You’re worried about the safety of your new phone, and understandably so. Maybe you are clumsy, or maybe you’re just concerned that one crack might shatter your entire phone, rendering it useless. In this case, a phone case will not be able to fully protect your phone’s screen; you must instead apply a screen protector.
A screen protector is a thin piece of glass that is layered over your phone’s screen for added safety during impacts or falls. Other types of screen protectors generally are plastic and stick to your phone. We recommend a glass screen protector for ultimate phone safety, which while more expensive than its plastic counterpart, is still a relatively low-cost phone asset.
Yet, many phone users don’t take advantage of this inexpensive protection solution. Here are some of the many benefits of having a screen protector on your phone:
- Saves You Money
Phone screen repairs can be quite expensive especially if you have passed your phone’s warranty. This damage alone could cost you up to $300, depending on your type of phone and warranty coverage. If you drop your phone, however, and it is beyond repair due to the level of screen damage, you are looking at a phone replacement. With phones running higher than $1,000 in this market, you certainly cannot afford this kind of damage.
However, screen protectors can save you money in other areas. Say that your phone is old and you would like to trade-in for a newer model. Which is more likely to be traded in at a higher value: a phone with cracks and scratches or a phone with a screen protector? Those that choose the phone with a screen protector are correct—and, oftentimes, $200 richer when resale rolls around. With screen protectors generally running in the $5.00-$30.00 range depending on your phone type and desired screen protector quality, it makes more sense to save hundreds and ensure that your phone remains safe.
- Does Not Affect Your Phone’s Usability
One of the biggest complaints against screen protectors is that it detracts from the user’s experience when they use their phones as it decreases touch sensitivity. However, while this is typically true of plastic screen protectors, it does not hold true of glass screen protectors. In fact, a glass screen protector may even feel as though there is no protector at all! Additionally, the glass screen protector does not have any air bubbles or visibility issues that most plastic screen protectors have, allowing the user to see their screen without any barriers. If your phone is cracked or scratched, it would likely impact your phone’s touch sensitivity and visibility more. Imagine being able to use your phone seamlessly with the knowledge that its screen is safe with a protective layer.
- Increases Impact Absorption
Without a screen protector, you cannot be sure that your phone’s screen will survive a fall. You may have a phone case protecting the outer layer of your phone, but there would be nothing protecting the fragile glass, especially if the glass is beveled above the phone case. A glass screen protector is more shock absorbent than the screen itself due to its thickness. Its density essentially adds millimeters of protection between concrete and your screen when your phone falls, allowing for the phone screen protector to take the brunt of the damage.
Phone screen protectors will not protect against high-impact falls. Yet, their impact resistance is better to have than to suffer the monetary consequence of screen repair or replacement. After all, you can certainly replace the phone screen protector at a minimal cost if an impact severely damaged it, but you will not be able to replace the phone or screen without spending hundreds of dollars in return.
- Decreases Scratch Potential
Most of today’s phones, specifically the newer model iPhones, are scratch-resistant due to the screen’s Gorilla Glass. However, this does not mean that your screen will never get scratched up—it would just be more difficult. In fact, your regular usage on your phone (not even including the times that you have dropped your phone) can cause the screen to be scratched and worn down over time. Additionally, placing your phone with the screen down can cause scratches depending on the surface. Given that your screen’s quality is one of the largest selling points during a resale trade, it makes sense to make sure that there is no way for the phone to be scratched at all.
If after applying your screen protector and a few phone falls your screen protector is scratched or otherwise damaged, you can also elect to simply replace this rather than repair the phone itself as there would be no scratches on your phone. Paying more money to replace the screen protector would save you the money of replacing your phone’s screen.
- Fits Seamlessly on Your Phone
While there are many screen protectors on the market, they all are highly catered to the anatomy of your phone. For example, if your phone is beveled, the corresponding screen protector will rise above the bevel to protect the phone fully. This comprehensive protection isn’t even often offered for beveled phones within the phone case market. Therefore, a beveled screen protector is often the only source of protection between your screen and the sidewalk. You will not have to worry about your phone hitting at the perfect spot where the screen protector ends and your screen begins.
This seamless fit also allows for an easier user experience overall, especially as its design will cause you to forget it is even there. With only a few millimeters of glass thickness, your screen protector will not protrude over your phone, making it difficult to set down screen-first.
As you can see, having a screen protector on your phone is generally more advantageous than not having one. If you are interested not only potentially saving hundreds of dollars but also ensuring your phone’s longevity, check out our range of screen protectors.