What types of screen protectors are there?

Written by Ivan Jankelic / Sep 09, 2022

4 screen protector types that you should be aware of

Well, and then there's the issue of foil. A lot of people don't like it, a lot of people couldn't even imagine not wearing a glass film on their device, but regardless of everything, we think it's a very important accessory. Newer devices these days are very high-quality LCD, and the more expensive versions are already equipped with OLED displays, which can be extremely expensive to service (up to HUF 150,000 in the case of an iPhone). A high-quality glass film costs a maximum of HUF 10,000, which is actually a fraction of the cost of repairs, and depending on use, it is enough to replace it every year. Another consideration is that when you want to sell your device after a few years of use, you can sell your phone with a spare, even scratch-free display at a 10-20% better price thanks to the screen protector.


The first and simplest is the so-called plain front foil. It is important to note that it is not made of glass, but of a very thin plastic, including polyethylene terephthalate. It is important to know that it is a very flexible, malleable and durable material. Actually, this will absolutely not protect against stronger impacts, its purpose is rather to keep the display scratch-free. We recommend this for those who almost never drop their phone, so they don't need more serious protection.

Smooth glass film on the front. By the way, the technical language calls it a 2.5D glass film, which is due to the fact that it is not a 3D design. You have to imagine this in such a way that it will only cover the flat surface of the display glass, the corners where the curve of the display is already rounded not. We recommend this to those who want to wear a glass film on their phone, but don't want to spend more than a few thousand forints on it.

In our opinion, the 3D glass film is one of the best choices, and we think so because it will cover the entire surface of the display. If you combine this film with a case that reaches up to the edge of the display, you will almost completely surround the phone with protection. In terms of price, it is more expensive than the previously mentioned versions, but as mentioned before, it is still more worthwhile to invest in one than to pay heavy sums in a service center for a display replacement.

The UV film is a very interesting invention, and you might not even guess from its name what the name UV can cover. The essence of this is that the box contains a UV reagent material (which is a strange ball) and a small UV lamp. When installing, you must drip this substance onto the display, and then carefully place the glass film, making sure that this liquid is completely spread under the film. When you are done with this, you have to illuminate the cell with the UV lamp for five minutes, and this UV reagent material sets. We mainly recommend this for Android phones with curved displays, as traditional glass films cannot stick to the display permanently and have to be replaced quite often. If the film breaks and you want to take it off, you don't have to worry, you just have to pull the film off with a light movement.