5 Stars By fan-key Customer J. on 2017-03-25
Very pleased with this product
I don't normally post product reviews, mainly because I don't have much time (and I really want to be thorough); however, I decided that I wanted to post a review because I was very pleased with the product. The primary reason I purchased this product was because the oleo-phobic layer on my iPhone 7 Plus had completely worn off (for those of you who don't know what that is, it's the fine layer/coating on the screen that helps minimize the accumulation of fingerprints/oils/water--basically it helps the screen stay nice and clear). When looking at the many different offerings on fan-key, I read quite a few different product reviews in order to make, what I felt would be, the best informed decision about the product to purchase (seeing as there were quite a few other products of similar design/capabilities). Obviously, I finally decided to purchase this product.
I'll just address some of the concerns I had about these types of screen protectors (this includes some of the problems others have mentioned) and their relation to this product:
1) It has cutouts for the front facing camera, the front speaker, the front light sensor, and the home "button". All of the cutouts were perfect including the one for the front speaker.
2) I have observed no "rainbow effect," that some people have described, with this product. The fine edges of the glass protector don't create this effect when the display is lit.
3) The package was received with both protectors intact and no damage whatsoever. This is due to the fact that the kit is contained in a sturdy, hard, container that is incapable of being bent.
4) The protector does indeed have an oleo-phobic layer that has helped minimize fingerprints and natural skin oils on the display. Water drops form a nice little bead and slide right off without a trace.
5) The protector went on without much difficulty. In addition to the two protectors, the kit includes a microfiber cloth, along with two sets of screen prep wipes, small plastic cards (for getting rid of those pesky air bubbles), dust removers, and stickers to assist with the application. I found that the stickers and dust removers weren't really that useful for me. I simply cleaned the screen off with the provided wet wipe, used the microfiber cloth and some canned air, and applied the protector. I initially messed up and had it slightly off (I'm a perfectionist); however, I was able to carefully remove the protector (this is before I used the card to really press it down) and re-adjust it to line up just right.
6) The edges of the protector have adhered perfectly! The plastic card helped me apply firm pressure to get it on there really well. I have no air bubbles and have no problems with the edges of the protector.
7) I use an Apple leather case for my phone and there is no problem with the protector interfering with it. Because of the curved design for the edges of the iPhone display, the protector is only able to cover so far; however, it does cover the screen just right.
8) I'm extremely careful with my electronics and have never cracked a screen on any iPhone I've owned (hopefully I didn't just jinx myself). However, let me say that this protector isn't designed to keep the screen from cracking if the phone is dropped from a high distance onto a hard surface (and it hits just right). It's designed to protect the front of the screen from any blunt force or sharp objects that would scratch/damage the screen.
That's about it for now. I hope people will find this review helpful. By the way, I did not receive any sort of compensation for this. I will definitely be ordering this kit again when the coating wears off. Finally, if I encounter any problems or have any issues as time goes on, I will be sure to make an update to this review.
5 Stars By T. Porter on 2016-11-29
I recommend this product. I've already purchased it a second time. I dropped my phone face down on the concrete. I've had iPhones before and just knew my screen was going to be cracked! Wrong wrong! My screen was a ok!
5 Stars By platinumamr on 2016-10-10
Firstly, I want to say that I purchased this at full price. No discount, freebie, etc. There are way too many fake and bias reviews out there it's ridiculous. On to the product review!
Right off the back, I am impressed with the packaging. Everything included to help you install your glass protector is packaged and labeled neatly in a fancy little bag. Very professional!
The glass protector itself was very easy to install. As is with any other screen protector, the real challenge is keeping dust out. I am so grateful this glass protector is actually bubble free! Mostly, I mean, you do have to remove a few that form after you install it, but they are pretty easy to expell. Just make sure to squeeze out any bubbles with your fingernail. I purchased glass protectors from amFilm and those are absolutely horrible and are prone to halos (which is a massive bubble around the edges). Omoton's glass protectors don't have that problem. Last but not least the feel of the tempered glass is amazing, definitely feels like the original screen.
I hope you've found this unbias review to be helpful. I will update if it explodes or something.
1 Stars By DrowsyKitten on 2018-03-23
This glass 100% does not work for this phone.
Oh man, I was so excited for this cause I am constantly making microscratches on my phone screen. So this time when I got my phone replaced I had the OMOTON screen protector ready to go straight out of the box. The thing is, the iPhone 8 Plus has a slightly beveled glass front which causes problems for the glass screen protectors.
As a result what you get is a screen protector that is much smaller than the surface of your phone.
Worse still is that even with this smaller sized screen protector it still managed to his the slight iPhone glass curved sections, so even if you do a perfect instal the edges come away from the glass.
I’ve tried everything. I’ve tried holding them down longer with thumb pressure, tried putting the whole phone in a book, tried reapplying the glass, tried installing the second glass. Nothing helps with the problem.
This glass just 100% does not work for this phone. Waste of money.
And before the manufacturer responds, yes i did follow the instructions exactly. My instal was perfect no bubbles or dust, no reapplying (until later when I tried to do it as a troubleshoot step).
*Update 3/29/18: I kept the screen protector on until one from a new manufacturer arrives. The OMOTON screen after less than 2 weeks has cracked in a corner and is full of micro scratches on the surface. In addition, some dude from OMOTON keeps emailing me wanting to resolve the issue so I change my review. I will not change my accurate and detailed review, stop trying to bully me into changing it!
3 Stars By jambi on 2017-01-25
Two problems—two stars docked
I have a couple complaints about this screen protector... first, a little corner of it cracked after only about a month of being on. See photo. The crack doesn't interfere with viewing the screen, but I feel it and it looks crappy on my nice new iphone. ☹️ Second, it really should be just a tad bit wider. The protector juuuuuuust fits over the black screen (my iphone has a white "frame")—this makes it hard to move app icons to a different screen since you have to hold and drag to the edge of the screen in order to get it to switch. I think if it covered just a bit more this would be solved.
On the positive side, this was the first time that I have applied one of these and while I did pull it off once because of a teeny tiny speck of dust, it was actually pretty easy and the screen clarity is great. I do a lot of phone photography and this was something I was concerned about.
So, had it not cracked... would be 4-star, and had it not cracked & were it a smidge wider... would be 5-star.
5 Stars By Bigkane01 on 2017-12-28
Excellent for iPhone 8 Plus, fantastic customer service!
These protectors came in a very strong protective box, so no worries about damage during shipping. It also came with stickers to remove dust, cleaning pads,microfiber cloth, and great detailed instructions for install. My problem is when I applied the first one, there was what appeared to be a bubble in the center of the screen. I removed the protector to try again, but the spot remained. It looked like maybe it was a crack in a perfect circle, like glass that had been hit with a BB gun. So I moved on to the second protector. I was able to get it lined up close to centered, but as others have stated, I have bubbling in two of the corners.
Update: I originally gave this a 3 star review, I was fairly satisfied, but not happy. The company reached out to me. They wanted to make sure I was completely satisfied with their product, so they sent me a replacement screen. The replacement screen went on perfect, no bubbles, no cracks, and no blemishes. I can’t even tell I have a screen protector on, it’s super smooth. When a company stands behind their product, that means a lot to me. I will recommend this to friends and family, and I will definitely deal with them again.
5 Stars By Chris on 2018-01-26
Great protectors; installation method needs improvement
These seem to be very good screen protectors. My gripe with all tempered glass screen protectors is that the edges of the screen protectors tend to appear lifted away from the screen. Contrast this with film screen protectors, which are (as the name implies) much flimsier, and therefore have a more consistent adhesion, including the edges. The drawback of film is that it is not as hard, not as clear, and not as smooth. They also tend to hold finger prints and are not as easy to clean. Despite not having the best installation method of others I've tried, these screen protectors have good adhesion. The edges appear to be sticking well and not lifting away as much as others. I should warn you, though, that if you have to keep lifting the screen protector off the phone to remove dust, etc., then it loses adhesion, and you will most likely see spots that simply won't stick. This drives me nuts and usually results in me simply tossing the screen protector (good thing they come in 2-packs!). Thus, the key is to make sure you have this perfectly aligned and that the screen is as clean as humanly possible. Use the wet wipe, use the microfiber cloth to dry, and most importantly, use the sticker to remove those small motes of dust BEFORE you remove the film covering the adhesive side.
This leads me to my thoughts on the installation method the instruction booklet prescribes. It tells you to use two of the smaller guiding stickers (the strips) to create a hinge. That is, you stick them to the left side of the screen protector and then wrap them around the left-side of the phone to keep them fixed on it. I found this method to be unnecessarily complicated because getting everything aligned and then having to make sure two stickers keep that alignment simply doesn't work. Instead, use the larger "Dust-Absorber" sticker to create the hinge. This is much more stable and easier to get the screen protector aligned. Next, stick one of the guiding stickers to the right side of the screen protector. This will give you some to grip when you are pulling the screen protector over to stick it to the phone.
3 Stars By fan-keyShopperDave on 1969-12-31
Seems really decent especially for the price. Will have to see how holds up.
These come 2 to a package which is nice of them. However they don’t seem to hold up. The first one I installed. Went in easily and perfectly as long as you have a perfectly clean screen. But within a couple weeks the edges started to bubble up gradually increasing basically on the corners. Eventually the corners lifted sonthe bubles expanded into the screen area. So I removed it. Installed the second one. Lined it up perfectly. Absolutely perfect installation. Even the edges were down tight. But over last couple days same thing. Corners are starting to release. Once they release dust creeps in in the edges and makes the problem worse.
Not sending them back even though they don’t work as advertised. I’m out of the return period. Only feature that’s good was hey were cheap and come very well packaged.
So far I really like it. We shall see how it holds up. I did find if you get bad positioning you can lift it and reposition it. The protector is the exact width of actual lighted up screen area so positioning is a real challenge. They give you some little stickers to make hinges but that really doesn’t work. I had to reposition it several times. But finally holding it on the edges and looking straight down through it with the screen turned on to a full white image I got it. Obviously hardest part is to get all the dust out and off. I had one spec of dust in the middle after all that work. Looked like a tiny hair. Managed to lift the cover once more and reach in with the dust removal sticker and grab it. It’s now as close to perfect as I think I could ever get it. Just have to see how it holds up. It’s nice they give you two just in case you break the first.
Side note. They actually ship in a remarkable thin little wooden box. The box is pretty darn cool I think. Overpackaged. But then again I ordered 3 mophie protectors before I gave up on those and tried these and all of the mophie ones arrived broken. So I think maybe this company actually knows what they are doing.
Takes time and patience.
One last thing. Like others said. It doesn’t go all the way to the edge. The iPhone has curved edges so this goes the width of the lighted screen and goes down to the bottoms edge of home button to above speaker and camera.
5 Stars By Ely on 2017-12-04
Top quality and easy to install... no lint or bubbles.
Bought this for my mother in-law. She uses her phone all day at a daycare. Kids borrow the phone at times and her grand children get their hands on it as well. Her previous phone had a case that was all encompassing so no separate screen protector was needed. It made her phone bulky though. I have owned mostly Lifeproof cases mainly for making sure they are waterproof. I have never, in more than 12 years dropped my phone in water. My wife however and her mother have. We have all phones on the same plan. So whenever we upgrade to another phone, have to get a new case usually. Well this year I decided no more Lifeproof. They are over priced but they are very good. The warranty for Lifeproof is unbelievably good. But, the cost. I had researched just about every case last year when we upgraded and again this year. Most cases last year were Lifeproof. This year I took the plunge and researched over and over again and finally decided on a really case that did not make my phone too large. However, I needed a screen protector. This is top notch quality if you ask me. I don't feel the edges of the protector even though it does not go to the very end of the screen. I have a case that is raised a bit and therefor offers protection when you lay it face down. I love that it is a two pack also. In my experience of carrying two phones all the time and using the same cases and screen protectors, I probably will never need the 2nd protector as I do take very good care of the phones to begin with. All the in and out of pocket action does not scratch the screen at all. Mind you I never all keys to rub against either.
By The Fiddl3r
on 2017-08-16 Extremely slick surface can lead to problems.
UPDATE 23 Aug 17:
I forgot to add that I was totally unable to follow the installation instructions. The hinge tabs simply would not stick to my iPhone case. I ended up installing without using the hinge tabs. The install without hinges wasn't 'simple' but it wasn't 'hard' either.
I did find several bits of dust that weren't visible until they caused a bubble to form. I removed these by gently lifting the protector in the area of the bubble and inserting the 'dust removal' sticky pad. It took several tries as sometimes the speck would adhere to the protector when I lifted it and sometimes it would adhere to the display. As the specks weren't visible without the bubble it was always a guess as to which surface received the adhesive side of the cleaning paper, but eventually I had a totally bubble/dust speck free installation.
It has now been installed for 10 days and I still give it 5 stars for functionality. I haven't had to clean the screen even one time since installation. I carry the iPhone in my pocket and it appears the slight pressure on the display as I remove the iPhone is enough to keep the display clear.
13 Aug 17:
I purchased this product to protect my screen when I went from an Otterbox Defender case to this case: Ztylus Switch 6 Kit 6-in-1 Dual Optics Lens System for iPhone 7 Plus: Fisheye, Telephoto, Wide-angle, Macro and Super Macro (Black)
The protector performs its function quite well with one caveat which is not the 'fault' of the product so I didn't take away any 'stars'.
The screen protector is extremely 'slick' which is a 'feature'. It helps keep fingerprints and other grime from attaching to the surface of the protector. However, the protector is just thick enough that it is slightly higher than the sides of the case. When the iPhone is placed face down on a surface that isn't completely level it WILL slide off. The more level the surface the slower the slide, but it WILL eventually slide off.
This would be true for any case that allows the protector to be thicker than the sides of the case. I've learned via the 'hard way' to never place my iPhone face down with this case/protector combination. Fortunately the case/protector combination has adequately shielded the iPhone from damage so no harm has resulted from the several times it did slide off and hit the floor.