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Talderon

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I know mine doesn't cover the full screen, maybe 1-2 mm off around the whole screen. But I can understand where you get their quality has gone down. Had whitestone on my 21u, and the first screen protector that came with jig was superb. Their replacement didn't seem to last long. I still haven't installed mine though..
Yeah, I have had WhiteStone since the Note 9 and let me tell you, the experience that I had with my Note 20 Ultra was utterly craptastic.

Their communication sucks, the glue quality has gone down and the application jig was cracked and chipping when I got it and it took over 2 months to get them to replace it.

I am not going to replace the inner screen protector, but I do plan on putting one on the outer screen. :D
 

Sonin66

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Yeah, I have had WhiteStone since the Note 9 and let me tell you, the experience that I had with my Note 20 Ultra was utterly craptastic.

Their communication sucks, the glue quality has gone down and the application jig was cracked and chipping when I got it and it took over 2 months to get them to replace it.

I am not going to replace the inner screen protector, but I do plan on putting one on the outer screen. :D
My first whitestone sucked on my s10 plus. They improved on the 21u and I have the ez whitestone on the outside and their plastic camera protector. The ez protector is pretty good tbh
 
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Talderon

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My first whitestone sucked on my s10 plus. They improved on the 21u and I have the ez whitestone on the outside and their plastic camera protector. The ez protector is pretty good tbh
Well, my brother has a business and one of the "side" services he offers is installing WSD protectors and he's REALLY damn GOOD at installation and even HE noticed the downward decline of WSD as of late. :( Regardless, I am not going to remove a perfectly good factory installed one to install one that is not even edge-to-edge. Why downgrade? And for $90? Oh hells no! :p
 
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Sonin66

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Well, my brother has a business and one of the "side" services he offers is installing WSD protectors and he's REALLY damn GOOD at installation and even HE noticed the downward decline of WSD as of late. :( Regardless, I am not going to remove a perfectly good factory installed one to install one that is not even edge-to-edge. Why downgrade? And for $90? Oh hells no! :p
Word..let me know if you do install it though
 
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Yeah the factory one is fine and is made to protect from the SPen. Watch JerryRigEverthing teardown. He put some pretty deep grooves and gouges in the PET, and when he peeled it off, the actual screen was perfect. No marks at all.

I'd be interested in WSD outer screen protector if it wasn't a $40 piece of plastic. Like WTF are they thinking?
 

blackhawk

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Wait until the factory installed one deteriorates beyond your tolerance. It's probably the best you'll get, certainly the least amount of installation trouble🤣
I've been using the IQ Sheild on my 10+ for over a year. They are inexpensive, "self healing", doesn't yellow, easy to clean and are an easy wet apply. Haven't tested fingerprint function as I never use it.

It's important not to get any lint or dust under it when applying, clean well. Make sure your fingers are clean and wetted when you handle it when first applying. Get a clean sweep with the squeegee and get all large air bubbles out. Micro bubbles should self absorb unless caused by lint.
Push down corners as needed the first 5-20 until it starts to set up.
Allow to set for at least 2 hours once in place.
Best plastic screen protector I've tried, normally last me 6+ months.

 

StormCell

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On the F2 the screen protector was easy to remove and felt much better within it. The F3 is not the same. I find no edge to slide a piece of paper under to remove the protector. I don't think I'm going to chance it.
 

Sonin66

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Yeah the factory one is fine and is made to protect from the SPen. Watch JerryRigEverthing teardown. He put some pretty deep grooves and gouges in the PET, and when he peeled it off, the actual screen was perfect. No marks at all.

I'd be interested in WSD outer screen protector if it wasn't a $40 piece of plastic. Like WTF are they thinking?
They have a glass outer screen the traditional way and the ez way with no light and drippy adhesive
 

Sonin66

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On the F2 the screen protector was easy to remove and felt much better within it. The F3 is not the same. I find no edge to slide a piece of paper under to remove the protector. I don't think I'm going to chance it.
The pet does not go edge to edge, you can easily pull it up with a piece of paper but like Blackhawk said, just wait till you can't stand the sight of the pet
 
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Jake.S

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The point is you aren't TOUCHING glass. The surface is plastic. Go back and watch your video again.
Touching glass is different but in one post you said clearly ZF2 does not have ultra thin glass. That's why I took this video up as proof that it does have it. Please write properly next time before attacking me on this part since it's not my fault you wrote wrong. Secondly you don't have to be soo salty about it with such attitude and tone.
 
Touching glass is different but in one post you said clearly ZF2 does not have ultra thin glass. That's why I took this video up as proof that it does have it. Please write properly next time before attacking me on this part since it's not my fault you wrote wrong. Secondly you don't have to be soo salty about it with such attitude and tone.
Are you sure I didn't say the SURFACE was plastic?
I understood what you said. But the surface of the ZF2 screen is not glass.

And I'm not salty, nor do I have attitude. I responded to your video, which was a response to mine.

Remember it is nearly impossible to tell tone from words on a screen. I'm sorry you took it any other way. I was just being blunt, but I also can't control how you choose to take it.
 

fragia181

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I'm thinking.... if try to apply a screen protector over stock film, without remove it ?? I want to apply a matte screen protector to reduce fingerprint and light reflection... but i don't want remove pet stock film...
 

Sonin66

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I'm thinking.... if try to apply a screen protector over stock film, without remove it ?? I want to apply a matte screen protector to reduce fingerprint and light reflection... but i don't want remove pet stock film...
Then you don't want that matte screen protector. You need to remove the og protector in order to out anything else on screen
 

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    I'm not wrong.
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