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Samsung Galaxy S Screen Protectors

Updated on May 1, 2010
A photo of the Samsung Galaxy S.
A photo of the Samsung Galaxy S.

The Samsung Galaxy S is the latest phone to run the Android operating system and arguably the most advanced cell phone released by Samsung in a long time. As a result it is cutting edge and comes with a price which is high as would be expected from such a phone. Much like most other new cell phones, it is a smart phone which can be controlled through the large, touch sensitive screen. Samsung have created a screen which shows the crispest of images and so there is a need to protect it.

The screen is arguably the most vulnerable part of the phone to damage, certainly scratches show up more here than elsewehere on the Galaxy S. As a result it makes sense to protect it. Many people buy cases or pouches - these are very good but some have open sections/holes through which the Galaxy S can be damaged. Another problem is what happens when the Samsung Galaxy S is out of the case. Maybe you are using it, suddenly realise you need to pop out to the shops for a second and so put the phone in the pocket forgetting to put it in the case only to find on returning back home that the screen has become scratched by coins and keys.

Screen protectors provide a solution. Screen protectors are very thin sheets of clear plastic which are placed over the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S. Once the screen protector has been applied it shall protect the screen from damage such as in the scenario outlined above. There are several sorts of screen protectors available for cell phones, which are designed to be used in a variety of ways. The first principle works by spending money on a relatively expensive screen protector which is designed to be scratch/dent/abrasion proof. However, the cost of these is generally only about $10 and so is worth the expense when compared with the cost of the Samsung Galaxy S which costs hundreds of dollars. The second option involves using cheaper screen protectors. These are designed to resist scratching to a lesser degree, however since they are low cost once they have become scratched it is possible to simply peel them off and apply another one hopefully leaving a pristine screen.

At the present time the Samsung Galaxy S hasn't been released to the market and so there are no screen protectors available for this specific model. However, in the future it is hoped that screen protectors designed for the Samsung Galaxy S will become available and when they do they will appear below, along with a brief description of each separate product.  For an idea of what this future page will include see HTC Droid Incredible Screen Protectors and Motorola Droid Screen Protectors.

 

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    • BristolBoy profile imageAUTHOR

      BristolBoy 

      7 years ago from Bristol

      Fireron I have no idea how much it costs to replace a cracked Samsung Galaxy S screen. Did you ever find out?

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      fireron 

      7 years ago

      Just cracked my galaxy screen. Does anyone know how much to replace?

    • BristolBoy profile imageAUTHOR

      BristolBoy 

      7 years ago from Bristol

      whatsinaname that is a very good point. Many smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S and iPhone 4 require protections on the back as well as on the screen at the front. I am sure others will find your advice useful.

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      whatsinaname 

      8 years ago

      Great info. But with the Galaxy's shiny and scratch-prone back, you would need a similar protector even for the back and not just the screen protector. Well I am glad somewhere in android forums, I had found this full body protector from http://www.gadgetshieldz.com/samsung-galaxy-s-i900... which comes with a screen protector and protector for the back too. I prefer to call these skins and has been wonderful for my SGS. The material used is some serious tough and is very much scratch-proof. Its highly recommended for every SGS owner out there. The price was only $6.99 last time I checked. If you only need a screen protector, I would suggest steinheil or something similar although they are very pricey.

      won't be the only thing I am sure

    • BristolBoy profile imageAUTHOR

      BristolBoy 

      8 years ago from Bristol

      Hi Lymond, sorry for the delay in replying! I have no experience of using Galaxy S Screen Protectors but in my experience of other phones screen protectors don't affect the usability of the phone.

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      Lymond 

      8 years ago from UK

      Does the screen protector change the usability of the screen in any way? As a Capacitive screen, how does the protective cover not disrupt the function? Also does it change the feel? I have a protector but haven't put it on yet.

    • BristolBoy profile imageAUTHOR

      BristolBoy 

      8 years ago from Bristol

      Hi Mac Mission. I am glad you found this hub interesting!

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      Mac Mission 

      8 years ago from bangalore

      Nice information about this.I love new technologies and thanks for this best articles....

    • BristolBoy profile imageAUTHOR

      BristolBoy 

      8 years ago from Bristol

      They are practical, useful products and I would recommend everyone with a smart phone, whether it is a Samsung Galaxy S or not, buys some creen protectors to protect their screen!

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      katiem2 

      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      EWWW These are cool. Thanks for the heads up on this practical product! Peace :)

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