How To Avoid Scratches – 3 Things You Should Know By Now.

Doesn’t matter which screen protector that you use, proper care and usage is still needed to prolong the lifespan of the screen protector.

This concept is the same when buying a pair of glasses. Your optician will advise not to clean the lenses, with tissue or paper towels as those materials are too coarse and can cause minor scratches on  the surface of the lenses.

Also due to the environment we live in every day, dust and sand particles will also cause micro-scratches. Over time the lens looses its clarity without proper care.

X.One® screen protectors are no exception to this!

MOHS SCALE OF HARDNESS X ONE ASIA 1Generally X.One® screen protector’s scratch resistant are categorized under 5H and 7H(X.One® Extreme 7H – 4th Generation).

On paper, objects that are below 5H/7H will not scratch the surface of the screen protector under regular day to day usage.  However, this does not mean that the surface will not scratch overtime.

Videos shown below are few of the examples on how we would normally use our screen protector in our daily life.

*Take note that these tests shown are simulation of our daily phone usage and not by deep force or by purpose.

Scenario 1 – Engagement of key with screen device.

As seen in this test, X.One® screen protectors are able to resist key contacts or scratches under normal force.

Scenario 2 – Sliding device on the table.

It is quite common to see where most of us like to place our screen face down towards the table and slide their phones against the the table when reaching for their devices.

Our table is easy to be covered with various dust and particles, and in this test, X.One® screen protector is still able to resist scratches. This action when done overtime, scratches will appear on the screen protector. Hence take special note if this habit always happen.

Scenario 3 – Keys and Coins in Pocket.

The most common scenario of all times. Placing keys and coins with the device into the same pocket. Some of us might also throw our phones into the bag. (most likely to happen with girls)

Results tested as above, it can be seen that X.One® screen protector is not so prone to dents in general use, but this does not mean that it can withstand friction or force for a long period of time without producing any dents or scratches.

So how do I avoid scracthes?

1. Carefully observe your phone usage habits.

Avoid placing coins and keys together with your phone whether be it in the pocket or bag. Sometimes when placed together, these objects will move around. When there is high pressure or friction, sharp objects will cause the screen protector to get scratched or dent.

Also some people might like to stack their devices facing screen-to-screen. This is also not advisable to do so as friction or abrasion from the screen might cause scratches.

2. When cleaning your screen with alcohol – dilute it with water. 

Alcohol has a slight corrosive effect, which may cause the oleophobic coating on the surface of the screen protector to wear off. Once these coating are gone, the surface will get scratched easily.. Therefore, pay special attention to the frequency of cleaning and disinfection with alcohol, and remember to dilute with water.

3. Raised Edge Phone Case.

Getting a phone case that has a higher edge or lips from the screen may prevent direct contact of your screen against the table when placing your screen face down as table tops are easily covered with dust and sand particles.

The reason to have a screen protector on your device is nothing more than to prevent scratches or direct knocks towards your screen. 

Screen protector acts like a shield, sacrificing itself to prevent scratches and knocks from directly hitting the original screen. Hence when used overtime, it is normal to see scratches or dents to form on the screen protector.

Therefore, choosing a screen that can withstand direct impacts, will not break/crack and is scratch-resistant X.One® screen protector will be your ideal shield for your screen.