Today’s cellphones– whether smartphones or simpler devices–all have displays that you need to do your best to keep safe and clean. This means that you should always invest in a screen protector to keep your phone’s display pristine.
If your phone’s screen is made of special protective glass-like the various kinds of Gorilla Glass, well and good–it’ll resist damage. But not every phone has such a screen. And even those that do aren’t guaranteed to withstand damage if dropped heavily, scratched with hard materials that contain things like topaz and quartz, or otherwise treated very badly. So, even if your phone does have such a heavier-duty screen, you still need to do all you can to keep your phone’s screen both clean and safe.
If your phone’s screen has been damaged, it’ll be all too obvious. Even tiny scratches can be all too visible given screen backlighting. Larger scratches can be not only an aesthetic issue but a functional one too–a heavily scratched or even cracked screen won’t work as well as a screen in good condition, if at all.
That being said, we do understand–to a certain extent–those folks who resist using screen protectors because they supposedly reduce cellphones’ screens’ responsiveness. As we’ll detail below, there are certain kinds of screen protectors that are a little thinner, for those of you who might be willing to trade durability for feel.
Convinced? Here are the different sorts of screen protectors you can invest in to help keep your phone safe.
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
PET is the sort of plastic you might find on water bottles and food containers, for instance. PET protectors are about as light and thin as you can get, and therefore aren’t as scratch- and impact-protective as other sorts. But they’re very thin and light as a consequence, and can also be somewhat less expensive than the other sorts of screen protectors. They also can’t be used on curved screens. (They also feel smooth under your fingertip, unlike TPU protectors that feel a little more ‘tacky’ or rubbery.)
Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
TPU screen protectors are what most of us are thinking about when we think about screen protectors–the stiff yet flexible plastic protectors that are tough to install because they can trap bubbles under their surface and which can sometimes feel a bit rubbery under your finger. But they can be installed on any kind of screen, can take impact a little better than PET protectors, and can actually “self-heal” or repair themselves when scratched if the scratches are small enough.
Tempered Glass Screen Protectors
Tempered glass screen protectors utilize pretty old technology, but they’re some of the toughest available nowadays; they can shrug off moderate to heavy scratching and impacts. Additionally, they can be a little bit cheaper than most other sorts. However, due to their thickness (a really thin film of glass is both dangerous and extremely fragile), they can be rather more obvious on your screen.
Nano Liquid Screen Protectors
From the oldest to the newest kinds of protectors: nano liquid protectors are a new kind of screen protector that can be applied by dabbing a solution on your screen and carefully buffing it off. They may be easy (and even fun) to apply, but they do come with their own caveats. Most significantly, the applied layer can be so thin that it may not be very protective at all.
So there you have it; those are the sorts of screen protectors available nowadays! If you’re interested in checking them out and getting one for your phone, you can #CheckCyberzone to explore the range of affordable yet durable #TechAssured screen protectors available for your specific phone make and model.