How to Choose the Best Screen Protector for your Smartphone

Once you purchase that all new smartphone, you’ve had your eye on for a while, the next step is to look at protecting your brand new purchase.

The most vulnerable part of a smartphone is, of course, the screen and once shattered, replacing it can be quite costly. Even if you are the careful type, there is ample opportunity for your screen to get scratched or cracked with daily use. Even leading mobiles brands fitted with the best versions of Gorilla Glass, do tend to shatter.

There are plenty of online phone stores in Sri Lanka offering a range of screen protectors customised to suit different smartphone brands, apart for a screen protector you can buy phone cases which not only protect your device but show off your personality too, as they come in a range of designs. You can look at the range by simply login into a premier online mobile store such as Phonepola.

And, with options to protect your new mobile device so freely available, let’s look at how to choose the best screen proctor for your smartphone.

  1. Consider the Composition of the Screen Protector – Plastic or Tempered Glass

This means you need to look into the specifics of the screen protector’s material. In general, there are two types of screen-protector; one type is the tempered glass protector, while, the other could be a plastic or hybrid carbon-type which is glued to your phone’s screen. The problem with the glue on the hybrid protector is that it tends to peel off once the glue wears out. The plastic protectors are the oldest version of mobile screen protectors and have been around for some time. They are a whole lot cheaper than the glass protector but less durable and only really protects your phone from scratches and do not work well if the phone is dropped. All this means the tempered glass protector is the best version, offering superior protection. Here again, you need to compare glass quality as well and dishing out a few extras Rupees for a better version is well worth it, on the long-run.

Tip: When choosing tempered glass screen protector – look for Oleophobic Nano Coating. The tongue twister name simply means your tempered glass screen protector will pick-up fewer smudges because while being superior in protection quality the glass protector can very easily pick-up fingerprints and smudges.

  1. Check out the Smoothness

The coating quality of the screen protector has a direct impact on its smoothness. Some companies may look at a cheaper production option and may have a lower grade coating which eventually ends up as a rather gritty surface, easily susceptible to smudges and fingerprints. Do your research and look at coating qualities of a particular screen protector brand you are considering. Likewise, you can browse the more established online smartphone markets for top brands and better quality products.

  1. Choosing Curved Screen Protectors

More and more smartphones are now coming out with curved screens and really your screen-proctor too should fit this style. Fitting a curved screen with a straight glass protector will only make it uncomfortable to use, looking ugly and leaves the edges exposed; it will change the look of your beautiful new curved smartphone. Online mobile stores in Sri Lanka stock a range of screen protectors to suit varied mobile phone brands, choose the one that’s made for your phone type.

  1. Not too Skinny, Not too thick

Naturally, choosing a thicker screen-protector will offer better protection, but it will also make your phone feel bulky and uncomfortable to use. On the other hand, a thin screen-protector will not offer adequate protection to your smartphone screen. Consider your usage when choosing, are you the type to drop your phone often or are you engaged in a physical type of job? Then go for the thicker screen-protector. Ideally, a thickness of 0.3mm would suffice for both durability and comfort.

  1. Analyse how the Screen Protector Looks on your Smartphone

If you are going for a tempered glass smartphone screen protector, do consider how it changes the image of your phone. A super-slim phone with classic lines may look bulky and too big with a thick glass protector. So, what do you consider? Well, we find the 3D screen protector not only gives proper coverage but does not hamper the classic look of your phone. The full coverage screen protector does not leave any room around the edges of the phone and offers the best protection.

  1. Consider the Clarity of the Glass

The all-new smartphones in the market today offer beautiful wide screens and sharp clarity, hence, the last thing you should do is to add a murky screen-protector which destroys the sharp clear feature of your mobile’s screen. Read the specifics, even top-range screen protectors can offer only 99% clarity while a 95% clarity you will find is not so impressive. This is where you really need to go through the details and choose well.

Screen protector texture on offer:

The Glossy display is clear and shiny allowing you to view the screen clearly. The Matte display is ideal if you like privacy from prying eyes; it dulls the vibrancy of the screen and does reduce its clarity. The Privacy layer keeps things very private by reducing clarity in large doses and can only be viewed at limited angles, not the most recommended option.

  1. A Full Phone Cover – the Best Protection

While a good screen protector works to protect your phones glass display, if you are inherent to ‘butterfingers’ and often end up dropping your phone, consider a phone cover with a flap that closes over the screen. One of the best types of protection for your phone; browse the colourful range online today!

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