02-11-2015 11:18 AM
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  1. hyedefinition's Avatar
    I'm wondering if anyone has used their 1520 without a screen protector for an extended period of time. I'm considering not using screen protectors since they keep getting scratched easily.

    How does the 1520 hold up long term without a screen protector? Especially considering that it comes with Gorilla Glass 2 rather than 3...

    P.S. Have used it for 2 weeks now, looks clear for now.
    07-17-2014 06:09 AM
  2. troylytle's Avatar
    Mine is fine. Just about perfect. Never had one. But if you usually have a problem with protectors getting scratched, get one.
    hyedefinition likes this.
    07-17-2014 06:10 AM
  3. maclancer's Avatar
    I have been using my 1520 without screen protector for months and I have not a single noticeable scratch. Only one or two almost invisible lightly scratches that have not idea how was made but it is difficult to see it.
    hyedefinition likes this.
    07-17-2014 06:25 AM
  4. hyedefinition's Avatar
    I was a bit paranoid after my 920 got scratched pretty bad by God knows what couple of weeks after owning it. Then had a 925 for 8 months and no scratch...have been using the 1520.

    Don't know why the 925 was so much more durable than the 920 even though they both share the same protection...hoping 1520 is as durable as the 925.
    07-17-2014 07:30 AM
  5. Nitin Shet's Avatar
    I've used it since November without screen protector no issues at all...
    07-17-2014 07:40 AM
  6. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    Had it since December sans screen protected and it's pristine. I generally throw the phone into a bag with my surface pro, notebook and fountain pens. I've got some deep gloves on the body of the device - my lamy 2000 fountain pen was the culprit! It must have been a one time thing as the screen is perfect! But a think wallet style case of you're really worried! Good luck!!!!
    07-17-2014 07:54 AM
  7. badMojo69's Avatar
    Shimmy Shimmy Ya ... I like it Raw.
    07-17-2014 05:45 PM
  8. KSilcox's Avatar
    I haven't used a screen protector in many years. Modern screens don't seem to need em.
    Pete likes this.
    07-18-2014 12:37 AM
  9. chmun77's Avatar
    Is better to have one than crying over spilled milk when the screen got scratched. The screen is scratch resistance, not scratch proof.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    07-18-2014 04:57 AM
  10. akthelonelyman's Avatar
    Uses one,u get great screen protecters these days that doesn't ruin the quality
    07-18-2014 05:30 AM
  11. Joe LiTrenta's Avatar
    I've been using mine without a screen protector for about a month now and everything still looks good.
    07-18-2014 10:57 AM
  12. Pete's Avatar
    I've not used a screen protector for the past 10 years or so and never had any major problems. I figure that anything that's hard enough to scratch a screen will slice through a thin piece of plastic without even pausing.
    07-18-2014 11:06 AM
  13. atanga betayene's Avatar
    i don't use one on mine and it works just fine,4months already and no scratches
    07-18-2014 11:57 AM
  14. bbobeckyj's Avatar
    I haven't used a screen protector on a glass screen since a couple of months into using my first glass screened phone, an HD2 years ago. That was used daily for 4 years, then I had a Titan, both had 'standard' non hardened glass screens, and both are still fine. No case or cover on the 1520 and even the plastic body is still fine.
    If you don't throw it into pockets or bags with any hardened metals, ceramics, stones, etc why would you need it?
    07-18-2014 04:45 PM
  15. ptfuzi's Avatar
    Shimmy Shimmy Ya ... I like it Raw.

    I removed mine after a month, much better now, now i can feel the glass
    07-18-2014 04:49 PM
  16. rpac78's Avatar
    I went protector-less in the first few weeks of getting my phone but got a bit scared and ordered one from Amazon. I was worried at first that I would lose the slick glass feeling but I got lucky and ordered one which felt similar to the original glass.

    07-18-2014 06:27 PM
  17. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    I've had my 822 from the day it came out, over a year and a half, besides the cheap silicone case from the Verizon store nothing else and the screen is as good as new.
    07-18-2014 06:43 PM
  18. GabrielStorm's Avatar
    no protection for mine other than keeping it in a belkin folio.
    finger prints, no scratches. keep a micro-fiber cloth
    handy. wipe down every few days.
    hyedefinition likes this.
    07-18-2014 07:45 PM
  19. hyedefinition's Avatar
    Amazing responses guys, I'm gonna go bare now.

    @GabrielStorm, yes sir I'm gonna use the microfiber cloth that came with the screen protector hehe.
    KSilcox likes this.
    07-19-2014 03:45 AM
  20. atanga betayene's Avatar
    You don't need a screen protector the Lumia 1520 is a big guy.
    02-10-2015 10:14 AM
  21. Annie UK's Avatar
    I've never used a screen protector on any touch device, my 1520 has survived over a year without one.
    02-10-2015 10:21 AM
  22. saulgould13's Avatar
    I used to go without screens on my now old 920 when one day getting into my car, the phone slipped from my pocket and fell in between the seat and middle console, I think the seatbelt somehow gave it a nice long gash right in the middle of the screen. I'm a bit more cautious where my phone is now even though i always thought I was one of those guys that never dropped their expensive little investments. Lol! Yea my 1520 has a good screen protector on it.
    02-10-2015 10:26 AM
  23. RumoredNow's Avatar
    ...If you don't throw it into pockets or bags with any hardened metals, ceramics, stones, etc why would you need it?
    The biggest culprit is fine particles of sand or hard grit that can get in your pocket. They really cut into a screen pretty quick and you really never realize they are there...
    02-10-2015 12:19 PM
  24. Qais Abu-Hasan's Avatar
    Almost six months without using a screen protector and it looks just fine 😊
    02-10-2015 12:22 PM
  25. Ancistrus01's Avatar
    But the question is what do you mean by word scratch. I want to use my Lumia 1520 without any protector, because she is beautiful. But when I clean my Lumia with microfiber cloth I can see few really small scratches.
    These scratches are really thin and visible just under the right degree with light source in the background. They look just like light reflection. And they are maybe thinner than hair.
    I can't see them when I use my phone. When there are fingerprints on the screen it's impossible to see them.
    So by word scratch, do you mean these extremely small scratches too?
    RumoredNow likes this.
    02-11-2015 11:06 AM
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