11-09-2012, 08:30 PM #1
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I kept my wife's and my own Samsung Focus looking nearly new using InvisibleShields during the duration that we had them. We would get new ones put on about every 6 months or so.
Got our new Lumia 920's today and wondering if it needs an InvisibleShield, or if the screen is tough enough to resist scratches on its own?
- 11-09-2012, 08:42 PM #2
I also have been using invisible shield on all my devices for the last few years but this time I'm going to leave it as is. From all accounts the screen is really hard to scratch and IMO it looks better without one. My devices don't look that great with those screen protectors on.
11-09-2012, 08:55 PM #4
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I have no doubt 920 is tough and usually I never get cases or shields. I got an invishield on my red Lumia only because I didn't want the back to get all scratched up too soon, lame I know but when I saw that smooth, glossy body I couldn't help myself
- 11-09-2012, 08:58 PM #5
What size invisi shield did you get?
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11-10-2012, 12:07 AM #8
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If you are worried about ultra fine scratches and you keep the phone in pockets, purses, etc. you are going to get them eventually. That said, I have an invisible shield on mine and I hate it. My wife told me they had gotten better and less "orange peel", but that is not the case, IMO. It also seems to interfere with when you use the phone in a gloved hand (much less responsive, but still responds way more than anything else I have ever tried). A bit of a catch 22, really. I am probably going to go without, assuming I keep the phone.
08-13-2013, 01:25 PM #10
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The screen definitively need some shield, but I strongly recommend the DRY ones. I found some comments in the forums that WET APPLIED shields could damage your mobile screen permanently after removed.NOKIA Lumia 1520 32GB (RM-838) + 128GB microSD
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- 08-13-2013, 02:16 PM #11
Had mine since november, no protection of any kind except a dedicated phone pocket that holds nothing else but the phone. In daily use, no scratches so far.
Also I dont think any shield can come even remotely close to the amazing feel and look of the screen. I only buy devices I feel confident that I dont need to ruin them with protection.
But as a disclaimer, I don't sell my previous phone when I get a new one (every 2-3 years), as I rather keep it as backup and I dont think it's value would be enough to give up the amazing cameras my phones tend to have (N8 and 920 being most recent).
08-14-2013, 05:59 PM #12
- 21 Posts
I found that the Invisible Shield reduced sensitivity of the screen by a lot. I removed it. I left the rear part on to protect the back from scratches.
I also thought the loss of quality of the screen due to the Invisible Shield was too much for me. YMMV.
Invisible shield doesn't stop the screen from breaking. Sorry for your loss.
- 08-15-2013, 08:28 AM #15
I've had my 920 since launch date in november last year? I only have one tiny little scratch that's barely noticeable. That with common occurring drops on tiles, concrete etc
Unless you are really really rough (or just have terrible luck) you really don't need one in my opinion. That gorilla glass is pretty tough.
- 08-15-2013, 08:38 AM #17
My first 920 got a few scratches on the screen before I put a protector on it. After a few months of use, and just from being in my pocket, with nothing else in there, I noticed a few small scratches on the screen.
In my opinion, the 920 screen does tend to scratch a little bit, but it's not horrible by any means.
I personally use the Wrapsol Ultra Extreme protector and love it. It's smooth, easy to apply, and it's very clear. It's the clearest and smoothest one I've tried so far. I've tried the Zagg sheilds also, which are pretty good, but the Wrapsol seems to be the best for me.
Do yourself a favor, get a good protector for the screen. The Wrapsol one is pretty close to having nothing at all, so it's not an inconvenience or an eyesore.
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