Are you putting a screen protector on your Galaxy Note 7?

Are you putting a screen protector on your Galaxy Note 7?
Galaxy Note 7 drop tests have been popping up like on a whack-a-mole arcade ever since the first batches starting getting into the hands of their rightful owners last Friday, and they all indicate one thing - the glass rear might crack as easily as on the Galaxy S7 or the Note 5, but the front can remain intact from drops as high as a selfie setup.

This is most probably a testament to the durability of the new Gorilla Glass 5 than anything else, as Corning pegs it as able to survive five feet drops in up to 80% of the cases. Still, the company mentioned that if manufacturers alter the composition it might not be as durable as the pure thing, which might explain why the nanocoated and colorful Note 7 rear seems to crack easier than the front.

In light of these impromptu drop tests we wanted to ask you if you are planning to put a screen protector on the Quad HD Super AMOLED Dual edge display of the Galaxy Note 7. After all, the $270 panel already proved able to withstand shoulder-height drops, and decent curved screen protectors, especially glass ones, are few and far between - some of those for the Note 7 you can preview in the slideshow below. So, are you placing a screen protector on your shiny new Note 7, Gorilla Glass 5 and all?

Are you placing a screen protector on your Galaxy Note 7?

Yeah, man, that stuff costs $270 to replace!
Nah, no need, Gorilla Glass 5 seems durable enough for my use

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Put a plastic screen protector on every phone I buy. Putting on tempered proctectors is a process from hell

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I've never had any issues applying tempered glass proctectors Even the $1 tempered glass proctectors from China But my Nexus 5 doesnt have curved or 2.5D glass, so maybe thats why

23. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I think I've done it on 7 devices (mine and it's replacements after cracks and friends' devices) and never once had a screw up. Though, as @vincelongman said, these are all on flat screened devices.

25. tacoburrito

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

That's crazy man; tempered glass is too easy! Those plastic ones are a nightmare.

2. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

If all I'm going to worry is this paranoia on note 7 as scratch-magnet, a $2 thin film protector will do the job.

3. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

My bad $1.50. Thin film protectors are easy to buy now.

4. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013


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5. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Buy insurance for the phone. Use it naked and enjoy it. When you get bored of it, drop it from the 5th floor. Since it can't be repaired anyway , get a replacement . Sell the "new replacement " for cash and buy the galaxy S8 or the Note 8 .

15. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

This only works if you bought the phone outright. 2 year/payment plans, not so much.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I've sold phones that were on payment plan. As soon as I receive payment for phone, I take the money and pay it off, before i ship it.

6. kilroy238

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 04, 2014

I just can't help but wonder. Again drop test drop test drop test with never a mention on if it scratches easily.

7. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The tempered glass from Zagg is a nice protector and you won't run into problems if applied correctly*. I've done this for my sister on her S7 Edge. I'd avoid the Verizon branded ones (for those that get accessories from them) as thry are cheaper for a reason. *Turn off the phone and use it minimally after applying so it can settle in so it's best done at night and any imperfections should correct themselves in a few days

14. IHuntInDE

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

I don't think Zagg has a tempered glass screen protector for the Note 7 yet. At least, not one that I can find...

26. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I would hope they would release one soon but it is understandable as the Edge is easier to deal with as the curve is substantial enough to create a shield that can wrap around it vs the slight curve of the Note 7. Still if/when it does come out people need to follow the instructions word for word otherwise it'll peel off.

8. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Jellycase is enough to protect the screen indirectly. No need of a screen protector. It just decreases the clarity the screen clarity.

17. talon95

Posts: 1002; Member since: Jul 31, 2012


9. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

It so damn hard to find a good screen protector for note 7, thanks to those curves.

11. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Very difficult to find a case that doesn't interfere with Slim fit cases for Note 7... still waiting :(

12. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I'll be putting an Incipio wrinkle free screen protector when I get mine (international, Canadian version is the unoptimized SD820 variant), not a tampered glass one as Gorilla Glass 5 is already strong enough, plus it'll be easier to use with any case. Their screen protector has been really awesome on my Surface Pro 2, not a single wrinkle nor line dent from years of using my Active Digitizer.

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

300 owner of note7 have voted so far... /s

16. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I just use the plastic joint that comes on VZW phones until it gets raggedy & then discard it. My silicone gel case works fine AND I have insurance.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The only issue us the ones on VZW don't cover the curve

27. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

True. Sometimes when I'm trying to type or drag I wind up scraping/skipping where I'm dragging the S-Pen because of this very issue. It's either deal with it or rock the phone w/o the free plastic.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The only thing that sucks about plastic covers is thr SPen tip is also plastic and it causes thr pen to be too trippy. I prefer glass covers because it's a slicker surface and rhr SPen glides like a ballpoint pen. Also thr glass protectors feel more like the original phone surface and feel nicer to the touch. Also tour fingers glide faster on the glass covers vs plastic.

21. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

I'm not sure it's really an option for Note 7 users, they have to install one, otherwise it WILL scratch.

28. tight_imports

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

I tried 5 screen protector sets until I finally found one that works. The Galaxy Note 7 Screen Protector from Yootec is a Full Coverage Wet Applied Screen Protector. This is their version 2.0 that works great after watching their short video. All you need is to follow super easy instructions and add a hair dryer at low hot heat and your set to get this one to work and stick to all edges. --​_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1--

29. tight_imports

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

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