A screen protector is an additional sheet of material—commonly polyurethane or glass—that can be attached to the screen of an electronic device and protect it against physical damage.
A screen protector is a sheet of clear plastic you adhere to your device's screen (smartphone, table, pc, ...). The plastic is cut to fit the exact shape of your device along with holes for buttons and the speaker — that’s why you buy different screen protectors for different devices.
Different Types of Phone Screen Protectors
I. Glass Screen Protectors
Glass screen protectors are usually 0.3 mm to 0.5 mm in thickness and usually scratch resistant. Glass protector saves the phone’s real screen in case of accidental drop. They sit comfortably on the screen and look and feel like a real phone screen.
II. Clear Screen Protector
These are also known as invisible protectors, due to its thickness of only three mm. Clear protectors are transparent and give the phone a very clean look. The protector neatly rests over the phone thus there is a minimal disruption when you are looking at the screen.
III. Plastic Screen Protectors
With the basic purpose remaining the same, the plastic screen protectors can also protect the phone well. Based on your personal preference; you will find the protectors in various price ranges starting from a pack of 3 or 5 for a dollar.
IV. Anti-Glare Film
An anti-glare screen protector with a matt finish is a great accessory for your phone if you spend several hours in the outdoors. It is very easy to install the anti-glare films and keeps the phone free from fingerprints and scratches.
V. Privacy Screen Protectors
The Privacy Screen Protector is about 8 mm thick and is great if you need to stop the prying eyes from looking through the screen. These protectors darken the screen, thus making it difficult to look into the screen from different angles.
DO YOU NEED A SCREEN PROTECTOR FOR YOUR SMARTPHONE OR TABLET?
It depends entirely on you. A screen protector won't protect your device from everything and is not unbreakable. But it will add a layer of protection for your phone, which, in turn, will help avoid costly screen repairs and a scratched touch screen. After all, it is easier (and cheaper) to replace a screen protector compared to a display.