Having a big spider crack on your iPhone screen is equivalent to having an itch on your nose that no amount of scratching can get rid of. Not only is it aesthetically unappealing, it can also significantly lower your iPhone’s resale value when you upgrade it with a newer model.
While a screen protector won’t necessarily keep the screen clean and pristine; it will minimize the chances of the screen cracking. You may not know this, but the screen is actually the second most expensive feature of your iPhone to replace.
You don’t want any cracks or chips marring the beauty of your iPhone screen. This is why a screen protector is crucial. Here are a few tips to help you choose one.
Look at the Composition of the Screen Protector
To the layman, all iPhone screen protectors must look the same; but they actually made of different materials. For instance, some screen protectors are completely made of glass, while others have a hybrid composition.
Mix composition screen protectors are often made of a carbon fiberglass hybrid. There are tempered glass protectors available, as well as variant grades of glass thickness. If the glass is low quality, the screen protector may break easily.
The Smoothness of the Protector’s Coating
The coating quality of a screen protector is directly related to its smoothness. If you spend less and get a low-quality coating, the protector will turn out to be grainy and can collect dust, water, and may also leave fingerprints.
A high-quality tempered glass is the best option as it offers a better quality coating.
Neither Too Flimsy, Nor Too Thick
For a lot of people, putting on a thick iPhone screen protector may seem like a more durable option, but it can also seem a bit bulky.
A thinner screen protector might seem like a nice, lightweight option, but it won’t offer much protection. Ideally, you should get a screen protector with an optimal balance between the two types. A thickness of 0.3mm offers the best of both worlds.
How the screen protector looks plays a big role in the appearance of your smartphone as well. After all, you wouldn’t want anything to compromise the appearance of your iPhone. A 3D full-coverage screen protector is the best choice. It won’t leave unsightly gaps around the edges and will fit perfectly.
The Clarity of the Glass
Putting on a thick screen protector on your iPhone won’t do you much good if you’re not able to see through it. Even the best of screen protectors offer a maximum transparency of 99%. Anything below that, let’s say 95%, offers bad transparency.