InvisibleShield's new Glass Curve Elite screen protector may be the best thing that happened to your Galaxy S8 or Note 8

InvisibleShield's new Glass Curve Elite screen protector may be the best thing that happened to your Galaxy S8 or Note 8
Curved glass protectors are a pain to get right, and most of them, even from reputable brands, are a tradeoff when it comes to side touch functionality or aesthetics. Enter InvisibleShield's new Glass Curve Elite series for handsets with flexible OLED displays that are sloping to the sides, such as the Galaxy S8 or Note 8. The brand's previous curved protector efforts were as good as anyone else's, barring those that have to be installed using ultraviolet baking. 

Most of the curved shields so far suffered from the usual touch sensitivity problems due to the adhesive being used at the edges only, or a certain amount of unpleasant shine when adhesive was applied throughout. 

The Glass Curve Elite uses all new type of gel glue that eliminates both issues, and is arguably the toughest adhesive it has ever placed on a screen protector, says InvisibleShield. For now, the new gel substance will be used only for Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 handsets, as these are the popular ones in dire need of curved protection for their expensive screens, but more models may be released down the road. The price? At $50 apiece for the Glass Curve Elite covering, it is the same price it charged for its previous sloping OLED display protection efforts.


source: Zagg

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16 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 3961; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Having a lack of good options since the s6 has shown me that I don't need a screen protector.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3947; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Having a lack of good options since the s6 has shown me that I don't need a curved screen!

5. maherk

Posts: 6747; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

There are tons of options for screen protectors, a quick look on AliExpress and reading reviews show that you can get a good screen protector for dirt cheap prices. And I know many hate the curved screen phones, but Samsung did the best for their own interests, the Edge variants were outselling the flat screen variants by huge numbers even though it was more expensive. They just need to release the Active model worldwide.

6. cmdacos

Posts: 3961; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

If only you had a choice to not buy a curved screen... Hmm...

10. TerryD

Posts: 540; Member since: May 09, 2017

I'm seriously looking at alternatives with a flat screen next time I upgrade. The Edge looks great but then you turn the phone on and you realise it's worse than a flat screen viewing wise and usage wise. It does seem to be the most common approach to get rid of side bezels but personally I don't think it's a very good solution

11. maherk

Posts: 6747; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's not really about getting rid of the side bezels, plenty of phones have smaller side bezels than Samsung's curved phones. The benefit of the curved screen is that it helps Samsung put bigger screens in a narrower phones than the competition. And now, the curve is more subtle than ever.

12. cmdacos

Posts: 3961; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I've never realised that the view is worse in 4 generations of phone now with edge screens. But your opinion, your use case. All good.

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I've been using an edge adhesive protector on my S8+ for 6 months+ and had no issues

4. maherk

Posts: 6747; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The last phone I used a screen protector on was the Note 3. GG has improved so much that I don't need a another sheet of glass to protect my phone from scratches. As for drops, I'm not a clumsy guy, I never dropped or broke any of my phones.

7. cmdacos

Posts: 3961; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Agreed

8. cocoy

Posts: 455; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

On my Android phone I don't use screen protector but I put a screen protector for my Iphone because it's more expensive to replace the screen on Iphone than to buy a screen protector. My Android phone was dropped so many times but I am lucky to not break it's screen except for 6 dents on it's side. Thanks for its aluminium body.

9. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

I use a $3 protector on my phone. Cracked it once, saved my phone. Ordered another one no biggie.

13. tokuzumi

Posts: 1843; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

$50, huh? I'll just stick with a naked screen. I've only scratched one screen in the past, and that was because I accidentally had two phone screens face to face. I think I'll be ok.

14. sissy246

Posts: 7031; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

$50 is a lot cheaper then $200 to $400 depending on the phone you have. I always keep case and screen protector on my phones so that they are like new when time to sale.

15. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I kind of wish you guys posted a picture of the boxes, so we could identify the new product. (Or is knowing the name enough?) My current screen protector has some touch sensitivity issue, that are annoying.

16. Seatech21

Posts: 66; Member since: Jan 01, 2018

HD film by Zagg is cheaper and doesn't fall off like the tempered glass ones do.

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