For the smartphone screen itself, scratching isn’t an option. However, screen protectors are extremely affordable and there are two types available. They are liquid screen protector and tempered glass screen protector. Today we’re going to discuss which one is better for you and your phone in case you’re still in doubt about either of them. First of all, you might be wondering what the differences between liquid screen protector and tempered glass screen protector are.
What is the Difference Between a Liquid Screen Protector Vs Tempered Glass?
Liquid Screen Protectors come in small bottles or packets and are applied differently than Tempered Glass Screen Protectors. As the names suggest, a liquid screen protector uses liquid glass while a tempered glass protector is made from one solid sheet of tempered glass. Both have their pros and cons, so we selected some areas to highlight these pro’s and con’s.
The Thickness of a Liquid Screen Protector Vs Tempered Glass
Talking about thickness or bulkiness, liquid screen protector wins. It goes on nearly undetectable on your phone screen while its thickness is exceptionally thin. While at the same time, it can help prevent scratches from occurring to your smartphone during day-to-day usage.
Tempered glass screen protectors are often thicker and a bit bulkier. Thus, for users looking for a thinner screen protector, they usually go with liquid screen protectors over tempered glass screen protectors. The only downside is that they’re riskier to apply.
How to Apply Both of Them and Which One Is Easier?
The process of installing a tempered glass screen protector is pretty simple and quick. You carefully place it on your phone’s screen by using the already applied adhesive on the protector itself. You may want to use aligner stickers to make sure the glass is properly placed. Simply stick the tempered glass on top of your screen, smooth it down, and that’s it!
Liquid Screen Protector: You break open a small pouch or bottle, pour the liquid on your phone, wait for it to dry, and then wait for it to set up. If applied correctly, this can be very effective. If not applied correctly, it’s extremely hard to remove after application since it’s almost like coating the screen itself. That’s why we’re suggesting tempered glass cases due to their ease of application.
Which Offers the Best Protection?
If it’s just about scratch protection, there’s not much difference. When it comes to safety, since liquid screen protectors are far thinner than tempered glass screen protectors, they’re less effective. But when it’s about protecting against scratches, they’re no different.
Depending on how thick and hard they are, tempered glass screen protectors offer adequate protection for your device. A harder screen will mean less chance that your screen will crack or get scratched. With a tempered glass screen protector, you won’t have to worry about those accidental bumps and falls.
A thin film liquid screen protector cannot provide the same level of protection as a thicker, harder tempered glass protector does. That’s why we always recommend going with the tempered glass option.