.

Thanks for the shower tip too!
 
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This is great, thanks. I generally avoid expensive screen protection because I'm absolutely useless at applying it. This video shows why you'd invest in this protector. It seems that even I could manage it.

Thanks for the shower tip too!
No problem at all! Shower works a treat for minimizing dust in the air. I run te shower and the faucet on hot. When the mirror steams up, you should be good.
 

atvxda

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Pretty cool that this is available. Unfortunately, I haven't had much luck with Whitestone on my N20U and Fold2. Fortunately, still no scratches on either factory screen protector. My Fold3 is a first release device and I use the s pen multiple times per day. I am very happy with my inner screen experience this go around. Mine still feels like actual glass.

On a side note, I'm really happy to see the Fold3 getting more love with the accessories than the Fold2 did. Makes me hopeful that the line itself has gained popularity and with what to expect with the 4th iteration.
 
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From0toHero

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I just received my screen protector today from Amazon. I don't plan on installing it yet, as my factory screen protector is still in great shape with only a few surface scratches. I basically bought this out of curiosity and to have a back up if I need it.

Again, this is marketed as the genuine Samsung film, meaning it's the OEM replacement film for the ZF3. It comes with a jig to assure perfect alignment, and they advertise a bubble free installation. I can't attest to that since I haven't installed it, but a dust free environment would be ideal. No different than any other screen protector installation.

The film is the EXACT same size as the factory applied film. It is not the $90 UTG film that Whitestone originally marketed, which also seems to no longer be available on their site. I have no doubts about the quality. WSD has a great reputation amongst users here, and I'm currently using their EZ glass protector on the outer screen, and it's fantastic and was super easy to install.

As far as what @blackhawk said, you can safely ignore him and his comments. He has been trashing the ZF2 and the ZF3 since they were released, despite the fact that he's never owned either device and says he will never own them. He often makes false claims about the devices and Samsung in general. He is a troll that goes to different forums here just to trash talk devices. I actually have him on my ignore list, but his comments still appear sometimes. But he's just trolling this thread, too. He doesn't own this device, obviously has NO clue how to install a screen protector on it, and I doubt he has any experience with any WSD product.

There is NO disassembly of the display required at all. You're merely peeling the factory screen protector off. It does not require skill or nerves of steel. Simply watching a YouTube video will show you how easily the factory film is removed. Obviously you can always go to a Samsung certified repair shop like UBreakIFix or Best Buy, but this is the genuine film and can easily be installed at home. Run the shower, steam up your bathroom to knock dust out of the air, and just be patient and careful. Same method I've used for years to install all different types of screen protectors.

This video shows installation of WSD Silk UTG screen protector, but the jig and installation for the genuine film is identical. As you can see, it's pretty straightforward.

I'm sorry but why people take critique of a devices or companie so personal? In my opinion i don't care if it's Apple or Samsung or any other producer. What counts is the quality and the hardware plus the service. If all 3 criterias are given i will buy there product. Regarding the ZFold 2 and 3. This devices are a expensive jokes. If i can damage a display while taking off a screen protector, or by pressing a little to hard with my nail it's rubbish. If the display creates a ugly white line with dead pixels by itself, where the crease is and Samsung has the audacity to say it's costumer induced damage one can only shake his head. If you buy the 2k mobile and after 2-3 openings the display cracks, i can only shake my head and say what we're they thinking. This technology is totally unreliable and basically useless. Keep babying your fragile mobile and hope Samsung has mercy on your soul when the display goes bye bye. On ebay are many zflips and zfolds with exactly the damage i described. Sure compared to the millions sold, not all will show this flaw. But all are prone to be damaged by anything as hard as a fingernail.
 

Talderon

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I'm sorry but why people take critique of a devices or companie so personal? In my opinion i don't care if it's Apple or Samsung or any other producer. What counts is the quality and the hardware plus the service. If all 3 criterias are given i will buy there product. Regarding the ZFold 2 and 3. This devices are a expensive jokes. If i can damage a display while taking off a screen protector, or by pressing a little to hard with my nail it's rubbish. If the display creates a ugly white line with dead pixels by itself, where the crease is and Samsung has the audacity to say it's costumer induced damage one can only shake his head. If you buy the 2k mobile and after 2-3 openings the display cracks, i can only shake my head and say what we're they thinking. This technology is totally unreliable and basically useless. Keep babying your fragile mobile and hope Samsung has mercy on your soul when the display goes bye bye. On ebay are many zflips and zfolds with exactly the damage i described. Sure compared to the millions sold, not all will show this flaw. But all are prone to be damaged by anything as hard as a fingernail.
I see your point. This phone is NOT for everyone. I would not even consider getting this for my son. No, it would not last. He can juggle phone and tablet. For me, who does NOT "baby" my phone, but don't abuse it as well, it's great. A friend who works construction thought about it and I talked him out of it because of his work environment, this phone would not hold up.

Calling this device a "joke", I think is not right and just going to show how narrow your view on new tech really is. It's "Bleeding Edge" and most of us that bought this are okay with having to be a little more careful with our device because of the new tech and the delicacy of the first few generations of a device of this type.

All in all, everyone is going to have different views and attitudes to new tech. If you have no interest here, hijacking a thread to bash on a device is just childish. If you don't like this device, have no interest in it, well, do the smart thing, stay out of the forum for the phone and it won't cause you any issues regardless of what someone posts here. :)

Just my perspective. :)
 
I'm sorry but why people take critique of a devices or companie so personal? In my opinion i don't care if it's Apple or Samsung or any other producer. What counts is the quality and the hardware plus the service. If all 3 criterias are given i will buy there product. Regarding the ZFold 2 and 3. This devices are a expensive jokes. If i can damage a display while taking off a screen protector, or by pressing a little to hard with my nail it's rubbish. If the display creates a ugly white line with dead pixels by itself, where the crease is and Samsung has the audacity to say it's costumer induced damage one can only shake his head. If you buy the 2k mobile and after 2-3 openings the display cracks, i can only shake my head and say what we're they thinking. This technology is totally unreliable and basically useless. Keep babying your fragile mobile and hope Samsung has mercy on your soul when the display goes bye bye. On ebay are many zflips and zfolds with exactly the damage i described. Sure compared to the millions sold, not all will show this flaw. But all are prone to be damaged by anything as hard as a fingernail.
So this thread is about a genuine inner screen protector. There's a general discussion about the phone in another thread. But I will say almost everything you just said is completely untrue. And Ive used both the ZF2 and ZF3 as daily drivers and I don't baby them at all.

I don't take anyone's opinions personally. At all. I don't give AF what phone you like, don't like, use, don't use. I just get frustrated when I come here to help other users and get help, then people like you hijack threads with misinformation and just trash talk a device you've never used, and know nothing about. If you have to lie about a phone to discourage others from using it, or justifying why you don't like it, then you're obviously the one taking it personal.

So take your opinions and misinformation to the general discussion thread. Please and thank you.
 

Talderon

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So this thread is about a genuine inner screen protector. There's a general discussion about the phone in another thread. But I will say almost everything you just said is completely untrue. And Ive used both the ZF2 and ZF3 as daily drivers and I don't baby them at all.

I don't take anyone's opinions personally. At all. I don't give AF what phone you like, don't like, use, don't use. I just get frustrated when I come here to help other users and get help, then people like you hijack threads with misinformation and just trash talk a device you've never used, and know nothing about. If you have to lie about a phone to discourage others from using it, or justifying why you don't like it, then you're obviously the one taking it personal.

So take your opinions and misinformation to the general discussion thread. Please and thank you.
I agree completely and that is the last I will say about this...

Now, back to the OP.

I watched install vids for the $90 trash they had out before and it looked daunting, at best. Does this one have the same installation?
 
Well, I am not sure I am skilled enough to get this installed. I would have to see if my Bro can do it if and when I need one. :D That dude has installed more WDS protectors that anyone I know (in the hundreds).
It actually looks pretty straight forward. There's no liquid adhesive on this. It's a dry install. It comes with a jig that lines everything up and you just press it down with a squeeqee. I posted a link to a video showing the installation earlier in the thread.
 
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    Why is this post marked as an question?
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    I'm sorry but why people take critique of a devices or companie so personal? In my opinion i don't care if it's Apple or Samsung or any other producer. What counts is the quality and the hardware plus the service. If all 3 criterias are given i will buy there product. Regarding the ZFold 2 and 3. This devices are a expensive jokes. If i can damage a display while taking off a screen protector, or by pressing a little to hard with my nail it's rubbish. If the display creates a ugly white line with dead pixels by itself, where the crease is and Samsung has the audacity to say it's costumer induced damage one can only shake his head. If you buy the 2k mobile and after 2-3 openings the display cracks, i can only shake my head and say what we're they thinking. This technology is totally unreliable and basically useless. Keep babying your fragile mobile and hope Samsung has mercy on your soul when the display goes bye bye. On ebay are many zflips and zfolds with exactly the damage i described. Sure compared to the millions sold, not all will show this flaw. But all are prone to be damaged by anything as hard as a fingernail.
    So this thread is about a genuine inner screen protector. There's a general discussion about the phone in another thread. But I will say almost everything you just said is completely untrue. And Ive used both the ZF2 and ZF3 as daily drivers and I don't baby them at all.

    I don't take anyone's opinions personally. At all. I don't give AF what phone you like, don't like, use, don't use. I just get frustrated when I come here to help other users and get help, then people like you hijack threads with misinformation and just trash talk a device you've never used, and know nothing about. If you have to lie about a phone to discourage others from using it, or justifying why you don't like it, then you're obviously the one taking it personal.

    So take your opinions and misinformation to the general discussion thread. Please and thank you.
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    I'm sorry but why people take critique of a devices or companie so personal? In my opinion i don't care if it's Apple or Samsung or any other producer. What counts is the quality and the hardware plus the service. If all 3 criterias are given i will buy there product. Regarding the ZFold 2 and 3. This devices are a expensive jokes. If i can damage a display while taking off a screen protector, or by pressing a little to hard with my nail it's rubbish. If the display creates a ugly white line with dead pixels by itself, where the crease is and Samsung has the audacity to say it's costumer induced damage one can only shake his head. If you buy the 2k mobile and after 2-3 openings the display cracks, i can only shake my head and say what we're they thinking. This technology is totally unreliable and basically useless. Keep babying your fragile mobile and hope Samsung has mercy on your soul when the display goes bye bye. On ebay are many zflips and zfolds with exactly the damage i described. Sure compared to the millions sold, not all will show this flaw. But all are prone to be damaged by anything as hard as a fingernail.
    I see your point. This phone is NOT for everyone. I would not even consider getting this for my son. No, it would not last. He can juggle phone and tablet. For me, who does NOT "baby" my phone, but don't abuse it as well, it's great. A friend who works construction thought about it and I talked him out of it because of his work environment, this phone would not hold up.

    Calling this device a "joke", I think is not right and just going to show how narrow your view on new tech really is. It's "Bleeding Edge" and most of us that bought this are okay with having to be a little more careful with our device because of the new tech and the delicacy of the first few generations of a device of this type.

    All in all, everyone is going to have different views and attitudes to new tech. If you have no interest here, hijacking a thread to bash on a device is just childish. If you don't like this device, have no interest in it, well, do the smart thing, stay out of the forum for the phone and it won't cause you any issues regardless of what someone posts here. :)

    Just my perspective. :)
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    Whitestone Dome just released a replacement screen protector for the inner folding display, which they advertise as the genuine Samsung film. It comes in a one-pack for $20 plus shipping on their site, or $18 with free Prime shipping on Amazon. It includes a jig to help with alignment and they advertise a bubble free installation.

    Just thought I'd mention it for those looking to replace their inner screen protector, but want the original film (which in my opinion is fantastic). But mine has picked up a few hairline scratches and I may replace it soon.

    Whitestone Dome [Samsung Genuine Film] for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Dome Genuine Film Screen Protector Anti-Bubble HD Clear PET Film Screen Guard for Galaxy Z Fold 3 (2021) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B09LV4W...abc_5256ME01VCGKQN1GVWZS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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    I just received my screen protector today from Amazon. I don't plan on installing it yet, as my factory screen protector is still in great shape with only a few surface scratches. I basically bought this out of curiosity and to have a back up if I need it.

    Again, this is marketed as the genuine Samsung film, meaning it's the OEM replacement film for the ZF3. It comes with a jig to assure perfect alignment, and they advertise a bubble free installation. I can't attest to that since I haven't installed it, but a dust free environment would be ideal. No different than any other screen protector installation.

    The film is the EXACT same size as the factory applied film. It is not the $90 UTG film that Whitestone originally marketed, which also seems to no longer be available on their site. I have no doubts about the quality. WSD has a great reputation amongst users here, and I'm currently using their EZ glass protector on the outer screen, and it's fantastic and was super easy to install.

    As far as what @blackhawk said, you can safely ignore him and his comments. He has been trashing the ZF2 and the ZF3 since they were released, despite the fact that he's never owned either device and says he will never own them. He often makes false claims about the devices and Samsung in general. He is a troll that goes to different forums here just to trash talk devices. I actually have him on my ignore list, but his comments still appear sometimes. But he's just trolling this thread, too. He doesn't own this device, obviously has NO clue how to install a screen protector on it, and I doubt he has any experience with any WSD product.

    There is NO disassembly of the display required at all. You're merely peeling the factory screen protector off. It does not require skill or nerves of steel. Simply watching a YouTube video will show you how easily the factory film is removed. Obviously you can always go to a Samsung certified repair shop like UBreakIFix or Best Buy, but this is the genuine film and can easily be installed at home. Run the shower, steam up your bathroom to knock dust out of the air, and just be patient and careful. Same method I've used for years to install all different types of screen protectors.

    This video shows installation of WSD Silk UTG screen protector, but the jig and installation for the genuine film is identical. As you can see, it's pretty straightforward.