This is the BEST NOTE 9 Screen Protector RINGKE DUAL EASY FILM

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seoulbrova

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I've tried multiple brands including whitestone and for cost, ease of install, and coverage the Ringke Dual Easy Film is hands down the best.

It isn't tempered glass but it doesn't have the stickiness like other brands. It feels completely smooth and my pen glides across it just like glass. Also, I haven't had any edge lifting and install was a piece of cake.

At the price for 2 I would have paid double if I knew it was this good.

Here's a video on the install and how it looks at the end. You'll note a very minor bubble on the bottom corner but it disappeared after about 10 minutes after I pushed it down a few more times.
 
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Mr. Orange 645

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I agree. I had previously touted the QiMai TPU screen protector as the best, but I accidentally tore that. Decided to try the Ringke Dual Easy Film. It's basically the same exact screen protector, but the Ringke is an easier install method.
 

DerrtyJones

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I will concur with this. Install was super easy and clean. I usually go with Armorsuit if I can't find a TGSP that fits my phone perfectly. I took a chance on this and so glad i did. Highly recommended.
 

nbog

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Got the phone after Black Friday, put LK tempered and it separated from the screen second day, plus sensitivity went to drain.
Ordered Shilling 3D and after 4 weeks on - no issues, no need to inrease touch sensitivity, in a combo with Spigen Rugged Armor - charm. Haven't droped it yet, can't comment on how well both of them protect the phone, hope it never happens
 

eliashadow

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Reading the opinions here i just applied Ringke easy dual film.
Easy installation, all good.
The only disadvantage is that it's not so antifingerprint.

But recommended...

Sent from Note 9 while ruling the world from my toilet.
 

harlenm

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It gets indentations and is always greasy. Plus it's too big and my regular case pushes up the edges.

I'm very tempted to just not use screen protectors anymore as I'm really tired of the aggravation they cause

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@Grimspoon

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It gets indentations and is always greasy. Plus it's too big and my regular case pushes up the edges.

I'm very tempted to just not use screen protectors anymore as I'm really tired of the aggravation they cause

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After reading this thread and having a never ending stream of frustrations with Whitestone on my Note 9 I decided to order these and give it a try. My first impression was i really liked it, it installed easily and is cleaner looking than the glass, initially, due to not having a mountain of dirt dust and fuzz collecting around the edges. It is 100 % a grease magnet though. It's so prone to smudges I'm pretty sure I'm noticing it pull grease from the air without even touching it. Anyone reading this thread wondering if it's really as bad as some of us have mentioned; it's worse. I cannot overstate how smudgy this product is.

So weigh the pros on cons. Smudges vs dust mountains around the edge of the Whitestone. Which will trigger your fragile OCD less. My own fragile OCD is still undecided.

The edges lifting is definitely an issue I wasn't expecting. This thing has great coverage. Way better than glass. This is a plus and a minus. I've used it with 3 cases now; Spigen Liquid Air; Ringke Air Clear and Rhinoshield Bumper. After a night out at dinner I came home with the Spigen Liquid Air having pushed the corners up a bit on the bottom. I got this screen on pretty squarely, there's not a lot of imbalance between the top and bottom edges. Less than .020" give or take measuring with my eye-lazers. The Ringke air has less aggressive edging around the case and is perhaps a bit softer too along the ridge where the case might meet the screen protector. Perfect fit. The Rhinoshield bumper looks like it's VERY close and for the few hours I used it with this screen protector it did not lift any edge. I think it might after some extended use though.

I also feel like I'm at the point where I might just say F-it to using a screen protector. My pockets are dusty as hell though, and I know it's a bad idea that I'll later regret. Where the heck is all this dust in my pockets coming from anyways? I also feel like I could get used to using this screen protector on my phone with just a skin on the back and go case-less, a tempting notion but also probably a bad idea.

Overall I do like this screen protector. It doesn't feel as nice as Whitestone but it's way more clean (assuming you don't ever touch your phone) and easier to clean when it does get dirty. They could probably make it better by increasing the radius of the corners by just a bit and really increase case compatibility. I'm going to try and live with it a bit and see how I feel after a week or so.
 

bob2300nx

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I also feel like I'm at the point where I might just say F-it to using a screen protector. My pockets are dusty as hell though

My V20 is 2 years old and never had a screen protector. It always lived in my pockets and has fallen in crevices in the car where I had to pull it out, likely roughing up the screen.

The outcome? Micro scratches you can see with the screen off under light. Never noticeable in day to day use.

My thought process is I own the phone to enjoy not keep pristine for the next owner. With the deals I find, 2-3 years of usage is perfect for me.
 

@Grimspoon

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My V20 is 2 years old and never had a screen protector. It always lived in my pockets and has fallen in crevices in the car where I had to pull it out, likely roughing up the screen.

The outcome? Micro scratches you can see with the screen off under light. Never noticeable in day to day use.

My thought process is I own the phone to enjoy not keep pristine for the next owner. With the deals I find, 2-3 years of usage is perfect for me.

My enjoyment is derived through the process of keeping the device as fresh and new as long as possible. I can't deal with the micro scratches or worn out anodizing or any of it.
 

dfwfreaks

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My V20 is 2 years old and never had a screen protector. It always lived in my pockets and has fallen in crevices in the car where I had to pull it out, likely roughing up the screen.

The outcome? Micro scratches you can see with the screen off under light. Never noticeable in day to day use.

My thought process is I own the phone to enjoy not keep pristine for the next owner. With the deals I find, 2-3 years of usage is perfect for me.
I just want to prevent it from shattered
 

bob2300nx

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My enjoyment is derived through the process of keeping the device as fresh and new as long as possible. I can't deal with the micro scratches or worn out anodizing or any of it.

Well I am glad we all have options then. To me that sounds like keeping your car in perfect condition for the next person. Sure I am going to look after my stuff (I have never shattered a screen or broke any of my phones for that matter), but I am not going to worry about micro scratches that you will never seen day to day and have to use a light and look for it with the screen off. You interact with the screen each time you use the phone, I much rather have perfect response and beautiful glass feel than worry about scratches I will never see. I guess I am taking a risk that the screen durability is as good or better than my V20, I think it should be as scratch resistant or even more

I just want to prevent it from shattered

This is a good point. My old phone was the V20 and as it aged I was alittle less careful with it, that thing has a reputation for being rugged. With that said I was pleasantly surprised when I looked at drop tests on this phone. I will be careful and take precautions that seem necessary to me (have a slim to medium sized case).
 
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Batas

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Just applied this screen protector. So far very good. For me it is better than all I tried so far, including: whitestone dome glass (gets "spiderwebs" over time , skinomi techskin (horrible orange peel) and gadgetshieldz (spen stickiness).
 

Limeybastard

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My V20 is 2 years old and never had a screen protector. It always lived in my pockets and has fallen in crevices in the car where I had to pull it out, likely roughing up the screen.



The outcome? Micro scratches you can see with the screen off under light. Never noticeable in day to day use.



My thought process is I own the phone to enjoy not keep pristine for the next owner. With the deals I find, 2-3 years of usage is perfect for me.
Your last paragraph, hit the spot. I was like this with my vehicle, seat covers, expensive paint protection film etc.. one day I realized it was all for the benefit of the next owner LOL.

Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk

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They have another one that wraps around also I saw on Amazon.

Do they sell a back glass screen protector? Would be nice .

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username4this

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Gel screen protectors are always going to be greasy as ****, that's my main complain on the Spigen protector I have currently applied on my Note 9.
Also, another downfall of this type of screen protectors is the fact that, they get identations if you, for instance, press your nail against it, your spen, or any other "hard" object. They sort of self heal so this effect goes away after a while.
If you loo closely, you'll notice an orange peel effect as well, the protector isn't 100% smooth as glass.

All in all, all screen protectors will have their pros and cons and to me, Samsung should just drop the ****ing curved screens idea, it's awful and brings close to none advantages.
I will certainly not drop 50€ on a godamn screen protector, might as well buy insurance and have the glass replaced when something bad happens or when I'm about to sell the phone.
 
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xtc_24

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Gel screen protectors are always going to be greasy as ****, that's my main complain on the Spigen protector I have currently applied on my Note 9.
Also, another downfall of this type of screen protectors is the fact that, they get identations if you, for instance, press your nail against it, your spen, or any other "hard" object. They sort of self heal so this effect goes away after a while.
If you loo closely, you'll notice an orange peel effect as well, the protector isn't 100% smooth as glass.

All in all, all screen protectors will have their pros and cons and to me, Samsung should just drop the ****ing curved screens idea, it's awful and brings close to none advantages.
I will certainly not drop 50€ on a godamn screen protector, might as well buy insurance and have the glass replaced when something bad happens or when I'm about to sell the phone.

Hate the Spigen NeoFlex i got on my device rn. Getting Ringke one in a couple of days. Hopefully this will feel better.
 

oneandroidnut

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Your last paragraph, hit the spot. I was like this with my vehicle, seat covers, expensive paint protection film etc.. one day I realized it was all for the benefit of the next owner LOL.

Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk

---------- Post added at 09:18 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:04 PM ----------

They have another one that wraps around also I saw on Amazon.

Do they sell a back glass screen protector? Would be nice .

Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk
I use skinomi for full phone protection. I will try this on the front for sure this time and keep skinomi on the back for now

Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
 

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    My V20 is 2 years old and never had a screen protector. It always lived in my pockets and has fallen in crevices in the car where I had to pull it out, likely roughing up the screen.

    The outcome? Micro scratches you can see with the screen off under light. Never noticeable in day to day use.

    My thought process is I own the phone to enjoy not keep pristine for the next owner. With the deals I find, 2-3 years of usage is perfect for me.

    My enjoyment is derived through the process of keeping the device as fresh and new as long as possible. I can't deal with the micro scratches or worn out anodizing or any of it.
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    I also feel like I'm at the point where I might just say F-it to using a screen protector. My pockets are dusty as hell though

    My V20 is 2 years old and never had a screen protector. It always lived in my pockets and has fallen in crevices in the car where I had to pull it out, likely roughing up the screen.

    The outcome? Micro scratches you can see with the screen off under light. Never noticeable in day to day use.

    My thought process is I own the phone to enjoy not keep pristine for the next owner. With the deals I find, 2-3 years of usage is perfect for me.
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    I've tried multiple brands including whitestone and for cost, ease of install, and coverage the Ringke Dual Easy Film is hands down the best.

    It isn't tempered glass but it doesn't have the stickiness like other brands. It feels completely smooth and my pen glides across it just like glass. Also, I haven't had any edge lifting and install was a piece of cake.

    At the price for 2 I would have paid double if I knew it was this good.

    Here's a video on the install and how it looks at the end. You'll note a very minor bubble on the bottom corner but it disappeared after about 10 minutes after I pushed it down a few more times.
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    It gets indentations and is always greasy. Plus it's too big and my regular case pushes up the edges.

    I'm very tempted to just not use screen protectors anymore as I'm really tired of the aggravation they cause

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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    My enjoyment is derived through the process of keeping the device as fresh and new as long as possible. I can't deal with the micro scratches or worn out anodizing or any of it.

    Well I am glad we all have options then. To me that sounds like keeping your car in perfect condition for the next person. Sure I am going to look after my stuff (I have never shattered a screen or broke any of my phones for that matter), but I am not going to worry about micro scratches that you will never seen day to day and have to use a light and look for it with the screen off. You interact with the screen each time you use the phone, I much rather have perfect response and beautiful glass feel than worry about scratches I will never see. I guess I am taking a risk that the screen durability is as good or better than my V20, I think it should be as scratch resistant or even more

    I just want to prevent it from shattered

    This is a good point. My old phone was the V20 and as it aged I was alittle less careful with it, that thing has a reputation for being rugged. With that said I was pleasantly surprised when I looked at drop tests on this phone. I will be careful and take precautions that seem necessary to me (have a slim to medium sized case).
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