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Bog standard quality. Does a job, but wouldn't reccommend.
on 22 February 2013
It arrived on time and was very cheap. Two definite pluses straight off the bat! However, it's not really that great when the actual product isn't good. The protectors all seemed a little bit bent or had a slight curved crease in them. Fair enough, this may have been due to postage handling, but it gave a sign if what was to come in terms of quality...
When applying the protector, the first part was fairly straightforward in terms of peeling one side, aligning the screen and pushing down. I know it's not that important to most people, but I prefer the protectors that have a separate front facing camera hole, and a separate speaker hole. These protectors just have one large extended hole that allows both the camera and the speaker to show. This also includes the small area in between the two which doesn't need to be exposed.
As I used the small white card provided to smooth out any air bubbles, I noticed that he top of the protector was getting scratched quite badly. This wasn't a problem because this was only scratching the protector's protector. However, peeling off the aforementioned protector was nigh on impossible. In the end, the label ripped and I had to physically separate the two with my fingers. This struggle took about 2 minutes and left loads of air bubbles which needed to be smoothed out again. This time, it meant scratching the protector.
The protector is the most easily scratched thing I have ever used. I ran my fairly blunt finger nail across it and it left a scratch. The quality is poor and it is difficult to apply. I've applied a different one before with absolutely no problems and it has lasted me well for 6 months. I spent a couple of extra quid on that and wich I had done the same again. Yes there may be ten in a pack, but you'll go through at least 4 or 5 in trying to fit it right.
After 6 failed attempts at applying a screen, I'm off to buy a proper one. It's more of a waste of your time than of 90 odd pence. Yes this product is cheap, but is quantity over quality really what you want when trying to protect something as valuable as an iPhone?