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  1. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    I was wondering.....is a screen protector needed with the Gorilla Glass 3?
    If you want zero scratches, yes. Even GG3 scratches as it is scratch resistant, not scratch proof. With that said, chances are you will only get hairline scratches which will not be noticeable while the screen is active.


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    Jude HMQ likes this.
    02-27-2014 03:50 PM
  2. TheArcaneFlame's Avatar
    If you do decided to get a screen protector for your Icon, just make sure that you get the flexible "skin" style ones. If it is even semi-rigid it will not adhere to the curved glass of the screen.

    The skin style protectors are a bit more difficult to apply but once you get them on, they will stay on. I always used the steamy bathroom technique when applying them in the past... basically turn on a hot shower for a bit and let it get the bathroom all steamy. Then do the application of the skin in there after washing your hands thoroughly. Doing so cuts down on the likelihood of getting dust or oils under the screen protector and makes installation a bit easier. This method always produced much better results for me than trying to apply them in standard room conditions.
    Kage Maru likes this.
    02-27-2014 04:34 PM
  3. quantum tao's Avatar
    haven't bothered with screen protectors in years, I don't think they are needed with gorilla glass.
    02-27-2014 10:26 PM
  4. Fear the Cubans's Avatar
    I originally bought the Verizon ones...and it lasted 5 minutes. Way too sticky.
    Have been without one since...and I'm always good with my phone. Except yesterday I was outside, and the phone slipped out of my hand, and face down into pebbles. I can assure you, the glass does scratch. I have multiple nicks and scratches on my screen :(
    Would love to see a tempered glass option. Verizon carries them for the iPhone 5, GS4, and Note 3. They are incredible. I would imagine the curved glass would make that not possible though.
    I'll try to check out the Skinobi option.
    02-28-2014 02:38 PM
  5. Astropin's Avatar
    I've decided to go without a screen protector on this one. I've always had them in the past....but I'm also pretty easy on my phones.

    Biggest thing to avoid will be sand.....other than that I should be good.
    02-28-2014 05:01 PM
  6. Paulo1300's Avatar
    I bought the empire screen protector off amazon, and I don't think they accounted for the curved glass. The sides of the screen protector do not touch the phone leaving a large bubble on each end. So I don't recommend the empire screen protectors (I got 5 for 1.50 so I'm not too sad about it). Does the skinomi fit well?
    03-02-2014 11:45 AM
  7. THE_Lawnboy's Avatar
    No they are not necessary at all. In fact, they detract from the experience of using the phone. My teenage daughter has an iPhone 5c that she has had since Christmas. I noticed the other night it is already covered with hairline scratches. My Lumia 920 which I have had for well over a year now, has no scratches at all. Not sure what my daughter is doing with her phone, but normal use and carry in a pocket seems to have NO impact on Lumias at all. I am sure the Gorilla Glass 3 is even more durable.
    03-02-2014 01:03 PM
  8. ryraansh's Avatar
    I use a Lumia 822 with Gorilla Glass 2. I originally had a Verizon brand screen protector, but it was so terrible I removed it. No scratches ever since.
    03-02-2014 01:35 PM
  9. Mohammed Ashar's Avatar
    I am using a screen protector made by GadgetShieldz. I have to say it is amazing and is worth a try. Check it out here Screen Protectors for Mobile Devices - Buy Scratch Guard, Cell Phone Body Covers Online | Gadgetshieldz India
    03-02-2014 01:54 PM
  10. sdreamer's Avatar
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I3TT6IC...pUvbUpU2383775
    Those. I have em on my 920, and they cover just the flat portion so you don't get that ugly lift on the sides from the curved screen. Comes with 4 total, 2 matte and 2 glossy. Not to mention the price is like 5$ with shipping, makes them very disposable. That said the only time I've disposed them is because I got tired of glossy and wanted matte, which has only been once.
    I've tried wet mount, while its nice to know your entire glass is protected, I hated the feel, it is gummy but smooth. You can dig your nail into it and it'll dent it, but it'll heal, like to 90-95% its appearance prior. They're rather easy to apply, but for $10+ I'd rather go dry mount for half the price with multiple protectors than risk water damaging my device just to have a less than optimal feeling/looking protector (wet are thicker than dry).
    When I had the glossy protector on my 920, it was nearly invisible, because the edges ended right at the edge of the screen right before the curve, I could only tell on the top and bottom. I changed because glossy protectors have more stickyness with them if you have any moisture on your hands (hands sweat a bit), and matte feels better, resists smudges and finger prints, enhances sunlight readability, only with a reduction of clarity (this is usually the deal breaker for most).
    03-02-2014 02:14 PM
  11. MF-Karma's Avatar
    You can have a screen protector on which lowers image quality all the time (amount depends on brand, but they all effect image quality). Or risk a scratch which is very local and may not be noticeable. That being said I have a Verizon screen protector on my phone now but plan to take it off once I get used to the phone. I had a screen protector on my droid x for three years and when I took it off I was pissed how much better the screen looked naked and realized what I was missing out on for fear scratches. Without the screen protector I did not get a scratch in 6 months and that was first generation gorilla glass I think.
    03-02-2014 02:25 PM
  12. MF-Karma's Avatar
    Also, you are more likely to get scratches if you keep your phone loose in a purse or backpack, pockets tend to be pretty clean if you do laundry every once in a while. Its not uncommon to have sand or dirt in bag which is more likely to cause scratches.
    03-02-2014 02:28 PM
  13. Wacft's Avatar
    On my htc trophy i tried a screen protector but couldnt stand the feel. I took it off a never had a single issue with the gorilla glass v1 scratching and I just upgraded to the Icon. The Icon does not and will not have a screen protector cause it feels so damn good and it should be even more resistant to scratches with ggv3. Live a lil 😈
    03-02-2014 02:34 PM
  14. Fabolouis's Avatar
    I sent a message to Poetic and here was their reply. "Thank you for your interest in our products. Unfortunately, there is no word on the development of Nokia Lumia Icon compatible cases at the moment. However, you are welcome to subscribe to our newsletter for notifications of future launches and promotions. Let us know if you need anything else and thank you for contacting us.". Which sucks! Now I'm at a loss for a case.
    03-02-2014 02:53 PM
  15. marmau's Avatar
    +1 for Zagg if they make one yet. I've used them on the last 5+ phone I've had. First few days it looks weird, but it shinks up and the bubbles and sticky texture go away. I highly recommend if you want a screen protector.
    03-02-2014 04:26 PM
  16. anon6002755's Avatar
    Had the Droid razr and after 19 months with it I didn't have a single scratch on the display. I'll go screen protector free.
    03-02-2014 04:42 PM
  17. codynunes's Avatar
    I have a 1020 with Gorilla Glass 3, I got it replaced because it did pick up some minor scratches. I ended up buying a Armorsuit Military shield for my second 1020. I just took it off and my screen is beautiful. Any screen protector is going to degrade quality, but if you get the self-healing rubbery ones they do a good job an protecting. My 1020 fell face down from about 5 ft up. No scratches, dents anything.

    Here is a little bit of warning, be careful about alcohol to clean your screens. I cant tell if these phones have oil-repelling (oleophobic) coatings on them that get removed with the use of alcohol. I cant find any documentation.
    03-02-2014 07:58 PM
  18. WarDamnEagle09's Avatar
    I've used several screen protectors in my smartphone travels. I've found Armorsuit, Skinomi, and Zagg are all really good. Skinomi is listed on Amazon at a great price and as being available March 5, the others I have not heard of when they may be available. I think your best bet for an immediate screen protector that is actually worth a dang is Skinomi on Amazon.
    03-02-2014 08:16 PM
  19. berty6294's Avatar
    I love skinomi! their shields are completely invisible, cover the ENTIRE glass, and most of all their customer service and warranty is awesome. zagg sucks at cutting their shields out to size, I install shields daily at geek squad and have constantly fought with zaggs shields because the holes are cut out wrong.
    03-02-2014 08:46 PM
  20. Alpha_King's Avatar
    Use gud quality matte specially designed for icon
    03-02-2014 09:26 PM
  21. mobilejk's Avatar
    For years I used Zagg' invisaSHIELD but in the last couple of years they have pretty much have tapered off in developing for Nokia's (they don't have ones for the 1520 for example) so I switched to Bodygardz and I've been very impressed not only in their quality but their also a bit more inexpensive. Hope that helps.
    03-03-2014 09:26 AM
  22. Badgerbrown's Avatar
    Are any of the screen protectors going to fit the contour of the glass, or will they just run up to the edge before the curve of the glass?
    03-03-2014 09:37 AM
  23. airjeff's Avatar
    Are any of the screen protectors going to fit the contour of the glass, or will they just run up to the edge before the curve of the glass?
    The wet application protectors will cover all the glass(Zagg and Skinonomi among others I think). From what I understand the adhesive ones don't go edge to edge. I REALLY don't like the wet application ones that I've seen. They fit awesome, but ruin the feel(gummy) and image quality of the screen. That said, by its very nature a screen protector is a compromise, so you have to give up something.
    03-03-2014 09:51 AM
  24. Joel S79's Avatar
    Considering someone is trashing the GG as "easy to scratch" because their kid dragged it along the floor, I figured this is worth mentioning:

    Gorilla Glass (1, 2 and 3) is scratch resistant, not scratch proof. It's designed to protect the screen from scratches caused by common pocket/purse items such as keys, coins, key chain items, metal hinges and clasps, paper clips, and stuff like that. One thing that will absolutely damage the screen, and is really common, is sand. Sand is made up of silica, which is hard enough to scratch the glass. If you're in a sandy environment, you probably want to get a screen protector.

    Also, if you're planning on popping the question to your lady friend, it's a good idea to keep the ring in the box, not floating around in your pocket since the diamond will damage the screen. Unless you didn't splurge on the rock... cheapskate. :P
    03-03-2014 10:25 AM
  25. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I like the Greatshield anti glare protectors on other devices. Not sure if they have them for the Icon yet, but whatever phones my wife and I end up with we will be using the Greatshield protectors on them.
    03-03-2014 12:17 PM
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