I'm usually a Ghost Armor fan, but I needed my phone protected quick and this was one of the few products available at the time - I had received my phone early through preorders and accessories were scarce. ZAGG seems to promise the same as Ghost Armor: around 30 bucks, replacements available for the life of the phone I gave it a shot.
The fit is not as bad as some of the other screen protectors out there. It seems that a lot of companies were guessing as to the specs of the Galaxy S7 because some of these were available before the phone was even unveiled. I found that it lined up well with the Edge sides and the bottom. Fit was a little, and I mean LITTLE, off around the top. Only a dealbreaker if you're nitpicky about a mm or two.
Application was a nightmare, and I've done a few of these for various gaming devices, phones, and smartwatches. The applicator and squeegee don't match what's on ZAGGs online video tutorials. In fact, they look a little more well-designed than what was in this product. No S7 specific video - they still go with the S6 Edge since it's only slightly smaller than the S7 Edge. It was not the easy-lift screen in the video. This one needs a lot more work to get the bubbles off, and the squeegee doesn't have a thicker end for working out the bubbles like in the videos. The only advice is to give more pressure until they work out. I was only willing to use so much pressure before I decided I would be putting my brand new screen at risk. The result was horrendous considering how clearly everything looked on a new phone. The numerous bubbles stood out on white backgrounds (Facebook users take note) and when the screen is off. Definitely not how a new flagship should look. The bubbles worked out a tiny bit over the next two days, but are still noticeable.
Protection-wise, it seems to be holding up. I still baby the phone, but the few objects that have come into contact with the screen have left little traces they were ever there. There is a small scratch that won't go away. It couldn't have been anything major, so I'm losing confidence in their self-healing technology claim. Colors display very well through it, and it has not interfered in any of my apps or use of the Edge notifications. There was a little lifting on the bottom edge, but that's because I put my Otterbox on 8 hours later before heading to work. After readjusting the case to sit ON the edge of the protector, rather than pushing up on it, there have been no more issues with it lifting off.
Overall, I'm disappointed in the product considering ZAGG has such a good reputation. I would highly recommend going either with Ghost Armor if it's available near you, or paying the 7.99 I hear Geek Squad charges to put this on. It looks like it is protecting well, and you can definitely feel a little more thickness over the paper-thin screen protectors that are out there. For a phone like the Galaxy S7, the 8 bucks are worth saving the frustration over and getting an immaculate display. If anything goes wrong, it would be easier to return it and swap for a different brand as they will claim user error caused the bad installation and give you a hard time getting a replacement if the screen does not install well.