1. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I'm sorry if this question has been asked.
    I love tempered glass screen protectors so I'd love to know what you guys would suggest. What are you using?
    Thanks!!!!
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    01-25-2015 12:58 PM
  2. dysje's Avatar
    Putting a glass screen protector on a Lumia 1520 can be a little weird. The glass of the 1520 is already thicker and it's also curved. This means that with the relatively thick glass screen protectors, there will be a very clear and obvious edge to the screen of the device. That won't just look bad, but also feel terrible.

    On top of that the glass screen protectors only protect against scratches. Seeing as the Lumia 1520 has a very solid screen in terms of scratch resistance, many consider it to be obsolete to put on a screen protector for that.

    The big risk with a 1520 (due to it's size) is that the screen will crack when you drop it. No screen protector can stop this from happening unfortunately. Especially not the glass ones. Those will just also crack.

    If you want to protect a 1520... Get something to put it in, like a sleeve or a case. Or even the special Nokia made CP-623 (though this thing seems to be rather terrible going by the reviews)
    01-25-2015 01:30 PM
  3. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Ah thanks. I've got this OCD thing about fine scratches from sand or dust. I've got a film on it now but it's coming loose at the edges and looks terrible.
    I bought a case with a cover but I find that the flip is an annoyance to have to always hold back especially when on a call.
    Thanks for the quick answer!
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    01-25-2015 01:36 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I use one. I don't think if feels terrible or looks bad. There is a ring around the screen where the TG protector does not match the curve of the screen, but it does not bother me.

    USA Nokia Lumia 1520 Bandit Premium Tempered Glass LCD Screen Protector Guard | eBay
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    01-25-2015 02:07 PM
  5. beman39's Avatar
    I also use a glass screen protector and luv it, does not bother me there is a ridge or ledge or raised or whatever... I'm just glad to put something on there to protect my screen.... Infact I like it so much I got a glass screen protector for my SP3
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    01-25-2015 04:32 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Once you go TG nothing else compares. Then you get seriously bummed if you can't find one for a new device.
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    01-25-2015 04:53 PM
  7. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I use one. I don't think if feels terrible or looks bad. There is a ring around the screen where the TG protector does not match the curve of the screen, but it does not bother me.

    USA Nokia Lumia 1520 Bandit Premium Tempered Glass LCD Screen Protector Guard | eBay

    Awesome. Thank you. Was it easy to apply?
    01-25-2015 07:26 PM
  8. beman39's Avatar
    easy peasy, lot easier than those plastic ones...
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    01-25-2015 08:40 PM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Awesome. Thank you. Was it easy to apply?
    easy peasy, lot easier than those plastic ones...
    Just work clean... Like any screen protector application.

    Install on the bathroom counter; bathrooms usually have some of the best light in the house in front of the vanity or mirror. Clean and dust your work area. Run the shower full hot for 10-15 minutes to precipitate out dust. Size up just how you want to place the protector before peeling off the backing sheet. Alcohol wipes for everything; the screen, the backing sheet and front of the TG. Dry with a lint free cloth. Inspect carefully to ensure no dust particles remain.

    Once you peel the backing, lay the TG screen protector down and it will just suck right to the screen. You may have to run your finger over the TG from top to bottom down the center line to get the adhesion started, but it probably will be automagical. There is no rubbing out bubbles of trapped air with this type of protector. You want to work as dust free as any particle will be visible under the protector and they almost never adhere as well if lifted for a do-over.
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    01-26-2015 10:11 AM
  10. JamesDax's Avatar
    Are there any bumper like cased that will fit the 1520 nicely with the tempered glass protector on?
    01-26-2015 10:28 AM
  11. Vyenkatesh's Avatar
    Ah thanks. I've got this OCD thing about fine scratches from sand or dust. I've got a film on it now but it's coming loose at the edges and looks terrible.
    I bought a case with a cover but I find that the flip is an annoyance to have to always hold back especially when on a call.
    Thanks for the quick answer!
    Sent from my SUPER HOT Nokia Lumia 1520 via Tapatalk
    Exactly !! For the same reason I don't use Flip Cover.
    01-26-2015 10:28 AM
  12. JamesDax's Avatar
    Putting a glass screen protector on a Lumia 1520 can be a little weird. The glass of the 1520 is already thicker and it's also curved. This means that with the relatively thick glass screen protectors, there will be a very clear and obvious edge to the screen of the device. That won't just look bad, but also feel terrible.

    On top of that the glass screen protectors only protect against scratches. Seeing as the Lumia 1520 has a very solid screen in terms of scratch resistance, many consider it to be obsolete to put on a screen protector for that.

    The big risk with a 1520 (due to it's size) is that the screen will crack when you drop it. No screen protector can stop this from happening unfortunately. Especially not the glass ones. Those will just also crack.


    If you want to protect a 1520... Get something to put it in, like a sleeve or a case. Or even the special Nokia made

    That's the point of the TG protectors. That they will crack instead of your phones screen. Then they are easily replaced.
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    01-26-2015 10:30 AM
  13. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Are there any bumper like cased that will fit the 1520 nicely with the tempered glass protector on?
    I've not seen any bumper cases for 1520... That doesn't mean there are none of course.

    I'm now using the TG protector I linked above...
    +
    BodyGuardz UltraTough Clear Full Body for Nokia Lumia 1520 - Windows Phone Cases
    +
    Krusell Tumba Mobile Case 5XL for Nokia Lumia 1320, Lumia 1520 - Windows Phone Cases

    It's like naked without as much risk.
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    01-26-2015 10:36 AM
  14. JamesDax's Avatar
    I would love something like the Spigen Neo Hybrid or Ultra Hybrid for the 1520.
    01-26-2015 11:06 AM
  15. dysje's Avatar
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    If you want to protect a 1520... Get something to put it in, like a sleeve or a case. Or even the special Nokia made

    That's the point of the TG protectors. That they will crack instead of your phones screen. Then they are easily replaced.
    Yes and that's complete nonsense, pure marketing talk. The pressure from a drop on a corner or the back of the device will NEVER be stopped by a screen protector. That's physically impossible. But just that is exactly the biggest risk to a 1520. Sure if you drop it on a screen you have a microscopically better chance of having it survive, but because the screen protectors are extremely thin still, they won't help anything for most impacts powerful enough to break a screen.

    Glass protectors are a nice story, but they don't do much extra over a normal screen. They are also a little too thin to protect from a good fall on it's screen. It's not the direct impact that cracks a screen on a Lumia but the pressure coming from corners that a screen can't handle.

    They are great for scratch resistance, they do scratch easier than Gorilla glass, but at least you can replace them. They are made of the same cheap material iphone screens are made of, and we all know how unbelievably fragile that relatively thick tempered glass turns out to be in real life.
    01-26-2015 05:37 PM
  16. beman39's Avatar
    I've never once put a screen protector on, thinking it will protect from a hard impact fall... for me it's just to protect against finger prints and scratches...
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    01-26-2015 06:30 PM
  17. JamesDax's Avatar
    Yes and that's complete nonsense, pure marketing talk. The pressure from a drop on a corner or the back of the device will NEVER be stopped by a screen protector. That's physically impossible. But just that is exactly the biggest risk to a 1520. Sure if you drop it on a screen you have a microscopically better chance of having it survive, but because the screen protectors are extremely thin still, they won't help anything for most impacts powerful enough to break a screen.

    Glass protectors are a nice story, but they don't do much extra over a normal screen. They are also a little too thin to protect from a good fall on it's screen. It's not the direct impact that cracks a screen on a Lumia but the pressure coming from corners that a screen can't handle.

    They are great for scratch resistance, they do scratch easier than Gorilla glass, but at least you can replace them. They are made of the same cheap material iphone screens are made of, and we all know how unbelievably fragile that relatively thick tempered glass turns out to be in real life.
    Well, you are certainly welcome to your opinion.
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    01-27-2015 04:05 PM
  18. dysje's Avatar
    Well, you are certainly welcome to your opinion.
    That's basic physics for the most part.
    01-27-2015 05:41 PM
  19. JamesDax's Avatar
    That's basic physics for the most part.
    I know you think you're right but you're not. But, as I said, you are welcome to your opinion.
    01-27-2015 06:25 PM
  20. ordas's Avatar
    Ive tried several TG, from China and the US, Germany. The "ring" will always be there and it affects the quality, you effectively have less space, the edges will be blurry every time. For me, this was a tradeoff far too big, so I am sticking with the original Nokia flip case.
    01-28-2015 08:59 AM

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