A plastic or glass screen protector is a perfect solution to minimize damage to all types of on-the-go electronic devices. Screen protectors come in several different materials to increase the ability to provide the right protection and minimize issues with unwanted marks or scratches on the screen. Here are three of the different types of screen protectors:
The PET film is one of the most common choices on the market and can provide plenty of useful benefits. This type provides a reliable solution to protect the screen at a relatively low price. Plus, there are many different types of protectors in this category which vary from the plain to matte finishes. A great positive of the PET film is the ease of installation and removal, as well as the high transparency for crystal-clear viewing. But, this film does have the negative of being prone to fingerprint marks and gives minimal protection in the event of impact.
For greater resistance to marks, scratches, or fingerprints, the matte PET film is the preferred option. However, this film can present a slight downgrade in the quality of the screen visibility.
The intention of the liquid screen protector is to give the portable device long-term protection against scratches that result from normal wear and tear, repels dust, and leaves the screen feeling smooth. A single application of this nano coating technology is said to provide protection for up to 6 months. Plus, this type of screen protector has the ability to provide twice the protection of the more traditional films, while also being resistant to water spills and providing anti-static qualities.
The liquid screen protectors are more practical on the oleophobic coated or gorilla glass devices and don’t have much of an impact on devices with regular tempered glass screens.
The tempered glass screen protector is a sturdier option compared to the thin (about 0.1mm), plastic choices. Tempered glass has a thickness in the region of 0.3-0.5mm and gives a feel that is virtually the same as the original screen. Some of the great qualities of this type of protector is the oleophobic coating (reduces stain or fingerprint marks) and a higher degree of impact protection. Also, the installation process is usually a lot easier than using the plastic film. A slight downside to the glass protectors is the thickness, which is more noticeable on certain devices and might cause aesthetic issues for some users.