Well(or welp for those that can't figure it out )I decided to try something different for the S3.
Normally I am always an Otterbox guy, I use the entire kit they send. But with the S3 being as cutting edge as it is, I knew I wouldn't be happy with the OB protector.
I have the OB Protector on my Wife's S2 and it really clings to fingerprints and smudges, so Much so I want to take it of, but she is hard on phones. As far as the J.L.G., I have read a few reviews here, and watched the video and was impressed with what I saw, so here is my brief review.
- Resits smudging and fingerprints better than any name brand protector I have used (Mostly Zagg and OB)
- Easy to install. Even though it is a "wet type" if you follow the instructions, and DO NOT TOUCH THE "STICKY" SIDE. You should be ok. Just remember...FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS AS THEY ARE PRINTED. It's not hard to install, but some people melt down with wet protectors.
- IMO it desensitizes the screen Just enough to help cut down on accidental taps
- Very tactile/responsive. Allows for smooth movement on screen Not "herky-jerky".(Handy for swipe etc.)
- Easy to clean. Sounds trivial but the OB is a real PITA to clean. It wants to smear and smudge
- It really is just like glass. Now that it is fully cured
- Site sponsor, so if there is an issue, he should be easy to hunt down.
- More expensive than some competitors(moot point on a $600 phone, but it may matter to some people)
- Wet application. Not a con for me, but it may be for some. The pros of a wet protector far outweigh the cons IMO. Mainly you apply it and have time to position it, I think they make for a cleaner, less noticeable bond. The down side is, they need to cure and that time will vary.
- Not total screen protection(only covers the viewable AMOLED portion) I'm very "anal" with my stuff, the nicer I keep it the better. I am a HVAC tech, so it will get knocked around, and protecting the screen is of Top importance.
- In dimly lit situations I notice a "rainbow" effect from the protector on certain screens. It in NO WAY affects viewability, but I feel it's worth mentioning.
All in all I am VERY IMPRESSED with this protector. So impressed I think I am going to put one on my wife's S2. While the OB has been a good protector, the smudging characteristics defeat the touchscreen advantages. For me this is a no-brainer. If your worried about the cost, you may consider going back to a flip phone. It's a cheap insurance policy for the soul of your machine. If you can't spend a few extra bucks to protect a $600 investment, you may be outclassed. On a side note, Hopefully I never need to test the JLG strength adding characteristics.
Someday I may take the leap on one of their cases. Right now I am quite satisfied with my Glacier White Otterbox Commuter paired with a DBA Just Like Glass screen protector.
Here is a link to his screen protectors: http://www.dbacases.com/screen-protectors.aspx
Scott(AKA: DBA cases) good product ya have here.