With the holidays right around the corner, you may be holding off any major purchases until you see all the Black Friday deals. Verizon is hoping to tempt you to buy now with a brand new offer that we have to say looks pretty good. But what about the screen protector? Do you need one? Of course..
Power Support was tapped to make the screen protector, which looks to provide “full coverage” with curved sides meant to match those of the Pixel 2 XL.
According to Google, the Pixel 2 XL screen protector is “coming soon,” so you have some time to consider whether coughing up the $40 is a good idea. Another sticking point is the price – $40 is not an affordable price for a screen protector, and if you mess up, you are on your own.
That being said, at least it has all the proper cutouts and might actually fit well, but it’s up to you whether its use of a dot matrix makes or break the offering. Considering the lack of solid options available, however, some might find it worthwhile to at least give it a chance.
Looks are deceiving, however, with the screen protector only adhering to the sides of the display and not the display itself. Because of that, it utilizes a dot matrix that, while advertised as making sure touch response remains accurate, is extremely noticeable in certain lighting conditions and looks terrible if you plan to use the Pixel 2 XL for virtual reality.
According to 9to5Google, because the screen protector covers the whole screen, it might not be compatible with certain cases that wrap around the front of the screen.