Screen Protectors for HTC Mobile Phones
Protecting your HTC mobile phone's screen from scratches, cracks and other damage will keep it looking good, working well and could ultimately save you the cost of replacing the screen. The range of screen protectors for HTC mobile phones offer several different features, including tempered glass or plastic, anti-glare, anti-scratch and anti-shock.
Choosing HTC compatible screen protectors
Mobile phone screen protectors are graded for hardness, with 9H being the hardest level of protection from a screen protector.
To find a screen protector's rating, the 'pencil test' is used. This compares the hardness of a screen's coating compared to a pencil. Pencils, with lead hardness from 6B to 9H, are pressed at a 45 degree angle onto the phone's surface, starting with the lightest and working up to the hardest. The code is the hardest pencil that leaves the surface unscratched.
Screen protectors that are not damaged once all pencils have been pressed on them are given a 9H rating.
Your HTC screen protector's thickness is also an important aspect in protecting the phone's screen. Thickness varies from around 0.2mm to 0.5mm between the different HTC compatible mobile screen protectors. Greater thickness can offer greater strength, but can also affect the sensitivity of the screen.
Glass and plastic screen protectors for HTC
Tempered glass HTC screen protectors are generally around 0.3-0.5 mm thick and plastic HTC screen protectors are usually about 0.1mm. Because of this thickness, glass protectors are raised up higher and this is especially noticeable on the HTC One. The extra thickness of glass screens makes them more robust, and a tempered glass HTC One screen protector will not affect translucence.
Glass screen protectors for HTC One and other HTC mobile phones look more like the original screen than plastic protectors do. When looked at through a tempered glass screen protector, the display remains sharp and vivid and feels smooth. You will not see a matt finish or bubbling with glass, but this often happens with plastic.