Upon purchasing a HTC One X I am now looking to get a pretty decent screen protector and case. As understandably spending this amount of money on a new phone, I don’t want it too get damaged or scratched too quickly.
So firstly a HUGE thanks to Mobile Fun for providing this accessory for review. The Krussell HTC One X screen protector is designed to be self healing and to create a natural, invisible finish. The item is sold through Mobile Fun and retails at £19.95.
– Provides superb scratch resistance.
– Maintains exceptional screen clarity.
– Self healing properties ensure lasting protection
– Superior dust-overlaid feature
– Easy to apply, washable and re-usable
IN THE BOX
– Self Healing Screen Protector
– Wet Cleaning Cloth
– Dry Cleaning Cloth
I am going to be perfectly honest in this review and will state now this is directed toward Krussell – the manufacturer and not Mobile Fun who supplied the item. I would like to thank Laura at Mobile Fun for being so helpful with this product and me basically being a pain!
Upon receiving the screen protector it came in a nice little packet, but I was instantly put off by the fact that a product designed for a HTC One X show an iPhone on the front? Or something very similar too one with a Krussell home screen overlaid. I ignored this and proceeded to open the packet and start applying the protector, to find it wasn’t a good fit by any means. The protector only protects the actual lit up part of the screen with a gap of about 3mm the whole way round completely unprotected, which is most of the slightly curved edge of the screen. Now, this could just be me being fussy but this is leaving a relative part of the screen open to scratching.
Mobile Fun have provided this from their MD:
I think manufacturers of screen protectors can’t master curved screens – so the best way to proceed to the create a screen protector up to the curved part of the screen. Those that do make them cover the curved areas, usually peel very quickly or don’t adhere to the screen.
Judging by the picture I think that is what the issues is, so most screen protectors are cut like this.
More info here:
So this is a fair response to the issue in hand I guess. Although I do feel they still could of gone a bit closer to the edge, and I will point out the last protector I had on this handset did go very near to the edge and didn’t actually peel up as the screen isn’t that curved to make a huge difference.
The only upside I can see to this product is that it does appear to be self healing, although saying that I haven’t caused any real damage to it as of yet (give it time!) Also the application instructions are very clear and the item is easy to applicate.
Well what can I say, although I’m not happy with the overall coverage of the item and I am still concerned part of the screen is open to some scratching, the bit that is protected seems to be protected well. It works and serves it’s purpose just not as well as I’d like it too.
As stated this is a reflection on Krussell and not Mobile Fun, these guys have been pretty amazing helping during this review process, so a big thanks to them and check out the link below for more great HTC One X goodies from them.