1. chobo2's Avatar
    Hi

    I don't have much experience with smartphones(got my first smartphone like a year and half ago) so I am sure not if I need a "Screen Protector" or not. I am getting a case but I am not sure if I need that plastic stuff for the screen. I always see on another forum deals for "XtremeGuard" stuff but no clue if it is good or if I really need it.

    I know in my local mall I see them selling some sort of screen protector for $1.5 and if I want them to do it, it's an extra $5.

    My last phoned I had was the lumia 800 and I just had a rubber case and no screen protector. The gorilla glass seemed to do a good job as I never had any scratches on the screen.

    Also does this protector stuff effect those special gloves that allow you to still use your phone while it is cold out?
    09-16-2014 03:58 PM
  2. Cameron Todd's Avatar
    Its really a personal choice. I never use one and haven't had any scratches as all. But I am also pretty careful with my phone.best is to just try one as they not expensive to buy.
    09-16-2014 06:36 PM
  3. chobo2's Avatar
    Its really a personal choice. I never use one and haven't had any scratches as all. But I am also pretty careful with my phone.best is to just try one as they not expensive to buy.
    So they can be easily removed, if they suck?
    09-17-2014 01:24 AM
  4. Cameron Todd's Avatar
    So they can be easily removed, if they suck?
    Yep they just peel off
    09-17-2014 04:19 AM
  5. chobo2's Avatar
    Yep they just peel off
    Do they work with those gloves that you can buy so you can use your phone while wearing the gloves?
    09-17-2014 10:54 AM
  6. jjmorgan64's Avatar
    With the super sensitive touch turned on you do not need the special gloves on the 1020, almost any gives will still type.
    But yes they do not typically alter touch sensitivity.
    09-17-2014 11:01 AM
  7. socalgunner's Avatar
    Are they needed, probably not... But if your going to invest the money in a nice phone then why not spend the extra $5 on a little protection. I personally always put one on the day I get a new phone (too often) and it always pays off. The screen protector I currently have on my 1020 looks like it has been dragged through the parking lot behind my car. I feel better knowing that the screen under it is brand new!
    09-17-2014 11:02 AM
  8. vraev's Avatar
    Yeah... for 5$ I highly recommend it. I have read a lot about GG3 being prone to scratches. In fact there is a video on youtube talking about how the 1020 can get microscratches on the screen with careful use. For a phone I want to keep for a while until the next Lumia 55mp replacement comes along, its worth the protection. I think you will find it hard to find the screen protector, as depending on your location, windows phones may or may not be popular enough for stores to stock the films. I had to call a couple of stores to make sure they had one in stock.
    09-17-2014 04:30 PM
  9. chobo2's Avatar
    Yeah... for 5$ I highly recommend it. I have read a lot about GG3 being prone to scratches. In fact there is a video on youtube talking about how the 1020 can get microscratches on the screen with careful use. For a phone I want to keep for a while until the next Lumia 55mp replacement comes along, its worth the protection. I think you will find it hard to find the screen protector, as depending on your location, windows phones may or may not be popular enough for stores to stock the films. I had to call a couple of stores to make sure they had one in stock.
    Yea, I think I will try it but the price ranges from a $1 to $20 for a screen protector. It hard to tell what is good and what is bad(I don't know if a bad one could damage the screen by leaving resadue or something like that)

    Like you said stores might not have it. The XtremeGuard I probalby will skip as it will take like 2-4 weeks till it comes so I am thinking now amazon.ca and I think I might get this one as I got a case from there and it seems pretty good.

    I guess I will have to try not get scratches on it for the week it takes to get here.
    09-17-2014 06:23 PM
  10. claireggie's Avatar
    youll need it
    09-18-2014 07:53 PM
  11. VetDuarte's Avatar
    Correctly applied, one doesn't even notice:






    Enviado via Lumia 1020
    09-18-2014 08:14 PM
  12. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    I've used armorsuit, sold on amazon. Its a wet install,but simple. They are relatively cheap and tough. They even have case friendly ones.
    09-18-2014 10:51 PM
  13. chobo2's Avatar
    09-19-2014 10:51 AM
  14. chobo2's Avatar
    Well I got the screen protector and tried to install it but failed twice. I then bought in the US some universal pack and asked 2 other people I know to try it(one who did it on their own phone...android phone) and they both failed.

    So not sure what to do. I might just go to the mall and see if any of the stores that install have for the lumia 1020(what I doubt).

    I just could not get the air bubbles to go away. I could get the big ones gone but the small ones would not go away no matter what I tried.
    09-22-2014 03:13 PM
  15. Live2Deliver's Avatar
    Well I got the screen protector and tried to install it but failed twice. I then bought in the US some universal pack and asked 2 other people I know to try it(one who did it on their own phone...android phone) and they both failed.

    So not sure what to do. I might just go to the mall and see if any of the stores that install have for the lumia 1020(what I doubt).

    I just could not get the air bubbles to go away. I could get the big ones gone but the small ones would not go away no matter what I tried.
    applying a screen protector can be a nasty business. I had been trying to apply screen protectors for most of my previous phones, mostly ending up in quite a disaster. You are not alone with bad screen protectors bubbles.

    the smaller bubbles you are facing are probably micro dust particles. I had tried to eliminate them through continuously pressing and squeezing the air pocket around the dust - takes a long time and patience.
    What this does is getting rid of the air pocket around the dust that are making the spot so visible, and leaving the dust in there, in a vacuum fit. Surprisingly this way of 'concealing the dust' works pretty well.
    09-24-2014 01:22 PM

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