1. Dzik's Avatar
    People still use screen protectors? Honest question. I thought Gorilla is strong enough where with a bit of care we don't have to worry about scratches. I like my 1520 naked and clean looking. I hated screen protectors when I used them way back as they would get dirty on edges plus there was always a small bubble somewhere no matter how hard I tried to get rid of them.
    10-07-2014 11:22 AM
  2. psoham777's Avatar
    It depends, I always use screen guards, never had that bubble problem or peeling out from edges. Gorilla glass are tough, they won't get scratches easily, but some might get it
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-07-2014 11:29 AM
  3. jmshub's Avatar
    Screen protectors are very subjective. I have carried my 920 for two years without any screen protection. There are a few minor scratches on the glass, but I prefer that to having a dull, ugly screen protector on the screen all of the time. I won't use a screen protector anymore. But for some people, it may be a big deal.

    My wife's phone is rather scratched up. She carries her phone in her purse, and she puts it on the nightstand screen down overnight, and she has a bunch of little scratches on her screen. For her, a good screen protector may be the right choice. It's kind of a personal choice.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-07-2014 11:35 AM
  4. ams963's Avatar
    I always use screen protectors. No bubbles for me. It's a must to keep all the dirt away from the beautiful screen. One swipe and voila! All dirt gone.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-07-2014 02:16 PM
  5. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    I thought not until today when I noticed lots of micro scratches on my 930 screen. Will put on a protector asap
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-07-2014 02:21 PM
  6. Suicide Stacey's Avatar
    I don't use screen protectors anymore. I have a 1520 and use a magnet lock case. As long as I put the phone in my pocket separate from keys and loose change then there is no concern. I clean my phone about 3 times a day and always check the cloth before I use to make sure there is no grit on there. Had it 8 months now and not one scratch. This is also my 1st post so a few likes and thanks would be ideal to boost my ratings ๐Ÿ˜Š
    10-07-2014 02:21 PM
  7. Dzik's Avatar
    I always use screen protectors. No bubbles for me. It's a must to keep all the dirt away from the beautiful screen. One swipe and voila! All dirt gone.
    Not sure I understand. Are you saying it's harder to clean a screen without a screen protector?
    10-07-2014 04:48 PM
  8. Dzik's Avatar
    I guess the consensus not shockingly is "it depends". I use magnetic belt holster when at my office job, armband when exercising and otherwise only put it in my pocket when not doing some "dirty" activity when there is a potential of something getting into my pocket that may cause abrasion (dirt, sand). Keys, wallet are out of the question in the same pocket; not that I could fit those with 1520 anyway ๐Ÿ˜Š. So in my case I think its ok to take chance and enjoy a naked screen. I do have a Nillkin case thou. Fingers crossed no drops yet as I really don't want to learn the case was not thick enough. Thanks guys! ๐Ÿ˜Š
    10-07-2014 05:05 PM
  9. mccririck's Avatar
    Screen protectors will always be needed especially if you own diamond jewellery.
    10-07-2014 05:10 PM
  10. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Don't get me wrong, Gorilla Glass screens are definitely durable but they are more resistant to scratches than to drops.

    I've seen several tests of Gorilla Glass 3 being scratched by a knife and not showing any damage, but as soon as it was dropped it would definitely crack. Also the screen isn't as resistant to stones and other outdoor objects, as it is to knives and keys.

    I would recommend getting a screen protector, it'll save you from the scratches that may come with dropping the phone and may even prevent screen shattering.

    Most screen protectors nowadays are barely noticeable and provide an extra level of protection.

    In fact there is a company that called 'dbrand' it makes some amazing skins for mobile, and now they have started making Gorilla Glass screen protectors that are extremely thin, easy to apply and durable.

    Sadly dbrand hasn't yet said that they intend to produce for Windows Phones.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-08-2014 03:29 AM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I have a Zagg screen protector. I got it on sale from AT&T's website. Since I'm horrid at installing screen protectors, I got it shipped to the local AT&T store. Then I had an AT&T employee who is good at installing screen protectors put it on while I drank coffee at Starbucks in the same shopping centre.

    I carry my phone in a pocket that doesn't have anything else in it, but I still use a case and screen protector, since I think it's better to be safe than sorry. I don't take any insurance on my phones, but I've never had one damaged, since I do use cases/screen protectors.
    jmshub and Guytronic like this.
    10-08-2014 03:41 AM
  12. Pete's Avatar
    I don't think that a thin piece of film would prevent the glass from being shattered. A case might do.

    Use of a screen protector is entirely subjective, some people will say that they're needed and others will go with naked, both groups will have compelling reasons.

    The bottom line is this, if you feel you need one, then use one.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-08-2014 03:45 AM
  13. ams963's Avatar
    Not sure I understand. Are you saying it's harder to clean a screen without a screen protector?
    Yes. I can swipe the screen protector with any dry cloth until the dirt goes off. The dirt and scratch usually goes off. But if they don't I can always remove the screen protector and apply a new one. The screen will look like new. Can you do this without the screen protector? If you rub on the screen too many times to get a stubborn dirt or scratch, the screen may get a permanent scratch or damage.
    10-08-2014 04:01 AM
  14. Futra Hurairah Salleh's Avatar
    +1020.
    I just replaced my clear-type screen protector after 1 year since 1st day I had the phone with me, and it has protected the glass very well. Earlier today, I paused for a while during the SP replacement to admire the beautiful scratch-less glass screen before laying on the new SP. Aaah such a gorgeous and flawless sight to see hehe..
    10-08-2014 04:07 AM
  15. Suicide Stacey's Avatar
    Just think of it as putting on a condom...may prevent a few things....but can still get damaged easily if not careful enough
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    10-09-2014 06:12 AM
  16. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Just think of it as putting on a condom...may prevent a few things....but can still get damaged easily if not careful enough
    Erhmmm.......okay.
    10-09-2014 06:42 AM
  17. envio's Avatar
    I've not put screen protectors on my last two Windows Phones. It's a question of how you use it. I don't know whether my phones would withstand constant contact with a pocket full of sand but on average usage, going into pockets, bags etc has been very kind to my screens. Gorilla glass is amazing but it's not fool proof. If you're only concerned with light scratches, scuffs and buffs and your hands are generally free of dirt and grit, there shouldn't necessarily be a problem. If you work on a building site, it's just common sense that your phone will need better protection.
    10-09-2014 10:38 AM
  18. jmshub's Avatar
    At the beach last year, we walked into a nice sunglasses shop. The owner was this awesome old dude who ran the place for years and years. He had a pair of sunglasses on a cord around his neck, and to demonstrate the scratch-proofness (is that a word??) of the lenses, he would rub his car key on the lens for anyone who cared to watch. He was quick to warn however, dust particles and sand would easily scratch the lenses of these sunglasses.

    We tend to forget the old hardness scale from our school science classes, but there are individual particles of dirt or random pocket grit that is harder than steel, and could easily scratch a Gorilla Glass phone screen.

    Not carrying your keys in your pocket with your phone is good. Making sure there isn't any grit in your pocket (especially coat pockets or purses) that could cling to your phone's screen is more important.
    Guytronic likes this.
    10-09-2014 12:15 PM
  19. luisnervo's Avatar
    I have an iPhone4 (considering move to a Lumia 930), it is 4 years old, first Gorilla Glass, no screen protector, no major worries, several falls, no scratches. Gorilla Glass is amazing, no need for protectors.
    10-09-2014 08:23 PM
  20. Futra Hurairah Salleh's Avatar
    Not carrying your keys in your pocket with your phone is good. Making sure there isn't any grit in your pocket (especially coat pockets or purses) that could cling to your phone's screen is more important.
    Exactly. Call me OCD but I always separate items when I carry them everywhere. Right pocket for my phone and some small folded documents/bills/receipts.. and left is for keys, some spare changes and occasionally my 3yo's milk bottle LOL
    10-09-2014 08:49 PM
  21. jmshub's Avatar
    Exactly. Call me OCD but I always separate items when I carry them everywhere. Right pocket for my phone and some small folded documents/bills/receipts.. and left is for keys, some spare changes and occasionally my 3yo's milk bottle LOL
    Despite everything I said, I do the same thing. My phone is always in a pocket by itself. I make it a point to not even have pocket change in my right front pocket, which is my phone pocket. :)
    10-09-2014 10:18 PM
  22. mpl175's Avatar
    Gorilla glass is scratch resistant but it will still crack if dropped. I always use tempered glass screen protectors. No bubbles,crystal clear,no touch issues. Better safe than sorry.
    10-09-2014 10:24 PM
  23. Techno-guy's Avatar
    You guys need to check out the new translucent glass products like Zagg's InvisibleShield Glass. I have it for my iPhone 6 Plus. It is absolutely remarkable. Zero touch sensitivity loss to me, zero optical issues (it's glass) and zero extra finger drag that I can detect. And, it seems to clean way easier and better than the iPhone screen by itself. I really love this product and have generally not used screen protectors before but with products as good as this, I just may change that going forward. I like knowing that my keys, coins, etc. can no longer scratch my screen.

    Just ordered a similar product from a Canadian company (InSkin) for my Lumia 1520 which is on the way. Can't wait to compare it to the InvisibleShield Glass. If it's even in the same ballpark, I'll be very happy.
    mccririck likes this.
    10-09-2014 11:12 PM

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