Types of Screen Protectors Used for Modern Day Smart Phones

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Screen Protector Application

Flaunting a smart phone has become the new age style mantra. Though the trend is mostly prevalent among youngsters, but why leave the elderly? Most phones have cut down exorbitant rates only to become affordable for the masses. Buying a new phone is no doubt easy and a joyous affair, but that’s not enough. Phone accessories are indispensable organs of tablets and smart phones. Among them screen protectors can now be availed in new avatars, with corning glass and coatings offering company.

Does your phone really need protector?

What brings many to question is that present day smart phones are equipped with Corning glass, a specialized form of scratch-resistant coating. While it’s undoubtedly a hot favorite for a number of phone manufacturers, screen protectors can be applied on top for rendering  greater level of protection. A number of smart phone users believe that a clear plastic shield is an unnecessary expense. Choices differ largely but if one thinks about issues like anti-glare, glossy surfaces, fingerprints and so on, an additional shield becomes a must.

Which kind of protection should you use?

Thankfully, today’s screen protectors can be installed quite conveniently for they are cheaper and better in terms of quality. Also the choices are so varied that taking the pick from the lot becomes a tad difficult. The following are few common ones:

  • PET Film

‘Polyethylene Terephthalate’ is a plastic made of polyester film having a scratch resistant matte coating on one end and the other has a silicone adhesive. Usually, it’s clear and provide an anti-scratch layer on top.

  • Tempered Glass

Considered the best that you can buy, these protectors are available in multi-layer forms. At the bottom layer is a shock-absorbent shock layer and beneath that is the PET film.

  • TPU

As a chemically enhanced plastic material, ‘thermoplastic polyurethane’ scores on grounds of toughness, scratch and grease resistance and elasticity.

  • Dry or Wet Mount

Basically, these are two methods employed in the installation of the protectors. The dry method keeps the protector glued to the screen with static electricity while the wet method involves spraying liquid at the back of the protector.