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Are Screen Protectors Worth It?

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Screen protectors are not always the most attractive. They can show scratches fairly easily, dim your screen’s brightness and more. If you could choose, you’d probably skip them entirely, relying only on your phone’s case and the durable Corning Gorilla Glass screen. With phone manufacturers building devices with stronger glass screens, like Gorilla Glass, you might be questioning whether a screen protector is even really necessary.

So, are screen protectors worth it? It’s a controversial question. However, in the end, we think screen protectors are worth applying to your phone, no matter how durable its glass or case may be. Not convinced? Here’s how a screen protector can come in handy.


Gorilla Glass Is Not Invincible

Despite the countless drop tests you’ll find out there, Gorilla Glass and the like is not invincible. Your phone might withstand a good, hard drop every now and then, but there’s a whole host of other issues that can arise. For starters, Gorilla Glass is scratch-resistant, but it can still crack. And items, especially from hard surfaces or elements, can scratch. Simply tossing your phone in your purse can scratch the surface on keys, coins, dirt and debris, which can make your phone’s glass front look worse over time. Plus, a screen protector can endure smaller nicks that can build up and offer shock resistance, ultimately preventing a cracked or shattered screen. 

If you secure your phone with a case, then great! It’s highly recommended. However, if you love the look of a sleek iPhone sans case, then you better expect that slippery back to send it flying every chance it gets, causing scratches and drops. We will always advise putting a phone case on your phone, but at the very least, get it a tempered glass screen protector to help shield it from the everyday wear and tear. Of course, it’s better to have a cracked screen protector than a broken screen.

Screen Protectors Can Protect You

Aside from protecting the phone itself, screen protectors can also protect you. With a UV-blocking, anti-glare coating on a screen protector, you don’t have to squint so hard as you try to reply to a text or email or read an article or book. Are you watching Netflix shows by the pool or at the park? Then you might want to consider an anti-glare screen protector. These are often made of tempered glass, which offers many durable benefits.

A screen protector saves your eyes when using your phone outside and protects you in a public setting. Offering a certain level of privacy, a privacy screen protector can prevent wandering eyes from reading private details as you commute to work on the train or sit close to someone on a flight. A privacy screen protector covers your screen in a way that only reveals content and text when read straight on. So someone standing or sitting beside you will have a distorted view, keeping data confidential and more discreet.    


Screen Protectors 

As we have discussed, there are many types of screen protectors: anti-glare screen protectors, privacy screen protectors and more. However, not all are created equal. For example, TPU plastic screen protectors are not as durable as tempered glass screen protectors and can scratch pretty easily. This is how screen protectors get a bad rap as an inferior product. 

So let us introduce you to something better: tempered glass screen protectors. A screen protector made out of tempered glass, like Case-Mate’s iPhone 13 screen protector, is the best you will find. With a super-slim profile with a 9H hardness rating, you will never notice it’s there as it takes on everyday scratches and dings. Plus, Case-Mate screen protectors also feature an oleophobic coating that resists smudges and fingerprints that so often come along with plastic screen protectors. It’s also simple to install, offers high touch sensitivity and will never distort your photos or screen. 

Lens Protectors

Your phone’s front facade isn’t the only place that needs protection. Don’t forget to keep your phone’s rear camera lenses from scratches and cracks, too – with our lens protector! Don’t think this is necessary either? Cracked lenses were a common problem in the iPhone X, so you can never be too careful.

Each lens protector is made of HD tempered glass with durable metal rings designed to shield the lenses. With the same ultra-high clarity and anti-fingerprint coating as a screen protector, you can rest assured your photos will still come out sharp and blur-free.  


Can you choose not to place a screen protector on a phone fit with Gorilla Glass? Sure, but we don’t recommend it. Gorilla Glass and other hard phone screens are quite innovative and super durable, but they can still get scuffed and scratched up. And over time, your phone’s microscopic scratches could cause a breaking point the next time you drop your phone on a hard surface. So are screen protectors worth it? Yes! Do yourself a favor and apply one to your phone today so you can use it worry-free.