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Sony XA2 [H3123] screen protector recommendations?

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Anyone have suggestions for this device when it comes to screen protectors? Sorry if this isn't the right area to post this question but.... it's a relatively new model and doesn't seem to have it's own forum section unless I'm mistaken!
Tried a film protector and it bubbled and scratched extremely easy, looked awful after just one week of use.
Ordered a glass protector, only to discover today that the screen on this actually is curved slightly..... I could rant about the poor design choice of that, but that's not the point. :) The protector doesn't fit well on it and leaves the sides of the protector sort of unstuck, so there's an unsightly stripe down the center. I removed it and the screen is currently bare, because it just looked absolutely terrible. :(
The phone itself is great, just that there's not very good cases for it yet (that I've seen), the one I have isn't exactly going to do much to protect the screen if it faceplants. And the protectors I've tried have been terrible.
What do any of you recommend for this? Will I have to go film? And are there good film protectors that perhaps are more resistant to bubbling/scratching? This is the Sony XA2 H3123, not the ultra.
 

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I'd like to know how the Imak one works, I don't think I saw any reviews of it when I was trying to order one. I got a cheapie from amazon first, it was glass and didn't accommodate the curved glass at all, causing it to be about 1/4 inch short on both sides from the edges, and even then the edges didn't stick.

right now I'm using (amazon link) http://a.co/de99wiN and the glass is curved to fit the screen well, size is good...they only used adhesive in a ring around the edge it seems so you get a ring near edge of the screen. Was hoping selection improves later also.

also, I figure this probably belongs in the accessories not questions but I'm not a mod so...
 

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Is there a chance for pictures of how this screen protector looks? Thanks in advance!

Sorry in advance if these pictures take a long time to load on slow connections...if people still suffer from those. You were warned.


with amazon cheap tpu case:
u-BXegpLiJfd9Kb7SdB55WDzS4tUiFgDv8ggQuvYyepYAbOrsNYwugiXNIOUykg3k4RZriXrIDa6gJn388HRl6f6nzuOyH98hlbKNMErPj2CGJTIeguue5TUzvmXBvOa0L6ypGolT1JCgeelMpFYVi3P9_bKWMmajJ56P9AGTIOa2pXvu5TiCdHkZOz8zwQAg3vrQPjLg-n6w5TkaivKMJLEK_COzWuik53ZOBevtfenHiDOlM6vPv4cHKnXZipbdokzegsZvQ-f8A1ZWz-PcfSUh4utk2tQHRnGwUpf72HdE5gs1n6ktJBt8xS_igHCDFHymwR9s8RxxD3S6k4M4fiIhjDeHZp9PlU7YG-Vd8W_747eIJmmYONsMyfXjie7CHzBH2yTVLeYc5wA07KNje8e_2po6ZyUFAei9YinF9MV4cVBx_ELLxqnpBvyXyQD_2Kh_hZz4PPaVUpyPxHGAtaRh77D83d9Vp4D0hVMvmvwy-3Tb55b8RNM8rDXZg1sKxx2tU7Yt5Vh-Iptks086LoBXNrimkUfQyppHaXcAhQxYtW2pRDSUU617neb-9nx_kP9zGDktLWKBaUng8HwAr713xqUg408L_mTQhe3=w653-h870-no


bare device:
UVtp2MxgLRvwjIBV9vEKXnXjIFHOTmEmW31sroEvfFSXf0nky8qVJY2-jzeRO1Pv_nFUs2Q_QgviU1wngO0lqLUGyHYSSHaML8AauhvvQRXzrkIl6WbomvSA1GmN4oE5oN2JSDcxibbt6xFogjXY3o6I6DLz2vyogGFMahc9B2RAx8H8GxEGm4RTS88VeJOTOqj32wfY3Eju6dtkFC29yLk2e2D3u2qpTHU0vmCZL4ilE4p3Ahq33OFUNYwbdOEwM7LZH9TdkBAl2IIdjHLlikXUh5AZLH9lCS8Eu29tbmzYUXSTag6qYMdktlCNFpbUP0PJJFZD9_fheg0qMVCII6IuOdndCe4Mn8Id8wksgE4IA_mQy97DiI-WB6de1jeL6cPM1D88j15UztvjBoelo2POv1n4gYa00HCIXau5XKWRo6LzDEFUmYskYtu3-uUH4KETrMRLcvtoD5SKkWWgzTek02VzLNq6qikvHWsYv8WADMruFH5slaLRtVG52SXU28zxPzqgrf-_bzFQ59Oa8_z1sHMpvPk-9ocIyonOfuyv3CzqRCIOk9jQO_g8JTPLCJ0xdiFBltRRL0PskCEyfbpvZ9ZydVpa35Ytwy1S=w653-h870-no


screen on:
Xpgcnn_Z5CdnUd_m-tPWbJS4bNAqH3G4UTw5KDGC1210qzvK2Fhyp7IAh6TQOmL0DjKNBsMHMeETWXAWcaxesbwPusMEhzMGmZHZ1_CW0njzQVxDKgr25hn4dAT91ycWUPKVKU5pAiIiiIkS-xQyZHO4PueoQLIElbjy3s_XufWVXojM074TVYcRQoihaWYS79GFuy_BK2FOYoGIArwl509YCbZvfCZ6dSuJs9FynRZzj9EGbHWYsCMgCZm0IallgreAvGz-2aEuc7Jj8lBin14uL6wgIHcuKSPu1yJo5fOLAzwA35H39o5snVhwbsKbtoOLbYJwohlHCyjlGy4JlqVAnoQnMOeHm2xs2mHTbP7D9reNDMWDzQPG_m-txHP-Ho_EGabxKjplJUPh_t0ckGS4pGoOb5HO8IaHIMoweYMbD4kfpZmBTsF8fPmXk9Wguf36Yd1bT3GPSeRHzS_9vDDTmoZQJ_IELNZ5sGBSlwKnT1dXyaP5LCFt6eRCGlTxzPpoYXRUN41-_IZlCsqtqfFwINxluXpNPOhbVqEjywRzK0Gl5ubfgJU6iM4lc2OA2-WxsS-xFZQKaXLi4BzFnftoKhibyNcTugJBNbRF=w653-h870-no



Particularly with the screen on, you can see a ring around the border of the screen. This appears to be the only location the adhesive is applied to hold the protector on the screen. It looks like some dust is working it's way through the camera hole and getting between the phone screen and glass protector.

This one did take 2 weeks to get to me direct from china, but this bothers me less than the one amazon had 1 or 2 day prime that left 1/4" unprotected around the edges. The price was ok, I'll probably look to replace this later down the road when there are some better options.

---------- Post added at 10:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:29 PM ----------

also sorry if I confused things earlier, with any of my posts, I may have missed OP was asking about non-ultra version. hopefully the content is still relevant. I have the H3223 xa2 ultra.
 
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    Is there a chance for pictures of how this screen protector looks? Thanks in advance!

    Sorry in advance if these pictures take a long time to load on slow connections...if people still suffer from those. You were warned.


    with amazon cheap tpu case:
    u-BXegpLiJfd9Kb7SdB55WDzS4tUiFgDv8ggQuvYyepYAbOrsNYwugiXNIOUykg3k4RZriXrIDa6gJn388HRl6f6nzuOyH98hlbKNMErPj2CGJTIeguue5TUzvmXBvOa0L6ypGolT1JCgeelMpFYVi3P9_bKWMmajJ56P9AGTIOa2pXvu5TiCdHkZOz8zwQAg3vrQPjLg-n6w5TkaivKMJLEK_COzWuik53ZOBevtfenHiDOlM6vPv4cHKnXZipbdokzegsZvQ-f8A1ZWz-PcfSUh4utk2tQHRnGwUpf72HdE5gs1n6ktJBt8xS_igHCDFHymwR9s8RxxD3S6k4M4fiIhjDeHZp9PlU7YG-Vd8W_747eIJmmYONsMyfXjie7CHzBH2yTVLeYc5wA07KNje8e_2po6ZyUFAei9YinF9MV4cVBx_ELLxqnpBvyXyQD_2Kh_hZz4PPaVUpyPxHGAtaRh77D83d9Vp4D0hVMvmvwy-3Tb55b8RNM8rDXZg1sKxx2tU7Yt5Vh-Iptks086LoBXNrimkUfQyppHaXcAhQxYtW2pRDSUU617neb-9nx_kP9zGDktLWKBaUng8HwAr713xqUg408L_mTQhe3=w653-h870-no


    bare device:
    UVtp2MxgLRvwjIBV9vEKXnXjIFHOTmEmW31sroEvfFSXf0nky8qVJY2-jzeRO1Pv_nFUs2Q_QgviU1wngO0lqLUGyHYSSHaML8AauhvvQRXzrkIl6WbomvSA1GmN4oE5oN2JSDcxibbt6xFogjXY3o6I6DLz2vyogGFMahc9B2RAx8H8GxEGm4RTS88VeJOTOqj32wfY3Eju6dtkFC29yLk2e2D3u2qpTHU0vmCZL4ilE4p3Ahq33OFUNYwbdOEwM7LZH9TdkBAl2IIdjHLlikXUh5AZLH9lCS8Eu29tbmzYUXSTag6qYMdktlCNFpbUP0PJJFZD9_fheg0qMVCII6IuOdndCe4Mn8Id8wksgE4IA_mQy97DiI-WB6de1jeL6cPM1D88j15UztvjBoelo2POv1n4gYa00HCIXau5XKWRo6LzDEFUmYskYtu3-uUH4KETrMRLcvtoD5SKkWWgzTek02VzLNq6qikvHWsYv8WADMruFH5slaLRtVG52SXU28zxPzqgrf-_bzFQ59Oa8_z1sHMpvPk-9ocIyonOfuyv3CzqRCIOk9jQO_g8JTPLCJ0xdiFBltRRL0PskCEyfbpvZ9ZydVpa35Ytwy1S=w653-h870-no


    screen on:
    Xpgcnn_Z5CdnUd_m-tPWbJS4bNAqH3G4UTw5KDGC1210qzvK2Fhyp7IAh6TQOmL0DjKNBsMHMeETWXAWcaxesbwPusMEhzMGmZHZ1_CW0njzQVxDKgr25hn4dAT91ycWUPKVKU5pAiIiiIkS-xQyZHO4PueoQLIElbjy3s_XufWVXojM074TVYcRQoihaWYS79GFuy_BK2FOYoGIArwl509YCbZvfCZ6dSuJs9FynRZzj9EGbHWYsCMgCZm0IallgreAvGz-2aEuc7Jj8lBin14uL6wgIHcuKSPu1yJo5fOLAzwA35H39o5snVhwbsKbtoOLbYJwohlHCyjlGy4JlqVAnoQnMOeHm2xs2mHTbP7D9reNDMWDzQPG_m-txHP-Ho_EGabxKjplJUPh_t0ckGS4pGoOb5HO8IaHIMoweYMbD4kfpZmBTsF8fPmXk9Wguf36Yd1bT3GPSeRHzS_9vDDTmoZQJ_IELNZ5sGBSlwKnT1dXyaP5LCFt6eRCGlTxzPpoYXRUN41-_IZlCsqtqfFwINxluXpNPOhbVqEjywRzK0Gl5ubfgJU6iM4lc2OA2-WxsS-xFZQKaXLi4BzFnftoKhibyNcTugJBNbRF=w653-h870-no



    Particularly with the screen on, you can see a ring around the border of the screen. This appears to be the only location the adhesive is applied to hold the protector on the screen. It looks like some dust is working it's way through the camera hole and getting between the phone screen and glass protector.

    This one did take 2 weeks to get to me direct from china, but this bothers me less than the one amazon had 1 or 2 day prime that left 1/4" unprotected around the edges. The price was ok, I'll probably look to replace this later down the road when there are some better options.

    ---------- Post added at 10:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:29 PM ----------

    also sorry if I confused things earlier, with any of my posts, I may have missed OP was asking about non-ultra version. hopefully the content is still relevant. I have the H3223 xa2 ultra.