Should You Use a Screen Protector?

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Should You Use a Screen Protector?

protect-cell-phoneThere are many different reasons of why you would use a screen protector. What could be the main purpose? To protect your phone screen from cracks, scratches, and water damage. There are a lot of different types of phone screen protectors that are made out of a myriad of materials. You have tempered glass and plastic. Some are built into a phone case, like Lifeproof phone cases. Some are sprayed on from a gel which harden into a clear protector. There is a brand that uses an 8 mm thick piece of film to protect your phone. There are even screen protectors that will make your phone screen look like it’s turned off when looking at it from a foot or two away, so no one can watch what you’re doing and invade your privacy. Let’s get into the details, pros, and cons.

Why Use One?

The obvious reason to use a screen protector is to protect your screen from damage. I am guilty of dropping my phone a lot, I’m sure you are too. We don’t mean to, but it happens. Although the phone I have now has never been cracked because of the protector I have on my screen. I once had a phone a few years back that I dropped while sitting on a couch. It landed on a rug and it shattered the screen beyond repair. If only I had known about screen protectors back then. I’m sure it could have saved my phone from such a small drop.

Pros And Cons

Pros: Protection from cracks and scratches if you drop your phone. You can protect your screen if you put your phone in your pocket with other objects such as keys, lighters, and pens. Pro three would be if you were to get water or another liquid on your screen it would be much easier to clean because it didn’t get on your actual phone screen. If you were to drop your phone and break your glass screen protector, odds are that your real screen is still in perfect condition underneath it. I have covered quite a few pros, so let’s move on to the cons.

Cons: There are a couple of cons even though I hate to admit it. Screen protectors can smudge easily and you will have to clean your screen a few times. Some of them, especially tempered glass, can be hard to apply to your screen and you have to do it just right or you will mess them up. Another is that if you have an iPhone, the screen protector can make your home button feel strange and indented. The worst con would be when only part of the protector lifts up in the middle of your phone and you have these air bubbles within the screen.

The Verdict

As you can see there are many pros and cons but the reality of it is, it’s all personal preference. A list of positives and negatives can’t help you make your decision, but maybe this can help you. Screen protectors are replaceable and relatively cheap. Although if you do find yourself with a broken phone screen, stop by us, iRepair of PC and we will fix that for you! Don’t forget that we have two convenient locations, one in Destin and one in Panama City Beach. Click here for our phone number and addresses!

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