How To Choose A Screen Protector For Your Phone

Everyone needs to protect their smartphone. These days, smartphone usage is common and we take our phones everywhere we go. This regular use makes your smartphone wear out quickly, unless you protect it.

The screen is the most vulnerable part of the smartphone. It’s likely to show smudges and scratches on prolonged use. It’s also likely to get dropped at some point, which might crack the screen. Accidents can happen.

Not only does this damage your phone’s internal structure, it also makes it hard to view the screen.

A screen guard or screen protector is the best way to protect your phone’s display. It completely guards your screen against damages like cracks, scratches, and more. And if the screen protector gets damaged, you just can replace it with a new one. Your phone’s screen will still be as good as new.

In this post, we’ll help you select a screen protector for your phone. We’ll also recommend the best screen protectors in the market.

 

Type Of Screen Protector

There are two main types of screen protectors: plastic film and tempered glass.

1. Plastic film

Plastic film screen protectors have been around for a long time. They look like sheets of plastic. Your phone probably came with a plastic film. They are applied by carefully sticking the plastic film on the phone screen.

Plastic film screens can protect against scratches, but they don’t help against impacts like drops. So they’re not strong, but they provide a basic protection for the screen.

2. Tempered glass

Tempered glass screen protectors are thicker and tougher than the plastic ones. They not only protect against scratches and smudges, but also against falls and drops. They’re very durable.

These are the screen protectors you should get for maximum protection. They’re become more popular recently, and their price has gone down. You can get one for as cheap as R 99. X-One’s SP-TG is an example of a screen protector made with tempered glass.

 

Size

The size is an important factor when deciding which screen protector to buy. You can only use a screen protector that fits your phone.

Luckily, X-One’s screen protectors are designed for specific phone models. All you need to do is check out our screen protectors and get one that matches your phone model.

Our screen protectors are designed for most major smartphones. For example, the Armorvisor is built for the following phones:

  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P10 Lite
  • Huawei P10 Pro
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Lite
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Samsung A3
  • Samsung A5
  • Samsung A6
  • Samsung A6 Plus
  • Samsung A8
  • Samsung A8 Plus
  • Samsung J1
  • Samsung J5 Prime
  • Samsung S7

If you can’t find your exact phone on the list, don’t worry! If your phone is similar to one of these phones, then it might have the same dimensions. So our screen protectors will fit on phones with the same dimensions.

 

Extra Features

There are some extra features that can come with a screen protector:

Privacy Protection

How many times have you viewed a private document or private picture, had a confidential conversation, or typed a password on your smartphone? And more importantly, how many times have you done this is public? Some would say many, which is why smartphone privacy is a concern.

A screen protector with privacy protection prevents other people from seeing your display screen. X-One’s 360 Anti-Peeping Screen Protector uses the Optical principle of Crisscross Microlouver Technology. It ensures that your phone’s contents are protected from all angles, except from the positive 60 degrees.

Matte Film

Some screen protectors come with matte film, also known as anti-glare film. Matte film makes it easier to view your phone in the sunlight. If this is important to you, then consider getting a matte screen protector, like the Extreme Shock Eliminator Matte.

Full Coverage

Full coverage screen protectors curve around the screen slightly, so as to cover more area. This feature gives your phone extra protection. It fits better on your phone’s screen than one without full coverage.

Oleophobic Coating

Oleophobic coating protects your screen from oil, especially from fingerprint smudges. Many screen protectors have oleophobic coating.

 

Want Extra Protection?

A screen guard will only protect your screen from scratches, cracks, and smudges. But it won’t protect the back, edges, and corners of your phone.

We recommend protecting your phone from all sides, because drops can badly damage the phone from any side. If you drop your phone, it could fall on its edges, corners, or back.

The best protector for your phone’s back and edges is the Drop Guard.  It’s a durable and slim casing that wraps around your smartphone. It absorbs impacts upon fall.