Let us assume you just bought your new phone and you are looking into ways to protect its screen from shattering? When it comes to this, you have a couple of options. You can always buy a screen protector, buy a some protective anti-fall case, or pay for some kind of warranty like Apple Care. In this blog post, we will go through every option and try to see what is the best one for your phone and your wallet.
There are four types of screen protectors that are currently available in the market:
- Tempered Glass: They are made by extensively heating the glass and then cooling it really fast. Tempered glass has as much as 5x higher resistance to scratches compared to ordinary glass. This type of screen protectors are way tougher than cheap plastic protectors, they feel nice to touch, and it is relatively easy to attach them to your phone's screen.
- Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET): Is made of polyethylene terephthalate, which is a sort of plastic. These screen protectors have a scratch-safe polyester matte completed side and silicon cement inverse side. They do extraordinary against scratches and come with a low price. They are hard to install, but they are nearly invisible to your eye if applied correctly to your screen.
- Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU): Majority of the plastic screen protectors are made of thermoplastic polyurethane, its just a flexible plastic that feels weird and its hard to install. The advantages are that it's thinner than Tempered Glass screen protectors and tougher than PET screen protectors.
- Liquid Screen Protectors: Future is here, liquid screen protectors really are a thing. But all they can do is prevent some scratches and that's it. It won't save your phone from some disastrous fall, and for now it is hard to tell when you need to reapply it to your phone.
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Warranty type of protections
If you are the kind of people who don't like using any type of screen protectors. There is only one logical solution if you want your phone's screen to stay safe, buy some kind of a warranty (Apple Care).
Having a warranty notably reduces the cost of a screen repair if it comes to one. For example with Apple Care, an official Apple screen repair is only around $30 for the newest iPhones. But there is a catch it costs anywhere from 8$-10$ per month which means that it significantly crosses the screen protector price. Of course, there are many advantages as well, if the screen breaks you can repair it for free or some small price remember screen protectors can protect your phone but there is always a small chance that even they won't help it. That is a major advantage Apple Care and warranty services like that have over Screen Protectors which is why they come with such a high price.