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Are Tempered Glass Screen Protectors worth it?

Posted by Cristy on 2017/06/2 to Screen Protectors

Cellphones are very useful objects, and a lot of people depend on them on a daily basis. They use cellphones to conduct business as well as to keep in touch with friends and family. However, this also leads to heavy use of cellphones, and to risk damaging them. One of the most common damage that can happen to a cellphone is to have a cracked display. Fortunately, there tempered glass screen protectors which can handle the daily wear and tear.

There are distinct advantages to having a tempered glass screen protector, the following are the top reasons to have one.


Tempered glass is stronger than plastic. It is also scratch proof. This is a definite advantage of tempered glass over plastic, because it is easy to scratch plastic. For some, the main purpose of a film based screen protector is to protect the screen against scratches. For most people, it is okay to have a scratched screen protector instead of scratches on the actual screen. Tempered glass protectors also last longer than film protectors.

Easier to Clean

Tempered glass is easier to clean compared to plastic. It is more resistant to smudge, hence smudge can be cleaned better on a tempered glass screen protector than one made of plastic. Since the first touch screen phone, cleanliness has always been a problem. It does not matter if a child or an adult is using it. There are instances when smudge and dirt cannot be avoided. When that happens, it is good to know that the screen can be cleaned in no time. At the same time, glass protectors like the Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Apple iPhone does not react to most cleaning liquids. Most cleaning liquids have alcohol and this can cause cloudiness in any plastic.


Plastic is not noted for sharpness. Glass screen protectors like the Znitro Nitro Glass Tempered Screen Protector for Apple iPhone provides a sharper protection than plastic. It has something to do with the materials used. With plastic, there is a certain level of translucency. This does not disappear, and instead, it becomes more prominent with age. Plastic interacts with air and becomes cloudy. On the other hand, glass remains sharp even after years of use. The visibility allows the owner to keep on using the cellphone through years of service.


Glass offers better visibility than plastic. In contrast, glass screen protectors like the Kuku Mobile Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Apple iPhone has better clarity than plastic, it stays pristine and crystal clear through years of use.

Better protection

Although people buy screen protectors to prevent scratches, tempered glass protectors provide additional protection by helping to prevent damage to the actual screen. When something happens which might cause the screen to crack, the tempered glass protector is there to prevent this. The tempered glass takes the brunt of the impact. At worse, the tempered glass will show spiderweb cracks. The force which can cause spiderweb cracks on a tempered glass is enough to damage a screen display which has no protection or is protected with a plastic screen protector.

Tempered glass screen protectors are noted for being more expensive. However, for the performance, it shows how much better off you would be with a tempered glass screen protector.



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  2. http://www.androidguys.com/2016/04/09/the-main-differences-between-plastic-and-glass-screen-protectors/
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toughened_glass
  4. http://www.phonearena.com/news/PET-TPU-or-Tempered-Glass–all-you-need-to-know-to-choose-a-screen-protector_id58204


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