For those who love their iPhones, which most owners of the device do! Ensuring its security holds paramount importance. Protecting it using a display guard/protector is quintessential for the long life and effective use of your iPhone. Plastic screen protectors are a excellent way to safeguard your phone from sticky fingertips, scratches, chips and the like. However, when it comes to safeguarding the iPhone display against breakage and cracks, the regular plastic covering simply would not make the cut. You want a lot tougher guardian – one that can secure your device’s screen against all types of physical damage, cracks and impacts. This protector is ‘Tempered Glass’. Let’s explore why these glass are suggested over plastics for safeguarding your iPhone screen.
About Tempered Glass Screens Protectors
As the name indicates this screen protector retains your iPhone screen from every day wear and tear, making it look fresh and clean all the time. It’s five times stronger than regular plastic display guards. They are heat-resistant and will absorb maximum impact in case you drop your iPhone to the ground, thereby protecting the display from harm.
Tempered Glass vs Plastic Screen Guards
Toughness & Impermeability
Tempered glass are more durable than their plastic counterparts. You will find that plastic screen protectors (especially the cheaper varieties) are highly vulnerable to getting cloudy and scraped unlike tempered glass which can be kept for a longer time. Check iphone XS case as well. Normally the thickness of tempered glass for an iPhone is about 0.3-0.5 mm while the plastic screen protectors are around 0.1mm – the former being a more demanding, more impermeable alternative for your phone.
Touch & feel
The best quality tempered glass will allow your hands to slip conveniently on the screen, giving you the feel of the first touch screen. On the other hand, plastic display guards are slightly rough to start with, and the friction continues to increase as the covering goes through routine usage and rough handling. Cloudy stains on vinyl guards are a frequent occurrence, particularly in places where the screen is most often touched.
Individuals who have experienced the plastic screen protector may relate to this point – they will know how cumbersome it is to install and maintain. Removing air bubbles is simply too exhausting! Alternately, glass display protectors come in full-adhesive or bezel-adhesive varieties and are pretty convenient to install. DIY too, works great with glass.
Depending on the quality and version of iPhone (5,5s, 4s, 6 etc.) that you have, you can pay somewhere around $2 (for the lowest quality) till $35 (the top class variety) for screen protectors, whereas the plastic screen protectors are available at a price range between $1 to $10. This higher cost of the iPhone glass is due to the high quality material and technology used in manufacture like Oleo phobic coating (to reduce fingerprints).