How to protect your phone's screen for every situation

The mobile phone is our constant companion. Therefore, the vulnerable display is exposed to constant stress. A key in the same pocket as the phone can be just as much of a hazard as a fall on the hard floor. Fortunately, there are some good ways to protect the screen.

The screen protector

The most effective way to protect the screen is with a screen protector glass. Thanks to a robust layer of glass, the display is protected from almost all external influences. But: not all protective glass is the same. The protective glasses differ in important characteristics.

As hard as a diamond?

An important feature of protective glass is its hardness. The degree of hardness of a lens is expressed in "H". The higher the value, the harder and thus more robust the protective glass. High-quality protective glasses such as the Eiger display glass have a thickness of up to 9H. As a comparison: a diamond is the hardest material in the world and has a hardness of 10H.

Rounded for comprehensive protection

Newer smartphones often have rounded edges. Therefore, flat protective glasses are not always ideal. Fortunately, protective glasses are now available in flat and rounded versions. A 2.5D protective glass refers to a flat display glass. These only lie on the flat surface of the display. This means that the edges are not optimally protected, but a protective cover can be used without any problems. A 3D glass, on the other hand, is itself rounded and thus also protects the rounded edge of a display. A 9D protective glass goes one step further in protecting the edge and offers an extra reinforced edge to protect the rounded sides of the display.

With or without protective cover

The different sizes and curvatures of the edge have an impact on compatibility with protective cases. A flat 2.5D glass is generally compatible with all protective cases. It is advisable to combine a 2.5D lens with a protective case, as the protective case covers the edge that is not protected by the protective lens. Since 3D protective glasses extend over the edge, they can cause problems with many protective cases. However, there are so-called case-friendly versions that are adapted in size for use with protective cases. A 9D protective glass, however, cannot be used with a protective case, as the reinforced frame leaves no room for a case.

Alternatives to protective glass

If you find a layer of glass on your screen too noticeable or too thick, there are other ways to protect the screen. A more discreet alternative is a protective film. This is less thick than protective glass and is made of plastic. However, a protective film offers less effective protection due to its lower hardness.

Liquid screen protectors are particularly easy to apply. This consists of liquid glass that can be easily applied to the display.

For complete protection of the smartphone, there are also cases, such as the Avalanche by Eiger, which completely enclose the mobile phone and thus protect both the screen and the back.

Are you looking for the right screen protector for your mobile phone? In the phonedepot.ch assortment, you will find different types of screen protectors for various models!