1. Marconis4's Avatar
    Hi all. I'm getting sick of my screen protector. Dust gets under the edges easily, it has scratched easily, and it picks up oils easily. Overall, it just looks ugly. When I was cleaning it the other day, I used my phone for the first time without one and I was shocked at the difference in quality of the screen (obviously). It just felt so much better to use without, but looking at how my screen doesn't even have the slightest blemish on it, it's hard to keep it off.

    If you took it off, do you regret it (i.e. phone got tons of scratches)?
    Thanks.
    04-04-2013 11:27 PM
  2. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    I had one on my previous 800, but took it down anyway (missed the smooth glass) :) never bought one for 920 I have now and have sent it sliding on the floor twice display down. Kinda regret, but the two long scratches I have demostrate how durable the screen is and are not too bad, so what the heck.. :) I like my Lumia naked all the way ;)
    04-05-2013 02:43 AM
  3. gapost's Avatar
    I put one on my wife's 8X because she throws it in her purse. The first one was a wet one and it was ok, but after a while, it came loose on the corner, but that was without a case. A case would help protect the corners, but she didn't like it because it got "dented" and didn't look that smooth after a while. I put a stick-on protector and it stays smooth, but of course, with the curved screen, it doesn't stick tight to the edges. She still uses it, but I wouldn't. On my 8X, I haven't used a protector and screen is perfect. I had a Bodyglove case on for a while, mainly to protect the screen if I dropped it. Now, I took the case off and use it bare. I don't put it in pockets with anything else.
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    04-05-2013 07:09 AM
  4. rdifiori's Avatar
    No protection for me for 4 months. I pocket my phone, and the screen is flawless.
    Sent from my PM23300 using Board Express
    04-05-2013 07:57 AM
  5. Marconis4's Avatar
    Hearing that your screens are in good shape is really making me reconsider...
    04-05-2013 09:03 AM
  6. jhguth's Avatar
    I've never used a case on any phone (what's the point in paying for nice industrial design if you are going to cover it with an ugly $10 piece of plastic?) and have not used a screen cover since scratch resistant class became popular. I purchased my phone at launch, use it on construction jobsites and pocket it in my work pants or vest, and have had zero scratches or issues.

    screen protectors look bad and i hate the poor tactile feel, the glass is so much smoother and nice feeling
    04-05-2013 01:30 PM
  7. Mio_Ray's Avatar
    My one year old 800 never saw a protector and the screen is still superb. Only a few microscratches in one corner after few encounters with the asphalt...

    My 4 month old 920 is flawless, even the camera bezel is still good.


    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Foroplex
    04-05-2013 02:13 PM
  8. peacefulberry's Avatar
    I have used screen protectors on all of my phones. I have a wonderful one that feels exactly like the glass. I don't remember the brand, but will look for it. I clean my screen with the protector on with plain alcohol. Its so clear you can't tell its on. Its actually the best one I've owned.
    04-05-2013 02:41 PM
  9. peacefulberry's Avatar
    I forgot to mention why: I don't like scratches on my screen. If I happen to scratch the protector, I just replace it with a fresh one. Also, I buy my phones off contract, and if I decide to exchange it or upgrade later on, it will still be in new condition- scratch free!
    04-05-2013 02:48 PM
  10. ricbon's Avatar
    NO! I regreat no putting one earlier, i like to have my phone as mint as possible to hold resale value, now i have 3 scratches
    04-05-2013 02:54 PM
  11. Jimmy Cooper's Avatar
    What phone do you have? I spent a lot of money for one on my 920 but I was let down because of the curved glass meaning the screen protector wouldn't fit the whole screen. Now my phone has scratches which makes me loose love for my phone :(
    04-06-2013 10:49 AM
  12. JackMerson's Avatar
    Had the Lumia 710 and I agreed that putting screen protector is just that bad. It decreases the image quality and of course, those dusts on the edge of the screen protector as you said.
    Removed it and after 4 months without screen protector, not a single scratch. Honestly, impressed with Corning Gorilla Glass.

    Now, having fun with Lumia 620. At the first week, I used the screen protector, knowing it doesn't have Corning Gorilla glass. But, since I hate screen protector so much (Even worse, screen protectors here are low quality and it's hard to find a good one), I decided to remove it.

    2 weeks on, voila, a scratch.
    Now, 3 months later (From January, 28th) hundreds of hairline scratches.. Regret it, of course but I have no choice. :(
    04-06-2013 11:03 AM
  13. Villain's Avatar
    appearance wise I regret getting the 8X all together. At first the device shines and looks amazing. The nasty look of the blue soft coating after a bit of use and the very scratch prone screen killed HTC for me. Then again Nokia didn't have a device with bell mobility soo options were 8X or a different OS.



    love the speed of the camera, beats audio, shape and size of the device
    04-06-2013 11:51 AM
  14. Marconis4's Avatar
    What phone do you have? I spent a lot of money for one on my 920 but I was let down because of the curved glass meaning the screen protector wouldn't fit the whole screen. Now my phone has scratches which makes me loose love for my phone :(
    An 8X, hence why I posted in the 8X forum .
    04-06-2013 12:13 PM
  15. Westiemom's Avatar
    I hate screen protectors. They always look awful. I'm very careful and have a padded case for my handbag so no tossing it in unprotected! yikes! I'd rather treat my phone gently than cover up the gorgeous look of the screen.
    04-06-2013 01:44 PM
  16. abek0's Avatar
    Never. Because my screen protectors is always 100% bubble free and doesn't even look like its on my phone. Clearprotector.com that's where to get the best screen protectors and have life time warranty.
    Sent from my HTC 8x using Board Express
    04-06-2013 01:48 PM
  17. Marconis4's Avatar
    Never. Because my screen protectors is always 100% bubble free and doesn't even look like its on my phone. Clearprotector.com that's where to get the best screen protectors and have life time warranty.
    Sent from my HTC 8x using Board Express
    Those are some expensive screen protectors. $15-25 for a piece of plastic, no thanks.

    EDIT: Looking at them, I think that's what the guy at the store put on for me for free.
    04-06-2013 02:19 PM
  18. mr.nielsen's Avatar
    I like the phone "naked" - great design and a pleasure to hold, but I didn't want a screen protector because I like the smooth feeling of the glass. So I had to sacrifice the "nakedness" and instead chose a case.

    I use a Nokia CP-572 hard case with my Lumia 800. Not to sound like a commercial, but that cover is superb. Great feel because it's leather, it's not floppy - it's a hard case, and it allows me to be carefree with my phone. I just throw it in my backpack, or at the table. Not worried at all if I drop the phone by accident. Such a relief not to worry about the phone getting scratched at all. The flap has a small bend which rests on my fingers when I'm holding the phone to my ear. It means I don't get fatigue in my hand/fingers or a sweaty palm from cramming the phone during a long conversation.

    My post may not qualify in this thread, as I have not had a screen protector from start. Just thought I'd share this anyway, as I did consider a screen protector
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    04-06-2013 02:34 PM
  19. EauRouge's Avatar
    never had this phone, but all my phones are no screen protector, no case. I enjoy them for how they are
    04-06-2013 07:31 PM
  20. WhippedKream's Avatar
    I honestly have one screen protector that I got from ebay (dirt cheap) and I hate it a lot. But I have dropped it a few times and it protects it quite well. I say it's always good to be safe, even tho it looks and feels ugly to me. If I really wanted to feel good about it though I'd probably get a more expensive one (the ones you apply with alcohol for adhesiveness). But that's just me. I'd rather be safe than sorry.
    04-06-2013 11:49 PM
  21. scottcraft's Avatar
    I have a Zaggs invisible shield and HTC doubleshot case on mine. I would rather go without the extra stuff on my phone but it gives me some peace of mind.
    04-07-2013 08:54 AM
  22. Marconis4's Avatar
    I honestly have one screen protector that I got from ebay (dirt cheap) and I hate it a lot. But I have dropped it a few times and it protects it quite well. I say it's always good to be safe, even tho it looks and feels ugly to me. If I really wanted to feel good about it though I'd probably get a more expensive one (the ones you apply with alcohol for adhesiveness). But that's just me. I'd rather be safe than sorry.
    That's my reasoning...would rather be safe than sorry, and if it means sacrificing beauty, I'll do it. It just sucks, haha
    04-07-2013 02:14 PM
  23. ajua's Avatar
    It depends on how much do you take care of the phone. I have had my 8X since launch back in november without a screen protector and the screen is as new. It doesn't have even the tiniest scratch *knocks on wood* but I always use a case to protect the back and always take care when toting the phone around.

    If you don't have much care, don't hesitate and get a screen protector. Try different brands (I would buy the ones from HTC first) and see which one looks better.
    04-08-2013 09:16 AM
  24. Marconis4's Avatar
    It depends on how much do you take care of the phone. I have had my 8X since launch back in november without a screen protector and the screen is as new. It doesn't have even the tiniest scratch *knocks on wood* but I always use a case to protect the back and always take care when toting the phone around.

    If you don't have much care, don't hesitate and get a screen protector. Try different brands (I would buy the ones from HTC first) and see which one looks better.
    I take care of my phone, but accidents happen. The only thing I really fear are microscratches from repeated exposure to lint in my jeans pockets.
    04-08-2013 05:10 PM
  25. Marconis4's Avatar
    Took the screen protector off last week and I'm never looking back; the screen is far too beautiful. To prevent microscratches, I wrap a sunglasses cleaning cloth around my phone screen when I put it in my pocket. No scratches yet.
    04-21-2013 03:02 PM

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