When we get a new phone, most of us will think about getting a phone case to protect it from accidents and keep it looking pristine. But what about the screen – typically the most vulnerable part of a smartphone? Will your phone case protect the screen from scratches and cracks, or do you need a phone screen protector?
A high-quality phone case - especially one with a raised edge or lip around the screen - will offer good protection if your phone is dropped. It’ll help to prevent cracks on the corners and around the edge of the glass, which are the main cause of the screen shattering. However, if your phone takes a direct hit to the screen, a case may not offer much protection. And it won’t stop the screen from being scratched in your pocket by your house keys. Luckily, that’s where a screen protector comes in.
There are a few different types on the market and which is the best screen protector for your phone will depend on what features are most important to you. You can get a plastic screen protector - often made from Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) or Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) - ora glass screen protector and each one has its own pros and cons. PET screen protectors are thin and smooth but offer the least amount of protection, and as a result, they tend to be cheap. TPU has better impact protection than PET and is a more flexible material, so can go edge-to-edge, even if your phone screen is curved. Tempered glass screen protectors are the toughest of the bunch but they’re also the thickest and most visible.
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Most modern phones will come with a scratch-resistant screen, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get scratched. And finding a big scratch on a brand-new screen can be upsetting, to say the least. Offering an extra layer of protection, a screen protector is a worthwhile investment, even if your phone has a toughened glass display.
Replacing the screen of an iPhone is expensive, and a cost you’ll want to avoid, if at all possible. Choose the best iPhone screen protector and give yourself peace of mind. We have a great selection of Apple screen protectors, including glass screen protectors.
If you have one of Samsung’s top-of-the-line flagship handsets or an ever-reliable but cheaper Samsung device, you’ll want a pristine screen to enjoy streaming, gaming and scrolling. We have the best screen protectors for Samsung phones, to ensure your handset stays safe and beautiful to look at for as long as you want it to.
Google phones may be less pricey than equivalent Apple and Samsung handsets, but that doesn’t make them any less valuable to you. So, if you’ve treated yourself to one of Google’s latest phones, pick up the best screen protector for it today for real peace of mind.
A privacy screen protector not only protects your screen from knocks and scratches but they also protect you from prying eyes. Visual hacking is when someone steals your private data - banking information, passwords, contacts, etc - by looking over your shoulder at your screen. Nowadays, our phone screens are big, bright and beautiful, which is great for us but also great for anyone else trying to watch what we’re doing.
The best privacy screen protectors are made of tempered glass but they can also be made of PET. They work by adding filters which limit the viewing angle in both portrait and landscape modes, so with a privacy screen protector, you can watch or do anything on your phone without anyone else seeing. Perfect if you use your phone on public transport, or in busy cafes and bars.
Zagg and InvisibleShield make some of the best screen protectors on the market for all different makes and models of phone, including iPhone, Google Pixel and Samsung screen protectors. These come with loads of extra features to choose from, including privacy filters, blue light filtration and anti-microbial treatment. If you find reflections on your screen annoying, Zagg and InvisibleShield offer anti-glare screen protectors. There are even self-healing screen protectors with smart molecules to heal minor scratches.
Applying a screen protector can be frustratingly fiddly, it needs to be dust-free, air bubble free and accurate. Fortunately, all Zagg and InvisibleShield screen protectors have a simple installation process which makes applying them quick, easy and trouble-free.