In the arena of mobile phone protection and mobile phone accessories, the Tempered Glass Screen Protectors have suddenly become very popular. Simply looking at a Tempered Glass, one might think - How could a sheet of glass protect a phone’s display? OR how is it superior than a traditional Plastic Protector? A non-technical person might simply endup with a mindset that Tempered Glass Screen Protectors are just market hype.
This article is to clarify the general confusion around the necessity of a Tempered Glass Screen Protector. The questions listed below are the most frequently asked questions.
What is Tempered Glass Screen Protector?
A Tempered Glass Screen Protector is a thin layer of TOUGHENED GLASS which is fixed on top of a mobile touchscreen to protect it from any scratches and breakages. Unlike a regular glass, a Tempered Glass goes through an advanced chemical treatment to increase its strength.
Is Tempered Glass Screen Protector stronger than CORNING GORILLA GLASS?
Gorilla Glass or Corning Gorilla Glass is a glass material used in majority of touchscreens or displays of smartphones. Gorilla Glass itself is a Toughened Glass or Tempered Glass but it might differ in composition compared to a Tempered Glass Screen Protector. In other words, the strength of a generic Tempered Glass Screen Protector and a Gorilla Glass is grossly the same. This leads to the next question.
Why should one use Tempered Glass Screen Protector when smartphone display has Gorilla Glass?
Gorilla Glasses are strong enough to withstand scratches and breakages, no doubt! However, when there is a severe impact to the screen, the Gorilla Glass will break. If you have a layer of Tempered Glass Screen Protector on top of the phone display, the first layer will absorb all the shock. The shock could even break the Tempered Glass Screen Protector but leave behind the phone’s display impact free and ultimately protecting the display from breaking.
Is Tempered Glass Screen Protector worth?
The cost of replacing a Tempered Glass Screen Protector will roughly be 1/10th of a Gorilla Glass touchscreen of a smartphone. Also the replacement of a Tempered Glass Screen Protector can be done very quickly and easily by oneself at home.
Are Tempered Glass Screen Protectors Better Than Plastic Screen Protectors?
Tempered Glass Screen Protectors are unquestionably superior than a Plastic Protectors because plastic screen protectors can only protect the screen from scratches. It cannot bear any shocks and impacts and thus it does not protect the phones display from breakages. Also the durability of a Tempered Glass Screen Protector is far better than a Plastic Screen Protector.