1. RumoredNow's Avatar
    NOTE: This review was originally written February 9th, 2017 and posted on Windows Central. I am reprinting it here. To this day I remain highly impressed with Qmadix Liquid Glass and highly recommend it. It is still serving me and my device very well.

    I don’t plan on dropping my phone. I don’t plan on scratching it with keys, spilling a drink on it, sitting down on it when it rests angled between the seat and the back of a chair. I don’t plan on breaking my phone or giving it ugly scars.

    None of us do.

    But we all know accidents happen and that quite often. If not to us, then to someone we know.

    We also love our phones (most of us, anyway). We spend significant amounts to purchase them. We spend money after the fact for cases, screen protectors, accessories of every shape and purpose. We use our phones, dote on them, cherish them, obsess over them… Depend on them.

    My motto has long been, “Phones are like people: they should never leave the house naked, it’s just asking for trouble.”

    I may be rethinking that…

    One of the things most of us love about our phone is the look of it. Time and again I hear that design is a top priority when choosing a cell phone. Then we shove it in a case, put on a screen protector of some sort and completely change the look and feel of the device, right? It’s a counter-intuitive step, but viewed as necessary to protect your investment. I know I’ve done it over and over with each new device. Some phones get more than one case as we search for the best fit, feel and most importantly the best look.

    But what if you could go “naked” with your phone and still have it protected? Isn’t that ideal? To show off the design of the phone I often favor clear cases anyway. But even slim cases add bulk and even crystal clear cases change the whole look of the phone…

    I’ve tried full body skins before and even the best of them alters the look of the phone slightly. They are also a bit fussy to apply, everything has to align just right and there are often gaps anyway. The feel is usually tacky as well, at least for the clear style body skins I’ve tried. They might peel on the edges and corners, leaving your beautiful device looking worn and tired.

    It’s 2017, Phones are Big and Beautiful

    Quite recently I got my hands on an Alcatel Idol 4S Windows. It’s a beautiful phone, camera wart and all. Sensually curved edges to the glass front and back, shapely metal frame with a tastefully understated gold tone to it. Idol 4S is a thin and elegant design and I’m very happy with the look of the phone.

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    The 4S came to me gently used and in immaculate condition. The seller also included a clear Incipio case and I quickly added a Tempered Glass screen protector as is my habit. The device is not small despite how thin it is. It’s a robust 5.5” screen with fairly large top and bottom bezels. Add a case and you know the thing is in your pocket. The Incipio adds a lot of bulk. The TG protector covers well, but also interrupts the sensual flow of the native glass…

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    Enter Qmadix Invisible First Defense Liquid Glass

    What if there was a way to add 9H hardness to your phone without any bulk? What if it was stronger than naked, but just as bare looking?

    This is exactly the claim Qmadix makes for their IFD Liquid Glass product: a scratch resistant 9H hardness nano-tech coating that is anti-bacterial, undetectable, bubble free and easy to apply. It fits any device up to a 10” screen and offers a $100 screen replacement guarantee if you register your device within 30 days on the Qmadix website. Cue their video…

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    I decided to take the plunge and go all in. I removed my Incipio case, peeled off the Tempered Glass screen protector and immediately suffered a bout of anxiety. I used the included cleaning wipe to prep my Idol 4S. This part actually relaxed me as I caressed the phone and felt those stylishly curved glass edges. My eyes took in every detail of the phone, the glass, the gold frame, the dual speaker ports front and rear, the 21MP camera hump. It reminded me just why I’m trying this. A gorgeous machine that I want to show off… After the cleansing wipe, I dried the Idol 4S with the included microfiber cloth.

    I then opened the Liquid Glass applicator pouch. There was a wipe inside that was satisfyingly saturated with solution. I wiped down the Alcatel all over. I could see the Liquid Glass coating the phone as I worked, making sure to coat the curved edges, the front and back, the frame, the camera lens and the sub frame around it. This stage was reassuring as I could definitely tell there was a lot of the product to go around and I could see for myself how it was depositing on the device.

    Wait 5 minutes and buff all over with the microfiber cloth. Wait 5 more minutes to start using the device. They state you should allow 48 hours for the Liquid Glass to cure and harden fully and that the application lasts for up to one year…

    Immediate Impressions

    Right away I’m impressed. My phone looks fantastic. The Liquid Glass is not quite invisible; you can’t actually “see” it though there is a visible effect. The phone looks lustrous. There is a definite sheen added that allows the device to catch and reflect the light better. It looks somehow cleaner, more highlighted, almost like an advertising glamour shot.

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    The feel is fantastic. It is slick, but not slippery. When you move your finger across the screen there is a very pleasing glide and WordFlow on the keyboard is wonderful. No sticking, no stuttering, just pure motion as you intend. But the grip on the phone is still great. It doesn’t slide right out of your hand as easily as it might if it were truly “naked.” And fingerprints? What fingerprints? They just don’t seem to happen.

    It’s such a pleasure holding the phone, interacting with the screen, pocketing the device, staring at it… It’s like a weird dream carrying such an expensive phone without a case or screen protector. Nobody pinch me, I don’t want to wake up.

    48 Hours In

    It’s very liberating carrying my phone around naked. I’m feeling oddly confident and not nervous like I expected to. I can tell from the feel, the sheen and the lack of fingerprints that the Liquid Glass is there. Subtle clues, but they lend reassurance. Maybe I’m a bit too confident? I place my phone in a precarious position just slightly more than two days after applying the Liquid Glass. The phone slides off the lip of the tub and I hear it clatter as it falls into the dry tub. Rather than trepidation though, I feel only curious. Not a scratch, no blemish. I smile and slide the phone into my pocket.

    Fast Forward

    It’s been five days. As confident as I’ve felt, I’ve also been delaying. But for you, readers, I squashed that nagging voice of reason and went ahead and did it.

    Will I smash it with a hammer next? Douse it with water? Nope. You can. I’ll let you. I’m convinced that this Liquid Glass stuff works and works well. I have no issues treating my device as I normally would when it was in a case and had a screen protector on. I love my phone and that’s the main point. I can show it off, I can use it like a normal human being while doing so. I can revel in how it feels in my hand and how easily it slips into a pocket. I have no need or desire to pummel the phone to test the absolute limits of the IFD Liquid Glass.

    They say it lasts a year, only time will tell. I didn’t want to wait that long to write this review, however. I’m convinced and when I feel that it is wearing off, I’ll likely get another application and reapply. After all, I love my phone. I want to protect it, but I also want to show it off. Now I can do both.

    Who is this for?

    • At $39.99 it isn’t inexpensive. This is for people who spend a lot on cases and screen protectors anyway. Those who invest further in their device after the initial purchase should consider this product.
    • Those people who are enamored with the look of their phone benefit greatly.
    • There is a generous amount of solution provided so large screen tablets and phones with front and back glass are ideal candidates.
    • I think people who use ordinary caution with their devices every day should seriously consider Qmadix Invisible First Defense Liquid Glass.
    • Larger phones really benefit the most because they also suffer the most from adding bulk with a case.

    Who should stay away?

    • People that seem to have accidents happen to their devices all the time should probably stick to more traditional methods of protection
    • People on a budget that can’t justify buying a new and expensive “case” for their phone every 8 – 12 months.
    • People who work in dirty and hazardous environments where they constanty expose their device to risk.

    Me? I’m hooked. It’s an incredible feeling to walk out of the house with a “naked” phone and not worry about doing so. I feel a bit naughty, a bit risqué. And I like it. You very well might like it too. C’mon, get naked. You know you want to.

    Check out Qmadix IFD Liquid Glass on Amazon
    Ecm likes this.
    04-22-17 12:01 PM
  2. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Might be good to post a link to the original review..... after this long, how has this process stood up to the elements?

    I remember when Turing announced their Liquidmorphium phones... sounds a lot like this, only built into the phone.
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    04-24-17 09:56 AM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Here's the original thread: Qmadix Liquid Glass - Get Naked - Windows Central Forums

    It's been about two months. It still is repelling fingerprints and my phone is still like new. I carry it naked every day and just treat it like normal. As for "standing up to the elements" it's hard to tell as you really can't see it, but it still feels like the day I put the Liquid Glass on.
    04-24-17 10:09 AM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I did it again.

    Got a fresh packet. Coated my new Xperia X all over and used some of the excess to do the screen on my Band 2 and the face of my Stuhrling Original Gatsby Plaza watch...

    I know in the case of the Xperia that they say it doesn't work on metal (or plastic), but I figure it can't hurt and I do see the stuff going on.

    I'm officially hooked on Liquid Glass.
    04-27-17 09:39 AM
  5. OTCHRussell's Avatar
    Can it be removed? After a year, when you re-do it, do you have to remove the old one? What about chemicals?
    Looks interesting.

    BB 9000>Q10>Z10>Z30>Z30>
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    04-30-17 05:49 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Can it be removed? After a year, when you re-do it, do you have to remove the old one? What about chemicals?
    Looks interesting.
    The Qmadix FAQ page doesn't really answer the question. Instead, it asks a question in return.
    Interesting but why? Why would you want to take off the best screen protector on the market with the highest rated hardness for ultimate protection? Invisible First-Defense+ is designed to protect your screen without being noticed. In fact, you may forget that it is on your device. But rest assured that it is doing its job, providing you the best protection on the market.
    I concur. Why remove it? It doesn't show, doesn't stain, doesn't prevent you from using a case or another screen protector. I suppose you probably could remove it with a thorough and repeated wipe down with an alcohol prep pad or three... Might be hard to tell when you've done the job as it really is hard to detect except by touch and when your fingerprints start showing again I guess it would be gone.

    If after eight months or a year or longer you feel it has worn off, just reapply. There is no mention of needing to remove any residue.

    As for chemicals, it is Silicon Dioxide in some sort of suspension liquid that evaporates quite rapidly.

    04-30-17 06:02 PM
  7. OTCHRussell's Avatar
    1- Just wondering if you had to remove it before reapplying.
    2- I mean, will chemicals damage it?
    04-30-17 10:42 PM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    1- Just wondering if you had to remove it before reapplying.
    2- I mean, will chemicals damage it?
    There is no mention of having to remove it before reapplying that I can find on their site. I would imagine it is a no. Just clean (step one whenever applying the product) and then apply (step two), just as normal for the initial installation. The SiO2 molecules are deposited into the pores of the glass where they bond. Thus a reapplication is simply depositing more of the same.

    To my way of thinking it is like a glass of water that is half full. Do you need to empty it before filling? No. Can you? Yes. Either way it is all water...

    Chemicals? I think that would depend. You can check the chemically reactive properties of SiO2 here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silico...ical_reactions

    I'm unclear on what exactly you are asking and I last had chemistry in school decades ago. I would expect that you wouldn't be dousing your phone in chemicals purposefully at any rate unless it was the normal cleaning methods commonly in use. (I.E.: alcohol prep pads.)

    Since it is antibacterial and resists fingerprints quite remarkably, all I do is wipe with a screen cleaning cloth once in a blue moon.

    As per the OP, I have not had this in use for myself the full year. I applied it initially in the first week of February and to this date it seems fully in effect still.
    05-01-17 06:25 AM

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