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  1. D0gsballs's Avatar
    You all got me paranoid and had me looking at my screen in more detail. And guess what...

    Had my yellow 920 for just over a week. Just slightly above the middle of the phone is a small, what I can only describe as a speck. It's not a scratch because you can't feel it and only shows when the screen is dim and is dirty with prints. I thought I noticed it the other day but wiped it clean and away it goes, so I suspect it has always been there. I may possibly take it back to Phones4u as a defect because it doesn't look or feel like a scratch, it looks like the protective covering is missing/removed/wiped off. It's weird.

    Is this similar to a lot of your reports?
    12-11-2012 11:59 AM
  2. D0gsballs's Avatar
    Just an update on this. Phones4U swapped it, no questions asked.
    920Walker likes this.
    12-15-2012 06:41 AM
  3. tlo07's Avatar
    I've been rocking a horrible, horrible screen protector from AT&T until I can get a Zagg put on. I just ordered one online tonight since I couldn't find anyone in my area that had them in stock for the 920. If you use the code 50day you will get 50% off your order! I got the one for the front and back (not the sides) and saved $12.50! I'm a little nervous about putting it on because I usually have them installed by someone else, but I can't take this one from AT&T too much longer. It stays on good and doesn't seem to interfere with the touch screen but it isn't CLEAR and it makes my screen look dull and hazy.
    12-15-2012 09:58 PM
  4. Lawrence Crecy's Avatar
    That's pretty insane, is your cup holder made of rocks?
    That made me choke on my drink LOL! Oh and I can't get this damn screen to scratch if I wanted to, so either you have defective glass or you're putting your phone in a blender.
    gumbedamit likes this.
    12-15-2012 11:50 PM
  5. david90531's Avatar
    No one said GG is scratch PROOF, but it's highly resistant to scratch. If you be careful enough, like I did with my Samsung Focus (only GG1), after 2.5 years without any screen protection, my screen only had 1or 2 noticeable "scratches" and they're barely visible too. I'm pretty certain that I won't be putting any screen protectors on my L920, the screen is just not the same with it
    12-15-2012 11:55 PM
  6. WPenvy's Avatar
    No one said GG is scratch PROOF, but it's highly resistant to scratch. If you be careful enough, like I did with my Samsung Focus (only GG1), after 2.5 years without any screen protection, my screen only had 1or 2 noticeable "scratches" and they're barely visible too. I'm pretty certain that I won't be putting any screen protectors on my L920, the screen is just not the same with it
    About a month after I first got my focus, I fell of my long board going down a hill. My stupid self was holding my phone instead of having it in my pocket, and splat! Face down on the road.... Needless to say, I had the extreme Spiderman edition, but the beast still worked just fine. After I sent it to Samsung for repair, I never dropped it again, and the screen 2 years later has no blemishes whatsoever. No case. No screen protector. Just lots of TLC
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    12-16-2012 12:15 AM
  7. david90531's Avatar
    About a month after I first got my focus, I fell of my long board going down a hill. My stupid self was holding my phone instead of having it in my pocket, and splat! Face down on the road.... Needless to say, I had the extreme Spiderman edition, but the beast still worked just fine. After I sent it to Samsung for repair, I never dropped it again, and the screen 2 years later has no blemishes whatsoever. No case. No screen protector. Just lots of TLC
    Thanks for supporting my point, lol So yeah I just think it's not that easy to damage your 920 screen... just don't do silly things such as putting it in the pocket with keys and coins.
    WPenvy likes this.
    12-16-2012 12:17 AM
  8. rider2040's Avatar
    No one said GG is scratch PROOF, but it's highly resistant to scratch. If you be careful enough, like I did with my Samsung Focus (only GG1), after 2.5 years without any screen protection, my screen only had 1or 2 noticeable "scratches" and they're barely visible too. I'm pretty certain that I won't be putting any screen protectors on my L920, the screen is just not the same with it
    My three year old iPhone 3GS has fewer scratches on the screen than my one month old Nokia 920. I haven't used a protector on either one. If you want your new Nokia to look like an old iPhone, then don't put a screen protector on it.
    12-16-2012 12:24 AM
  9. david90531's Avatar
    My three year old iPhone 3GS has fewer scratches on the screen than my one month old Nokia 920. I haven't used a protector on either one. If you want your new Nokia to look like an old iPhone, then don't put a screen protector on it.
    Well it's just with my personal experience, I never had to worry about scratches with my phone screen with Gorilla Glass, the body of the phone yes, so I get cases for that unlike some people here (which is a valid choice too). I would post some pictures of my L920 screen after few months but that seems pointless, plus you may not believe that I didn't just put screen protector on and then take it off to take some nice pictures xD.
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    12-16-2012 12:34 AM
  10. killzone killzo's Avatar
    The secret to avoiding scratches on any phone is to blow away the dust particles before wiping it with a cloth. Better yet, wipe it with a cloth that is slightly damp and has some soap on it AFTER you blow away the dust. A better solution would be to not wipe it at all and make sure you use the phone with clean hands (i.e. not greesy) to avoid getting the screen dirty. That has done it for the past week.
    12-16-2012 12:40 AM
  11. WPenvy's Avatar
    The secret to avoiding scratches on any phone is to blow away the dust particles before wiping it with a cloth. Better yet, wipe it with a cloth that is slightly damp and has some soap on it AFTER you blow away the dust. A better solution would be to not wipe it at all and make sure you use the phone with clean hands (i.e. not greesy) to avoid getting the screen dirty. That has done it for the past week.
    Or having a dedicated phone-only pocket on all your pants. Nothing ever goes in my front right pocket except for my phone. When I'm not carrying my phone, its empty.
    12-16-2012 06:42 AM
  12. steeleblue's Avatar
    You're getting the coating scratched. It's there to help keep fingerprints off. Most small scratches come from dirt. Small particles like sand. So even if you use a pocket with nothing else in it you still run the risk of small sandy particles rubbing the screen. As was mentioned before blow off the screen before wiping it clean and use a clean, damp cloth. Do not use a tissue because those are just wood particles. Same goes for wiping it off on your sleeve or pants leg, some dirt particles can be lodged there unless you just put it on.

    Personally I hate scratches so I put Ghost Armor on mine (full body to give it a bit more grip). It's perfectly clear and feels like the glass. But if you don't want a screen protector and don't have to worry then use a sleeve in your pocket and periodically vacuum it out to ensure no small particles are in it.
    wharfratg likes this.
    12-16-2012 07:58 AM
  13. abel920's Avatar
    :( I dropped my phone one time and it got all scratched with my jacket's zipper chains.

    I bought a $5 protective screen, but this screen isn't good quality. :(
    12-16-2012 08:22 AM
  14. mt219's Avatar
    I got a scratch on my first one the day I got it. No idea how. Ended up switching it out for a new one because of the top going in when I pushed it near the sim card. Haven't had one since
    12-16-2012 08:36 AM
  15. koldmiser's Avatar
    Exactly a month to the day since I got my phone. Just picked it up and saw something on the screen and was disappointed to see one large scratch near the bottom and sever small scratches on the face. I have no idea how this happened. It was fine when I got to work. Set it on my desk when I got to work (it was fine then), and when I got up to take a break saw the marks.
    It was sitting on it's back on my desk with my sweatshirt (no zipper, metal, or plastic parts on it) covering it. I just don't get it. I'm very OCD when it comes to taking care of my electronics. I've never scratched a screen on any other phone I've had.
    The little ones aren't a big deal, but the big one at the bottom is pretty noticeable and you can feel it with your finger.
    12-16-2012 12:28 PM
  16. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Not sure how you guys managed this. I've been carrying my phone with no case and no screen protector for a month and it looks like it did the day I bought it. I'm careful with it, but not to the point of being fanatical.
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    12-16-2012 01:30 PM
  17. koldmiser's Avatar
    Not sure how you guys managed this. I've been carrying my phone with no case and no screen protector for a month and it looks like it did the day I bought it. I'm careful with it, but not to the point of being fanatical.
    Believe me I'm stumped. I'm really careful and carry it just how I carried by iPhone and I never got a scratch on my iPhone.
    12-16-2012 04:03 PM
  18. wjlim3's Avatar
    No scratches on mine so far...(2 weeks)
    12-16-2012 04:20 PM
  19. WalkerHall's Avatar
    - "Needless to say, I had the extreme Spiderman edition."

    Love this! It will be my new term for a busted screen.

    For me, no case or screen protector. I'm careful but not paranoid. No scratches or really any change at all from the way the phone looked out of the box after a quick wipe with a lint free cloth. The thing is solid and well built. Tough enough to go naked and too pretty to cover up.
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    12-16-2012 04:25 PM
  20. koldmiser's Avatar
    I still feel it's a well built phone and have no desire to get rid of it just because of a couple of scratches. It's by far the best looking phone I've ever owned.
    12-16-2012 04:30 PM
  21. Huime's Avatar
    the main reason is hardness.
    check if you pocket always gather sand.
    12-16-2012 04:43 PM
  22. WPenvy's Avatar
    - "Needless to say, I had the extreme Spiderman edition."

    Love this! It will be my new term for a busted screen.

    For me, no case or screen protector. I'm careful but not paranoid. No scratches or really any change at all from the way the phone looked out of the box after a quick wipe with a lint free cloth. The thing is solid and well built. Tough enough to go naked and too pretty to cover up.
    yeah cuz small shards of glass were falling off the screen lol
    12-18-2012 03:21 AM
  23. WPenvy's Avatar
    You're getting the coating scratched. It's there to help keep fingerprints off. Most small scratches come from dirt. Small particles like sand. So even if you use a pocket with nothing else in it you still run the risk of small sandy particles rubbing the screen. As was mentioned before blow off the screen before wiping it clean and use a clean, damp cloth. Do not use a tissue because those are just wood particles. Same goes for wiping it off on your sleeve or pants leg, some dirt particles can be lodged there unless you just put it on.
    .
    I live in Florida and there's nothing but sand here. What's dirt?... Lol anyway, its easy enough to not get sand in your pocket
    12-18-2012 03:24 AM
  24. R42's Avatar
    This is bad

    I put my lumia 920 on my coat pocket and i take it off and see small scratches on it.
    I got pissed off.

    ugh

    I dont know what to do

    I am about to get the Zagg full body kit and apply it.
    12-24-2012 10:47 AM
  25. jomarr's Avatar
    So I need a screen protector for the 920? I am not a fan of screen protectors.
    12-24-2012 07:14 PM
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