Alpha, Ion, Tempered: Which Glass Protector To Get?
Most of the present day gadgets including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and e-readers, come with the ion-strengthened Gorilla glass. Although the Gorilla glass claims to be impact and scratch-resistant, there are still limitations on which it can survive heavy scratches, usual wear and tear, and abrasions. The screens of the above gadgets are pretty expensive, and this is why screen protectors are one of the most sought after smartphone accessories. However, it is a bit tricky to decide which screen protector to go for. The material, thickness, transparency, sustainability with temperature variations, and adherence to air bubbles are the prime criterion to select a screen protector. The screen protector should also not attract dust, moisture and should not lose the shape.
There are typically three types of mobile screen protectors which can be classified into Alpha (abbreviated for Amplified), Ion based, and Tempered. All are chemically treated to give your screen protection against dust, moisture , and other harmful elements. Let us have a look at each type of mobile screen protectors and see which one is the most effective in protecting your screen:
Alpha Glass Screen Protectors
Alpha Glass screen protectors are ultra-thin fortified screen protectors that preserve the natural beauty and responsiveness of your screen. Every Alpha Screen assay contains two bead types, with donor beads and Acceptor beads. These fortified and anti-shatter glasses block unwanted viewing from all four side angles and safeguard against abrasion, penetration, impact and scratching. Toughness, easy installation, clarity and fingerprint resistance are the main advantages with Alpha Glass Screen Protectors.
However, the surface of an Alpha screen protector may not remain after continuous usage. Its edges can chip if you try hard enough. Over time, dust collects under the screen protector and the screen tends to become translucent.
ION Based Screen Protectors
The ION-based screen protectors are chemically developed and have wider acceptability. The chemical bonding is stable during a wide range of temperature variations, but, compared to multi-layered and toughened screen protectors, the ION-based is inferior. The self-sticking gum is a bit difficult on these types of protectors. Aside from being thin, the air bubble ingression is more rampant. Another property a screen protector can have is luminescent proximity homogeneous assay with non-radioactive, homogeneous proximity. The ION-based has an inhibitive dust attraction property.
Tempered Glass Screen Protectors
Tempered glass screen protectors are thicker, stronger, and more protective than any other material on the market. These protectors are toughened, hardened, reinforced, and chemically tempered. Typically they are multi-layered; one of the layers is shock absorbing silicone! They give the screen an aesthetically pleasing and silky smooth feel. The tempered glass screen protectors can withstand almost all common abuses. They come with an anti-glare property. If you have all the dust cleared from your phone before applying these screen protectors, you’ll hardly notice it! The fingerprint repulsion is an added advantage. These self-adhesive protectors can be cut to the specific sizes with openings whenever needed. The vibration, within and outside, least affects the protector surface. They are a bit expensive but much less when it comes to screen replacement. Worth a deal, isn’t?
Best Screen Protector
By and large, a chemically toughened, transparent screen protector with an anti-glare property is ideal. A thinner screen protector is better to enhance the touchscreen property of the phone. Moreover, it should stick well and shouldn’t have the tendency to peel off. The real phone screen protector should withstand vibration as well. Even though slightly expensive, the Tempered screen protectors are highly recommended over Alpha or ION screen protectors. That will be the one of the best mobile accessories as such.