Cell Phone Screen Protectors: Plastic versus Glass


Recommendation: Almost a tie, but get a glass screen protector unless you think the thickness of the glass will bother you. This recommendation is mostly based on the clarity of your screen with glass.


Both glass and plastic screen protectors have their own advantages and disadvantages.

Glass screen protectors are more durable and can protect your phone screen from scratches, cracks, and other damage. They are also more responsive to touch and provide a better viewing experience. However, glass screen protectors can be more expensive than plastic screen protectors, and they can be more difficult to install.

Plastic screen protectors are less durable than glass screen protectors, but they are also less expensive and easier to install. They are also more flexible, which can make them less likely to crack or shatter if your phone is dropped. However, plastic screen protectors are not as scratch-resistant as glass screen protectors, and they may not provide as good of a viewing experience.

Ultimately, the best type of screen protector for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. If you are looking for the most durable option, then a glass screen protector is the way to go. If you are looking for a more affordable and easy-to-install option, then a plastic screen protector is a good choice.

Here is a table that summarizes the pros and cons of each type of screen protector:

Feature Glass screen protector Plastic screen protector
Durability More durable Less durable
Price More expensive Less expensive
Installation More difficult to install Easier to install
Viewing experience Better viewing experience Worse viewing experience
Scratch resistance More scratch-resistant Less scratch-resistant
Crack resistance More crack-resistant Less crack-resistant

Here are some additional factors to consider when choosing a screen protector:

  • Compatibility: Make sure the screen protector you choose is compatible with your phone model.
  • Thickness: Thinner screen protectors are less noticeable, but they may not provide as much protection.
  • Transparency: Some screen protectors are more transparent than others. If you are concerned about the screen protector affecting the viewing experience, choose a more transparent option.

Once you have considered all of these factors, you can choose the best screen protector for your needs.

Blog Menu

Prestwood IT Grey Divider 300px
Prestwood IT Grey Divider 300px


What we currently use at Prestwood IT. Our recommendations include ONLY things we currently use ourselves.​

Prestwood IT Grey Divider 300px
Prestwood IT Grey Divider 300px
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Facebook member? Like to let me know you read this article!
Share this post!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may also enjoy the following:

Scroll to Top