Having scratches or tiny cracks on your phone screen is annoying. Although your phone still functions, it can get in the way when you are watching your favorite show on your phone. Plus, they make your phone screen vulnerable. Choosing a screen protector is a lot more complicated than you think.
There are so many brands and types of screen protectors that you could feel overwhelmed. However, these can break down into:
- Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET): A type of plastic usually found on things like water bottles and other food containers. It provides the least amount of scratch- and impact-protection. It is thin and light.
- Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU): It can go edge-to-edge on any phone and has better impact protection than PET.
- Tempered Glass: It is tougher in terms of scratch- and drop-protection. It has a sharp and thicker finish but it still retains its visibility.
- Nano Liquid: Smooth, slim and lightweight in nature, it offers full-screen protection. But it has less Impact Protection and gets easily discoloured from the sun and oil.
Screen protectors help provide you some impact and scratch protection. But they won’t protect the other parts of your phone, except the screen. If you are worried about dropping your phone onto the ground or into the water, you can get a full protection case, like OmniLife Ridge Case.
Things you want to consider when buying a screen protector:
- Touch sensitivity
- Ease of application
- Full coverage & Non-full coverage
- Level of shock and scratch resistance
- Anti-Glare / Privacy
A screen protector is for protecting your phone screen from scratches and cracks.
The advantage of using a tempered glass screen protector is that the material is thicker and stronger compared to a plastic screen protector. Therefore for those who often put their smartphones in a bag or a purse with keys or other objects (that could potentially scratch the screen), we recommend tempered glass over any other type.