Liquid screen protectors

hancuriang

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Has anyone tried liquid screen protectors first hand?
I was trying to find a case and browsed pela websites, they also sell liquid screen protectors. You apply the liquid with a cloth or with your finger, wait for the liquid to bond with the glass, and your screen is ready. This liquid only bonds with glass so it doesn’t ruin the chassis. I guess it works by strengthening the glass. It wont affect your screen clarity and touch responsiveness while protects the glass. You cant remove it but you need to reapply the solution once every 8-12 months. I thought it was too good to be true. Do you think its just a gimmick or does it actually work? Several other brands are available but this is the first time i heard about it...

I guess it only protects from fine scratches, but they say this, implying it is supposed to protect the screen from cracking?
What if my screen cracks or breaks while using Canopy?
We offer a Screen Protection Guarantee so if your front device screen does break, we’ll pay for the repairs up to $200 USD :)
If its true then wow....

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I only talk about pela’s since this is what i found, but im asking this about liquid screen protectors in general..
 

DevinNj

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Google videos for “do liquid screen protectors work” you’ll find a ton of information and reviews. You can draw your own conclusions. Me personally, I’ll pass on them.
 
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mjschabow

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I think they both work and provide a false sense of security at the same time. Everything I’ve read is that the help a lot with screen scratches, which is actually pretty awesome. But just don’t go throwing your phone against the wall and expect your screen not to shatter.
 

willmtaylor

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Someone shows up here once every year or two asking about them or claiming their miraculous nature, but the threads never get much traction. I think most hesitate for fear of snake oil—and for good reason, in my opinion.

There was even a thread a few years ago in which someone applied one to his iPhone, and was subsequently denied warranty service.
 
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alpi123

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Liquid screen protectors are a scam.

Now, let me tell you. Even if there was slight protection going on, you won't know when the protector will wear off and damage your actual display. Just get a glass screen protector, a full cover one, and you will even forget that you have it on.
 

hancuriang

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Oh okay guess maybe ill just get a protective film+case+additional grip and not drop my phone...

Just get a glass screen protector, a full cover one, and you will even forget that you have it on.
I dont like tempered glasses, they crack at the first drop when the actual screen wont necessarily crack... youll either have to commit to keep buying or just forget it and be extra careful to never drop it...
 

willmtaylor

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Oh okay guess maybe ill just get a protective film+case+additional grip and not drop my phone...


I dont like tempered glasses, they crack at the first drop when the actual screen wont necessarily crack... youll either have to commit to keep buying or just forget it and be extra careful to never drop it...
Some brands give free or extremely discounted replacements after initial purchase. Glass is only way to go IMHO.

I prefer ThanoTech, but many swear by amFilm.
 

alpi123

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Oh okay guess maybe ill just get a protective film+case+additional grip and not drop my phone...


I dont like tempered glasses, they crack at the first drop when the actual screen wont necessarily crack... youll either have to commit to keep buying or just forget it and be extra careful to never drop it...
If you drop your phone often, you might as well just get a good case to protect it. Also depends on the thickness of the glass protector, usually the best are about 0.3mm or so, but you do you. If you think a film protector is better for you, then go ahead. I personally don't like the feeling of them, I prefer glass ones.
 

DevinNj

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I dont like tempered glasses, they crack at the first drop when the actual screen wont necessarily crack... youll either have to commit to keep buying or just forget it and be extra careful to never drop it...
That's pretty much what they're supposed to do. Take the hit so your screen doesn't. Obviously nothing is infallible a drop is a drop, no matter what method of prevention you use, there's always the risk of screen breakage/physical damage. I rely more on screen protectors to guard against scratches from items in my pocket, than drop protection, as most people do as well. I'm also believer in the cheaper glass protectors, I pay under $10 for packs of 3 or more, they do the same as the more expensive ones (though others will say different). I've never had issues with the cheaper ones from places like Amazon for example.
 
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