With smart phones becoming more and more expensive and phone contracts becoming longer and longer, it has become vital to take good care of your phone.
We've all dropped our smart phones before and we all know the heart-in-mouth moment when you pick it up to see whether the screen is smashed into a million pieces!
The typical solution is to buy a phone case or phone cover which will go some way to protect your device, but this does depend on the quality and most cases don't cover the fragile glass screen.
Here, we try to answer your questions about Tempered Glass Screen Protectors and why you should get one!
- What is a Tempered Glass Screen Protector?
- Why do I need a Tempered Glass Screen Protector?
- How do you fit a Tempered Glass Screen Protector?
- How effective are Tempered Glass Screen Protectors?
Unlike the glass used for most smart phones, tempered glass is extra tough. Tempered glass has been used for years for safety reasons in car windows, glass doors and even the shelf in your fridge. Compared to plate glass tempered glass can be many times stronger and doesn't break into shards or slithers like regular glass - but shatters into tiny pieces.
As part of the manufacturing process the glass is heated and then rapidly cooled, giving it toughened properties.
Many smart phone owners will put their device in a case which protects the edges and back of the phone, but leave the most essential element exposed - the screen.
If you put your phone in your pocket or you handbag, there is a high risk that you will scratch the screen over time. In the worst case - if you drop your smart phone the chances of smashing the screen are high.
Replacing the screen on a mobile phone can cost hundred of pounds (if you have dropped your phone and need a new screen - we can help).
A good way to reduce the chances of needing a screen replacement is to fit a tempered glass screen protector. Not only are the glass protectors tougher than regular glass - making them less susceptible to scratches or cracks - they take a lot of punishment so your phone doesn't have to. If the tempered glass screen protector takes a knock, it can be replaced at a fraction of the cost of a new screen.
You might think fitting a tempered glass screen protector is easy, and it can be if you know what you are doing and have the right equipment.
But you only have one chance to adhere the protector to your phone and one slip up can mean a lot of work to fix!
It is important to clean your phone's glass thoroughly as even the tiniest piece of dust or fibre will be visible one the screen protector has been glued down.
We have fitted hundreds of tempered glass screen protectors over the years and by using the right cleaning products and mounting devices we are able to achieve a perfect fit every time. Not only that - but we know how important your smart phone is to your everyday life - so we fit tempered glass screen protectors same day at our Petts Wood Store.
We don't recommend you test it, but these thing are seriously tough. Once fitted you will hardly know it's there, but you have piece of mind that should the worst happen and you drop your mobile, the screen has a significantly higher chance of surviving unscathed.
If you protect the back of your phone - why not protect the screen?