How well does the Commuter Series for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 protect the screen from drops onto hard surfaces when phone lands screen side down?
1. How does the Commuter Series protect the screen from being smashed?
2. Should I also purchase, for example, the very thin but strong "Verizon Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy Note 3" and replace the Commuter Series' screen protector with the tempered glass?
3. Would the tempered glass be compatible with your Commuter product?
Note: the Defender would be too bulky for my pocket.
1. Dropping the phone screen-down, the only major protection is the "lift" the rim of the case gives the phone, keeping it a few mm off whatever it is laid on. The front-facing rubber edges are rigid and don't compress when pressed. If it's dropped on an uneven surface, the screen is coated in Corning Gorilla Glass I believe, so it is very sturdy.
2. No matter what my screen is made of or coated with, I always like that extra layer of protection (also because if I go to sell/trade it, it'll be in pristine condition). That being said, I've never used the Verizon Tempered Glass protector, or the one that came with the Otterbox. I've only used Zagg shields and I swear by 'em.
3. There's enough "give" under the case edge to install screen protectors. They're very thin. Since no hard plastic wraps completely to the front and past the bezel, it shouldn't be an issue.
6 months ago
Putnam County, NY