Does Your Smartphone Really Need a Screen Protector?

This little piece of glass could end up saving you a small fortune

Your smartphone is most likely the single most expensive thing you carry with you every day. It’s a magical device that can do just about anything and can cost upwards of $1000 – and yet everyone has one without a second thought. It’s no wonder why screen protectors first came around. But with phone manufacturers making devices with stronger and more scratch-resistant glass screens, it might seem that screen protectors are becoming a thing of the past. In the end, are screen protectors actually worth it? Smartphones are being made more durable now, but when all is said and done, CME TechHub believes it’s better to not go without one. Let us explain why.

What Are the Different Types of Screen Protectors?


Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

These are screen protectors made out of the type of plastic you encounter in plastic bottles, food packaging, synthetic fabrics, and thermal installation. These are the cheapest screen protectors out there, but they also offer the least amount of protection. If you’re looking to keep your screen scratch-free, these won’t do much for you, and we don’t recommend them.

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)

Screen protectors made out of this are the old-school kind. They’re made of thick, flexible plastic, and take quite a bit of work to install correctly. The biggest downside for everyday use is that they add a noticeable orange glare to your smartphone’s screen, distorting the colors that display on the screen. Screen protectors made out of TPU might have been the best there was at one point, but these days they’re outdated and unnecessarily finicky, and for that reason we don’t recommend them.

Nano Liquid

Nano liquid smartphone screen protectors are a liquid solution applied to the screen for protection. They may be newest and coolest way to protect your smartphone, but they can be challenging to apply evenly and may not offer as much protection as tempered glass protectors. Their durability and longevity is uncertain and they may require frequent reapplication. For these reasons, we recommend traditional tempered glass screen protectors.

Tempered Glass

Tempered glass is the standard for all other screen protectors for a reason. They’re the best option for phone protection because they offer scratch/crack resistance, easy application, no touch sensitivity issues, and good value for money. If you’re looking to get your smartphone protected from scratches and cracks, book an appointment with CME TechHub today, and we’ll get you protected with tempered glass in just a few minutes!

Yes, You Need a Screen Protector

We all like to think we’re invincible and that nothing bad would happen to us. Unfortunately we learn that this isn’t the case with life. It’s not the case with your smartphone either. Even though smartphones are being made tougher, a screen protector is still a necessary accessory for smartphone owners. They are the only product that can completely protect your phone from scratches, cracks, and other types of damage. Over time, cracks and scratched can reduce the functionality of your smartphone and make it more difficult to use. Furthermore, replacing a damaged screen can be expensive, whereas replacing a screen protector is relatively cheap and simple. Regardless of if your screen is so cracked that you need a new one, or you want a screen protector to prevent that from happening, CME TechHub can help you! Book an appointment today.