Regardless of brand or model, all cell phones have one feature in common: the ability to turn facedown midair every time you accidentally drop them.
And when that drop occurs, you’re afraid to pick it up and look at the damage! Scratches and cracks on the screen take away from the phone experience and deplete its value. Luckily, there’s a simple solution to protect your phone in case of the occasional slip: the good old screen protector.
At Computer Sleuths, we specialize in protecting devices inside out. That’s why we provide computer and phone repairs in Suwannee and the Metro Atlanta area. You can also call us for in-home computer services and mobile phone repairs. Click here to schedule a free check-up.
In today’s blog, we talk about the different types of screen protectors that you can use to keep your phone from scratches, cracks, and all kinds of damage.
Screen Protectors By Material
There are three common materials used for screen protectors, each having its own features and benefits:
1. Tempered Glass
Built from different thermal and chemical treatments, tempered glass protectors offer decent protection against scratches and impact. Screen protectors made of tempered glass are hardly noticeable on your phone, and they enhance the display while reducing glare.
2. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Plastic
PET plastic screen protectors comprise a polyester film with silicone adhesive on one side and matte coating on the other. These types of protectors are ideal for scratch resistance, but not so much for impact protection.
3. Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Plastic
These plastic screen protectors are highly flexible, and they offer better impact protection than their PTE alternatives. That said, TPU plastic screen protectors are difficult to apply, and they aren’t as natural looking as glass protectors.
Screen Protectors By Design
Apart from the material used, screen protectors also vary by their design.
As the name implies, ultra-clear screen protectors are highly transparent, providing a sharp view of the screen. They can also block UV rays. Ultra-clear protectors are user-friendly as well, in that they are easy to take off and replace, thanks to their non-adhesive silicone back.
2. Privacy Screen Protector
If you’re protective about what is displayed on your screen (and you should be), get a privacy screen protector for your phone. These products make it hard for anyone around you to glimpse what you are doing on the phone. Unless they look straight at the screen, it will appear black from all angles.
3. Mirror Screen Protector
Moving on, mirror screen protectors keep your phone safe while also helping you adjust your hair and make-up without turning on the front camera!
Finally, anti-glare protectors are best for outdoor use as they provide protection against UV rays. These products are scratch-resistant and also prevent fingerprint coating.
That’s about it! Hopefully, you can now choose a protector that protects your phone without ruining your device usage.
At Computer Sleuths, we provide phone and computer repairs in Suwannee and the Metro Atlanta area. Click here to schedule a free check-up. We also offer mobile phone and computer repair home services.