Type Of Screen Protector Is The Most Recommended For The Mobile
When you buy a mobile phone, you want to protect it from prolonging its useful life, so the first accessories you need when purchasing a mobile phone, whether new or second-hand, are the case and the screen protector.
In today’s article, we tell you how important it is to choose the right screen protector and the types of available protectors to make your choice easier. Do not miss it!
How to choose a suitable screen protector
A screen protector is a transparent layer of robust material that adheres to the screen of your mobile device to protect it. Its primary purpose is to avoid cracks or scratches on the screen, which can arise from falls or bumps during handling.
The screen is one of the most important and delicate elements of your smartphone, and if it breaks, it can prevent the use of the device. Screen breakage is one of the most common breakdowns dealt with by mobile technical services.
When choosing a screen protector for your mobile, you must take into account the following criteria:
Material of manufacture and thickness: some materials with which the protectors are made are polyethene terephthalate (PET), Tempered Glass, InvisiGlass Ultra or UltraGlass. The consistency is usually between 0.2 and 0.45 millimetres. Keep in mind that a thicker protector does not mean that it is more resistant. This depends on the composition and the manufacturer. It would be best to consider the thickness at the level of usability and aesthetics since the edges of a thick protector will be more significant.
The type of coverage: Flat protector, which covers only the active area of the screen or curved, which covers the maximum possible surface from edge to edge.
Transparency level: Most screen protectors have a transparency level of over 95%. There are protectors with a multilayer structure and others with anti-reflective surfaces, thanks to a matte coating, which makes it impossible to read from afar.
As we have mentioned, the idea is to accompany the screen protector with a cover with thick edges to protect the device from side impacts. We tell you the most common types of screen protectors according to the characteristics mentioned.
Types of screen protectors
There are many types of screen protectors since, with the passage of time and the advancement of technology, the importance of protecting increasingly sophisticated devices has increased considerably.
That is why some types of protectors are already part of the past, such as plastic protectors that, initially, were made of a skinny layer, and their protection was not very adequate. Another type, not so common, is nano liquid protectors, a liquid solution that covers the entire screen of the phone, but it decreases until it disappears with time.
Before mentioning the most common types, you should know that screen protector are classified into two categories according to their materials:
PET Protectors (Polyethylene Terephthalate): Semi-rigid and light plastic sheets mainly offer anti-scratch protection.
TPU protectors (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) are moldable plastics that adapt well to curved surfaces and stand out for their elasticity. Within this type of protector, we can find those of gel or hydrogel.
Tempered glass protectors are the most common and most resistant protectors since their technology is based on the “multilayer” that consists of the union of several layers of materials.
The most common screen protectors you can find on the market are the tempered glass one and the gel or hydrogel screen protector (TPU type), although you should keep in mind that both can have different models.
Tempered glass screen protector
The tempered glass screen protector is the most popular since its resistance is very high, thanks to the layers that make it up. Among them, we find a layer of silicon whose function is to absorb shocks and that these do not affect the device’s glass. Other layers are the oleophobic coating, with “anti-glare” properties, and the tempered glass, making it a very resistant protector.
There are many types of tempered glass. Among them, we can find the mirror screen protector, which reflects everything as long as the screen is black, or the matte screen protector (or privacy screen protector), which only allows viewing the screen’s content in front of it and not from the sides.
Tempered glass has another advantage: it is straightforward to find availability for all types of devices, and, in addition, they are cheap. We recommend opting for recognized brands such as the Zagg screen protector, which stands out for its 25% extra protection against scratches.
In our mobile repair shops, you can find all kinds of accessories for your phone, including Zagg’s InvisibleShield Glass + tempered glass protectors, a highly scratch-resistant protector with anti-shock technology and an easy-to-clean surface.
Gel or Hydrogel screen protector
It is another of the most common screen protectors, and it stands out for the flexibility that allows it to adapt to all types of surfaces, even the back of the phone. This type of protector has properties based on fatty materials such as oil, which allow it to adhere perfectly to the screen with a lumpy appearance.
Another of its features is that it protects the screen from scratches and bumps, and if these occur, they are limited to the area where they happened and do not spread throughout the panel.
The gel or hydrogel screen protector is a good option if you have a mobile with a curved screen, although its placement is not very simple, and its price is not as low as that of tempered glass protectors.