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Reasons your smartphone needs a screen protector



Everyone knows smartphones are on the pricy side and it can be quite frustrating to spend a large chunk of money on one and end up with a scratched or cracked screen. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 5 of many reasons why your smartphone needs a screen protector.

Shatter Resistance

Screen protectors can be shatter resistant but not all screen protectors are shatter resistant. For shatter resistance, tempered glass screen protectors can be very effective protection for your smartphone screen against scratches, cracks and shattering of the screen. Tempered glass screen protectors also help to protect your device further against normal wear and tear.

Preserves Resale Value

Typically, most people use a phone for a year or two before they start thinking of making a change. Regardless of how long you intend to use your smartphone, if you are able to preserve your devices from cracks and scratches, it will contribute positively to its resale value. Ideally, when it comes to resale value, the smartphone devices with little or no scratches on their screens are able to be sold for substantially more. The best way to achieve this is to use a screen protector.

Removes Glare From Light

Smartphones are mobile and for this reason they are likely to be used while on a bus, in a park, outdoors, indoors and basically just about anywhere. Because of this, the glare from light especially when the smartphone is being used outdoors can be quite uncomfortable and can cause eye tension. Anti-glare screen protectors help to take care of this problem by cutting down on the glare and improving screen visibility, thus reducing eye tension.


Having a screen protector can help to keep pesky fingerprint impressions away from your smartphone screen. Anti-fingerprint screen protectors are made from a lipophobic coating that repels skin oils and provides resistance to the appearance and attachment of fingerprints and smudges, making prints on the screen almost invisible from all angles. This helps you to avoid cleaning your screen constantly.

Improves Aesthetics

Who needs a mirror when you have a reflective screen protector? Reflective screen protectors are perfect for serving the dual purpose of protecting your screen and being a mirror that can be used to assess your physical appearance from time to time to be sure that nothing is out of place. When the phone is in use, the reflective screen protector acts like a normal screen, but when the phone is locked or turned off, that’s when it acts like a mirror. The reflective screen protector also has an attractive look that improves the aesthetic appeal of the phone, in addition to protecting your screen from scratches and helping you assess your physical appearance.

Damilola Ojo | PR Associate Jumia Travel

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