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Are screen protectors generally all the same?

Are screen protectors generally safe to slap on a smartphone?
Can cheap ones leave marks? Or do they all leave marks??

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mrew42  Aug. 16, 2013 at 14:51

Yes they're safe to put on but in no way can be considered 'the same'
Some scratch easier than sandpaper on varnish, some avoid all that but smudge easily, others are free from fingerprint smudgeability but make the screen look fuzzy.
Look at reviews of the protector you're interested in, particularly on Amazon. that should help you decide whats best.
The best one for my Nexus 4 was the one that came on it out of the box, but i got fed up with the 'power' symbol on one size and + & - on the other so ended up removing. That was until that point the best screen protector i've ever used.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 16, 2013 at 15:34

Definitely recommend you read comments. There are some dreadful things out there - Sellotape strips would do a better job.
There are some great ones made from sheets of hardened glass, but they are £15-25

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 16, 2013 at 17:02

Definitely recommend you read comments. There are some dreadful things out there - Sellotape strips would do a better job.
There are some great ones made from sheets of hardened glass, but they are £15-25

Yep, I'd recommend a glass one, they absorb more energy in the event of an impact, protecting the phone's actual display underneath.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 16, 2013 at 18:04

Definitely recommend you read comments. There are some dreadful things out there - Sellotape strips would do a better job.
There are some great ones made from sheets of hardened glass, but they are £15-25

Yep, I'd recommend a glass one, they absorb more energy in the event of an impact, protecting the phone's actual display underneath.


Yep.
The iPhone 5 I tweaked for a friend had a Spigen Glas protector on. You really couldn't tell.
But I saw it after he dropped the phone on a rough concrete floor - Phone looked shattered. The protector came off in a dozen pieces, but the phone itself and the screen were immaculate. Now, obviously there's no proof that a plastic protector would've fared worse, but still ;)

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