What’s up Members!
I’ve written a review on the Whitestone Dome Tempered Glass Screen protector. After a lot of research and thought, I finally purchased and installed the protector one month ago. For anyone who has an S10/Note 10, you'll know that finding a proper screen protector is a PAIN, and at $59.99 CAD, this is NOT a cheap option, but Whitestone’s made a bold claim about how theirs is the only solution to the fingerprint sensor: let’s put that to the test.
This is my one month review of the Dome Glass for the S10 Plus.
Disclaimer: This isn’t a paid review – I bought this with my own money. I wrote this review myself to provide insight or assistance to anyone who may be looking for a screen protector themselves. Might seem counter-intuitive to write a review for a screen protector for a phone that’s nearly a year old, but if this helps one person then I’m satisfied. Also, this review's kind of long.
TL:DR for those who don’t want to read: This is a fantastic investment and worth the money. The installation is a little painstaking but be patient and all will work out. The fingerprint sensor does work and there are no major issues, even a month later.
The Dome Glass came with the following:
Here’s how the installation process went. If any of you want to use this as a potential guide then be sure to do the installation in a room with little to no dust/air circulation and on a level surface.
And I was done! But how did I do?
Afterwards, and Now:
Initially, the fingerprint sensor wouldn’t recognize my fingerprint, but I went into the settings and removed and re-registered my print. This is the step where many, many people have claimed failure but I was surprised to find the phone began re-registering my fingerprint with no issue! I did have to press harder than usual, but not to an extent where it felt like I was crushing the display.
After re-registering the fingerprint, it worked. I notice there’s a slight delay in unlocking and I have to press with a little more pressure but I’m happy to report that the fingerprint sensor indeed DOES work.
And now, one month later, I’m happy to report there’s still no issue. The glass has accumulated some dust in the camera cutout and edges of the display, but the protector has not peeled or lifted in any way. I assume the additional curing I did is to thank for that.
The protector fits fine on my case (currently using the Spigen Ultra Hybrid, though I’d be wary to try any bulky case like an Otterbox), and touch responsivity is unaffected. The screen looks and feel fantastic.
I’ve included some photos of the phone plus protector in its current state. Thanks for reading.
Side note: It’d help me tremendously if you provide feedback on this review. I want to start writing more reviews for other products like a long-term review with the Galaxy Buds or even the S10 Plus itself. If that’s something you’re interested in, let me know.
Until next time, see ya.
When the S10 series initially released, Whitestone Dome were among the first manufacturers to make claims that their screen protector was the only solution of being a tempered glass screen protector that was compatible with the fingerprint sensor.
The reason manufacturers have had such difficulty creating a proper tempered glass screen protector for the Galaxy phones is because of the nature of their physically curved display, and now the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. Because ultrasonic fingerprint technology works by producing sound waves to validate your fingerprint, its accuracy is more likely to be affected by any materials blocking it- namely the glue/adhesive and thickness of glass screen protectors.
EDIT: Adding on to this, it's why Samsung made the choice to use a film screen protector as a pre-installed option on the S10/Note 10 series. Film protectors are incredibly thin and use a relatively minimal amount of adhesive compared to its tempered glass counterparts.
Thanks for the feedback! I should have mentioned your point about cold weather and dryness - that's definitely something that has impacted its accuracy as opposed to when I had the factory installed protector still on. Face Unlock on this phone is so darn fast so I've also kept mine on, but this screen protector for the most part is a go!