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[Review] Phantom Skinz - Chromatic, Matte Fully Body, Clear Screen Protector!

htc.EVOlution

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May 10, 2010
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Pictures first...

I can't do the review until I get a replacement phone from Sprint. When I get the replacement and is sure that I'm keeping the replacement. I will do the install and the review. For the time being I will post pictures first and first impression.

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Just installed the non-matte screen protector that I got from Phantom Skinz.

The process is exactly like Zagg Screen Protectors. If you follow the instructions, you need to first soak the screen protector in hot water to get the screen protector prepped for installation. Once again, like all screen protector installs, please do it in a shower with steam. Remove the battery and put the back cover on. Make sure you note where the water damage sticker is located. Get some paper towels, microfiber cloth, keyboard dust blower and get ready do the work. Stay calm and do the installation slowly. Make sure you know what your doing and take it slow. Align everything and then use the card to squeeze out all the air bubbles and water. Make sure you use paper towel and cloth to wipe out all the water as you squeeze stuff out.

After installation you might get some problem with water particles and stuff behind the protector. Wait 24-48hrs before all the water evaporates.

The screen protector is similar to ZAGG. EXCEPT! KEY POINT!~ NO RUBBERY FEEL! NOT STICKY! As for clarity, I can't comment until i get all the water out of the screen protector.
I will come back to comment on the rest (i.e. clarity, fingerprints, etc).
 
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I just received the exact same things yesterday (screen protector + Carbon skin)

I haven't applied the screen protector yet but the Carbon skin is amazing... I love it I was using silicon case before but this is just so much more appealing.

Although it does nothing to protect the camera how the silicon case did....when you put the phone down it will rest on the camera...arghhhh
 
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I got the matte finish from phantom skinz. Had no problem putting it on. Just didn't like the wait for the moisture to go away so the screen looked like its normal self.

Also , what happened to your phone HTC.evo? Didn't you have a google i/o one?
Actually I still have the Google I/O one with hardware HW0002. The phone has minor light leakage at the bottom and the softkeys glow in the dark. I wanted to swap it out because of the glow in the dark problem with sprint but they rejected me because my phone was received for free @ the Google Event. I wanted me to contact Sprint Corporate over the phone.

I decided to contact HTC and see what they say.
 
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To be honest, Seidio's Screen Protector can be exactly scratched up. The first generation Seidio Innocase II actually scratched up the sides of my Seidio Screen Protector. I took it off already and decided to try Phantom Skinz on my other two phones.

Gotcha, I have the phantom skinz on mine and only issues are minor orange peel and the "self healing" skin doesn't self heal.
 
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Alright, I probably messed up on the install. Both of my installs have clouds of microscopic bubbles in patches under the screen protector. No it did not clear away. I'm not sure what's the cause of it, but it's there. It won't get out. 24hr cure already and uhh still looks about the same. Looks like I might be taking it off after 48hrs, if it doesn't clear
 
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Plastic film on this phone's screen is un-necessary. Have ya'll not seen the screen scratch tests? I comfortably take my phone every place I go knowing my screen is nearly impervious to all forms of abrasive contact, just shy of sandblasting or a belt sander.

I still look at it like wrapping your new $500 toy in plastic teflon wrap because you don't want it to get dusty. Plastic films, or as you guys call it, screen protectors, aren't necessary on this phone unless you work actively in construction dealing with sawdust all day and sand. Chances are though, if you're I construction, you're going to be using a Nextel phone due to it's walkie talkie feature, and the fact that 90% of their phones are borderline bullet resistant.
 
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Plastic film on this phone's screen is un-necessary. Have ya'll not seen the screen scratch tests? I comfortably take my phone every place I go knowing my screen is nearly impervious to all forms of abrasive contact, just shy of sandblasting or a belt sander.

I still look at it like wrapping your new $500 toy in plastic teflon wrap because you don't want it to get dusty. Plastic films, or as you guys call it, screen protectors, aren't necessary on this phone unless you work actively in construction dealing with sawdust all day and sand. Chances are though, if you're I construction, you're going to be using a Nextel phone due to it's walkie talkie feature, and the fact that 90% of their phones are borderline bullet resistant.
what you talking about? I've seen screen scratches before
 
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