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Don't buy XtremeGuard Spartan Shieldz

  1. Fr3Aky
    Honeycomb Sep 25, 2014

    Fr3Aky , Sep 25, 2014 :
    Hello! :rolleyes: Just wanted to warn you all of the Spartan Shieldz by XtremeGuard which is sold kinda cheap with their coupons, that it doesn't have holes for the front camera and sensors... IMG_20140925_094233.jpg

    kinda sucks :mad::(
     

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  2. vineesh
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 25, 2014


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  3. ketchum88
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 25, 2014

    ketchum88 , Sep 25, 2014 :
    This is a problem why?

    I would rather have those areas protected more than other areas since they have more components behind the gorilla glass.
     

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  4. eknes
    Gingerbread Sep 25, 2014

    eknes , Sep 25, 2014 :
    lol noone of those "shields" has cut holes for front camera and sensors
     

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  5. eknes
    Gingerbread Sep 25, 2014

    eknes , Sep 25, 2014 :
    u did nice job fitting screen protector on ur phone... look at that displacement heehe
     

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  6. bwinterton
    Donut Sep 25, 2014

    bwinterton , Sep 25, 2014 :
    There are a lot of screen protectors that don't have cutouts for the camera or sensors. The screen protector that I use now on my Nexus 5 does not have cutouts but it does not affect the performance of my sensors or camera in the slightest.

    Plus, Those are parts of the screen that I would definitely want to protect.
     

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  7. Fr3Aky
    Honeycomb Sep 25, 2014

    Fr3Aky , Sep 25, 2014 :
    they does, most of them at least...
    there is a slight difference with the pictures taken with front facing camera... it's like take pictures through a glass...
     

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  8. chillz88
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 25, 2014


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  9. aakashjhaveri
    Lollipop Sep 25, 2014


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  10. ketchum88
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 25, 2014

    ketchum88 , Sep 25, 2014 :
    I mean you do realize that the actual screen is on top of the camera and sensor right....another layer of glass will not change that fact.
     

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  11. ketchum88
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 25, 2014

    ketchum88 , Sep 25, 2014 :
    Thank about what you just said there....
     

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  12. ethanchim10
    Jelly Bean Sep 25, 2014

    ethanchim10 , Sep 25, 2014 :
    i don't think that is actually a problem.
    i have a UV filter on my DSLR, and it kind of protect the camera lens but that don't mean it will make the picture quality any worst....
    i guess it will be the same case for here as well.....

    and yes, most other SP has holes for the camera and sensor.....
     

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  13. margabro
    Jelly Bean Sep 25, 2014


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  14. Fr3Aky
    Honeycomb Sep 25, 2014

    Fr3Aky , Sep 25, 2014 :
    I'm not a photography expert but I do know that taking pictures through glass (like window) makes the picture more blurred... Hope you are right though :rolleyes:
     

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  15. ketchum88
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 25, 2014

    ketchum88 , Sep 25, 2014 :
    Sorry if I am sounding like an asshat for this, but considering I have had nothing but good things to say about this brand of protector...(my review) stating that the protector does not have holes for the samera and sensor is one thing. Titling your thread "Do not buy this" is an entirely different thing.
     

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  16. ketchum88
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 25, 2014

    ketchum88 , Sep 25, 2014 :
    I still am curious as to why you do not realize that the camera is already taking a photo through a layer of glass....the actual screen -.-
     

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  17. gusuraman
    Community Veteran Sep 25, 2014

    gusuraman , Sep 25, 2014 :
    No problems with the orzly
     

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  18. disk0
    Gingerbread Sep 25, 2014

    disk0 , Sep 25, 2014 :
    No shit!! You mean the front is 5mp and the back camera is 13mp, no wonder there is a difference. Perhaps change your name to Sherlock?
    I have the glass (did a better job of fitting mine) and the pc case, both are pretty good imo
     

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  19. Fr3Aky
    Honeycomb Sep 25, 2014

    Fr3Aky , Sep 25, 2014 :
    It does, same as your back camera (through lens) and all the DSLRs in the world. but adding layers of unneeded glass, while other screen protectors avoid it, is unnecessary! and if there is an option (and there are many of them), should be avoided!
     

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  20. CrAcKeZ
    Honeycomb Sep 25, 2014

    CrAcKeZ , Sep 25, 2014 :
    UV Filter in a DSLR vs a kinda-crystal-glass material isn't the same

    I'm an owner of a Sony SLT and have a filter (quality is totally different) it's like comparing Iphone with OnePlus one and trying to find which have the best hardware (no comparison :p)

    Forgot to mention that the back is Sony sensor while the front is ..what brand is it again? :p but obviously he means that quality is compromised with protector vs none
     

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