Tempered glass: Does it really protect your mobile screen?

Tempered glass

We will all agree that the mobile screen is the most delicate component of our devices with a progressive increase in the size of smartphones and their screens. The risk and the fragility of them have also increased. In the development of the new models, the balance leans in favor of design and lightness to the detriment of its hardness and strength.

Most manufacturers incorporate a layer against fractures and scratches in their touch devices. In this field, the reference is Gorilla Glass, of the Corning Company and whose version number 5 doubles in resistance to its previous generation. However, this protection can be effective against scratches, but neither protects against bumps nor does every smartphone carry it.

The screens are not only very prone to breakage and scratches. They are also probably the element of the mobile whose repair is the most expensive. This makes ensuring your phone is increasingly necessary.

So what options do I have to protect my mobile screen?

The first solutions were a plastic sheet. It is an option increasingly discarded by users due to its low durability and low protection against breakage. Some opt for gel protectors of greater protection than plastic sheets. They lose in texture due to their rubbery touch.

It seems to be the ideal solution for the high protection it offers to the screen. Even in direct accidents on the material, such as bumps or falls.

In addition, there are durability and ease of assembly, which allows it to be removed and repositioned without losing adhesion. On the other hand, the option of the plastic sheet requires changing it very frequently and the bubbles make the assembly not so clean.

The sensitivity is one of the most demanding factors by the user. The tempered glass allows you to slide your fingers across the screen while maintaining the same feeling of softness as the naked touch screen.

The tempered glass also stands out for its light transmission capacity and for reducing reflections to the maximum. Some protectors include as an extra functionality an oleo phobic layer to greatly reduce fingerprints on the screen. Most smartphones already include this functionality.

As for the disadvantages of tempered glass, the main drawback is the thickness of the material. It ranges between 0.3 and 0.5 mm. A difference is evident when using the mobile without a case or when you want to press the Home button, which is slightly sunk. Keep reading how to remove screen protector.

Tempered glass installation

If you finally dare to incorporate a tempered glass protector to your iPhone or smartphone, keep in mind the obvious that cheap can be expensive. On the internet, you can find many tempered glass models that they do not meet the estimated durability or fit your phone, despite being indicated for your specific model.

In this regard, during the installation of the tempered glass, we recommend you pay attention to the sensors. Although the design of the protectors already takes into account speakers and front cameras, these are precisely the least delicate. The one that is essential to be discovered is the proximity sensor to avoid problems on the screen.

It is also essential to pay attention to the limits of the crystal. In models with edges, it is important that the protector does not cover them to prevent it from rising. It would be the case of the Samsung Galaxy S6 or iPhone 6 models, among others.