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    A short while ago I stepped up to a new Samsung S8 phone. I let the dealer sell me an overpriced screen guard with a lifetime warranty. In a few short weeks I have broken the guard twice. It's one of those warranties where all you pay is shipping and handling to replace it. I am sure that the $9.95 all but covers their cost of replacement. It is Gadget Guard, tempered glass with a curved display.

    The first time it broke you could understand. I was sitting in my van with the phone on my lap when I got out of the van. The phone (which also has an Otterbox case) fell a good distance to the ground. It hit on the corner with no damage to the phone but the guard got a crack all the way up through the screen.

    The second time I had the phone in my shirt pocket when I bent over to pick something up off the ground. The phone fell out of my pocket about 18". Again the phone was fine but the guard had multiple breaks all across the screen AND it separated entirely from the phone, in the process.

    I think this guard is way too tender. Does anyone have any suggestions for a more robust guard brand?

    This what I have. http://www.gadgetguard.com/registrat...e-edition.html
    Last edited by Boomyal; September 28th, 2017, 02:14 PM.

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    I buy the tempered glass screen protectors from the dollar store about 15 of them at a time for the wife's phone. I buy mine off of amazon. keep the phone out of the shirt pocket. if it is in your pants pocket, dont have change in the pocket.

    you can get an otter case
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    • #3
      I bought a wallet that doubles as a phone case. The phone screen just has the tempered glass protector on it, and magnets into the wallet. I don't always keep it in my pocket, but then I do it's usually a front pocket.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Boomyal View Post
        A short while ago I stepped up to a new Samsung S8 phone.
        I have an ATT Galaxy S-6 Active that is sort of ruggedized already and I put a Blason case on it. It's getting up to about 3 years old and I have been considering the S-8

        How do you like it?

        Is the S-8 waterproof? ("water-resistant")

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        • #5
          Originally posted by HT32BSX115 View Post



          How do you like it?

          Is the S-8 waterproof? ("water-resistant")


          Works well in all respects and functions. Great camera as well. Blows my old Samsung Galaxy Mini III away.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Boomyal View Post



            Works well in all respects and functions. Great camera as well. Blows my old Samsung Galaxy Mini III away.
            The S-8 is a HUGE upgrade from the S-3!
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            • #7
              Atleast a galaxy away. However I do not think it is water repellent/proof.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Boomyal View Post
                Atleast a galaxy away. However I do not think it is water repellent/proof.
                The S-3 you mean? The S-8 is touted as being water "resistant" (I don't think there is a water "proof" phone anywhere yet)
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by HT32BSX115 View Post

                  The S-3 you mean? The S-8 is touted as being water "resistant" (I don't think there is a water "proof" phone anywhere yet)
                  I checked. Indeed it is rated water resistant to 1.5 meters.

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                  • #10
                    Moshi are extremely resistant and the touch screen maneuverability is amazing. They also reduce fingerprints and clean very easily.

                    I don't like the Otterbox as I found it affect the call quality and its too bulky. The market is flooded with counterfeit ones so beware.

                    I have a UAG case with a Moshi screen protector (iphone 6S Plus). The perfect combination for me.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Boomyal View Post

                      I checked. Indeed it is rated water resistant to 1.5 meters.
                      I think the Samsungs have been water resistant since the S-6 I know my S-6 Active is. My Galaxy S-3 was not
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                      • #12
                        I have an S6 and it is not waterproof. I believe the phones since are My S6 is now in my desk drawer and I will never buy a Samsung phone again. USB circuit card inside failed so I can no longer connect to my PC(not a big deal) but now I can't fast charge my phone. Because the camera lens sticks out so far, it is very susceptible to getting damaged which was the last straw when that happened. I use my phone for depositing checks.

                        I bought a $230 Moto G5 which is almost as good as the Samsung. I do miss wireless charging though.

                        I may buy the Google Pixel2.

                        I never use a screen gaurd. I only buy regular cases. I use the Spigen cases.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bruceb58 View Post
                          I have an S6 and it is not waterproof. .
                          The S-6 Active was the first water resistant model....I never did get one of those chargers like you have..........Probably will when I get the S-8, 9 or 10. Gotta wear this S-6 out first though!

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                          • #14
                            Wireless charging is awesome. Just lay the phone on it. The new iPhones finally have it. May have to go back to an iPhone.
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