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5 Reasons Why Tempered Glass Screen Protectors Are Better Than Plastic Covers

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 Tempered glass is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength. Tempering puts the outer surfaces into compression and the inner surfaces into tension. This difference makes the glass 5 to 10 times stronger than normal glass.  As a screen protector, tempered glass outperforms plastic protectors for a number of reasons. 

Tough and Durable

Tempered glass is much more durable than similarly priced plastic covers.  Plastic protectors—especially the cheap models—get scratched easily.  Tempered glass protectors provide extensive resistance to scratches from sharp objects, so you won’t have to worry about your display meeting your keys or coins in your pocket. It can even absorb shock if you drop your phone, thus protecting your display. With more severe falls, tempered glass may fracture but it won’t break apart into shards, and your display will remain intact.

Smooth to the Touch

Most smartphones today have glass or some other scratch-resistant screen. When you add a plastic protector, you can feel the difference when you use your phone; especially in terms of how smoothly your finger glides. The oil-resistant treatment (oleophobic coating) and the tempered glass together create a comfortable, smooth-to-the-touch protective layer that feels more like the original screen. 

Easy to Clean and Smudge-Resistant

Over time, plastic protectors accumulate scratches and become much harder to clean. With its water and oil resistant coating, tempered glass is much easier to clean and resistant to finger prints and smudges.   A quick wipe restores your screen to sparkling clarity.

Outdoor Visibility

Plastic protectors can obscure light transmitting from your display, thus noticeably affecting outdoor visibility of your device (matte-finish plastic protectors work better outdoors than do glossy ones).  Tempered glass, on the other hand, won’t affect colors, image quality and sharpness from your display.  

Simple Installation

If you've installed a plastic screen protector, you know how difficult the process can be. Since we offer only quality products, the tempered glass protectors on this site are easier to install. Just clean the screen, release the glass on your phone and let the silicone adhesive do the work. No bubbles, no fuzz! Perfectly flat and pristine every time.

A Word on Price

Plastic screen protectors have one advantage over tempered glass … they are a better deal for the budget-conscious.  Depending on the quality, you will pay between $0.20 to $10 for a single plastic protector. Glass protectors start at around $5 for the cheapest variant and go up to $40 for premium quality. Cheaper variants ($10 or less) of tempered glass protectors can be harder to install because they are often not cut to fit perfectly to the phone. The quality of the glass and coating is also not as clear and smudge-proof on the $10 protectors as they are on the ones $30 and up. So if you’re switching to or replacing a tempered glass screen protector, it makes sense to spend slightly more money for noticeably much better quality and protection.

Convinced that tempered glass is the way to go?  Check out our entire collection of premium tempered glass screen protectors for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6+, iPhone 5/5s/5c, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S6.

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